“If you aren’t sure which way to do something, do it both ways and see which works better.” – John Carmack
— Programming Wisdom (@CodeWisdom) March 16, 2017
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I think this is what we all do. You have to fiddle around and see what works. The problem is sometimes you don’t remember what worked last time! Keeping a log of successes, a victory diary, a compendium of workarounds, would help.