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Ibrahim Diallo

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2015

May

The job you learn to love

The job you learn to love

I didn't love programming before I started. It was a mean to an end. I was broke, dropped out of college and needed to make a living. Programming was something that made sense to me. When I read code, it didn't feel like a coded language that could only be deciphered by smart people. To me it was simple sets of instructions that allowed communication with a computer. A computer's language. I didn't see a flash of light followed by a hipster song montage with me coding in the dark with the screen light shining on my nerd glasses. I don't even wear glasses.

Open source is not a charity

Open source is not a charity

It is tempting to think that the reason open source software works, is because it is free. Linux, Apache, Nginx, android are all open source software and they make the world go around. It helps that they cost nothing to get, but the reason they are so successful is because they are amazing pieces of software.

No one ever won an argument on the internet

No one ever won an argument on the internet

You are not going to convince anyone with facts and figures. Have you heard of the climate change argument? Have you heard of internet arguments?

April

What do you do when you suck at everything?

What do you do when you suck at everything?

It was a Monday morning. I walked to school as usual with my confidence up to the roof. I never bothered getting breakfast because I can see my house from the schoolyard and sneaking out was an option during lunch time. It was on this day that Miss Flo decided to gather her students in a circle. When she stood behind each one of us, our job was to show our talent. Some whistled, some did animal sounds, some did back flips, some sang, everyone had a talent of some sort.

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.

JS Tip of the day

Organizing your JavaScript

Relative to other languages, learning JavaScript is a much easier process. It's easy to use it to add a functionality to your website. For example making a pop …

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