@yukiame LOL, she sure did. 馃樅

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 toot.cafe/@nolan

He's the developer of Pinafore, a wonderful and FAST client for Mastodon that I have enjoyed using too. pinafore.social

Kudos to Nolan and Mom. 馃憤

The interesting Guide to Mastodon (with some parts that are a bit aged at this point, but good read overall) is here: hackernoon.com/what-i-wish-i-k

@nolan

@design_RG what is ping latency in plain English?

@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)? 馃槈

Lower ping latency for gm.com. Mom knew her stuff. 馃槢

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