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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.....


Developers Beware

September 2, 2016 4:12 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Not happy with song selections offered by Soundcloud, I recently began investigating into Spotify Web API. https://developer.spotify.com/web-api/ I am so glad that I did not invest any time before realizing that Spotify Web API does not allow full length streaming.....


How to use system font

August 18, 2016 1:51 am Published by Leave your thoughts

I’ve noticed that WordPress 4.6, which was release yesterday, uses system font. To clarify, “system font” isn’t really a font but the font which your OS uses. For example, if you are on Windows 10 or 7, your system font.....


Lazy Load Mashup

August 3, 2016 4:05 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Firstly, what is lazy loading? According to wikipedia, lazy loading “is a design pattern commonly used in computer programming to defer initialization of an object until the point at which it is needed. It can contribute to efficiency in the.....


Best Practices for Call to Action Buttons

July 25, 2016 8:44 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

For buttons, please use <button></button>. So many times, I see <a href> tag being misused like this. Of course this works. Buy why use it to create a fake button? Perhaps some front-end developers feel uncomfortable styling a button? Call.....


Faster than 99% of the website

July 21, 2016 7:09 am Published by 2 Comments

hackya.com/us is faster than 99% of the website now. https://tools.pingdom.com/#!/dRZtE3/https://nammamysuru.com/us/ https://tools.pingdom.com/#!/by3a7P/https://nammamysuru.com/us https://tools.pingdom.com/#!/cyqz9g/https://nammamysuru.com/us Page loading took mere 0.319 second. I like what I am seeing!! hackya.com/us has never been faster. haha https://tools.pingdom.com/#!/cOfOtr/https://nammamysuru.com/us https://tools.pingdom.com/#!/BPve9/https://nammamysuru.com/us


MaxCDN now supports HTTP/2

July 19, 2016 6:42 am Published by Leave your thoughts

MaxCDN announced that it has ditched SPDY in favor of HTTP/2. https://www.maxcdn.com/blog/http2-support/ HTTP/2 is a major revision of the HTTP network protocol used by the World Wide Web. It was developed from the earlier experimental SPDY protocol, originally developed by.....