weird programming thing that happens for some reason 

every stackoverflow thread where the question is "how do I [common task of mild sophistication with no single standard library solution]?" turns into seventeen thousand replies with EXTREMELY detailed benchmarks for increasingly arcane solutions

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weird programming thing that happens for some reason 

@aparrish I think it's just bikeshedding. In general it's fun to delve deep into a technical problem. When the problem isn't too difficult, you don't run up against barriers that show your own limitations, so you get to feel really smart.

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