It's not your fault if software is confusing. Also: the joys of Descript and Dwarf Fortress.
my response to anyone telling me about the blockchain: think of the “long-term implications of building an entire society around a mountain of shit code that barely works and that no one understands.”!!
I remember this being one of the big realizations I had at [insert giant software company I don't want to be mad at me]. Every team I was on, they mythologized some other team/org in the company as being "the one" with good tech, good code, good processes. And then eventually you met someone who worked at "the one" and found out they felt like THEIR stuff was bubblegum and duct tape, but they mythologized some OTHER team. And eventually you realize just everybody felt whatever they were building sucked. And it probably did.
You should add a weekly Dwarf Fortress subplot update section
Ironically I left a comment and the substack software submitted it, but I Don't see it anywhere. lol
Love this issue my man!! I can hear your voice flowing out from your writing. Software is indeed shit ;)