A nice old (2016) video of a talk by Heydon Pickering about writing less code. It’s smart, funny, and I agree.
I’m adding this to my .htaccess file at the moment:
My local installs of WordPress in XAMPP where excruciatingly slow, easily 5 seconds for each page load even with a clean install of WordPress. Local installs are supposed to make development in WordPress easier but 5 second page loads make it harder. I found solutions for this in several places and I’m linking one that has several of them in one answer on Stack Overflow.
Came across a short and clear article about loading CSS asynchronously to speed up page rendering.