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The New Techrights Will be Much Faster

posted by Roy Schestowitz on Sep 24, 2023

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THERE are two important points to note about this site that were not covered in previous posts; first, it is expected that when all restored pages are static pages (or copies of previously-dynamic content) the response time will be reduced from seconds to milliseconds. Putting aside the benefits from a server load's perspective, this is advantageous to users of the site too.

But there's another aspect pertaining to speed. Although we're still behind the news (understandably, as this past week's focus was the upgrade) it is expected that responding to emergent news will be simpler and more rapid. A prompt response to FUD is important. It's time-sensitive.

As explained less than an hour ago, Daily Links will take the back seat compared to articles and videos, partly because of News Deserts and a glaring lack of in-depth GNU/Linux coverage, with occasional exceptions such as LWN (behind paywalls however).

We're still using IRC because it's a great tool for fast (real-time) communication. Social control media with all its clicking and scrolling does not come close; it's clunky and time-wasting by its very nature (the goal there is "engagement", i.e. the opposite of getting stuff done).

Some original articles are also being posted in Tux Machines (over 10 of them yesterday!), so we may occasionally highlight these.

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