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Ibrahim Diallo

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2015

September

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.

Traveling through time using context

Traveling through time using context

Since the dawn of time, mankind has thought of time as a linear entity. Linear because we portray it as something we can travel forward, or backward on. Our only limitation is technology. At least when we read science fiction, or science magazines, we see that all we need is one genius figure out the right tech to break this barrier.

HTML image copyright license attribute initiative

HTML image copyright license attribute initiative

Have you ever tried to share a picture on the web? Of course you had and it was very easy. You probably went to instafacetwittergur and simply dragged and dropped your image into their platform and it was uploaded.

Own your personal website

Own your personal website

I have a problem with social media. It is restrictive. I am not referring to things like the 140 characters in a tweet. Limitation is sometimes the source of great creativity. To me, social media constrain you to only whats possible within the network.

Things to remember about programming

Things to remember about programming

It's been a year since I left my previous job and everyday there are so many lessons I learn. I wanted to take the time to write about each of them, but they come in faster then I can type. Remember in the programming world, it is one thing to write about software, it is a whole other to write software.

Make no mistakes or no one wants you

Make no mistakes or no one wants you

You can only learn from your own mistakes. I think everyone can agree with that. However, no one wants the people that make mistakes in their team.

Mp3 is now free

Mp3 is now free

Mp3 is not free. I am reminded of this every time I update Audacity. What do I mean by not free? Well you need to buy a license to use the encoder in your application. We don't think about it because we are usually on the consumer side. But the good news is, this restriction expires on September 2015. And what happens when it does?

Something about learning new things

Something about learning new things

My little niece will do whatever it takes to stay up as late as possible and wake up on the first light of day. Her reason? She doesn't want to miss a second of the day. She wants to be there when everything happens. At night, her eyes will be closing but when asked if she is sleepy, her answer is always, No! Followed by a sudden burst of energy.

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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