Most work is pretty mundane. Even work on meaningful things. The most profound stuff is built one mostly boring brick at a time. Even the most creative ideas, the best art, the breakthroughs have to be assembled, and assembly isn’t typically what fires people up.
You don’t get to the exhilarating end without going through the mundane middle. And the beginning and end are the shortest parts — the middle is most of it.
Wednesday, March 31st, 2021
Monday, October 19th, 2020
More on battling entropy:
Ever needed to change “just a small thing” on an old page you build years ago? I recently had the pleasure and the simple task of changing some colors in CSS lead to a whole day of me wrangling with old deprecated Grunt tasks and trying to get the build task running.
I like this mindset:
Be boring by default and enhance on the way.
Monday, March 25th, 2019
Let’s take a meandering waltz through what other people have to say about simplicity.
Tuesday, October 7th, 2014
My name is Jeremy and I am a boring front-end developer.
Monday, January 9th, 2012
There’s something zen-like about these banal stories of celebrity encounters.