I can certainly relate to that! As a web developer by day, I kind of live that same experience when it comes to coding, actually. Looking at older code, I sometimes think, “Oh, man, I could do that so much better now!” I do agree that it’s a moving target, and is also subjective. Hopefully, at any given time, we do the best we can, of course. That said, I’ve still got many old pieces that I’m proud of. I think, the more we really try to produce good work, the longer the quality level seems to hold up (if that makes sense). Quality is a tough thing to define, by the way. There have been books written on the subject — most notably, to me, are the books by Robert Pirsig (“Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” and “Lila” — both massively influential to me many years ago). Thanks for the feedback, David!

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