32 votes

I add 3-25 seconds of latency to every page I visit

8 comments

  1. [4]
    ThatFanficGuy
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    That's clever! Instead of going cold-turkey (which is very difficult, especially solo with no emotional support), you make your addiction less palatable, which naturally aids in reducing its...

    That's clever! Instead of going cold-turkey (which is very difficult, especially solo with no emotional support), you make your addiction less palatable, which naturally aids in reducing its appeal over time.

    It's also a good reminder of the fact that I need some sort of an app to let me use the web slower, for web dev purposes. If a site loads slowly even though it doesn't have that many bells and whistles, it's worth checking out – either for blocking or to make sure I don't make the same mistake in my own web design.

    5 votes
    1. [3]
      ali
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      Google chrome let’s you set the Speed in which you connect to a website in the dev tools

      Google chrome let’s you set the Speed in which you connect to a website in the dev tools

      2 votes
      1. [2]
        ThatFanficGuy
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        Sure, but that's per-tab and has to be enabled manually on every instance. I'm currently telling you this from the second window of the Chromium fork I'm using, so you can surmise: one-tab...

        Sure, but that's per-tab and has to be enabled manually on every instance. I'm currently telling you this from the second window of the Chromium fork I'm using, so you can surmise: one-tab browsing is not my style.

        Something that simulates the effect on the Internet connection itself would be fantastic.

        2 votes
  2. [3]
    acdw
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    I've tried to do the whole blocking thing for a while, but it didn't really work. Maybe just slowing them down will work -- but I'm worried I'd just go and turn it off.

    I've tried to do the whole blocking thing for a while, but it didn't really work. Maybe just slowing them down will work -- but I'm worried I'd just go and turn it off.

    4 votes
    1. [2]
      teaearlgraycold
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      If addictions were easy to get rid of they'd just be things you did for a little while. This at least gives people another option.

      If addictions were easy to get rid of they'd just be things you did for a little while.

      This at least gives people another option.

      5 votes
      1. acdw
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        True true! It is a novel idea. Not as... Puritanical as blocking, but still disincentivizing.

        True true! It is a novel idea. Not as... Puritanical as blocking, but still disincentivizing.

        4 votes
  3. hungariantoast
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    Something I do at home every now and then, or when I know I am sharing a slow network with others, is artificially limit my bandwidth. Wondershaper is my tool of choice on Linux. On Windows, the...

    Something I do at home every now and then, or when I know I am sharing a slow network with others, is artificially limit my bandwidth.

    Wondershaper is my tool of choice on Linux.

    On Windows, the only thing I ever tried was NetLimiter, which worked great, but is a paid application (with a free trial) and is proprietary, so I can't really recommend it.

    2 votes