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

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About that neck gaiter you’re using...it’s worse than not wearing a mask at all. https://t.co/jio2qgByrr
Retweeted by DHHBREAKING: New Zealand has now gone 100 days with no detected community spread of COVID-19, the Ministry of Health j… https://t.co/Taz39K41sn
Retweeted by DHHThe federal minimum wage has gone up 0% in the last 10 years. The national average for rent has gone up 36%.
Retweeted by DHHTim Cook needs a Senior Vice President of Stop Acting Like A Cartoon Villain on his executive team. https://t.co/ZeKulMjjfl
Retweeted by DHHIndia's Mood of the Nation poll: 91% "banning of Chinese apps and denying contracts to Chinese cos was the right ap… https://t.co/jnsvPudaY3
Retweeted by DHH“It seems baffling that despite mounting evidence of its importance, we are stuck practicing hygiene theater—consta… https://t.co/G0N9P0uT6s
Retweeted by DHH“Some outbreaks early in the pandemic in which most people did not wear masks, 15% of the infected were asymptomati… https://t.co/42PVMSs4zd
8/9
2020
“Apple is caught in a trap of its own making here, thanks to its locked-down platform. A more open system.. would l… https://t.co/sz0VYMUlEFCOVID Update July 26: We can virtually eliminate the virus any time we decide to. 1/
Retweeted by DHHApple killing gaming platforms from Facebook and Microsoft, as they continue to maul the industry, is some monopoly… https://t.co/owZWFuOSejOver the past 24 hours, the U.S. reported 62,549 new cases of coronavirus and 1,375 new deaths. Records were broken… https://t.co/XkfdZsN7I8
Retweeted by DHHBREAKING: Texas had 11,500 excess deaths in July alone. One state, one month. A tragedy of unprecedented proporti… https://t.co/zAjz5GWccR
Retweeted by DHHRemember how Uber’s CEO considered the question of whether there’s a path to profitability illegitimate? Yeah I sur… https://t.co/jOyr0sjPFP @cjoakim Lol, no.
8/8
2020
It's emblematic of our monopoly problems in tech that every critique of Apple gets reduced to "BUT DO YOU THINK GOO… https://t.co/IfK8CDZGm3It's particularly ironic because Apple already did review all those awful micro-transaction slot machine games that… https://t.co/DuwiTrG657"Apple wants to be able to review every game that graces an iPhone’s screen, even if it’s streamed from a game serv… https://t.co/tVFskQoaHMWhy we have a "TikTok problem". (h/t: @matthewstoller ) https://t.co/ZyGYPsWrT5
Retweeted by DHHNope no monopoly here Google is just a normal corporation and normal corporations do mass trainings of employees to… https://t.co/UZzlGe4PZu
Retweeted by DHHThese two paragraphs from ⁦@sarahjeong⁩ today are basically an inkblot test for how much authoritarianism you are w… https://t.co/SBxiFqw9CI
Retweeted by DHHThe reaction to Phil Collins is priceless. https://t.co/bRFdqpuG31
Retweeted by DHH @subiectiv Would be tragic if Europe ended up recreating the structural environment that gave us Big Tech. That's e… https://t.co/4Gx0UdLHNG @juampa28014432 Yes, been following Schrems II closely. And it's a step. But a very small one, very slow one, and n… https://t.co/AIJLM0pSAUIf software is eating the world, and you do not have any noteworthy software industry, the world is going to eat yo… https://t.co/uIsYEm4xEVEurope has been leading the charge on privacy with the GDPR, but ultimately, those teeth have little bite, if you d… https://t.co/x0EnPlhKXHIt should be a continental embarrassment that Europe has simply let its modes of communication, collaboration, dist… https://t.co/lxjinggkfy @Beirutspring Who gets to say? The democratic institutions that have been elected by the populace of said country.… https://t.co/dqDmnBOpt7Yes, Europe needs a digital independence movement, but how about instead of pinning those hopes on a bunch of rebel… https://t.co/UbxeumpzvIthe first rule of market dominance is don’t talk about market dominance https://t.co/WY2MCDBii8
Retweeted by DHHThe Danish cultural minister notes "from a democratic perspective, it's super problematic that Google can just cens… https://t.co/Zk5ert7h4j"Even when we try to distribute without YouTube, and make our own platform for movies, the app still has to be auth… https://t.co/9PGBIcBdv8While the kids app from Danish Radio has been reinstated, smaller Danish producers are still caught in the Kafkaesq… https://t.co/PkWuBapjaS"For far too long – in our excitement over technology – have we accepted standards in the digital world that we wou… https://t.co/vXLTSTE3xN"I hate this system and anyone that defends it." #MedicareForAll https://t.co/Tc0iRnfTq3
Retweeted by DHH"The virus is not going to sink the American economy. What is, or could, sink the American economy, is the socialis… https://t.co/dmKuQQobxl
Retweeted by DHHGA student suspended after posting image of crowded school doesn’t regret it: “This is some good and necessary trou… https://t.co/BzCVnuNMb2
Retweeted by DHHBy this logic Apple also shouldn’t allow Twitch (can’t review all the streams!) or Netflix (all the movies!) or You… https://t.co/ylGC0dAwDQ
Retweeted by DHHExcellent piece by @GiladEdelman on how Republicans @RepKenBuck and @RepArmstrongND are quite serious about antitru… https://t.co/7sy0X1sacf
Retweeted by DHH @migueldeicaza It Doesn’t Have To Be Crazy At Work ✌️ https://t.co/fjpuBZ1oGR @CassidyJames That’s exactly the point. This is standard practice across all evil empires, which is why Orwell was… https://t.co/kTT4jHU65Z @migueldeicaza Couldn’t agree more. Half our latest book is about this. But you cannot just change the words withou… https://t.co/ERhcC9fYLCinstagram, 2020 https://t.co/WDkatycpks
Retweeted by DHHUber & Lyft are using their $100 million campaign to harass a professor who disagrees with the way they treat their… https://t.co/r2N0ENo6up
Retweeted by DHH“If—just if—WeChat is banned from @Apple’s app store, will you get a different cellphone or uninstall @WeChatApp?”… https://t.co/0amliGqAdY
Retweeted by DHH @migueldeicaza That idea is undermined by its entire purpose, which is to evade antitrust accountability for crimes… https://t.co/faFUtpymfYYou know that Apple’s monopoly abuses are out of control when they can make Facebook appear as a sympathetic victim. https://t.co/NZvsNYdJPm“We use the term ‘User Preference for Google Search’ and never the term market share”, Google is completing its tra… https://t.co/l5tHAzPQH9Uber’s political operatives are openly encouraging vile sexual and racial harassment of labor lawyer @veenadubal li… https://t.co/UbvyAjrzXb
Retweeted by DHHAnother example, this time from Norway’s public service television station NRK. Their app for small kids is being c… https://t.co/xx1DU43ES2Breaking: Trump will prohibit transactions with Bytedance beginning September 20 in apparent TikTok ban… https://t.co/qwKut4GxdE
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8/7
2020
Ah yes, standard playbook has been fulfilled. Whenever a particularly egregious example of monopoly overreach is pu… https://t.co/GmHpJo3eaPBut watch this likely turn into nothing. Google is going to reinstate the app because the Danish government is invo… https://t.co/vABkx9gUslStatement from the Danish cultural minister: "Google doesn't know what they're talking about. Danish Radio has been… https://t.co/X2dnDTBNYvIt's hard to underscore just how absurd this situation is. Danish Public Radio is operating on a public-service lic… https://t.co/pGs80dvVbOAlso yet another example that EU has backed itself into a corner where it has zero control over its own culture or… https://t.co/bnFJZYMu7OGoogle just banned a kids app produced by Danish Public Radio because some characters were using a pipe and fightin… https://t.co/kCWEBIOQLY @allenholub @payfrit Lemme improve that for you: Uber is a scam.hope nobody gave this company their DNA! https://t.co/msawPVT32H
Retweeted by DHHSoon, all economic activity that happens without paying Apple will be a violation of their "guidelines". (Which, bt… https://t.co/hB7dZpOYE7Unlike Uber, drivers can't just hand-wave those costs away and lean on bullshit, fantasy metrics. They actually hav… https://t.co/5UE4HwThIFUber claiming average drivers making more than minimum wage has an exact parallel to bogus corporate accounting sca… https://t.co/gU11YuQj7yIf you need a refresher, check this interview with @dee_bosa sitting incredulously across Kutcher and the WeWork CE… https://t.co/rlquonHaS8Strong WeWork vibes with this CEO answer. Uber has been around for a decade, has lost billions and billions of doll… https://t.co/OnuFqR2tGtImagine running your personal expenses this way! Yo, bank, don't deduct any charges from my Xbox expenses. It's re… https://t.co/RKktCHOLeA“you see, the giant JavaScript bundle actually makes the page faster…” https://t.co/It0hbweMNG
Retweeted by DHH @breakfastbybill @jasonfried @heyhey I just got this the other day! Really poor form, @nytimes. At least it has an… https://t.co/5SOQmZ3Dp5"So much complexity in software comes from trying to make one thing do two things." — Ryan Singer
Retweeted by DHH @codeincarnate @Snowden That's inside China. Which is irrelevant to this American grandstanding about Tik Tok. The… https://t.co/K2Ei24sqM3Every time I use an app that says that 100% of the tip goes to the driver, I cast my mind back to the absurd conver… https://t.co/qBKx0DDQGE
Retweeted by DHH @abbeysuekos We've been in business for twenty years. I've yet to be hoodwinked by a single good writer. Good writi… https://t.co/2Di9AatIkdBut back to the US proclamation. Calling countries that sign on to not allowing Chinese technology "Clean Countries… https://t.co/Oytq9aKdQrThe 5 month anniversary of Kellyanne Conway chastising @PaulaReidCBS. “It is being contained and — do you not thin… https://t.co/zZHIHbatc8
Retweeted by DHHStudents who chose not to go to school could face suspension or expulsion. Any student found criticizing the schoo… https://t.co/1kyfUivydz
Retweeted by DHHThis is what it takes for Shipt workers to get ***the tips they earned*** in a pandemic. Crowdsourcing receipts, co… https://t.co/XobpEo95Vs
Retweeted by DHHIt took the EU almost seven years for Snowden’s revelations to motivate the European Court of Justice’s ruling in t… https://t.co/KUrnmaMo3qThe irony of the US warning that the CCP might spy on you after @Snowden revealed the ACTUAL wholesale spying of th… https://t.co/TElxaNwCWGLet’s hope it doesn’t take Europe 5 years to wake up to the new reality. The splinternet is here. It’s time to secu… https://t.co/0MrMD84lqRWe went from vague talk of The Tik Tok Threat to its expropriation to banning ~all hardware and software made by Ch… https://t.co/lJ3wWFzI7CRide-hail drivers are employees. The legal arguments otherwise get unbearable long before the 700th driver explains… https://t.co/8dnrzR5YzG
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8/6
2020
Behind that viral photo of a high school hallway in GA: Teachers say staff tested positive after going to work wit… https://t.co/Fpvv1MYI3H
Retweeted by DHHTHREAD: Here's a little tale about what it's like to be an indie iOS developer working under Apple's 800lb gorilla rule...
Retweeted by DHHMonopoly harm eventually moves all the way up until the point where customers are held hostage. How is Apple custom… https://t.co/NsBtrGt4S1 @manishtomar We assess it before the interview by asking applicants to spend time on their cover letter. @haraphat01 We don't have an internship program at Basecamp at the moment. We've done it in the past. Might well do… https://t.co/RJx279ucZmFacebook is a case study in monopoly power. It’s time to keep them and other tech corporations in check by breakin… https://t.co/TtsN5V97cK
Retweeted by DHHSometimes in life, things don’t work out ... Take a break and try some humour 😁 #WeekendWisdom https://t.co/8Sup8cC6y0
Retweeted by DHH @CircuitSwan That just means you're elevating resume to the primary screening tool. Thereby discriminating against… https://t.co/Vdo3hbks6H @o_piotrowski I address that exact straw man in the keynote linked 😄 @pixelmark We can't hire every great programmer anyway, so that's okay. There are plenty of places that do not put… https://t.co/80hm6Eh5rySo yes, a primary criteria for us when hiring programmers at Basecamp is indeed "is this person a good writer?". Wh… https://t.co/yloWZXBCY2Being a good software writer isn't about aspiring to become Hemmingway, or some other literary genius (though readi… https://t.co/ZHQ1dWJ9xuWriting is important to all roles at Basecamp, but it's particularly important to programmers, because we strive to… https://t.co/thi0hD6fTN @CircuitSwan We literally get hundreds and hundreds of applications. Several openings have garnered more than a tho… https://t.co/u3Zw9zJR7P @robertlemke Anyone who claims to know how Schrems II is going to play out right now are lying. There's a fair chan… https://t.co/f9tiCF0kTK @erik_erikson Good place to start: https://t.co/0XYyK0RQ3TI've been keenly aware of this dynamic for damn-near twenty years of open source participation. Rails rose to promi… https://t.co/8rFP5gZuQ1Programming environments, patterns, and tools are rarely evaluated squarely on the merits. It's just as much "who h… https://t.co/qFCOHGc2yQ @steveb3210 lol @JuliannaRowsell Everything you learn from an initial evaluation of many hundreds or even a thousand applicants is… https://t.co/03jHq6A744But if you get started with Stimulus and Turbolinks, you'll be on the right path. Our new developments build on tho… https://t.co/GORUleXzv9
8/5
2020

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