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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

yeah, i have some lg flip phone piece of shit from 2009. i'm sure what i do wouldn't work for everyone, but it works for me. when i get an iphone i'll probably do the same thing i do now, except i'll also shut off most of the push notifications and other annoying shit

markers, Sunday, 15 January 2012 15:49 (seven years ago) link

i also shut sms off over two years ago, so i don't really have that to worry about -- no more 3 am text messages from friends who are in a bar in another country! rip

markers, Sunday, 15 January 2012 15:50 (seven years ago) link

why did you shut off sms

dayo, Sunday, 15 January 2012 15:51 (seven years ago) link

imo if you have enough time to post on ilx then you don't really need push notifications enabled

caek, Sunday, 15 January 2012 15:51 (seven years ago) link

phones are these things you do web browsing on and check apps and send text messages on, and very rarely use the antiquated "voice call" feature

mh, Sunday, 15 January 2012 16:00 (seven years ago) link

hahaha

markers, Sunday, 15 January 2012 16:04 (seven years ago) link

i do own an ipod touch tbh

markers, Sunday, 15 January 2012 16:04 (seven years ago) link

http://www.loopinsight.com/2012/01/22/rim-co-ceos-to-step-down/

markers, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 03:12 (seven years ago) link

i'm not sure you understand this thread

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 10:13 (seven years ago) link

http://grab.by/cBWF

caek, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 10:24 (seven years ago) link

beyond parody

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 10:28 (seven years ago) link

In December, however, seven months after the blast that killed Mr. Lai, another iPad factory exploded, this one in Shanghai. Once again, aluminum dust was the cause, according to interviews and Apple’s most recent supplier responsibility report. That blast injured 59 workers, with 23 hospitalized.

“It is gross negligence, after an explosion occurs, not to realize that every factory should be inspected,” said Nicholas Ashford, the occupational safety expert, who is now at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “If it were terribly difficult to deal with aluminum dust, I would understand. But do you know how easy dust is to control? It’s called ventilation. We solved this problem over a century ago.”

Can't wait to see the back of this NYT claim chowder.

James Mitchell, Thursday, 26 January 2012 14:29 (seven years ago) link

4:00 – 4:50 PM: The State of Apple

Macworld’s Jason Snell, Andy Ihnatko, and John Gruber discuss where the new, Tim Cook-led Apple will go in 2012 and beyond.

Might have to @liveblog this live stream #gruber.

James Mitchell, Thursday, 26 January 2012 20:38 (seven years ago) link

Macworld? is that like the WWDC but also gay?

☂⋒ﬡᙓ-૪ᗩᖇᖙᔕ - ᙡ ᖺ ᗝ Ḱ ᓰ ᒪ ᒪ (diamonddave85), Thursday, 26 January 2012 20:49 (seven years ago) link

he's on http://www.macworld.com/

markers, Friday, 27 January 2012 00:04 (seven years ago) link

p bad so far

markers, Friday, 27 January 2012 00:06 (seven years ago) link

Marco disagreed with Ben Brooks the other day. Having read, can I now trust? Why are there no yardsticks for this sort of thing?

stet, Monday, 30 January 2012 15:04 (seven years ago) link

the internet is beaconless, rip, so inelegant

lag∞n, Monday, 30 January 2012 15:05 (seven years ago) link

I tried searcing Duckduckgo for beacons and yardsticks, and it found nothing.

James Mitchell, Monday, 30 January 2012 15:13 (seven years ago) link

lol braces http://brooksreview.net/colophon/

stet, Monday, 30 January 2012 15:16 (seven years ago) link

More like the Brooks Brother Review amirite?

"I own stock in UPS, Microsoft, Abercrombie & Fitch, Oracle."

James Mitchell, Monday, 30 January 2012 15:19 (seven years ago) link

*Brothers*

James Mitchell, Monday, 30 January 2012 15:19 (seven years ago) link

Great ad on his site too: "This week's sponsor is Déjà Vu - Your visual memory. An iPhone app to snap pictures of things you want to remember."

James Mitchell, Monday, 30 January 2012 15:20 (seven years ago) link

Haha, poor guy couldn't even get the Deck to advertise on his site, had to settle for the cheap knockoff

tinker tailor soldier sb (silby), Monday, 30 January 2012 15:22 (seven years ago) link

I think my 2012 goal is going to be to spend a handful of hours every week trying to understand how others perceive me, so that I may not turn into these guys

mh, Monday, 30 January 2012 15:22 (seven years ago) link

http://brooksreview.s3.amazonaws.com/headshot_small.jpeg

charles in charge of our beacons and our yardsticks

lag∞n, Monday, 30 January 2012 15:23 (seven years ago) link


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