So for speeding up your connection try this link. It will require a little work to come up with an optimum configuration, but you will be surprised how good this works. I have used it in the past and I got almost 200% faster connection!! Try it, when you have some extra time to kill.
An accelerator won't really have that much effect on the latency problem (esspecially if it's a server client distance issue). My suggestion would be to save the homepage and pictures locally so you don't have to constently load them later. Or set your browser to not view pictures.