Eyyy, so to introduce myself.
I'm a minimalist and I like keeping simple things simple.
Code itself is technical debt. Less code is less debt.
Hobbies include laying on my couch thinking I should be more productive, writing long winded essays, staring at my always growing pile of books, and trying to find fellow humans online.
@hrodnand thanks! What's one book you haven't read yet that you've totally been meaning to get to? 😂
One? One!...it would still be a tough question, if you had asked for ten 😂
Maybe Steven Hawking - Short Answers to the big questions...
...or Steven Pinker - Enlightenment Now...
...or Yanis Varoufakis - Adults in the room...
...or Kai-Fu Lee - AI Superpowers...
...ok, its four, but four I can actually see right from my desk, lurking at me out of the shadows of the shelves 😅
@Xystel I used to read a lot more, so at this point it's probably more of a collection 😕
Aspirationally, they're all books I'm interested in reading though.
@sjb I do it both as a hobby and professionally and it is way more fun as a hobby. I think hobbyist techniques are way more sustainable too.
I like your ideals. My current favorite CSS and JS trick lately, is to go to those OS libraries and pull just the tiny little bit that I want and screw the rest of the dependency. Copy and paste for the win, and I don't need to worry about versions or XSS.
@souldessin absolutely best play! I've mentally been imagining that trick as getting the seeds to plant in a codebase to grow naturally. Grabbing an entire library is like buying a manufactured greenhouse to grow tulips.
@tychi hey, I would also like to think of myself as a minimalist. I also aim for fewer dependencies where possible. And I'm totally on board with having less technical debt by having less code. But, I also see a paradox here. A good, well written, and well tested library or framework is a bunch of code you don't have to write.
@daz absolutely, it's never worth reinventing the wheel when a problem has been solved. I think when a space is experimental it's better to disect, rearrange, and graft it into a codebase.
Decreases the dependency aspect while demystifying it and taking ownershi. Also less code written :)
@paladin I like snowboarding when I get the chance and golfing, but I haven't gone in a couple years. I've tried water stuff like wakeboarding and kayaking and really like them but it's harder to access. I'm thinking about picking up skateboarding again though.
All in all, I guess I like boards 🙃
How about you?
@tychi I am a windsurfing man. Spearfishing too. Skiing in winter. Generally trying to stay in some kind of shape. :)
@paladin nice! I grew up on Cape Cod and there was one beach that had tons of windsurfers. I never tried, but always enjoyed watching.
It seems breathtaking to be entrusted to the winds in certain situations.
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