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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 #246

This Week I Learned -

* Load balancing between virtual machines that reside inside of a virtual network (internal load balancing) is free of charge. While the Basic Azure Load Balancer is free of charge, the Standard Azure Load Balancer (currently in Preview) has a charge associated with it.

* The nice thing about Google Cloud Platform documentation is the use of  flowcharts & comparison tables

* Google has scanned more than 80 billion of its Street View images for place and business information. In 2015, Apple deployed its own mysterious fleet of data collection vehicles in cities around the world

* Marie Kondo is a Japanese organizing consultant who developed the KonMari Method, which consists of gathering everything one owns by category and keeping only those things that "spark joy." Kondo’s method transcends the typical “tidying how-to,” as it aims to cultivate a lifestyle that encourages one to cherish the things that bring true joy—a refreshing alternative to today’s mass consumer society.  Marie has captured her years of consulting experience in her best-selling books, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and Spark Joy, which have sold over seven million copies worldwide, been published in more than 40 languages, and been listed as a New York Times’s bestseller for 99 weeks. The book has 12,670+ customer reviews & a current rating of 4.4 on the Amazon US website!

The rivalry between the dairy industry and the oleomargarine industry persists even today.

Pareidolia (parr-i-DOH-lee-ə) is a psychological phenomenon in which the mind responds to a stimulus, usually an image or a sound, by perceiving a familiar pattern where none exists (e.g. in random data).

* Every issue of Mad magazine has a "thought provoking" quote attributed fictionally to Alfred Neuman, its fictional mascot. Most episodes of The Simpsons start with chalkboard gags. The sitcoms created & produced by Chuck Lorre such as The Big Bang Theory end with his "vanity cards". Each vanity card has a different message that usually reads like an editorial, essay, or observation on life.

* India had nearly 60,000 crorepatis by 2014-15, according to data with the Income-Tax Department. According to the 11th edition of the Wealth Report 2017 that tracks the growing super-rich population in 125 cities across 89 countries, India has 2 per cent of world’s millionaires (13.6 million) and 5 per cent of 2,024 billionaires across the world.

Cancer treatment can vary depending on the type, stage and other health factors. The cost of treatment therefore, can also vary between 5 lakh to 20 lakh or more.

* "I am wired on some deep level to seek out something to be worried and obsess about." - Chuck Lorre

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