Archive for September 4, 2011

Page Speed Experiments

I decided to try out Google’s Page Speed extension for Chrome to see how fast my site loads.

Without optimization, my Page Speed Score was 59/100. After I implemented Page Speed’s suggestions, my score went up to 92/100.

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How to Break Your WordPress Site with GoDaddy

You may notice that the URL you’re seeing at the top of the page is not, but Or maybe I’ve already fixed the problem by the time you read this. Either way, I broke my domain and then my WordPress installation. Read more

Make a Free Version of Your Paid App

So you just finished your Android app. You spent many hours writing code and designing graphics. Maybe you spent a lot of money on a graphic designer and/or coder. Either way, your app looks beautiful and performs well. You deserve to be paid for your work. After all, you’re technically in debt if you count your own hourly rate and actually in debt if you count your graphic design budget. Here’s the story of a naïve developer (me) who thought everybody would want to buy his app. Read more

I’m Going to Start Using This Blog as a Blog

So far, my only posts have been announcements about my new apps. That is boring. I can use Twitter for that (and I do).

Therefore, I am going to start mixing in some posts about my experience as a new Android developer. I figure that there are many people in my position that might be interested in my experience. Plus I think I might be able to save them some time by sharing my mistakes.

So stay tuned for more stories.