Fred E. Budinger has been pushing to prove, from the evidence in the ground in the Mojave Desert, that humans were in North American 200,000 years ago (not 11,000 years ago as previously thought) despite decades of misfortune, hostility, and even vandalism.
Good luck to you, Fred (pictured right, below). ✌️ Your passion is inspiring.
You see people play it safe all the time and end up in the doldrums of easy choices, eventually stagnating and even sinking right where they are.
It’s like when your favorite band tries out a new sound. Sometimes the result is a career changer. Sometimes it’s annoying or just so very very bad. But it is almost certainly better than doing the same crap forever.
I love this saying. People often “hammer away” at something the wrong way, wasting time and failing to learn a new skill.
It’s easy to make this mistake.
As a software engineer, I’ve seen this 1000 times. “Well, we have a bunch of web servers, and we need a mobile app, so… let’s make our mobile app using web tech!” At first, it seems to make sense. But you end up with a crappy app, lots of extra work, and maybe even some unhappy developers who leave because they care about their career too much. They want to use Xcode because that’s a great tool for making apps.
(But beware, Xcode could become your next hammer. 🤷🏻♂️)