Thursday, June 17, 2010

Pingdom makes my life a little less stressful


So When searching for new ipad apps i came across an app at padgadget.com, that alerts you if your website is down. I dont know how many times a day i find myself checking that hoodaMath is up and running. Now with Pingdom.com, hopefully i wont have to do that anymore. And the nice part is it is free for one website. I didn't say the best part is that pingdom is free, bc the best part is that it exists!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Ok, I'm trying to use Press This


"Press This" is a tool in your admin menu, that is suppose to help you blog on the fly, like grabbing images and text and what not.
<p style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://mikeedla.com/wp-admin/tools.php"><img src='http://mikeedla.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/Screen-shot-2010-05-15-at-10.22.30-AM-300x1091.png' alt='grabbed image off of one of my posts' /></a></p>


that was an image I easily added.

Now I will try to grab some text.

I can’t believe I’m thinking about making flash games again, but I guess  that is how I got Hooda Math going. It makes sense to make games for  TopFiveGames too I guess. Anyways I’m starting by reading a tutorial  written by Emanuele:  http://www.emanueleferonato.com/2009/01/27/box2d-tutorial-for-the-absolute-beginners/

ok that was normal copy and past no big deal,

we'll see if I use Press This in the future, won't we.

Flash Box2D


I can't believe I'm thinking about making flash games again, but I guess that is how I got Hooda Math going. It makes sense to make games for TopFiveGames too I guess. Anyways I'm starting by reading a tutorial written by Emanuele: http://www.emanueleferonato.com/2009/01/27/box2d-tutorial-for-the-absolute-beginners/

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Promote a post on Facebook


<a href="http://mikeedla.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/Screen-shot-2010-05-15-at-10.22.30-AM.png"><img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-194" title="promote on facebook" src="http://mikeedla.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/Screen-shot-2010-05-15-at-10.22.30-AM-300x109.png" alt="promote on facebook" width="300" height="109" /></a>

just discovered the Promote button on your fan page. If you didn't already know I'm a big fan of spending your advertisement money on your facebook fan page. Up until now I've just been advertising with a logo from my site. But now I discovered you can easily set-up an ad for one of your posts. Which works well when your post already contains and image and link to your site, that might be more appealing than your site-logo.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

does the permalink /about-2/ piss you off

well when I transferred my blog to yet another blog, I couldn't get the mikeedla.com/about/ because it was already set-up for me.
hmm, I guess I could have transferred the text,
so anyways, I was like <span style="text-decoration: line-through;">fudge it</span>, and went in to the database, I found the wp_posts (because apparently posts or pages share everything? as well as pics, whatever.
the point being go in delete the row, notice how it says it was already trashed, but not really , huh?
ok, need more help,  buy me a coffee and shoot me an email ;)

I lied, get use to it

I may tell you one thing one day, and then the next day tell you the exact opposite. That is how the internet is, so you better get <!--more-->use to it.

One day the best way for SEO, may be the worst or useless the next.

Case and point <span style="text-decoration: line-through;">meta keywords</span>, see how I crossed them out, I may do that with my posts go back and cross-out now useless information.

Actually go to the post about using the wp-swf plug-in b/c I think that plug-in is now worthless, I'm going to cross it out.

And sometime next week I will tell you arcade creators how to take better control of your flash files, using the newest html flash code, not an out of date plug-in.

First Post on Hopefully my Final Domain Name Choice


What do I mean by final domain name choice?

well,

I started <a title="My old blog on making a flash game portal" href="http://topfiveblog.com">Top Five Blog</a>, to coincide with <a title="My Flash Game Portal" href="http://topfivegames.com">Top Five Games</a>, on how to make a flash game portal using <a title=".Org goes on your own server, not .com" href="http://wordpress.org">wordpress</a>.

I have bought <a title="where my facebook posts should go" href="http://michaeledlavitch.com">michaeledlavitch.com</a> and <a title="because Michael Edlavitch is a long name" href="http://mikeedla.com">mikeedla.com</a> thinking why not be vain and write my blog there.

<!--more-->I own and connect to <a title="Blog About Math Teaching" href="http://hoodamathblog">hoodmathblog.com</a> with my bread and butter site <a title="Math Games" href="http://hoodamath.com">hoodamath.com</a>

I purchased <a title="Education Blog" href="http://hoodablog.com">hoodablog.com</a> thinking I am going to move on from math and create a all encompassing blog for the likes of <a title="Word Games" href="http://hoodaword.com">Hooda Word</a> and <a title="Science Games" href="http://hoodasci.com">Hooda Science</a>.

hmmm and my domain name list goes on and on, multiply that by $7.50 and you got <span style="text-decoration: line-through;">a whole pile of</span> money. But as long as one of those sites makes it back, it may be worth the purchasing, because you never know who is going to piggy back on your success, see: <span style="text-decoration: line-through;">hoodamathgames.com</span>, <span style="text-decoration: line-through;">hudamath.com</span>, <span style="text-decoration: line-through;">hoodagames.com</span>, etc., etc.

So if you got the <span style="text-decoration: line-through;">cash, or</span> credit purchase a domain name that lingers in your mind for at least a couple hours.

Otherwise you will be in negotiations for domain names like I had to purchase:

<a title="encompasses the whole world of HOODA" href="http://hooda.net">Hooda.Net</a>

So come back often to <a title="this blog" href="http://whatcolorisyournotebook.com/">What Color is Your Notebook?</a> , I will be handing out free advice on arcade ownership, internet <span style="text-decoration: line-through;">marketing</span> spamming, life outside the <span style="text-decoration: line-through;">workplace</span> suckerplace, and just tidbits from my own wisdom <span style="text-decoration: line-through;">crazyness</span>.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

First Post on Hopefully my Final Domain Name Choice


What do I mean by final domain name choice?

well,

I started <a title="My old blog on making a flash game portal" href="http://topfiveblog.com">Top Five Blog</a>, to coincide with <a title="My Flash Game Portal" href="http://topfivegames.com">Top Five Games</a>, on how to make a flash game portal using <a title=".Org goes on your own server, not .com" href="http://wordpress.org">wordpress</a>.

I have bought <a title="where my facebook posts should go" href="http://michaeledlavitch.com">michaeledlavitch.com</a> and <a title="because Michael Edlavitch is a long name" href="http://mikeedla.com">mikeedla.com</a> thinking why not be vain and write my blog there.

<!--more-->I own and connect to <a title="Blog About Math Teaching" href="http://hoodamathblog">hoodmathblog.com</a> with my bread and butter site <a title="Math Games" href="http://hoodamath.com">hoodamath.com</a>

I purchased <a title="Education Blog" href="http://hoodablog.com">hoodablog.com</a> thinking I am going to move on from math and create a all encompassing blog for the likes of <a title="Word Games" href="http://hoodaword.com">Hooda Word</a> and <a title="Science Games" href="http://hoodasci.com">Hooda Science</a>.

hmmm and my domain name list goes on and on, multiply that by $7.50 and you got <span style="text-decoration: line-through;">a whole pile of</span> money. But as long as one of those sites makes it back, it may be worth the purchasing, because you never know who is going to piggy back on your success, see: <span style="text-decoration: line-through;">hoodamathgames.com</span>, <span style="text-decoration: line-through;">hudamath.com</span>, <span style="text-decoration: line-through;">hoodagames.com</span>, etc., etc.

So if you got the <span style="text-decoration: line-through;">cash, or</span> credit purchase a domain name that lingers in your mind for at least a couple hours.

Otherwise you will be in negotiations for domain names like I had to purchase:

<a title="encompasses the whole world of HOODA" href="http://hooda.net">Hooda.Net</a>

So come back often to <a title="this blog" href="http://whatcolorisyournotebook.com/">What Color is Your Notebook?</a> , I will be handing out free advice on arcade ownership, internet <span style="text-decoration: line-through;">marketing</span> spamming, life outside the <span style="text-decoration: line-through;">workplace</span> suckerplace, and just tidbits from my own wisdom <span style="text-decoration: line-through;">crazyness</span>.