5.13.2008

Complaints Of Blog Slowness

Not being one to turn my back on monetary subscribers, I have heard your complaints about the slowness of the "The Blog." Your pain is my pain. But in a word, I'm confused. First, the darn thing is hosted by Google by its blogger/blogspot "get yourself a free blog" software, so I don't have any control over its speed. That being said, I've never seen a problem. I access it at work via Embarq DSL, from home by AT&T DSL,and through the courthouse by I don't know what. I've never had a problem with speed. (Internet or crank.) But I certainly believe you folks that complain. Do you guys have the same problem with that Google hosted Incidental Remarkings drivel? (Uh, I joke) That being said, I'll post the silly poll on the side to get a feel for the problem. In the meantime, I've limited the number of posts that can appear on the front page and I'll try to limit the embedded video (which surely slows it down.) And I'll check out (and am open to) other options. Good times. Edit: And for you techies out there, my wisecounty.com host just moved to a different platform that allows Wordpress hosting. I think I know what that means, but have never experimented with Wordpress.

26 comments:

Dcmba said...

I'm with you, Barry. I am surfing via HDSPA network on my AT&T Tilt (beats iPhone...) and it loads fine. I have AT&T U-verse at home and it loads great.

Embedded vide shouldn't be too much of an issue unles the vids preload (doubtful). Maybe it is all the porn spyware your site forces onto people's computers without proper virus protection.

House of R & R said...

Last week it was a bit slow but, the week it's fine.

Anonymous said...

WOW, youv'e got some slow ones?
tracert http://skattershooting.blogspot.com

Tracing route to blogspot.l.google.com [72.14.207.191]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 1 ms <10 ms <10 ms 192.168.1.1
2 1 ms 1 ms 1 ms 192.168.2.1
3 15 ms 15 ms 15 ms tx-71-54-120-1.dhcp.embarqhsd.net [71.54.120.1]

4 16 ms 15 ms 15 ms iasklln1 [67.76.197.225]
5 21 ms 21 ms 21 ms sl-gw37-fw-8-2.sprintlink.net [144.228.38.249]
6 22 ms 21 ms 21 ms sl-bb22-fw-4-0.sprintlink.net [144.232.11.169]
7 21 ms 21 ms 22 ms sl-crs1-fw-0-4-0-0.sprintlink.net [144.232.11.14
0]
8 22 ms 22 ms 22 ms sl-crs2-fw-0-6-2-0.sprintlink.net [144.232.0.77]

9 39 ms 38 ms 38 ms sl-crs2-atl-0-6-0-0.sprintlink.net [144.232.8.66
]
10 38 ms 38 ms 38 ms sl-st20-atl-0-0-0.sprintlink.net [144.232.20.115
]
11 38 ms 38 ms 38 ms 144.223.47.234
12 38 ms 38 ms 38 ms 64.233.174.2
13 54 ms 39 ms 39 ms 72.14.239.137
14 96 ms 71 ms 53 ms 72.14.238.234
15 71 ms 88 ms 81 ms 209.85.248.217
16 65 ms 64 ms 66 ms 216.239.43.146
17 65 ms 63 ms 67 ms 66.249.94.90
18 66 ms 76 ms 69 ms 66.249.94.118
19 66 ms 65 ms 64 ms eh-in-f191.google.com [72.14.207.191]

Trace complete.

Anonymous said...

1:04, with an MBA you must be an idiot. The Tilt runs Windows Mobile, therefore it sucks. How you like those Windows 3.1-era scroll bars?

Barron, two words: WordPress + your own hosting. And make the winers pay for the hosting.

Anonymous said...

The blog

doesn't seem



slow to me .

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure what the poster at 1:24 was saying. looks like gibberish. Must be one of them cyborg/android/automatons, and probably what's actually putting the brakes on your interwebs site. No, but seriously, folks, it's about the slowest loading of all the sites I frequent. Takes a long time returning to blog after looking at comments or even a photo.
Earthlink DSL
By the way 1:27 "WordPress" isn't two words when they run together that way, unless you meant "WordPress + your own hosting", and that's more than two words. Just my twocents
Plus, I'm okay with making the winers pay, cuz I drink beer. Guess you could call me a Shinerer

I'm just sayin'

Anonymous said...

I never have a problem with it loading the first time its when I comment and go back to it or when I follow one of the links and hit the back button. I just started using the tab feature so I dont have to go back.

Anonymous said...

The complainers live in Newark and have dial up connections. Tell 'em to stuff it.

Anonymous said...

Faster this week for me, seems like it got slower when you started the embedded videos.

Silicone Alley said...

It doesnt seem slower then any other site to me.

Anonymous said...

The only thing slower than this blog is me peeing at 3:00am for the 3rd or 4th time.

Anonymous said...

WordPress.org where you can download the wordpress software. But, your host probably has some type of "1-click" installation for wordpress. So, you can probably just use wordpress after clicking a few buttons in your host's Control Panel. Sorry for the self-promotion, but this is a wordpress blog that has basically the default installation with few changes.

You can make many changes to a wordpress blog, much like you change the layout on blogger.

Just the same, but a bit different is all. The main difference is you are relying on your host's resources and not google's for the backbone. The good thing is you can move your site to any host anywhere if you wanted.

CAN YOU PROVE IT IN A COURT OF LAW? said...

IMO...the blog began to slow when you added twitter..or whatever the heck that is.

AnObiter said...

"Drivel?" You *sshole. (Uh, I joke) ;)

Yours is slow for some strange reason. I would guess that it's the embedded stuff (like YouTube). If I have too many of those it takes my page forever to refresh. I'm not having any issues right now though...that I'm aware of, anyway.

Anonymous said...

No problems with incidental remarkings. Unlike your blog, it is witty, insightful and well written.

Just joking Bear.

Anonymous said...

According to the really cool people who use the innerwebs, wordpress totally sucks. I wouldn't go there if I were you.

HHL said...

This site loads slightly slower than other blogspot sites I visit, but my educated guess is that that can be attributed to you typically having more images on the front page.

But again, the difference is very slight, and not something I would suggest you go to any drastic lengths to address.

Anonymous said...

I don't think you should compare your forum to one which suggests masticating a rectum

Anonymous said...

I quess im in the minority here. For about a couple of weeks now, I have been having a very hard time linking to and from the Liberally Lean site. No others are a problem. At times it will (in the words of Bubba The Love Sponge)"Lock Down Willy".

Anonymous said...

It had gotten very slow. Since i complained earlier today it has been rectified. And no that doesn't have anything to do with aberrant sex.

Nice response, Oh Blog-God.

Geeding said...

i left blogger because of the same reason. i have also found wordpress quite fun.

Dcmba said...

1:27:

First, yes I am an idiot, really breaking some news there. However, I still know enough to avoid all things Apple (no, not a Microsoft fan by any means either). And that was mostly a jab at Barry cuz he has a new iPhone.

Maybe my sack will shring and I will post anonymously.

In posting fun,

-Anonymous

Anonymous said...

Drink a beer a relax, by the time u get a beer and return to ure show its live again. GO next District Judge, u rule.

Anonymous said...

My blog has 5 times the graphics and loads in about twice the time and I've never had a complaint about blog slowness.

But to confirm your suspicion, yes, video posts take much longer to load than text and jpegs.

Anonymous said...

Your blog is faster today, Wednesday, than it was yesterday.

Anonymous said...

Where it is really slow, is when you are returning from looking at the individually posted comments made by your adoring public to your original posting. For some reason, that is a multi-second wait.