November 13, 2023•84 words
My VPN app upgraded itself to Version 4. fanfare
V4 was an 850 megabyte download, constantly used 200-300MBs of my RAM, and no longer came with the command-line interface (CLI). sad trombone
I decided to uninstall v4 and re-download the cli. It's a 30 megabyte download and has no RAM footprint to speak of.
Some things are worth every bell & whistle you throw at it.
Others are just plumbing: ugly AF and oh-so-crucial to get right.
Know which ones you're building / maintaining.