A curated list of useful Git repos

Example of Git repo
Example of Git repo
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This week, I will share a list of GitHub repositories that will help you prepare for your next technical/coding interview.

1. Interview

This is a goldmine for anyone preparing for a technical interview. It has a curated list of useful articles, videos, blogs, guides, websites, books, online courses, etc. for everything related to technical or coding interviews.

2. How to Secure Anything

If you are preparing for a technical interview in the security space, then this is a great repository for you.

The concepts in the repo are not only applicable to computer security but to securing anything from a medieval castle to an art museum to a computer network. …


Bookmark best parts of podcasts live the life of a legend and get nostalgic

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This week we will talk about an iOS app that will enhance your Podcast experience and a podcast that will take you on a life journey of a famous personality.

1. Airr

With the rise of podcasts, we are seeing a new category of apps being developed to enhance your podcast experience and one such app is Airr.

Airr lets you highlight and share the best moments from a podcast episode. I find it really useful when you are on the go and want to bookmark a certain section of the podcast — a quote, an interesting conversation that resonated with you. …


Be a great presenter, read your terms and services agreement & play Netflix roulette

This week we will talk about a zoom app, a chrome extension, and an interesting website.

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1. mmhmm

With everyone working from home and the rise of video conferencing platforms like zoom, there is an ecosystem of apps and plugins getting formed that will enhance your current video conferencing experience. mmhmm is one of these apps that works with your choice of video platform (zoom, meet, youtube, etc.)

Even though Zoom and other platforms are easy to use and get the job done I still feel there are some limitations when it comes to sharing content, presenting data, or deck in the remote video conference setting. mmhmm solves all these problems and makes the presentation pleasing for the presenter as well as the audience. …


You never get bored with YouTube

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This week I am continuing with my YouTube recommendation series and will talk about some must-watch YouTube videos on the topic of International Affairs.

All my recommendations are from VOX and Johnny Harris. VOX is a media outlet that apart from hard-hitting journalism, makes really great content on YouTube. You might have seen their Explained series on Netflix. Johnny Harris is an independent content creator who has made some amazing videos for VOX in the past, some of which I am going to recommend here.

1. VOX — The rise of ISIS

Remember the time when there was a major crisis in Syria and Iraq due to the rise of ISIS? Even though everyone was talking & writing about it, I couldn’t find any decent article or videos that explained the entire situation. How ISIS rose? Who was fighting whom? How it all started and what were the motives of different parties involved. While I was searching the internet for all these answers I stumbled upon this video by VOX on YouTube, and It had all the answers. It is of very high production quality with amazing animations, sound, and motion graphics. If you want to understand the rise of ISIS then you should definitely check this video out. …


The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future

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This week we are changing up a little bit. Instead of sharing interesting websites, products, or tools, I am going to talk about some really interesting YouTube channels focusing on historical events and topics.

1. Kings and Generals

I consider myself a bit of a history nerd. If I had to pick a new career, I would love to be a historian. I guess other than me, only YouTube knows this about me, and based on my watching habits, it recommended a video on Mongols, which had a really good-looking thumbnail. …


A Notion starter pack for beginners

As some of you might know I am a heavy Notion user.

I use Notion for everything. From managing my daily tasks, keeping track of my finances, taking notes, to managing household chores & plants (yes plants) My day starts and ends with Notion.

Today I am going to share 5 Notion templates that would be useful for anyone just starting out with Notion.

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1. Subscription Tracker

As we all know, everything digital is now subscription-based.

Companies that provide these subscription-based services have intentionally made the process of keeping track of and canceling them ultra-hard and this tactic works really well.

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Created by Julian Lehr

To not fall for these tactics I use this simple Notion Subscription Tracker template created by Julian Lehr to keep track of all my subscriptions. This helps me understand how much I am spending on subscriptions monthly and yearly as well as sends me a notification on a predefined date (usually a couple of days before renewal) so I can decide to cancel the service if I want to. …


Use these tools to enhance your social media presence and increase user engagement

In this article, we will talk about some free tools that you can use to grow your social media audience and drive user engagement.

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1. Profile Pic Maker

What does every social media account has in common?

What compels a person to click on your Twitter or Instagram profile?

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A profile picture.

I know it’s not just the profile picture that matters, you also need to have good content for people to follow and engage with you. But having a good profile picture does make a difference.

You may ask how much of a difference does having a good profile picture make? …


This week we will talk about a design platform, a macOS app, and a physical product

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1. Canva

Canva is a web-based platform that enables small and large businesses to create customizable graphs, prints, social media posts, and presentation slides with professional layouts, templates, frames, icons, and more. My wife runs her e-commerce business from home and she uses Canva for designing her social media posts, flyers, cover images, and business cards.

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Photo By Canva

Canva has truly democratized the design landscape where you no longer need to hire a graphic designer for your business’s design needs. With Canva you can create professional-quality designs in minutes.

2. Alfred

Yes, the out of the box search feature of macOS is quite good but Alfred a MacOS search app is much better. With Alfred, you can launch applications and find files on your Mac or on the web. Alfred learns how you use your Mac and prioritizes results. It boosts your efficiency with hotkeys, keywords, text expansion, and more. …


This week I will talk about a resume builder, a physical product, a useful website, and an interesting Instagram account.

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1. Visual CV

Let's admit it, apart from manually filling those HR portals of different companies with the same info over and over (cause their upload resume and autofill feature never works), the second most boring part of finding a new job is to update or create your resume. Today we will tackle the later problem.

It goes without saying, with the number of resumes that recruiters and hiring managers get bombarded daily, it always helps to have a visually appealing, to the point CV and VisualCV does that. …


This week I will talk about a physical product, a chrome extension, a web tool & a website.

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1. Switch Bot

Switch bot is the easiest way to turn any device in your home that has an on/off switch into a smart device. It's a very simple device that does one thing, it pushes a button or a switch. For example, you can stick it to your coffee machine and make it press the ON button from your smartphone when you wake up in the morning. It’s a much cheaper alternative than buying or replacing your old and not so smart devices with new so-called smart devices.

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By Switch Bot

2. One Tab

If you are like me, and by the end of the day find yourself dealing with hundreds of tabs on your browser then OneTab is for you. It’s a lightweight chrome extension that will consolidate all your tabs into “one tab”. Click the OneTab icon to convert all of your tabs into a list, when you need to access the tabs again, you can either restore them individually or all at once. Apart from keeping your browser tidy, it also helps in reducing memory usage of your computer. Trust me, Marie Kondo would be amazed, looking at your clean and decluttered browser. …

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