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.
@tychi Welcome! ...and fully understand the books thing 📚 😅
@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 😅
@tychi welcome! Sounds like you will fit in well around here.
@kev thanks for creating a space to fit into! 😊
@tychi do you read the books or do you just collect them?
@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.
Welcome to Mastodon! 🤓
Yup. They got real people here.
@evelynyap yesss, humansss!
@tychi Welcome! I try to build websites in the same way (although just a hobby for me)
@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.
Welcome to the fediverse🤘
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 I couldn't agree more. Well said, and welcome 🤙
@tychi Yay for understanding the impact of dependencies! Welcome!
@tychi glad to have you! Welcome aboard.
@cooper thanks Cooper! Happy to be here :)
@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 :)
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