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Tech Tips, Tricks & Trivia

by 'Anil' Radhakrishna
A seasoned developer's little discoveries and annotated bookmarks.

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


This Week I Learned - Week #89

This Week I Learned -

- Azure has more than 18 billion authentications per week - Azure November 2014 Newsletter

They have about 5000 unit tests for WinJS (in July '14)

- All popular browsers now support the async attribute for external scripts  

Google Safe Browsing utility warns users of Chrome, Firefox & Safari when they visit malicious sites

Libscore is a tool that explores the popularity of third-party JavaScript libraries

YouTube takes as much as 49 percent of the ad revenue generated by independent content creators. Susan Wojcicki, the chief executive of YouTube was employee No. 16 at Google. She settled on technology after a stint as a photographer at an English-language newspaper in India. She helped recruit and train Sheryl Sandberg, who is now the chief operating officer of Facebook. In 2005, she was a leader of Google’s first foray into video, a short-lived product that came to be known as Google Video...Google Video was getting crushed by a competing start-up, and Ms. Wojcicki thought it was too late to catch up. So she encouraged Mr. Page and Mr. Brin to scrap Google Video and buy that start-up, YouTube, for $1.65 billion. Silicon Valley legend has it that Google was started in Ms. Wojcicki’s garage in Menlo Park in 1997. This is not the whole truth. The company’s founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, also rented three of her four bedrooms.  - NY Times

Windows Phone 8 Emulator runs as a virtual machine on Hyper-V, the virtualization technology for Windows 8. To run the emulator, your computer must meet the requirements to run Hyper-V 

.as people become richer they consume more space, just as they consume more energy, more goods and more services.

- It is estimated that 93% of people who live in fast-growth emerging markets around the world do not have a credit card (Source: Measuring Financial Inclusion, The Global Findex Database)


The Indian rupee fell from Rs 35 to 49 per dollar between 1997 and 2001. When the US Fed indicated higher interest rate in August 2013, a tidal wave of dollars exited all emerging markets. This took the rupee from Rs 55 to Rs 68 per dollar and the Sensex crashed - Swaminomics

- India accounts for approximately 30% of the global demand for gold,

- "There has been the odd occasion when a Maharana Pratap, a Lachchit Borphukan and a Shivaji momentarily turned the tables against superior foes. Overall, however, defeat and submission are conditions that are seeped into the larger Indian consciousness. It is the long tradition of defeat that made Mahatma Gandhi's non-violent battle all the more significant. Gandhi's achievement was two-fold.First, he neatly converted a political movement into a moral war that his adversary just could not win. Secondly, he removed fear from the minds of a people that had hitherto experienced subjecthood, not citizenship. A history that is born of defeat needs to be an unending work in progress" - Swapan Dasgupta

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