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Thursday, 15 April 2010


The computer I use at work is stressed. There is a reason for it, I write stuff that needs stress-testing, so I load it up with a heap of M$ apps such as Outlook Express (an oxymoron), TweetDeck (blindingly bad memory hog) and so on.

When you stress a machine like this, it slows down considerably if you stress it more.

My blog comes up pretty quickly. So do many others.

But some are SO loaded up with widgets and adverts and graphics that I sometimes get bored waiting and close them down.

I f anyone would like to get a stress result on their blog page, please whack a link in the comments and I'll give you an honest lowdown on performance.

I'd hate to do this to you if don't want to know.

Morning, all!


Anonymous said...

Go for it matey:


Angry Walrus said...

I'm always up for good advice.

This is mine.



RantinRab said...

Go for it then,

Uncle Marvo said...

Ten seconds. But if you hit a single page off a twitter link, lightning. e.g.


Uncle Marvo said...

Walrus: slick. 3 seconds and done.

Uncle Marvo said...

Rab: page up in under a second.

Ten seconds later, still can't scroll for the widgets still loading. I think you have a bit of widget porn.

Single article, much quicker, e.g.

A lot of the widgets reload much more quickly on the cache though.

Uncle Marvo said...


Slick. Single article: lightning.

The Filthy Engineer said...

me me me

Uncle Marvo said...


Flash porn. The adverts for Antivirus software hang it up so you can't scroll.

Loads quickly especially with a single topic such as but the friendconnect thing is slowish.

By no means the worst. I'm still waiting for the worst to ask me, because I don't want to tell someone who probably doesn't want to know :-)

However, it's the first time I've seen you blog. I like it, it hasn't been on any of my reading lists before. Shame on me.

The Filthy Engineer said...

Try it now. The ads were rather irritating.

Uncle Marvo said...


Blinding. If you go for the whole site it slows down when you get a Flash embedded, but otherwise (say you can't see the join.

Slick as a freshly greased Perkins.

The Filthy Engineer said...

Cheers for that.

Those ads didn't make much money anyway.

Uncle Marvo said...


Did they make ANY? Blimey, I must get and fill my site up with them :-)

The Filthy Engineer said...

Only £7000 in 12 months.

Oops. I meant £7.

The Filthy Engineer said...

Oh and I've worked on a few Perkins engines in my time.

Uncle Marvo said...


I'm driven by a Thorneycroft-marinised Isuzu 27 horse, but then I've only got 55 feet :-)

hunkofjunk said...

me please

Uncle Marvo said...


Slow as a slow thing when Flash requested. A non-Flash post, blinding.

Flash is pants if you're an avid reader, often better to post a LINK to the flash rather than embed it. JMHO but then I can't listen to Flash movies at work anyway, although I can watch them in a Charlie Chaplin stylee.

Constantly Furious said...

Can I have a go? ;-)

I took adverts off months ago, having made 11 dollars in six months.

Constantly Furious said...

Oh, and I'm at, but then you know that: you were there not long ago ;-)

TheBigYin said...

I just have to have a go, been wondering what my load time is like to others:

Uncle Marvo said...


Slick. Funny though, the orangey/pinky/furious background colour stays for a while, then a bit of white background appears, then the rest of it turns white background right at the end. Does the same on the iPhone. Only one I know that does it.

Uncle Marvo said...


Usual thing, loads of embedded videos takes forever. If you hit a single one with no video, slick.

See above, JMHO on Flash video content. And iPhones won't play them (yet).

TheBigYin said...

Thanks for that Unc. The same thing happens to me on CFs site but it doesn't take a hair of the dog to right itself.

Anonymous said...

A tip for blog readers - use Firefox with Flashblock.

It's great for YouTube too, means you can load several vids and not have to keep flipping back to stop them all starting up together.

Captain Ranty said...

Do me, do me!

(As my wife used to say...)

Uncle Marvo said...

Blimey, Ranty, you've got a long memory!

Actually, she still does say that.

Yep, usual. Fast unless you pick up a vid. The more vids you get, the slower, and you've got a ton of them a few posts from the top.

What's wrong with posting a link (to open in a separate page) to the vids, rather than embedding them?

Just asking.

Captain Ranty said...

Thanks Marv.

I can reduce the number of posts to 5, and just link to the vids instead.

Thanks for the advice.


BTW-it has been some time since you settled your account. 'Er indoors doesn't do that for love you know. We depend on that money.

Mrs Rigby said...

Quick or slow?