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Call Bill Dodd to support SB 31

No California Data for Religious Registries: Support S.B. 31

California must not be complicit in any attempt by the federal government to create lists or registries of individuals based on their religious beliefs. 244 more words

Determining a setting for Cost threshold for parallelism

The cost threshold for parallelism option specifies the threshold at which SQL Server creates and runs parallel plans for queries. SQL Server creates and runs a parallel plan for a query only when the estimated cost to run a serial plan for the same query is higher than the value set in…

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Matching the ESX and storage LUNs

It has been always a problem to match LUNs on ESX to LUNs on a storage. Eventually I wrote a short script to make this work way easier 182 more words


Fixing You, Fixing Me

You can not fix people. The truth is, tempting as it may be, fixing others is not your job. People are going to do things that irritate you. 631 more words


Reagent Solutions Maker

The Reagent Solutions Maker is a new tool available now in the Tools section of Minerazzi at


The tool is not really relevant to information retrieval, but the algorithm that runs behind it describes a useful pattern applicable to many fields and disciplines, including IR. 144 more words

Data Mining

Rapid Virtual Machine Deployment using Azure Managed Disks

With the recent release of generally available Managed Disks, the ability to rapidly deploy virtual machines using these disks has been greatly improved.

Below is a simple script to create a snapshot of an ARM virtual machine, create a Managed Disk from that snapshot and deploy as a new virtual machine. 227 more words