I have used up all my data plan for this month, so my speed is capped at 64 Kbps.
This is a friendly reminder to all web developers: Keep your bundle sizes small, only ship what you need, compress your images, YOU DON'T NEED REACT IN YOUR F-ING BLOG, test your sites on slow connections and slow phones.
You using a Galaxy S22 Ultra with an unlimited 5G plan doesn't mean everyone else does too.
@kytta But seriously, an unlimited data plan is nice, even if you're not using that much data. I use like 10 GB max per month, but it's nice to have a fallback should my VDSL have problems. And I can endlessly watch videos on train travels.
@pabloitse I know, living in Germany myself and paying 45€ per month for mobile + VDSL and that's already with combi discounts etc.
@jle you know I am a student living in Germany, how do you expect me to afford an unlimited plan? 😂😂
@waweic o2 isn't as bad as many people tell. The coverage improved a lot. Speed is another thing though.
@jle In rural areas, O2 definitely has a lot worse reception. I was using WhatsappSIM for far too long
@kytta crackhead conspiracy theory alert: maybe the phone manufacturers pay social media devs to make them send more data than possibly needed just to slow them down and get people to pay for more data
@kytta I get 2gb per day.
this this this this this this!
Case and point: Twitter.
When they introduced the "Top Tweets" thing in 2019, I wanted a small extension to automagically change it back to Latest, so I had a look-see at the markup the app serves and fuck me if that absolute clusterfuck of a ratsnest of unreadable html, the three dozen+ JS modules & their dependencies isn't everything wrong with webdev in the rawring 2020s.
Loading the twitter front-page is an 8MB transfer *without* any of the media. 😅
> Keep your bundle sizes small
You mostly don't need JS in the first place. You definitely don't need any for a blog, unless you're doing interactive WebGL animations explaining how things work.
@kytta I have even have only a 3GB Plan and that's enough. 😁
Login into WLAN wherever is possible and make use of offline reading, that's another Option. 😉
@kranzkrone I have 1 GB, and I usually barely use the half of it. This month, however, I had some stuff come up where I didn't have access to any Internet other than LTE 😅
Offline reading is fine, but I rarely know in advance what I'm going to want to read
@kytta sound a lot like my use case. Good to know that there are still other People like me. 😉
Most of the Time I use around 1-2GB of my Plan, because i like to have my Music and Podcast locally on the Device instead of using Streaming.
I don't like Streaming, not matter if Music or Podcast or Video.
@sven whoa, chill. I was just trying to bring a point across; a point, that just makes me angry. I wasn't attacking any person in particular. Also, yelling back is never a solution 😇
@kytta I didn't mean to yell back, but make you realize that it's not a comfortable feeling. You always achieve more with your counterpart if you argue in a friendly and factual manner. "Fuc*ing..." doesn't do anyone any good.
@kytta Open source can help. 🙂 Most actions that improve privacy will also save data.
Install the following plugins:
* uBlock Origin (get the name exactly right)
* Either Privacy Badger or Ghostery
They all cut down on unwanted tracking and/advertising.
Finally, install another app: either Blokada or TrackerControl, which reduce tracking and ads in the OS and in apps other than the browser.
I used NoScript for years, and it certainly improves security, but you have to be both knowledgable and dedicated to stick with it. The add-ons I recommended here are more or less set-and-forget. However, if you want really granular control then, yes, NoScript is the way to go, and I see that it's available for Firefox on Android.
@me it is, but most of the time it's wonderful, I forgot how slow the normal net was when I used the browser on a colleague's pc :p
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