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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 #272

This Week I Learned -

If you use less than the given size, then Azure Unmanaged Disks will cost less than Azure Managed Disks. If you use more, then Managed Disks cost will be less than unmanaged disks.

Data is Plenty, and Insights are Shallow: A RightScale post from November 2017 states that about $10 billion is wasted each year across AWS, Azure and Google. Another report by BusinessInsider from Dec 2017 proclaims that “companies waste $62 billion on the cloud by paying for capacity they don’t need”.

GCPing.com can be used to measure your latency to GCP regions

* Through ad personalization, Google makes your ads more useful on Google services (ex: Search, YouTube), and on websites & apps that partner with Google to show ads.

Machines are constantly monitoring everything we do online and how we use hardware. There is no opt-out there.

NtechLab's facial recognition algorithms can recognize a person’s ethnicity

Phrenology is the study of skulls. Phrenology is outdated today, but it was a popular area of study in the nineteenth century. It was considered a "pseudoscience," or false science, even at the time, yet phrenology was taken seriously by some psychiatrists and neurologists, who would feel a patient's head for bumps they believed revealed aspects of personality, character, and health - Vocabulary.com

Embrace the fact that you are the pilot of your career. No one else has direct access to your ambitions, interests, and values, and no one is going to take you by the hand and help you create a fulfilling career. The more you practice career crafting, the better you get at it.

* In the United States, the Federal Government is described as an alphabet soup on account of the multitude of agencies that it has spawned, including the NSA, CIA, FBI, USSS, ATF, DEA, EPA, NCIS, IRS and INS.

* The 1.5 kg ostrich egg contains the largest existing single cell currently known while the bee hummingbird produces the smallest known bird egg, which weighs half a gram.

Uber Movement uses anonymized, collated data of rides on its platform since 2016 to show travel duration between locations over time

* Only 25% of India's workforce is female and 97 per cent of all female worker activity is in the informal sector, according to a McKinsey report

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