Winds of change? Winds of mediocrity.

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Mrkvonic, Jan 18, 2019.

  1. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    All your stupidity are belong to us. For your brains only, an article slash rant about the deterioration of quality nad practicality in software products in recent years, focusing on evolution, technology, first-world problems, various examples from the industry, the cult of optimism, the future, and more. Enjoy, if you can.

    https://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/change-for-the-sake-of-change.html


    Cheers,
    Mrk
     
  2. xxJackxx

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    Change for the sake of change it meant to drive sales. Quality has declined drastically over the years and it's good to see someone else recognize this. We had an employee here for a while that wanted to do the "agile" thing. Our software handles sensitive information. I'm not willing to sacrifice quality for speed. Change for improvement? Sign me up. Change for the sake of change? Go away...
     
  3. Daveski17

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    Yeah, I'm a tad puzzled by 'flattification' and the new Chrome GUI. I'm not sure what the advantage is. Not only that but the Chrome GUI is three millimetres taller. That's three millimetres less actual screen. :eek:
     
  4. Joxx

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    Typo in bold.
    Yes, the West is decadent and only a great implosion can save us, but it'll have to be bloody, as in rivers of the stuff.
     
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    Totally agree about JavaScript used by idiotic web-developers basically ruined the web. What happened to blazingly fast loading websites that still look good? Another thing that bugs me is multi-process browsing, why does every website need to run in its own process? Resource usage is ridiculous and the longer these browsers stay in memory to more sluggish they get.

    Another thing that bugs me are DVR's, all of a sudden recording can only be done in the cloud, and they need to be connected to a modem, this isn't what I call progress. There are too many idiots working in the tech industry, that's for sure. :thumbd:
     
  7. reasonablePrivacy

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    I agree with some parts. I really like part about search engines.
     
  8. MisterB

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    And here I am still using Xp and Opera 12 to post on Wilders. At this point it could be a minor form of rebellion. I just keep using software that works, regardless of the update culture. I'll probably be using Windows 7 in preference to the latest Windows 10 well beyond 2020. My computer sessions sometimes last through several update cycles of both Windows and the browsers I'm using. This one is several months old. It is hibernated when I'm not using it and I only reboot when there is some software problem or crash.

    Server side you do have to be more on top of updates but even in the cloud you can do a locked down, default deny approach to security and shield yourself from a lot of what's out there. A lean linux VPS can do a lot for you like a secure and private DNS, an OpenVPN tunnel and some secure private cloud storage with less than 500mb of RAM. The update culture overwhelms the masses but some of us manage to avoid it as much as possible. I love doing important work on minimal systems.
     
  9. DOSawaits

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    Excellent article !
     
  10. fblais

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    Had a good laugh, but sadly, it’s so true. :(
    Love your cynicism, Mrk! :thumb:
     
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  11. Mrkvonic

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    What's cynicism? Or for that matter, sarcasm? :)
    Mrk
     
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