Fixed: GnuTLS recv error (-9): A TLS packet with unexpected length was received 1391/06/30

I was trying to call some RESTFull API functions that were over https using php and curl. There was something wrong with it that was preventing me from communicating with remote server. I was getting this error. I'm sharing a quick fix that help me to solve the issue …

Why does HTML Validation matter? 1391/05/17

"My web page is rendering fine in all major browsers. why should I bother validating it?"
You will hear this question once in while. I'm trying to give some real answers for it in this post.

I'm not concerned about being called professional as W3C guys are trying to persuade us on their FAQ. I really don't think of validation as a sign of professionalism. I'm more concerned about making our life easier as developers and designers. I think HTML validation can help us with it. After all we should spend creating awesome stuff rather than spending hours and hours debugging a bug in our HTML codes, shouldn't we? …

Start your STOP list today to improve performance of your team 1391/04/15

Recently on our local open software talks I was talking about "How to start software development teams and keep them up". I started my talk with describing 3 type of people that may be attending the session, and asked each person in the room to let me know which group they fall into. I told them if they are attending this session either (1) they are a freelancer that wants to start a team or join a team or (2) they are already a member of a team for few months or (3) they have been working with their team for a quite long time e.g 2 years.

We discussed many things from early stages of creating a team till the being a member of mature team. and as we were continuing the talk there was a pattern in the hints beings discussed: The more mature your team gets the more you need a STOP List rather than a TO-DO List …

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I'm Arash Milani, hacker & happiness ninja.
@narmand is our teams's lab to experiment awesome things in it.

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