This post is more of a reminder than anything instructional, and it stemmed from an experience I had this weekend migrating a daycare center’s website and its products entire infrastructure to the cloud. As it turned out, I was stuck on a gcloud shell with nothing but the bare tools in that box, and it solidified for me the title of this post. A lot my professional colleagues always inquire into why I use a minimal vimrc even though I also have a “full-blown” vimrc as well, or me not using great tools like ripgrep and fzf for text manipulation, or the way I set up my networking with plain ‘ol systemd service files, etc.