I'm sure the reason npm3 is slow(er) is primarily because it's doing important stuff.
However, having played with `ied`, it does flat deps and it's literally an order of magnitude faster (10-20x in my testing). I use npm a lot every day and npm's slowness is becoming a significant UX issue for me. I would like to continue using npm but right now I would switch if either `ied` or `pnpm` had decent feature parity with `npm install`.
I liked CoffeeScript but haven't used it in years. IMO CoffeeScript is probably a bad choice for a modern dev environment.
I feel like phones are slightly larger than optimum at the moment. At least for my preferences. I guess it's tougher to fit high spec hardware into a phone with a smaller footprint.
I bought into Steve Jobs' idea phones should be usable one-handed. I think the sweet-spot for that is 4 inches or less. A premium phone at these dimensions doesn't exist anymore, the last one was probably the iPhone 5S.
I went from iPhone 3GS -> iPhone 5 -> Sony Xperia Z3 Compact and honestly the Z3 Compact is larger than I would like (4.6" screen). I'm honestly considering getting a 5S for my next phone because I don't want a phone as big as the iPhone 6.
I noticed recently that the One Plus 2 Mini is going to have a 5" screen, that seems insane for a "mini" phone.
Movie-wise, the most upto date content seems to be in Canada, where they get movies that were in the cinema around 6-8 months. Not sure how much longer that'll last as the licensing deal runs out in middle of this year some time.
Two years is a lifetime in tech. This isn't a mainline consumer product even though they may market it as such. A few hardcore gamers and VR enthusiasts will buy this, slightly more will get to experience this through a friend who has purchased it. It will churn away and people who can't quite justify shelling out the cash will still be excited by the experience. By the time v2 comes around, the price point will be much more acceptable. I would expect that by v3 it will be mainstream.
I wouldn't be surprised if we saw yearly iterations of the Rift for the first few versions. Ultimately I think this tech has to be paired with a console rather than a PC for widespread adoption.
I'm previously a Djangonaut too but recently I've been exclusively JS. I spent a few hours playing with this yesterday and I really like it.
It was pleasing (and a little surprising) that everything was almost exactly how I expected it to be. I watched the video, got started and rarely needed to go back to the API docs. It actually feels very light and natural despite the fact that it's already quite fully featured.