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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 #111

This Week I Learned -

* Unlike a virtualized application includes not only the application - which may be only 10s of MB - and the necessary binaries and libraries, but also an entire guest operating system, the Docker Engine container comprises just the application and its dependencies. It runs as an isolated process in userspace on the host operating system, sharing the kernel with other containers. Thus, it enjoys the resource isolation and allocation benefits of VMs but is much more portable and efficient.

* The reason Myntra wants its customers to transact only from apps is that consumer data is most valuable when tied to specific individuals, as it enables a closer tracking of user behaviour. It is also why Google, Facebook, and other tech companies want your mobile number. It is also why Google, Facebook, and other tech companies want your mobile number The Hindu

* 40% of railway tickets & 60% of flight tickets are booked through e-ticketing - Ravi Shankar Prasad, Telecom Minister, India in a TV interview

* Of the 750 million plus cellphone users in India, less than 30% use Internet on their phones

* If you like to work while standing you are have joined other proponents like Mark Zuckerberg, Leonardo da Vinci, Ernest Hemmingway & Charles Dickens

* California farmers produce more than a third of the America’s vegetables and two-thirds of its fruits and nuts. To do that, they use nearly 80 percent of all the water consumed in the state - NY Times

* United States (9,833,000 km²) is 2.99 times as big as India (3,287,263 km²).

* What Homer Simpson thinks of India:
Flanders (offering his dog to Homer): I'll pay for all the shots
Homer: (Dog) Shots? What is she going to India?  (at 15:45)

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