Whether now or later, #overtime will hurt a software project and its team. It is far better to tackle the root causes that make overtime seem appealing rather than accepting it as a necessary reality.
The only thing in this article I agree with is this line: “let the cargo cult die.” Let faux agility give way to first principles. What’s needed is a reformation, not a replacement — “It’s time to go, Agile.” by @KaiAnsaari
Every so often I run across commit messages that are downright useless. I wish more #developers would consider who may be coming along after them when writing their commit messages: https://robots.thoughtbot.com/5-useful-tips-for-a-better-commit-message
A quick instance update
As of now, we've blown way past the 500 users from a week ago, and are now at 673 Ruby-friendly folk. Welcome!
We also have 8 supremely-generous people/organisations contributing to the Patreon, which is now pretty close to covering the hosting costs. Update about that here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/thank-you-21264872
"Secure" messaging can mean something different for everyone. Ask these questions when you make choices about which messengers are right for you. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/03/thinking-about-what-you-need-secure-messenger
Free and Open Source software has a problem, but that problem is also its own solution: freedom itself.
That's not how #FOSS works.
A good article on the risks of heroics when it comes to software development — sparked a conversation in which I think a good attitude to adopt is that we need disciplined approaches, and refinable processes that make heroes unnecessary
I've been doing ruby development for 10+ years and still love it. I'm full stack, bi-lingual and an immigrant.
The coolest thing I've done recently has been using the Clean Architecture paradigm in a Rails app, it's really amazing.
#blackkklansman is a must see — a poignant and necessary reminder of our nation’s past and present problems
Due to popular demand, and the ever-increasing net to explain Mastodon to newbies as every instance is being bombarded with new users...
I've gone ahead and create a video tutorial that should help folks get to grips with all of this platform's particulars:
Intro to Mastodon 101
Spending my afternoon learning about #vuejs — deciding if there is anything interesting I want to build as a part of this
Selling a lightly used Lenovo Yoga 710-15iKB (4K, Tablet/Laptop, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) - works well with Fedora, comes with Windows 10 Pro