LinkedIn InMaps scheduled to close

A while ago I had discovered a very interesting application from LinkedIn Labs – the InMaps. This application will connect to your LinkedIn account and put all your connections in visual format. Here’s what my network looked like at that time:   Today I got a notification that InMaps is being discontinued on September 1, 2014 […]

Eight Long Irish Months

It’s been such a long time since I’ve written here. So many things have happened since my arrival here in Ireland. While I might enter into more details later, here’s a brief summary: Spent about 6 weeks looking for the first job, including a battery of tests and interview with Yahoo! While the position was […]

What is the shape of your professional network?

  I was pleasantly surprised this week to encounter the Labs website of LinkedIn (yes, I know I might be late in finding it, but better late than never). Many online giants have such labs where crazy scientists and hunchbacked trolls called Igor concoct all sort of fancy experiments. This one lives to the expectations […]

Drive testing the new Seat Toledo

  Today I can check off another item on the “List of things to do in my life™”. I have test drived a new launched car – the new Seat Toledo. I’m not gonna bother quoting excerpts from official reviews – you can find a very comprehensive one in the Parker review for the UK […]

Say “Hello” to Twitter Bootstrap

Recently I got involved in a project that makes use of Twitter Bootstrap and I can say I got very interested in the possibilities and opportunities this framework brings. While I have studied it before as inspiration for a custom in-house CSS framework, it was for the first time I was getting my hands dirty, […]

How to handle broken images in Firefox

Last week, at work, I was working on a project that deals with image management. I noticed that Firefox was not displaying a placeholder for an image with a broken URL, despite being given explicit width and height, both as HTML attributes and CSS properties. All other browsers had the broken rectangle displayed, thus stretching […]

WebVisions Barcelona – the aftermath

I started writing this post on Sunday, right after the end of the WebVisions conference in Barcelona. I delayed finishing it, as I tried to gather as much material as possible for the sessions I participated (meaning the presentation slides and if possible video recordings). And if I ever needed another reason to like Smashing […]

Two weeks until WebVisions Barcelona

At the end of April I was lucky enough to receive one ticket to WebVisions Barcelona, courtesy of the great people from Smashing Magazine. I can only say that I am delighted for the opportunity and can hardly wait to be there. While not my first event ever (I participated to Barcelona Developers Conference in […]