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Global .gitignore

I found myself adding .idea and .DS_STORE to .gitignore in every repository I鈥檝e been working on, but then I realized I could take advantage of Git鈥檚 global .gitignore. ...

January 31, 2024 路 1 min 路 Saeed

Journey of Life

鈥淲herever you鈥檙e hoping to get to in life, the quality of the journey must be more important than those fleeting moments when you actually seem to arrive at your destination. Because most of your life is the journey, most of your life is a process of solving problems. It is not and never will be the condition of basking in the absence of all problems. You will always have something to do....

June 26, 2023 路 1 min 路 Saeed

Base64 implementation in Rust - Part 2: decoding

In the previous article, we explored how base64 encoding works and successfully implemented it in Rust. Now, let鈥檚 delve into the process of decoding a base64-encoded string. It is important to note that the implementations discussed here are primarily for educational purposes, and for production environments, it is recommended to employ well-established libraries. Theory Here are the steps to decode a base64-encoded string: Split the string into groups of 4 characters....

May 25, 2023 路 5 min 路 Saeed

Base64 Implementation in Rust - Part 1: encoding

I鈥檝e been learning Rust on and off for quite a some time and every time I pick it up again I learn something new. A few days ago when I came back to it again, I was looking for a educational project to do and I decided to implement the Base64 algorithm in Rust. In this post, I will explain how to encode data to base64 in Rust. Decoding from base64 will be covered in a separate blog post, but it鈥檚 worth practicing by implementing it yourself....

May 16, 2023 路 6 min 路 Saeed

Deploy Hugo on Github Pages with GitHub Actions

For the start, you will require two repositories: one to store your Hugo project, and the other to host the GitHub page with the static files generated by Hugo. Configuring GitHub Pages GitHub Pages is a straightforward solution for hosting a static website. You can find more information on how to set up your GitHub Pages in the relevant documentation. To give GitHub Actions permission to write to your GitHub Pages repository, you will need to create a secret key pair....

February 7, 2023 路 3 min 路 Saeed

Today's Mantra

Let鈥檚 approach today differently. Let鈥檚 be mindful. Let鈥檚 not worry about the future. Whenever our minds wander, let鈥檚 bring them back to the present moment. Let鈥檚 love. Let鈥檚 smile.

February 1, 2023 路 1 min 路 Saeed

What Next

Steps towards a dream Since moving to Germany, I have struggled to find a long-term goal to guide my daily actions. My dream of living abroad, particularly in Germany, had been with me since my early twenties, but it wasn鈥檛 until my late twenties that I committed to making it a reality. To prepare for this move, I left my hometown and spent time in Tehran, where I gained valuable experience working in technology companies and tested my ability to live independently in a different city while dealing with the challenges that come with it....

January 29, 2023 路 7 min 路 Saeed

Books I Loved Most in 2021

In terms of reading, 2021 was a productive year for me. I read several books, here is the list of those that I loved most. Outliers: The Story of Success When the books I had ordered online were delivered to me, I saw the Outliers were also in the package. I was disappointed because I hadn鈥檛 ordered this, and after contacting the seller, he said he mistakenly put this book instead of another book that I鈥檇 ordered....

January 5, 2022 路 8 min 路 Saeed

To remember during the bad days

It won鈥檛 last. You have felt other things. You will feel other things again. Emotions are like weather. They change and shift. Clouds can seem as still as stone. We look at them and hardly notice a change at all. And yet they always move. The worst part of any experience is the part where you feel like you can鈥檛 take it any more. So, if you feel like you can鈥檛 take it any more, the chances are you are already at the worst point....

August 16, 2021 路 1 min 路 Saeed

Doing the Dishes as an Act of Mindfullness

I don鈥檛 know why, but for me doing the dishes is one the worst aspect of life, especially when you have to do it after one of the best aspects of life, eating. Since I鈥檝e been struggling to wash the dishes as soon as I use them, the result has always been a sink full of dirty and stinky dishes. I have tried many ways to overcome this laziness. One of those ways is to look at it as an act of mindfulness....

July 29, 2021 路 4 min 路 Saeed

The Obstacle Is the Way by Ryan Holiday - Highlights

you can focus your energy exclusively on solving problems, rather than reacting to them. When you worry, ask yourself, What am I choosing to not see right now? We are A-to-Z thinkers, fretting about A, obsessing over Z, yet forgetting all about B through Y. Think progress, not perfection. Okay, you鈥檝e got to do something very difficult. Don鈥檛 focus on that. Instead break it down into pieces. Simply do what you need to do right now....

February 15, 2021 路 2 min 路 Saeed

A few ideas for your next Go project

Have you ever been out of idea on what to code for your next open-source or side-project? As a beginner, you can find many resources and tutorials on different beginner-friendly projects out there. But when you pass that level, you just cannot come up with any interesting ideas to work on while you鈥檙e learning. You can take any of these ideas for your next project, and dont鈥 forget the purpose of doing this, is learning....

January 21, 2021 路 4 min 路 Saeed

Man's Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl - Highlights

Nietzsche: 鈥淗e who has a Why to live for, can bear almost any How.鈥 Life is not primarily a quest for pleasure, as Freud believed, or a quest for power, as Alfred Adler taught, but a quest for meaning. The greatest task for any person is to find meaning in his or her life. Frankl saw three possible sources for meaning: in work (doing something significant), in love (caring for another person), and in courage during diffcult times....

January 17, 2021 路 4 min 路 Saeed

2020 in a Nutshell

In March 2020, the government announced a lockdown. No one allows to go out except for shopping, and everyone must work from home. First of all, despite of the hard situation for every business, I was lucky that I didn鈥檛 get laid off and my salary remained untouched. After a few days of passing time at home, playing video games, and watching movies, I felt guilty that I鈥檓 not as productive as I should be and I鈥檓 not using my time efficiently....

January 14, 2021 路 5 min 路 Saeed

How to write a PHP Youtube video downloader

PHP is not the best language for writing a download manager, but in this article, we are going to learn how we can download videos from Youtube. Because PHP does not support multithreading, we cannot make a proper download manager that split the file into several chunks and download it concurrently. There are some ways to add multithreading to PHP, but for the sake of this article, we won鈥檛 go through those ways and will stick to single threading....

April 16, 2020 路 11 min 路 Saeed