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Oracle Data Placement on XtremIO

Many customers these days are implementing Oracle on XtremIO so they benefit from excellent, predictable performance and other benefits such as inline compression and deduplication, snapshots, ease of use etc.

CVE-2015-0235: Replacing the CloudStack systemvm template

Due to the Ghost bug aka CVE-2015-0235, we had to upgrade 500+ system vm’s. We’re running CloudStack 4.4.2. The version of the systemvm template it uses was 4.4.1 and so we created 4.4.2 and used that instead. It was quite some work to get it done so we thought it was worth sharing how we […]

Username and password with wget/curl

To download a url with basic authentication we need to pass username & password.
To acheive this functionality with wget or curl observer following examples:
With curl:
$ curl -u 'username:password' ''
With wget:
$ wget --user='username' --password='password' ''
Wget with cookie:

Python – remove first and last character

By using slicing technique we can remove first ans last character from a string.
Observe following example for more details:

>>> input = "abcd"
>>> input[1:-1]

In above example I removed a and d from input string (‘abcd’) with input[1:-1], so out our output is ‘bc’.

Xen Project @ FOSDEM

Going to FOSDEM’15? Well, you want to check out the schedule of the Virtualization & IaaS devroom then, and make sure you do not miss the talks about Xen.

Here they are the talks, in some more details:

Using Astral from a known location

I’ve been working out a minor idea involving the control of some household actions based on local time, but relative to sunrise and sunset rather than a naive time of day. Simon Kennedy’s Astral is a Python module that can compute these times, but its examples focus on retrieval of locations from major cities. Most places aren’t major cities in the module’s list, so I spent a little time to read the source to determine what other entry points were enabled.

Using gdebi to install and resolve dependencies for a local deb file

Debian comes with over 37,500 packages in its default distribution. Yet, occasionally, we still need to install a package which has not made it into the default distribution. If your current system already has all the prerequisite packages installed, then life is good. You simply download the deb file, and install it with the dpkg command: $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo dpkg -i somelocal.deb

CES 2015: Smart Cars are the New Smart Phone

This is a reprint of the following article by Alex Agizim, VP, CTO Embedded Systems at GlobalLogic

“Smart car” technology had a huge presence at CES 2015, from BMW’s 360-degree collision avoidance and parking assist features to Audi’s Human Machine Interface (HMI) that connects to an iPhone or Android device. And with both Apple and Google jumping into the market with their CarPlay and Android Auto IVI systems, the automotive industry is on the brink of some significant changes.

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:

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