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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 #194

This Week I Learned -

Azure Analysis Services is built on the proven analytics engine in Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services. Azure Analysis Services delivers enterprise-grade BI semantic modeling capabilities with the scale, flexibility and management benefits of the cloud. Azure Analysis Services helps you transform complex data into actionable insights.

We can now access video and audio and use WebRTC to build a live video-chat web apps directly in the browser, no native app or plugin required. We can build progressive web apps that bring users an almost native app experience, with a launch icon, notifications, offline support and more. Using geolocation, battery status, ambient light detection, Bluetooth and the physical web, we can even go beyond responsive web design and build websites that will automagically adapt to users' needs and context.

Google is steadily moving to a mobile-only world. In a mobile-only world, the relevance of local search is even higher.

Mobile pages make an average of 214 server requests, and nearly half of all server requests are ad-related.

* ...three conditions that sociologists since the 1950s have considered crucial to making close friends: proximity; repeated, unplanned interactions; and a setting that encourages people to let their guard down and confide in each other

..we eat with our eyes, hearts, and cultural norms, and neglect to pay attention to how we actually feel when we are eating...people overwhelmingly focus on a) the fear of being hungry and b) value for money, which both lead to choosing large portions.

For any...occasion or milestone, Parsis, the Zoroastrians of India, scrupulously avoid fasting, proscribed in their religion as a sin. Food...in many cases is quite literally written into their names. Indeed, Parsi surnames provide a veritable smorgasbord of edible associations...in 1939, Gandhi caused Parsis to confront the unthinkable - bidding adieu to their beloved Parsi pegs - as he pushed Bombay's government to adopt prohibition. Outraged community leaders creatively argued that a dry law would violate their religious rights and accused the Mahatma of "racial discrimination".

Steve Jobs hated buttons.

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