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Ibrahim Diallo

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My Name is Ibrahim, I write code for Humans.

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Linked in password leak check

Linked in password leak check

Linkedin is one of the many social network I never got into. After I was recommended by a friend that it was the best way to get a job, I opened an account. Filled up my profile information and subscribed to a few interesting subjects. It didn't take long before a swarm of spammy messages invaded my inbox. Unsubscribing to a single one was an event on its own. By adding friends and strangers from my contact list, I learned of some new skills that I had. I didn't know I had them, but my peers were all ready to endorse me and validate my knowledge. It was exciting. Potential employers will look at all these feats and will fight over me like the last glass of water in the desert. Of course, that was only true in my mind.

Revisiting common sense

Revisiting common sense

Death Valley, like its name implies, is hottest and driest place in North America, nothing grows. Rain is a rare as a funny Adam Sandler movie. The earth is so dry you can see the cracks while driving from 10 miles away.

What is success?

What is success?

Success. A word we repeat everyday. We all convinced ourselves that success is the opposite of failure. It has become synonymous to happiness. If we don't succeed, then we are certainly failures. We are not happy. But comes a day you ask yourself an important question: What is success? Most of us are too quick to answer and often do no more than associate it with money and popularity. But is that all there is to it?

Creating your own CDN with Nginx

Creating your own CDN with Nginx

If you've used WordPress, then you know that it has a nice little folder called upload where all the pictures and videos you upload get stored. This is all fine and dandy, until people start accessing those assets.

Installing software: Ruby

Installing software: Ruby

Ruby is a programming language that has become popular after DHH has created a web framework with it, Rails. It is the first robust framework I used for development, but since then I have switched to different tools.

Watch folder/files change with bash script

Watch folder/files change with bash script

One of the greatest thing about web development is instant gratification. If you make any changes to your HTML, CSS, or JavaScript all you have to do is refresh the browser page and your new changes will show up. There is no time wasted compiling the code. However, recently I have been working on different projects and some of them make use of SASS or Less CSS. These are programming tools that compile into CSS. The main benefit is that you can use it modularize your css but the price is that you have to compile the CSS every time you make change.

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The PC is not dead, we just don't need new ones

The PC is not dead, we just don't need new ones

When was the last time you needed to buy a new PC? Two years ago? Three years ago? The last PC I built was in 2009. I had to upgrade because I pushed the previous one I built to the limit and that was in 2004. A 2009 desktop is old in computer years, but not so much in processing power. It maybe true that there are a zillion new processors out in the market and their benchmark show exponential improvement. But to me benchmarking is just a marketing gimmick. PC sales are plunging but they are the wrong indicator to determine the advancement of the technology. The reason we are not buying PCs anymore is because those we have are already pretty amazing.

List of laptops that support Ubuntu

List of laptops that support Ubuntu

Ubuntu is one of my favorite OS. It is very user friendly, perfect for surfing the web, for music, for movies and even gaming. At the same time you have all the power of Linux behind it so I can use it for working on my projects. Recently, I bought a new laptop and unfortunately I found myself returning it because it was a just a giant hardware dongle.

Detecting Internet Explorer version with JavaScript

Detecting Internet Explorer version with JavaScript

Parsing the browser User Agent is very unreliable. Not only users can easily manipulate it but the string can be very inconsistent. There were times where I needed to write specific code for Internet Explorer but I don't like writing in line JavaScript or loading a separate script just for that. I wish browser makers could agree on making unique GUID that can easily be looked up on a table to determine the browser. So Instead, I make use of IE conditional comments to set values that will only be present in Internet Explorer.


JavaScript Collection

Learn tips and tricks that will turn you into an Awesome® Javascript Dev.

JavaScript Tips and tricks

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Use local storage and fall back to cookies

Cookies There are better ways to save information on the browser then using cookies. Cookies save all values in one long string and has to be parsed every time…

Are you new to JavaScript?

JavaScript can be a little bit challenging at first. There are a few things that once mastered will make your journey smoother. These are the little things that I want to explain to you here. I make the frustrating things as friendly as possible so you don't have to stress over it.

Photography

Every little corner has a story. Sometimes a camera tells the story and a picture is worth a thousand words.

There are professional photographers and then there is me who happens to have a camera on my phone. Here's to what came out.