Eric Davis (twitter github blog) Evan Light (twitter github blog) Charles Max Wood (twitter github Teach Me To Code Intro to CoffeeScript)
02:50 – Overcoming Isolation
Working from coffeehouses Lunch dates
06:25 – Recruiting others with similar interests
07:40 – Talk on Twitter
07:46 – Evan’s Apprentice
09:46 – Pairing
Remote vs Physical
11:19 – Personality Types
12:13 – Coworking Spaces
Creative Work Busy Work
14:51 – Walking and Driving
15:33 – Meetups and User Groups
17:53 – Commiserating and Ranting
19:08 – Attending Conferences
23:26 – Working Onsite for Clients
Strong VPN (Eric) Cloak (Evan) OS X Server (Evan) The Ruby Object Model and Metaprogramming by Dave Thomas (Chuck) New Media Expo 2013 (Discount code Wood20) (Chuck)
EVAN: What’s the background noise that… Is there any?
CHUCK: I hear people talking. It’s OK.
EVAN: OK. Why can’t I crank my volume up louder than this? What the hell? Oh, well that might be why. Now say something.
EVAN: Good! You did exactly what you were told to do. Thank you.
EVAN: Right. Actually that should have been my response, “Right!”
CHUCK: So what we are talking about… last week we were talking about–
EVAN: Right. Talking about “right”?
CHUCK: We were thinking about… talking about—
EVAN: [laughs] We were thinking about talking about—
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CHUCK: Hey everybody and welcome to Episode 37 of The Ruby Freelancer Show! This week on our panel, we have Eric Davis.
CHUCK: Evan Light.
EVAN: I love my brown pants.
CHUCK: And I’m Charles Max Wood from devchat.tv. This week, we are going to be talking about Combating Isolation and Loneliness — since we work from home and stuff. So I have to say, I’m a little bit punch-drunk because I’ve been pulling insane hours for my client.
EVAN: So you are rich now?
EVAN: [inaudible] Oops, we can leave the singing out of the transcript please. Thank you.
CHUCK: [laughs] Yeah not yet. They haven’t paid me for all my work I guess.
ERIC: — on paper.
EVAN: The only one who is punch-drunk today.
EVAN: Real drunk might be better.
CHUCK: Real drunk?
EVAN: — actually be topical. Oh wait — sorry, folks this is what happens to you when you have too much isolation.
CHUCK: [laughs] Yeah. So, any who, so we all work from home — mostly generally.
EVAN: And coffeehouses.
CHUCK: So, what do you do to combat that? How do you overcome the working in a room by yourself all day–
EVAN: I thought you were going to say “overcompensate” instead of overcome because somehow that seems more appropriate right now.[laughter]
Second, you record a lot of podcasts like Chuck. I had to get that one out there. Third, you start recording more podcasts like me. [chuckles] OK. Seriously, so you go out to a coffeehouse which is where I am — which is why if you hear background noise, well,