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Quick tournament link, 3/7

Nathaniel is active in a tournament this weekend. Convenient link to his bracket:

Ben is waiting for the youth track season to start.

Intel hosts Xen Project Hackathon, April 28-29 in Shanghai

I am pleased to announce the next Xen Project Hackathon to be held this spring.  Although we call it a Hackathon, the event consists of several parallel sessions in which Xen Project developers will create, discuss and review designs and changes that impact Xen’s architecture. We’ll perform code reviews, discuss our future roadmap, work on improving the development process, tackle debug problems in the code base and cover other development related topics. Sessions are very interactive: typically there are no presentations.

mysql – GTID replication

GTID replication is new in mysql 5.6 and adds an unique ID to every transaction on the database. That transaction ID is then used to ensure the transaction is applied on the slave. So this removes the need to know where the master is in which logfile. GTID ensures there is consistency and automatically determines at which transaction the slave is at and which transaction is next on the list.

On Blogging (Briefly)

I gave a presentation today on the methods and reasons of blogging for Delphix Engineering.

One of my points was that presentations make for simple blog posts–practice what you preach!

How to merge or split pdf files using convert

convert is a member of the ImageMagick software suite for image manipulation. Two of my earlier posts dealt with using convert to slice and resize an image. It is a lesser-known fact that convert also works with pdf files.

Oracle Partner Network (OPN) Website Has Gone Mobile

We are pleased to announce the initial launch of the OPN Website's mobile responsive interface. This design refresh aligns the website with Oracle.com and the OPN Solutions Catalog supporting an “Anywhere, Any Device” user experience for tablets and smartphones.

2 Minutes on Software in Silicon

At the last Oracle OpenWorld Larry Ellison introduced the Oracle Software in
Silicon technology coming soon: Oracle engineered the silicon and version 12C of the database to work
together. This is literally putting some of the Oracle database software
directly into silicon. It's hardware, software and silicon engineered to work together! Watch the 50-seconds video here.

How to update a MySQL table with data from itself

Suppose I want to update a MySQL table with data that refers to the same table. To make it easier to follow along, I will use the following actual WordPress administration scenario. My task is to copy the attributes of a WordPress theme named decode to its child theme named decode-child. Theme attributes are stored in the MySQL table wp_options. The table has 2 relevant fields:

  1. option_name

looking for Java stacktrace samples

I am currently working on log normalization as well as improvements for rsyslog's imfile. Among the things that regularly come up on the rsyslog mailing list is support for multi-line logs and Java stack traces in general.I would like to see what I can do to improve processing of these. To do so, I need a set of samples of such logs. As such, I look for people who would like to contribute log records for my research.

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