Change and Obsolescence
I’ve been spending the last week or so transcribing or reformatting posts from my old blog into markdown to go on my new blog.
A lot of those posts have been about technology topics. A lot of that stuff that I wrote 5 to 10 years ago is now probably out of date or obsolete. How much is it worth me putting effort into talking about those kinds of topics? If I spend time today talking about technology, those things will be worthless in another 5 to 10 years.
If I focus on things that don’t change, or that will last, then potentially someone else could gain some value from what I write down the road.
This is the line of commands that lets me know how many words I’ve transcribed into the new blog today:
ls -l | grep 'Mar 23' | perl -lna -e 'print $F[-1]' | xargs cat | wc -w
Looking at this, I can’t help the feeling, how is this not some kind of magic spell in a secret language?
Who outside of someone who had studied strange things for too long, could even understand what this line of text is doing?
Yet it tells me that so far I’ve transcribed or written 9112 words today.