As Kris Kristofferson said, “sounds like you been reading my mail”.
Jason Stelzner 🌹🍁
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I think you may just be more observant than most people. I think everyone feels that squeezing feeling to an extent. It’s really happening. Did you know we’ve now reached a point in this country where 3 people have more wealth than the bottom half of the population?

I agree on those frameworks being crazy. The sad part is the basic ideas are dead simple, but people have larded so many plugins and patterns on them that I think it’s more complex than ever.

If you think about it, in the beginning, there were CGI scripts, and it was good. Then there was PHP, and it was good too. Then we got into Rails, and that was also good. A milestone: convention over configuration. JavaScript was good too. An easy interpreted language. Somewhere along the way, people managed to turn it into something that takes longer to compile than the X Window System. Then there was React: a static HTML page with a single JavaScript include that uses a language that compiles the embedded HTML to JavaScript, and the HTML in the JavaScript has a way to escape HTML so you can insert JavaScript code. That’s some Inception shit there.

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