Refactored 024: "What We Wish We Knew"

Wherein Frank finally learns CSS and he's super proud of himself while Chris is riddled with cognitive biases.

published May 25, 2021
Show Notes

Refactored #024: “What We Wish We Knew”

On this episode of Refactored…

  • The guys used to be super weird about their résumés; they recount their youthful mis-applications of imagination.
  • Chris makes the case that you should ask more questions; no one will think less of you.
  • Frank points out that no one is out to get you, so it’s okay to be 87% less paranoid. 13% paranoid is okay though; that’s the offical Refactored Recommended Paranoia Quota™ (the “RRPQ”).
  • The guys explore some ways in which the brain plays tricks on you, like the actor-observer bias.
  • Go do the scary thing. Overcome “the flinch.” Make it a habit.
  • Max out your retirement offerings! (IRA, 401(k), etc.)
  • Quasimodo Chris recommends paying attention to your office ergonomics; it really compounds over time.
  • Frank makes a prediction: Loki will be shown to have been D.B. Cooper.
  • The pick of the week is twofold: the You Are Not So Smart podcast and the Brain Games show.
  • … and much more!

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