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Ibrahim Diallo

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2017

October

Highly addictive and distracting

Highly addictive and distracting

You have to make a choice. Two screens in front of you. One has the long and tedious work you have to do. You have to manually write both JavaScript and PHP validation script for a 40 fields form and it is not styled. You only got a JPEG for reference. On the other screen, the new Unreleased Star Wars movie is playing. If you don't like star wars and boycott Disney like a decent person should, just imagine your favorite movie playing.

September

Tell them about the Options

Tell them about the Options

Remember when we used to tell people that their phone is a computer? Guess what? They forgot. Now they are convince their phone is smart, and that a computer is this big bulky thing that comes with a desk. They forgot everything about computers.

August

How to build a self driving car

How to build a self driving car

I had been tinkering with all sort of devices since I could remember. Everyone knew that I was destined to work with electronics. My parents knew I would be a great engineer and make the family proud. But after a couple classes as an electronic engineering major, I checked my wallet and realized that I was broke.

No one wants to buy my product!

No one wants to buy my product!

Sales can sometimes be poor indicator of the success of your product.

July

Download a file from the command line in Windows

Download a file from the command line in Windows

As a Linux user, I can't help but spend most of my time on the command line. Not that the GUI is not efficient, but there are things that are simply faster to do with the keyboard.

No one is going to love working with you

No one is going to love working with you

The only person that firmly believes in your startup is you. If you find that your employees, your interns don't exuberate that passion you feel every time you hear your start up name, it's not them. It's you.

Leave out all the rest.

Leave out all the rest.

A year alone in a new country. A year I couldn't turn to a friend. A year I saw into darkness. A voice whispered in my ears. A voice shouted into my ears. A voice reached out and kept me going.

June

My Trip to TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield 2017

My Trip to TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield 2017

In April in 2016, I joined a start-up. It was my very first, I didn't know the first thing about it. What I found exciting was the idea of bootstrapping every thing from the ground up. One year later, we were standing on the podium, presenting our start-up in the Techcrunch Disrupt Battlefield. It's a success, it's an experience, it is the source of great confusion. I would like to tell you how we got there and about the unexpected things that we learned along the way. tl;dr: If you want to know about our experience, you gonna have to read. Sorry

May

Perl

Perl

This may not be relevant to most people but I just have to say it. I love perl.

April

Quietly waiting for Overnight Success

Quietly waiting for Overnight Success

4 years ago, I carved a little place on the web for myself. No, I did no create a new social media profile. I created a blog. This old thing in the age of videos, tweets, and one-click-create-a-website. I chose a medium that is being phased out by the mainstream, not intentionally, but because it made sense at the time. And here we are today reading it. This little place is the only place I have somewhat control of, so I will use it to tell you what has happened in the 4 year span.

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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