It occurred to me,
when I was bogged-down in some serious framework-hate
- that I wish i had learned-sooner -
this mighty solution to fix software development
- which i always felt was near -
was not going to happen.
You have to write your own tools, or use bad ones.
...so to that effect, here are some people who routinely
re-invent their own wheels...
Frank Chimero is a web-designer, and designer in Brooklyn.
He's makes these weird collages
, that seem at-odds with almost all of web-design today.
he's also written some
of the best
software blog posts in recent memory,
and seems to just be a good-communicator, and chill person.
He also wrote an art-school type book
that I want to read.
I've never met him.
Tero's a developer that made an impossibly good
presentation about generative music, for a conference in 2017.
Sometimes when something is so good,
it is humiliating to everyone else, and he's doing that.
I prefer his twitter
to my university degree,
and the books I mean to read.
Here's his diatomic-mode
and a music-is-math
version of Laurie Spiegel's magic mouse idea
He's getting really deep into generative deep learning. He lives in Finland.
Make the time to go through his music presentation
, if you can.
dude's a star.
Matt is a graphics guy that cut his teeth in the ad-agencies of Toronto,
but soon became the only prolific webGL person in town.
...then everyone realised he's the only prolific webGl person anywhere.
He works at a very-high speed.
I learned a ton clicking-around his 30-days 30-apps repo
he did the humungous stage at JSConfEU
I also think he started the pen-plotter thing
He moved to London, and is getting into teaching/workshopping/blogging.
I loved, and laughed-through his drawing lines is hard
post last year.
He writes complex software, without getting lost in optimization and pedantics.
He makes me think I could become a webGL person sometimes.
Will Ngan is a designer and developer on the west-coast.
He worked at Microsoft, then google, and now facebook.
Somewhere in between he shipped this nuts
It's so good, and well-described
, that it feels like a novel.
He's into really-deep drawing-theory
and has a fresh take on making things for the web.
Remember when people released code on sourceforge? then told you to RTFM?
I would love to hear him complain about web-development.