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Hello, world!

I finally took the time to find a static site generator that I felt like I could reasonably use, and actually went ahead and used it.

So, here it is.

As a treat, I thought I'd quickly go over why I initially looked into Rust, and why I've stuck with it ever since, especially since there'll probably be a lot more Rust content on here.

How'd you get into Rust?

Honestly, it all started as a joke at work. A coworker (and now best friend) and I were both very jaded with the antique technology stack that we were using at work, and because of some insane office politics, we could not effectively introduce any change either. Somehow, "rewrite it in Rust" just became a thing we said. It was mostly meant as a joke (atleast I did) because we knew how impossible it would be to introduce anything new to this team. I mean, this is a team that had an "approved list of technology" where we'd pick from for any new project. If you wanted to use something that wasn't on there, you'd have to go infront of the council and state your case.

Anyways, one day I sat down and actually looked into what Rust was all about. And the rest as they say, is history!

Why'd you stick with it?

Honestly, because it felt right and it felt fun. I know that sounds insane, but it really did make me go "huh, I haven't had this much fun in a long time".

C was fun, because I was a toddler handling a loaded shotgun.

Java was cool, until I realized I don't want to deal with JVMs and maybe I was getting public static void main(String[] args) PTSD.

Python was like coding in English until I realized maybe I hate that indents matter.

C# was like Java but better, then I had to deal with Microsoft.

They're not reasons to hate a language, but they definitely stopped me from loving them.

Then, there's Rust. Here's a non-exhaustive list of why I love the language and the community:

You might've read all that and thought to yourself "this idiot has no idea what he's talking about" and you'd be right! It's about the vibes bro, and the vibes are great. If these are the reasons that make me enjoy coding, that make me want to learn more and constantly improve myself, make me feel curious enough to explore domains that I never thought I would, are they really that silly?

Anyways, if you've never tried Rust, I'd highly suggest checking it out with an open mind. I thought those stackoverflow surveys were rigged, but maybe there's a reason why Rust has been the most admired language for 8 years in a row! If you're in the spokane area, come check us out!.

So, what's next?

IDk. Probably 50% random rants, 50% dev logs. Stay tuned. xoxo.