Crafty Sitemap Building

A site in need of a sitemap

The Sitemap is the Holy Grail of a website. It's the sheet (or sheets) of xml that new webmasters don't know to use and some experienced webmasters neglect to create. Consider that every website has a front, a back, a mouthpiece, a gang of security guards and a guide. Visitors see the front, the webmaster uses the backend to create the front, the RSS feed tells the world what's happening at the website, robots.txt and other little bits help protect it, and the sitemap guides search engine spiders around the it. Usually, if you use a content management system (CMS) you will be blessed … [Read more...]

New Addition to WINE, PlayOnLinux, Is a Winner in My Eyes

PlayOnLinux Logo

The past couple of weeks have been interesting. Like a graffiti artist's tag, I've seen PlayOnLinux cropping up in all sorts of different forum posts and blog comment spots. What is it, I thought, is it some kind of ploy to get people to consider Linux as a gaming platform (which it's brilliant for)? Or is it a gaming forum or a new game? Well, enough is enough, I said to myself a few days ago, it's time to take look at it. So, in the interest of gaming I googled PlayOnLinux. And this is what I found... PlayOnLinux is a compliment to Wine (of Wine is Not an Emulator variety). It provides a … [Read more...]

Kubuntu Karmic Koala Beta – My First Thoughts

Kubuntu Karmic Koala 9.10 64 bit Screenshot

Update, 3rd Nov. 2009: Karmic Koala is now out of beta testing and is working as well as anticipated. I'm using Karmic Koala 64 bit and this review and guide is based on the 64bit version. If you're looking for extra repositories then try this JournalXtra article. Just 14 days to go 'till version 9.10 of Kubuntu is unleashed on the world. Codenamed Karmic Koala, the beta version isĀ  ready for download and I totally ignored the developers' warnings not to install the beta on a machine that needs to be stable and reliable. I plunged and gambled my sanity when I downloaded it, burned it to … [Read more...]