Blog update

July 9, 2010

I’m very happy to see that people are actually still finding this blog and commenting and whatnot, it’s pretty cool. I left this blog up because I felt that people would benefit from whatever I had to write.

I stopped a long time ago just cause I didn’t have the passion or time to continue. Thankfully, that has changed. I created a new blog where I talk tech, programming, and other geeky goodness. Check it out!


See you there!


web advertising standards

July 22, 2008

It’s almost impossible to visit a website without seeing some sort of advertising. Whether you yourself click it or not, there is somebody in this world that does. I have seen some very impressive ads that definitely catch my attention.

If you want the ads you create to come out decent (and more importantly have people click on it), there are a few considerations that you must take:

  • Keep it light: not everyone has a fast connection (yet). Try and keep the file under 30kb.
  • Keep it short: If you are going to animate your ad, don’t make the animation to long. You have about 5 seconds to capture a uses attention. If you make some dramatic animation before showing the call to action (logo, URL, etc), no one will care and continue to do whatever they intended to in the first place.
  • Stay away from loops: If you are going to animate it, don’t use loops. This will only drive your casual browser insane. Plus, it’s kinda tacky.
  • Pay attention to standards:Yes, there are standards. All the ads you see on sites have to be a specific size. Check out the Internet Advertising Board (IAB) for the standards and stick to them.

Happy Friday Video: Yes!!

July 18, 2008

Here it is, the yes dance. Get up with the get down.


trafficsecrets 2.0

July 15, 2008

If any of you are into Search Engine Optimization (SEO), then you have to do yourself a favor and get John Reese’s new Traffic Secrets 2.0 package. I bought the first one when it came out awhile ago and I have to tell you, it was very enlightening. He knows his stuff.

He gives real world examples of how to find a niche, produce a product, and sell it to millions. If you know nothing of John, check out his blog income.com/blog. This man is a genius and knows the web like nobody’s business.

The new Traffic Secrets package is going to be released TODAY at noon.
Check out his videos, read the blog, get the new Traffic Secrets, implement his techniques, make money. Very simple.


Happy Friday Video: COD World at War Trailer (HD)

July 11, 2008

Here it is. The official trailer of the soon-to-be best game in life.


iphone has landed

July 10, 2008

iphone G3

For those of you who got ripped off of the first generation iphone, Apple introduces the new (and super cheaper) iphone 3g. Big deal. I think the iphone is great and all, but I see no reason why we should all rush to the stores and wait in long ass lines for a phone. Remember the first generation of this phone? The craze that it caused was just too funny. [If you were one of these people, prepare to be offended].

I remember watching the news and seeing a bunch of losers people waiting HOURS for they’re new iphone. And if memory serves me correct, it looked like the people waiting were socially challenged super geeks who want so desperately to become a part of culture.

The new phone is introducing Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync. This basically means that the folks at Apple have succumbed to the reign that Microsoft has created.

The new iphone goes on sale tomorrow [7/11/08] at 8am. I can already hear people preparing for their long night of waiting; getting bottles of water, making sure they fed they’re pets, packing they’re bags with food, thinking of excuses to call in sick…

If you were lucky enough, there are a few stores who jumped the gun and are selling it. You could of course always check out ebay and trade in your children for this new precious phone.


XBOX 360 video not working

July 3, 2008

The other day something very terrible happened to me. As I was kicking ass on Call of Duty 4 on XBOX Live, the screen started flickering.

I haven’t played COD4 in a few weeks so I thought I’d get back into the groove and do a free for all. Taking some time off did me good; I got back in the game and got 1st place with 22 kills. For those of you who haven’t played this game, when you get shot up, the screen produces a red pulsating spherical shape indicating that you are bleeding to death. I took a closer look at the graphics and noticed that it looked like a cheap gif. Because I haven’t played in a long time, I thought they added some new effect that I didn’t know about.

After playing on a few other maps, I noticed the color degradation on the textures of the objects in the maps. This is when I started to panic. I took the game out of the tray, gave it a good wipe down and tired it again. No luck; it was still choppy.

After I picked up my heart, which at this point was falling out of my ass, I made sure all of my physical connections where secure; you never know, it could have been a loose wire, right?

I turned my 360 on and then it happened; sound with NO PICTURE! I was devastated. How was I supposed to spend my free time, reading?!

I called XBOX Live support to see if they can assist me in this terrible time. I went through all of their procedures:

  • Reset the display settings
  • Try inputting the video to a different channel on my TV
  • Use TV instead of HDTV (there is a switch in the video wire that interchanges between the two)
  • Use the HDMI cable instead of the regular video cable
  • Try it on a different TV

The conversation was short. The result; they’ll send me a coffin box to put my 360 in so I can send it back for repairs. Great.

If this has happened to you, try all of the steps that I mentioned. You can also try these techniques.

If nothing works, get on the phone and call XBOX 360 Live support so you too can get a coffin box to send your XBOX in.