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Jordan Mlynar

What I use to better myself

Learning can be fun... or at least made more interesting then back in algebra when you couldn't stop staring at your teachers coke nail.

Binging with Babish

Red Letter Media

Like most of us during the COVID lockdown, I found myself having a lot more time to cook rather than get take out and focus on different hobbies (I still regret not learning breadmaking like everyone else). In my journey to find a meal other than ramen and scrambled eggs I found Binging with Babish. What sets Oliver Babish (Andrew Rea) and his team apart from other YouTube Chefs is his balance between a dedication to the craft and having fun while cooking. In numerous episodes he makes a variety of versions ranging from top of the line rare ingredients or exact replicas of meals from various media, and then follows it up with a more sensible, cost effective version. Along the way he will bring up what ingredients are optional, can be swapped out, and even test out different combinations and explain his reasoning on why different combos are worth the try or should be avoided at all costs. If you want to become more interested in cooking (or want to trick a SO to be), Binging with Babish is the place to start.

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David Bombal

David Bombal

This channel features David Bombal and per his own bio goes over “Linux, Python, Ethical Hacking, Networking, CCNA, Virtualization and other IT related topics.” Simply put, he has great pacing, topical subject matter and interesting guests that make for a internesting if not troubling listen. I tend to put him on in the background as a podcast I can tab back to if I want to know how he did something or is taking about a hacking device with a unique use. This is a great place to go if you are interested in the world of IT and Cybersecurity.

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You would not be reading this if it wasn't for While I kept finding ways to dance around sitting down and learning to code W3 was always around with their excellent in-depth guides and articles. Their HTML and CSS lessons contain a feature called “Try it yourself” where as you learn about a new idea you are able to pull up some code and make adjustments and satisfy your curiosity before moving onto the next idea. They go beyond just the basic and also have articles and courses for languages like Java, Python, C#, and even Cybersecurity. On top of all this they also maintain “W3.CSS”. As a easier to digest alternative to Bootstrap (basically a smart pre-written way to use CSS) it allows you to quickly get a website up and running while still leaving a bit of a challenge and coding know how so when your site stops working you don't need to go and undo everything or contact Squarespace’s technical support team, you just go in to your files and fix it. If you are having issues getting into coding W3schools will at the very least get you going with your right foot forward.

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Unmesh Dinda hosts a Photoshop-centric graphic design tutorial / feature showcase on topics such as photography retouching or new AI supported image generation. His pacing is presented in such a way that I don’t mind refreshing ideas or commands I have already memorized but at the same time I am able to understand new ones without the need to constantly pause and repeat sections of the video. Simply put: the production quality, pedagogical merit, and approachability of this content are all top class and free! Graphic Artists of all skill levels can and will learn something new from Unmesh and all PiXimperfect has to offer.

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Honorable Mentions:

24 hrs of Harvard Computer Science Course for free! plenty of paid and free courses of a number of different topics and career paths. if its tech and you want to repair it yourself this is the place to go!