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Did he at least kiss you after?
Fuck that guy. #slowtime
He said thank you but forgot to type it.
Those hats are scarce. There are plenty of knockoffs but the real ones are hard to find. Despite doing a few searches, I don’t know how I’d get one. I bet DHH could get one, though.
BTW extra points for the sloppy image editing. It adds character to it. That’s not a bug, it’s a feature. :)
@Ben you have to learn to say “no” to non-sloppy image editing.
You are still writing software? I thought Rails made you a millionaire allowing you to go fulltime on your racing commitment.
If taken out of programming context it is like Jason asking a guru (you) a question about life:
“Teacher, how long will infinity take?”
To Infinity, and BEYOND!
(Yes, i had to)
“How will we know it’s bug-free?”
“That’s what users are for.”
Probably not going call you either.
I bet it was a hot chick that knocked at JF door. That thing just happens, you know, nothing you can do to avoid it…
JF: How long with infinity take?
DHH: very little
DHH is capable of bending the time space continuum. Leave a dent in the universe? Absolutely, he only needs five minutes.
Maybe due to english being my second language but I do not understand this post at all.
Would someone please help me understand.
What is “infinity”.
An internal code name for a feature?
Is it “infinity scrolling”?
That’d make sense given that Jason says he “can’t get to old messages now”.
Does it not scary anyone else that in the matter of minutes, 37signals just pushed a production feature out.
No testing, no QA.
This is the same company who has control of my credit card and all of my project data.
Sure hope one of these days they don’t push out a quick feature and it exposes my information, or worse – causes my data to get corrupted.
Oh wait, this must be why 37signals products go offline every few days causing outages.
37signals, guys – you can be fast, why you don’t need to be THIS fast. Please test your stuff first for your customers sake!
Scary, chill out man.
They have automated test suites I’m sure. And you don’t even know where this got pushed to. It may have been an internal system.
I’d say overall they have fantastic reliability. Every now and then something happens, but they own up to it and take care of it.
I’d hate to have a customer like you :P.
Someone is having a conversation with himself/herself. You know who you are and we do too.
Basically this is what happened:
Late one night Jason asks David if he will fix a problem immediately that seems to be fairly involved. David fixes it quicker than expected, notifies Jason, and instead of offering any thanks or appreciation, Jason just logs off.
Posting this is David’s way of teasing Jason about not showing any gratitude.
The hat, and “Scumbag” remark are references to this meme
To me, now that I read it again, I think it’s less that he didn’t show gratitude (though that probably has something to do with it) and more that he asked for the feature as if he needed it RIGHT THE FUCK NOW to get work done and then once it was live he apparently didn’t need it anymore.
Someone is talking to themselves?
yeah I should’ve included that point
I’m a redditor … I get it.
Here’s what must have actually happened, since a lot of people seem to be missing it:
JF went AFK but didn’t log out of Campfire. Then DHH wrote about the deploy. Soon after that, Campfire sent the message to DHH that JF is offline, because it had been long enough since JF’s computer had been idle. DHH thought it was a good time to share that feeling that many of us have had when we’ve shipped something and nobody was there to give us a high five.
Here’s actually what happened…
I asked, DHH said 30-45 mins, said OK assuming it wouldn’t happen, and I went off to bed. I never saw that it was done in 5 minutes until this morning when I saw this SvN post ;)
What’s a redditor?
I knew as soon as I posted a response to DR (i’m the AC- by accident) it would get comments from everyone clarifying it. I just felt bad no one responded to him to let him in on the joke.
Thanks for clarifying Jason, that makes it even funnier.
Joe: an easily Googlable term.
Jason aka Douchebag.
I like it.
Sounds to be a metaphor for what 37signalz has become.
“Someone is having a conversation with himself/herself. You know who you are and we do too.”
37s most likely knows a bunch of information about who posts a comment… probably down to the ip address. So, most likely, JF looked at this info and a couple comments came in with different names, but from the same place. So someone was having fun.
I would probably do the same thing with a blog of this nature.
This if pretty funny! Well played DHH, well played.
Scumbag 37 Signals:
Professes strict scope and feature control
Implements new functionality on a whim
hmm..when non-trivialities are taken care of and easy to use through pre-built components, it is the trivialities that keep people busy….for economy to be running…everyone should keep or pretend to be running…
Oh, common, we all developers love such quick ones, don’t we?
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