Intro to CURL with PHP

CURL is a command-line style function to send data via a URL. WikiPedia has a more detailed article on what it is and does. Preface – your php installation on your server must be CURL-enabled. You can download the CURL package for free. This article assumes your server is ready to go. While CURL is… Continue reading Intro to CURL with PHP

Invision Power vs. vBulletin re-visited

It’s been a year and a half since I first left my impressions on the two systems. My original post received a lot of negative responses from both communities. I was called an IPB fanboy at vBulletin.org, and I was called a vB lover at IPB’s customer forums. I guess you can’t win :shrug: Things… Continue reading Invision Power vs. vBulletin re-visited

Google AdSense to Release new Feature – Manage Ads

Google is releasing a new program shortly that lets you manage your ad units all from within the AdSense portal. It will be rolled out in phases, most likely starting with their top producers and trickling down like most of their new features. What does this mean for publishers? It let’s you paste one ad… Continue reading Google AdSense to Release new Feature – Manage Ads

Yahoo Releases YSlow

YSlow is an add-on for the popular FireBug add-on for the popular browser, FireFox. Confused? 😀 It has neat tools to help you to improve your site’s load times, and rates you accordingly. I scored an F on my blog. haha Check it out: YSlow

The Fall of CPC Advertising

Announced just a few minuets ago, Google has purchased DoubleClick for $3 Billion and change. (Source: NyTimes) This is a huge buy in many respects, but the one that effects me as a web publisher the most, is that once again, our options for dealing with providers has been literally cut in half. As you… Continue reading The Fall of CPC Advertising