February 22, 2024

“Too Many Options...”



4:58 PM

There comes a time when it sucks to have too many options. HTML, CSS, all the myriad frameworks… Yeah, that qualifies. At some point today I’ll make a decision and get to actually putting an interface on this thing…

9:55 PM

Making good progress, even if it doesn’t feel like it.

I’m basically taking the proof of concept code and refactoring and enhancing it into something more almost-production-quality-like. As one example, I just fell down the rabbit hole of implementing prometheus metrics for various things, which will be incredibly handy in the long run.

Metrics are one of those things you wonder why you’re wasting your time on, right up until that moment when you actually need them, at which point you’re glad you did.

Good thing Prometheus makes them easy; it’s more tedium than anything else, really.

And to think, I started with CSS-related thoughts today.

It’s going to be bootstrap, by the way. It’s not that I’m particularly enamored, but more that I already know roughly what it can do and how to make it do it. I’m just one guy, and I don’t have the time to learn another framework or re-implement all the nifty things that bootstrap provides for free.

I have too many other things to do, and I can hire a real front end developer if this thing takes off. A web UI guy, I am not. At least I can build something vaguely passable, though.

Time to take a break, and then back to instrumenting things and fixing up the internal architecture. It’s coming along nicely…