Using FireBug to speed up your site

I have been really diving on my site, making tweaks and optimizations and some minor cosmetic changes.  One tool that I have been using to speed up my site is Firebug.  The optimizations this great tool points out can be found under the “Page Speed” tab of the Firebug user interface.  You can systematically go down each item found and fix them; some are more valuable than others but the point is the way the tool works is very slick.  You can even compare your site score to some more popular sites to see how well you are doing.  One thing I may play with is compiling my JavaScript and other files.  From the screen shot below it looks like I can change some cache timeout settings to further speed my site up!

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