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A Personal Victory: Oracle Database Sample Schemas are on GitHub

For anyone who ever deleted a row from a table in Oracle's Sample
HR schema and wanted it back, help is nearby. You no longer have to
download the full "Oracle Database 12c Release 1 Examples" zip
(499,228,127 bytes worth for the Linux bundle) and run the Oracle
installer. Now you can clone our href="" >GitHub
db-sample-schema repository and run the creation SQL scripts in

This new repository installs these six sample schemas:

Future of Xen Project: Video Spotlight Interview with Intel’s Donald Dugger

Intel’s Virtualization Architect Donald Dugger started working on Xen Project software eight years ago. We recently interviewed Don to find out why Intel continues to support, contribute and invest in the Xen Project. One of the first companies to contribute to hardware-assisted virtualization, today Intel remains equally focused on actively promoting open source virtualization. The company continually adds new virtualization features in its CPUs and is constantly evolving its virtualization support.

Converged Infrastructure – Powering a New Generation of Enterprise IT

Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance Sales Training
With the pace of change in today’s business environment accelerating so rapidly, data centre agility and flexibility have become business-critical.To succeed, businesses must be able to deploy innovative applications and react to changes in market conditions at a moment’s notice.

Introducing node-oracledb - a Node.js driver for Oracle Database

When we announced we were working on a Node.js driver for Oracle
Database, it was to a large, enthusiastic audience at Oracle
OpenWorld. I'm excited to let you know we have just pushed
node-oracledb to >GitHub.

Node.js is an upcoming, open source, cross-platform runtime
environment for writing server-side and networking applications in

The Easiest Way to Enable Oracle Database Application Development on Mac OS X

tl;dr Your OS X applications can connect to Oracle Database as if
it was running natively on OS X if you simply run Oracle Database in a
VirtualBox VM with port forwarding enabled (easy).

To work backwards through the installation process: in the Network
window of the VirtualBox GUI, I enable a NAT Network adapter.

How I Enable Autostarting of Oracle Database for Demonstrations and Development

Here are the steps I have been using to enable autostarting of
Oracle Datbase Enterprise Edition 10g, 11g or 12c during boot time of
Oracle Linux 5 and 6. I also use these steps with Oracle Linux
7. These steps are useful for the kinds of demonstration and
development setups that I typically need.

These steps are not needed for Oracle XE, since its install will
prompt whether to autostart the DB and will configure the system

NetApp OpenStack Deployment and Operations Guide for OpenStack Juno release

This is an excellent document that provides in-depth technical information on our FAS, E-series and EF Series systems integration into the various OpenStack modules. See attached. openstack-deployment-ops-guide (pdf)

Python – get system hostname

By using socket.gethostname() we can get hostname of system:
>>> import socket
>>> socket.gethostname()
There is one more way to get hostname is by using platform.node():

Ubuntu – apt-get auto complete not working

To fix apt-get auto complete issue we need to edit /etc/bash.bashrc file.
Open /etc/bash.bashrc file with any text editor, here I am using vim.
$ vim /etc/bash.bashrc
Now search for below lines in /etc/bash.bashrc file:

Get pid, user and command for the particular port in illumos

While the Solaris has the updated netstat with -u flag, illumos requires certain improvements in sockinfo, and possibly, rpcbind (tcpConnCreationProcess shows the old PID for rpcbind, until it did not become a demon). With help of pfiles is possible to obtain the desired information about pid for particular port, so I wrote a small pfiles-based utility which allows to determine the PID, user and command for the particular port:
# ./ptcpstat
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