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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 #267

This Week I Learned -

General availability (GA) of the Azure Database Migration Service was announced recently at the Microsoft Build 2018 Conference.

To ensure that the Azure Database Migration Service runs smoothly when performing database migrations, Azure Virtual Network (VNET) Network Security Group rules should not block the following communication ports 443, 53, 9354, 445, 12000.

RPO of backup solutions are most dependent on the backup policies.  For example, if someone setups up a daily backup policy, then the RPO is closer to a day.

Fallacy of Sunk Costs - “I’m halfway done with college. This is so tough, and It’s not nearly as fun as I thought it would be, but I don’t know. I guess I’ll finish it and get my degree.”

When scientists injected brain molecules from trained snails to untrained snails, the animals behaved as if they had experienced the training.

“I’m Puerto Rican with an abundance of thick black hair, so I try to avoid stores where I’ll stick out — mostly small, locally owned stores (which is difficult because I’m a strong proponent of buying local). When I contemplate entering one of these stores, a million questions run through my mind: Will they serve me? Will they be rude? Will they shadow me? Will they ask me if I am ‘lost’?”

Google data archive was much larger than my Facebook file — about 12 times larger, in fact — but it was also packed with fewer unpleasant surprises. Whenever I was perturbed by parts of my Google data, like a record of the Android apps I had opened over the past several years, I was relieved to find out I could delete the data. In contrast, when I downloaded my Facebook data, I found that a lot of what I saw could not be purged.

* Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley is best known for her Gothic novel Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus (1818). She also edited and promoted the works of her husband, the Romantic poet and philosopher Percy Bysshe Shelley.

* World's first-ever charitable trust was set up by Jamsetji Tata in 1892, a long time before the Andrew Carnegie Trust (1901), the Rockefeller Foundation (1913), the Ford Foundation (1936) and the Lord Lever Hulme Trust (1925).

The Government of India has recently legislated that 2% of the net profits earned by the corporates must be spent on CSR.

* The $16 billion acquisition of Flipkart by Walmart is the largest deal Walmart has done till date and also the largest ecommerce acquisition in the world.

* Tamil is an official language of two countries: Sri Lanka and Singapore. It has official status in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu and the Indian Union Territory of Puducherry. It is used as one of the languages of education in Malaysia, along with English, Malay and Mandarin. It is one of the 22 scheduled languages of India.

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