[Proj] On downloading the high-res version of Cornucopia

strebe strebe at aol.com
Tue Nov 4 22:56:10 EST 2008

After investigating several reports of trouble downloading the 
high-res version of "A Cornucopia of Map Projections", I have 
determined that at least some problems are unrelated to the server 
side. It seems some browsers on some combinations of OSes and hardware 
are unable to simultaneously retrieve and render an image so huge.

I have posted the file in ZIP archive form, resolving the troubles of 
those whom I worked with:


Pick a capable viewer. The image is LARGE.

-- daan Strebe

On Nov 4, 2008, at 7:22:05 PM, "William Kyngesburye" 
<woklist at kyngchaos.com> wrote:
On Nov 4, 2008, at 9:00 PM, strebe wrote:

> Hm. I'm not having any difficulty downloading through an external 
> pipe (other than slow because of competing traffic). I went ahead 
> and increased some of the server maximums, such as simultaneous 
> connections and time-out intervals. Perhaps that will solve your 
> problem. Feel free to contact me off-list if you are still having 
> trouble.

No joy.  It always cuts out at exactly 1885027 bytes.  Now the error I
get is "Connection reset by peer".  This is Safari 3.1 on OSX.
Loading it directly in Safari instead of downloading, it looks like it
gets exactly 2 scans of the interlacing.

It stopped after a similar size in Firefox 3 (I couldn't get an exact
byte count), the first time.  Now it just says "The network link was
interrupted while negotiating a connection." without downloading

If this doesn't help figure out if any more server config adjustments
might help, I can wait until I'm at work tomorrow to try again.

William Kyngesburye <kyngchaos*at*kyngchaos*dot*com>

"Mon Dieu! but they are all alike.  Cheating, murdering, lying,
fighting, and all for things that the beasts of the jungle would not
deign to possess - money to purchase the effeminate pleasures of
weaklings.  And yet withal bound down by silly customs that make them
slaves to their unhappy lot while firm in the belief that they be the
lords of creation enjoying the only real pleasures of existence....

- the wisdom of Tarzan

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