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2021-06-12 | Meta | One Way, Slowly Improved

I have definitely experimented over the years with many different ideas about building and documenting technical solutions and writing on Signal Q, but overall, my philosophy, rather than iteratively improving pieces of the entire climb, is to figure out a single route from birth to peak.

As I've struggled to comprehend the existing world of iterative response, the strange breed of identity politics fused with CI/CD, tied to the global supply chain, I am more convinced that the value of "Well, here is a complete route, a complete climb, as well as some strategic basecamps." is needed. It fits my current graph focus as well. Sure, figuring out how to change that tire on your car on the way to the mountain is iterative and in "the now", but a map that goes from your apartment doormat to the top of K2 is also useful, and rare. Do you really need or want an entire crowd sourced knowledge and update platform dependent on thousands of companies and efforts to complete your climb, with every step being evaluated for identity/perspective errors? Are you slouching towards Borg? Really?

The stance today is that nobody can actually create that map, at least not in the IT world. Well, here I am writing in my journal that publishes to valid HTML5, and in the other window I'm working on a script that ingests RFC 5424 Syslog event streams and creates graphs with navigable links to Graphite time-series charts. Sure, Graphite is a bit old, today at least, but it is fairly standard, and does not require Java. Further, I have documented how to create an OS that runs all of this, including every step from the Linux kernel on up to the final SPARQL query.

And what is this mountain? It is in my head. It is a vision. It is what I want to climb simply because I can see it. Nobody else can see it the same way I do. At the same time, though, I think the map is useful, as are the basecamps. It reminds me of playing the guitar, for me, at least. I decided I wanted to learn Neil Young's Cowgirl in the Sand. I practiced it for months. Rhys showed me the chords. I drove my roommates crazy with my constant practicing. I just wanted to know how to play one song. I didn't want to make a living playing a guitar, I just wanted to know one end-to-end journey.

Another interesting thing, as far as compatibility with existing workstreams, is that I know that with almost everything I do there is a better way. I am creating maps, not perfecting the climb. This is the way I facilitate better climbs. From this perspective it makes sense that I have moved to the public domain forum without identity. My iterative engagement is not my focus.

rhys history basecamp

Articles tagged with rhys on O.R.N.G.:

1992-11-08: Math Analysis
1984-10-15: Wind Dunes

Articles tagged with rhys on Agatha Codrust's Blog:

1985-10-04: Bike Racking

Articles tagged with history on O.R.N.G.:

2019-07-13: New CMS
2019-06-16: Frameworks and Breaking Bad
2019-06-04: Off Grid
2019-06-02: Private and Domains
2019-05-17: One Week
2019-04-26: Future Spiral
2019-04-21: GNU/Linux Spell Check
2019-04-08: Fun on Ubuntu
2019-04-07: 64 Bit Problems
2019-04-07: Circling in on another release
2019-03-31: O.R.N.G. Design Complete
2019-02-27: Next Up
2018-11-21: Index, of course
2018-10-27: Cultural Transmission
2018-10-20: What is O.R.N.G.?
2018-09-29: Journal Efforts
2018-07-06: Nutritional Yeast
2017-01-01: Vim insert
2015-12-22: Deep in Mud SHA
2015-09-21: First version of current
2015-05-23: Mud Chain
2014-11-12: medusa
2011-05-23: Tired and Charlie
2011-01-17: Trouble in Mind
2010-10-06: RURP and L1G3R and Tom
2010-09-03: Lyx Circles
2010-08-07: MCJ vs. Freud
2010-07-27: Way Deep in RoR
2010-07-20: Old RoR Tail
2010-06-22: Finally, a Way to Present the Presentation Layer
2010-06-06: MCJ Books
2010-06-04: The How and Why Wonder Book of MCJ
2010-05-22: MCJ, NoNIC, etc.
2010-05-15: VMware Running
2010-04-25: Adding Build Steps to NAT
2010-03-19: Implosion and Explosion
2009-01-02: Shepherd's Pie
2008-05-31: MCJ Road Trip
2008-05-29: NoNIC
2008-05-28: Mountain Climbing Metaphor - May Revisit
2006-12-31: Shed Cleanup
2006-08-16: Tuna Fish Sandwich with Nana
1994-11-05: First MCJ
1985-11-13: The Dark Age

Articles tagged with history on Tkitty:

2017-06-11: ORNG