I strive to optimise this blog's performance as well as I can. But chasing a goal of a lightweight website while keeping it pretty prevented me from realising the obvious truth that the most performant assets are… no assets.
So, inspired by Sijmen J. Mulder's directory of text-only websites, I decided to create a bare version of my blog.
Here's how it went:
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