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Ibrahim Diallo

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2015

June

Computer, clear my schedule

Computer, clear my schedule

There was a time when input was a major challenge. Truly a problem. Imagine every time you have a witty comment you had to grab a punch card and carefully puncture your 140 characters long witty remark.

Endeavor

Endeavor

The world is filled with wanderers endeavorers. "We tried" they said. "I tried so hard", I always say. But there are those things we do, and we don't dare use the word trying. "We did it", we say.

Sharing files and directories in Ubuntu Server

Sharing files and directories in Ubuntu Server

If you read my post about creating your own CDN you must have wondered how to share files across servers. I use one server to host my code and another to host my image files or assets. This could be problematic for most simple set ups because you have to upload your files into a different server.

Revisiting old code

Revisiting old code

Code does not grow old. If you take a copy of Microsoft DOS, the compiled code will still perform what it was intended to do. It was fine before, and it is fine today. Our needs may have changed but the code itself is intact and robust as it always was.

The Visitors from Google

The Visitors from Google

Over the few years this blog has been up, Google has been bringing many types of visitors. The most notable ones are the Googlers looking to find a quick answer to copy and paste, and those who come in to read and enjoy the content. This is not the most popular place to hang out on the web, it is rare to see someone who comes here without been referred.

Who keeps the park clean?

Who keeps the park clean?

When I was growing up, I never paid attention to the cleanliness of my neighborhood. When you finish drinking your soda, you throw it away. Anywhere, it didn't matter. It's not like I was a hooligan, it was just what you did. Whether it was a soda can, the rest of your sandwich, a plate of food, or a car battery, you just throw it in a direction furthest from you. The grown ups did it too, it was all too normal.

Everybody is in a hurry

Everybody is in a hurry

Learn JavaScript in 21 days. Check! Find a JavaScript job in 14 days. Check! Create an amazing website in 7 days. Done! Now sell that website in 1 day and rake in the millions of dollars. Done! Now you can forget everything about JavaScript because you don't need it anymore. Let's learn Android.

May

Working with bad software

Working with bad software

Movable Type is a blogging engine made by a husband and wife. It promises to take the hurdle of managing content of your website with a single solution. I've seen people who swear by it and I don't blame them. Every software sucks but if you spend enough time and effort you can make it suck a little less everyday. Movable Type is a solution for a multitude of problems and it does a good job solving them. But sometimes, it is also an awful choice.

Where do I find ideas?

Where do I find ideas?

Two friends went to their first meeting with an investor. They were developing an App and needed some money to quit their job and focus entirely on it. When they met the investor, he asked if they are both developers. The answer was no. So he asked them what is the role of each in building this application. One of the guys said, well I'm no developer but I came up with the idea. The question that followed offended the idea guy.

Morale

Morale

Failing often, making mistakes, struggling, hustling, this is the recipe to build character and success. That's what we hear on the receiving side of the podium.

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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