Adblocking, old man yells at cloud
I grew up on dialup. 1200bps, max. I remember what it was like to get anything done at that speed, and now that it's no longer a thing I wouldn't inflict it upon anyone. That's why I try to keep my stuff as lightweight as possible, with as few deps as possible.
Treat others as you'd want to be treated, right?
A couple of years back I went to an HTML5 meetup and hung out with a bunch of web developers. I suck at web design (so much so that I didn't bother to try to write a new theme for my website, I used one that someone else made and tweaked it a little). One of the webdevs noticed that I use a couple of adblockers and yelled at me for taking money out of his mouth. That one cannot eat money, and that he gets paid a (much larger) salary (than I do) is beside the point.
So I put my laptop on the local network (Windbringer had been tethered to my mobile - OPSEC, ya' know) and asked him for the URL of the website he works on. He gave it to me. I opened it in a bare Firefox profile (no addons, no config tweaks, new right out of the box). His precious website loaded fully after just under three minutes.
Then, to make things fair, I rebooted Windbringer, got back on the local wireless, and opened it in my usual Firefox profile, with all the adblockers turned on. His website loaded in about five seconds.
"Your website loads so much tracking garbage up front that your page won't load in less than three minutes. I don't have time for that." And I left.
Unsurprisingly, I haven't been invited back, but my point stands - too much crap means your page won't load in a reasonable period of time.
haha wow this is an incredibly entertaining interpretation of "counting out time" https://youtu.be/oY9QcULZJPw
Dear everyone who is considering making a video of yourself talking rather than just writing the *exact same words* into a text file, a blog post or a PDF:
Unless you're specifically targeting people who literally cannot read...
Sincerely, A Person Who Doesn't Have Literal Free Hours To Hear You Slooooowly Say Something It Would Take Me Five Seconds To Read And Also I Can Ctrl-F It
surprisingly, despite everyone saying that scooter companies can't survive without constant VC funding, bird finds that it can't survive without constant VC funding https://jalopnik.com/bird-scooters-looking-for-several-hundred-million-more-1836282258
oh gosh... (uncomfortable laughter) ... do brits really think we want them to leave the EU? *that's* going to be a rude shock...
every few months, i see a new article/thread patiently explaining how lisp syntax is actually the BEST syntax, and if you still don't think so, maybe you haven't considered it enough?
i sympathise with the urge to "help people understand that my favorite thing is the best of all things".
but! i think the orderly (monotonous) repetition of parens is a great example of something that affects each of us differently.
you'll never be able to explain away my feeling that it's ugly. it's just subjective!
The base ISA for RISC-V has been ratified, so there's a stability promise! https://riscv.org/2019/07/risc-v-foundation-announces-ratification-of-the-risc-v-base-isa-and-privileged-architecture-specifications/
of all the--
my work macbook pro *has no serial number*
THIS IS APPARENTLY A COMMON PROBLEM 😂
A wizard appears. He looks grumpy.
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