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All Sorts of Organized

Posted 2011.10.23 11.25 in Pointless Blather

The Allsorts have organized!

Licorice All-Sorts of Organized

Licorice All-Sorts of Organized

You can’t eat just one. You can’t just eat one. You have to take them mathematically, or not at all!

Closing the Polls

Posted 2009.08.12 14.45 in Computers/Internet/Technology

Not long ago I asked for some feedback regarding the Share This plugin. Share This adds a little icon and text to every page and every post, which allows people to link the pages/posts with a number of other services. I personally never used it, but my two biggest complaints about it were that it is a bit of a ‘black box’ that depends on a bunch of resources that are stored at the Share This servers rather than on my own servers, and that it required visitors to my site to download a bunch of other stuff behind-the-scenes which led to a delay in viewing my site.

I did some measurements and found that on my site’s front page, even with well over a dozen graphics and photos and several thumbnails present, the Share This plugin was adding so much overhead that it doubled the bandwidth and doubled the rendering time of my site. The Share This script alone was the single slowest component of the entire site, and there was nothing I could do to improve that because the script is served from their servers, not mine.

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