indefensible: john gruber

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It has been approved, it is objectively funny

ice cr?m, Friday, 18 November 2011 22:04 (eight years ago) link

hahaha

sk8 bush (diamonddave85), Friday, 18 November 2011 22:15 (eight years ago) link

the best part of his keynote video was seeing his Field Notes notebook in the back pocket of his dad jeans

sk8 bush (diamonddave85), Friday, 18 November 2011 22:17 (eight years ago) link

one month passes...

http://9to5mac.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/siri-for-android-clones.png?w=657

Nevermind the Siri rip-off, what makes this so very Android is all that junk in the status bar in the screenshots.
Armchair typographer and closet racist Gruber sees Korean text in a screenshot and makes the mental connection that it's "junk".

James Mitchell, Tuesday, 3 January 2012 05:38 (seven years ago) link

To be fair I think he's referring to all the icons right at the top.

Autumn Almanac (Schlafsack), Tuesday, 3 January 2012 05:42 (seven years ago) link

um yeah

caek, Tuesday, 3 January 2012 15:11 (seven years ago) link

— but to me, Roboto is just the new Arial.

never change~~

jung money (diamonddave85), Tuesday, 3 January 2012 20:21 (seven years ago) link

rolling in the nuggets

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 10:12 (seven years ago) link

john-gruber-closet-reader-of-pbfluids.html

James Mitchell, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 10:41 (seven years ago) link

http://mattgemmell.com/2012/01/03/comments-still-off/

lol how many more articles about this subject do we need from these clowns

jung money (diamonddave85), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 16:08 (seven years ago) link

But we’re talking about a personal blog, which isn’t a democracy - and furthermore, which amongst other things is a portfolio and a principal branding opportunity for the author.

*makes a jerking off motion with hand*

jung money (diamonddave85), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 16:10 (seven years ago) link

http://mattgemmell.com/images/readandtrust/badge1.png

Love all these guys who hang on Gruber's every pithy comment and link to the same shit as him.

James Mitchell, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 16:59 (seven years ago) link

wow. i thought they were just loosely affiliated; didnt know there was a federation. huge lols at this: http://readandtrust.com/newsletter.php


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* Resolutions
* What's on My Bookshelf
* Heroes

jung money (diamonddave85), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 17:17 (seven years ago) link

the giveaway for these guys is if they have a page labelled "colophon".

joe, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 17:18 (seven years ago) link

wait for only $5 i get an atrticle on FAV TECH DEVICE omg this is unavailable on the internet anywhere

lag∞n, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 17:24 (seven years ago) link

from the people who brought you "the new yorker is too expensive and shouldn't have ads on ipad": what's on my bookshelf?

joe, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 17:29 (seven years ago) link

Favorite Tech Device: iphone
Favorite Author: david foster wallace
Favorite Service: instapaper
Resolutions: infinite summer
What's on My Bookshelf: david foster wallace
Heroes: david foster wallace

jung money (diamonddave85), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 17:34 (seven years ago) link

some books about stanley kubrick and a beacon, a yardstick

caek, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 17:35 (seven years ago) link

you know kingsley amis categorized misusers of english of english as either berks or wankers. gruber is definitely a wanker.

caek, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 17:36 (seven years ago) link

edward tufte's the visual display of quantitative information, field notes notebook for each month

jung money (diamonddave85), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 17:38 (seven years ago) link

lol wut is read & trust idgi

lag∞n, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 17:43 (seven years ago) link

read & trust is committed to gathering together the best independent writers available—the ones recommended by the writers you read and trust.

jung money (diamonddave85), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 17:44 (seven years ago) link

I offer the same service, except I prevaricate a little

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 17:46 (seven years ago) link

Like, I gather the best independent writers available - in a giant basket - but I'm not totally committed to it. I might stop, I dunno

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 17:48 (seven years ago) link

id pay like $3 a month for that

lag∞n, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 17:48 (seven years ago) link

Sold

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 17:49 (seven years ago) link

I guess

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 17:49 (seven years ago) link

should i just wait here

lag∞n, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 17:50 (seven years ago) link

vdqi is a legitimately great book, don't let the helvetica fans put you off.

caek, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 17:57 (seven years ago) link

otm. Tufte's sans of choice is the notoriously weird Gill Sans anyway.

tinker tailor soldier sb (silby), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 17:58 (seven years ago) link

totes, i have the one w/the dog on the cover too

lag∞n, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 17:58 (seven years ago) link

the giveaway for these guys is if they have a page labelled "colophon".

― joe

hahahaha

markers, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 18:43 (seven years ago) link

otm

markers, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 18:43 (seven years ago) link

Can we make an ILX "Classic & Dud" readers' network?

James Mitchell, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 18:45 (seven years ago) link

you have to pay 51 cents a day to have access 2 it

markers, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 18:47 (seven years ago) link

and you need a colophon

markers, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 18:47 (seven years ago) link

Better title would be "Suggest & Ban".

James Mitchell, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 18:52 (seven years ago) link

you need to say "bullshit" at least once per newsletter too

markers, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 18:53 (seven years ago) link

maybe include the phrase "coffee nerd"

markers, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 18:53 (seven years ago) link

sorry to break the lolz momentum but "vdqi"?

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 18:54 (seven years ago) link

edward tufte's the visual display of quantitative information, field notes notebook for each month

― jung money (diamonddave85), Wednesday, January 4, 2012 12:38 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

tinker tailor soldier sb (silby), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 18:55 (seven years ago) link

http://www.edwardtufte.com/tufte/books_vdqi

markers, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 18:55 (seven years ago) link

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James Mitchell, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 18:57 (seven years ago) link

hah

lag∞n, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 19:04 (seven years ago) link

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stet, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 19:25 (seven years ago) link

Meanwhile:

Installs: 1 - 5

James Mitchell, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 21:00 (seven years ago) link

XD

markers, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 21:05 (seven years ago) link

Wonder if Marco's sudden anti-comments stance has anything to do with the shitty, unfriendly beautiful, simple new "blogging platform" he's developed? It doesn't yet support commenting, natch.

It's so beautiful and simple, all you have to do is download it from github, extract it to your server, edit the config.php file, and Zzzzzzz

James Mitchell, Thursday, 5 January 2012 20:04 (seven years ago) link

i still haven't read most of siracusa's lion review, but hypercritical owns

markers, Thursday, 5 January 2012 20:27 (seven years ago) link

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jung money (diamonddave85), Thursday, 5 January 2012 20:29 (seven years ago) link


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