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Internet lore claims Apple modelled their design after much research into sleep breathing rhythms. This piqued my curiosity, how did this wonderful little light work and how true was it to human breathing?

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[1] Distribution of votes: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4776998/ratings

[2] “Viral” genocide denial: https://www.forbes.com/sites/realspin/2016/11/14/genocide-de...

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would love to try it. what's it called?

Unnamed as of yet but I'll send the link your way once live. A week or so.

Thanks for posting this, I otherwise I would never have learned about dry-rb, hanami, trailblazer, and rom-rb!

I feel similarly: it's a scary message! I posted it and emphasized some of the points because I think it's important to not be complacent. If you're a rubyist who lived through the excitement and explosion of 2006-2010-ish, you might dismiss Node.js and friends as fads. You might assume that the rest of the world will have learned from the lessons of the Ruby community. Even if you don't believe those things, I wouldn't blame rubyists for assuming that previous pillars / saviors of the Ruby community — Yehuda, DHH, _Why, Matz, etc. — will soon stand up again and "make things right" by setting the tech community straight as to the benefits of Ruby / Rails.

But what this post concisely shows is that those heroes of the past probably won't. Many of them have moved on. Ruby hasn't been the "new shiny" darling of the open source community for some time. Ruby is in a very delicate transitional time. And unless the current group of active Rubyists take this very seriously, and ask how they (we!) can help make Ruby a durable, meaningful, dynamic, powerful community for the long-term, that much of the efforts and great work of Ruby and Rails will likely forgetten faster than you can say "down-vote".

see also: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=11789913

I finished my ruby 'bootcamp' in 2014 and the two < 6 month Rails API jobs I've held have been rather shitty. So I don't feel this invincibility. For me, it's more been a process of realizing the bootcamp ads are, well ... ads. And I'd bet that Rubyists are probably majority bootcamp grads. I'll groan and admit a defeated sigh.

This link jumps to the actual beginning of the talk, skipping the preamble which is mostly specific to RSpec, focusing instead on the crisis the Ruby community currently faces[1] and the opportunity / responsibility the community has to respond.

[1] namely that the shiny newness of M.E.A.N. and Node/React/Angular plus the widely discussed performance challenges of Ruby & Rails have put Ruby + Rails on the back burner in the zeitgeist.

Few souls on HN will remember as far back as the (ahead of its time) Amiga / NewTek VideoToaster, but Showbox reminds me of how I felt when I first saw the 'Toaster.

One view of Showbox is that it's basically a browser-based version of something that 20 years ago was a industry-changing hybrid hardware/software workstation, and I think that says a lot for how far we've come.

satire is alive and well in the brand design world.

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