There shouldn’t be any shame in writing small software. Everything doesn’t have to “scale”.
If you build something cool it’s valid and good if it makes you or just a few people happy.
This doesn’t make you a bad programmer.
@requiem the ghosts of countless Unix monks bow at your small software, for it only does one thing, and yes, you have done it well
@requiem Being able to still write small programs actually make you a good programmer
@requiem scale goes both ways.
there's a lot of big software that can't scale down, and we're all just putting up with the fact that we need to run a giant database and queue and load balancer or give up and run our stuff in some billionaire James Bond villain's cloud
personally, if a piece of software needs more than SQLite, I have no interest in running it
@meena 100% agree.
It makes my physically ill when I think about how many cycles are wasted running layer on top of layer of code to produce the most basic outputs.
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.