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Trying to install pandoc on an x86-64 Debian stable system says:
> Need to get 15.2 MB of archives.
> After this operation, 117 MB of additional disk space will be used.
My laptop is on metered Internet, now, and low on disk space, so
installing pandoc is too expensive.
There's also dozens of incompatible Markdown flavors out there,
most of which don't really handle manpages.
Updating the website now requires olddoc 1.8.0 (which is much
smaller than pandoc), but I'm the only one with that burden. On
the flipside more users can update and read the manpages locally
without extra software, since nearly every developer's *nix
system has man(1) command, unlike pandoc.
bogomips.org is due to expire, soon, and I'm not willing to pay
extortionists at Ethos Capital/PIR/ICANN to keep a .org. So
it's at yhbt.net, for now... Identity is overrated.
Tor users can use .onions and kick ICANN to the curb:
torsocks w3m http://rainbows.ou63pmih66umazou.onion/
torsocks git clone http://ou63pmih66umazou.onion/rainbows.git/
torsocks w3m http://ou63pmih66umazou.onion/rainbows-public/
While we're at it, switch news.gmane.org => news.gmane.io
(but I suspect that'll need to be resynched since our mail
"List-Id:" header is changing).
Point to HTTPS to discourage sniffable traffic.
olddoc and pandoc are only necessary for packaging
gems/updating-the-website, not development.
Update some references to other projects.
Let's Encrypt is working well for us and having fewer domains
reduces subjectAltName bloat to speed up connection
HTTP will remain working indefinitely since some old systems
do not have modern TLS stacks.
I forgot to add any NNTP servers to our .olddoc.yml :x
Not advertising additional HTTP-based URLs just yet. They could
contain images/frames/JS/CSS and add unnecessary clutter to the
footer. NNTP puts the client in control of UI.
wrongdoc was difficult to maintain because of the tidy-ffi
dependency and the HTML5 changes in Darkfish could not be
handled well by Tidy.
olddoc is superior as it generates leaner HTML which loads faster,
requires less scrolling and less processing power to render.
Aesthetic comparisons are subjective of course but completely
unimportant compared to speed and accessibility.
The presence of images and CSS on the old (Darkfish-based) site
probably set unreasonable expectations as to my ability and
willingness to view such things. No more, the new website is
entirely simple HTML which renders well with even the wimpiest
browser (hell, olddoc even tries to generate readable raw HTML).