Elasticity in the cloud

It’s nice to be able to turn the dial to 11 when you need something doing quickly.

Just rebuilt the thumbnails on the photo albums – it’s a CPU intensive job. Turn Azure up to 11 – more RAM, more procs – and it’s done in no time.

Comcast backbone issues

Something is broken with Comcast Business Internet.

Speed test (urg) to Comcast in Seattle gives 50/10 – as expected:

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Speed test to Comcast in San Jose gives 50/10 as expected:

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Speed test to Comcast in Salt Lake gives 2/10 – which is horribly broken.

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Same Ookla test outside Comcast – and I get 2/10 in Seattle.

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Comcast Chicago compared with Comcast Seattle.

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