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Tech Tips, Tricks & Trivia

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

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This Week I Learned - Week #100

This Week I Learned:

Azure bills VMs by the minute based on size of machine and time running.  An A1 machine (1 core, 1.75 GB ram) will cost you $0.002 US a minute (approx. $0.13 an hour) to run but our largest G5 series machine (32 cores, 448 GB ram) costs $0.13 a minute (approx. $7.80 an hour).

Regardless of which mobile platform you are targeting, you can use Azure as your universal mobile cloud backend

EF7 (Entity Framework) we will be enabling providers that target non-relational data stores, such as Azure Table Storage. EF7 will work on Windows Store, Windows Phone and the Cloud Optimized .NET, Mono (on both Mac and Linux)

modern.IE has a Site Scan tool (scroll to the bottom) among a bunch of other tools that can scan for common coding problems on the client-side. It is an open-source tool that can also be installed offline

* More than four-fifths of Earth's organisms known to make light live in the ocean. More than 90 species of fungi glow in the dark.

* 80% of all antibiotics sold in the US are given to poultry and other livestock.

* Science holds that Earth is 4.6 billion years old, that all life evolved from microbes, and that modern humans first appeared 200,000 years ago - 65 million years after dinosaurs died out - National Geographic

* The Great Indian Bustard, the State Bird of Rajasthan, is critically endangered. The world population of GIB is 150.

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