Analyzing WordPress Hook Usage with Azure Data Lake - 2017-06-14 09:02:28

WordPress provides a large number of hooks that allow plugins to extend and modify its behavior. A few months ago, I was curious about which of these hooks are popular, and which of them are hardly ever used. I was also looking for an excuse to give Microsoft’s Data Lake Analytics a spin. U-SQL looked especially attractive as it brought back fond memories of petabyte-scale data crunching at Bing.

Migrating Data Between Azure Subscriptions - 2016-11-29 09:06:52

It’s been two years since I left Microsoft, and they finally decided to cancel my free employee Azure account. It was fun while it lasted, but now I have to move my data to a regular paid account. I looked through the FAQs and contacted support for the easiest way to do this, and unfortunately there is no officially recommended solution for moving storage accounts between different subscriptions. I found some Windows-only tools that may have done the job, but I wanted a solution that would run on any platform.