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Gzipping content delivery with Apache on Red Hat

Ever used YSlow? It is a tool from the Yahoo Developer Network which gives some insight into possible performance problems (though it should certainly not be used alone to evaluate web site performance). See Dries Buytaert talk more about it here or even better see Chapter 13 of High Performance Web Sites: Essential Knowledge for Front-End Engineers. One of the suggestions it gives is to gzip content delivery.

Preventing Carpal tunnel and getting rid of wrist pain

I have been using an Evoluent VerticalMouse 3 Wireless Right Hand Mouse - Silver/Black for about a year now and love it. My wrist pain from using a regular mouse has completely gone away.

The Future of Acquia Drupal

I stumbled upon an old post on Acquia.com about the future of Acquia and one comment particularly struck me about use of Drupal in the enterprise. The comment was from Sept. 2008 and here we are in January 2010 and we still don't have these features.

Haiti Disaster relief with Whirlwhind Wheelchairs

Just wanted to share another way you can help

Whirlwind Wheelchair helps Haiti

SF State's Whirlwind Wheelchair program is preparing to send rugged wheelchairs to earthquake survivors in Haiti. The chairs will assist thousands of people injured in the quake who now have lasting mobility impairments.

jQuery Validation Plugin

I had a project this week which involved updating and consolidating some forms as well as adding dynamic features to them such as required field messages and other validation. In case you have to do the same, let me recommend using jQuery Forms and jQuery validation.

Get jQuery here if you don't have it: http://www.jquery.com

Get jQuery forms here: http://plugins.jquery.com/project/form


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