Archive for March, 2011
- Don’t mess with PHP’s ob_gzhandler. The settings below enable compression at the Apache module level, are the cleanest way to handle compression of non-PHP types, and are better performing to boot.
- If your PHP application has a option for compression (it’ll be using ob_gzhander), turn that off in favor of these settings.
- Web-Sniffer is useful for testing whether your compression and cache-control settings are taking effect. It’s also useful for troubleshooting HTTP error responses that Firefox and Chrome hide with pretty error pages.
I’m one of those people that uses the browser as a todo list – there are multiple 100s of tabs open across my browsers and several computers. These are extensions and settings that I’ve found invaluable.
- for Firefox 4 – Tree Style Tab extension
- for Chrome – type “about:flags” into the URL, enable “Side Tabs“, restart, right-click in tab area and choose Side Tabs
Tab Thumbnail View
These aren’t exactly tab-related, but they allow for mostly seamless hopping between browsers and between computers.
Every couple of months I have to send a fax. Here’s the solution I’ve been using to send faxes free, reliably, and without ads.
- Open a Box.net account
- Upload your Word document or PDF
- Click the drop-down next to your document, choose More Actions -> Add Applications
- Add the eFax application
- Send with eFax will now appear in your list of actions. Choose that option, type in a phone number, and you’re done!