Efficient inefficiencies

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I have heard a lot about Hugo for static site generation. I decided (and was pretty excited) to try it out when I set up this site. After a couple of hours of trying to wrap my head around templates and layouts and partial layouts and the resolution of static rendering across themes and the top-level site directory, I gave up and decided to hand-roll this site. I am unlikely to ever try Hugo again. I don't have the patience for it. It may be the most effective or efficient way to build a static site, but in this case I prefer my inefficiencies.

How much of our life do we spend trying to do things efficiently? How many of those attempts come at the expense of doing those things at all?

When to chase efficiency and when to not give a fuck?

Sometimes, the wrong way is the right way:

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