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by 'Anil' Radhakrishna
A seasoned developer's little discoveries and annotated bookmarks.

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Domestic Flight Ticket Booking Sites - India

 Notable flight booking sites for travel within India -Booking.com (Founded in 1996 in Amsterdam)Cleartrip (acquired by Flipkart in 2021)EaseMyTrip (2008)ExpediaFlipkart Travel (parent company founded in 2007; )goibiboIRCTC.co.inixigoMakeMyTrip (founded in the year 2000 by Deep Kalra)redBus (founded in 2006, acquired by ibibogroup)Via (incorporated...

This Week I Learned - Week #29 2021

This Week I Learned - * Some websites use CSS property user-select: none; to prevent the text of an element from being selected. Changing it to user-select: text; through browser Developer Tools can enable selection.* Microsoft uses more than 30 viability and risk-based criteria to evaluate the placement of each of the three Availability Zones to identify...

Persepolis - The Story of a Childhood and The Story of a Return

Marjane Satrapi's memoir Persepolis in the form of powerful drawings in black & white is like nothing I've seen before. She prefers to call it a comic book rather than a graphic novel. This comic book collection (from 2000 & 2004) has also been made into a 96-minute animated movie in 2007 and both  the formats have won rave reviews. The Iran-born...

This Week I Learned - Week #28 2021

This Week I Learned - * For customers looking to leverage the new West US 3 datacenter region and Availability Zones, Azure offers region portability for multiple resources with Azure Resource Mover.* There are more than 270+ instance types available in AWS with 400+ variations and nearly 350 VM sizes in Azure* YUM (​Yellowdog Updater Modified) is a...

Oracle on Azure

Microsoft Azure is an authorized cloud environment for running Oracle Database. When migrating Oracle software and workloads from on-premises to Microsoft Azure, Oracle provides license mobility.Microsoft and Oracle’s cloud interoperability partnership means you can rely on tested, validated, and supported deployments of Oracle enterprise and custom...

This Week I Learned - Week #27 2021

This Week I Learned - * Azure BareMetal Infrastructure offers certified hardware for specialized workloads like SAP & Oracle in some US & European regions. * AWS Application Discovery Service helps in discovering on-premises server inventory and behavior* Google Cloud Migrate for Compute Engine (formerly Velostrata) migrates VMs from your on-premises...

Book Review: "My Days"

Having read many of R K Narayan's books & grown up watching the televised version of Malgudi Days, I had long wanted to read his autobiography. I managed to finish "My Days" right after reading R K Laxman's "The Tunnel of Time". It was treat to know more about the creative and illustrious brothers first-hand from their autobiographies in their own...

Iframe Killa bookmarklet removes all iFrames from a loaded web-page

Iframe Killa bookmarklet by Rod McNew removes all iframes from the current page. Once added to the (Chrome, Edge) browser Bookmarks or Favorites bar, click the bookmark to remove all iframes. Once started, it also removes newly spawned iframes every 100ms.javascript:void(function(){setInterval(function(){document.querySelectorAll('iframe').forEach(function(element){console.log('Iframe...

This Week I Learned - Week #26 2021

This Week I Learned - * Kubernetes API is commoditized and consistent, but the platform experience isn’t. Your Kubernetes experience isn’t uniform across Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), AWS Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS), Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), VMware PKS, Red Hat OpenShift, Minikube, and 130+ other options. As you’re choosing a Kubernetes...

This Week I Learned - Week #25 2021

This Week I Learned - * For dependency visualization Azure Migrate: Server Assessment leverages the power and technology from Log Analytics. The dependency visualization is free for the first 180 days from the day of associating a Log Analytics workspace with the Server Assessment tool. After 180 days, standard Log Analytics charges will apply.  And...

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