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The skill you’ve never been taught

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From our early childhood, we have been taught to focus on doing things. Do your homework, study hard, get good grades, get into the best companies by cramming interview questions, get these tasks done on time. It's all about getting things done.

Even Nike’s slogan is “Just do it”.

Amidst all this, we are forgetting a very valuable and important skill — thinking. We are too busy to think.

Warren Buffett, the CEO of the fourth-largest company in the country, is less “busy” than you are. According to him, he spends 80 percent of his career reading and thinking.

AOL…


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The author during a drive by the Pacific

Hey All, this is Cinto. I am originally from India, currently working for a tech company in the United States (more precisely The Silicon Valley). My friends who know me claim that I am humourous, a good motivator, and very friendly. Yes, I keep asking them once in a while :P.

I have always loved writing. My oldest memory of writing goes back to when I was 9 years old and I wrote a story for a local town competition. I came 3rd. I've written fiction and plays for my school and college. Recently started writing on Medium.

I am…


It depends on what you prioritize in life

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You have been working for the same company for over a decade. Your roles have changed, your responsibilities have changed. But your desk remains the same. Most of your best friends and colleagues have left you to move on to greener pastures. They still call you and share how awesome it is at their place. Some of them have free food too. But you still are at the same place, paying for the same old lunch.

You see new faces joining every week. Some have better degrees, some have a huge breadth of experience, changing companies every 2 years. You…


That's the first step before venturing for more money

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Rachel, 35, a single parent, graduated from college with a computer science degree. She works at a small technology firm that pays decent, but she still works paycheck to paycheck, trying to save for the future. She fights a constant battle, trying to manage her finances, trying to copeß with the monthly mortgage bill, student loan, property tax, and year-end taxes on capital gains.

Into the second year of her career, she realized that she does not like going to work, and she hates her job. But she did not know how to manage financially. After all, she had two…


We don’t really need a personal guide, do we?

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Influencers are the best. They have the power to educate people, they spread information that is otherwise unavailable to the common man, they can improve mental health and reduce anxiety.

Or, do they?

A few years back I started following a famous influencer on YouTube. He was the presenter of the biggest fan channel of the Football club Manchester United. And as a huge fan of the football club since I was 15 years old, I got glued to this channel.

I subscribed to his channel. It started off as a random thing, wanting to understand his opinion on either…


You won’t realize its power unless you give it a try

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A few years ago, Linux was used mainly for servers and was not considered very suitable and friendly for personal desktops. Its user interface appeared too complex for the average user.

But a lot has changed since then. Its ease of use has been steadily improving over the last few years. In 2021, Linux is more than capable of replacing the Mac or Windows installation on your desktop. It is being used by tens of thousands of people across the globe.

Here are the top 7 reasons why everyone should use Linux, or atleast give it a try.

Open Source

One of…


We rely on the school system for a lot of things

School helps you get a grip on many fundamental concepts in maths, physics, history, to name a few. And whilst it is very important to learn calculus, and the theory of relativity, and the history of the United States, not everything that’s worth knowing is chalked up on blackboards.

Studies have shown that early childhood is a time when developmental changes are happening that can have profound and lasting consequences for a child’s future. …


And never get depleted of good innovative ideas, ever

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We just hit publish on an article, we try to think about the next one to write, but we are blank. We stare at the screen for a long time, but nothing comes through. We glance through the drafts section and it only has a couple of ideas, that are both worthless and boring. In the hope to get new ideas we try a quick fix option and browse through other writer’s articles, but still, fail to get good original innovative ideas.

Every writer has experienced this lack of new content and ideas at some point in their life. This…


Mastery over these keyboard shortcuts can make anyone look like a pro

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Bash is the default command-line shell on most Linux distributions, from Ubuntu and Debian to Red Hat and Fedora. Bash is also the default shell included with macOS.

And with highly adopted technologies like Containerization and Kubernetes, it is of utmost importance that we master the shell. And one of the most important ways to master the shell is by using shortcuts.

If you are a software engineer or an avid fan of bash, shell shortcuts can ease your life a lot.

Imagine given a task to go from place A to place B. If you are aware of a…


Based on two years of working on Kubernetes

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Originally developed by Google, Kubernetes is an open source container orchestration platform designed to automate the deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. At the time of writing this article, Kubernetes is about seven years old, and it is one of the most beloved platforms. A RightScale report indicates that container adoption increased from 49% in 2018 to 57% in 2019. Many cloud providers, including Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, and Amazon AWS, have also launched containers.

Kubernetes uses manifests files in the form of .yaml to create, modify, and delete Kubernetes resources such as pods, deployments, services, etc. But Kubernetes…

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