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Essays from the htmx developers. I'm sure you'll like them.


PSA: Do Not Use Services That Hate The Internet


As you look around for a new social media platform, I implore you, only use one that is a part of the World Wide Web. tl;dr avoid Hive and Post. If posts in a social media app do not have URLs that can be linked to and viewed in an unauthenticated browser, or if there is no way to make a new post from a browser, then that program is not a part of the World Wide Web in any meaningful way.


XHTML Club - Extreme HyperText Movement for Luddites


There are several tens of members. New members are accepted.


Come back, c2.com, we still need you | Hacker News


From a discussion of how the newest version of the first wiki sucks. The version does suck, by the way.

I am blind. I do rely on accessibility to interact with a computer. Yes, you could accuse me of deliberately avoiding the modern web, but I have my reasons. Primary reason is performance. Even though I feel like you are talking down to me from a pretty high horse, I still don't wish for you to ever experience how sluggish it feels trying to use the "modern web" with a screen reader on something like Windows. Don't even make me start about the hellhole that is Linux GUI accessibility. It was a nice ride once, before GNOME 3 and the elimination of CORBA killed most of the good work done by good people. Fact is, I am too used to a system which reacts promptly when I press a key to be able to switch to a modern browser by default. That would kill all my productivity. Yes, its a trade, but for now, having no JS engine by default is still way better then the alternatives.

Have a nice day, and enjoy your eye-sight.


Finding "The Internet" Toxic and Depressing? Consider Leaving Your Walled Garden.


If you are finding the Internet toxic and depressing, you are very likely spending your time on the wrong part of the Internet.

I've read more than 20 texts like this. Here's another one.