Showing Different Ads To Different Visitors

March 9th, 2010

Just today, I decided to run an impromptu experiment to test if visitors who come from search engines are really more likely to click on ads. It’s considered  “common knowledge” by many bloggers who advise everyone to only show ads to search engine visitors (as a quick Google search [...] Continue Reading…


12 Invisible But Invaluable jQuery Plugins

March 5th, 2010

Not all jQuery plugins are about UI and eye-candy. There’s also a class of plugins that aim to make web development itself easier, either by acting as convenient wrappers around hard-to-use JavaScript functionality, simplifying cross-browser compatibility, or providing small but useful utilities and APIs.

Below you’ll find a list of [...] Continue Reading…


Add Fuzzy Timestamps To Your Blog

March 2nd, 2010

I recently stumbled upon a great jQuery plugin called “timeago” that lets you easily create fuzzy timestamps (e.g. “5 minutes ago”, “about 2 months ago”, etc). So I wrote a quickie WP plugin that you can use to add this neat feature to your blog.
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Anti-Procrastination Techniques Review

February 26th, 2010

There’s an interesting post/survey combo up on LessWrong.com that discusses the effectiveness of various techniques for defeating procrastination and akrasia. At the moment it lists more than 20 different tactics, ranked based on the feedback of the people who have actually tried them. Go check it out.

Here’s a quick [...] Continue Reading…


The Barest Page Templates Possible

February 25th, 2010

Some WordPress themes include custom page templates that let you add a custom layout or some nifty feature to specific pages. But sometimes you need the exact opposite – a page to be as bare, unadorned, downright plain as possible. No header, no menus, no nothing – just the [...] Continue Reading…