U.S. Capitol under siege. Photo from 11th Hour https://twitter.com/11thHour/status/1346958469073661953.
U.S. Capitol under siege. Photo from 11th Hour https://twitter.com/11thHour/status/1346958469073661953.

What kind of West Wing season finale is this, I tweeted last night. The two senators representing the reliably Republican state of Georgia would be Democrats, I learned that morning. With this victory, the Democrats would take control of the U.S. Senate.

Then the insurrection began.

I’ve spent a lot of time doomscrolling the last few years, but yesterday’s domestic terror attack at the U.S. Capitol hit differently: with a flood of memories.

When I saw the video of janitors cleaning up after the terrorists, I recalled the janitors I came to know when they cleaned the offices long after…


Thoughts on Basecamp‘s policy change and being a design manager

I read Basecamp’s executives’ blog posts about their updated internal communications policies, benefits, and reviews, and found myself taken aback (I know others weren’t). I know that Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson are prolific writers with a shared taste for iconoclasm, but I wasn’t prepared for how much I’d find myself seeing them in the same light as Trey Parker and Matt Stone.

“Changes at Basecamp” by Basecamp CEO Jason Fried is a 6-point memo with a 300+ word preamble that quotes Aldous Huxley. …

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