blip: a tool for seeing your Internet latency
I just released a pretty neat tool that I wrote, called blip. You can read the README to find out what's going on. Or, if your RSS reader or web browser supports iframes, you can see it action right here:
That's a graph of *your* Internet performance, right now. Cool, right? And it's way more accurate than speedtest.net at predicting your real-life web browsing performance. Although maybe a bit harder to interpret the results.
(If your RSS reader *doesn't* support iframes, you can visit the app at gfblip.appspot.com. Try it on your phone or tablet.)
For more information, motivation, philosophy, and ranting, read the README.
And it's open source. Have a nice day.