indefensible: john gruber

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its abt the don 'daring fireball' gruber and his point n click posse

lag∞n, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 17:57 (eight years ago) link

are you in stellar, JM? I had the idea to make sthing like that, so pretty glad Kottke did it and I can go back to not bothering

xp does Hoos's thread have Helvetica?

stet, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 17:57 (eight years ago) link

http://daringfireball.net
http://readandtrust.com

lag∞n, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 17:58 (eight years ago) link

its abt elegance basically

lag∞n, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 17:58 (eight years ago) link

and helvetica, the most elegant of fonts

lag∞n, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 17:58 (eight years ago) link

a yardstick

lag∞n, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 17:58 (eight years ago) link

a beacon

lag∞n, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 17:58 (eight years ago) link

* I have a serious question. Why spell it fanboi? Is that like fanboy but also gay?

≧^◡^≦ (diamonddave85), Tuesday, 31 January 2012 17:58 (eight years ago) link

its abt a lot of things

lag∞n, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 17:59 (eight years ago) link

i feel like gruber's fanboi post is too perfect, it has to be a troll

≧^◡^≦ (diamonddave85), Tuesday, 31 January 2012 17:59 (eight years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIy3n2b7V9k

markers, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 18:01 (eight years ago) link

is that like skater but also 8?

≧^◡^≦ (diamonddave85), Tuesday, 31 January 2012 18:02 (eight 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, January 31, 2012 12:38 PM (29 minutes ago) Bookmark

you could say... that google analytics... used in this way... is like ... a beacon

*bows head, ponders weightily*

dayo, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 18:09 (eight years ago) link

Stellar is great, yes. Really needs the ability to find your friends, though. I'm just following a bunch of randoms and it's worrying how often people favorite Gruber's stuff.

James Mitchell, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 18:31 (eight years ago) link

well they prob just read and then trusted him

lag∞n, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 18:33 (eight years ago) link

Can I hav an invite? Will pay in trinkets and gewgaws

stet, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 18:45 (eight years ago) link

jm, what are they favoriting? his tweets?

markers, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 18:46 (eight years ago) link

can you favorite a blog post? idk the internet is complicated

markers, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 18:46 (eight years ago) link

Can send an invite to the email on your user profile. Only got one left, though.

James Mitchell, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 19:25 (eight years ago) link

Gruber's page is here: http://stellar.io/gruber/bestof

James Mitchell, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 19:26 (eight years ago) link

would also love stellar invite if anyone has any spare left

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Tuesday, 31 January 2012 19:27 (eight years ago) link

Yes please, thx! I will give it back to you when I get some.

stet, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 19:28 (eight years ago) link

where would i find the invites if i had any on my acct?

≧^◡^≦ moon dayo (diamonddave85), Tuesday, 31 January 2012 19:28 (eight years ago) link

http://stellar.io/x/invite/friends ?

James Mitchell, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 19:29 (eight years ago) link

i guess i dont have any invites

≧^◡^≦ moon dayo (diamonddave85), Tuesday, 31 January 2012 19:31 (eight years ago) link

You don’t see many executives trading up from CEO of one company to senior vice president of another. That Browett is from Europe is a pretty good signal that international expansion is a top priority for Apple retail.
Wish I was rich enough to fly Gruber over for a tour of PC World and Currys stores.

James Mitchell, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 05:41 (eight years ago) link

Gruber's work serves as a lone wolf, a standard bearer, for my own:

Writers like John Gruber and podcasters like Dan Benjamin have gone from being lone wolfs to standard bearers.
John Gruber, Dan Benjamin, Marco Arment, Horace Dediu, all of these people are setting a very high standard for this community, and it’s not just in the level of professionalism they show in their work: it’s also how much they care about what they do and take pride in it. If you read Daring Fireball, listen to Dan’s shows on 5by5, or use Instapaper, there’s no doubt they really love to do what they’re doing.
http://tightwind.net/2012/02/stephen-hacketts-interview-with-shawn-blanc/

James Mitchell, Thursday, 2 February 2012 12:36 (eight years ago) link

wolfs?

lukas, Thursday, 2 February 2012 16:02 (eight years ago) link

Sit & Browse vs Stand & Purchase.

James Mitchell, Monday, 6 February 2012 09:12 (eight years ago) link

In one you have the clean minimalist designs that Apple is long famous for. Whites walls, blonde wood tables all designed to accompany and highlight the brushed aluminum iDevices for sale within.

lag∞n, Monday, 6 February 2012 13:52 (eight years ago) link

i'm sitting in a chair rite now

markers, Monday, 6 February 2012 14:09 (eight years ago) link

markers, are the walls whites

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1tAYmMjLdY (dayo), Monday, 6 February 2012 14:10 (eight years ago) link

one of the terrible things about these gruber accolytes is how it takes them 2000 words to say something that deserves, at most, two tweets.

caek, Monday, 6 February 2012 14:13 (eight years ago) link

xpost yes!

markers, Monday, 6 February 2012 14:13 (eight years ago) link

maybe microsoft just wants you to be comfortable and apple wants you to buy stuff and gtfo

markers, Monday, 6 February 2012 14:14 (eight years ago) link

maybe i'll bring my own chair to the apple store next time i go

markers, Monday, 6 February 2012 14:23 (eight years ago) link

All my trendo programmer friends are changing to standing desks, perhaps Apple is just anticipating this trend

mh, Monday, 6 February 2012 14:27 (eight years ago) link

Why by the laptop when you can have the surfing for free?

the jazz zinger (s1ocki), Monday, 6 February 2012 14:30 (eight years ago) link

^ readability

the jazz zinger (s1ocki), Monday, 6 February 2012 14:30 (eight years ago) link

brodie edited the article

markers, Monday, 6 February 2012 14:34 (eight years ago) link

A review from the Prog & Rock Network.

James Mitchell, Wednesday, 8 February 2012 14:26 (eight years ago) link

Progressive rock rose to prominence in the 1960s and 70s as a way of elevating rock music to a new level of artistic merit.

lag∞n, Wednesday, 8 February 2012 15:41 (eight years ago) link

Writing assignment: read all the fucking time you fucking fuck.

tinker tailor soldier sb (silby), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 15:48 (eight years ago) link

I’ve been following the recent articles and reports on Apple and manufacturing in China. I’ve heard some ugly terms thrown about, including “slavery.” If true, it’s shocking and disappointing. But I fear that it is a mix of hyperbole, cultural differences, and yes, some worker abuses. Apple appears to be doing the right things to [...]

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 15:57 (eight years ago) link

lot of these dudes have real sticks up their asses about being "professional writers" eh

the jazz zinger (s1ocki), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 16:10 (eight years ago) link

its funny because they just have blogs

lag∞n, Wednesday, 8 February 2012 16:14 (eight years ago) link

http://vimeo.com/36051004

markers, Wednesday, 8 February 2012 16:30 (eight years ago) link

``standing here at my standing desk''

radiant silverfish (diamonddave85), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 16:37 (eight years ago) link

Do workers in Foxconn factories who build products for Apple, Dell, HP, and others, work long hours at tedious tasks? Yes they do. Do they work for a fraction of what a worker in the US, Japan, or even Korea would? Yes they do?

Are they being enslaved? Clearly, they are not.

welp, glad we cleared that up!

scream blahula scream (govern yourself accordingly), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 17:07 (eight years ago) link


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