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Dev.to made my day :)

wangonya profile image Kinyanjui Wangonya ・Updated on ・1 min read

So I just decided to start writing technical articles to help me get a deeper understanding of programming concepts, and also help fellow beginners like myself in the process. And where better to do that than Dev.to 😁.

As I was searching around the site for some inspiration though, I lost my connection, and I have to say, the offline page is really cool.

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Having just recently learnt about service workers, I can really appreciate how useful it was. Instead of feeling frustrated over suddenly going offline, (mind you, my WiFi bar was full -- or, LieFi, I should say), the unexpected witty message made me feel better than if I had continued my search πŸ˜….

This just goes to show that no connection shouldn't equal to no content, or boring content. I feel like as coders, we don't get to experience the other side as much so we might not appreciate what that extra effort to turn a seemingly bad situation into an uplifting one means.

Whoever did the offline page, it was a good idea. I'm glad I came across it. It gave me an idea for my first Dev.to post so... Hello World! πŸŽ‰

Here's to many more πŸ₯‚. I'll go play outside now.

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Ben Halpern

Awesome!

We have a new offline page coming soon, another different kind of easter egg.

Our plan is to keep changing this page up and doing really fun stuff.

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Kinyanjui Wangonya Author

Can't wait to see what's in store

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lailahgrant

Where have you been all this while?

I’m grateful for the gentleman that replied with a link to converting html to react πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³

I’m feeling blessed.

There’s a power outage now for 2 days but I guess I will enjoy your posts on my fon(I’m using a power bank)

Thanks again.
Stay safe ...

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tux0r

Welcome here!

Did you know that being connected per Wi-Fi has almost no relation to being online itself?

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Kinyanjui Wangonya Author

Oh, really? Didn't know that. Haven't ever thought about it like that πŸ€”

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tux0r • Edited

Test it yourself: Set up a spare Wi-Fi access point and do not connect it to any internet. Enjoy maximum Wi-Fi speed with zero web access.

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Kinyanjui Wangonya Author

Oh, I get what you mean πŸ˜„. The general assumption though for someone who's not so technical is that as long as the bars are visible, and there's no ⚠️ kind of sign, everything is just supposed to work.

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tux0r

That's why we are on DEV - we're usually technical.

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Kinyanjui Wangonya Author

I agree. Thanks for the info :)