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I am Ishan Sharma, iOS & Backend Engineer. I write about programming, productivity and games.

Quick Tip: Faster YouTube Downloads with yt-dlp

YouTube downloads using yt-dlp are faster if you play the video you’re downloading in browser.

July 9, 2023 · 1 min

Finding an Apartment in Vancouver

September 21, 2022 · 3 min

Fix for App Intents Not Working on Xcode 14 Beta

Xcode 14’s First Beta has a bug that may cause App Intents to work. Fortunately a quick fix is listed in release notes.

June 11, 2022 · 1 min

GitHub Commits Not Triggering New Amplify Builds? Check Your Webhooks!

Some of my recent commits generated webhook payload that was missing commits and head_commit keys. That caused AWS Amplify to not publish new changes.

March 13, 2022 · 2 min

Screen Time: Another Feature That Apple Forgot

Apple has a habit of releasing software and features and then neglecting them. Screen Time is one such feature that suffers from several bugs. I share my frustrations with the feature in this post.

February 24, 2022 · 5 min

Moving from WordPress to Hugo

I recently moved this blog from WordPress to Hugo. In this post, I share why I chose Hugo, the theme I’m using and the tools I used for moving content.

February 10, 2022 · 3 min
Image of Apple TV displaying TCL Love Apple with Remote on side

Getting an Apple TV Remote Volume Controls to work with TCL Roku TV

February 8, 2022 · 4 min

PlayStation 4 CE-36329-3 Error Fix: Detach External Hard Disk

After trying a lot of things, I discovered the fix by accident. It’s pretty simple, just remove the external disk and it should be fine.

December 20, 2020 · 1 min

The Little Delights of macOS

macOS has lot of nice features. Recently, I found that mail has a nice little delightful feature when you add rules.

April 28, 2020 · 1 min

Installing Hadoop on Windows/Linux/macOS in 5 Minutes

Need to install Hadoop for a class or a project? It can take some time. Learn how you can easily do it with 1 command in this post.

February 16, 2019 · 3 min