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Just because you can…

How many times have you found yourself building a random app or something else, only to realize that there might be a faster way to do it? Or situations where you realize that, “well..there’s no program for this, but..the longer I do it, the more I realize it’s a lot of work and not particularly worth the payoff.”

I was in the midst of one of those “this would be awesome and I could code it in a few hours” type of projects, but about an hour into it, I realized that even once it was finished..I’d probably have this strange sense of “Well, that wasn’t nearly as satisfying as I thought it’d be…” much like I did once I created my own college football ranking or other random projects I’ve created.

Not that some of these projects aren’t satisfying, they are. It’s just…there are other things I could be doing that are more productive and would make a better use of my time.

  1. I couldn’t agree with you more. I built a website from scratch for a town I use to live in. It was basically a full blown CMS. Looking back on it, I wish I had leverage the power of Joomla or Drupal. Not that I didn’t enjoy the project, just that I could have done it faster with an already established system instead of re-inventing the wheel.

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