To be honest, I'm just annoyed that things got to a state where I
struggled with a Pentium-M 1.66 GHz with 1G of ram to view basic webpages.
That and I remember having to provide support for web apps which required not just IE, but a specific version of IE, because people in their wisdom thought to use browser and version specific extensions. I simply can't accept a status quo where so much computing power is needed for simple tasks, it's just not justifiable. There MUST be a design error in there somewhere. I get why things are the way they are and the arguments to a degree make sense. But still, what we have now is from people deciding to push technology past its design.
There is good reason to put applications over the internet, but it shouldn't have been over "HTTP", which is to transfer HyperText. Perhaps something like "ATP", Application Transfer Protocol should have been developed (which could use HTTP as a subset), allowing the functionality available in freephototool, but also allowing HTTP to be implemented in a more pure, simpler fashion.
August Abolins wrote to Dennisk <=-
** On Monday 04.05.20 - 11:08, Dennisk wrote to Richard Menedetter:
At first, I was proud of myself when I managed to build up my Win ME pc
to a point where I could burn MP3 CDs, configure the pc as a "server" providing a gateway to the internet (poking holes in the firewall) for
a couple of other pcs on my network, tweek the settings to get very
close to the 2GB max ram that the pc harware supported, use it to
support via remote control, and a few other things - all the while
still only having dialup!
But a new reality gradually creeped in when some websites wouldn't cooperate with the current browser I was using. And newer versions of browsers simply weren't available for WinME. :(
I managed to overcome that limitation by installing Ubuntu. The pc
worked reasonably well for a couple years after that. But the max 2GB
ram proved to be a limitation after a few more Ubuntu updates. And
again, the browser program was the first sign of "not good enough".
I don't know what they're doing on Facebook, but it takes at least 15 seconds to load the main page while it takes another 15 secs for all
the tracking shit to settle down before I can succeed to do my first PG DN. And this is using a modest 3Mbps 4G/3G mobile data service via my
cell phone as a hotspot. Consequently, I rarely bother with FB
Win Me? Oh, I still feel the scars from that OS, and I didn't
even use it, just provides a little support for it. I moved to
Linux in 2000, gradually.
I managed to overcome that limitation by installing Ubuntu. The
pc worked reasonably well for a couple years after that. But
the max 2GB ram proved to be a limitation after a few more
Ubuntu updates. And again, the browser program was the first
sign of "not good enough".
An alternative was simply to never update your OS, which is what
I did. It did mean not updating browsers, and software as well,
but I was able to use Red Hat Linux 7.3 up until 2009 on a
700MHz machine with 384M RAM. I don't do that now, as its
probably not a good practice.
I don't know what they're doing on Facebook, but it takes at
least 15 seconds to load the main page while it takes another
15 secs for all the tracking shit to settle down..
I think part of it is that the HTTP protocol wasn't designed to
handle small packets of traffic going back and forth...
FB is horrible design. I joined because someone was too lazy to
simply send e-mails.
A good example of design is the D Language
Forum at forum.dlang.org. It's web based, simple and FAST.
better still, it's actually a front end to an NNTP backend, so
you can use a newgroup reader to access it as well. Good use of
existing technology to solve a problem. This is the way it
should be done.
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