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Infrastructure for the Metaverse

By Jeffrey M. Barber

I’ve worked at Meta, and I’ve thought a great deal about the metaverse. The core question that I’ve been asked by people as I pitch my platform is of two forms. First, there is how on earth did Zuckerberg spend that much money. Second, what on earth is Zuckerberg thinking? I generally give a pithy answer to the first question, but the second question has a simple answer. It’s his company, and he believes in the metaverse.

Million Dollar Infrastructure for Tic-Tac-Toe

By Jeffrey M. Barber

As I plot and scheme, I’m reflecting on what I have and where I need to be. As such, I have the guts of the infrastructure to power simple games like tic-tac-toe, and it only cost millions of dollars. I’m speaking of opportunity cost since I left my job at Meta in December of 2021 where I was a E8 (which is a director level engineer mirroring senior principal). It used to be, prior to the 70% drop of Meta, E8’s made bank. Fortunately, I practiced dollar cost averaging and sold all shares when I got them.

Critical mass and venture capital.

By Jeffrey M. Barber

I’ve had a few conversations with venture capital without myself soliciting them (this sales process made me feel pretty), but I’m not keen on giving up control nor having a boss at the moment. Freedom, as a company value, requires vigilance. However, it did get me thinking about the next step. What happens after I stop wandering. Do I get serious? Or should I continue wandering? For how long?

JavaScript ecosystem is garbage

By Jeffrey M. Barber

The entire JavaScript ecosystem is garbage, and I fear it is a pox on the web industry. This may seem ironic since I’ve built a JavaScript ecosystem which was a key part of I got my big tech senior principal promotion. Here is the deal: I chose JavaScript out of spite because I knew it would be successful and let me rake in those fat-checks. Paradoxically, JavaScript is better than C++ for building product infrastructure due to Greenspun’s tenth rule, and the language is suitable for many tasks. It’s a glue language, and it’s OK. The fragmented ecosystem…