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If it ain't broke

bmitchinson profile image Ben Mitchinson ・2 min read

Originally posted on https://mitchinson.dev/If-It-Aint-Broke/

I haven't updated my website site in too long, and this post is somewhat of a resolution.

If it ain't broke don't fix it


  • Is the javascript bundle of my portfolio / blog website https://mitchinson.dev larger than it needs to be? Probably.
  • Am I using google analytics instead of the more ethical Plausible, yeah.
  • Should future static sites of mine be written in something cool lightweight and new like e11nty, maybe.
  • Is my lighthouse score 110%, no. (It's not toooo gross tho).


For the last view months during covid, I've had a ton of ideas. Fun things I could make / try. But at the front of my mind I say

"But first I should redo my website"


The purpose of my website is for me to be able to post projects I'm proud of and track tech related goals.

Whether the site is fully optimized to Rich Harris standards or not, it gets the job done, and it gets it done well.

While twitter is great for learning about new tools, it can be easy to be bogged
down into an endless cycle of "you should checkout and use this neat new thing".


If you attempt to use every tool designed to make launching a product "easier" and "efficiently", you'll never launch a product.


Now that the barrier of "redoing my website" has been solved with instead 50 lines of markdown, I'm looking forward to smaller more frequent posts. Hopefully hints that others can find valuable about KnexJS, GraphQL, NestJS, React and more.

I'm currently learning rust basics outside of work, to work on this VR project, and i'd love to know what you think of it.

Stay safe, wear a mask, and please vote.

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Joshua Wootonn

Yo, I find this issue every few months. "O I need to update my website for this new thing I learned." Probably updated my website 5 times in 3 years. It's not worth it.

Creating things worth sharing is more valuable than the portfolio itself.