Is Google’s new Page Speed Service worth it?

Is Google’s new Page Speed Service worth it?

With the announcement of Google’s new Page Speed Service, I’ve been trying to determine whether it is worth the effort of switching my DNS over. You use Page Speed Service by using Google’s DNS servers. When someone requests your site, the request will go to Google. Google gets your page, optimizes CSS, JS, images, etc, and returns the optimized version to the user. This is...

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Image optimizing WordPress plugin

I recently stumbled on the WP Smush.it plugin. It is a neat plugin that takes your images and automatically uploads them to the Smush.it web service so that your images are always nice and optimized. The problems with it are: A) it uploads all your images to a third party, which is slow and clumsy, B) it makes your images subject to the privacy policy and terms of service of Smush.it, which is...

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$10 off $10 at Pier 1 = $60 in free stuff!

$10 off $10 at Pier 1 = $60 in free stuff!

Pier 1 Imports is having a promotion on Facebook that gives you a $10 off $10 coupon, good 1 per person per store. We have been trying to stretch our allowances as much as possible, so this was a great opportunity to get some shopping in without having to spend any money. We have three Pier 1 locations nearby, so we printed 6 coupons and headed out. We ended up getting $60 in stuff without even...

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Install Windows 7 using an upgrade edition

I recently had to install Windows 7 using an upgrade edition. At one point I had a legal copy of Windows Vista on the computer, but I had long since switched to Linux and lost the original Windows Vista disk. So what do I do? I qualify for the upgrade edition, but Windows won’t activate because I did a clean install without having Windows Vista installed. Here is the solution: Run...

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How to get your MSL number on Android

The MSL number is used on some carriers to keep you from getting to your phone’s configuration settings. If you are using an Android and need your MSL number to access your phone’s configuration menu, you can load up a terminal emulator (piles available in the Market) and run: getprop ril.MSL BAM! It should spit back your 6 digit MSL number. Alternatively you can call up your carrier...

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