This week I have been spending considerable time trying to speed up the blog. TFB is now using a global CDN (content distribution network) to serve all the images and other static assets (such as CSS and JS).
What this means is that a network of servers throughout the world now each contain a copy of all the images on the blog. When your web browser request an image, it is loaded from the server geographically closest to you. This will really speed things up.
This graph shows which of the blogs CDN servers are being hammered the most.
The downside is that the CDN is going to cost me a king’s ransom each month! I hope you enjoy it 🙂