I just noticed something curious. While I was in the middle of checking out my codebase from home, I VPN'd in to the office right quick and my SVN checkout speed doubled! Once I was done I closed the connection and my checkout speed dropped back down to where it had been.
What gives!? I was under the impression that VPN is way slower than HTTP is, and if I were to look at a website on my home PC while VPN'd in then the page takes way longer than not being connected to the work network. I dunno, this just seems strange to me, if anyone has any insight as to why this happened, I would appreciate it.