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Basics of System Design:

Key Characteristics of Distributed Systems
Load Balancing
Data Partitioning
Redundancy and Replication
CAP Theorem
Consistent Hashing
Long-Polling vs. WebSockets vs. Server-Sent Events



Still a draft, but putting it out there for reference while under progress

Order of stuff to learn.

Data Structures:

Complexity Measures
Hash Tables



Inspiring Guide from Ali himself who built ~1.5M Audience himself

Hello folks,

This is a compilation of Ali Abdaal’s 7-Day Free Email Course titled

Ali’s Part-Time YouTuber Crash-Course

I compiled the list of 7 individual emails here so that it would be helpful for people out there who weren’t aware of a resource like this.

Day 1: 🤯 A YouTube Channel Can Change Your Life | Revue

Day 2: 🙈 The 5 Biggest Myths Around Starting a YouTube Channel | Revue

Day 3: 👨‍⚕️ 5 Productivity Tips for Part-Time YouTubers | Revue

Just do this, don’t be lazy

#maingit branch | grep -v "main" | xargs git branch -D
git branch | grep -v "master" | xargs git branch -D

Associate level knowledge is required to make use of this cheatsheet

AWS on YouTube



This cheat sheet is a comprehensive version, listen, it will not make any sense without having an idea of what the actual resources on AWS are. I highly suggest you finish a course on DevOps Professional Certification or have 2–3 years of working experience on AWS and get back here.

Good luck with your learning!

Some Misc. Tips:

  • Serverless — Lambda, DynamoDB, Athena, StepFunctions
  • Caching is dynamic and data may change over time
  • If something takes so long to process, you can make it asynchronous to process it and send notification later.
  • MIME stands for Multi-Purpose Internet Mail Extensions.
  • Whatsapp uses ejjaberd

News from December 2019

Amazon has slimmed-down the Alexa client into something that will fit onto an ARM Cortex “M” processor with only 1MB of RAM. That’s good for talking white goods, but it also means that most of Alexa will continue to reside in the Amazon cloud while Google’s Assistant heads out from the parental home.

From the moment the trigger word is spoken a modern VPA (Virtual Personal Assistant) is streaming audio into the cloud, so the speech can be recognized and a response formulated. That processing costs money; in semiconductors and the electricity to run them, which…

Speed Listening, more than 2x

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I don’t really have very many strong beliefs in life but if there’s one hill I’m gonna die on, it’s that Speed Listening to podcasts and audiobooks is the best way forward. I’ve been listening to podcasts at double speed for the last few years, and recently I started listening to audiobooks that run about 2.5x speed and I’m slowly working to bump that.

Speed Listening is a must-have skill to stay ahead of the pack.

And so, in this story, I’m gonna start by talking about, why it’s the best thing ever, what the benefits are. Secondly, we’ll talk…

Artificial Intelligence is a topic that has been getting a lot of attention, mostly because of the rapid improvement that this field has undertaken. Amazing innovations today, are setting foundations for amazing achievements such as Medical Research and Full Self Driving Cars and Mass Surveillance Systems. In this article, I am going to focus on the basics of Artificial Intelligence — ML, CV, NLP, Robotics.

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What is Artificial Intelligence?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the branch of computer science that focuses on giving machines or computers the ability to think as intelligently as humans and in some cases better than humans…

Now the world’s most valuable carmaker, Tesla has dramatically shaken up the world of driving. Despite initial struggles, the company now has record demand for its electric cars and is racing to scale production accordingly — enhancing processes, fine-tuning automation, and building its Gigafactories with astonishing speed.

Tesla bought its first factory from General Motors in 2010 and quickly transformed the facility into one of the world’s most advanced automotive plants. …


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