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Ibrahim Diallo

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2015

October

When you think you know but you don't

When you think you know but you don't

With the internet at our finger tips, it is easy to access any sort of information instantly. Long gone are the days where you memorize all the important dates or names in history. With a few key strokes, Wikipedia presents you with more information than you care to know.

September

We

We

When I see great content on the web, the first thing I do is click on that about us page. I am almost always disappointed. I can tell there is just one guy running the show, but he keeps referring to himself as We.

Teach to learn

Teach to learn

Everyday is an opportunity to learn. But sometimes, it is hard to find something new to learn. When I stumbled upon PHP, I spent day and night trying to follow tutorials and build stuff. At some point I didn't know what else I could experiment with it. It's not that I knew everything about it, but I simply couldn't go beyond what I didn't know I didn't know.

Combating Procrastination one word at a time

Combating Procrastination one word at a time

I've set a goal to write a 1000 words a day a year ago. It all started well, but then one day I just couldn't write. I wrote a few sentences but, it was no where near a thousand. So I decided that what will make me move forward will be Inspcratination.

Let's build an app for that

Let's build an app for that

The cool new thing to do is to build an app. It doesn't matter what the reason is as long as it is an app.

Steering online conversation into the right direction

Steering online conversation into the right direction

When at the movies, you whisper. When in a stadium, you scream your lungs out. At a funeral, you are dead silent. The context of the place you are in determines how loud or soft you talk. But it doesn't end there.

Page content suddenly cut off - PHP

Page content suddenly cut off - PHP

There is an obscure problem that occurs on the web that is very hard to describe. Because it is hard to describe, it is even harder to find an answer on the stackoverflow.

Don't use constant values in programming

Don't use constant values in programming

One of the most time-consuming part of programming is debugging. When making an estimate, programmers will guesstimate how long it might take them to create a program from the ground up. One thing we always forget to take into account is the time we will spend debugging. It is inevitable, your program will have some flaws, it is just human nature.

Buying software is not a charity

Buying software is not a charity

You don't buy software to support the author. You buy it because it solves your problem. Somehow along the way, we forgot that in this business no one cares about you.

Can you sell me a pen?

Can you sell me a pen?

The thing that I found hardest to do in my career is to sell something. Anything. If I had a hang of it, I would probably be financially free today but the first thing that comes to mind when I hear "selling", is salesperson.

JS Tip of the day

Loading jQuery asynchronously

The recommended way to load jQuery is with a script tag. You place it on the bottom of your page and make sure every script that depends on it are loaded after.…

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