Not really a dev rant in a larger scheme of things but it involved my pet NodeJS project to make the Roman Breviary available as a web service that returns application/json responses instead of text/html responses that the existing Breviary web service does, so perhaps this is a dev rant.

So, months ago, I was describing this project in this group chat filled with some other Breviary devotees with enthusiasm when this guy over there insisted that books are much better in navigating Breviaries and that the API project is a waste of time, so it's better to recreate Breviaries the old fashioned way as books.

I have no problem with books, fine, they have their use cases. For example, when you lose an internet connection. Hecc, I even own and use a physical Breviary set as well.

But this condescending man child goes on saying without irony that technology is modernist and that his pet project (The pre-1955 Roman Breviary as a book) is better than mine.

Well fuck you too, third world traditionalist. You started off with an Breviary webservice (the text/html one) just like most everyone, remember that. Not everyone can afford a Breviary set and most people use the one found online. And a typo or a wrong Office for a particular day of the year is more easily corrected in a web service than in the physical book.

If you think technology is entirely modernist, piss off from the internet and sell all your possessions that were all invented after the 1600s.

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    I get it, some people are jerks, but you made me laugh. Prayer book anger, discontent, and drama. Kinda ironic there. He is probably really old school and resistant to change.

    Anyway, is your breviary available somewhere? I might want to check it out and use it.
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    @jennytengsonM Sounds like a troll. Yeah, 6 billion people on earth, 6 billion realities.
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    Woah I actually had to look up Wikipedia to even find out what a Roman Breviary is. I was assuming that it was some ancient Roman brewery technology. ^^
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    @Fast-Nop I choose to believe that's still the case. Besides, if they did indeed use NodeJS, it might explain a few things.
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