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Ibrahim Diallo

September 2013

Employee or contractor, you are your own boss. Act like it

Employee or contractor, you are your own boss. Act like it

Being your own boss is a little overrated. At least in the sense that you have your own company and get to do whatever you want. If you have a successful business then you know that that's not how it works. You work longer hours, you make tough decisions, (like firing people), you have to deal with customers directly and do many more stressful things. But I am not writing this to tell you how to handle your small business. This is about being your own boss at while being an employee.

Now that you are experienced, help others

Now that you are experienced, help others

I get frustrated when I hear people saying how much SO (StackOverflow) sucks. The SO team works really hard to improve the way people close irrelevant questions, but in the process I can't help but notice how newcomers are treated. If their question is not "perfectly" written it takes only a couple of seconds for it to be closed and sent to oblivion. The other thing is when a beginner asks a question, instead of getting help, he will receive a torrent of ridiculing comments and that will refrain him from ever asking another question. We all had to start somewhere but when you are experienced enough you have to give others the chance to get there too.

Your code is bad, but good enough for production

Your code is bad, but good enough for production

Most of the code you will write will look stupid when you comeback some times later to review it. Just like when you write a nice article, you know when you re-read it the next day you will find lots of mistakes. But this shouldn't be a reason not to deploy your code to production.

Reviving the blink tag

Reviving the blink tag

All the web browsers worth mentioning have depricated the blink tag. On Mozilla docs they say: Blinking text is frowned upon by several accessibility standards and the CSS specification allows browsers to ignore the blink value. Not that I have ever needed to use the blink tag but today I am going to show you how to bring it back to life.

JS Tip of the day

How to detect when the images are loaded

It is simple to load images to the page using JavaScript. We can create it using two methods then append it to the DOM. var img1 = document.createElement("img…

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