TWIL - Week #24
This Week I Learned:
Tools & Services:
Tools & Services:
- DbVisualizer generates better database diagrams than SQL Server Management Studio. It also lets you export the diagram to JPG, GIF, PNG, SVG & PDF format files.
- You can take any bit.ly link and add a + symbol to the end to see stats and details about the link.
- Site44 turns Dropbox folders into websites. You can edit your HTML locally, and your website will always be up-to-date. With their Starter plan, they offer free hosting for one free website with a data transfer limit of 100MB/month
- 35 million people worldwide live with Alzheimer's disease. The onset of the disease is most likely to occur after the age of 60 years. While age is generally considered to be the primary reason, stroke that leads to vascular dementia is the second major known contributor to the disease. (Source: Times of India)
- Dentists suggest brushing twice a day, for two minutes each time. If you can only do it once, bedtime is best, since that is when your mouth salivates less, allowing cavity-causing substances to take hold. Rinsing after sipping sugary drinks is always a good idea. (Source: WSJ)
- The power of the Internet to build public opinion is making Governments frame new laws to keep their countrymen under control. A new law in China stipulates that a person would be punished if a rumour posted by him/her is retweeted more than 500 times on the Twitter-like Sina Weibo site. Section 66A of India's Information Technology [IT] Act is sweeping in its powers - it can send a person to jail for three years for sending an email or other electronic message that "causes annoyance or inconvenience". It is controversial as "the phraseology of Section 66A is so wide and vague and incapable of being judged on objective standards that it is susceptible to wanton abuse". Section 66A makes certain kinds of speech-activities ("causing annoyance") illegal if communicated online, but legal if that same speech-activity is published in a newspaper.
- Despite having the third largest coal reserves in the world, India has currently become a massive coal importer.
- Film critic, Khalid Mohammed calls The Lunchbox a "tasteful take on an ageless metropolis malaise: coping with loneliness in a crowd."