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DEC
4
2020
Advent of Code 2020 - Day 3
Dylan Smith
Day 3 Solution. Some infinite char grids, int overflows, and a new Multiply() method;
DEC
2
2020
Advent of Code 2020 - Day 2
Dylan Smith
Day 2 solution with a new ParseLines() extension method, some Tuples, and the XOR operator
DEC
1
2020
Advent of Code 2020 - Day 1
Dylan Smith
There was a slight hiccup with the Advent Of Code site going down right at launch today. Within about 5-6 minutes they had solved the problem, and the site author gave a couple comments about it on reddit:
NOV
24
2020
Advent of Code 2020 - C# Framework
Dylan Smith
Advent Of Code 2020 is just around the corner. This year my hope is to create a short video after solving each day to show off my solution. Here's an intro video where I walk-through the framework/GUI I've created where I write and run my code.
NOV
18
2020
Allocating a Serverless Database in SQL Azure
Simon Timms
I'm pretty big on the SQL Azure Serverless SKU. It allows you to scale databases up and down automatically within a band of between 0.75 and 40 vCores on Gen5 hardware. It also supports auto-pausing which can shut down the entire database during periods of inactivity. I'm provisioning a bunch of databases for a client and we're not sure what performance tier is going to be needed. Eventually we may move to an elastic pool but initially we wanted to allocate the databases in a serverless configuration so we can ascertain a performance envelope. We wanted to allocate the resources in a terraform template but had a little trouble figuring it out.

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