I’ve got an app serving images on the filesystem from outside the
/public directory so I can authenticate users first.
I’m serving the images and thumbnails up using send_file, (1 large 60k
image and 9 6k thumbnails) in one view, and it seems a bit sluggish. Is
this just because of my crappy old windows box running in development
mode - or is each request to serve up an image from an action in the
controller slowing the app down?