September 5th, 2009
We’ve had some good times. You led me from a world of static web pages with minimal scripting to a wonderful world of Ajax. It was with you that I met great sites like YouTube, Reddit, Twitter, and Facebook. Your extension system kept me interested even after the initial buzz of the affair ended.
However, lately you’ve been a bit of a disappointment. You take up an assload of memory, and while you do get better on each iteration, you just don’t get good enough. YouTube videos now have a 50% shot of crashing you, or at least stalling out the whole thing. And we’ll not talk about the ugliness that is DKos’s front page, which invariably causes you to hang (interesting how that one causes you to cough, but Drudge, RedState, and fivethirtyeight don’t). We’ll not talk about how badly you max out my processor while idling.
It’s not you, it’s me. Well, actually, it is you, and the web. We’ll always have Slashdot and XKCD, anyway.