I'm getting sick of some modern web trends and techniques.
And now my usual ways of coping are being subverted.
First, because some sites are just way out of control with the
computer to its knees -- I routinely run two browsers: Safari
with Java and Javacript turned off for reading almost everything,
and Stainless with scripting turned on for hitting the few sites
I'm willing to visit that need JS to function, like Facebook and
Twitter, and I try to keep the number of open tabs in Stainless
to a minimum.
the other way around? Because Stainless, inspired by Chrome,
makes each tab run as a separate process, o when one web page
gets greedy and eats my CPU, I can go to Activity Monitor and
just kill off that process without (usually) losing everything
else I had open. Also, when I control-click on a link, in
addition to the usual "open", "open in new tab", and "open in new
window" options, there is an "open in default browser" option.
So I can open interesting-looking links in no-scripts-Safari in
And there are some sites I usualy don't bother to go to,
hang my machine so badly I can't get a Terminal window to respond
so I can type in the 'kill' command.
( notes )
Which brings me to Buzzfeed. I opened
Safari (no JS!), and it loaded and I could read it (though with
big blank spaces where I presume ads or illustrations were
supposed to be), but I noticed that Activity Monitor was showing
100% CPU utilization and a big chunk of that is Safari. Safari,
which at this moment has only a single window open, with a single
tab, that is displaying that single Buzzfeed article, which the
progress indication indicate has long since finished
it should just be a Static Thing being Merely Displayed, already
loaded and rendered and Not Executing Anything. Right? So why
is it gobbling up my CPU? How is it gobbling up my CPU?
And why does a site designer think they need to be Doing So Much
Of Whatever It's Doing, just to deliver a little bit of
text (and some ads)?
( And then there's Facebook )
And then there's scrolling on sites that have static portions
of the page, but I want to post a poll about that one first.
Meatime, gotta sleeo. Sleeep, yesssss... Probably ranty,