[Noisebridge-discuss] Too many kittens for broadband

Jonathan Lassoff jof at thejof.com
Sat Mar 23 02:02:14 UTC 2013

How would too slow a connection crash the browser?

I could certainly see a fun application in pumping a heavy stream of
kitten photos, but I feel like it would be hard to communicate how the
speed affects the content.

How about a kitten-themed speed tester?

Have a spigot of kittens dropping them into a container that is
draining slowly from the bottom. If you connection is fast enough, you
fill the container to the top, and they can climb out.
Too slow, and they all fall out the bottom to their demise.

Poor dial-up kittens....

On Fri, Mar 22, 2013 at 6:58 PM, nicolas weidinger
<dr.weidinger at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear Noisebridge,
> The kittens need your help!
> At the Kansas City gigabit hackathon I have found some of the brightest
> minds and the most serious pitches. But its mostly sort of boring, and none
> of it involves kittens. As we all know, kittens make up the backbone of the
> internet.
> To remedy this dire situation, I have teamed up with Josh from Cow Town
> Computer Congress Kansas City (CCCKC) and we're going to make a web page
> with so many kittens that it will crash any browser using a regular
> broadband connection.
> This will be an effective demonstration of gigabit broadband because the web
> page simply will not work. Unless you have so much internet that no one
> knows what to do with it, in which case you can see all of the kittens.
> If this works, we can expect public demand for gigabit connections to sweep
> the globe. If you have any experience with scraping images or building
> terribly inefficient HTML pages, please let us know.
> Be sure to regularly check www.toomanykittensforbroadband.com for updates
> Make Consenso proud
> -Nic
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