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Ibrahim Diallo

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2019

January

The 40 million dollar job

The 40 million dollar job

Introducing an exclusive extract of Just Fired, my book currently in progress. The 40 million dollar job is part of a completed chapter. Feel free to subscribe to stay informed.

Let's learn social media this time

Let's learn social media this time

I wanted to make a full list of problems that I hope to see solved in my generation. But new year resolutions usually don't last a generation. So this year, I want to put one item on the list. Just one thing I would like to see solved this year. And that thing is Social Media.

What I did last year

What I did last year

2018 has been so busy that I have felt completely overwhelmed... In a good way. I feel like this is the year I grew the most both as a developer and as a man.

2018

December

How to do anything you want with programming

How to do anything you want with programming

I am an annoying instructor because people ask me questions that sound complex to beginners and I give simple obvious answers that are usually not impressive or intuitive. A student asked me a question that was worded in a manner too complex for him to find an answer.

Against facebook

Against facebook

I can't help but feel terrible when I see all the news and articles coming out against facebook. No, I am not supporting facebook in all the terrible decisions they made. What I feel bad about is that we haven't learn anything.

November

Why can't I get hired?

Why can't I get hired?

Companies are struggling to find developers. It's one of these things you are not sure if people are saying this to brag or they are genuinely having a problem. I ask because on the other side, developers are also having a hard time getting hired. Junior developers say no one wants to hire juniors because all jobs require many years of experience. Experienced developers say they can't get jobs quick enough because companies don't want to pay a lot for experienced programmers.

The 4 Phases of computing

The 4 Phases of computing

Everyone and their grandma will be able to drag and drop a few functions with fun emoticons to create fully functional applications. This is not the future, it is happening right now. But the underlying technology will become so big and complex that no one person will understand the whole of it.

October

No Loyalty

No Loyalty

I've been buying phone cases for the past 10 years. For each case I bought, I was extremely satisfied, yet after doing some digging I realized that I have never bought twice from the same vendor. "Why not?" You might ask. Because I bought them on Amazon.

September

Respecting Do Not Track with Google Analytics

Respecting Do Not Track with Google Analytics

It's hard for me to talk about user privacy on this blog when I have Google Analytics measuring everything you do on the website. I've tried to move away from it in the past and use the self-hosted open-source alternative but it quickly failed. When I received a burst of traffic, the server on which it was hosted crashed. I'm still looking for a self-hosted solution but in the meanwhile, I will do what I can to limit tracking by respecting users that specifically ask not to be tracked.

Kwik Talk - A Conversation Simulator

Kwik Talk - A Conversation Simulator

Recently I was reading an article that stated that human conversation is limited to a maximum of 4 people. Add more people to the group and they slowly break into smaller groups.

JS Tip of the day

Please don't detect the browser

Feature detection is a term everyone in the web development world has heard of. Yet, we still find code that tries to detect which browser the user is running t…

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