A Picture is Worth a Thousand Bytes

In today’s modern web full of high-speed connections, company brands and their respective product images are the online ‘window display,’ serving to entice prospective customers into their site(s) to purchase holidays, cars, luxury goods, gold iWatches, etc. Images on sites can count towards a significant amount of the total bytes…

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Is There a DNS Doctor in the House?

An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but what if the apple itself is sick? Starting a little before 6 am EST on Wednesday, users across Apple’s various internal applications services such as iTunes, iBooks, the App store, and several others experienced growing frustration as repeated attempts to…

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Packet Congestion Ahead

Why the 200ms delay? Over the course of our work, we have the fortune of diving into numerous network issues. One particularly interesting one involves a curious ~200ms delay in the acknowledgement of the response packet for small HTTP responses. This doesn’t sound all that terrible unless you have a…

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