indefensible: john gruber

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however as to his core competency, i do believe hes one of the best writers on design out there today

he doesn't really do this any more though?

caek, Sunday, 19 June 2011 10:18 (six years ago) Permalink

Got sick of his blog a while ago - but I have to admit his comment on the Chromebook is kinda on point, why does it deserve a "good try!" sentiment?

Nhex, Sunday, 19 June 2011 14:30 (six years ago) Permalink

Gruber's predictions that don't come true are still reasonable and make sense when you evaluate the facts available at the time. He can't rely on his mysterious inside sources all the time, you see.

You don't have to believe me, just ask Gruber. He's always Gruber. I mean, right.

mh, Sunday, 19 June 2011 14:52 (six years ago) Permalink

he doesn't really do this any more though?

― caek, Sunday, June 19, 2011 6:18 AM (4 hours ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

yeah its not most of his posts, but when he does write a long piece i feel like he really gets where design is at re todays technologies

ice cr?m, Sunday, 19 June 2011 14:55 (six years ago) Permalink

also hes a v good clear writer

ice cr?m, Sunday, 19 June 2011 14:56 (six years ago) Permalink

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*stabs twitter in the face*

ice cr?m, Sunday, 19 June 2011 15:42 (six years ago) Permalink

thought it was really out of line when this guy shot mr takagi

little dieter wants to FUCK (Princess TamTam), Sunday, 19 June 2011 15:50 (six years ago) Permalink

i really like gruber

which mac writers do you guys really like? i could use some more feeds in my google reader

markers, Tuesday, 21 June 2011 18:46 (six years ago) Permalink

Jean-Louis Gassee

lukas, Tuesday, 21 June 2011 18:54 (six years ago) Permalink

totally forgot abt him, thanking u

markers, Tuesday, 21 June 2011 19:21 (six years ago) Permalink

feel like this post embodies many of his less good qualities

http://grab.by/cBWF

ice cr?m, Tuesday, 21 June 2011 21:02 (six years ago) Permalink

how long till some shill links him this thread and ilx gets ~fireballed~

 summer is coming  (cozen), Tuesday, 21 June 2011 21:04 (six years ago) Permalink

one can dream

ice cr?m, Tuesday, 21 June 2011 21:05 (six years ago) Permalink

You are trying to view American McCarver on a shitty browser. Won't work.
http://americanmccarver.com/

James Mitchell, Tuesday, 28 June 2011 12:37 (six years ago) Permalink

Note that the UI screenshots are even set in Helvetica, not Arial. Some of the best evidence of good taste at Google I can ever recall.

duly noted.

http://daringfireball.net/linked/2011/06/28/google-plus-videos

joe, Tuesday, 28 June 2011 20:51 (six years ago) Permalink

guh arial and helvetica are like exactly the same shit stfu already

ice cr?m, Tuesday, 28 June 2011 20:54 (six years ago) Permalink

A friend shared this blog post on Google Reader: http://stu.mp/2011/06/dear-yahoo-hire-me-as-your-next-ceo.html

I’d buy the NYT (for a mere $1.5bn!) and recruit John Gruber to be Editor in Chief of the “Yahoo! News” division.

I cried a little.

mh, Tuesday, 28 June 2011 21:04 (six years ago) Permalink

Oh god, until I read that blog post in full I thought that was a joke, like forcing him to cover stories about Microsoft.

James Mitchell, Wednesday, 29 June 2011 20:40 (six years ago) Permalink

Cringely's been half-nuts for years. Now I think he's full-nuts.
http://daringfireball.net/linked/2011/06/29/joke

James Mitchell, Thursday, 30 June 2011 09:24 (six years ago) Permalink

well, he's got a point

caek, Thursday, 30 June 2011 09:26 (six years ago) Permalink

I guess it's not as bad as how he keeps referring to Paul Thurrott as a 'dick' purely because he writes about Microsoft.

James Mitchell, Thursday, 30 June 2011 09:36 (six years ago) Permalink

cringelys nutsness is the best part of his shtick, guy is not afraid to think big

ice cr?m, Thursday, 30 June 2011 15:37 (six years ago) Permalink

I don't think Cringely's being nuts there! Even if Jobs is showing pictures of full server rooms, it's not like he's shown pictures of the entire interior of the facility, and it's completely possible that it's not that densely populated.

mh, Thursday, 30 June 2011 15:38 (six years ago) Permalink

yeah but thats not some weird conspiracy designed to intimidate rivals, its just building out future capacity

ice cr?m, Thursday, 30 June 2011 15:43 (six years ago) Permalink

p sure this dood killed caylee http://horace.dediu.usesthis.com

ice cr?m, Thursday, 7 July 2011 03:51 (six years ago) Permalink

http://daringfireball.net/linked/2010/05/11/cameron

asshole

http://daringfireball.net/linked/2011/07/08/murdoch

"congratulations to the tories"

joe, Friday, 8 July 2011 20:18 (six years ago) Permalink

wish someone would put this asshole in a room w/paul thurrott and then they can mutually annihilate each other

Once Were Moderators (DG), Friday, 8 July 2011 20:22 (six years ago) Permalink

You are trying to view American McCarver on a shitty browser. Won't work.

maybe i've just been developing for legacy browsers too long at this point, but this kills me. laziest shit ever - you run a SPORTS BLOG ffs

unique housing opportunity (swanbed.gif) (govern yourself accordingly), Friday, 8 July 2011 20:29 (six years ago) Permalink

actually i think i hate sub-gruber wannabe sycophant ux doods even worse than gruber proper - so much hot air about making software "empathetic," so much whining about not getting paid to be a thought leader, so much referring to "marco" by the mononym...

unique housing opportunity (swanbed.gif) (govern yourself accordingly), Friday, 8 July 2011 20:33 (six years ago) Permalink

http://i.imgur.com/e7obs.png

laughing stalk (diamonddave85), Friday, 8 July 2011 22:39 (six years ago) Permalink

Read a blog post about grids. Saw a movie about Helvetica. Short. Terse. Sentences.

laughing stalk (diamonddave85), Friday, 8 July 2011 22:41 (six years ago) Permalink

TS: john gruber vs lieutenant gruber from 'allo 'allo

Once Were Moderators (DG), Friday, 8 July 2011 22:42 (six years ago) Permalink

Note that the UI screenshots are even set in Helvetica, not Arial. Some of the best evidence of good taste at Google I can ever recall.

RAGE!

laughing stalk (diamonddave85), Friday, 8 July 2011 22:47 (six years ago) Permalink

oops already posted X:

laughing stalk (diamonddave85), Friday, 8 July 2011 22:47 (six years ago) Permalink

it cannot be mocked too often. the star was a nice touch.

joe, Friday, 8 July 2011 22:49 (six years ago) Permalink

I listened to some of his most recent podcasts during the week and was astounded by his and Dan Benjamin's claim that it gets 800,000 downloads an episode.

Err, what? Maybe it was some kind of belated rip on The Daily's iPad app but I think they were being serious. There's no way it's true, though.

James Mitchell, Saturday, 9 July 2011 08:36 (six years ago) Permalink

i think it's more like 400,000, but i could be wrong

800,000 was either the WWDC or post-WWDC download count iirc, but again, i could be wrong

markers, Saturday, 9 July 2011 08:39 (six years ago) Permalink

It's like his amazing high trafficked and revolutionary new sports website, which is actually a fucking tumble blog about baseball where you click on the notes to find less than half a dozen people 'liked' each post and fuck-all anybody reblogged anything, because why the fuck would you.

I'd rather read David Beckham's views on fonts an touch interfaces.

James Mitchell, Saturday, 9 July 2011 08:41 (six years ago) Permalink

are you kidding i'd TOTALLY read david beckham's views on fonts and touch interfaces

unique housing opportunity (swanbed.gif) (govern yourself accordingly), Saturday, 9 July 2011 14:02 (six years ago) Permalink

Dean Martin’s recipe for hamburgers. Sounds perfect.

nice commentary.

laughing stalk (diamonddave85), Tuesday, 12 July 2011 02:32 (six years ago) Permalink

Sounds like... salted meat and a glass of bourbon

mh, Tuesday, 12 July 2011 02:42 (six years ago) Permalink

I give it a C-. Not up to the high standards of open source assholery established by the likes of Linus Torvalds. Canonical example http://lwn.net/Articles/249460/

T.S. Eliot-themed roach fetish porn (silby), Tuesday, 19 July 2011 03:47 (six years ago) Permalink

Yes, in August, Apple is going to start selling Lion on USB sticks. But I think most of us really will be able to get by without them. That’s why the USB stick installers are going to cost $69, a $40 markup over the App Store download. Apple wants us to go download-only.

James Mitchell, Thursday, 21 July 2011 08:44 (six years ago) Permalink

Rather than try to one-up their selections I’m going to one-down them. Herewith, then, are the Top Ten Worst Westerns. Observations inside.

You can tell he’s right on most of these, from the posters alone.

god what a bore.

caek, Thursday, 21 July 2011 11:37 (six years ago) Permalink

dude is like a demigod of suburban consumerism, yelling so loudly about inane bullshit from atop a mountain of 'slightly used' apple products. good links sometimes tho.

shaane, Thursday, 21 July 2011 16:24 (six years ago) Permalink

http://daringfireball.net/linked/2011/07/20/scrollvetica

Scrollvetica.

SCROLLVETICA

ILX Point Never (diamonddave85), Thursday, 21 July 2011 16:29 (six years ago) Permalink

not to mention scroll reverser has been around since day 1 of the lion betas

ILX Point Never (diamonddave85), Thursday, 21 July 2011 16:30 (six years ago) Permalink

does it set yr scrollbars in helvetica

markers, Thursday, 21 July 2011 17:15 (six years ago) Permalink

Marco Arment is way worse; he's like distilled Gruber shit.

stet, Thursday, 21 July 2011 17:26 (six years ago) Permalink

lmao

the ghost of markers, Thursday, 8 June 2017 22:58 (five months ago) Permalink

hah

just another (diamonddave85), Thursday, 8 June 2017 23:18 (five months ago) Permalink

kudos stet

mh, Friday, 9 June 2017 01:47 (five months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

He needs to stop calling his sources "little birdies", holy hell

softie (silby), Sunday, 6 August 2017 04:06 (three months ago) Permalink

To think people used to pay for his insight and now it's 5000 words about a single unimportant tech spec of the 8th iPhone

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Sunday, 6 August 2017 05:12 (three months ago) Permalink

"now"

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 6 August 2017 08:50 (three months ago) Permalink

when the whole apple scene was a lot smaller and he'd get tidbits of data from people on the inside that actually seemed unique... it seems like a lifetime ago

now it's sites that do nothing but report every rumor getting leaked info directly from shenzhen factories

mh, Monday, 7 August 2017 14:44 (three months ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

this is an interesting story that gruber is going to ruin https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/05/sports/baseball/boston-red-sox-stealing-signs-yankees.html?_r=1

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Tuesday, 5 September 2017 20:48 (two months ago) Permalink

heh

lag∞n, Tuesday, 5 September 2017 20:51 (two months ago) Permalink

"What is it with these New England teams and their need to cheat?"

its called caring abt winning duh

lag∞n, Tuesday, 5 September 2017 22:12 (two months ago) Permalink

Apple considering buying the Bond franchise, grubes must be flipping out.

Uhura Mazda (lukas), Saturday, 9 September 2017 09:57 (two months ago) Permalink

jfc

https://i.imgur.com/QVmvzxN.png

lag∞n, Monday, 11 September 2017 20:35 (two months ago) Permalink

bwahahaha

mh, Monday, 11 September 2017 20:39 (two months ago) Permalink

the grand story of the iPhone has been spoiled

mh, Monday, 11 September 2017 20:40 (two months ago) Permalink

The iPhones 8

just another (diamonddave85), Tuesday, 19 September 2017 15:49 (two months ago) Permalink

lol

Raise-to-wake works about as well as I could hope, but as someone who regularly wears mechanical watches, trust me, it’s no substitution for always being able to glance at your wrist for the time

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 20 September 2017 23:50 (two months ago) Permalink

as someone who is an expert in non-apple watches

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Thursday, 21 September 2017 00:01 (two months ago) Permalink

Dhdjfkgjhs

.oO (silby), Thursday, 21 September 2017 00:03 (two months ago) Permalink

the iphones 8

||||||||, Thursday, 21 September 2017 06:28 (two months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

my god https://webkit.org/blog/7929/designing-websites-for-iphone-x/

lag∞n, Saturday, 7 October 2017 01:47 (one month ago) Permalink

Yeah I'm not doing that.

.oO (silby), Saturday, 7 October 2017 02:39 (one month ago) Permalink

tbrr the css/layout frameworks used in everything will add like two rules for that device and no one else will care because catering stylesheets yourself stopped a decade ago

mh, Saturday, 7 October 2017 03:25 (one month ago) Permalink

untrue but regardless making a screen that weird shape just so u cn pretend its ALL SCREEN is dumb

lag∞n, Saturday, 7 October 2017 03:29 (one month ago) Permalink

fair

mh, Saturday, 7 October 2017 03:32 (one month ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Thank god Apple seeded Mike Allen with an iPhone X review unit. Such great insight from his fucking nephew, the emoji expert.

Thank god Apple seeded Fashion with a review unit.

Thank god Apple seeded these insightful critics with a review unit.

scoff walker (diamonddave85), Tuesday, 31 October 2017 23:18 (three weeks ago) Permalink

It *was* really weird how Apple handled the press on this launch. I wonder if it’s linked to the pasting the Watch 3 got from “proper” reviewers

stet, Tuesday, 31 October 2017 23:33 (three weeks ago) Permalink

u mad dog?

xpost

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 00:42 (three weeks ago) Permalink


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