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YUI compressor 2.4.2 vs 2.4.7

CSS file can be compressed by YUI compressor of Yahoo.
I used to use v2.4.2 to do it. Now I saw YUI compressor 2.4.7 released.
Let me see how big difference of them.
One normal CSS file, which can be easy to read and edit.
File size 74,032
I use 2.4.2 to compress it. I got a file size 49,943
I use 2.4.7 to compress it. I got a file size 49,164 (2% less of 2.4.2)
Look at the release notes below, there are not many big changes of it. Most of them are fixs.
Yes. New version did make the file smaller.
Now, it is 66% of the original CSS file.
YUI Compressor 2.4.7
+ Handle data urls without blowing up Java memory (regex)
+ Updated docs to reflect Java >= 1.5 required for CssCompressor
+ Fixed issue where we were breaking #AABBCC id selectors, with the
#AABBCC -> #ABC color compression.
YUI Compressor 2.4.6
+ Show usage information when started without arguments.
YUI Compressor 2.4.5
+ Default file encoding changed from system default to UTF-8.
+ Errors/messages/usage info all are sent to stderr.
+ Removed unnecessary warning about short undeclared global symbols.
+ Added support for processing multiple files with a single invokation
+ $ in CSS files doesn’t throw exceptions
+ white space in ! important comments preserved in CSS
+ fix in greedy empty CSS declaration blocks removal
+ safe handling of strings and comments in CSS files
+ shorter alpha opacity CSS filers
+ shorter Mac/IE5 hack -> /*\*/ hack {mac: 1} /**/
+ JS port of the CSS minifier
+ safe @media queries handling
+ stripping the trailing ; in CSS declaration blocks
+ shorter border:none->0 where applicable
+ fixed transform-origin: 0 0 [bug 2528060]
+ tests++
YUI Compressor 2.4.4
+ Interim 2.4.5 release
YUI Compressor 2.4.3
+ Changed custodian to ci-tools@

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Big Big News – Microsohoo

Microsoft has officially entered a bid to buy Yahoo for $44.6 billion, just days after Yahoo cut staff by 1,000 employees. And Microsoft is clearly hoping to use Yahoo to gang up on search giant Google. On a conference call Friday, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer called a combination of Microsoft and Yahoo a more “credible” alternative to Google in the online advertising and services market. “By combining the assets of Microsoft and Yahoo we can offer a more competitive choice for consumers, advertisers and publishers,” he said.
Yahoo’s stock is up nearly 50% (28.71 per share) in morning trading.
Microsoft Offers $44.6 Billion for Yahoo
Microsoft’s Bid For Yahoo

A Free All-in-one IM: Pidgin

We use IM very often in the office and home.
You may install a lot of IM client software like me. Including MSN Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, Google Talk, etc. If you has Chinese friends, you might have QQ either.
I hate that they use different Protocol, and they can not communicate with others. Do we have a Universal tool to have them in one client application?
The answer is YES.
Pidgin is what I would like to introduce to you.

What is Pidgin?
Pidgin is a multi-protocol Instant Messaging client that allows you to use all of your IM accounts at once.

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Sitemap plugin for WordPress

Today I add a new category in DavidYin’s Blog.
WordPress Notes
Now I would introduce this Sitemap plugin for WordPress.
The native WP doesnot include sitemap template file.
I found this plugin
Google Sitemap Generator for WordPress
It is very easy to install and have more advance features in options.
Let me show you how to play it.
0. Download file and decompress it.
1. Upload the full directory into your wp-content/plugins directory
2. Activate it in the Plugin options
3. Edit or publish a post, or click on Rebuild Sitemap on the Option/Sitemap’s
Look at the following Sitemap Administration Interface. There are so many configurations.

Do we need to modify it?
No! Only if you want. Default values should be ok!
I like this plugin and recommend it to all WordPress users. This sitemap will be accepted by Google webmasters and Yahoo site explorer.
The default site-map will be something like
This is a good site of Chinese Recipes.

Troubleshooting the DSL connection

Here are a troubleshooting guide Flash movie from AT&T and Yahoo.
It is a good habit to review the whole troubleshooting movie. When you meet the similar problems, it may guide you to fix your connection.

How to set up PPPoE for Windows XP

This is based on the AT&T Yahoo! Help file.
To create a new DSL connection profile for Windows XP:
The Windows XP operating system includes its own PPPoE software. You should use it instead of Enternet 300.
1. From the Start menu, select Control Panel.
2. Make sure you are viewing the Classic View. If instead you are in Category View, select Switch to Classic View from the upper-left of the window.

3. Double click the Network Connections icon.
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How to connect DSL line filter

Devices such as fax machines, caller ID boxes, or telephones that connect to a DSL phone line require a line filter, which prevents noise from disrupting the DSL signal on the phone line. Line filters must be added to every device that connects to a DSL phone line. Note: The line connected to the DSL modem can connect to a dual stand-alone filter. Otherwise, do not use a filter on the DSL modem.
There are two basic line filter configurations available. First determine if you have dual stand-alone line filters (figure A), or single stand-alone line filters with a “Y-adapter” (figure B). Then follow the appropriate set of instructions below.

Setup instructions for dual stand-alone line filters (figure A)

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AT&T Yahoo! DSL Internet package

I help my parents in law to sign up for DSL Internet service from ATT
They use Dial-Up previously, cost them about 10 bucks. Now the AT&T Yahoo! High Speed Internet Basic Package is $14.99 per month with following features:

Speed: 384 Kbps to 768 Kbps downstream / 128 Kbps upstream
IP Assignment Method: 1 Dynamic

ATT has four different packages for residence. The other three packages are shown below:
Express package:

Speed: 384 Kbps to 1.5 Mbps downstream / 128 Kbps to 384 Kbps upstream
IP Assignment Method: 1 Dynamic
Price: $19.99 per month


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Yahoo Food

Yahoo has a site fullly filled by recipes. It is Yahoo Food
I do like daintiness. Sometimes I will cook some for my family.
This time I got a good place for reference.

For every dish, it tells me preparing time, cook time and how many serves.
The following is:
1) Ingredients
Note: including Nutrition information. Show you how many Calories, Carbohydrates, Dietary Fiber, Fat, Protein, Sugars are included.
2) Cooking directions
Very clear and easy to read.

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Yahoo 360 – personal webpage

Yahoo has the new service, Yahoo! 360, which is similar to the MSN Spaces. Like all Web 2.0 products, it is beta version.

1. Blog
Create your own blog or online journal. Share thoughts, experiences, pictures with your friends.
2. Blast
Share a quick communication your friends can reply to — an idea, attitude, question, or web link.
3. Photos
Let your friends view your Yahoo! Photos albums.
4. Local Reviews
Coming Soon – Rate and review local restaurants and businesses, and share with your friends.
5. Friends
Show your linked friends.
6. LAUNCHcast Station
Let your friends listen to your LAUNCHcast music station.
7. Lists
Create and share lists of your favourite books, movies, music, TV programmes and more.
8. Groups
Let your friends see the Yahoo! Groups to which you belong.

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