May 23rd, 2004

belize

The Internet sucks this weekend

Yesterday it was the Alter.net backbone sucking, and today sprintlink.net.

Lame.

If I got cable as well as DSL, could I make TCP connections that were atop two independent IP source addresses, assuming I had a cooperating stack/daemon on the other end?

I'd like it setup so TCP uses one IP address (the DSL one, say) all the time, until it realizes a reply didn't come back in time, at which time it sends a retransmission out the other interface. (but not delayed... no exponential backoff until both interfaces don't reply) The retransmission's IP header would the cable modem's src IP, and it'd be up to the multi-homed device on my end to process the reply when it comes back and realize it's part of the same connection.

Anybody know of a project to do stuff like that?
belize

Palette-altered images

LiveJournal and FotoBilder have long supported the ability to modify the palette table of images as they fly out to the user. (no temporary files, etc)

Jesse recently uploaded a bunch of generic textures that people on LiveJournal can use.

Look how pretty my journal looks now!

It's not super simple to use yet, but it will be... we're gonna make an S2 customization widget (from the /customize/ area) to let you pick a texture (along with our existing DHTML color picker) and see the texture change in realtime and apply it to your background, etc.

This dumb hack never ceases to amuse me.