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Russian hacking? – No. Putin aspired to help, but “NSA has moderate confidence” with a fake seal

2017/01/06
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Fake seal of ODNI

Hurrah!  Russian hacking report is out, and now we finally learned that “Putin … aspired to help President-elect ..”, however “NSA has moderate confidence” in that statement.  Good intelligence work! Putin just ASPIRED something  and now we reading about it in a long-awaited intelligence report. It would be probably cheaper to buy any newspaper in Moscow and learn what Putin aspired, instead of involving hundreds of well-paid agents to do a guess work: Just open the report and search for word “aspired”.  It looks like this report is written by a cheating intern, who needs to write a certain number of pages and had to repeats the same statements several times just to fill in the space. First, let’s…

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Aug 26 SUN – Road to Napoli [… in progress …]

2017/03/25
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[…in progress…] Today we spent almost entire day driving from Pitigliano to Napoli.  We paid €65 cash and left the place around 10:30.  We set GPS to one of the hotels in Napoli from my list, and it showed that we need to drive over 350 km, and if driving nonstop we should arrive at…

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SQL – Count combinations of values in several columns

2017/03/24
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Life is a Passage

You have a large table (in my case it has 8,697,647 records) with an Asset Number and a Business Unit, and you would like to know if any asset has record with multiple Business Units. You can count records of unique Asset/BU combinations, but this is not what you want: SELECT FLNUMB, FLMCU, COUNT(FLAID) AS…

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Cold comparison of Soul destiny under Easter and Western traditions

2017/03/23
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Cold Comparison

Communists abolished the religion in 1917 and advanced a new world vision.  Here, in this cold emotionless article I want to compare several world religions (including communism) in just one aspect – origin and destiny of soul.   Several generations of Soviet people were living and dying without promise of afterlife. How did they do…

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IIS Reverse Proxy. It Even Works. Can’t Modify HTTP Response Headers.

2017/03/22
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IIS-Reverse-Proxy

Description of a Problem You have a custom WEB application that runs inside your enterprise on some internal server and on some custom port.  How to make this application accessible from outside through a published HTTP link on port 80?   Proposed Solution On your production IIS server you create a directory that is accessible from…

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Aug 25 SAT – Agriturismo in Pitigliano [… in progress …]

2017/03/21
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[…in progress…] Today is Saturday.  After breakfast, we checked out, but spent another 45 minutes in the pool.  Guests from yesterday have already left the night before or earlier this morning.  We had the entire property to ourselves. We departed from Agriturismo “La Quiete”  near Cecina at 12:00 noon.  We drove 99 km on a…

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How to Re-Install SQL Server 2008 Evaluation

2017/03/20
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You have 180 days to evaluate.  You can check number of days till expiration:   open your SQL Server Management Studio and widen first line in Help — About box. What if your trial is about to expire, and you need just a few more days to evaluate? You can switch to a free Express edition,…

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2013 July 03-07 – Hiking from Gorham to Wild River Trail – Biking back

2017/03/19
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07-11 First picture of the day

  July 3, Wednesday Around 13:30 on Wednesday things seemed slow enough at work that I saw an opportunity to make an early start for the White Mountains.  I quickly gathered all the things, and departed by 15:00. Around 15:20 a phone call caught me on route 128, and I made a stop on a Rest…

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How to limit a WordPress plugin to just one page?

2017/03/18
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How to limit a WordPress plugin to just one page?

How to limit a plugin to just one page, or a few pages?  How to load a plugin only where you need it? I encountered a problem, where plugin Contact Form 7, if activated, would slow down entire WordPress site to a crawl.  Contact Form 7 is great, and I want to continue to use…

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Aug 24 FRI – Torre del Lago Puccini – Pisa and Agriturismo

2017/03/17
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12-30 Pommery Afar

Today is Friday. We woke up at 7:22, and had a luxury to gather our things slowly. No rush. No hurry. Our next stop is Villa Puccini that is 67 km away. We are now turning back South. Yesterday we reached our North-most point in the trip – Levanto. Today is a beginning of a…

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How to Work with MySQL – Basic Tasks

2017/03/16
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How to Work with MySQL – Basic Tasks

This material is tested with MySQL 5.1 and 5.5 on various Windows versions. This article covers these topics: -010- MySQL Data Location -020- Shortcut to MySQL Command Shell -030- Create a New Database -035- Delete an Existing Database -040- Display a List of All DB Users -050- Display a List of All Tables -060- List…

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Полный и Окончательный Порядок Вещей

2017/03/15
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Try to Straighten up Clouds

Я думаю, что проблема слишком аккуратных и порядочных людей – это вечное стремление к абсотному и окончательному порядку вещей.  Вот только бы достигнуть такого идеального порядка, вот тогда бы… Если же на секунду предположить, что никакого даже близкого приближения к окончательному порядку не существует, то сразу же все встает на свои места.  Буквально.  Порядок – в…

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