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web bloat 

the other phone plan is 2GB a month, which is 66MB per day and at the same metrics, 94kb per page. a step up from that is wired internet which has higher bandwidth, even at 20GB you get say 940kb per page, and so on.

i can see a case for web bloat there where you'd want to keep your pages around the 50kb mark to accommodate mobile users.

HOWEVER

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web bloat 

one phone plan i have is 7.5c/MB (predatory i know), and i have $10 to spend a month. so that's like 133MB a month of data, around 4.4MB per day. with 12 hours of use per day and say an average page time of 1 minute, you'd need a page to be 6kb to be a good web citizen. a simple web page with text, light CSS, no images is like 3KB at minimum transferred.

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web bloat 

ok, but things use to be better right? we used dial-up for hecks sake, what was the old web like?

jumping over to a web site i use to browse, oocities.org/timessquare/chasm clocks in at 737kb with the maps page landing at 1.6MB and the links page landing at 84kb, 64kb transferred

other websites in geocities range from 74kb, 133kb, 225kb, 24kb, 184kb, 119kb, etc. for page sizes

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web bloat 

if you jump over to reactjs.org/, the home page is 2.47MB in size with 557KB transferred, but after browsing through the docs, tutorial and blog it's gone up to 5.32MB in size with 1.43MB transferred. getbootstrap after a few page clicks is 1.95MB total size and 618KB total transfer

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web bloat 

with ublock, if i clear my browser cache and browse a few pages on github, its size is 3.28MB and transfers 526KB in total. with sourcehut it's 339KB size and 50KB transfer in total. browsing a few pages on the guardian takes 7MB total size and 2MB transferred.

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web bloat 

so you have two kind of different metrics here. page size, which is the size of all resources, including those you only download once, and transfer size, which is the actual network cost of downloading the page

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web bloat 

looking at like a github issue it generally downloads avatars which ballons the size of pages to things like 1.84MB with 412KB transfered, but subsequently pulls 72kb down each load

bringing up the polar opposite is drew devault's sourcehut.org page brings down 95kb, transferring 81kb subsequently. actually using sourcehut generally pulls down 20kb size per page and 5kb size transferred.

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web bloat 

let's try viewing my github profile. it's 1.5MB in size, 361k transfered with no cache. refreshes with cache is 688KB in size, with 9KB transferred. loading a repo is 426K with 45K transferred. clicking pull requests pulls down 210k with 46k transferred.

enabling ublock stops the 9-27kb 'stats' transfer that happens each page c

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web bloat 

let's try twitter, cold load of a profile. all ad blocking disabled, it's 6.77MB in size, 3.84MB in transfer. refreshing even causes it to re-download again! gross! but what if we click to another profile? it doesn't load the page again, it only grabs 350k in size and 140k in transfer

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web bloat 

like one site complains that the guardian uk site is 4 megabytes. so i went to the link and disabled all my ad blockers and it's around 10MB in size and counting as it keeps loading ads, but with compression it's still only 5mb.

ii turn on ublock and it goes down to 3.6MB with 1.76MB transferred. refreshing the page only transfers 188KB. an article is 1.38M with 544KB transferred without cache and 202KB transferred with cache

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web dev 

really would like it if people stopped pulling arbitrary limits on web pages out of thin air

anti-technology rant 

i dunno what my point is

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anti-technology rant 

the other reaction is 'this technology is bad, and it isn't necessary in my life, therefore we shouldn't have this technology'. in this situation they'd decide smart lightbulbs are a waste of time and money and a bad thing in all cases. you're probably more familiar with this in the free software crowd where there's a more acceptable flat rejection of any technology that doesn't subscribe to their beliefs, or in the anti-web crowd that hate things like webusb or javascript

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anti-technology rant 

one reaction is to look at this technology and go 'wow, this is problematic but we can improve it'. so with smart lightbulbs you see people put work in to make open solutions, APIs, communication protocols, products that use these. it improves the situation and we can have smart lightbulbs without the downfalls of existing smart lightbulbs

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anti-technology rant 

like as an upfront i'm not upset at individuals, but i'm tired of culture around anti-technology stuff. like i get the response. for example, the CLOUD. WOW, SCARY. having your lightbulbs connect to the internet? fucking insane right! it's probably insecure, it's probably going to sell your data to advertising companies. so what's the reaction here?

non24 

god i decided to sleep in until i wasn't tired and i feel like i've had 10 cups of coffee. is this what it feels like normally to be awake?

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How can I lighten my piss jugs?

In adhering to the principles of leave no trace, I’m stumbling into an issue with how to manage my piss jugs. I have considered drinking them again to reduce my pack weight, but have found that I shortly thereafter just make more piss, which exacerbates the issue. I also think it might be why my kidneys are failing.

But anyway, having to lug around all this piss is really keeping me off of my target pack weight of 3 pounds 7 grams. Any feedback greatly appreciated.

uspol 

why is it that i imagine just constant police gunfire in the US?

webdev 

heavily considering going all in on javascript

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