AdSense Experiment : The Follow-Up

April 29th, 2010

Way back in March, I conducted a little AdSense experiment to see which type of visitors (direct, coming from internal or external pages, or arriving from search engines) were most likely to click on ads. It turned out that internal visitors – that is, people coming from another page […] Continue Reading…

Web Browser Performance Comparison

April 20th, 2010

To see how the latest versions of the most popular web browsers stack up, I ran five of them – Firefox 3.6, Chrome 5-dev, Internet Explorer 8.0, Opera 10.51 and Safari 4.0.5 – through a number of benchmarks and performance tests. The results are below (click the image to […] Continue Reading…

Broken Link Checker 0.9 – Almost There

April 13th, 2010

After two weeks of full-time work on Broken Link Checker, I am delighted (and somewhat relieved) to say that the next version of the plugin is almost ready to go. The upcoming release will include many frequently requested features like email notifications, checking comment links, Cron support and better […] Continue Reading…

Assorted Links for 27/03/2010

March 27th, 2010

Here are a number of links that I’ve recently (and not-so-recently) discovered and think might be of interest. Topics range from blogging to programming and the Singularity.

22 Linkbait  Headlines Almost Every Blogger Can Use
Making the WordPress .htaccess more efficient
Making Money With Open-Source (a StackOverflow thread)
Harmony – Procedural Drawing Tool […] Continue Reading…

Only 2% Of WordPress Plugins Compatible “For Sure”

March 25th, 2010

Last October, the plugin directory introduced a new “Compatibility” feature that allows users to vote on whether a given plugin version works or doesn’t work with a specific version of WordPress. The idea was to provide a more reliable indicator of plugin compatibility so that you wouldn’t need […] Continue Reading…