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 ofĀ 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 oneĀ never stop learning, if we consider all the innovations that are coming upĀ in theseĀ years forĀ technology, it would take the lives of a cat to follow on everything. In this sense, technology conferences areĀ 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-seriesĀ BINs ranges are coming, andĀ 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 provideĀ 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 usedĀ front end library of the wholeĀ internet is the handy DOM selection API that allows to use the CSS syntax to interact with page elements, andĀ the otherĀ convenient factor isĀ 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 thatĀ 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 3GSĀ to the Note 2, and loved the SĀ PenĀ experience ever since, reason why I stayed loyal toĀ 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

Scam from China Registry, why it’s stupid and you can ignore it

You’re here for the same reason I had to google about them last week, this “Domain Registration Service company in China” thing that claims someone wants to register your keyword and your domain with chinese TLD, urging you to escalateĀ with the CEO. Why it’s stupid I got one, and they want to use “simonerescio” as … Continue reading Scam from China Registry, why it’s stupid and you can ignore it

Git – How to unfuck by Melanie G. A. PATRICK

A nice handbook for “unfucking” git commits with command lineĀ when things get uglyĀ by Melanie G. A. PATRICK from Trivago

One I’d like to add myself, experimented today on my skin, is about fetching.

Let’s say you created some new tags on BitBucket/Stash/YourGitRepositoryOfChoice and now you want to checkout locally one of these new tags. You might assume that firing a “git fetch” will update everything, you proceed to checkout the tag but your command fails.

Turns out that if you want the tags to be updated, you’ll have to ask for them explicitly :

Before version 2 of git, the fetch command alone would update branches heads and withĀ --tags option would update only tags, after version 2 when the option is included it will update tagsĀ and branches heads,Ā aligning local workspace with remote repository.