The Fucking Web

This nice blog post on takes more than 100 HTTP requests to load. It takes 5.65 MiB storage and 40 MiB memory, only to serve you 900 words of plaintext. For good measure, 5.65 MiB is almost twice 1 of the War and Peace.

screenshot showing http requests to load a blog page

Yeah, they cry so hard “we are not living in the 90s, it takes less than a second to load the page”. I mean, there are so many amazing things people do in the frontend, but the example shown here is NOT one of them.

Seriously, when I write a tech blog, my biggest pleasure is that the readers could take a few things away. I don’t want to hear

OMG! πŸš€πŸ’₯ This blog just blew my mind! 🀯πŸ”₯ Seriously, I’m shook! πŸ˜±πŸ’»Innovation at its finest! πŸŒŸπŸ’‘ Can’t wait to see what’s next! πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ’«#foss #linux πŸ€©πŸ‘ 2

And the medium platform (and many others) feel exactly like this.

  1. War and Peace in txt format is 3.1MiB. ↩︎

  2. This text is generated by ChatGPT, anyways you get what I mean. ↩︎

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