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Google Public DNS

2009 Dec 3, 4:52Having replaced HTTP with SPDY, Google digs deeper into the Web stack providing their own DNS servers. Also, as Waxy noted, you can't argue with the most memorable IP addresses I've seen: "Configure your network settings to use the IP addresses and as your DNS servers". Also check out their DNS server's DNS prefetching in the performance notes.PermalinkCommentsgoogle dns internet network security performance dns-prefetching technical

John Resig - Deep Tracing of Internet Explorer

2009 Nov 19, 3:46A free tool dynaTrace Ajax provides "full tracing analysis of Internet Explorer 6-8 (including JavaScript, rendering, and network traffic)". Looks pretty too...PermalinkCommentsie ie6 ie7 ie8 performance web http html javascript browser technical

Extreme JavaScript Performance

2009 Nov 12, 3:35Presentation comparing the performance of different JavaScript operations on different web browsers. Suggestions cover full range of good to know to common sense to ugly ugly ugly.PermalinkCommentsvia:thefangmonster performance javascript browser web technical tips presentation

Timefire: On Reducing the Size of Compressed Javascript (by up to 20%)

2009 Sep 1, 4:39"...what effect does the large-scale structure of the JS output code have on the DEFLATE algorithm of GZIP which is used to serve up compressed script?" Another instance of using knowledge of the specific file type to get gains in compression. Is there a web proxy running all this at which I can point my phone?PermalinkCommentsvia:kris.kowal performance javascript gzip deflate compression web technical

CSS minifier and alphabetiser – Barryvan

2009 Sep 1, 4:36"I’ve written a small Java application that will read in a CSS file and output its contents to stdout or another file in a format that’s optimised for gzipping." Cool!PermalinkCommentsvia:kris.kowal technical compression css web performance gzip java

Bits Up!: DNS Prefetching for Firefox

2009 Jun 22, 3:28Details on Firefox's DNS prefetching: "The Firefox implementation takes this approach one step further than just pre-resolving anchor href hostnames. It uses the prefetch logic on URLs that are being included in the current document. By this I mean that it uses the prefetch logic on things like images, css, and jscript that are being loaded right away, in addition to anchor links which might be clicked on at a slightly later time."PermalinkCommentsdns dns-prefetching html performance networking firefox mozilla technical

Chromium Blog: DNS Prefetching (or Pre-Resolving)

2009 Jun 22, 2:55"To speed up browsing, Google Chrome resolves domain names before the user navigates, typically while the user is viewing a web page." In addition to noting what and how they do it, and how web devs can control it, they give a few stats on how much it helps.PermalinkCommentsgoogle dns chrome dns-prefetching browser networking performance technical

Controlling DNS prefetching - MDC

2009 Jun 22, 2:53"Firefox 3.5 performs DNS prefetching. This is a feature by which Firefox proactively performs domain name resolution on both links that the user may choose to follow as well as URLs for items referenced by the document, including images, CSS, JavaScript, and so forth."PermalinkCommentsdns firefox mozilla networking performance dns-prefetching technical

Paleo-Future: Robots vs. Musicians (1931)

2009 Jun 12, 9:16"This ad from the March 9, 1931 Simpson's Leader-Times (Kittanning, PA) is in no way subtle. The consequences of using recorded music at theatre performances rather than live musicians are, "Monotony in the theatre - corruption of taste - destruction of art." Yikes."PermalinkCommentsvia:ethan_t_hein music advertising technology robot copyright

Awesome Spokesmen Billy Mays and Vince Offer

2009 Apr 8, 4:06PermalinkCommentspersonal2 infomercial stupid vince offer billy mays

MAKE: Blog: Maker Profile - Bicycle Rodeo

2009 Jan 7, 6:15Ridiculously awesome creations of odd bicycles and creative things made from bicycle parts: "Introducing Cyclecide, an inventive band of Bay Area performance artists who make creations out of materials from the junkyard. These Makers create everything from amusement park rides to outrageous bicycle contraptions to found-object sculpture."PermalinkCommentsvideo make bicycle tv

Human Mirror at Improv Everywhere

2008 Jul 7, 11:38Many sets of twins board a subway and act innocent forming a sort of mirror on the train.PermalinkCommentshumor prank video subway nyc performance-art via:boingboing

Ben Folds Myspace Gig playlist on YouTube

2008 Jan 29, 5:10Ben Folds performs his myspace gig, webcast live from his studio in Nashville, Tennessee on October 24th 2006. The performance has been split into various videos gathered here. I hadn't heard "Bitches Ain't Shit" like that before (last video).PermalinkCommentsben-folds ben-folds-five bff music video myspace youtube performance live

YouTube - William Shatner - "Rocket Man" (1st Generation Copy)

2008 Jan 18, 1:39As Jon says its the 30th anniversary of this wonderful performance.PermalinkCommentsmusic video youtube william-shatner rocket-man humor

Dissecting BitTorrent: Five Months in a Torrent's Lifetime

2006 Aug 31, 7:49And still more BitTorrent research. This paper examines the performance of a particular bittorrent session.PermalinkCommentsperformance torrent p2p report reference

Rarest First and Choke Algorithms Are Enough

2006 Aug 31, 7:44More Torrent research. This is a paper describing performance of BitTorrent's block and peer selection algorithms.PermalinkCommentsp2p torrent report reference internet algorithm performance
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