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  • Angelo R.

    I am a 100% with you on this one. I can’t stand using pre-built software and I must always try and create something for myself from scratch. Sure it takes a long time, and for the bulk of it you have nothing to show other than beautiful code, but it’s a great feeling.

    And good job on sticking to what you believe in on your blog. A lot of blogs just seem to pick up the same stories all day and just pass them around. It’s nice finding those blogs where the writer knows what they’re talking about and can present things that you don’t find on the regular blog-stream.

  • @Angelo

    Well, there is nothing wrong with using good available solution at times, I covered that a bit in good/best post
    https://www.rarst.net/thoughts/good-or-best/

    But having Internet, Google and tons of stuff readily available cannot replace joy of making something yourself.

    And I will stick to what I want at this blog! :) And I hope that this blog will pick more and more people who find it valuable for both what I can deliver and what I can create.

  • New ideas will always just stay ideas unless we have the will to actually try and implement them. As you said, it does not matter what others think, the true value lies in the fact that you had an idea, you acted on this idea and you managed to create a solution.

  • @Lyndi

    Yep, acting is important. However talking about web it’s important to stay away from gauging things only by how profitable (in money or otherwise) they are.

    People mistake being greedy and lazy for being efficient. Creating arcane solution for some obscure problem won’t make anyone better and richer blogger, but it will make person more knowledgeable.

  • Donace

    hear hear! I remember when I started to try and learn php/html/xml/js etc (a few months ago) even though my plugins are well…not downloaded much, I can look at them and say:

    ‘I DONE THAT!!!’

    That is the biggest milestone…sure making a popular app etc is brillaint…but hey one step at a time :p

  • @Donace

    Milestone is a good word. :) It’s very noticeable change when train of thought changes from “where can I find [close to usable] solution” to “how can I do this in a way I want it to work”.

  • What’s most important is that you (the author) learn something new, and have it well-documented. So you always know where to look when the same problem occurs – your own blog, of course :)

  • @MK

    Oh, I am terrible at keeping notes and stuffing everything into blog would make it explode. :) Luckily I have naturally good memory for geek stuff.

  • BTW what was that wordpress plugin that you tried developing?

  • @Nihar

    Antispam, simple but effective one. I am testing it at my blog – stuff 4-5 links in comment and see what happens. :)

    Will release it properly when sure it works fine and need to get docs for it in order.

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