indefensible: john gruber

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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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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

Join Dan Benjamin for our podcast, where we talk about the previous episode of our podcast!

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

This week’s episode of America’s favorite David Foster Wallace podcast, The Talk Show. Topics include their favorite tech devices, authors and services, new years resolutions, whats on their bookshelves, and heroes. Brought to you by the fine folks at Beacon Yardsticks.

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

xxp would be funny to fork marco's blog engine to add comment support

jung money (diamonddave85), Thursday, 5 January 2012 20:32 (seven years ago) link

There was a good bit on either this week or last week's Talk Show where Gruber claims to have only ever used PayPal once.

http://daringfireball.net/members/

Oh.

James Mitchell, Thursday, 5 January 2012 20:41 (seven years ago) link

http://www.loopinsight.com/2012/01/05/11-things-rim-did-right-in-2011/

markers, Thursday, 5 January 2012 21:06 (seven years ago) link

http://www.bynkii.com/archives/2012/01/one_minor_point_on_the_comment.html

stet, Thursday, 5 January 2012 21:58 (seven years ago) link

(bynkii also indefensible, but it's nice to see them all fighting)

stet, Thursday, 5 January 2012 21:58 (seven years ago) link

Not sure if bynkii.com is a site I can read & trust.

James Mitchell, Thursday, 5 January 2012 22:12 (seven years ago) link

I mean comments on blogs are also more or less indefensible imo so it's just one big indefensible charlie foxtrot

tinker tailor soldier sb (silby), Thursday, 5 January 2012 22:41 (seven years ago) link

A few things about this dialog bothered me, as a developer:

  • The forced use of beacons and yardsticks

James Mitchell, Friday, 6 January 2012 20:27 (seven years ago) link

hahaha i have that article open in a tab right now but it's too long :-(

markers, Friday, 6 January 2012 20:52 (seven years ago) link

omg

The use of “their” to refer to the singular “publisher”.
^^ English pedants hate this but it's reasonably acceptable according to some style guides

as for the "zip code" versus "ZIP code" thing, I had no idea it was supposed to be an acronym and I don't think common usage is as such anymore? Last I checked, LASER is no longer required to be in all caps either

mh, Friday, 6 January 2012 21:22 (seven years ago) link

pretending that there is a universal style guide is disgusting savagery imo

bob loblaw people (dayo), Friday, 6 January 2012 21:32 (seven years ago) link


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