Is there hope for your streaming system?
part 1: intro

This blog series is a detailed analysis of the effects of device seeks and data sizes on media streaming performance. Although these effects are fundamental to streaming system design, existing references do not examine them in detail, hence the motivation for this series. Subsequent posts will cover some background, derive a model of effective streaming [...]

WP LaTeX plugin

My upcoming series analyzing streaming system seek times will include some math, so I installed the WP LaTeX plugin to get nice equation formatting. It seemed like the best choice of the available options, given it’s by Automattic Inc., the developers of WordPress.com. By default, the plugin requests PNGs of the LaTeX from the WordPress.com [...]