Mom joins Mastodon...
@yukiame LOL, she sure did. 😺
I found that image a lot of fun, copied and posted it here, amazingly later in the day found and visited the home page of the post's author - Nolan who is at https://toot.cafe/@nolan
He's the developer of Pinafore, a wonderful and FAST client for Mastodon that I have enjoyed using too. https://pinafore.social
Kudos to Nolan and Mom. 👍
The interesting Guide to Mastodon (with some parts that are a bit aged at this point, but good read overall) is here: https://hackernoon.com/what-i-wish-i-knew-before-joining-mastodon-7a17e7f12a2b
@jax well, ping latency is how long it takes for a small test packet to travel from here, to there, and back.
Sort of like a sonar ping. The longer, the worse our connection is, there's delays along the way.
A closer by system will have lower ping times. Farther away, longer ones, as a general rule.
@jax Here's an actual example of the ping test results. I opened a command line, and used ping to try to contact a system here in North America, where I am, www.gm.com.
And next one farther away, in Japan -- www.yahoo.jp
See the difference in the time to receive a test packet back (or ping back)? 😉
Lower ping latency for gm.com. Mom knew her stuff. 😛
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