Doom was released 25 years ago today. It was about 2.39 MB, the size of an average webpage today. News sites average closer to 8 MB.
@falsemirror Alternate take: Doom playable on every website.
@falsemirror I have a policy, JS only when needed, use SVGs/CSS when possible, optimize all images.
I don't like the modern website philosophy of bolting on JS until it works. Those "one page" websites annoy me as well, messes up my navigation history.
@falsemirror I remember when it got ported to the TI-85 calculator
@falsemirror Totally agree. The oldies are forever reminding us 'bigger isn't always better'.
Also, an average webpage is also much more resource hungry than DOOM.
@falsemirror JS was originally created just for manipulating the DOM.
But today, 2018, you can even rewrite DOOM in it!
@falsemirror ha ... good time ... remember playin at leaked alpha version from some BBS at the time... and later with the editor and code. so much optimisations needed...
also some times after that there was the Magic Carpet 64Kb demo I saw live released at the party ... http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=1525
still mindblowing xp
@falsemirror and as for the news site comparison, Mario 64 was 8 MB
what's the point of comparing hand written assembly code (that's binary) vs text code?
@falsemirror I think I've got some work to do 😅
@falsemirror or, alternate idea, make all websites into doom
Heh, that reply was meant for @bobjonkman
@falsemirror and get rid of web ads
@falsemirror How heavy is the mastodon website / UI?
Anticapitalist Mastodon instance. Party means fun, not political party. But we're still political.