Google Update, Fishing and Hammertime Sneak Peek!

My deepest apologies for the complete lack of updates on my blog folks, but the hammertime development has simply stolen ALL my free time and I am working non-stop on this with Chaos and NG on a daily and nightly basis. In fact, I am just taking a break now from hammertime to post this update, then I’m back at it for a couple more hours tonight before bed.

First up in tonight’s post is a very happy but somewhat confused update on the Google incident (Post 1, Post 2, Post 3). We seem to be back in action! Last Tuesday I did my usual daily checks of the Google system, and suddenly our info and cache pages are working AND we are now coming back up in search results with terms we normally placed quite high on. So I’m very pleased with this recent turn of events, but at this point, I have no idea why were were removed in the first place, nor do I know how we were re-included in the index. I’m always one to say it’s the end result that matters, but this little lesson in search engine drama has me more than a little nervous because I didn’t learn anything from it other than perhaps Google is a tad twitchy. I’ll continue to search into why this happened, but as it stands, things seem to be returning to normal.

Next up, I recently had the pleasure of dusting off my fishing tackle after a 12+ year angler absence and took my 3 year old daughter for her first fishing trip! For those that don’t know, I am a stay at home dad when not working on P2L or web business in general, so Corina and I spend LOTS of time together and I thought she’d get a kick out of fishing. There’s a spot that’s about a 10 minute walk from my house that’s perfect for kids, so it’s easy to get out there for an hour or two before lunch and see if the fish are nibbling. She loved it and we’ve been out a few times to try our luck and she’s managed to haul out a couple of decent Bass, a 7 pound Pike (I had to help out with that one) and some Sunfish. Here’s her first catch that broke the 1 pound mark:

Corina Fishing

She was damn proud of that fish! It’s been tough to find time to be with my daughter with all this hammertime dev lately, but she sure loves the fishing time we squeeze in!

The 1 week countdown for hammertime has begun as we are now 7 days away from our August 1st release date (yeah, I’m shittin kittens at this point) and I am extremely excited and nervous to finally get this out the door. We’re now tearing through it all adding the finishing touches and looking for bugs both in terms of functionality and cross browser performance, so it’s a race against the clock for us now. Chaos and NG assure me that our Aug 1st deadline isn’t a problem, so I’m just trying to stay out of the road and not sound too dumb when I make a suggestion that is about as achievable as sending a Coke can to Mars.

Hey how about a sneak peek for you guys that bother to check out my blog? It isn’t much, but here’s a little snippet of what’s coming in a week:

Hammertime Sneak Peek

Now didn’t that make visiting my blog site completely worth it? Good, I thought so too! 🙂

That’s about it… I’d better get back before the programmers realize I’m gone. Hope everyone tunes in August 1st for our big release!


12 thoughts on “Google Update, Fishing and Hammertime Sneak Peek!

  1. Looks like you both had lots of fun fishing. I haven’t been fishing for a month or so now. I need to get out and do some.


    Jason 🙂

  2. Anti aliasing within the browser is in Vista IE/7 only, not in XP with IE 6. Duh.

    The icon is/will be globally through all sites with Pixel2Life Studios, and we have coders on staff that most certainly do. And I know HTML and CSS, I just don’t like coding it.

    Thanks for playing!


  3. Yeah, I know what floats and all the other jargon is, but it’s more fun to laugh at myself and my lack of any advanced coding knowledge. I can certainly do the basics… I’ve coded over 150 websites since first starting Freelance in 1996. So yeah, I think I know what I’m doing.

    PHP on the other hand… “Hello World” anyone? 😉

    Anyhow, back on topic please because quite frankly this high school drama is irritating the shit out of me and I’m going to start pruning idiotic comments. If you can’t post relevant comments (or even any kind of comment) without being an ass, go annoy someone else. I run this blog and write articles and tutorials to help people, not be annoyed by children.


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