Using the modern web doesn't feel empowering. It feels immensely frustrating.
The web is barely usable without ad-blocking. Pages take an age to load and the content jumps around as more ads download and display. Also the ads are spying on you.
The entire JS ecosystem is dependency hell and sometimes you have to download massive JS files just to view a web page. The JS is probably also spying on you.
Worse still, JS is also probably why the Back button doesn't work properly on so many sites.
So, since las thursday i've been forced to use LTE for everything, because some telco-technician #$%ed up my DSL/Telephone cable while owrking on another line.
Apparently, they still haven't been able to fix it. In the meantime, my data cap for LTE has long been reached, and I've been surfing the net with ~2 kb/s for the past few days.
Let me tell you: I've gained a whole new impression of the "modern" internet. And it's not a good one.
Today I tried to do something I hadn't done for about a decade -- tried to play a Windows game in Linux. Using Valve's new tool they released, it worked far, far better than expected.
I got to admit, while I abandoned this type of thing (games under Linux) a decade ago, things have changed drastically since then. A lot of games, or at least the rendering engines they're built on, are being made with mobile in mind (which is all Android(Linux) and iOS(Unix)).
And then again, to toot a direct link to my own toot, referencing the bookmarklet that lets you toot.
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It works! I just tried it, recursively.
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