Fang Talks

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05 08 17

Dev stack

Why did we ever leave simplicity behind.

I’m getting myself involved in an unfamiliar environment. It’s modern tech, but it has me wonder how we’ve managed to stray so far from God’s light. Maybe working on the Urbit stack all this time has gotten me spoiled, but the fact that I have to install a thing with a thousand Javascript dependencies just to compile a poorly designed and insecure language seems crazy to me.

Granted, it’s not all that hellish once you’re actually set up, but getting there is always a pain. Setup guides assume lots of things which are reasonable to assume, yet it seems my environment always has something slightly off about it, causing trouble step after step.

It’s cool though, I’m learning about exciting tech and get to work on mission-critical parts of our system!
~ Fang

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