A pattern about building things
This is a pattern.
I remember, in school I used to multiply and divide with the exact numbers. My older brother used to tell me that I can cancel out common factors. And I used to challenge that I could do it fast enough. Until I was actually taught in class that common factors should be cancelled out.
Apparently, I still seem to follow it.
When I was starting out in tech - I built a To Do List website - Just Do It.
I remember the sole purpose of building it was because I saw someone build a similar website in React.js and however me not knowing the framework at the time, used to think in HTML & CSS and thereby I built it, maybe as a challenge? (maybe to prove I can do it, even better, I think?)
In fact, when I look at some liquid transitions of Windows - I think (hardcore heavy) CSS :oof:
Even when I see good videos with animations and illustration, I think Figma's Prototyping rather than Adobe After Effects.
So you see, there's a pattern about building things with the tools we know.
I know there is a better tool out there, but me being comfortable about the tools I know - think in those terms.
Being in that comfort zone is actually risky.
And maybe that's why we should explore all the tools. And then finally identify for ourselves.
Be a T-shaped generalist.Sahil Patel
Being a depth wise learner for some and a breadth-wise learner all time.
A T-shaped simply implies: Jack of all trades, master of one.