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Ibrahim Diallo

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2015

April

Chrome Updates are disabled by administrator

Chrome Updates are disabled by administrator

Chrome 32 came out with in January of 2014. Since then, I have not been able to update it on my windows 7 machine. That is until today.

How to build a website from scratch series

How to build a website from scratch series

In this series, we will start from the very beginning on how to build a website from scratch. In this article we will not be using any of the popular framework, if you want to install wordpress on your own server click here. My goal is to have a fully functional website built on a solid foundation from the very beginning.

When isolated, the odds are always 50 percent

When isolated, the odds are always 50 percent

Years ago, I read this question on the web:

Infrastructure

Infrastructure

When Katrina hit 10 years ago, President Bush was accused of negligence. He could have handled it better some say. I don't have the political background or natural disaster expertise to tell you what he could have done, but I can tell you for sure that the event was heavily documented.

Time to get to work, you sonofabitch

Time to get to work, you sonofabitch

There is something romantic about the tech world. More specifically the programming world. A world where we still believe in a pure breed born once every decade. The true programmers. The real programmers. I can name a few if I must. Bret Victor, John Skeet, Jeff Atwood, Steve Yegge, Douglas Crockford, John Resig, John Carmack. These are people I truly admire and think highly of. They are in my true programmers bucket. A virtual box I created because I have no real understanding of what trully makes then great, but I chose this label for the sake of keeping up with conversation.

Why we hate flash

Why we hate flash

We don't hate flash. It's an amazing tool and I use the present tense here because you can still find it in the wilderness. It's only recently that YouTube, which mainly played videos through flash, switched the default player to be in HTML5. That is when media outlets started the whole campaign of saying flash is dead(er). When you open YouTube on a browser that doesn't support html5 then you still use flash.

No such thing as smooth Database switch

No such thing as smooth Database switch

When designing a database abstraction layer, it is very tempting to fall into the trap of wanting to create a single module that handles MySQL, Postgres, MSSQL or any other database engine. I know I did.

How to think like a programmer

How to think like a programmer

When dealing with software bugs, how you ask the question determines how likely you are to get a good answer. To me programming is talking with a computer. The computer understands zeroes and ones, nothing in between. So when someone has a bug and tells a story instead of giving the relevant zeroes and ones, chances are they will never find a solution.

So you've been blogging for 2 years

So you've been blogging for 2 years

When you start programming and you find that you enjoy it so much, you can only wish that you had started it when you were younger. In the tech world, young has always been the new black. Young kids like Bill Gates and Zuckerberg tamed the world before they got rid of their acne. The rest of us, who didn't know what to do in our teen years, are left to suffer in our own eternal internal humiliation.

March

How meetings should be

How meetings should be

If you recorded yourself talking for ten minutes then sent it to all your team, do you think they would listen to it?

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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