indefensible: john gruber

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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

Also his colophon is not even a proper colophon

tinker tailor soldier sb (silby), Monday, 30 January 2012 15:24 (seven years ago) link

needs to be screened for colophon cancer

mh, Monday, 30 January 2012 15:26 (seven years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYUOwrPxxlk

markers, Monday, 30 January 2012 15:31 (seven years ago) link

Cool Guys Today

☂⋒ﬡᙓ-૪ᗩᖇᖙᔕ - ᙡ ᖺ ᗝ Ḱ ᓰ ᒪ ᒪ (diamonddave85), Monday, 30 January 2012 15:33 (seven years ago) link

Speaking of Ben Brooks, he has a credo.

☂⋒ﬡᙓ-૪ᗩᖇᖙᔕ - ᙡ ᖺ ᗝ Ḱ ᓰ ᒪ ᒪ (diamonddave85), Monday, 30 January 2012 15:34 (seven years ago) link

When he says
"Readability is of utmost importance."

do u think he means the concept or the web/app? makes u think

mh, Monday, 30 January 2012 15:37 (seven years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXvmSaE0JXA

markers, Monday, 30 January 2012 15:38 (seven years ago) link

I can't visit youtube at work, markers :(

mh, Monday, 30 January 2012 15:38 (seven years ago) link

it's kesha -- "we r who we r"

markers, Monday, 30 January 2012 15:49 (seven years ago) link

first video was 4 of these dudes @ macworld

markers, Monday, 30 January 2012 15:49 (seven years ago) link

tbh I'd probably rather watch kesha

mh, Monday, 30 January 2012 15:55 (seven years ago) link

Sweet found a message board this morning full of people hating on me. Two notes though: 1. I don't have braces. 2. A message board? Really?
http://twitter.com/BenjaminBrooks/status/164028711199457281

James Mitchell, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 17:28 (seven years ago) link

o wait, the more elegant term is suspenders, right?

stet, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 17:34 (seven years ago) link

he thought u meant TEETH BRACES lmao

lag∞n, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 17:35 (seven years ago) link

note the use of 'have' not 'wear'

lag∞n, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 17:35 (seven years ago) link

and no link smh

lag∞n, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 17:36 (seven years ago) link

http://i.minus.com/iqAkwkwXNI9Pb.png

caek, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 17:36 (seven years ago) link

https://twitter.com/#!/BenjaminBrooks/status/164029312759111681

lag∞n, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 17:37 (seven years ago) link

all is forgiven

lag∞n, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 17:37 (seven years ago) link

Can understand why this guy hates Google so much if he keeps checking Analytics to find people like us laughing at him.

James Mitchell, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 17:38 (seven years ago) link

tbf this is prob the first time anyone has bothered to lol @ him

lag∞n, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 17:39 (seven years ago) link

Thought he was a leading member of the Point & Lol Network?

James Mitchell, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 17:40 (seven years ago) link

idk!

lag∞n, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 17:42 (seven years ago) link

he has a small time vibe to him

lag∞n, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 17:42 (seven years ago) link

2500 twitter followers ehhh

lag∞n, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 17:43 (seven years ago) link

https://twitter.com/#!/DLin71/status/164040994055127041

markers, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 17:44 (seven years ago) link

https://twitter.com/#!/hrbrt/status/164029785444597761

markers, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 17:44 (seven years ago) link

ha!

lag∞n, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 17:45 (seven years ago) link

im now referring to his orthodontix

≧^◡^≦ (diamonddave85), Tuesday, 31 January 2012 17:46 (seven years ago) link

a blog, really? etc

stet, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 17:47 (seven years ago) link

i bet he has purple rubber bands to match his suspenders

≧^◡^≦ (diamonddave85), Tuesday, 31 January 2012 17:47 (seven years ago) link

dear blogg bro wut is twtr ty in advance

lag∞n, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 17:47 (seven years ago) link

i checked our analytics; someone said we had a "cobbled-together appearance".

win3.11 4lyfe, hater.

stet, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 17:49 (seven years ago) link

damn what an unchill criticism

markers, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 17:50 (seven years ago) link

the god gruber would never stoop to our level, this brooks guy needs to heed lessons

lag∞n, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 17:50 (seven years ago) link

i don't even understand who or what this thread is about tbh

you win, mr brooks, whatever you are

Critique of Pure Moods (goole), Tuesday, 31 January 2012 17:51 (seven years ago) link

^THATS how its done

lag∞n, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 17:52 (seven years ago) link

hey ben brooks if 'Readability is of utmost importance' what the heck is going on here:

http://i.imgur.com/A6bLV.png

≧^◡^≦ (diamonddave85), Tuesday, 31 January 2012 17:52 (seven years ago) link

this thread is about elegance

stet, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 17:52 (seven years ago) link

I only found his twitter post randomly on Stellar.io. Dude is stuck in 2011.

James Mitchell, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 17:52 (seven years ago) link


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