Enough Tinkering, Already!

by garth on October 9, 2006

Jeff “Coding Horror” Atwood has, in two consecutive posts, highlighted my reasons for my two big switches of late, both of which were from home-grown solutions to something that works straight out of the box with no assembly required.

In On Frameworkitis, he passes on the cautionary tale of a programmer who felt so compelled to re-write his blogging engine when using it that he didn’t successfully post for two and a half years. Then, in Building and Overclocking a Core 2 Duo System, Jeff describes his own latest annual PC rebuild, including multiple tweak-verify passes to determine the highest safe overclock settings for his new CPU.

I love tinkering, but I’m sick of it being a productivity boat-anchor. Hence, my recent moves to WordPress and a Mac Pro.