Just a brief post this time and I almost guarantee you won’t be any smarter by the end of it. “Much like every other post you’ve ever written” you retort. Anyway, on with it. For those of you who don’t know, Bill Gates now has an official site The Gates Notes where he talks about stuff. You know how Microsoft are always getting bashed and accused of making bloatware and having slow and clunky apps? Well, I thought it’d be fun to test the performance of The Gates Notes using YSlow. Here’s the result:
That’s right chaps, a big old E for The Gates Notes with an overall performance score of 59 out of 100. So what does this prove about Microsoft and bloatware? Nothing really. About all it proves is that The Gates Notes got 59 out of 100 on YSlow and could probably use some optimisation. Considering that The Gates Notes probably doesn’t draw all that much traffic, it’s probably not a huge problem in reality. For such a high profile person in software though, I was a little surprised to see that someone hadn’t done some more optimisation on it. I’ve got plenty of restecp for Bill Gates. Nonetheless, I thought this would be a fun little test to run.
Before you ask, Code Emporium scores as low as 64 out of 100 on YSlow, which is pretty bad too. Difference is, Code Emporium probably draws about as much traffic as that site you made for your pet cat back in 1999. As soon as I overtake your pet cat in popularity I’ll get optimising. Told you you wouldn’t be any smarter.