RAM saving plugins

Thought I'd put in a plug for some plugins I noticed the other day.

http://pennysmalls.com/ slim attribute plugin purports to 'lazy load' your AR attributes, so if you never use that description, it never gets loaded. Looks nice.

http://blog.chak.org/tag/hash/ hash_extension plugin Allows for you to retrieve hashes instead of instantiated AR modes. Program.find_as_hashes(:first)

{:id => 4, :name => "fred"} # a hash--saves on RAM, speed is much

faster for creation and lookup, I'd imagine.

Cheers! -R