Dear FinTech companies, be careful with external scripts

Just last week I installed a Chrome extension called Privacy Badger. It is supposed to protect you from third party scripts included on websites that might track you. It does that by checking content loaded from other third-party domains. The side effect of this extension was that you suddenly begin to notice which sites include …

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How to: Docker, Dnsmasq and nginx-proxy on Ubuntu 16.04

I like the dynamics of working on multiple project. However, there’s a caveat. One has to manage multiple development environments on one computer. Docker comes to the rescue with it’s ability to isolate different environments. There’s a lot literature about it on the internet. I hope you will find this tutorial useful as well. We …

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Slovenian hosting providers with PHP 7

PHP 7 has been released months ago. Increased performance makes upgrading a really attractive option. Some of us still remember the long transition that took place when PHP 5 has been released. That’s why it was interesting to see state of PHP 7 support today. I posted an email to the most popular shared hosting …

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Developer’s machine bootstrap for Raring Ringtail

It’s that time of the year when distributions from the Ubuntu family are publishing their release previews and because I like testing software when it’s still warm, I’ve been doing quite some reinstalls lately. What doesn’t change is the software that I usually install right after the first boot. That’s why I created this little …

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Backing up to Amazon S3

Even though you’re backing up your files on additional hard drive, optical media or something else that you store in a drawer of your desk you’re not quite safe yet. It’s essential to do backups to remote location once in a while. At a price of $0.095 per GB per month Amazon’s S3 storage seems …

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Tweak your FullCalendar

FullCalendar is a very useful jQuery plugin that enables you to include full-sized calendar with drag and drop support into your page or application. It already offers plenty of options, however, sometimes you might want to tweak it a bit. Here is an example how to tweak month view to hide past weeks in current …

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New project: Units aware calculator

There’s a ton of software out there to do calculations for you on every platform possible. However there’s much less choice when it comes to calculation that takes into account units of your input. This is a problem especially when I’m writing reports for some courses of physics at the college. That’s why I decided …

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Symfony with a new release process

Open source PHP frameworks souch as Symfony or Zend Framework can speed up development by much and enhance code quality by establishing some conventions and design patterns. In my opinion both of these frameworks are from the technical point of view more than ready for usage in almost every web application. However, the enterprise requires …

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