# Tools of the Trade
Most of these articles will relate to being a system designer, as that has been my primary focus for the last 15 years. But even if your craft of choice is something else, there are little tricks in here that I'm sure will benefit you.
If there is one task that you will get absolutely sick of doing as a system designer, it is figuring out how much of THING you should have over PERIOD OF TIME. It's such a common task, that I made a little table and series of expressions that quickly let me bootstrap my systems.
If you follow the above process, you are going to get numbers easily, but they are ugly. This trick is how I make sure that they are nice and pleasing for users.