Hi, I'm Aditya Athalye and I eval / apply for joy...
♥ I eval/apply for joy ♥
eval/apply is not just a deep concept in computing 1. It is also deeply symbolic of the nondual yin/yang nature of thinking-doing, of abstraction-concretion, of idealism-pragmatism.
- Eval: Think culture over strategy, humans over technology, systems over hacks, workflows over tools.
- Apply: Design by subtraction 2, engineer for simplicity, produce output iteratively, ship continuously.
Keenly aware that I stand on the shoulders of giants, I'm here to pay it forward…
Among other things, I've been writing here in the spirit of thinking in public. Each year, I try to demo or teach at least one thing I've explored, at community-run tech conferences. I love to "learn generously" 3 with friends, colleagues, and fellow gentlenerds (like you?).
And—unless I missed a memo—none of it has to feel like reading dry prose on dusty wrinkled parchment, right? … Right?
"It is not daily increase but daily decrease, hack away the unessential. The closer to the source, the less wastage there is." — Bruce Lee↩︎