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I am probably wrong about all of my ideas

jeky_zero profile image Jeky Updated on ・1 min read

I try, as best I can, to use the First Principles framework of reasoning when thinking about project ideas.

But, like boiling down piss to its fundamentals, if you're starting with the wrong liquid, you're always going to end up with something you didn't want - pissy steam, in this case.

It is extremely difficult to know if your idea is worth doing. You have to make the assumption that you're, at least, partly wrong about something. And, right now, I don't think I have an idea for a project that I believe in enough, or one in which I am able to discern if it's even worth doing at all. Opportunity cost, and all that.

So instead, I am creating a site to create lots of small projects. My thinking is that I'll focus on improving on what languages I am already familiar with, and learn languages/frameworks that I am not. In the process I will build a new portfolio of projects, and maybe one of them might turn into something ever so slightly mildly interesting. Although probably not.

This is my site so far:

https://jeky.dev

It is very shit and uninteresting, at this early stage.

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Marc

Wow that's a lot of negativity. Just build something you are interested in - it does not need to be something incredibly useful.
Examples: A mobile app (Ioinic/React Native/...), A Signup/Login System, PWA logic, Websockets, Livechat, ... Just start and see where it goes from there. Write down the ideas that pop into your head on the way.

The worst case scenario is that you learned something.
You might even build something that you could put on your resume.
Or you could stumble upon an idea which leads to a viable product.

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Jeky Author

Hi Marc,

Thanks for your feedback. It was intentionally wrote to be kind of self-deprecating :D

I'm aiming to keep it simple and not have any lofty goals with this approach, just experimentation and documenting the process.

All really good ideas for projects, thanks for the suggestions.

You have concisely and perfectly encapsulated the exact reasoning and intentions of what I'm doing:

"The worst case scenario is that you learned something.
You might even build something that you could put on your resume.
Or you could stumble upon an idea which leads to a viable product."

Cheers Marc,

Jeky.