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Creator of Ruby on Rails, Founder & CTO at Basecamp, NYT best-selling author, and Le Mans 24h class-winning racing driver.

"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",

@showthread  That’s the nature of large-scale open source development. More than 800 people managed to get changes into Rails 6. But there’s no guarantee that every PR will make it.

Uber was spending over $200,000/year to celebrate "uberversaries" with helium balloons at the San Francisco office #NotTheOnion 

"So, Elon, please get some sleep". Sound advice to anyone, but particularly sound in this case.

@ideasasylum  @kurkoY  @rjse  @jasonfrieds , tons of conflict with agile-as-practiced, like through Scrum, which is one of the most popular methodologies that bill itself as "agile ". Active refutation of backlogs, estimates, and a host of other tentpoles from Scrum.

"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].

“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”

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!

“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”


Hello, my name is David. I would fail to write bubble sort on a whiteboard. I look code up on the internet all the time. I don't do riddles.

Facebook was tricking 5-year olds into spend hundreds or thousands on platform games, then refusing to refund the charges when shocked parents found out. Facebook employees referred to big-spender kids as “whales”, and kept denying refunds 😦

The myth of the collaborative wonders of the open office debunked in new study. A tyranny of interruption, distraction, and stress for workers that require uninterrupted time for creative work. A way to squander the attention of highly paid workers to save money on real estate.

The iPhone XS is faster than an iMac Pro on the Speedometer 2.0 JavaScript benchmark. It's the fastest device I've ever tested. Insane 45% jump over the iPhone 8/X chip. How does Apple do it?! ✨

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It saddens me that "must be passionate" has become code word for "must be willing to work two-jobs hours for one-job pay".

The web isn’t just another software platform. It’s the greatest software platform the world has ever seen. No permissions, no masters, readable source code. Let’s protect the heritage, work in its service, and remind ourselves just what a marvel it all really is ❤️🙏

American fears utterly foreign to European parents: - My kid will get shot dead in school. - Our family will go bankrupt if we get the wrong kind of sick. - Crushing student-loan debt will follow my college-graduate offspring for decades. - Work doesn’t give any paternity leave.

Firefox now blocking tracker cookies by default ❤️. We must come to terms with the fact that Chrome is institutionally incapable of protecting users from surveillance capitalism, and make our browser choice accordingly.

Let’s no forget why this college admission scandal is a thing: Because so many American companies use a diploma from a brand-name university as a caste sorting system. This isn’t about “education”, it’s about gate-keeping the aristocrats.