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Generalit started with a pixel Pin
honey the codewitch20-Jun-21 13:14
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one little pixel, crafted in templates and bit shifts and channel_traits<> until it became something more. The pixels became a bitmap. Then the bitmap, a frame buffer. Then the frame buffer a driver.

One little pixel became a library that supports it. The pixel became a wand - a way to translate and blend and draw and format graphics on screens for people to use with modern widgets.

And now I'm happy with it. That's rare for me. I feel like I can set it down. I won't, as now there are people that are using it, and I feel obligated to support it. It has become a little bit bigger than just me now. I still have drivers to write, and certain technical challenges to overcome but I'm ... satisfied. I'm actually satisfied with it. Weeee

That feels so good. You know? To get there with a codebase. Even professionally, I get to points where I'm willing to hand it off, but I've made so many compromises along the way that it doesn't feel like it's mine anymore, but this isn't that. This is something I feel I finished (with a rider) that's fully my creation.

Anyway, that happens maybe once or twice a year, and I work on a lot of projects. Most of them I feel go nowhere. A few like my Midi library become solid, and don't need a lot of maintenance because the protocol hasn't changed (it actually has but the new standard isn't used commonly yet) but most just die on the vine. I'm okay with that, as I code because I enjoy it primarily, so none of the effort is strictly "wasted"

But this project feels like it will stick. Not only that, it was one of those where the end result was not only better than I originally designed for, but I feel like it was better than something I *could have* designed for. Do any of you ever feel that way about your code? It was a serendipitous creativity I hesitate to call brilliance, but is still something better than my typical self would devise.

So instead of coding I've been enjoying the sunshine and our chickens. Wow, they're stupid, but it's cute. Lawn dinosaurs. Big Grin | :-D
Real programmers use butterflies

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