Sunday, March 28, 2010

For those of you that like AOM (Age of Mythology for those who didn't understand) but couldn't manage to figure out why the error:

Initialization Failed

keeps poping in your screen, after the loading of the initial first two videos, here's the answer to your problem:

Edit the shortcut of the game on your desktop and change the Target: field to read:

“C:\Program Files\Age of Mythology\aom.exe” xres=800 yres=600

where xres and yres are your horizontal and vertical resolution of your screen.

This should solve your problem. If not, have in mind that it's probably something going on with your resolution. If it is too high, the game won't be able to properly load. Age of mythology has a standard list of supported resolutions that it works.

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posted by med
11:18 AM

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Saturday, February 2, 2008

For all of you that use Blogger to have a blog, that's good. You have read around about Search Engine Optimization and how to quickly index your blog to hit No#1 place on search engines. But! there are some people that want to keep their blog private or not indexed from search engines. How to do that? How can someone block Google or Yahoo or Ask or other search engines from indexing their blog? Can someone do it?

Yes, it can be done :-)

To do it follow the next steps :

1. Login to your blogger account and pick the blog that you want to keep out of the search engine indexes.
2. Go to your blog's Settings page and on the Basic page after you blog's description box, you will find a question: "Add your blog to our listings?"

Select "No" from the combo box next to this question.

What's next? You have to do a little more work in order to exlude search engines from indexing.
You have to put a directive on your blogger template source code to instruct any search engine robots that will be visiting your blog, to not index your blog and not to add it to their archive/cache area.

1. Go to your blog's template page
2. click on "Edit Html"
3. next to the <head> tag of the source code,

and paste the following lines:

<META HTTP-EQUIV="Pragma" CONTENT="no-cache">
<META NAME=”GOOGLEBOT” CONTENT=”noindex,nofollow”>

Then save your blogger template.

Explanation of what you just did:
<META HTTP-EQUIV="Pragma" CONTENT="no-cache">
These lines instruct user browsers not to index/cache any page of your blog to their browser's cache

This line instructs any robot visiting your blog, not to index the blog's pages and not to follow any links that you have embedded in your blog.

This line instructs GoogleBot to exclude from it's archive, your blog's pages.

<META NAME=”GOOGLEBOT” CONTENT=”noindex,nofollow”>
This line instructs GoogleBot robot visiting your blog, not to index the blog's pages and not to follow any links that you have embedded in your blog.

That's it. You will keep your blog off of search engines.

Even if your blog is already included in search engines, these metatags will instruct engines to exlude your blog from future indexes and you will remove your blog from their archive area.

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posted by med
11:43 AM

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