Now that I’m all into minimalism and whatnot, I decided to clean out my study.
And my blog.
Over the past few weeks I’ve noticed a substantial increase in the load-time for Newsome.Org. The culprits change from time to time. One of them was Wibya, which I dumped several weeks ago. Another was Lijit, the blog search application I have used for years. I like the way it shows you what people are searching for, and where- geographically- they came from. But if the page never finishes loading, no one can search it.
So today I gave Lijit the boot. In favor of a good old Google site search. Sure, some of the tracking data is gone, but the script loads quickly. And results are shown right on the page, as opposed to a separate window. It seems fast, and bare. I dig that.
Facebook seems to drag a little too. I haven’t dumped the “Like” button yet, but it is on my watch list. My new mantra: be fast or be gone.
I’ve used the Yahoo Media Player for years and years. I hope it doesn’t die with the rest of Yahoo. Fast and lean replacement suggestions are appreciated.
And then there’s Disqus. It seems to drag a little sometimes. My love of its features and my dread at the prospect of replacing it without losing thousands of comments lead me to hang on, for now.
I want things fast and simple. There are very few features worth the wait of a slow-loading page.
Oh, and I got a new backpack to tote my gear around. It’s much better than the old diaper bag backpack I was using. And now that I’m using a MacBook Air, there’s no poop of any kind in it.
Fast. And lean. That’s the ticket.