Apparently one commenter found my April Fools article “ham-handed.”
clumsy, inept, or heavy-handed: a ham-handed approach to dealing with people that hurts a lot of feelings.
I’m sorry that some people didn’t realize that an article was meant to show off someone else’s April Fool’s prank. I guess the snippets of code showing the joke, putting it in the “humor” category, and adding the words “april phails phools” to the URL just wasn’t enough for some people 🙁
Next time, in order to prevent hurt feelings, I’ll be sure splay across the top the words: “Look, Phails is an April Fools Joke, Please don’t take it seriously (pretty please?)” in 42-point Charcoal typeface.
On second thought, why bother? 37Signals has me beat in the tact and sensitivity department. Notice how they Ruby on Rails as…
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(And when I replied that this was madness, he kicked me into some CAT-5 ethernet cabling with the words, “”)
(I heard that Web development is so hard that Rasmus had John Yoo write up a memo lest any Guantamano detainees put up a website between waterboarding sessions.)
Thank , that I learned Ruby on Rails so I no longer have to deal with the pain of writing a SQL select.
(A of this article appeared on Wednesday because I hit the wrong button on WordPress. I apologize for the confusion it may have caused. What can I say except, “.”)
This morning Andrei sent me an article from David Heinemeier Hansson titled, “Mr. Moore gets to punt on sharding.”
Since Andrei and I work at which couldn’t operate without the very thing David is advocating against, normally I’d just laugh naïveté in his observations—it’s been eight years since the the Internet goldrush and all that’s happened is that a new generation is repeating our mistakes and rationalizing the inevitable fail that ensues.
But there are tons of people who quote David Henemeier Hansson’s words to me at conferences and on the blogs. For every speaking engagement in which I’ve saved someone from a huge architectural misconception, Mr. Hansson has who will make that same mistake. Like a glacier during global warming, I move forward one inch during the winter and retreat a foot during the summer.
If I don’t do something about this… well someone’s gotta think about the ?
No, Mr. Hansson doesn’t get to shart on sharding. I’m going to Bush Doctrine it before I see come out of the mouths of any of my colleagues.
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