My bad habit of hoarding information
So, like most people that browse hackernews, reddit or twitter (or whatever else …) that are tech-focused (nerds), I hoard information.
Actually I’m not sure most people do this, I just hope I’m not the only one.
I’m drawn to all things tech, and I love discovering new and shiny things (keeps me coming back to these websites every day). I like seeing what people are working on, but there’s too much information and I have a small problem with that.. While it’s manageable to read through a smaller batch of 30-40 links, it’s time-consuming and overwhelming when the number grows to 80+ in a single week.
The links are tech related (as you’d expect on hackernews, reddit etc):
- https://github.com/lapce/lapce - the editor written in rust
- https://lite-xl.com/ - from a discussion about the editor written in lua
- https://ketansingh.me/posts/toy-compiler-with-llvm-and-go/ - writing a toy compiler
- https://mobile.twitter.com/thejustinwelsh/status/1607777125297266696?s=20&t=CvBHD9U8lOheAktMD52CuQ - cool personal websites
- https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=34159699 - a hackernews article about composable SQL
- https://entgo.io/ - a powerful ORM for Go (that I already knew of)
… any many more.
Why do I find myself in this situation? Is it FOMO driving me to want to keep track of everything? Perhaps it’s some form of perfectionism or even an addiction.
Whatever the cause, the end result is the same: I spend a huge amount of time collecting a never-ending stream of links, notes, and thoughts, only to never actually go back and read them again.
see discussion on hackernews