FreeYourMusic.com two years anniversary

FreeYourMusic.com two years anniversary

Exactly two years ago on 7th July, I had finally cracked a way to use AppleScript to click through iTunes. I wanted to move playlists from Spotify to Apple Music, which had been just released. I patiently waited for someone to come up with the solution. No one did, so I hacked one by myself. Little did I know where it will lead me. I posted a video showcasing what the “app” can do and tweeted it to ProductHunt guys. They…

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Anti-fragile servers

Anti-fragile servers

Nassim Taleb defined antifragility as: Simply, antifragility is defined as a convex response to a stressor or source of harm (for some range of variation), leading to a positive sensitivity to increase in volatility (or variability, stress, dispersion of outcomes, or uncertainty, what is grouped under the designation “disorder cluster”). Likewise fragility is defined as a concave sensitivity to stressors, leading a negative sensitivity to increase in volatility. The relation between fragility, convexity, and sensitivity to disorder is mathematical, obtained…

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Endless Posibilities

Endless Posibilities

You have access to infrastructure from Google, Amazon and other huge companies basically for free. Go and hack! Need remote server in different countries? Your budget is “teenagy” limited? 5$ per month, billed per hour from DigitalOcean. You don’t want to play with bare-metal configuration? Try Heroku, for free. Arghh, but you need live data events? Duh, there is Pusher.com, free… When I was implementing my first MMORPG game, my multiplayer capabilities was PHP server with MySQL which could handle…

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How SumoMe taught us about users

How SumoMe taught us about users

Recently for our Google Music to Apple Music importer we have started using SumoMe. I wanted to share with you how it enabled us to make fixes to our website which we would never ever do without this service. I have enabled heatmap of clicks to be collected and after 1000 clicks we saw weird thing: People were trying to click on buttons from video. You can see that it was quite a lot of people trying to click there….

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Unsubscribe when possible

Unsubscribe when possible

Whenever I get email which I don’t want, I look for a button Unsubscribe. This way, day by day, I make my email account cleaner. I know its easier to hit delete, but you have to delete it every week. Unsubscribe once and never get spam from this particular person anymore.

Little quiz and bruteforce

Little quiz and bruteforce

Friend is in college, studying Computer Science. His professor from Programming Classes gives a little quizes 24 hours before big tests. So I tried one quiz and succeeded in less than 2 hours. Yey! Description of the quiz There is 7z archive packed using password. The starting password was:

But, to not things be too easy, the password was hashed/encrypted/encoded by these five functions: SHA1 ROT13 BASE64 MD5 SHA3 (Keccak) (256bit) It was encoded five times, but you need…

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