Actually, what I really want to know is how to fix it. This isn't a mismanaged company making a bad product. It seems like this is *how modern web development is expected to be done.*
What I really want to know, I guess, is what caused this. What combination of factors led to a product being developed and released in this state? Because I'm assuming nobody at the company *wanted* to make a website this slow and cumbersome.
I reloaded the page again and now it's closer to 10mb. To be fair, it compresses to about 3mb.
Is it images? Nope, that's only ~250kb. Most of them are SVGs.
There's about 400kb of CSS. That's enormous but not really the problem I'd want to fix first.
If you're bored and looking for something to do, you could add contact information for your favorite local restaurants on #OpenStreetMap.
"When I'm more kind and more loving, it seems to be more toxic to trolls."
If you haven't watched this series yet, it's well worth your time. It's a deep dive into fake accounts and online manipulation, and the challenges we face in fighting them.
I needed to scan and submit a calculus quiz today. It was really easy to set up my printer on #Manjaro -- HP printer tools are preinstalled, and GNOME's Document Scanner app was really easy to use. Many thanks to the people who make all this possible!
Just won my first game of GNOME 2048 on the #PinePhone. It works great!
If I missed anything (and I'm sure I did), comment below!
If you enjoy researching new topics and writing about them, there's always Wikipedia. People often say Wikipedia is bad because anyone can edit it. On the contrary, I think that's what makes it good, and you can make it even better.
Writing software isn't about being good at a language. It's about using computers to solve problems, and there's no one-size-fits-all solution to the problems we need to solve.
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