How To Track Pingbacks To The Homepage

November 30th, 2010

When another blogger links to one of your posts, you usually get an automatic notification known as a pingback. But when someone links to your homepage, there is no such notification*. This is because WordPress accepts only pingbacks sent to specific posts. Even if the person linking to you […] Continue Reading…

Game: Sling Prototype

November 15th, 2010

This is an experimental, physics-based game prototype that I wrote in two weeks. It didn’t come out quite the way I hoped it would, but it might still give you a couple minutes of fun.
About The Game
Collect as many points as you can by destroying enemies.
Detailed description
You control a […] Continue Reading…

Browser Performance Comparison (Updated)

November 3rd, 2010

Most web browsers have gotten an update or two in the 6 months since I posted my previous browser comparison. So lets see how they stack up now, shall we? Click the image for full-size view:

Benchmarks Used

Kraken JavaScript Benchmark
Peacekeeper JavaScript Benchmark (view results)
SlickSpeed Selectors Test
Acid3 Web Standards Test
HTML5 Test

Note […] Continue Reading…

A World Without SEO

October 20th, 2010

Search engine optimization gets a lot of flack from the uninformed. While most web developers know (presumably) that applying basic SEO techniques to a one’s site is just common sense, the average web-dweller needn’t be so lenient. For many, “SEO” is a word to be spoken in disgust, a […] Continue Reading…

Yet Another Breakout Clone

October 4th, 2010

I’m not a game developer, but, as most programmers do, I’ve always had some interest in the field. The first game that I wrote back in gymnasium was a two-player version of Snake. Written from scratch in Turbo Pascal 7, it featured such innovative design decisions as a completely […] Continue Reading…