Bob Wyman of PubSub suggested that I should add in the Google Blogsearch ATOM results to see if it any faster than the HTML results.
The answer: they might be. But they aren’t.
Why not?
Some bright bulb at Google’s Blogsearch team hasn’t enabled HTTP Compression on the XML results.
Boys, go back and check your config file and make sure that the text/xml (maybe even text/*) MIME-type is enabled for compression.
Then we will have a race on our hands.