Internet Explorer 8 supports partially box-sizing in tables

Not so long ago, in the dark times when browsers did not have native developer tools, and Internet Explorer 6 was dominating the web landscape inflicting pain and sufferings to all of the Front End developers in the world, the fundamental property of CSS that is the box model, the formula that dictates how widths and heights sizes … Continue reading Internet Explorer 8 supports partially box-sizing in tables

Chrome changes its center of gravity, reference is not the document but the viewport

Each system needs coordinates and references rules, when speaking of two dimensional systems we have for the Cartesian one a source point starting from which the elements grow positively to the right and upwards, if you remove height units you move down. Take for example the famous puzzle game Tetris, as the blocks pile up, when … Continue reading Chrome changes its center of gravity, reference is not the document but the viewport

Free SSL certificate for HTTPS provider StartCom StartSSL distrusted by Mozilla and Google

We are in a stormy period from the political point of view on a global level, and those who deal with technology can occasionally get the impression of being in a kind of virtuous bubble, a community of enthusiasts discussing in honesty and transparency in a general mood of trust, trust which is the basis of … Continue reading Free SSL certificate for HTTPS provider StartCom StartSSL distrusted by Mozilla and Google

Codemotion 2016 @ Milan

In life one never stop learning, if we consider all the innovations that are coming up in these years for technology, it would take the lives of a cat to follow on everything. In this sense, technology conferences are a good way to explore new trends in the industry thanks to experts that wear the journalist hat, filtering the news … Continue reading Codemotion 2016 @ Milan

Lunh valid Credit Card number generator, for arbitrary BIN

If you run your own payment page, you probably know by now that MasterCard’s new 2-series BINs ranges are coming, and having some test cards to run against validators is always good in order to check that front end update is going well, but where to get them? There are many websites that provide generators that produce test … Continue reading Lunh valid Credit Card number generator, for arbitrary BIN

Mind the dollar while debugging, jQuery vs Command Line API

The number one reason jQuery is the most loved and used front end library of the whole internet is the handy DOM selection API that allows to use the CSS syntax to interact with page elements, and the other convenient factor is the alias $ (dollar sign) that is was unique and short enough (one character, dhu) to make it … Continue reading Mind the dollar while debugging, jQuery vs Command Line API

Mail app killing CPU and battery on Mac OSX

This is a strange period in technology, while the world talks about going green, saving power by unplugging home devices while unused because that small LED light multiplied by millions of users costs lot of energy, it seems instead that hardware manufacturers, software developers, and IT companies more in general don’t give a fuck about any … Continue reading Mail app killing CPU and battery on Mac OSX

DCMprovider, Gallery and battery drain on Samsung Galaxy Note 4

I’m a Note user since 2012 when I switched from an iPhone 3GS to the Note 2, and loved the S Pen experience ever since, reason why I stayed loyal to this series till Note 4, but the one thing that unfortunately got worse over time after every software update was bloatware and subsequent overheat and battery drain. After … Continue reading DCMprovider, Gallery and battery drain on Samsung Galaxy Note 4