Magix is almost like the Tao, unseen, yet fully visible. Non-existent, yet all intrusive. When it comes to the Art of Architecture, you need to be like a Taoistic Sage. Solve by not solving! This is the foundation of the Architecture of Magix, and what guides every decision I do as an Architect. You see code only becomes a maintenance problem, if it exists. And solving problems, is sometimes most efficiently done, by not taking any actions.
When I was a teenager, I played Shadow Run with a friend of me as the GM. He had created a plot where we’d have to choose sides in regards to this war that was going on. Either we had to take side with the underdogs, which was the right thing to do, or we had to take side with a rich corporation, which would bring us riches and fortunes. He asked us, as the GM of the game, which we wanted to choose, and I suggested; “None!”
This was the first time I realized the powers of not being content with the existing alternatives, and also not to allow myself to be pushed into something I myself do not want to do. It also later became a realization of that one can “solve by the means of the Tao”. Effectively meaning; “Solving by not-solving!”
Here’s a small introduction to the Tao, for those of you who are not familiar with it …
If you want to truly create Magic with Magix, as a Taoistic Sage, and a System Architect of the Gods, then your first intuition in regards to ANY problem should be; “Do I really need to solve this …?”