Cookies and Capacitors

More than trimming the fat

Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 3:19PM

Ok, so I cut back my server’s load. Pages are served more efficiently; most of them are cached, big whoop. You know what I need? I need optimization.

That’s why my server is now serving up gzip'ed pages. That’s right – everything is compressed, and shot down the pipes at 26% of their original sizes. I’d like to use bzip2, but I don’t want to stress the PogoPlug’s tiny little CPU any more than I have to. Gzip is a good trade off.

I’m happy, but not yet satisfied. It’s time to think outside the box; it’s time to think up some clever hacks.