I sometimes wonder if all my futzing in i3/terminal driven apps to achieve system/productive efficiency is really all it's cracked up to be.

While I have an elevated understanding of my system, the tools available to solve problems, a practiced understanding of troubleshooting my own (and other) systems and the scarcity of using my own mouse, I think I sometimes make things harder for myself.

There's something really nice about a system that just works after 30 minutes of configuration. #gnome

@trevdev There is indeed something nice about things that just work, but don’t underestimate the value of what you’ve learned

@djmoch I appreciate that. I think I really want to simplify my workflow and move the "get good" stuff away from my source of income though. I would be very disappointed if I didn't keep it up!


@trevdev I've felt the same way, but I might have taken a different path to achieve that simplicity. I've more or less stopped using in favor of , or, actually, acme (the latter doesn't run in a terminal). I've also switched to a lot of the tools (, sbase, etc.), that don't have a ton a customization options.

That to say, I think the experience of learning with highly tunable tools is valuable, but using them at all isn't *sustainable* IMO

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