sock.receive()

January 20, 2009 Technical, General

Well, I’m impressed. My socks arrived, and just in time for my trip overseas, where I fully expect to deal with lots of snow. Delivery took one week, though one might even argue they’re a bit too serious about expediency. One pair arrived yesterday in its own box, followed by three more individual packages today.

Suddenly, socks! Thousands of them!

Suddenly, socks! Thousands of them!

I see they’ve embraced a package-based model for their postal architecture. Not a bad move, but you have to consider the risks, like out-of-order arrival (not a big problem for socks), lossage (high retransmission cost), jitter (particularly important for sockscription customers), etc. Latency rocks, though!