At 3 years old, I had always thought each major milestone would be a clear step function in ease of life and stress level; but that really hasn't been the case. Things don't get easier, and if they do, they are replaced by something else that is also hard.
I recently tried to think about bitcoins a little more, a little deeper than the surface level. On any day there is typically a wide range of opinions about bitcoins. Because I'm trying to invest in bitcoins a little more seriously now, I want to think about it deeper.
One of my main beefs with existing standards for modern web apps (typically in a server-side-rendered React stack) is how difficult the code repo's structure is to work with everyday. One of my specific goals in this project is to figure out a way to structure a web app, with both its backend and frontend, in a mono-repo (monolithic code repository), in a way that is easily understood and navigated.
Money doesn't always help you stop doing things you don't want to do; some things you don't want to do are still worth doing
It was a perspective changer for me. To a toddler, play time might be fun, but it's not where the most important bonding happens. What gives them the true, deep bonding is the everyday routines you're doing with them.
I was watching The Martian (yes, 5 years late) and thinking about what being an astronaut is like. Sure, I'm not talking about the whole Matt Damon experience of being stuck on Mars alone for 2 years. I'm just talking about generally being an astronaut.
I've bought and set up a lot of new desktop/laptop PCs (usually Windows, in some cases Mac or Linux) over the past two decades; and the set of essential software I installed on a new computer has also evolved over the years.
"Software has really interesting economics where as the cost/feature decreases by a factor, say 1x, then the set of features that can be profitably worked on expands by like 10x." This is such counterintuitive insight that I admit I had not thought of until I read the comment, yet it's so true.