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.

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