indefensible: john gruber

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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

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



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


ILX Point Never (diamonddave85), Thursday, 21 July 2011 18:04 (eight years ago) link

One of my friends followed Marco on Ping for some reason. Marco's musical tastes are something to behold.

Your Favorite Album in the Cutout Bin, Thursday, 21 July 2011 18:29 (eight years ago) link

Lotta Phish, I guess.

stet, Thursday, 21 July 2011 18:37 (eight years ago) link

john gruber, newspaper pundit:

Just look at how uncluttered the print edition of The Times is, and how it’s designed to emphasize what is important.

so uncluttered.

joe, Wednesday, 27 July 2011 21:19 (eight years ago) link

It would be much more simpler and eleganter if they made an app to display one story at a time and enabled users to three-finger swipe between pages, and they should hand over all their ad revenue to Apple for enabling such simpleness and eleganticity.

James Mitchell, Wednesday, 27 July 2011 21:22 (eight years ago) link

I am trying to find a way to explain how the print version isn't really cluttered, but it's really the textbook definition of clutter

mh, Wednesday, 27 July 2011 21:28 (eight years ago) link

When you get paid to say things, it's hard to stop saying things.

T.S. Eliot-themed roach fetish porn (silby), Wednesday, 27 July 2011 22:06 (eight years ago) link

typeset nytimes in helvetica

ILX Point Never (diamonddave85), Wednesday, 27 July 2011 22:10 (eight years ago) link

the essence of good taste

ice cr?m, Thursday, 28 July 2011 01:17 (eight years ago) link

I dig the nytimes chrome app

flop's son (dayo), Thursday, 28 July 2011 01:51 (eight years ago) link

the one thing that the chrome app and the ipad app do that the website does not is give me a one or two sentence blurb on what the article is about. no need to decipher what an article called 'Skin Deep: Someone Just Like Me Said, ‘Buy It’' is about

flop's son (dayo), Thursday, 28 July 2011 01:52 (eight years ago) link

found it p janky when i tried it a while ago

ice cr?m, Thursday, 28 July 2011 02:28 (eight years ago) link

maybe they dejanked it

flop's son (dayo), Thursday, 28 July 2011 02:30 (eight years ago) link

ok yeah its def p diff than before, but w/e not enough linx per page, needs more clutter

ice cr?m, Thursday, 28 July 2011 02:33 (eight years ago) link

thats cool all the diff views it gives you tho

ice cr?m, Thursday, 28 July 2011 02:34 (eight years ago) link

lol @ their names

ice cr?m, Thursday, 28 July 2011 02:35 (eight years ago) link

i prefer 'doric'

ice cr?m, Thursday, 28 July 2011 02:35 (eight years ago) link

youre a doric

ice cr?m, Thursday, 28 July 2011 02:35 (eight years ago) link

i think ur a doric

flop's son (dayo), Thursday, 28 July 2011 02:37 (eight years ago) link

'flow' is the best, welcome this new age future of web design

flop's son (dayo), Thursday, 28 July 2011 02:40 (eight years ago) link

serendipity is more my speed man

ice cr?m, Thursday, 28 July 2011 03:01 (eight years ago) link

so sad to see one of our own get left behind in the slipstream of now-future web design RIP :(

flop's son (dayo), Thursday, 28 July 2011 03:05 (eight years ago) link

markers, Thursday, 28 July 2011 03:08 (eight years ago) link

past, present, and future rite there imo

markers, Thursday, 28 July 2011 03:08 (eight years ago) link

indefensible: #4a525aholes

ILX Point Never (diamonddave85), Friday, 29 July 2011 17:34 (eight years ago) link

"Outlook", an email program from Microsoft.

Six words and one set of scare quotes, all douchey. Would he say '"Word", a word processing program'? Outlook is one of the most used apps in the world. It's even out for Mac, ffs.

And why "program"? Is his house style now to ape newspapers from 1985? It's either a client or an app, though I suspect the style guide has had a douching to ensure "app" only means something that runs on iOS devices.

stet, Saturday, 6 August 2011 19:54 (eight years ago) link

that one made sense to me - infantilising to highlight how un-revolutionary the new gmail feature is.

sean gramophone, Saturday, 6 August 2011 21:22 (eight years ago) link

two weeks pass...

James Mitchell, Tuesday, 23 August 2011 06:37 (eight years ago) link

Pretty sure the only reason Apple may be getting out of the 100 million unit a year music player market is the fact it's not as profitable as making phones, not this guff about a "simpler product lineup".

James Mitchell, Thursday, 1 September 2011 06:58 (eight years ago) link

"I concur with this logic."

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 1 September 2011 09:16 (eight years ago) link

It would be kind of a ballsy move. Not many people would choose to carry both a music-only device and a phone if the phone offered the same or better functionality. A phone is the thing everybody needs, and it seems like only 50% of people even really care about music at all. Why be in a market people don't care about, when you could spend your efforts dominating one that EVERYONE cares about.

It's like saying that in order to listen to music now, you have to have an iPhone, but that's what you really want anyway.

fields of salmon, Saturday, 3 September 2011 18:23 (eight years ago) link

Carol Bartz, a Year Ago, on Apple’s iAd: ‘That’s Going to Fall Apart for Them’
Daring Fireball
John Gruber
I said we should check back in a year, and here we are. Bartz may well be proven right eventually — it doesn’t seem like iAd is doing great — but as of today iAd is still here and Bartz is out.

diamonddave85, Thursday, 8 September 2011 18:13 (eight years ago) link

i like him, but i wish he'd stop banging on about google being a ruthless business. SHOCK! WE KNOW

Britain's Obtusest Shepherd (Alan), Thursday, 8 September 2011 19:39 (eight years ago) link

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