- This Don Knuth quote has been a helpful mantra.
A system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial design is complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints undertake their own experiments.
My list of Markdown frustrations is growing. Is that, like, my problem now?
This was a great read and helped me articulate some impulses I’ve had recently. In fact, just this week I merged a PR to track some render performance metrics that get measured from an integration test (to use the lingo: a tracked property). That was actually a follow up that should allow me to progressively tune the asserted property that is the failure of that test if render performance dips below a regression threshold. Fun to put a better name to those ideas! Now to use them as preventative measures like he says.
I think I drew my first ever architecture diagram this week. It felt liberating! I think I’ve really undervalued visual learning for a long time.