Rethinking Ember

It’s been 20 months since I publish my first post about Ember.js. It was suppose to be two part series and I already had the second part ready to go, but I wanted to get more intimate knowledge of Ember before publishing it. it took longer then I thought and the more I learned about Ember it became clear I shouldn’t publish my following post. Unfortunately until now I did not have the time to write anything else so I should apologies it took so long and I should probably apologies again since its not really going to be a sequel for the previous post.

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Securing Private Piwigo Albums

TL;DR if you just wanna see the code and simple install instructions see the github repo

As many other people I was looking for a solution to control and share my private photos with family and friends. Google, Facebook and other 3rd parties will allow you to share your content easily with your friends. But do you really know who has access to your private data ? who controls it ? and who owns it ?
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Should you use Ember Cli ?

If you are considering using Ember and still comparing it to other frameworks this is not the article for you. Ember has some really strong and positive sides, overall I think Ember is one of the best JavaScript frameworks available today. The way it handles some of the common needs in modern web apps like routing, data binding is purely amazing. After considering many other options I’m going to use Ember for a big project I’m working on. This article series is only going to talk about Ember issues.
I’m going to be very blunt and might make some people angry. For what its worth I’m only writing it in the hope that it will get enough attention in the Ember community and that this issues will be addressed properly.

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ZTE open phone – upgrading to firefoxOS 1.1 / 1.3 how to

Update: I’ve realized that I actually compiled and installed FirefoxOS v1.3 instead of 1.1, so this instructions will actually cause you to install v1.3.
for me v1.3 is working fine but if you need to install v1.1 just be sure to configure the right branch

If you read my previous post about the ZTE Overview, you know I was planning to upgrade my phone to version 1.1 after finding instructions on MDN I thought its going to be easy, but apparently its not as straight forward as one might think.

this guide is basically going to organize the information from the group thread – Updating ZTE Open to 1.1 and the MDN ZTE Open page
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ZTE Open FirefoxOS Phone – Overview

After waiting for almost two weeks , I finally got the ZTE Open phone and thought to write a brief overview .

I bought this phone mainly to play a little with FirefoxOS and experience developing apps for this platform. So this review is going to focus primarily on the development of this phone especially in terms of its openness (since I haven’t had the time to actually develop for it just yet) .

If your thinking of buying this phone for daily use my recommendation is don’t!.
Mozilla claims that it directs its phones for “emerging markets” which is a nice way to say  poor people . From my short time handling the ZTE its slow, the touch is not very accurate, the 2 mp camera has such a low quality that I doubt its even 2 mp, and I’m sure you can get a cheaper android phone that will be way better.

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Naomi85 Strong Password Generator

So after the legendary Meni Rosenfeld Created his own password  generator

I decided its time to create my long delayed XKCD based generator with hebrew words.
This Generator is using about 4,500 giving a little bit more than 12 bits of entropy per word, so with only 6 words you can have a pretty strong password

Please move Your mouse or swipe the screen continuously to generate random Data

(Done: )


You can also check the offline version which also support Mobile browser

I guess this won’t have a lot of importance for non hebrew speakers but if you know a bit of coding its easy to add or change the wordlist to any other language so check the git hub repo –

If you are wondering about the name it is because my girlfriend is insisting of  using a really weak  passwords like here name and birth year. this small peace of software is dedicated to her so she will never use this password again.