[rescue] tired of current GUIs / a rant about the daily garbage we put up with

Stefan Skoglund stefan.skoglund at agj.net
Wed Oct 23 11:31:06 CDT 2019

ons 2019-10-23 klockan 16:19 +0200 skrev Liam Proven:
> On Wed, 23 Oct 2019 at 16:14, John Floren <john at jfloren.net> wrote:
> > 2. We're dealing with bigger/more complex content. One reason (not
> > the
> > only reason) Firefox now chews up 3 GB of memory is that each page
> > is
> > pretty fat. Some of this is due to lazy web programmers loading up
> > on
> > external Javascript and fonts etc., but some of it is just due to
> > the
> > fact that images / videos / etc. have to look better these days.
> I'm not so sure it's just that.
> I mean, q.v. https://queue.acm.org/detail.cfm?id=2349257

The author also writes that UNIX was a cathedral of simplicity ....

Is a product like that really saleable ???

The author also seems to long back to 1993 before AT&T spun of UNIX ...
The complexity due to differentiation between different providers of
UNIX was already by that time in full swing.
Pyramid with a split BSD/SysV personality
SunOS 4 also with that (but in a less schizophrenic way..:)
Digital UNIX

Ken Olsen's snake oil reference with regards to for example Ruby
(UNIX/Linux/BSD) is still valid today (i hit a irritating bug in the
handling of encodings in the python implementation of apt-listbugs due
to the fact that the error description for a package had alternative
translated versions. The swedish language version of a report broke
ruby !

The damn thing worked if running in C locale for example....

Read https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=749193

so it is something with how ruby-soap4r treats things.

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