maybe I *do* want the Small Web back …

All I wanted to do was read a post on Winston Rowntree‘s Patreon page, yet something was blocked by uBlock Origin. In trying to find what it was, I found the page was pulling in 91 separate resources from 15 different sites:

s3.amazonaws.com
s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com
api.amplitude.com
maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com
ajax.cdnjs.com
cdnjs.cloudflare.com
connect.facebook.net
s-static.ak.facebook.com
www.facebook.com
www.google.com
fonts.gstatic.com
www.gstatic.com
mandrillapp.com
api.patreon.com
www.patreon.com

Do we really need all that crud? It’s a bunch of trackers and fonts and mystery swf and javascript. It might be all responsive web like, but the more fancy you do, and the more of other people’s “TRUST ME” code you pull in, something’s gonna go wrong.

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