Jack Slocums Blog & DomQuery – A lightweight CSS Selector / Basic XPath implementation

„In a previous post, I talked about using CSS selectors with yui-ext. Because of it’s dependency on an external library for selector processing, I haven’t been able to leverage the flexibility of CSS selectors at all within yui-ext. With 0.40, that is going to change.
DomQuery
Support for more complex schemas and document structures in the grid’s XMLDataModel class has been requested many times. Currently, you are limited to a schema which consists of only element level tag names and attributes. That is where DomQuery started. When loading a grid from an XML Document, there would be quite a few rapidly executing queries so great performance was imperative. Thanks to the FireBug Profiler, I was able to trace the bottlenecks and test different execution plans to see what was the fastest.
XPath Support
The current Xpath support is basic (not like Google’s full implementation). It works very well though and is very fast.
CSS Selectors
As you will see on the testing and benchmark page, the range of supported queries grew well beyond basic XPath and most of the CSS3 spec for selectors was implemented. There are few limitations, but I will go over those later.
Benchmarks
Once it was working it was time to gather some performance numbers. I decided to see how it performed head to head with some of the other popular selector implementations. Like the benchmarks for DomHelper, I was pretty happy with the results.“

Jack Slocums Blog & DomQuery – A lightweight CSS Selector / Basic XPath implementation

Jello.Dashboard

„GTD is a great time management practice. There are many great applications out there to
organize your tasks and your life using GTD. But when it comes to Outlook, a very popular application which manages mail, time and contacts, a user has only the option of plugins designed for GTD. Let%u2019s face it. We all are reluctant to leave our favorite application and use another one just to manage
tasks. And then? Another application for emails, another one for tasks? It can be really confusing.That%u2019s why I developed Jello.Dashboard. It%u2019s just a homepage for Outlook, easy to install and use and totally free.“

Jello.Dashboard

they.misled.us » Dark Room

„Dark Room is a full screen, distraction free, writing environment. Unlike standard word processors that focus on features, Dark Room is just about you and your text.

Basically, Dark Room is a clone of the original WriteRoom that is an OS X (tiger) exclusive application. It is a child of necessity, as there were no viable alternatives in Windows to produce the same behavior. Sure, you can kind of emulate the behavior by jumping through a bunch of hoops in Word/Writer, but it isn%u2019t the same. Also, you can do something similar in emacs, but who wants to learn a bunch of obscure keyboard shortcuts?

The goal of the project is to capture the essence of WriteRoom, while keeping it simple and just as free.“

they.misled.us » Dark Room

Unusual Businesses Ideas That Work

„Uncommon Business is a blog about people who make money online selling unusual, strange and sometimes bizarre things or provide curious services. This isn%u2019t %u201COne Hundred And One Ideas For Your Homebased Business%u201D %u2013 only real, working businesses with URLs provided, so you can do further investigation on your own. And if you do own an unusual web business, make sure you submit your story to us.“

Unusual Businesses Ideas That Work

Hack Attack: A guide for switching to a Mac – Lifehacker

„If Amazon’s hot holiday seller list is any indication, a lot of you got new Macs this holiday season. If you switched to a Mac from a PC, you’ve probably noticed that there are a lot of differences between the two.

When I bought my first Mac a few short months ago, it took a while to figure out how to do all the stuff I already knew how to do on my PC. While it’s my job to spend time figuring that sort of thing out, there’s no need for you to waste your precious time figuring out the minutia of a new operating system. To ease this transition for all of the new Mac owners out there, I’ve put together a quick guide for Mac newbies making the big switch.

What follows is a round-up of everything that stuck out to me when I made the move to my first Mac. I’m still a dual-OS fellow, but after I figured out the ins and outs of my Mac, it’s by far the place I find easiest to get things done. If you’re delving into Macs for the first time, the following should come in handy.“

Hack Attack: A guide for switching to a Mac – Lifehacker

GMAN: FlickrDown

„Recently a friend started using Flickr which is a great service. I personally like to save pictures locally and selecting them one at a time to download was too much of a hassle so I whipped up this program so I could download them more easily.“

GMAN: FlickrDown