204 RR Limerence with Dave Thomas

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    02:37 – Dave Thomas Introduction

    04:17 – How Dave Got Started in Programming

    06:34 – Tools and Constraints

    • “An Enthusiast’s Problem”?
    • Is the focus on tools a form of cargo culting?
    • Leadism Over Chosen Technologies and Its’ Effect on Innovation
    • Switching Tools and Making Excuses

    19:29 – Limerence

    28:54 – Ruby = Happiness: Does it Hurt?

    31:00 – Tools and Falling in Love with Tools

    • Fear of Falling Behind; Fear of Irrelevancy
    • Different Tools for Different Contexts

    35:08 – When Do You Learn? When Do You Train? (Not Falling Behind)

    38:01 – Choosing Similar Tools and Technologies vs Choosing Different Tools and Technologies

    43:36 – Relationships and Identities

    46:08 – Looking Forward vs Looking Back (Knowing Your History)

    01:01:48 – Is the rampant use of social media hindering the learning of big ideas?

    • Self-Curation = Key

    01:08:15 – How You Learn a Language / Decide You Like a Language

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