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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 #103

This Week I Learned -

4.9M organizations are using Azure AD to manage > 430M identities

In mono/master 1,251 classes have been replaced with Microsoft's open sourced ones. With over 144 patches to MS reference source.

NetWorxBitMeter OS are free tools that offer bandwidth monitoring and usage reporting

* Amazon's Cloud Drive 5 GB plan which was free earlier is no longer available and has been replaced with a free 3-month trial of one of the Unlimited plans. Access to existing files has not changed. This could impact the Send to Kindle by E-mail feature

* 10% of Amazon's total revenues come from AWS' revenues

On October 24, 2012 Corning announced that over one billion mobile devices used Gorilla Glass. Gorilla Glass 3 is up to three times more scratch-resistant than the previous version

* A 64-GB iPhone 5s costs $218 to manufacture and retails at $849.

* Section 66A of the Information Technology Act 2000 which curbs the freedom of speech of Indians has been struck down by the Supreme Court of India after a 24-year old law student Shreya Singhal filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in 2012.

* India is currently ranked 142nd among 189 countries in the ease-of-doing business index

* The website of National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL), a joint initiative of IITs and IISc funded by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India, has 860+ courses as of Feb 2015

* Elevated metro costs 200 crore/km to construct, Underground Metro costs Rs 450 crore/km, Light rail (surface) costs Rs 60 crore/km while Bus Rapid Transit takes 15-20 crores/km

* Dr B.R.Ambedkar, the Father Of Indian Constitution, was defeated by an obscure milkman named Kajrolkar in the first General elections of India, held in 1952.

* Freak floods have swamped Chile's Atacama desert. The heavy rains came after several days of high temperatures and a drought that stoked raging wildfires in Chile’s south-central regions.

* Earthquake-prone Chile is no stranger to the forces of nature - The Guardian

* The governments of Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, and Abu Dhabi and Dubai, the two largest emirates, have provided about $39 billion in subsidies to the airlines -- Qatar, the flag carrier of Qatar; and Etihad and Emirates, flag carriers of the UAE - The Street

* The trouble with socialist policies is you eventually run out of other people's money to distribute - Margaret Thatcher

* "I don't need you to remind me of my age, I have my bladder to do it for me" - Stephen Fry

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