Lately I've noticed pages on my site sometimes take 60 seconds to load. Whenever that's happened, I've noticed that http://www.waypath.com is inaccessible, and turning off the Waypath plugin has resolved the issue. Then I can wait until they're up again, and reenable it. But I don't want to have to notice it myself whenever this happens.
Staticize mitigates it, but only if that page has been cached since the last post. I've also thought about putting the Waypath results in an iframe, but that introduces a whole set of browser and CSS compatibility issues (not to mention deprecation).
What I'd like is a way to set a shorter timeout on the plugin -- or any plugin that grabs remote data -- so if it doesn't get a response within, say, 3 seconds, it decides it's not getting one and keeps going.