Thanks for asking!
Yes, I am passionate about efficiency, and I trust that if I am working on the most important thing first, as much as possible, I will achieve my goal of meaningful work in coding much faster.
Things are changing though, my perspectives specifically, are changing since I wrote that post.
I am feeling deeply nourished hanging at the hot springs studying code and pretty strongly sure that I am going to stay here until I complete the front end, back end, and data visualization certificates.
I got the feedback that I should be applying for jobs and went to a couple of interviews. Mobis had me in and looked over my resume. They wanted me to complete a couple js coding challenges, and I found that I was not sure whether to write code to solve them on my own or reference the most efficient solutions I could find on google, format those solutions to solve the problem and submit that… I did the latter, citing the references, because if I was working at a company thats what my boss would want… the most efficient solution possible. Still wondering if this is frowned upon in the industry.
Another startup interviewed me, but I could not tell if they had the funds to put me to work as a paid team member, so I have not followed up.
Anyways, I really need some perspective on the most relevant things, because getting really good at js algorithms and learning node seem like very different paths, and I would love to do the thing that makes the biggest difference in the industry, simply for the sake of being really efficient at getting at my goals.