December 16th, 2009

Google DNS impairs CDNs

Google's DNS impairs CDN performance. On both of my colo systems, there are Akamai CDN caches within a few hops and under 3ms. With Google DNS, it's around 10 hops and almost 30ms. Ouch.

Part-time web job (with a hint of Lisp)

Here's a part-time web job with a Lispy angle:

Requirements: Programming will consist of Javascript, CSS, and Ajax, within a browser (DOM) environment; experience with all of these is essential. Some familiarity with a Lisp-like language, such as Common Lisp (preferred), Scheme, or Clojure essential. Ability to work independently required. Physical location near Berkeley CA or Richmond VA is desirable, but anywhere in the world is possible.