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Tips to make Firefox download pages quicker

I was experiencing some bad Firefox performance this evening, so I did some research into how to speed things up.  I'll document my findings here, so hopefully it can help a few other people out too.

Keep in mind that these tips are useful only if you have some kind of broadband access -- cable, satellite, DSL, place of employment, etc.  I would not use this for dial-up users.

Also, my goal with this is to increase performance, and these settings work great for me.  They are not guaranteed to work great for you, but I can't see how it would hurt to try.

The first thing to do is to open up a new Firefox browser window (or tab) and enter about:config in the address line, then press Enter. 

If you see a huge listing of settings, you did the right thing.  If not, try again.

The settings is bold text are settings that have been changed from their default values.  It helps you see what has changed.

To change a setting, just double-click it.  True/false values will instantly change, and things like numeric values and character strings will open a dialog box when you double-click. 

Scroll down to settings that begin with the word "network".

Make the following changes:

  • network.dns.disableIPv6: true
  • network.http.max-connections: 32
  • network.http.max-connections-per-server: 12
  • network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy: 32
  • network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server: 12
  • network.http.pipelining: true
  • network.http.pipelining.maxrequests: 4
  • network.http.proxy.pipelining: true
  • network.http.request.max-start-delay: 0

Then, right-click anywhere on the page and from the popup menu choose New -> Integer.  Enter the name as nglayout.initialpaint.delay and the value as 0.

After I did these things, my Firefox browser worked much quicker.  These values required some trial and error on my part, so perhaps I'll tweak them again in the future.

Performance continuing to improve

I'm really happy with how performance on the site is coming along, especially in the forums.

Much of the improvement is coming as a result of architectural changes I made many months ago, and which are finally starting to kick in.

The server time to create a page of thread posts is down to about 1-2 hundredths of a second, which is just astounding, considering the number of forum posts in the system (approaching 900,000 at the moment). 

I just ran a full thread page at random, and it came up as 0.0134 seconds -- and I use a page size of 20 posts, so it can only be better than that for someone with default settings of 9 posts  per page.  (I'm pretty sure that's the default.)

It used to be that a second or so was pretty good, so to drop the times down to about 1 hundredth of a second is something that at one point I never thought would happen.

With all the difficult, nasty things that a Webmaster has to deal with on a daily basis, it can be nice now and then to take stock of some of the good things that are happening too.

Every American spends $2,200 per year for illegal aliens

Illegal aliens (or, as the politically-correct mainstream media likes to call them, "undocumented migrant workers") raise our income taxes approximately $2,200 per person each year. That's $2,200 for every man, woman, and child in the United States.

Illegal aliens are a direct source of the horribly high home owner's taxes that are prevalent today.

Try these sources:

1. $11 Billion to $22 billion is spent on welfare to illegal aliens each year.  http://tinyurl.com/zob77

2. $2.2 Billion dollars a year is spent on food assistance programs such as food stamps, WIC, and free school lunches for illegal aliens.  http://www.cis.org/articles/2004/fiscalexec.html

3. $2.5 Billion dollars a year is spent on Medicaid for illegal aliens.  http://www.cis.org/articles/2004/fiscalexec.html

4. $12 Billion dollars a year is spent on primary and secondary school education for children here illegally and they cannot speak a word of English!  http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0604/01/ldt.0.html

5. $17 Billion dollars a year is spent for education for the American-born children of illegal aliens, known as anchor babies.  http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0604/01/ldt.01.html

6. $3 Million Dollars a DAY is spent to incarcerate illegal aliens.  http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0604/01/ldt.01.html

7. 30% percent of all Federal Prison inmates are illegal aliens.  http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0604/01/ldt.01.html

8. $90 Billion Dollars a year is spent on illegal aliens for Welfare & social services by the American taxpayers.  http://premium.cnn.com/TRANSCIPTS/0610/29/ldt.01.html

9. $200 Billion Dollars a year in suppressed American wages are
caused by the illegal aliens.  http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0604/01/ldt.01.html

10. The illegal aliens in the United States have a crime rate that's two and a half times that of white non-illegal aliens. In particular, their children, are going to make a huge additional crime problem in the US.  http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0606/12/ldt.01.html

11. During the year of 2005 there were 4 to 10 MILLION illegal aliens that crossed our Southern Border also, as many as 19,500 illegal aliens from Terrorist Countries. Millions of pounds of drugs, cocaine, meth, heroine and marijuana, crossed into the U. S from the Southern border. Homeland Security Report:  http://tinyurl.com/t9sht

12. The National Policy Institute, "estimated that the total cost of mass deportation would be between $206 and $230 billion or an average cost of between $41 and $46 billion annually over a five year period."  http://www.nationalpolicyinstitute.org/pdf/deportation.pdf

13. In 2006 illegal aliens sent home $45 BILLION in remittances back to their countries of origin.  http://www.rense.com/general75/niht.htm

14. "The Dark Side of Illegal Immigration: Nearly One Million Sex Crimes Committed by Illegal Immigrants In The United States ".  http://www.drdsk.com/articles.html

The total cost is a whooping  $338.3 BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR

If this doesn't bother you then I don't know what would.

Doesn't it make you wonder why the mainstream media is so opposed to a border fence?  Why they are filled with rage when people point out these facts?  Why, in fact, THEY won't point these things out just as plainly as I am here?

Video: 'Photosynth' demonstration will knock your socks off

I'm going to let this speak for itself:

http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/129