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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 #179

This Week I Learned -

* Currently there are 34 Azure regions around the world with 28 generally available—more than any other major cloud provider.  UK South and UK West are the latest Azure regions to be generally available.

In addition to being a company, Docker is also an open source project that facilitates the process of deploying and managing containers. Windows containers are now part of that project, with Docker working to fully integrate Windows containers into the Docker ecosystem.

Uber now has a 17.7 percent stake in Didi, which has invested at least $25 million in Ola. Indirectly, Uber now has a share in Ola.

* Many users of the Dropbox file-storage service got prompted to change their passwords last month after it was revealed that a 2012 security breach had resulted in 68 million Dropbox users having their account login information stolen. Files on Dropbox’s servers are encrypted with the 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (A.E.S.), which is an algorithm developed by the United States government for use with secure and classified data - NY Times

* Of the top 10 apps downloaded from the Google Play store in India, seven are from Jio family. WhatsApp is placed at third spot and Facebook is at 12th spot. MyJio app takes the top spot on the store while JioCinema is at second spot, revealed the top charts ranking on Google Play. JioTV takes the fourth place, JioNet fifth, JioJoin sixth, JioMusic seventh and JioMags bags the 10th place on Google Play - The Hindu

* Egg yolks have historically been identified as unhealthy because of their high cholesterol content. But, it turns out that dietary cholesterol doesn't have as great of an impact on blood cholesterol — saturated and trans fats are more cause for concern, and eggs contain only a small amount of saturated fats....Some people use egg yolks as treatments for split ends, dull or dry locks, and for strengthening weak strands.  - Go Ask Alice!

The co-founder and CEO of Netflix, Reed Hastings, was motivated to start the now booming business after he incurred a $40 late fee on a VHS copy of Apollo 13 - Go Ask Alice!

* An airplane's blackbox is painted orange

* "All I desire for my own burial, is not to be buried alive" - Lord Chesterfield

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