Find out what proxy is being used under Windows

When working on a big corporation it might be needed to know which proxy is being used on each site. This information is usually hidden in a Proxy auto-config file. This happens when in Internet Explorer the “Use automatic configuration script” is checked or in Firefox when “Use system proxy […]


libwebp.dll binaries for Windows download missing

I don’t really understand why, but Google webp project doesn’t provide the compiled libwebp.dll files to download. It has only the precompiled utilities. If you just need the dlls, feel free to grab them from here: Download libwebp-0.6.0.zip If you want to compile them yourself using Visual Studio please follow […]


How to solve ANY slide puzzle regardless of its size

After seeing many people giving up while playing slide puzzles in im-a-puzzle.com, I decided to write this fool proof fully illustrated guide to solve any slide puzzle (3×3, 4×4, 5×5, …). I came to the solution while developing the website im-a-puzzle.com and observing that the A* like algorithms take too […]


A “real” loading indication for Aurelia and RequireJS

Aurelia is a nice and modern JavaScript framework which simplifies much the development of single page applications. One of its most criticized weakness is the  size of its libraries, which are usually loaded using RequireJS. Its tutorial comes with an explanation on how to add a loading indication to your […]


How to use CreateJS on Typescript

This post will be small, but I spent some hours trying to find out how to use the createJS classes in TypeScript, so I think it is worth sharing. The below example is for importing easelJS. The problem of using createJS in TypeScript is that it doesn’t export modules but […]


Scroll a DIV horizontally using CSS

On Today’s mobile world, sometimes is preferable to scroll sections horizontally rather than vertically, being the most common example a gallery of images. There are tones of libraries that implement such solution on various fancy ways but they are all javascript based and most them have a heavy footprint and may require tones of […]


Windows 10 audio stops working while watching movies

After Windows 10 upgrade it happens often with me that while watching videos on the Internet (not sure if only in the case of Adobe Flash Player), the audio just stops working. Rather than restarting the computer which also works, I found a workaround which is at least a little […]


Crazy Circles Loading using Javascript

Crazy circles is a nice visual illusion. “Loading…” windows tend to be boring. Combining both of them may keep your users entertained while waiting for data to load. Even best if it can be dynamically configured to fit your website 🙂 . Examples Crazy Circles Crazy Circles is a visual […]


Find out when Windows was locked and unlocked using the System Event Log

Sometimes you may need to to find out when the machine was locked and unlocked (for time booking for instance). Unfortunately, there is no such a thing as lock/unlock Windows events. When the user locks or unlocks the workstation a special Logon or Logoff event is created in the Windows […]


Using multiple configuration files with log4net

Although log4net is most likely one of the most powerful logging libraries for .Net, it has some limitations when it comes to spreading the configuration among multiple files.   The use case for it is very common: a set of services wants to share parts of the same configuration (i.e.: […]