TJ's Blog

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Posted by TJ on Friday June 11, 2010 @ 04:46 PM
[Tags: google, blog, internet]

Actually I don't know anything about HTML 7. In fact I haven't even fully grasped the changes in HTML 5 yet. I was just wondering... how successful would a blog be if you wrote only about the future?

The problem with blogs currently is too much competition. For every blog topic you think of one million bloggers already wrote about, leaving your blog in the last pages of search results. In fact, I would have used "HTML 6" as this article title but there are already 1.6 million results in Google for html6, even though html 5 is the current release version.

So writing about the future there is less competition and more likely to get good search visitors. I commonly write about topics that I found have little search results but let's see how writing about the future fares. Thanks for reading and being a part of this experiment.

Posted by TJ on Wednesday May 20, 2009 @ 04:25 PM
[Tags: tjshome, update, blog]

Oops, if you subscribe to my .rss you have some reading to do. I messed up the php query for the rss a while back and limited the rss to blogs with id<180. This means none of my blogs were getting added to the feed. Sorry for the millions of people I inconvenienced.

Posted by TJ on Thursday January 8, 2009 @ 10:32 PM
[Tags: links, blog, internet]

TJ hasn't been posting lately so I thought I'd provide a link you can visit during intermision: - Here's an interesting way to style your blog to attract attention.

I'll be back next week.

Posted by TJ on Tuesday May 29, 2007 @ 10:07 AM
[Tags: blog, rss, web design]

I made my blog available in rss so it would be searchable with Google Blog Search. It seems like I have to design my whole site around google's antics :/.

The next upgrade might be to add smilies to the blog so when I feel like making stupid faces like :O it changes it to a face.

Here's the link to the .rss until I add a permanent link.

I updated the rss feed so the format is nicer and easier to read. Before the html was showing as text.

Posted by TJ on Thursday January 4, 2007 @ 11:11 AM
[Tags: blog, personal, update]

[Mood: blah]
[Music: My Chemical Romance - Welcome to the Black Parade]

Yeah I bet you thought I was going just make the first post and never post again. Actually, I probably have better odds if I bet that no one read my blog yet. Though, that is how 90% of blogs probably end, one post and the blogger forgets about it and never post again. Well I made it to two blogs now so I beat that already.

I just finished the blog.. and you can now add comments! Please comment so I know some one reads this thing...

I mean I am also doing this for my personal use any way. Next year I think it would be cool to look back and say , oh last year on January 2nd the most entertaining thing I had going on was I cashed in my change for $375... Whatta loser! heh.

Any way thanks for reading... uh.. me.. thank me for reading...

Posted by TJ on Tuesday January 2, 2007 @ 12:56 PM
[Tags: personal, blog, web design]

[Mood: blah]

I have been wanting to start posting a blog for a while now. I just needed the time and more importantly the ambition to create the code. Yeah that's correct, most people just write in their blogs.. I write the code for the blog then write in the blog.

What people do not realize is how much trouble it takes to create each new page on I create, manage, and run everything on myself. To give you an idea of the work that goes into each page here are the components this blog needed to get up and running:
  • Database - This is where the data is stored
  • Form - This is the form that I use to write a new blog (162 lines of code)
  • Processor - This previews the blog and processes the submitted dated. Here we puts the blog into codeable content and adds it to the database so the data can be recalled later. (172 lines of code)
  • Administration - This will have a list blogs so I can go back and edit/delete blogs at a later date. I still have to create this. I still have to code this page. (100-150 lines of code)
  • Main page - this is page you;re reading now. Here we recall the data from the database and put it into a nice readable layout. (250 lines of code)

So yea that's what takes to create a new page. It is a lot of typing, coding, testing, and recoding. But I hope it was worth it and at least some people will read my useless ramblings. The ability to add/post comments will come within the next few days.

And on a fun note...
Over the weekend I went to Commerce Bank and used their Penny Arcade to cash all my change. The machine counts all your change for you and then you goto the teller to get your money. Those people at Commerce Bank sure are helpfull and friendly too, seriously. It is a lot better than those machines you see at the supermarket because the bank does not charge a fee.
Here is a pic of the change bottle before I cashed it in:

This netted me $375.11 ... Woot!

Posted by TJ on Monday January 1, 2007 @ 06:21 PM
[Tags: test, update, blog]

[Mood: mood]
[Music: Artist - Song]

This is a test
had this been the real thing hopefully it would be more entertaining.
Thanks for reading.

Let's now test an update