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How to move a commit between repositories

Steps to move a commit from one repository to another

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How to change the author of multiple Git commits

A snippet for updating the author details of several commits in a git repository

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What's in a team name

Having a team name is one of the easiest ways to give everyone an identity to rally around. A controversial opinion on how to decide team names

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How to add estimated Reading Time to Posts in Statiq

A guide to create a module to add estimated reading time as metadata for posts in websites created with Statiq

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How to calculate reading time

A guide to calculating the reading time for a given document

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How to Upload Multiple Files to AWS S3 using Terraform

A snippet to upload multiples files from a specific folder (recursively) to AWS S3 using terraform

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How to replace a pipeline in Statiq

A guide to replacing a pipeline in Statiq

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Deploy a Statiq website using Tailwind CSS to Netlify

A guide to installing Tailwind CSS on deploying a Statiq website

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Add Tailwind CSS to a Statiq website

A guide to using TailwindCss with Statiq

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Take the Stairs

Take the Stairs drives home the reality that self-discipline is necessary to achieve success and that there is no easy path to success

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How to override the netlify build config

A way to override the netlify build settings so that we can override the build commands for a branch

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How to rename multiple files in subfolders using Windows command prompt

A single command to update the file extensions for files in all the subfolders using a single command in Windows command prompt

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Migrating from Gatsby to Statiq

I have been on Gatsby for 2 years now. What motivated me to migrate my site to Statiq and how did I move the site

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Weekly Roundup 44

This weeks roundup contains articles from Ruth, Ramit Sethi, Josh Comeau, Victoriia Zaripova and Vince Speelman

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Increasing Productivity with No-Meeting Days

How can we implement no-meeting days in our workplaces so that people dont lose focus because of meetings and get uninterrupted time to do their job

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How to make code reviews stress free

Code reviews can be stressful for both parties. An opinionated adaption of the Feedback Ladders from Netlify to make reviews code stress free

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What is the difference between Stubs, Mocks, Fakes and Spies

We can use Mocks for almost everything when we use a mocking framework, but whats the difference between Stubs, Mocks, Fakes and Spies

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How to run SQL Server in a Docker container

In this post, we will see how we can run SQL Server on Docker using docker-compose and managing the image and environment variables in a docker file

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How to set up the project properties for Source Generators

A guide to setting up the project properties that we need to create and use source generators

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How can we apply Storybrand to how we communicate at work

How can we apply the StoryBrand framework to communicate at work, even though it seems to be oriented towards marketing messaging

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How to reset the primary key sequence in Postgres

How can we fix the "duplicate key value violates unique constraint" error because the primary key sequence is out of sync from the records in the table

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Book Summary: Building a Storybrand

The Building a Storybrand book gives us actionable steps to stop bombarding our prospective customers with noise and creating effective marketing messages

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Book Summary: The Motive

The Motive challenges us to look at our motivations for taking a leadership position

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Book Summary: The Art of Learning

The Art Of Learning is Josh Waitzkin's autobiography dealing with his rise to the top of the chess and martial arts world

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Do not come with a problem without a solution is harmful

Although the managers who say - Do not bring up problems unless you have a solution mean well, it does not have the outcome they expect

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How to automatically set the access token in Insomnia

How can you test a GraphQl endpoint accessible only to authorised users in Insomnia to test your requests (without jumping through hoops).

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Weekly Roundup 43

This weeks roundup contains articles from Shawn Wang, Richard Boehmcke, Kealan Parr, Adam Davis, Facundo Gauna and Jens Neuse

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How long did it take to migrate from WordPress to Gatsby?

A reader asked me how long it took me to migrate from WordPress to Gatsby. Let's find out

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Weekly Roundup 42

This weeks roundup contains articles from Harry Dry, Marquette Carney, Josh Comeau, Alexey Guzey, Ben Stokes and Cathryn

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Weekly Roundup 41

This weeks roundup contains articles from Harry Dry, Charity Majors, Mike Crittenden, Josh Comeau, Padmini Pyapali and Rex Woodbury

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Codinators.XunitHelpers Nuget Package: Update 2

This release adds an auto approver to automatically update the approval files generated by ApprovalTests.Net

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Death by Meeting

In "Death by Meeting", Patrick Lencioni shows us how we can change the bad meeting culture and make our meetings both interesting and effective'

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Weekly Roundup 40

This weeks roundup contains articles from Shawn Wang, David Perrel, Jamie Wong, Kyle Gawley, Catalin Pit, Morgan Housel and Jason Lengstorf

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Why I interview even when I am happy at my job?

Every year I dust off my resume and apply for a couple of jobs that look interesting. Why do I put myself through this ordeal?

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Weekly Roundup 39

This weeks roundup contains articles from Charity Majors, Alex, Jared Palmer, Sarah Hum, Tim Urban and Andrew Wilkinson

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Weekly Roundup 38

This weeks roundup contains articles from David Sheff, Dan Emmons, Viktor Slavchev, Matt Anderson, Jason Lengstorf and Robert Heaton

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How to draw on a page using react hooks and typescript

Can we recreate the drawing interaction on DEV's offline page as a React Component using Hooks and Typescript? Let's find out.

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Weekly Roundup 37

This weeks roundup contains articles/tools from Julia Evans, Blake Boles, Mike Crittenden, Charity Majors, Robert Heaton and Michael Natkin

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How to use terraform to process SQS messages in a lambda

In this post, we will set up a lambda to process the messages that are available on the queue

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Weekly Roundup 36

This weeks roundup contains articles/tools from Maxwell Forbes, Charity Majors, Chelsea Troy, Mario Fernandez, Robert Heaton and Prasanjit Singh

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Weekly Roundup 35

This weeks roundup contains articles/tools from Tiago Forte, Julia Evans, Blake Boles, Mike Crittenden, David Clear and Kent Dodds

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Book Summary: The One Page Financial Plan

The book The One Page Financial Plan, outlines the steps to make a good one-page financial plan that represent our 3-4 most important goals

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Book Summary: Profit First

The Profit First book is a step by step guide to taking a profit before paying your expenses to run an efficient and profitable business

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How to add a billing admin user to secure a AWS root account

How can we create a user with administrator and Billing Access rights so that we can reduce the number of reasons of why we would need to login as a root user

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How do you upload a PDF received from an API to AWS S3?

A code snippet to encrypt and upload a PDF file to an AWS S3 bucket received as a Stream from an external API

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Weekly Roundup 34

This weeks roundup contains articles/tools from Atila Fassina, Margo McCabe, Nick Maggiulli, Julia Evans, Courtland Allen and Jaana Dogan

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Weekly Roundup 33

This weeks roundup contains articles/tools from Nočnica Fee, LinearB, Gabor Cselle, Drew Bredvick, Hiten Shah and Ramit Sethi

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Weekly Roundup 32

This weeks roundup contains articles/tools from Kevin Stewart, Mark Dalgleish, Mike Mangialardi, Al Tenhundfeld, Nick Babich and Nicky Case

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Weekly Roundup 31

This weeks roundup contains articles/tools from Omar Rizwan, Expedited Security, Growth.Design, Kent C. Dodds, Lorenz Weiß and Michael Chein

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Weekly Roundup 30

This weeks roundup contains articles/tools from Martin Fowler, Ramit Sethi, Pathik Desai, Marko Saric, Habdul Hazeez and ellie-html

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How to stop and remove all Docker containers

Occasionally, I have needed to stop and remove all the docker containers I am running locally. Let's see how we can do it easily.

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Weekly Roundup 29

This weeks roundup contains articles/tools from Taimur Abdaal and Lukas Koebis, Omer Hamerman, Aaron Xie, David Perell, Ben Foster and Steve Smith

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Postmortem for Spring Challenge 2020 (Codingame AI Contest)

A postmortem for Spring Challenge 2020, a multiplayer AI bot contest based on Pacman held by codingame

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Weekly Roundup 28

This weeks roundup contains articles/tools from Alex Holachek, Chris Coyier, TK, Ruth, Sonya Moisset and Sarah Drasner

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How to get TimeZoneInfo on Windows and Linux

Lets see how we can get the TimeZoneInfo regardless of whether the code is running on Windows or Linux

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A postmortem for Ocean of Code (Codingame AI Contest)

A postmortem for Ocean of Code, a multiplayer AI bot contest based on Captain Sonar held by codingame

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How to publish email bounce notifications to an SQS queue

In this post, I configure AWS to publish email bounce notifications to an SQS queue using terraform

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Book Summary: The Index card

This is a well written albeit basic book based on the premise that all the financial advice you need to know can fit on an index card.

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Weekly Roundup 27

This weeks roundup contains articles/tools from Bruce Lawson, Austin Gil, Oleksii Trekhleb, Kyle Shevlin, Adam Giebl and Shawn Wang

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Weekly Roundup 26

This weeks roundup contains articles/tools from Sara Viera, Tim Urban, Kent Dodd, Erik Kennedy, Michael Bierut and Charity Majors

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Weekly Roundup 25

This weeks roundup contains articles/tools from Burke Holland, Christian Oliff, Netlify blog, Ramit Sethi and Marko Anastasov

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How to use ApprovalTests with xUnit's Theory attribute

The approval test filename for Theory-based tests is not unique by default. How can we get generate unique filenames for theory-based approval tests.

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Dapper and NPGSql : Write a query with the IN operator

In this post, I look at what changes need to be made to write a query with the IN operator in a WHERE clause using Dapper and NPGSql

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Weekly Roundup 24

This weeks roundup contains articles/tools from Ramit Sethi, Chris Coyier, Gwern Branwen, Elisabeth Hendrickson and Nathan Barry

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Weekly Roundup 23

This weeks roundup contains articles/tools from Ramit Sethi, CSS-Tricks, Stephanie Eckles, Ahmad Shadeed and Travis Almand

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Codinators.XunitHelpers Nuget Package: Update 1

This release adds support for reporting multiple assertion failures in one method in xUnit tests

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Weekly Roundup 22

This weeks roundup contains articles/tools from Mihail Gaberov, Ramit Sethi, Alexandra Murtaza, Bret Victor and Tom Bartel

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New Release: Codinators.XunitHelpers Nuget Package

The 1st Release of Codinators.XunitHelpers adds support for loading test data from a JSON file for xUnit Tests

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Weekly Roundup 21

This weeks roundup contains articles/tools from growth.design, ConvertKit, Helen Anderson, Ramit Sethi and Amelia Wattenberger

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Weekly Roundup 20

This weeks roundup contains articles/tools from Birgitta Böckeler and Nina Siessegger, Courtland Allen, Baremetrics, Sadhguru and Jason Lengstorf

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Weekly Roundup 19

This weeks roundup contains articles/tools from Sarah Drasner, 30 seconds of code, Valia Havryliuk, Matt Moffitt and zechtyounes

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Create SNS topic for SES in different region with terraform

How can we we create SNS topics to access SES created in a different region to the rest of our infrastructure

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Deploy a Gatsby site on a schedule with Azure Pipelines

How we can deploy our gatsby site to netlify on a daily basis and have scheduled posts automatically go live by triggering Azure pipelines on a schedule

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Weekly Roundup 18

This weeks roundup contains articles/tools from Ramit Sethi, Jason Lengstorf, Florin Pop, Steve Schlafman, Alex Hillman

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How to deploy a Gatsby site to Netlify using Azure Pipelines

Deploying a gatsby site to Netlify has a few limits which resulted in my builds timing out. By using Azure Pipelines, the limits are no longer a problem

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Weekly Roundup 17

This weeks roundup contains articles/tools from You Dont Need, Briana Camp, Nathan Amick, Shawn Wang, Garry Tan and Waylon Walker

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How to export highlights and annotations from a Kobo Aura

Exporting annotations/highlights from a Kobo can be a pain. Luckily, there is a setting which you can use to easily export them to a txt file.

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Weekly Roundup 16

This weeks roundup contains articles/tools from Alberto Montalesi, Dan Benoni and Louis-Xavier Lavallee, Michael Crump, and Nick Maggiulli.

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Embed a YouTube video with 16:9 aspect ratio and full-width

How we can use CSS to display an iframe with 100% width and 16:9 aspect ratio so that we can display YouTube videos to be full-width with a 16:9 aspect ratio

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Weekly Roundup 15

This weeks roundup contains articles/tools from Mackenzie Child, Mạnh Đạt, Katerina Limpitsouni and Aggelos Gesoulis, Sadhguru, Paul Graham and Neal Agarwal

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Weekly Roundup 14

This weeks roundup contains articles/tools from Shawn Wang, Paul Graham, Ellen Barry, Joseph Mosby, Jason Lengstorf and Corey Ginnivan

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Weekly Roundup 13

This weeks roundup contains articles from Christina Gorton, Thomas Ladd, Gwendolyn Faraday, Megha Sachdev and Jeff Vogel

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Weekly Roundup 12

This weeks roundup contains articles from Chris Coyier, Joelle, Kent Dodds and Andrey Azimov

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Speechcraft Speech 2: Organize your speech

The 2nd speech introduces the basic concepts of organizing a speech around an outline.

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Weekly Roundup 11

This weeks roundup contains articles from Martin Gasston, Sunil Sandhu and tools from Bennet Feely, Neil Green and Neal Agarwal.

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Speechcraft Speech 1: The Ice Breaker

The first speech of the Toastmasters program is about introducing yourself to your peers and providing a benchmark for your current skill level.

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Starting Speechcraft

I recently decided to join Speechcraft, a program designed to help develop public speaking skills

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Weekly Roundup 10

This weeks roundup contains articles from CSS-Tricks, Amelia Wattenberger, Ruth, Ramit Sethi and Wait but Why

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How to add ligatures and cursive fonts to VS Code

The use of ligatures while typing code has been a game-changer. How can we get the styling of cursive fonts and the functionality of ligatures in VS Code

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Should you make an Impossible List or a Bucket List?

What is an impossible list? How is it different from a Bucket List? Let's find out.

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How to automate the creation of a new blog post

Creating a new blogpost in markdown and gatsby has quite a bit of boilerplate. Lets see how to automate it.

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How to add a RSS feed with images to a Gatsby site

How do you add an RSS feed which shows the featured image in the list view to your Gatsby config?

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Why and How I migrated my website from Wordpress to Gatsby

For most of the time, I have been blogging, I have been on WordPress. What motivated me to migrate my site to Gatsby and how did I move the site

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Create custom type definitions for JavaScript dependencies

What to do when you get a "Could not find a declaration file for module" error when the package does not exist in "@types/third-party-library-name" error

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Testing endpoints protected with an XSRF token in Postman

How can we test the endpoints using an anti-forgery token to protect us from XSRF(Cross-Site Request Forgery) attacks in Postman

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Book Summary: Elon Musk

This book reveals the work ethic, the drive and the ruthlessness that exists within Elon that helps him achieve his goals

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Book Summary: Bad Blood

The book is about the inner workings at Theranos, a startup making medical devices to enable the testing of blood using just a pinprick.

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Book Summary: To Pixar and Beyond

This is a very well written book and gives an extremely good insight into Pixar's struggle to become a blockbuster factory.

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How to load test data from a json file for xUnit tests

In this post, we look at adding a custom attribute in xUnit to load test data from a json file.

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A guide to securing git commits from tricking you on Windows

Did you know that by default you can check in code as anyone in your git repository? This article shows you how to prevent this problem by using a GUI.

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JAH Update 7

JAH Update 7 : v 0.0.9 adds the ability to automatically deploy to azure whenever a new feature is added

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JAH Update 6

JAH Update 6: v 0.0.8 adds the ability to logoff and stores applications on a per user basis.

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JAH Update 5

JAH Update 5 : v 0.0.7 adds support for authentication and register/login pages.

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JAH Update 4

JAH Update 4: v 0.0.6 adds custom error page.

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JAH: Update 3

JAH Update 3: v 0.0.5 adds the ability to update the status of existing applications

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JAH: Update 2

JAH Update 2: This update adds the ability to add new applications.

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JAH: Update 1

JAH Update 1: As promised in the previous post, this is what's been done so far.

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New Side Project: JAH

Start of a new side project: Codename JAH to track the status of job application.

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Solve Edit(Levenshtein) distance with Dynamic Programming

In this article, we will look at using the above steps to arrive at a Dynamic Programming solution to the Edit Distance problem.

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PostMortem for Codingame AI Contest: Coders of the Caribbean

A postmortem for Coders of the Carribean, a Codingame contest based on Pirates of the Caribbean.

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Solve Longest Common Subsequence with Dynamic Programming

In this article, we will look at using the above steps to arrive at a Dynamic Programming solution to the Longest Common Subsequence problem.

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A guide to getting started with Dynamic Programming

In this article, I will show the advantages of using a Dynamic Programming approach. Using an example, we will come up with an approach to find a DP solution.

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Weekly Roundup 9

This week's roundup contains articles from Bayalis is the Answer, Get Rich Quick'ish, Millennial Revolution, dev.to, Gamasutra and Zen Pencils.

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What is my idea of a dream job

An opinionated breakdown for deciding whether a job is the dream job you are after. It can also help you compare different opportunities

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What are my most popular posts in 2016

The most viewed (popular) posts in 2015.

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A postmortem for Fantastic Bits (Codingame AI Contest)

A post-mortem for Fantastic Bits, a Codingame contest based on Quidditch from Harry Potter.

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Why you should compete in Fantastic Bits @ Codingame

Fantastic Bits: The next multiplayer competition being held by the folks at codingame based on the Fantastic Beasts movie

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Weekly Roundup 8

This weeks roundup contains articles from Budgets Are Sexy and Young Adventuress. Hope you enjoy reading these as much as I did.

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A postmortem for The Accountant (Codingame AI Contest)

A postmortem for The Accountant, an optimization contest sponsored by Warner Bro.s for their upcoming movie "The Accountant" held by codingame

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Weekly Roundup 7

This weeks roundup contains articles from Money can buy me happiness, Budgets Are Sexy, Keep Thrifty, NZMuse, The Practical Saver, Zen Pencils and 8th Light

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Weekly Roundup 6

This weeks roundup contains articles from How we do Money, The Practical Saver, Think Save Retire, LandLopers, 8th Light, LinkedIn and Gamasutra

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A postmortem for Hypersonic (Codingame AI Contest)

A postmortem for HyperSonic, a multiplayer AI bot contest based on the Bomberman theme held by codingame.

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Weekly Roundup 5

This weeks roundup contains articles from Keep Thrifty, Ruth, Reverse the Crush, A Dangerous Business, Y Travel and Wait but Why

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Weekly Roundup 4

This week's roundup contains articles from YTravelblog, Millenial Revolution, Money Smart Guides and Zen Pencils

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Weekly Roundup 3

This weeks roundup contains articles from Millennial Revolution, Business Insider, AnkiOnTheMove and XKCD

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Weekly Roundup 2

Every week I come across some great articles. Here are some of the posts I feel you will enjoy reading as much as I did.

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Weekly Roundup 1

Every week I come across some great articles. Here are some of the posts I feel you will enjoy reading as much as I did.

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Video: Bungee Jump in Queenstown

A short video of my bungee jump in Queenstown.

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New Zealand Escapes: Photo Essay - Milford Sound

When it rains in Milford Sound, the rainfall makes hundreds of waterfalls which combined with the rainbows make for a mystical sight.

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Should I Rent Or Buy a House?

My two cents on whether you should rent or buy a house.

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New Zealand Escapes: KiwiRail - TranzAlpine Express

The Tranzalpine Express is perhaps the most scenic train ride in New Zealand and an excellent alternative to driving to see the country.

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New Zealand Escapes: Photo Essay - Mount Maunganui

The views from the Mount Maunganui summit tends to leave one breathless. Or is it because of the exertion of walking along a steep track? Decide for yourself

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New Zealand Escapes: Tauranga

Tauranga is a popular lifestyle location. There are quite a few things to do here over a weekend, including several waterfalls, walks, cruises and watersports

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New Zealand Escapes: Waitomo Blackwater Rafting

There’s more than one way to see the glowworms in New Zealand’s Waitomo Caves. Our choice Waitomo Blackwater Rafting.

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New Zealand Escapes: Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland

Wai-o-Tapu whimsically named as the Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland, is a stunning geothermal area near Rotorua.

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New Zealand Escapes: Tamaki Maori Village, Rotorua

What better way to get an understanding of the Maori Culture than at the Tamaki Maori Village in Rotorua.

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What are My most popular posts in 2015

The most viewed (popular) posts in 2015.

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New Zealand Escapes: Hobbiton, Matamata

A highlight for LOTR fans is a tour of the Shire at Hobbiton. This has been one of the places I have wanted to visit, since we moved to New Zealand.

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New Zealand Escapes: Auckland Seaplanes

It is an amazing feeling to take off and land in the water with Auckland Seaplanes. We expected to experience Auckland from above and were not disappointed

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Review: Takapuna Car Clinic, Auckland

A review of the Takapuna Car Clinic garage in Auckland.

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Photo Essay: India Vs Zimbabwe, World Cup 2015

The India vs Zimbabwe match held at Auckland for the Cricket World Cup 2015

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New Zealand Escapes: Northland - Part 2

We reach Cape Reinga just in time for the sunset. On our way back, we check out the 90 mile beach and KawaKawa.

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New Zealand Escapes: Northland - Part 1

For our very next escape, we travel through Northland to the the very tip of New Zealand - the place where the Tasman Sea meets the mighty Pacific Ocean.

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New Zealand Escapes: Massey Strawberry Picking, Auckland

Red, juicy strawberries are best eaten as soon as they've been picked. One of the easiest ways to do this is to get them at your local strawberry picking farm

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New Zealand Escapes: Iskcon Temple, Auckland

From the beaches and islands to a place of worship. A photo essay of the Isckon temple in Auckland.

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New Zealand Escapes : Piha Beach

A travelogue of our visit to Piha beach - One of the most famous beaches on the west coast of New Zealand.

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New Zealand Escapes: Rangitoto Island

To experience the beauty, a ferry trip to Rangitoto Island is a must-do for anyone new to Auckland city

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Photo Essay: Seattle, Washington

Seen from above, pristine blue waters and snowy white mountains surround the downtown's metallic skyscrapers, earning Seattle its nickname, The Emerald City

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Video: Goat in Glacier National Park

A short video of a nimble footed goat in Glacier National Park.

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Photo Essay: Glacier National Park, Montana

The Glacier National Park is a beautiful place and the landscapes are just breathtaking

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Video: Bear at Yellowstone National Park

A video of a bear cub that wandered near our car in the Yellowstone National Park.

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Videos: Yellowstone National Park Geysers

A few videos of the Yellowstone National Park Geysers.

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Video: Old Faithful Geyser

This 2 min long video is of the Old Faithful geyser in the Yellowstone National Park.

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Photo Essay: Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

From the Corn Palace, we now move to Yellowstone National Park. It is a beautiful place and pictures cannot do justice.

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Photo Essay: Corn Palace, South Dakota

The next stop on the roadtrip is the Corn Palace in Mitchell, South Dakota. This is exactly as it sounds. The building is decorated with crop art.

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Photo Essay: Diwali in Auckland

This is a series of photographs taken at the Diwali Festival organised by the Auckland Council.

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Photo Essay: Niagara Falls, New York

After a well deserved rest in Rydal, PA, we continued on our journey and to reach our next stop.Next on the Photo Series of The USA roadtrip : Niagara Falls'

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Photo Essay: Washington DC

While I visit Washington DC, my parents hop across to New York and Philadelphia as well. Next on the Photo Series of The USA roadtrip: Washington DC

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Photo Essay: Graceland, Tennessee

From Georgia we move to Tenessee and visit the home of Elvis Presley. Next on the Photo Series of The USA roadtrip: Graceland

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Photo Essay: World Of Coca Cola, Georgia

Next on the Photo Series of The USA roadtrip: World of Coca Cola

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Photo Essay: NASA's Space Center, Texas

Next on the Photo Series of The USA roadtrip : NASA's Space Center

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Photo Essay: Meteor Crater, Arizona

Part of the Photo Series of The USA roadtrip : Meteor Crater in Arizona

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Photo Essay: Sedona, Arizona

Next on the Photo Series of The USA roadtrip: Sedona, Arizona. A gem of a place, we discovered by accident.

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Photo Essay: Grand Canyon, Arizona

Next on the Photo Series of The USA roadtrip: Grand Canyon

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Photo Essay: Legoland, San Diego

For the kid in you, next on the Photo Series of The USA road trip: LegoLand

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Breakout Clone v1.0

The first release of the Breakout clone is finally here.

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Product Review: Paper Boat Drinks

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the words Paper Boat? A product review of the new pouches of flavoured drinks by Hector Beverages

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Photo Essay: San Diego Zoo, San Diego

Next on the Photo Series of The USA roadtrip: San Diego Zoo

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Photo Essay: SeaWorld, San Diego

No visit to San Diego is complete without paying a visit to the Orcas at Seaworld.

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Photo Essay: DisneyLand, Los Angeles

Next on the Photo Series of The USA roadtrip: Disney Land in Los Angeles

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Photo Essay: Universal Studios, Los Angeles

Photo Series of a roadtrip starting from Universal Studios in Los Angeles

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USA Roadtrip

The route of the road trip across the USA I took with my parents after graduating in May 2010.'

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Photo Series: Jaisalmer

Photo Series of a roadtrip from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer in Rajasthan

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Photo Series: Jodhpur

Photo Series of a roadtrip from Delhi to Jodhpur in Rajasthan.

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Video: Belly Dance

Video of the Belly Dance during the Desert Safari

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Video: Tandura Dance

Clip of Tandura Dance during the Desert Safari

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A postmortem of the Asteroids clone

Postmortem of the Asteroids clone that I made.

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Desert Safari

In this travelogue, I and Gunjan go on a desert safari for some dune bashing, Arabic coffee with dinner and the ever-popular Tandura and belly dance.

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How to filter yourself from showing up in Google Analytics

I am going to attempt to show exactly how to add google analytics and also to filter yourself from the data if you have a self-hosted blog using WordPress

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Atlantis The Lost Chambers

In this travelogue, me and Gunjan visit the the Lost Chambers in Atlantis in Dubai.

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How to prevent the compiler from copying an object in cpp

In this C++ tutorial, we see an easy way to prevent the compiler from making objects i.e noncopyable objects.

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Understanding Islam inside the Jumeirah Mosque

In this travelogue, me and Gunjan visit the Jumeirah Mosque and get a basic understanding of the tenets of Islam.

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How to setup Wordpress locally: Installing Wordpress

The final post in the Testing WordPress Locally series deals with Installing WordPress on windows.

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Dubai Fountain

The Dubai Fountain is the world’s largest dancing fountain. There is a show every half hour with the fountain dancing to a different piece of music every time

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How to setup Wordpress locally: Installing phpMyAdmin

The next post in the Testing WordPress Locally series deals with Installing phpMyAdmin on windows.

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At the Top: Burj Khalifa

The scenery is pretty awesome from the world's highest outdoor Observatory Deck at the 124th floor

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How to setup Wordpress locally: Installing MySQL

The third post in the series Testing WordPress Locally deals with installing MySQL on windows.

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Abra and Souqs in Dubai

A travelogue of visiting the various souqs in Dubai and taking the Abra, probably the cheapest mode of travel available in Dubai.

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How to setup Wordpress locally: Installing PHP

In this part of the series, we will Install PHP on our local machine.

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Why I am builidng an Asteroid clone as the next game

Reasons for Making Asteroid as the next game.

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A visit to Wafi Mall

In this travelogue, me and Gunjan spend some time at the Wafi Mall in Dubai.

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Setup Wordpress locally: Installing an Apache Web Server

In the first part of the series, we will install Apache (webserver) on our machine.

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How to setup Wordpress locally: Introduction

In this series, I will cover how to setup WordPress locally so that you can develop locally before pushing your blog/website on the cloud.

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10 things to do when getting started with 3D programming

Guidelines to learn the basics of 3D programming.

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Dubai Dolphinarium

In this travelogue, me and Gunjan visit the Dubai Dolphinarium.

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A guide to finding memory leaks using macros in c++

Macro trickery to find the offending file(s) and line(s) causing Memory Leak(s) without using a commercial program.

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A PostMortem of Mpong

A postmortem of the Pong clone that I made.

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What does making Pong take?

Even though the gameplay elements of Pong are simple, the underlying engine needs to have everything that a modern game has

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Visiting Greenwich and taking a ride on London Eye

In this travelogue, I visit the Greenwich, the Royal Observatory and take a ride on the London Eye.

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How to start using Dynamic-link libraries (DLL)

This post deals with the basic information you need to know to start using DLL's.

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Why being an only child is awesome

Due to my parents steadfast refusal to give me a sibling, I have been an only child for almost 30 years. This post talks about the pros of being an only child.

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Walking Around in London

In this travelogue of London, I visit the Tower of London, Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace.

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Setting up the project properties for Game Engine Project

The next post in the series talks about setting the project properties so that they are persistent.

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A review of SmokeHouse Deli, Bangalore

A restaurant review of SmokeHouse Deli in Bangalore.

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Roaming around in London

This is a part of one of my earlier travels when I traveled to London before starting on my Masters.

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How I structure my Game Engine project

In this post, I am going to cover the third party libraries, project breakup, and current directory structure that I follow.

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The Beginning

Welcome to my blog. Over a period of time, I hope to fill this space with travel and food-related posts, the status of my projects and tutorials

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