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Ibrahim Diallo

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2015

September

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.

The web lasts forever, until it doesn't

The web lasts forever, until it doesn't

The scariest thing on the Internet is that they say it never forgets. We all start young on this platform and we all did or said some embarrassing stuff that we hope no one will find. In my first interactions with the web, I became friends with someone in the US and I thank her for teaching me how to write in English. But the other important thing she taught me was how to create a website.

Someone else thought of it

Someone else thought of it

One thing I get a lot from people new in the tech field is a problem with coming up with new ideas. It is the make it or break it formula for everyone new in the field. I gave up on this idea long ago. Not because I can't come up with a great idea, but because it is irrelevant.

Winning arguments

Winning arguments

I spent an hour on reddit before deciding to finally open my text editor and finish this article that I started a year ago. The virtualization of conversation has created the illusion of facilitating the the process of winning an arguments. Because now like never before, we have the world's knowledge at our fingertips. But, like I said it is an illusion.

JS Tip of the day

Ajax without jQuery

It took me a long time to implement jQuery into my everyday workflow but now I am so used to it that I rely on it entirely for some tasks. The more I use, the m…

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