dna113 1 day ago [-]
I recently needed an HDMI cord for a monitor and realized that my cord drawer was accruing technical debt.
Whenever I am done with a cord I just throw it in there… it gets all tangled up with all the others. When I inevitably need one of those cords I impatiently pull it out and it makes all the other cords more tangled.
Here I am needing an HDMI cable that won’t just come out easily, I have to pay off my past laziness. But I have choices/tradeoffs/opportunities here.
I can just hurry up and get the minimum untangled and get back to watching TV.
I could untangle all of them since untangling one of them will help me untangle the others and wrap and label them.
I could just untangle the minimum, but also throw a roll of tape and a marker in there and wrap and label all future cords that go into that drawer, eventually they’ll all be nicely wrapped up and well documented.
jolmg 1 day ago [-]
Wow. I never thought of clutter in the home as technical debt, but it’s as similar as you describe. That really makes me see home organization in a whole new light.
— Technical Debt Is Like Tetris
— Hacker News
Whenever you have to search for something, once you have found it, organize an additional thing.
— Me@2019-03-12 11:12:28 AM
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