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Tech Tips, Tricks & Trivia

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

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


This Week I Learned - Week #77

This Week I Learned:
  • jQAPI.com  provides a quick way to browse jQuery documentation. It is very nice of them that they offer a downloadable copy of the site for offline reference. Local version of jqapi.com needs to run on a web server to work in Chrome or else the  --allow-file-access-from-files flag has to be used to run it within Chrome
  • To edit a date within a cell in a Google Spreadsheet using a date-picker, double click on that cell.
  • Apple relies more on people finding bugs than using automation-testing technology, according to former employees. Apple also relies heavily on outside developers to test early versions of the software to report glitches that can be fixed. Apple has a committee to determine what bugs need to be fixed called the Bug Review Board, known internally as BRB. "...software updates -- are a strength for Apple and something that is easier for them than for almost any other device or operating system maker, because Apple has full control of the hardware and the software," - Bloomberg
  • Google was 17th search engine to enter the market in 1998
  • Most Internet users will never see 1e100.net, a Google-owned domain name used to identify their servers but it gets used in the background.
  • VS Sudhakar who had founded FabMart.com in 1999, is one of the founders of online grocery store BigBasket
  • India's Mars Orbiter Mission successfully entered Mars' orbit Wednesday morning, becoming the first nation to arrive on its first attempt. Of the 51 missions attempted so far by various countries, a mere 21 had succeeded.
  • Unlike in India, nutrition labeling is mandatory in the US for most processed foods.  The ingredients have to be listed in descending order (the ingredient which is present in the greatest quantity is to be listed first). The processed food market accounts for 32% of the total food market in India (as of 2012) and it is only set to grow with increased urbanisation. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or USFDA), the federal agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, determines – based on the best science available – if there is a reasonable certainty of no harm to consumers due to food products. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (fssai) is the official body that sets food standards.

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