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"G.W. Haywood" via perl5-porters
August 16, 2023 10:16
Re: PPC Elevator Pitch for Perl::Types
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Hi there,

On Wed, 16 Aug 2023, Darren Duncan wrote:
> On 2023-08-16 12:06 a.m., G.W. Haywood via perl5-porters wrote:
>> On Wed, 16 Aug 2023, Oodler 577 via perl5-porters wrote:
>> I've just spent an hour trying and to all intents and purposes failing
>> to read this document.
>> Am I excluded because <browser>?
> This is a simple documentation file on Github, which is a very widely used 
> and presumably thoroughly tested site.

Thanks very much for your reply.

Your presumption is, I think, unjustified.  I believe there was a time
when github told me my browser wasn't supported, but it doesn't say
that now.  It seems sometimes things render, and sometimes they don't.
The most common problem is not this current issue, but the
fact that much of the embellishment renders in Palemoon as a rotating
icon, which apparently performs no function but prevents all further
interaction with this hapless user.

> I can read the page fine on 3 different web browsers, Safari, Firefox, 
> Chrome, all fairly new versions.
> What browser are you using,

I'm using Palemoon.  The only browser addon installed is uBlock Origin
which is disabled for github.

> and can you try a different one?  My top recommendation is Firefox.

I switched to Palemoon very reluctantly after using Firefox for more
than a decade when Firefox became unworkable for me.  On Palemoon I'm
currently running six windows with between them about 500 open tabs;
for example I have one window more or less devoted to the RFCs with
currently just over a hundred RFCs open in separate tabs.  After some
months of experimentation I chose Palemoon because it was the closest
thing to Firefox that I could find which would do what I needed to do.
I'm not in any hurry to go through all that again.

But what if I'd said it was a Braille reader?

Using a different browser isn't a realistic option, and no matter what
browser I started from, if every time somebody suggested that I use a
different browser I actually did that, I think I'd need to be running
every existing browser.  My thin desktop client is a Pi4B with 8GBytes
of RAM but even that isn't enough RAM to pander to the 21st century's
bells and whistles mentality.  My wife still uses Firefox, but after a
major upgrade recently she's begun to find it unbearably slow and is
currently searching for alternatives.

For three months now we haven't been able to submit a meter reading to
our electricity supplier (Eon) with either Palemoon or Firefox, and my
wife sent the supplier a revised logo, with the 'n' replaced by 'ff'.

The fact that we're even having this conversation is a symptom of an
epic failure in the processes.  Remind me why HTML in the first place?

Here at least, the tools are getting in the way so badly that I'm just
going to walk away from it.



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