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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 #262

This Week I Learned -

* 100+ Azure Tips and Tricks

Very Large Databases (VLDB) are now commonly moved to Azure. A fully optimized VLDB migration should achieve around 2TB per hour migration throughput per hour or possibly more. This means the data transfer component of a 20TB migration can be done in approximately 10 hours.

* Azure Backup now supports disks that are larger than 1 TiB (1 TB is the marketing measure of 1000 GB, and 1 TiB is the computer science measure of 1024 GiB).

* Gamification can shape behavior. It can guide you to do certain things in certain ways, and it can encourage certain behaviors. Alexis Ohanian and Steve Huffman, the creators of Reddit, were themselves inspired by a more primitive karma system, on Slashdot.  Union Square Ventures has been investing in companies that incorporated some kind of game play like FourSquare, Duolingo, StackOverflow (which will turn 10 this year). Stack Overflow  today has 250 employees and is profitable

It may take up to 90 days for Facebook to delete all backups of your data on their servers

* As part of the ‘Lamppost-as-a-Platform’ (LaaP) trial, GovTech, the Singapore government agency is testing out various kinds of sensors on lampposts, including cameras that can support backend facial recognition capabilities. These capabilities may be used for performing crowd analytics and supporting follow-up investigation in event of a terror incident.

* In France, 8,00,000 ‘Sophie the giraffe’ baby toys were sold in 2010, more than eight times the numbers of giraffes living in Africa.

* IKEA, Volvo, Tetra Pak. Truecaller and Ericsson are some of the 180 Swedish companies operating in India.

Home to almost seven million people and covering about 650 sq km, Hyderabad once had 7000 lakes, but there are now only about 70
Image captured by Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite
8 Mile (2002) is a semi-autobiographical film based on Eminem

* "In the face of ambiguity, refuse the temptation to guess." - Zen of Python

* "The pursuit of happiness then is a pursuit of your center, the place where you feel a sense of well-being and peace. Finding your happiness is finding this center." - Raji Rajagopalan

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