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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 #174

This Week I Learned -

* Azure in-place virtual machine migration eliminates virtual machine reboots during critical security updates for host operating systems. Critical security updates for host operating systems previously caused a reboot. Now, most virtual machines benefit from Azure in-place virtual machine migration that only pauses them for up to 30 seconds, while the local temporary disk and memory state are preserved. 

Azure Security Center helps you take control of cloud security policies, monitor the current security of your Azure resources, and detect and respond to active attacks.

Powershell command to view the Fault Domains and Update Domains for ARM VMs -

PS C:\> $AS = Get-AzureRmAvailabilitySet -ResourceGroupName "RGEastUSMinecraft"

PS C:\> $AS.VirtualMachinesReferences | ForEach { $VMResource =(Get-AzureRmResource -Id $_.id);


MariaDB is an open source relations database that can bsed as an enhanced, drop-in replacement for MySQL. Notable users include Wikipedia, Google & Facebook. The latest versions of MariaDB include GIS & JSON features.

Some devices do not fully support modern HTTPSThe vast majority of unencrypted end user traffic originating from a set of surveyed Google services comes from mobile devices. Certain countries and organizations block or otherwise degrade HTTPS traffic

Apple.com & Microsoft.com do not support Default HTTPS (i.e the site does not redirect HTTP requests to a HTTPS URL)

You can get free certificates for any use from Let’s Encrypt

Accelerated Mobile Pages Project, is an open source initiative from Google to improve the mobile web experience for everyone.

In the exam for constable posts being conducted by the Telangana State Public Service Commission (TSPSC), around 2.68 lakh candidates will compete for the 477 vacancies of which 32,346 candidates are engineering graduates, 2,511 hold a M.Tech degree and 11,703 candidates have MBA degree. Officials are not surprised with engineers and M.Tech degree holders applying as similar trend was seen in other recruitment examinations as well. Increased desire for Government jobs is a big reason while improved access to higher education is another factor, says a senior teacher of Osmania University. Most of these engineering graduates are the beneficiaries of expansion of engineering education and MBA colleges and the fee reimbursement scheme - The Hindu

Built in 1929, the first Parle factory built in Mumbai’s suburb Vile Parle is shutting down soon. Today, with the Rs. 10,000 crore company’s vast array of eatables across the chocolate, baked goods, drinks and confectionaries categories – like the Parle-G biscuits, Frooti, Melody chocolates, Mango Bite candies, Monaco, KrackJack, Hide & Seek, Bourbon, Appy, Parle Poppins and the pocket-friendly Kismi, Parle holds a staggering 40 percent share in the biscuit market and a 15 percent share of the total confectionery market in India.

What began as a single race has now grown to a 306 events sporting spectacle in 42 sports disciplines. Over 10,500 athletes from 207 countries are expected to participate in the XXXI Olympiad at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is the first time it’s being held in South America.

Bust-out fraud consists of an initial phase where the individual works to develop the card issuer’s trust and a strong credit profile with the goal of opening numerous accounts and receiving credit line increases so that more funds are available for the second phase of the fraud, where the individual makes transactions that he or she doesn’t plan to repay i.e. After credit is built, the "bust-out" takes place.

Garry Trudeau is the Pulitzer Prize cartoonist, creator of the comic strip Doonesbury, which appears daily in over 1,400 newspapers. In 1975, Garry Trudeau became the first comic strip artist ever to be awarded a Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning. Doonesbury is "a comic strip that began life, when I was in college, as a one-off. It was a sports strip that was about a particularly outstanding football player on my college campus. And it caught the eye of a syndicate chief, who wrote me in my junior year and said, "How would you like to do this for a living?" So, that’s the—I didn’t have a particularly long period of paying dues. I jumped in right after graduation, and I’ve been writing this daily comic strip, which was about collegiate life, but which became about the broader world and all the many issues I’m interested in."

"Traditionally, satire has comforted the afflicted while afflicting the comfortable" - Garry Trudeau, cartoonist, Doonesbury

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