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DHH
Creator of Ruby on Rails, Founder & CTO at Basecamp, NYT best-selling author, and Le Mans 24h class-winning racing driver.
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DHH 1h
Shape Up is the process of how we make software at Basecamp. Without guilt-tripping backlogs, without endless sprints, without needless status meetings, and with budgets instead of estimates. It's a free book and now out as a PDF. Enjoy!
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DHH 4h
Replying to @slipset
Basically and yes. Kids love being outside, being active, building legos. This games-are-like-cocaine is a bad meme. Even the original cocaine rat study got debunked!
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Jonas Downey 11h
A while ago I asked people to share their horror stories about working in an open office. And wow. It was WAY worse than I thought, y'all.🤢🤮 We gotta stop doing this. Here's my summary of the horrors (and tips for surviving them) over at Quartz:
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Glenn Greenwald 12h
1/ It cannot be exaggerated what a threat to the planet Jair Bolsonaro is. From the : “Huge tracts of the Amazon, which serves as the lungs of the planet by taking in carbon dioxide, storing it in soils and producing oxygen, are ablaze.”
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DHH 8h
Replying to @slipset
I would have been broke and miserable 😄. I have absolutely zero regrets about not being a professional racing driver. Having it as a luxury habit, like video games, is far superior.
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DHH 8h
Replying to @slipset
Nonsense 😄. I’ve spent tens of thousands of hours playing racing video games. It only encouraged the pursuit of actually driving at Le Mans. In fact, I credit video games in a big way with getting me to Le Mans (and winning!).
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DHH 8h
Replying to @BrianHilson
Amen. As long as the “setting an example” part isn’t just the plush end of the stick that also mandates limits based on those examples.
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DHH Aug 21
This is solid life advice.
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DHH Aug 21
"Equating tracking with malware and security exploits is a major policy change, and absolutely correct", WebKit is taking a big step forward to protect the privacy of those who use the web ❤️
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DHH Aug 21
Replying to @joschl
Playing together is a great idea. We've beat Mario Odyssey thrice together. Wonderful time. Built a lot of Minecraft too. Also: Quit freaking out or thinking you know best how kids should spend their time.
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DHH Aug 21
Replying to @RaphLife
Also, I was a kid playing copious amounts of video games not that long ago! Watching a kid play Minecraft or Fortnight is about as wholesome as it gets compared to me playing Mortal Kombat or Doom or Duke Nukem. Or a zillion other types of games.
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DHH Aug 21
Replying to @RaphLife
Two kids and a third on the way. They both like video games. And LEGOs. And reading books. And playing outside. And doing gymnastics. And watching shows.
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DHH Aug 21
Replying to @RaphLife
I've yet to meet a kid so enthralled in a game that "every other activity feel lame". Not saying that clinical addiction doesn't exist, but it's clearly not so prevalent as to be the main boogeyman every parent needs to be constantly fretting about.
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DHH Aug 21
Replying to @dhh
PARENTS: You shouldn't spend so long in front of those silly games!! ALSO PARENTS: *Binges entire Netflix season in a weekend*, *Spends endless hours trapped in Instagram*
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DHH Aug 21
Replying to @abnerg @allenholub
What a declaration of parental bankruptcy. But I guess it's nothing new. ROCK MUSIC! COMIC BOOKS! DUNGEON & DRAGONS! SKATEBOARDS! Parents have been fretting about how to control that which they don't understand since forever.
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DHH Aug 21
Replying to @dhh
If you approach the favorite things your kids like to do with contempt, don't be surprised if grow to return the favor at large. You will have gained nothing but a poisoned relationship, a spoiled childhood, and it won't even work.
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DHH Aug 21
Replying to @dhh
Nothing gave me greater determination and interest in pursuing video games than hearing adults scoff at them. And nothing sparked an adversarial, distrustful relationship faster either.
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DHH Aug 21
Replying to @dhh
Watching other parents fight with the kids over screen-time limits is heart breaking. The shame, the guilt, the imposing authoritarian decrees. It's hard to watch. Especially when it comes from people who pay lip service to child-led learning and play.
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DHH Aug 21
"When you set up a scarcity situation, you are always going to whip people into a frenzy to get whatever it is that’s hard to come by, whether it’s a dancing Elmo, a Beanie Baby, or a half-hour playing Minecraft", screen-time limits = authoritarian decree
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DHH Aug 21
Replying to @diogorighi
My completely unbiased opinion is that OF COURSE YOU SHOULD GO FOR RUBY ON RAILS!!! 😄
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