Some of you may know that I’m a mechanical keyboard addict by now. Everything started with stingy pain to my left hand caused by the long hours spent programming. Short cuts and modifiers were mostly the culprits. I had no choice but design my own keyboard. The WhiteFox is the result of such effort.
Every time I tell someone that I don’t use Facebook or Whatsapp they can’t believe that a nerd such as myself doesn’t use essential nowadays’ tools. I then start passionately exposing my concerns and showing proof that what I’m saying is true and already happened and not just out my lunatic mind. At that point I’m already labeled as conspiracist and I’m told that I’m over exaggerating and I should put my tin foil hat back on.
An update to my previous guide was long overdue. What did change in the last two years? Unfortunately not much, the Windows email client landscape is still sad and stagnant but there are some good news and a couple of new entries so I thought it was time for an update.
I recently lost 12kg (26lbs) and of course being such a lazy potato it was all about changing my diet (input) rather than increasing the physical exercise (output). Everyone is asking how I did it as if there was some kind of secret recipe that would magically make you slimmer. Well, I simply guinea pig'ed myself and found the right method by trial and error.
WordPress developed into a general purpose content management system; as such it tends to add more code than you actually need. In this post I’m trying to get rid of most of the ballast to obtain a clean and fast scaffolding to build your next theme on.
This is not my usual post, but I wanted to share the result of my research (and frustration) regarding email desktop clients for Windows. I found a depressing lack of innovation and one software even transmitted personal data over unencrypted connection.
This latest release is all about Android fragmentation.
Most of the information I’ve found on front end login in Wordpress seems outdated, incomplete or just plain wrong. This is an overview on (hopefully) all you need to do to bypass the Wordpress backend for regular users.
Protecting our privacy is becoming so frustratingly difficult that most of times we simply give up. Even an apparently harmless password retrieval form hides a threat to our privacy.
Developing WordPress plugins is all you hate about PHP! All my respect to WP plugin developers because coding clean, functional, secure add-ons for that platform is a real pain! Anyway, if you want the latest Add to Homescreen updates on your WordPress site, the official plugin is finally landed!
Add to Homescreen finally adds Mobile Chrome support and a hell lot of new features. The API changed but the outcome is well worth the effort!
It was about time for an Add to Homescreen refresh especially since Chrome is finally the default browser on Android. The script is a complete rewrite full of new features and before going “live” I need your help for beta testing.
I spend too many hours coding and my main interface with the PC is definitely the keyboard. I could probably live with a crappy mouse but never with a mediocre keyboard. This is how I went from standard commercially available keyboards to a completely customized home-made beauty.
During the many years of iScroll development I had to find all the possible ways to spare CPU cycles and speed optimization has become a mission. In this post I try to sum up the bare minimum for a snappy application.
iScroll 5 is a faster more mature code than the previous versions. It doesn’t add many new features but it fixes bugs and most notably runs smoother on old devices. Please note that previous releases are not maintained nor supported, so go get the new version!