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Discussion on: Your powerful dev computer is your weakness.

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David R.

Totally depends on the kind of work you do. From anecdotally knowledge I'd second that having to work your way around the limitations of your hardware can make one create more clever and efficient solutions.

I'd never sacrifice productivity for this kind of hypothetical optimization though. The question is how valuable your own time is to you.

I'm in my mid 30s, having two kids and a bunch of other things to do. To me time not only equals money. It's quality of life. 10 years back and I might have been in for any kind of (micro-)optimization just for the sake of it.

In the end my objective is getting things done and maximizing fun and productivity while doing it.

I'm a Front End Dev, FWIW.