All posts by Jason Geiger

I'm a guy. I'm an awesome web developer, database administrator and project manager. I have used MySQL, Oracle and PHP in the past but actually prefer Microsoft products. (Please don't kill me LAMP lovers!) They just seem more simple. Also you get them for free if you just show up to the product launch!!! :) This is just a casual blog where I can put random stuff along with bugs that I had hard times resolving.

Walking Dead Helicopter

Walking Dead Helicopter

At the end of Season 2 of “The Walking Dead” some may have already forgotten about the helicopter.

One theory is that it’s “Merle”.  It could be, but in real life you need 2 working hands to fly a helicopter and we know that Merle only one remaining.

The helicopter “Is” and “Isn’t” going to be important. 

SPOILER!!!!!!!!

In season 3 you will see the helicopter again, but not until a couple episodes in.  After the group finally is settling into their new home and all seems that hopeful Rick will see the helicopter and go chase it.  That is when things go from dark to EPICLY black.

The helicopter is filled with some people trying to escape the city, but they will crash.  A new group will “find” the passengers.  Merle will most likely be in this new group as well.  …and lets say that Merle isn’t going to be too happy to see Rick.  Merle’s “one-hand situation” will play a big role in what happens to Rick here.

Season 3 is going to be a big change as the “Whiners” aren’t going to survive like they have been (as seen with Dale towards the end of Season 2).

How to Make Money with Flash Games

Most people don’t realize how many people play games on the computer.…  Most of the media focuses on iPhone and Android Apps making some think that Flash Games are no longer popular.…  This couldn’t be further from the truth.…  There are 100,000’s more Flash apps on the web than there are Android/Apple apps.…  A lot of these apps are made popular on Facebook but there are thousands of sites that publish games online such as Armor Games, Kongregate, etc..

Most people make money from Flash Games in 1 of 2 ways.…  “Advertising” on the webpage or by “selling in-game add-ins”.

Most Flash Game websites use Google Adsense.…  They surround the game with different ads as seen below and hope that you click on them.…  Often times, game websites put ads very close to the game hoping that you accidentally click on it while playing.…  That is because they only get paid when you click on the ad.…  However, the Game Maker Get’s None of this Money regardless of if the click was on purpose or accident!…  The website hosting the game makes the cash while the game maker makes nothing.

In Game Ads

 

Most of the most successful “Flash Gamers” make the most of their money by using “In Game Purchases/Add-Ons” however, this is very complex.…  Not only do you have to design your game around the idea of buying stuff, you have to manage sales and let people login in order to see it.…  It is incredibly difficult to manage this and this kind of monetization does not work with most games.

The easiest way to make money with Flash Games is “In Game Ads”.…  The most popular In Game Advertisers are not where you make the most money though.…  For example, MochiMedia (also known as MochiAds) won’t even tell you what percentage you make and there’s no way to tell if they are ripping you off.

The most trusted In Game Ads comes from 1UpAds.com.…  1UpAds is great for a couple reasons.…  The biggest reason why 1UpAds dominates is because it is SIMPLE!…  Add just a little script to your game and BOOM, your game then has ads in it.

With 1UpAds, websites can still use AdSense and you game makers can still have “In Game Purchases” as well.

Even if somebody steals your game and puts it on their website without your permission, you can make even more money because of it.…  Unlike Adsense and other “Webpage Ads”, if somebody else hosts (or steals) your game, your ads will still be delivered meaning YOU get the money from the ads not the website showing the game, not them.

Most Flash Game programmers make Flash apps because it’s a labor of love.…  They don’t realize that there is a LOT of money to be made that they aren’t getting.…  Try out 1UpAds.com for a month and I guarantee you will be happy.…  DON’T LEAVE FREE MONEY ON THE TABLE!

 

Click Here for Best 1UpAds Rates

Best Zombie Killing Sword

BUY YOUR ZOMBIE SWORD HERE

 

My Posts have been a little “Zombie Obsessed” lately due to The Walking Dead.  When I need a minute break I do a little research.

Today’s research is about the Best Zombie Killing Sword.

Fortunately the zombie invasion is a ways off so we can all prepare pretty easily with the help of the internet.  My website of choice for zombie gear is none other at Amazon.com.  Who would have thought in the 90’s Amazon would be great for both books and apocalypse gear?!

Now, the sad part about any zombie killing day is that , no matter how many you buy, you will eventually run out of bullets.  So you need a superb hand to hand weapon.  Look no further than the 5 star rated handmade Japanese Katana!

Zombie Sword

The reasons that I would get this one are…

1. It’s less than $60
2. It’s easy to buy (Buy from Amazon.com here… http://amzn.to/GHfdh2 )
3. It’s super easy to use

It’s cheap, and easy to buy.  It’s even super easy to use.  Just look up How to Use a Katana Videos on YouTube.

You’ll hear a all zombie nerds debate what is best, but remember the #1 thing is life. K.I.S.S. (Keep it Simple Stupid).  The best sword has always been the ninja sword, so don’t overthink it.

Walking Dead Person with the Sword

Walking Dead Person with the Sword

For those reading up on their Walking Dead news, you’ve come to realize we are 100% correct so far.

Predictions
1. The Group will be forced off the farm and take shelter in a prison.
2. Jenner’s Secret to Rick

The next tidbit isn’t really a secret.  The big question is about “Who is the person with the sword?”

The person with the sword is a woman named Michonne.  She uses a Katana for silent killing of zombies/walkers.  She also keeps 2 zombies with her (one is her ex-boyfriend).  She removed their arms and their jaw making it impossible for them to hurt her.  They stopped trying to attack her eventually and because she leads them around, the other walkers tend to leave her alone.

She’s a real badass but might be a little damaged.  You have to be a little mental to remove the jaw and arms of a boyfriend!  She’s tough but really only worried about 1 person.  Herself.

Season 3 should be epic and focus on new harsher realities of this world gone upside down!

Michonne Walking Dead

Jenner’s secret message to Rick Revealed

SPOILER ALERT: Don’t read this if you don’t actually want to know what Dr. Jenner from Season one of the Walking Dead sead to Rick Grimes in the Season 1 Finale.

SPOILER:

While most have forgotten about this scene, this secret has still not been revealed.  The #1 theory was that Lori was pregnant but we know this was not the case as Rick was pretty darn surprised when he found out in Season 2.

In the second last episode of Season 2.5 you were “shown” the real secret.  This was shown when the prisoner was killed and then brought back to unlife.  The same happened with Shane.

The secret message is that either “Everybody’s infected” or “…it’s not an infection”.

Now what will people do?

All that I know is that it’s not fair that there’s only 1 more episode left in the season.  Well at least Game of Thrones will be back on soon.

How Apple’s New iPad Touch Works

iPad Touch

Apple’s new iPad invitation boasts “See” and “Touch”.  While most people think the newest incarnation of the iPad was going to be just a better screen, there are some smarter individuals that picked up on the “Touch” portion of the invitation.

The newest iPad uses technology from Senseg  to make the screen feel smooth, rough, bumpy, etc…  It’s very cool how it does this.  Senseg’s patented technology uses the Coulomb effect to make things feel different.  Basically it does this with changing the “Charge” of very small sections of the screen to pull, or push your finger ever so gently.  Space these out in different distances and patterns and the perceived result is “Gritty”, “Ribbed”, “Edged”, etc…

This is a lot higher tech than the old Blackberry “Click Screen”.

It is very difficult to describe the effect as “Feeling is Believing”.  This new Touch-Tech will go ever so viral and many people will flood into the Apple stores to experience this.

It is quite eerie that the iPad made famous for being touched can now touch you back!

Is this iPad Touch the first step to Star Trek style “Holodecks”?  Sounds like it.

 Senseg

SQL Agent – The step did not generate any output

For the past hour I’ve been racking my brain trying to figure out why SQL Agent kept throwing an error whenever I ran a job using CMDExec.  The job ran a very simple C# Console application.

Date 2/27/2012 11:57:14 AM
Log Job History (TEST JOB NAME)

Step ID 1
Server DBServer
Job Name Active Directory Empnum Update
Step Name Call Executable
Duration 00:00:01
Sql Severity 0
Sql Message ID 0
Operator Emailed
Operator Net sent
Operator Paged
Retries Attempted 0

Message
Executed as user: USERNAME REMOVED. The step did not generate any output. Process Exit Code -2146232576. The step failed.

 

The problem was that I compiled the application using a .Net Framework that we don’t have on our database server.  To fix this go to your project’s properties and change the target framework to something that is installed on your DB server.

This is a very rookie mistake so hopefully this will save you a few minutes when you do the same dumb thing.

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Walking Dead Season 2.5 Spoiler

I love the walking dead.  While I’ve only started reading the 2nd hardcover comic, it varies greatly from the show.

With this knowledge I would like to make a prediction that a second group is going to force out most of the farm inhabitants.  Instead of Man Vs Zombie the world will quickly evolve into Man Vs. Zombie Vs. Man Vs. man.  What’s more dangerous than a brainless zombie with teeth?  A man with a gun that’s willing to shoot you for your food.

Furthermore this still shows that the group will most likely find a more “Defensible” place to live most likely a prison (which is inline with the comics) see the still shot below!

What’s your prediction?

Walking Dead Spoiler

Do You Know

This is the 3rd in the series of “Stuff my Dad Emails Me”.
I actually liked this one and prefer my pizza reheated in a pan with a little bit of olive oil.

 

DO YOU KNOW? image0011,

 

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Take your bananas apart when you get home from the store.
If you leave them connected at the stem, they ripen faster.

image0033Store your opened chunks of cheese in aluminum foil.
It will stay fresh much longer and not mold!

image0044Peppers with 3 bumps on the bottom are sweeter and better for eating.
Peppers with 4 bumps on the bottom are firmer and better for cooking.

 

Add a teaspoon of water when frying ground beef.
It will help pull the grease away from the meat while cooking.

image0055To really make scrambled eggs or omelets rich add a couple of
Spoonfuls of sour cream, cream cheese, or heavy cream; then beat them.

image0066Add garlic immediately to a recipe if you want a light taste
Of garlic and at the end of the recipe if your want a stronger taste of garlic.

image0077Reheat Pizza
Heat leftover pizza in a nonstick skillet on top of the stove; set heat to med-low
And heat till warm. This keeps the crust crispy. No soggy micro pizza. I saw this on the food channel and it really works.

 

Easy Deviled Eggs image0088
Put cooked egg yolks in a zip lock bag. Seal; mash till they are all broken up Add remainder of ingredients, reseal, keep mashing it up mixing thoroughly, cut the tip of the baggy; squeeze mixture into egg. Just throw bag away when done – easy clean up.

Reheating refrigerated bread
image0099To warm biscuits, pancakes, or muffins that were refrigerated, place them in
A microwave next to a cup of water. The increased moisture will keep the food
Moist and help it reheat faster.

image01010Newspaper weeds away
Start putting torn newspaper in your plants, work the nutrients in your soil. Wet newspapers,
Put layers around the plants, overlapping as you go; cover with mulch and forget about weeds. Weeds will get through some gardening plastic; they will not get through wet newspapers.

Broken Glass image01111
Use a wet cotton ball or Q-tip to pick up the small shards of glass you can’t see easily.

 

image01212Flexible vacuum
To get something out of a heat register or under the fridge add an empty paper towel roll or empty gift wrap roll to your vacuum. It can be bent or flattened to get in narrow openings.

 

Reducing Static Cling
Pin a small safety pin to the seam of your slip and you will not have a clingy skirt or dress. Same thing works with slacks that cling when wearing panty hose. Place pin in seam of slacks and … Ta DA! … Static is gone.

 

Measuring Cups
Before you pour sticky substances into a measuring cup, fill with hot water..
Dump out the hot water, but don’t dry cup. Next, add your ingredient (peanut butter, honey, etc.) and watch how easily it comes right out. ?

Foggy Windshield?image01313
Hate foggy windshields? Buy a chalkboard eraser and keep it in the glove box of your car When the windows fog, rub with the eraser! Works better than a cloth!

image01414Reopening envelope
If you seal an envelope and then realize you forgot to include something inside,
Just place your sealed envelope in the freezer for an hour or two. Viola! It unseals easily.

Conditioner image01515
Use your hair conditioner to shave your legs. It’s cheaper than shaving cream and leaves your legs really smooth. It’s also a great way to use up the conditioner you bought but didn’t like when you tried it in your hair.

Goodbye Fruit Flies
image01616To get rid of pesky fruit flies, take a small glass, fill it 1/2 with Apple Cider Vinegar
And 2 drops of dish washing liquid; mix well. You will find those flies drawn to the cup and gone forever!

 

Get Rid of Ants image01717
Put small piles of cornmeal where you see ants. They eat it, take it ‘home,’ can’t digest it so it kills them. It may take a week or so, especially if it rains, but it works and you don’t have the worry about pets or small children being harmed!

 

image01818INFO ABOUT CLOTHES DRYERS
The heating unit went out on my dryer! The gentleman that fixes things around the house for us told us that he wanted to show us something and he went over to the dryer and pulled out the lint filter. It was clean. (I always clean the lint from the filter after every load of clothes.) He took the filter over to the sink and ran hot water over it. The lint filter is made of a mesh material I’m sure you know what your dryer’s lint filter looks like. Well ….. the hot water just sat on top of the mesh! It didn’t go through it at all! He told us that dryer sheets cause a film over that mesh – that’s what burns out the heating unit.
You can’t SEE the film, but it’s there. It’s what is in the dryer sheets to make your clothes soft and static free. You know how they can feel waxy when you take them out of the box … well this stuff builds up on your clothes and on your lint screen. This is also what causes dryer units to potentially burn your house down with it! He said the best way to keep your dryer working for a very long time (and to keep your electric bill lower) is to take that filter out and wash it with hot soapy water and an old toothbrush at least every six months.
He said that increases the life of the dryer at least twice as long! How about that!?!
Learn something new every day! I certainly didn’t know dryer sheets would do that. So, I thought I’d share!
Note: I went to my dryer and tested my screen by running water on it. The water ran through a little bit but mostly collected all the water in the mesh screen. I washed it with warm soapy water and a nylon brush and I had it done in 30 seconds. Then when
I rinsed it … the water ran right thru the screen! There wasn’t any puddling at all! That repairman knew what he was talking about!

 

PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO OTHER PEOPLE IN YOUR ADDRESS BOOK.
NOT ONLY COULD IT SAVE SOMEONE’S HOME, BUT IT COULD SAVE a life !