Off topic (4)
I've received quite a few emails from readers wishing me a Merry Christmas. Thanks a lot, guys!
A few of them asked if there's snow here. And indeed it is :) During the last 3 days it's been snowing a lot. Not sure exactly how much, but it's probably over 50 cms (approx 20 inches).
I've created a small video, using my new Flip MinoHD Camcorder . Lots of snow has nothing to do with Joomla, except that it's fun!
If you use Google Analytics to track your website traffic you should read this. Google Analytics now provides a new Asynchronous Tracking Code snippet as an alternate way to track your website.
Think of the asynchronous tracking code snippet as a script that uses a "separate lane" to handle part of the processing of your webpage. As the number of cars (or in this case, scripts on your webpage) increases, the asynchronous tracker uses this lane to reduce webpage load time. Websites that use many scripts or rely on rich media content will especially benefit from this new method, but even lightweight sites will see improvements.
Fellow Joomla blogger Brian Teeman has started a fund-raising initiative to raise money for Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders).
I want to join him in his efforts and I hope you as a reader will find that this cause is one (of many) which will help people who find themselves in danger.
Brian has chosen Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Doctors Without Borders, as they are an international, non-denominational, non-political humanitarian aid organisation that provides emergency medical assistance to populations in danger in more than 80 countries.