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Ibrahim Diallo

June 2015

A very disappointing number

A very disappointing number

The thing the makes TV the most prestigious advertising medium is the fact that the numbers are missing. Viewership is almost myth. You may very well say that a show has millions of viewers simply for hype sake. No one can deny those numbers and no one can confirm them either.

Computer, clear my schedule

Computer, clear my schedule

There was a time when input was a major challenge. Truly a problem. Imagine if every time you had a witty comment you'd have to grab a set of punch cards and carefully puncture your 140 characters long witty remark.

Endeavor

Endeavor

The world is filled with wanderers endeavorers. "We tried" they said. "I tried so hard", I always say. But there are those things we do, and we don't dare use the word trying. "We did it", we say.

Sharing files and directories in Ubuntu Server

Sharing files and directories in Ubuntu Server

If you read my post about creating your own CDN you must have wondered how to share files across servers. I use one server to host my code and another to host my image files or assets. This could be problematic for most simple set ups because you have to upload your files into a different server.

Revisiting old code

Revisiting old code

Code does not grow old. If you take a copy of Microsoft DOS, the compiled code will still perform what it was intended to do. It was fine before, and it is fine today. Our needs may have changed but the code itself is intact and robust as it always was.

The Visitors from Google

The Visitors from Google

Over the few years this blog has been up, Google has been bringing many types of visitors. The most notable ones are the Googlers looking to find a quick answer to copy and paste, and those who come in to read and enjoy the content. This is not the most popular place to hang out on the web, it is rare to see someone who comes here without been referred.

Who keeps the park clean?

Who keeps the park clean?

When I was growing up, I never paid attention to the cleanliness of my neighborhood. When you finish drinking your soda, you throw it away. Anywhere, it didn't matter. It's not like I was a hooligan, it was just what you did. Whether it was a soda can, the rest of your sandwich, a plate of food, or a car battery, you just throw it in a direction furthest from you. The grown ups did it too, it was all too normal.

Everybody is in a hurry

Everybody is in a hurry

Learn JavaScript in 21 days. Check! Find a JavaScript job in 14 days. Check! Create an amazing website in 7 days. Done! Now sell that website in 1 day and rake in the millions of dollars. Done! Now you can forget everything about JavaScript because you don't need it anymore. Let's learn Android.

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Dealing with Live HTML Collections

To select elements from the DOM, we use browsers APIs like getElementsBy*. To make our lives easier, the result of these methods are Live. What this means is th…

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