Saturday, October 16, 2010

New stuff? BLARG!

So after ragequitting a match in Modern Warfare 2, I need to relax a bit. Namely by not playing Hardcore Headquarters matches, as they can be a major pain in the ass, especially on Scrapyard. I was at 8 an 48 for my kills to deaths ratio and the match wasn't even half way through. Yeah, I'm pretty mad.

Friday, October 15, 2010

How to boost traffic to your blog (aka how to write a better blog)

Sources of traffic and how to write blog that boost traffic?

Where does the traffic come from? Where my readers come from?

It's essential to know the sources of traffic. Then, you know where your effort should go to boost traffic to your blog.

The sources of traffic:
  • Your blog itself
  • Major search engines and Directory: Google, Yahoo, MSN, AOL,...
  • External links

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Mobile Phones!

Something a tad different from what I'm posting (oh wait I post different stuff all the time..), here's a short one on phones.

Now I'm sure that most of who's reading this has one, but what kind of phone do you have and how do you have yours setup?

Right now, I've got a Palm Pre Plus through Verizon, using their unlimited data/email plan and with the expensive $6 or so monthly charge for insurance. It's handy if the phone has any major issues aside from water damage. Back when I got it, there was a special going on for a free 5GB mobile hotspot for the term of the contract, so that's what kinda got me wanting to buy it. The $50 price point helped quite a bit too. It's a nice phone running webOS, but I've had a few small issues before.  Namely, the sound and vibration completely died one day. Dunno what caused it, but I had to have a replacement sent in for it. Since when does the insurance doesn't come in handy!

Right now, I've been using my phone for calls, email, web surfing, downloading, games, and (of course) irc. The whole unlimited data with the phone helps with my limited bandwidth for my regular internet connection. Since the webOS is relatively easy to unlock, it wasn't much of an issue installing terminal and other stuff so I can shell into the phone and wget from fileservers. I feel like such a nerd :3

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Grey area blogging?

So I've been thinking of starting up a separate blog that covers some of the more 'grey area' stuff, so I'll have to do some self-hosted thing should I go forward with it. I already have several domains that I could use for it, so getting that taken care of is not a problem. My only real issue would be what content management system I should use for it. I know there's wordpress, but what else might be out there for me to use?

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Every post is a repost of a repost.

Would you not agree that this is true most of the time anymore with most sites? (aside from news sites)
Most of it is unoriginal, rehashed material with some of it having a slightly different spin. I'm sure my post has been posted dozens of times over, some agreeing with it, others disagreeing with it. Hell, there might be someone that posted this with an entirely different opinion! People like normalcy and fear change, and I don't think it'll change anytime soon.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Oh noes!

When I woke up earlier this afternoon, I noticed a batch of emails on my phone. Usually I just dismiss them till late at night, but I noticed that one of them was from Adsense.

Google AdSense: You have 3 working days to make changes to

Please note that this URL is an example and that the same violations may exist on other pages of your website. As stated in our program policies, AdSense publishers are not permitted to place Google ads on pages with adult or mature content. This includes displaying ads on pages that provide links for or drive traffic to adult or mature sites. Please make any necessary changes to your webpages in the next 72 hours. 

So after seeing that, I decided to remove the single ad I have on the mainpage. Hopefully I won't get any notices about it again. If they disable ad hosting for that site, it would make the 3rd site I own that was banned from adsense. Not a huge issue since I really don't get that much money from that stuff anyways, but it is a small bother.

Does anyone have any reccomendations for other ad networks I could use for sites for the SFW portions of my sites?

Sunday, October 10, 2010

"The Future of Video Games"

I saw this posted a long time ago and from what it looks like it was written during the post-Dreamcast era and speculated about casual games. Let's give it a read, shall we?