Ok, finally found out what was causing my Windows 10 VM to run slow in Parallels Desktop. For some reason, the resource usage was set at ‘moderate’ instead of ‘no limit’. Changed that, and now Speedtest.net reports 80+ MB/s as expected.
There can be no solution that starts on the sites’ side. None. That’s a fail that in effect gives us a different browser for every site we visit. We need solutions of our own. Personal ones. Global ones. Ones with personal scale. It’s the only way.
The screenshot he includes at the top of the article is something I’ve seen way too many times over the last year. Only marginally less annoying than the anti-ad-blocker messages.
Not a huge surprise, but still depressing when I remember what Tumblr used to be.
We’re slowly rediscovering the tech we left behind in our rampant neophilia and focus on startup unicorns. And maybe the good, old-fashioned web can be part of that again.
Ok, this made me laugh: Programming Languages Explained With Music
Curious about what music genre your favorite coding language would be? We were too, so we decided to take some educated guesses. Don’t @ us PHP and country fans.
My current iPad Mini 4 home screen.
I can sympathise with Leif Johnson’s frustration at the touch control system. But I’m not sure how you’d marry an external controller to an iPhone and not annoy Nintendo…
Great article from Wendy M. Grossman on the long history of the various ‘ills’ that afflict the Internet.
As someone who first got online in 1989, and was on both CIX and Usenet in the early 90s, I can remember a lot of the events she describes…
But why is slow bad? Fast software is not always good software, but slow software is rarely able to rise to greatness. Fast software gives the user a chance to “meld” with its toolset. That is, not break flow.
Well worth a read.
“The light that burns twice as bright burns half as long – and you have burned so very, very brightly, Roy.”
Om Malik on how media companies have been failing to adapt to the Internet for over 20 years, and how they have no one but themselves to blame for their downward spiral.