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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 #108

This Week I Learned -

* Chrome has 4 Release channels - Stable, Beta, Dev, Canary

How-Old.net uses Microsoft’s newly released Face detection API to let users upload a picture and have the API predict the age and gender of any faces recognized in that picture.

* Google has added the ability for users to export and download their search histories

* With his creation of Google Takeout, a unified site for exporting user data from multiple services like Gmail and Google Photos, Googler Brian Fitzpatrick has shown that you don’t need power to drive strategy

* Notice on Visual Studio Code home page - "When this tool crashes, we automatically collect crash dumps so we can figure out what went wrong. If you don’t want to send your crash dumps to Microsoft, don't install this tool."

* The banana plant is the largest herbaceous flowering plant and is mistaken for a tree. India is the largest producer of bananas - Wikipedia

* The Bhagwa variety of pomegranate has a tough skin that is naturally resistant to pests & prevents it from spoiling longer than other types of pomegranates

* When you put a deposit in an Indian bank, the bank has to invest some of it (21.5%) in government bonds.

* Lightning detection systems can cost up to $12,000

* "It always seems impossible until it is done" - Nelson Mandela

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