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2016

March

At some point you become paranoid

At some point you become paranoid

One day I found a snippet of code online that would randomly open the CD tray on my computer. When I opened the VBScript file, I was amazed how few lines of coded were needed to do this. I quickly grew interest to be the author of my own fun little programs. When I discovered programming I figured that with enough time, I could make the computer do whatever I wanted. I fell in love instantly. However, time has taught me that love is not what you feel when everything is alright. Love is surviving in the harshest of conditions. And surely, my love for programming has been tested when someone other then I, started using my little programs.

February

Setting up Windows machine to work on Linux Projects

Setting up Windows machine to work on Linux Projects

Some environments are just better suited to do a particular type of work. If you want to play tennis you will feel more comfortable in a tennis court. If you want to enjoy the summer, you will feel comfortable at the beach. If you want to develop using PHP, you will feel at home with Linux.

When you build an irrelevant system

When you build an irrelevant system

The night is the perfect time for me to work. The phone doesn't ring, there are less updates on social networks, and myself I can't distract anybody either. The problem is, in the morning I have to interact with people, usually early in the morning. Spending the nights in front of the computer writing code leaves me with very little time left to sleep.

Adblock is great for publishers

Adblock is great for publishers

Since Apple added the option to block ads on iOS, companies started panicking about their future. The majority of the web is supported through ad impressions. A newspaper that sells printed content in a kiosk will forgo those few cents from readers, for the opportunity to blast them with ads on the web.

The best View(er) on the Planet

The best View(er) on the Planet

I like to think I am a simple man. But I know that everyone that ever said that is the complete opposite. The reason I say this is because I don't immediately jump on the latest technology.

January

Why can't we create secure passwords?

Why can't we create secure passwords?

Creating a strong password is hard. Everyday we hear a story of someone's account that was hacked. On Twitter, there are always companies apologizing for tweets made by someone who hijacked their account.

It's 2016, did we fix the C10K problem?

It's 2016, did we fix the C10K problem?

Many years ago, developers saw a growth in traffic on the web and were appalled by how most websites poorly handled the spike. Moore's Law was still in effect, web servers were becoming faster every year, but software wasn't keeping up. So in response, Dan Kegel created a little place on the internet where developers could find the configurations needed to handle at least 10,000 concurrent connections.

When Bic sells it's last pen

When Bic sells it's last pen

I have horrible handwriting and I'm not ashamed of it. It's ugly and barely legible. In my family, I have the worst handwriting. But still, with enough effort, and guessing, you can read what I am trying to say.

How to make your website searchable from the browser bar with OpenSearch

How to make your website searchable from the browser bar with OpenSearch

If you are like me, you like using shortcuts to get work done. The typical way to search for a video on YouTube is to first go to youtube.com wait for it to load, then you type your query. This is a quick process and it's hard to imagine any step you can cut to make the process faster. But of course there is a way and it doesn't require any work at all.

The best way to add custom web fonts

The best way to add custom web fonts

JS Tip of the day

Organizing your JavaScript

Relative to other languages, learning JavaScript is a much easier process. It's easy to use it to add a functionality to your website. For example making a pop …

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