Well, thank you for the kind words, but I’ve worked in Telecommunications Engineering and service design for the last 30+ years. So it was less work than you credit me for.
Latency in networks has been, in some way, an important part of almost every major project I’ve worked on, whether that was connecting office LANs for major companies in London, building Internet and VoIP services, setting up International data centre connectivity with undersea fibres, or 5G “edge compute” projects. It’s something I understand pretty well.
And I’ve been interested in Internet jamming for many years. This is partly because a friend of mine, Randy, is a musician turned technologist who is also interested in this (he’s actually a far better musician than me, having played guitar in John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers back in the day, as well as being credited as being one of the pioneers of the tapping technique). He and I have tried a few approaches including Jamkazam and Jamulus.
Prior to the pandemic (and prior to moving out of Europe), I used to meet up with Randy fairly regularly at Open Source real-time communications conferences and “hackathons” like Kamailio World and Osmocon where such things were part of the agenda.
For instance, another firiend of mine usually runs a session called “Dangerous Demos” at these conferences which is described as:
Live and interactive ‘Dangerous Demos’ session which can be done by any of the participants at the event, with subjects containing material that is exciting, educational, entertaining, energetic and potentially explosive, of course, all harmless and related to anything Real Time Communications.
Participants compete against the clock to demonstrate some clever,and often unconventional, use of real-time communication technology.
All highly nerdy, but part of the world I’ve been lucky enough to be part of in for the last few decades.