indefensible: john gruber

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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 (eight years ago) link

also hes a v good clear writer

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

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*stabs twitter in the face*

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

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

Jean-Louis Gassee

lukas, Tuesday, 21 June 2011 18:54 (eight years ago) link

totally forgot abt him, thanking u

markers, Tuesday, 21 June 2011 19:21 (eight years ago) link

feel like this post embodies many of his less good qualities

http://grab.by/cBWF

ice cr?m, Tuesday, 21 June 2011 21:02 (eight years ago) link

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

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

one can dream

ice cr?m, Tuesday, 21 June 2011 21:05 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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

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

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

well, he's got a point

caek, Thursday, 30 June 2011 09:26 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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

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

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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

laughing stalk (diamonddave85), Friday, 8 July 2011 22:39 (eight years ago) link

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

laughing stalk (diamonddave85), Friday, 8 July 2011 22:41 (eight years ago) link

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

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

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 (eight years ago) link

oops already posted X:

laughing stalk (diamonddave85), Friday, 8 July 2011 22:47 (eight years ago) link

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

joe, Friday, 8 July 2011 22:49 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

Dean Martin’s recipe for hamburgers. Sounds perfect.

nice commentary.

laughing stalk (diamonddave85), Tuesday, 12 July 2011 02:32 (eight years ago) link

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

mh, Tuesday, 12 July 2011 02:42 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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

Scrollvetica.

SCROLLVETICA

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

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 (eight years ago) link

does it set yr scrollbars in helvetica

markers, Thursday, 21 July 2011 17:15 (eight years ago) link

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

stet, Thursday, 21 July 2011 17:26 (eight years ago) link

lol i like both of them

markers, Thursday, 21 July 2011 17:27 (eight years ago) link

It's a beautiful, simple and clean way of moving your fat fingers along the edge of the touchpad.

James Mitchell, Thursday, 21 July 2011 17:51 (eight years ago) link

"Elegant" is the term I hate most from the doucherati.

stet, Thursday, 21 July 2011 17:57 (eight years ago) link

found a new new gruber-like guy to read. has elaborate stories about his ipad docking setup. casually mentions his $2k sony headphones

mh, Saturday, 18 April 2020 15:40 (one month ago) link

twitter.com/on3ness?

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Saturday, 18 April 2020 18:57 (one month ago) link

indefensible

megan thee macallan 18 year (||||||||), Saturday, 18 April 2020 19:21 (one month ago) link

Huh he’s deleted it

stet, Saturday, 18 April 2020 19:25 (one month ago) link

https://daringfireball.net/linked/2020/04/17/sincerely-louis-ck- he added an “update”

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Saturday, 18 April 2020 23:02 (one month ago) link

twitter.com/on3ness?

― 𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Saturday, April 18, 2020 2:57 PM (four hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

wow ok

lag∞n, Saturday, 18 April 2020 23:11 (one month ago) link

what did the update say? It's still 404 here

stet, Saturday, 18 April 2020 23:28 (one month ago) link

here (trailing hyphen missed by the hyperlink regex)

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Saturday, 18 April 2020 23:42 (one month ago) link

Originally he posted it without acknowledging it at all, no you know what phrase.

dan selzer, Sunday, 19 April 2020 00:50 (one month ago) link

One sentence too long

silby, Sunday, 19 April 2020 00:51 (one month ago) link

Thread title otm

stet, Sunday, 19 April 2020 01:24 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

Without question, in my mind, Banksy is the most important painter of our time.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Friday, 8 May 2020 02:12 (three weeks ago) link

lmfbo

silby, Friday, 8 May 2020 02:14 (three weeks ago) link

It’s funny bc there’s actually been zero important painters for something like four decades

silby, Friday, 8 May 2020 02:14 (three weeks ago) link

latest post indicates he's earning about $25k/month from his new 15-minute daily podcast

sean gramophone, Friday, 15 May 2020 13:47 (two weeks ago) link

im banky

megan thee macallan 18 year (||||||||), Friday, 15 May 2020 13:50 (two weeks ago) link

banky!!!!! Hello

silby, Friday, 15 May 2020 16:47 (two weeks ago) link

Ok I checked the numbers they are basically correct.

latest post indicates he's earning about $25k/month from his new 15-minute daily podcast


It’s cohosted with Ben Thompson who earns $2-3m/year from his newsletter so I’m surprised it’s that little tbh and am not sure what Gruber can possibly bring to the table apart from a buggy Perl implementation of markdown

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Friday, 15 May 2020 23:32 (two weeks ago) link

(Sorry that first sentence is from a draft post on another thread lol zing)

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Friday, 15 May 2020 23:34 (two weeks ago) link

xp a deep love of the work of Stanley Kubrick

mh, Friday, 15 May 2020 23:34 (two weeks ago) link

Opinions about fonts

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Friday, 15 May 2020 23:39 (two weeks ago) link

cocktail recipes

silby, Friday, 15 May 2020 23:42 (two weeks ago) link

looked at the podcast post and it's amazing how he managed to make a bulleted list of changes into a series of short essays

the podcast is likely no less concise, eh?

mh, Friday, 15 May 2020 23:46 (two weeks ago) link

He’s just fucking with us as this point

“Among his many memorable roles, a favorite of mine was Shelby Forthright, the CEO of Buy-N-Large in WALL-E.”

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Sunday, 17 May 2020 01:44 (one week ago) link

A head-scratcher

silby, Sunday, 17 May 2020 02:10 (one week ago) link


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