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    01:05 – Podcast Awards Results

    02:33 – Best Ruby Rogues Episode of 2012 Results

    03:49 – Rescue Projects

    08:50 – Things that need Rescued

    • Performance
    • One Person/Small Dev Teams
    • Stability
    • Low-Communication Team
    • The Outsourced Project
    • The Big Port
    • The Prototype that went into Production
    • The Startup

    13:18 – The Panic Factor

    14:23 – Legacy Code

    17:28 – Fresh Attitude/Perspective

    24:53 – The Big Rewrite

    30:47 – Josh’s 4-Step Plan for how to do a Rescue Project

    • 1. Stop Making Things Worse
    • 2. Figure Out the Actual Problems
    • 3. Make a Plan to Fix the Problems
    • 4. Incrementally Dig Yourself Out of the Hole

    37:32 – The One Big Issue

    40:49 – Psychological Aspects

    46:47 – Depression, Frustration & Trust

    • Taking Breaks

    Book Club

    Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture by Martin Fowler

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    The Nuby Episode