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Phew! You may have noticed the domain for this blog has changed. I am still in the process of moving all files and making changes to the database so several difficulties may appear. I would like to apologize for any inconvenience during this time. And there are still some images which are just placeholders.

If you experience any flaws please do not hesitate to contact me (it’s kegogrog @ yarrcade . com (without the spaces)).

Thanks and Yoho!
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Posted in blog | Comments Off on Yarrcade and its Relocation

Nice. New installation, activated Akismet, BOOM: notices everywhere. The functions register_sidebar_widget, register_widget_control, clean_url and _c are depreceated. I just edited the akismet.php to get rid of those errors.

If you like, download it here, unpack (.zip) and copy it to your wp-content/plugins/akismet folder:

Posted in blog, PHP | Comments Off on WP3.0, the true debug and depreceated functions

A month has passed, enough (for now) to have a look at the results of the banner-rotating-experiment.
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Posted in blog, monetization, PHP | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Monetizing a blog: Rotate Adsense ads with 5 lines of php – Part II

So, to test the often stated advantage of text ads versus image ads I did set up two skyscrapers (160×600) and use the following code to randomly (should be 50/50 in the long run) show them.
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Just a qestion that made me think a bit. I know that some of them must be professional game designers or at least some sort of programmers. Others are students. How about you?
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Posted in blog, game development | Tagged | Comments Off on What are game developers doing while NOT developing?

I think of Google Analytics as a very powerful tool to see what content of the site is appreciated by users, how the site is found etc.
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Posted in blog | Comments Off on Blog: Improve your Google Analytics reports

Software zum Extrahieren der .ttarch-Dateien gibt es im Internet wie zum Beispiel hier. Leider steht selbst TTG nicht auf derartige Anstrengungen von Seiten der Fans.


Posted in blog, games related | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Monkey Island: Deutsche Untertitel für Screaming Narwhal?

As I came upon a list of hoaxes there was one that stated February 20th as the last ‘triple symmetry date’, which was proven false because of December 21st 2112, 9:12pm (21:12 in 12h).
So, the more mystical approach was missing:
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Posted in blog | Comments Off on Dawn of evil in 103 years?

Als Pirat gönnt man sich ab und zu auch etwas Fisch. Mit wenig Zeit auch mal fertigen Fisch. Der hier besprochene wirbt mit “ideal für eine ausgewogene Ernährung”. Mag sein, schmeckt aber auch. Neuerdings gibts diesen Fisch auch mit mehr knuspriger Auflage. Super? Denkste!
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