I've added the mod_gzip module to my Apache webserver. It compresses my webpages on the fly and sends it to your browser if it supports that feature. I'm not sure which browsers support it, but I know that it works with Mozilla but doesn't seem to work with Safari. Either way, it should be completely transparent to the reader. It SHOULD work to decrease download times for the HTML, especially on dial-up links. I haven't tested, so I don't know if it makes any difference yet. I'm not sure if the added overhead of gzipping all the files on the fly and writing an extra log will counteract any expected speed increases (considering it's a slow 166Mhz processor...). Anyway, I'll work on other ways to optimize the site.
Enough geek talk for now.