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HTTP /2 anti-patterns

February 21, 2017 10:33 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The web has changed dramatically over the last decade, yet the backbone of the web – HTTP, hasn’t been changed. HTTP/1.1 has got various limitations and web developers have always worked around those, Performance issue in terms of bandwidth utilization.....


Webpack 2

January 10, 2017 5:55 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Webpack is my current module bundler. Webpack 1 wasn’t able to parse ES2015 modules, so Babel would convert them into CommonJS. I really hated this workflow. Webpack 2 can parse ES2015 modules, and is able to eliminate dead code based.....


Google Earth VR

November 16, 2016 7:27 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Google Earth VR lets you explore the world from totally new perspectives in virtual reality. Stroll the streets of Tokyo, soar over the Grand Canyon, or walk around the Eiffel Tower. This virtual reality app lets you see the world’s.....


Cross domain AJAX request

November 7, 2016 12:20 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Cross domain AJAX call strikes fear to any front-end developer who had the misfortune of having had to do it. There are no shortage of discussion concerning cross domain AJAX. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/5750696/how-to-get-a-cross-origin-resource-sharing-cors-post-request-working http://stackoverflow.com/questions/10636611/how-does-access-control-allow-origin-header-work This guy goes through all this trouble to.....


Wix steals source code from WordPress

October 29, 2016 5:33 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Wix, which spent over $140 million in its marketing effort last year, stole WordPress source code to create its mobile app. This is down right despicable. I am flabbergasted!!. If I were Matt Mullenweg, I would not have complained about.....


I Seoul U

October 24, 2016 11:13 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

I cam across this article ‘I.Seoul.U’ – the Confusing New Slogan for Seoul, South Korea and I not only found the new slogan confusing, but felt quite embarrassed. (My parents are from Korea and naturally, I don’t like Korea being.....


Remembering Alex King

October 8, 2016 9:25 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

About this time last year, I’ve learned that Alex King had passed away from colon cancer. Today, I wondered if his blog was still up. I don’t know why. I was just curious. And it was. Apparently, his family didn’t.....


You can use Disqus on AMP page now

September 21, 2016 4:03 pm Published by 2 Comments

Disqus has announced that it is now compatible with AMP pages. https://help.disqus.com/customer/en/portal/articles/2405826-disqus-for-google-s-amp There is no official plugin for AMP page installation so Disqus for AMP loses some functionalities official Disqus plugin offers. However, this is understandable as AMP severely limits.....


I told you Google is Skynet!!

September 9, 2016 4:50 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Google DeepMind (creator of AlphaGo) just announced its WaveNet project. WaveNet uses DeepMind’s AI capabilities to create text-to-speech program that emulates almost indistinguishable speech. WaveNet, as I understand, generates voices by sampling real human speech and directly modeling audio waveforms.....