Some Yaks Must Be Shaved

Today, my first-ever stack overflow question about tracing ruby dependencies/requires was still stuck in my crawl, even though the actual problem was long since solved.

Because, the core of all learning starts with one of two things: either a question or the internal drive of there has to be a better way

And sometimes in the journey of finding a better way, you find there isn’t. But the journey is almost always interesting, and in my career, I’ve found that journey to be critical to continually learning new things.

So I figured something out.

Is it worthwhile? For the world? no, not really. But it was for me.

I think Joi Ito describes it best (and well enough it deserved a citation on the wikitionary page) — but I’ll summarize:

Some Yaks Must Be Shaved.