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Build literally anything

6/3/2024 266 views 3 min read


This blog was inspired by this blog by Aaron Francis(Y'all need to check out his twitter and courses, amazing teacher).

His blog talks about starting initiative for doing anything. I am gonna keep my blog more on the lines of tech.

We as software engineers often have some side or hobby projects. Some for learning purposes, some for building out real world products. But they all start with an idea.

I am sure we all at one point must had an idea of building something, It happens with me all the time, I have list of such ideas where I list down new ideas from time to time.

But I never get started on them. I've had ideas of products that were eventually made by people out there who took the intiative.

Lemme share the screenshots of some my ideas from my list:

  • I had this idea to build a extension that would translate YT audio before it was even a thing on YT. But now, it's an actual feature on YT.

screenshot of the idea titled "A YT extension to dub audio"
screenshot of the idea titled "A YT extension to dub audio"

screenshot of the YouTube player with options to change audio tracks of a video
screenshot of the YouTube player with options to change audio tracks of a video

  • Had the idea to check load diff in a Figma file (like a Git diff) before it was a thing. I think a year back Figma announced this feature.

screenshot of an idea from my list named "Figma diff"
screenshot of an idea from my list named "Figma diff"

screenshot of the Figma conferance announcing the feature called "Compare changes"
screenshot of the Figma conferance announcing the feature called "Compare changes"

The point I am making is, if you have an idea to build something, do it. Does not matter if you are starting it out thinking of turning it into an actual product or building it to just try out a tech stack.

Just build stupid shit.

I feel every portfolio website of an engineer must have a section or a page dedicated to side projects they tried out and abandoned it half way. (//TODO: Add a URL of my site when I eventually have a page for it).

Half baked projects tell more about a engineer than completed ones.

Currently, I've been playing around with a lot of tech (those who read my prev blog) be it FE, System design, Go lang and so on..

Hopefully, I'll follow my own thoughts and continue building stupid shit.

These were my raw thoughts that I always had in the back of my mind from quite some time and the blog by Aaron nudged me to put it out here.


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