Development Notes #6 Picking things up from a month ago makes me have temporary amnesia

I have adopted the art of Japanese light novel titles in my titles. I have also made the mistake of numbering my development notes so sometimes I forget which number I’m in.

I started picking up the pacing of continuing the development of my product. Not much is known right now but hopefully when I have everything ready I’ll be able to talk much about it.

One of the effects of leaving code for a while is that when you start looking at things again you are a bit “disoriented” you are just looking at your code and wondering “…what was I doing… here?” Turns out that over the years I have learned to be explicit of the things I’m doing. My code isn’t perfect and will never be. I have made peace with that. That however doesn’t stop me from doing the following: to be always explicit of my actions.

If you write clear, explicit code then eventually even if you leave the code for six months it should be less of a struggle versus being implicit and not knowing why you are doing the things you are doing in the code.

It raises a lot of questions both professionally, and on a personal level.

Such as “What the heck was I thinking?” or “Why did I make set these things implicitly?” or “I’m not really clever… this just delayed me for a week.”

Honestly, any thoughts that makes you question your situation is fair.

So honestly, being clever at times is great but if you are clever all the time is it really cleverness or foolishness.

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