@requiem I've fallen into that trap too. Even blogged about it: https://felix.plesoianu.ro/blog/unit-testing-and-code-clarity.html
@requiem Maybe it gives people the illusion of understanding, without the discomfort of genuine understanding.
The modern web is composed of layer after layer of solutions to personal problems retooled as products with virtually no evaluation of the parts one consumes.
Each time this comes to a head, the solution is to add layers of indirection until the underlying problem is invisible to the average developer.
It’s hard to see this from above, and easy to rationalize, but spend some time programming a computer with 1/10000000th the system resources and you’ll develop a form of “x-ray vision” that lets you see through this.
Then carve out your eyes in regret for the horror will be inescapable.
Now that the lab has been cleaned-up I’m compelled to keep it that way. I’d really like a heavy-duty robot vacuum but the only two I’ve seen are the discontinued Roomba Dirt Dog and the $1k+ Makita.
Maybe I should just build a pair of WHW’s tortoises with suction?
Had a bit of a reckoning this week. I don’t want to go into all the details, but the experience is making me come to terms with reconciling a dichotomy I’ve long struggled with: accepting the world as it is while not giving-up on making it better.
I thought I could resist all the evils of the world even if I couldn’t solve them all yet without causing harm in the desire to protect those whom the evils target most (as I am privileged to be less-often targeted). But I didn’t understand how holding this can be harmful too, and not only to myself.
As I write this out it sounds obtuse and maybe there is a more concise way to put it. Basically I’m learning the hard way that giving-up can sometimes to more to protect people than staying in a fight you don’t know how (or simply may be impossible) to win.
So I’m going to try and stop doing that 😁
If I can achieve that I'd be keen to build embedding frameworks for GTK & Qt with WYSIWYG support.
Or I know of Dillo & NetSurf!
So I guess I’m done with Mozilla.
Is there any non-bastardly browser left, or am I forced to write one?
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