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Tech Tips, Tricks & Trivia

by 'Anil' Radhakrishna
An architect's notes, experiments, discoveries and annotated bookmarks.

Search from over a hundred HOW TO articles, Tips and Tricks


This Week I Learned - Week #59

This Week I Learned:
  • Web Performance Zeitgeist - An analysis of the top 1000 websites reveals that images comprise a whopping 57% of the average page’s weight. Third-party calls can make up more than 50% of page requests.
  • According to Facebook, about 10 billion social log-ins were made last year using Facebook identities.
  • CPU-Z is a freeware that gathers information on some of the main devices of your system. Speccy and SIW are similar products that can help manage asset inventory by generating reports.
  • Bangalore-based Infosys got 9,11,220 job applications in the year ended March 31, 2014, almost two-and-half times the previous year. In fiscal 2014, Infosys made a gross addition of 24,517 to its headcount, compared with 22,019 the previous year. But with attrition having increased to 18.7%, from 16.3% the year before, net addition was just 801. Source - Economic Times
  • Only 2% of Indian investors invest in equity
  • HDFC Bank was the only one among a group of ten new private lenders allowed to have its headquarters in Mumbai. The others were asked to have their registered offices outside the large metro cities, keeping in sync with the RBI's focus on spreading banking services across the nation through the slew of new private banks. ICICI Bank Ltd had its registered office in Baroda, Gujarat; Centurion Bank Ltd in Panjim, Goa; Global Trust Bank Ltd in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh; IndusInd Bank Ltd in Pune, Maharashtra; and UTI Bank Ltd (later renamed Axis Bank Ltd) in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Source - A Bank for the Buck
  • A lot of technology goes into the recording of A R Rahman's songs. From his Reddit AMA - "..Roja, was done on a Frostex 16 track with an 18 channel mixer. And then for Boys, I used a Euphonix recorder, System 5 with ProTools hardware. And right now, we are using Manley compression with Logic and ProTools HDX.". He thought he would do one movie and disappear. "But I think life is all about evolving oneself and growing and evoking and discovering, and that is what I have discovered over the course of life."
  • As a percentage of the total country workforce, The United Arab Emirates (UAE) saw the most talent coming into the country with the majority of members coming from India.
  • Emblica officinalis, commonly known as Indian gooseberry or amla, is arguably the most important medicinal plant in the Indian traditional system of medicine, the Ayurveda
  • Although both sexes have it, Adam's apples are considered to be a characteristic feature of adult men.

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