Web Development is Virtually AIDS
This website was built using Jekyll, and although it’s probably an elegant piece of software, I fuckin’ hate it.
I don’t hate Jekyll as though it’s somehow worse than other web technologies out there; instead I hate it because it is a web technology.
This website has been a non-stop headache from the very beginning. Is that unique to web development in general?
Here’s a wonderful example of the kinds of bull shit one encounters when doing web development. (Referred to extensively in my friends’ cirles as “webshit.”)
Here’s a snippet of code from YouTube, if you wanted to embed a video on your Jekyll website:
I had to take a screen shot to get the code to display correctly. If I try to place it in my website as an actual code snippet, not only will it not display in a way so you can see the problem, it will break my entire fucking website.
That code is a YouTube embed for a George Carlin video that I was discussing in another post.
IT DOESN’T WORK
Here is the snippet of YouTube embed code that does work:
See the difference?
If you’re embedding one video on your web page, it’s all hunky-fucking-dory. If you embed two videos, everything goes to shit. Jekyll will generate the webpage with whatever the first video was twice, and the 2nd video you were trying to embed on your webpage won’t show.
Here’s the sole difference that makes all of the… well… difference.
First, the code snippet that doesn’t work:
…and now the one that does:
The only difference is one space. ONE FUCKING SPACE MAKES ALL THE FUCKING DIFFERENCE GOD FUCKING FUCK.
This entire website has been one stupid issue after the other. Or, in other words: