indefensible: john gruber

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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

http://www.loopinsight.com/2012/01/09/definition-of-a-tech-migraine/

markers, Monday, 9 January 2012 19:23 (seven years ago) link

Love how Gruber has taken the @parislemon trend for referring to Google+ as "horseshit" and has brought his expertise and knowledge to the fore left his mark on technology journalism changed "horseshit" to "bullshit".

Truly a beacon, a yardstick for our times.

James Mitchell, Thursday, 12 January 2012 07:32 (seven years ago) link

I honestly don’t know what’s worse: if Google is so institutionally delusional that they actually believe this isn’t giving Google Plus a tremendous advantage (fair or unfair) over every other social network in the world, or if Google thinks so poorly of everyone outside the company that they think anyone is actually going to buy this line of bullshit. The best case scenario for Google is that Eric Schmidt, in his new role as chairman, has turned into a loose cannon who should just shut the fuck up.
http://daringfireball.net/linked/2012/01/11/siegler-plus
One idea: Apple could add a “Ping” tab to each of the store-related iOS apps — iTunes, iBooks, and App Store. Another idea: Apple could break Ping out into its own standalone app, and allow this app to make purchases of any sort of iTunes Store content. I like the second idea much better, at a glance. But perhaps it’d make sense to have dedicated Ping tabs in each app — you might want to follow different people for music recommendations than apps and books.
lol

James Mitchell, Thursday, 12 January 2012 07:37 (seven years ago) link

ha

lag∞n, Thursday, 12 January 2012 17:33 (seven years ago) link

btw gruber, sielger, 65% market share does not constitute monopoly

lag∞n, Thursday, 12 January 2012 17:37 (seven years ago) link

The best case scenario for Google is that Eric Schmidt, in his new role as chairman, has turned into a loose cannon who should just shut the fuck up.

this sentence truly serves as a beacon, a yardstick for good and reasoned writing

bob loblaw people (dayo), Thursday, 12 January 2012 18:11 (seven years ago) link

speaking of bullshit, i found this quote from sub-gruber read&truster to be particularly terrible writing:

It’s hard to breathe during this 20-minute interview of David Steel, Executive Vice President of Strategy for Samsung North America due to all the bullshit in the air.

pat methamphetamine (diamonddave85), Thursday, 12 January 2012 19:52 (seven years ago) link

people who call bullshit on everything all the time are the worst

lag∞n, Thursday, 12 January 2012 22:12 (seven years ago) link

They will never be short of work. Ah hurr hurr.

tinker tailor soldier sb (silby), Friday, 13 January 2012 01:40 (seven years ago) link

Don't ever accuse Gruber of not posting bad news about Apple five days after the rest of the internet. He's risking his iPhone 5 review unit and who wouldn't want him to lose out on such a major blogging exclusive?

James Mitchell, Friday, 13 January 2012 10:19 (seven years ago) link

@marco's beautiful, simple solution to the iPhone's mute-switch behavior:

The user told the iPhone to make noise by either scheduling an alarm or initiating an obviously noise-playing feature in an app.

The user also told the iPhone to be silent with the switch on the side.

The user has issued conflicting commands, and the iPhone can’t obey both.

It’s a typical design problem: it can’t be heavy and light and big and small. Neither decision will satisfy everyone all the time or cover every edge case: if Apple implemented Mute in Ihnatko’s preferred way, millions of people would be just as irritated when their scheduled alarms didn’t wake them up.

When implementing the Mute switch, Apple had to decide which of a user’s conflicting commands to obey, and they chose the behavior that they believed would make sense to the most people in the most situations.

That’s good design.

An even better way would be for the fucking thing to pop up a prompt saying "Your phone is on mute. Do you still want your alarm to go off at the set time?" for fuck's fucking sake.

James Mitchell, Sunday, 15 January 2012 10:57 (seven years ago) link

Nah Gruber is right, that's mish. Most of the time when I switch to mute i'm not even looking at at the screen. An alarm that can be accidentally set to silent mode is stupid.

I'm not sure I believe Mr "my alarm accidentally got set for the middle of the show".

stet, Sunday, 15 January 2012 11:59 (seven years ago) link

apparently he had just been given that phone from his work a day before or something? so he probably thought mute meant mute

markers, Sunday, 15 January 2012 14:08 (seven years ago) link

which apparently it doesn't on the iphone

markers, Sunday, 15 January 2012 14:09 (seven years ago) link

seems dumb to me but i haven't thought it through really

markers, Sunday, 15 January 2012 14:09 (seven years ago) link

this is the worst debate in the world and if you have an opinion about it then you are hurting the blogosphere

caek, Sunday, 15 January 2012 14:09 (seven years ago) link

lol jokes

caek, Sunday, 15 January 2012 14:10 (seven years ago) link

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

caek, Sunday, 15 January 2012 14:10 (seven years ago) link

oh lord

markers, Sunday, 15 January 2012 14:29 (seven years ago) link

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markers, Sunday, 15 January 2012 14:29 (seven years ago) link

should've checked to see if i were spelling the word correctly before repeating it a million times, but oh well

markers, Sunday, 15 January 2012 14:30 (seven years ago) link

I replaced my colopohon (so 2005) with an Instapaper reading list.

James Mitchell, Sunday, 15 January 2012 14:34 (seven years ago) link

rip

markers, Sunday, 15 January 2012 14:48 (seven years ago) link

i use the Mute Switch Debate as a yardstick

stet, Sunday, 15 January 2012 15:08 (seven years ago) link

i use it as a dick beacon

caek, Sunday, 15 January 2012 15:30 (seven years ago) link

i read u, but i don't know if i trust u

markers, Sunday, 15 January 2012 15:32 (seven years ago) link

I leave my phone on mute overnight but set an alarm for the morning to wake up? Seems pretty common.

mh, Sunday, 15 January 2012 15:34 (seven years ago) link

i don't have an iphone, but i live my phone on all night because i assume if someone's gonna call me really late it's an emergency and if it's not i can just tell them they're a fucking idiot

markers, Sunday, 15 January 2012 15:37 (seven years ago) link

You have a phone that's not going to receive push notifications and email all night though, right?

mh, Sunday, 15 January 2012 15:41 (seven years ago) link


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