Ten Cool Sites #10

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Ten Cool Sites series, it is basically a list of sites that I’ve recently added to Liberty Resource Directory (LRD). LRD is a curated directory that is essentially my public bookmarks. I’ve developed a habit of collecting cool websites. I now have nearly 2,000 on LRD.…

How to Find Keywords

The first thing any good marketer needs to learn is keyword research. Some may say keywords are dead, but they’re wrong. Keywords are just as vital as ever, just not in the way that they used to be. Back in 2003 using keywords meant stuffing your content full of them. It meant putting every possible…

How To Build Real Quality Backlinks

If there’s anything in the SEO world that gets a bad rap (and there are many) it’s backlink building. Outside of writing great content, this is arguably the most important thing you can do. It’s also the easiest to screw up. Most small-time bloggers will have to do this themselves. No, you can’t buy “high-quality…

12 Things You Should Do After Publishing an Article

It still amazes me how long writing and publishing a simple blog post can take. There’s fixing the grammar. There’s cutting down on my obsessive use of the word ‘that.’ There’s trying oh so hard to get at least a 60 on my Flesch reading score. I put 3x more  work into editing that I…

Personally, I Dislike Facebook

From: The Newsroom, Contempt, Season 3 Episode 4 Jim: I don’t care about the invasion of privacy, although I wish I did. I’ve been here for hours, trying to convince myself it was an invasion of privacy, and the crowd would be on my side, that’s a no brainer. … It took five fucking days…

Liberty Resource Directory (Update)

I’ve finally finished updating the Liberty Resource Directory. Here’s a summary of what I’ve done: The site has been moved from its own domain name to this Github site. This allows me free hosting and it allows me to keep LRD updated easier. In the future, there will be a “Projects” link in the sidebar…

Castle Wall

My second and final program of the night is a castle wall taken from the unused floorplans of the MineColonies plugin. The larger challenge was finding a way to get the “turtle” (the builder) to move from the edge of a previously built wall, get it’s spacing right, and end up at a point where…

How to Display Math Equations on Your Website

Occasionally with this site I like to display items that involve special symbols. For example, in a recent post about sorting algorithms I used the Theta symbol a lot in order to refer to asymptotic notation. While HTML does provide a way to display this symbol easily, sometimes HTML doesn’t cut it, especially with long…

How to Create a Static Header and Footer

When I set out to learn HTML and CSS, I took my websites off of WordPress and I currently write all the code manually. This includes writing the HTML for every single page, updating the RSS files and sitemap files manually, etc., etc.. One of my biggest annoyances when I started doing this was rewriting…

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