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How to build a successful blog and YouTube channel (in less time than you think)

Laptop writing WordPress blog [Source: pxhere] So you want to create a wildly successful blog and YouTube channel within the next week? And you want a ton of followers.  Followers who rabidly love and share all of your content, right? You, and a horde of other dreamers. The fact is that it rarely happens. Over the past five+ years, I’ve built a successful blog and two popular YouTube channels.  And it didn’t happen overnight.  But here’s what it took:  Setting Read more [...]
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Coding a Tinder Bot in Python with Selenium

This python bot can automate the liking and disliking on tinder using Selenium. You can find the link to github repository with full script at the bottom of this post. This article explains the concepts used to code this script. Disclaimer: This is for educational and informational purposes only. Requirements SeleniumChrome Webdriver Selenium | Automate the Browser This is the one two requirements for this script to work. Selenium will help us automate the browser. Use Read more [...]
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Bluetooth Volume Fix in Windows 10

I recently booted up my Windows 10 laptop after a long time. I connected my Edifier Bluetooth speakers to my laptop and noticed a strange issue with the volume. Windows volume control was not working with the Bluetooth speakers. The mute and unmute option was working but not the volume control. I tried changing the volume with the volume mixer as well but it didn't work as well. Running troubleshooter, playing with settings, updating sound and bluetooth driver was useless. After Read more [...]
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AWS S3 Presigned URLs

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I have been working with AWS S3 from quite a while now. One of the great features provided by S3 is Presigned URLs. I had to use this feature a couple of times in recent times so I decided to write about it. What are Presigned URLs? S3 provides Presigned URLs to give temporary access to unauthorized users to GET or POST files to and from S3. These URLs are generated by authorized AWS user who has access to the S3 resource. While creating the URL AWS user can set an expiry time for Read more [...]
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CORS Configuration for AWS S3 and CloudFront files

I have been using S3 to host my images and delivering them using AWS CloudFront. But recently I faced an issue whiling accessing those images via a CORS request. I tried many solutions available for the same but couldn't get the issue to fix. Here I am sharing the configuration that I had to do in AWS to fix the issue. Update S3 bucket CORS configuration Go to you S3 bucket > Permissions > CORS Configuration and add the following in the CORS configuration editor: <?xml version="1.0" Read more [...]
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How to scan your code (Github) for Passwords and Keys

If you are a programmer, there is a very good chance that you use Github to host your code. But do you have a habit (or maybe unintentionally) of committing sensitive and confidential information like Keys and Passwords to your public repositories. In some cases, it can be a complete disaster. It is more common than you may think: Over 100,000 GitHub repos have leaked API or cryptographic keys So how to prevent something like above from happening? Of course, the straight forward answer Read more [...]