Creator of Ruby on Rails, Founder & CTO at Basecamp, NYT best-selling author, and Le Mans 24h class-winning racing driver.
RT @damianpaletta: Internal planning was so far along they had begun to even think about the financial cost. White House officials had di…
RT @voxdotcom: DoorDash is still pocketing workers’ tips, almost a month after it promised to stop https://www.vox.com/recode/2019/8/20/20825937/doordash-tipping-policy-still-not-changed-food-delivery-app-gig-economy?utm_campaign=vox&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter
RT @jmwind: Fun back story on 6.0. The Shopify team put 6.0.alpha into production last Feb, a full 6 months pre-GA and helped adopt and str…
At its best, minimalism is about just this. Consciously reflecting on the things you have, why you have them, and whether you even want them. (At the worst of times, minimalism is just an aesthetic, self-absorbed, rich person's escapism.. but 😄)
"When something like this happens, you get a big picture. Where do I want to live? What sort of things do I need to buy?", I've come to appreciate the same lesson by moving a lot. It's surprising how little we need vs how much we instinctively gather. https://www.berkeleyside.com/2011/10/17/will-wright-inspired-to-make-the-sims-after-iosing-a-home
Not thrilled about another walled subscription garden by Apple, but escaping the sewer that is the ad-infested, in-app payments corrupted slot machines that they call mobile gaming these days might just be worth it. https://9to5mac.com/2019/08/19/apple-arcade-subscription-price/
RT @github: The big 6.0✨ Congratulations to the Rails community on another great release. We've been running the pre-release version in pro…
“What if the deal is just, the investors give an entrepreneur money to build a risky but fast-growing business, and if the business works out he gets to keep all the benefits? Isn’t that the logical place for the unicorn boom to go?” https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-08-19/we-looks-out-for-our-selves
“We’re constantly working to detect and stop this type of activity because we don’t want our services to be used to manipulate people,” says Facebook. Isn’t the entire premise of Facebook to manipulate? For commerce? For politics? For social status? https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/19/technology/hong-kong-protests-china-disinformation-facebook-twitter.html
RT @existentialcoms: when your boss says he thinks of the workplace like a family, he doesn't mean like...a group of people who take care o…
RT @dailystoic: “In your actions, don’t procrastinate. In your conversations, don’t confuse. In your thoughts, don’t wander. In your soul,…
“America has given up on childhood, and on children” https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/17/opinion/sunday/childhood-suicide-depression-anxiety.html
RT @patio11: If an employer is willing to be abusive to you prior to hiring you, when you have maximum leverage and they are maximally ince…
RT @existentialcoms: what i love about those Amazon FC Ambassador accounts is how some exec at Amazon thought forcing their employees to tw…
RT @rails: 801 people have contributed to this massive release, here's their names 👏👏👏 https://contributors.rubyonrails.org/releases/6-0-0/contributors
RT @bellingcat: We did a deep dive into those creepy "Amazon FC Ambassadors" that defend the honor of Amazon and Jeff Bezos to anyone criti…
Rails 6.0: Action Mailbox, Action Text, Multiple DBs, Parallel Testing, Webpacker by default, and Zeitwerk! What a monumental final release. Massive upgrades, intense conceptual compression. Our Best Rails Yet! https://weblog.rubyonrails.org/2019/8/15/Rails-6-0-final-release/
"This is the planned structure for The We Company after its IPO, as it appears in its S-1 form. I’d try to explain it, but I don’t understand what the fuck is happening", https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/15/20806366/we-company-wework-ipo-adam-neumann
RT @mlafeldt: Asking "how could we make this feature require less engineering and programming", as @dhh does, is something I try to do ever…
This thread is seriously disturbing. https://twitter.com/rulesobeyer/status/1161820065773182976
RT @Max_Fisher: This blew my mind: YouTube (and Google) divert users who search basic health terms to conspiracy videos that told them to f…
"So, Elon, please get some sleep". Sound advice to anyone, but particularly sound in this case. https://www.fastcompany.com/90378301/elon-musk-and-tesla-are-impossible-to-root-for-but-were-doing-it-anyway
Uber was spending over $200,000/year to celebrate "uberversaries" with helium balloons at the San Francisco office 😂#NotTheOnion https://news.crunchbase.com/news/deflated-uber-may-swap-anniversary-balloons-for-stickers-to-save-200k-per-year/
"I think we're very, very early in this incredible journey,” Khosrowshahi said on Thursday [after firing 400 people in marketing, instituting a hiring freeze for engineers, and seeing stock hit all-time low]. https://finance.yahoo.com/news/uber-imposes-engineer-hiring-freeze-as-losses-mount-exclusive-202234064.html
RT @rmondello: > AMP now officially supports a technique called server-side rendering (SSR) which you can apply to your AMP pages to make t…
RT @crayonresearch: Someone made a video of the newest summon on youtube. Whoops, what stop sign? (1 million robotaxis 2020, FSD coming s…
RT @Kpaxs: "Data isn’t the new oil, it’s the new CO2."
RT @verge: Uber and Lyft finally admit they’re making traffic congestion worse in cities https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/6/20756945/uber-lyft-tnc-vmt-traffic-congestion-study-fehr-peers?utm_campaign=theverge&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter
RT @buzz: I’ve often struggled to precisely describe Hacker News’s particular brand of obnoxiousness, but this pretty much nails it. https…
“It becomes like what happened to Prince, MJ, and Whitney Houston. You create this mask — it’s called persona, like Batman & Bruce Wayne — that is draining to maintain. That’s why I made a change to drop that and become a person rather than a personality” https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/06/arts/music/santana-woodstock.html
RT @javan: 🕵️‍♂️ Deep dive into Rails by @_st0012 following the path of a file upload through Trix → ActionText → ActiveStorage and back. h…
What is the point of eSIM if you can't easily move a line between phones? Had a Movistar ES esim line, changed phones, QR code was one-use, now have to contact carrier to get another physical one. A regular sim would have been easier!
RT @excid3: We had @dhh on @remote_ruby this week to talk about how he got started programming, what lead to #Rails, how they build things…
“Khosrowshahi is a 50-year-old billionaire, so I can’t fault him for not really knowing the difference between a meme and a financial reality. Maybe he should start with the basics, like our good friend the “This is fine” dog, and go from there” https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/8/20793793/uber-5-billion-quarter-loss-profit-lyft-traffic-2019
RT @BernieSanders: The inventors of insulin sold the patent for $1. A vial costs $6 to make. Drugmakers sell it for $300 a vial in the Unit…
“The acceptance rate for full-time positions at Facebook from recent graduates of top-tier schools had fallen between 35 and 55 percent as of last December” https://slate.com/technology/2019/08/stanford-tech-students-backlash-google-facebook-palantir.html
Do you work at a company that has been inspired to change how it write job postings after reading about how we've done it at Basecamp? @chipcutter at WSJ is working on a story about better hiring approaches and would like to chat. Hiring doesn't have to suck!
RT @rafaelshimunov: A thread of Youtube comments from Joe Rogan's podcast with Bernie Sanders.
RT @jasonfried: “How’s it going?” “Where we at?” “Are we going to get it done in time?” Sick of being asked (or asking)? You need Hill Char…
Which is a very real occupational hazard! Especially for someone like myself who’ve enjoyed a twenty year labor of love with Ruby. That doesn’t mean getting infatuated with everything for the sake of new, but it does mean red flags should wave if nothing new ever excites.
Ending up like this is what I fear the most about working in technology for 20+ years. Dressing up personal truths as unbearably smug eternal truths. Confusing age with wisdom. Nostalgia with superiority. https://lambdaisland.com/blog/2019-08-07-advice-to-younger-self
RT @RidT: Just deleted Skype from my phone https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/xweqbq/microsoft-contractors-listen-to-skype-calls
Is this true?! https://twitter.com/paytonrules/status/1159449840427950080
“Feds told Tesla to stop ‘misleading’ the public about Model 3 safety” https://apple.news/Aeccnh0czSf2O59jSMyMpXA
Bond ratings are still for sale – and business is booming. https://www.wsj.com/articles/inflated-bond-ratings-helped-spur-the-financial-crisis-theyre-back-11565194951
RT @lawmaster: 1/ It’s now obvious that ICOs were a massive bubble that's unlikely to ever see a recovery. The median ICO return in terms o…
RT @arampell: It’s kind of crazy that Tesla is *selling* something that does not exist today, has no known timeline for completion, AND whi…
Terribly sad to read that the Jaguar I-Pace is doing so poorly in the US. It's one of my favorite cars of the last many years. It does so many things so well. Spirited driving, family hauling, EV pleasures. It's a 5/5 car for me. https://insideevs.com/news/363787/jaguar-ipace-us-sales-low-why/
RT @_Zeets: "I tell my students, ‘When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job i…
Story on how some managers at Google retaliate against pregnant women gets posted on Hacker News. The top discussion is all about "why does Google even allow employees to talk about issues internally?". What a trash can. https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20616296
 
 
 
 
 
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