indefensible: john gruber

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THIS is your FAVORITE FEATURE??

loool

caek, Thursday, 16 February 2012 18:09 (nine years ago) link

software signing is actually not a terrible idea; in fact many linux distributions have cryptographically signed packages using keys that are signed by the distributors. And groobs is on point with his hope that package-signing will make it onto iOS as the platform opens up.

All the work I do on my mac is in the terminal or a web browser anyway so new OS X features rarely mean much to me.

tinker tailor soldier sb (silby), Thursday, 16 February 2012 18:11 (nine years ago) link

me too. the last time i upgraded OS X for some reason other than "it came with the new computer" was 10.4.

caek, Thursday, 16 February 2012 18:15 (nine years ago) link

And groobs is on point with his hope that package-signing will make it onto iOS as the platform opens up.

I really, really hope that transpires

Wub wub wub wubwubwubwub wub Pzzzzzzz WUBB wubwub (Autumn Almanac), Thursday, 16 February 2012 21:57 (nine years ago) link

I knew the Dow was imprecise and rather arbitrary compared to something like the S&P 500, but the more I learn about the Dow the more nonsensical I realize it is.
It's a lousy yardstick for measuring all those billions of imprecisely-sized beacons.

James Mitchell, Monday, 20 February 2012 21:44 (nine years ago) link

find a new zing james

A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Monday, 20 February 2012 22:29 (nine years ago) link

found one

https://twitter.com/#!/totallyslutsky/status/171666559666888705

caek, Monday, 20 February 2012 22:50 (nine years ago) link

:D

A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Monday, 20 February 2012 22:54 (nine years ago) link

http://twitter.com/#!/jdalrymple/status/170699109177634816

markers, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 02:30 (nine years ago) link

http://twitter.com/#!/gruber/status/172054760323690497

markers, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 21:11 (nine years ago) link

o dammmn

A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 21:28 (nine years ago) link

a signpost in life

valleys of your mind (mh), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 21:29 (nine years ago) link

he linked to The Oatmeal today, pretty indefensible imo

tinker tailor soldier sb (silby), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 22:32 (nine years ago) link

ppl on the internet hate everything eh

A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 22:51 (nine years ago) link

If your interested in a deep, thoughtful take on the problems Mac developers are running into with sandboxing...

o _o⃑ (diamonddave85), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 23:20 (nine years ago) link

Don't even get the point of writing that other than as a beacon, a yardstick for the guy's impeccable taste.

Nicholas Pokémon (silby), Wednesday, 29 February 2012 17:26 (nine years ago) link

/tech-thoughts/

lukas, Wednesday, 29 February 2012 17:49 (nine years ago) link

My Thoughts About Purple Suspenders Over the Years

ಠ﹏ಠ (diamonddave85), Wednesday, 29 February 2012 18:01 (nine years ago) link

1990-Writing this post: Was I ever capable of dressing myself?

ಠ﹏ಠ (diamonddave85), Wednesday, 29 February 2012 18:04 (nine years ago) link

Best part about his site: the "in partnership with mediatemple" graphic. mediatemple hosts a number of tech/design sites for free, and those sites indicate that somewhere, usually in the footer. This guy is paying for their cheapest plan and still has a big old logo conspicuously displayed at the top of the page.

valleys of your mind (mh), Wednesday, 29 February 2012 18:43 (nine years ago) link

^ actual good zinging

A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Wednesday, 29 February 2012 20:14 (nine years ago) link

I have to hand it to mediatemple, their sponsorship has paid off so well that the cargo cult thinks they're making the next hot site just by putting the logo on the side, even if they're still paying for that "privilege"

valleys of your mind (mh), Wednesday, 29 February 2012 20:38 (nine years ago) link

in partnership with angelfire

A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Wednesday, 29 February 2012 20:39 (nine years ago) link

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lzupz2luBf1qafhi5.jpg

James Mitchell, Wednesday, 29 February 2012 21:58 (nine years ago) link

loooooool xp

caek, Wednesday, 29 February 2012 23:36 (nine years ago) link

Incisive, informed content curation.

James Mitchell, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 05:24 (nine years ago) link

http://twitter.com/#!/daringfireball/status/180424385470021632

markers, Thursday, 15 March 2012 22:49 (nine years ago) link

i like how he arbitrarily decides to refer to the new ipad as iPad (3)

faces of geth (diamonddave85), Friday, 16 March 2012 00:31 (nine years ago) link

ya that's awful

A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Friday, 16 March 2012 03:05 (nine years ago) link

Why would he not call it "the 2012 iPad"

Why I ask you

Nicholas Pokémon (silby), Friday, 16 March 2012 04:29 (nine years ago) link

(3)

faces of geth (diamonddave85), Friday, 16 March 2012 14:57 (nine years ago) link

srsly that shit has to stop. he doesn't call it the MacBook Air (3) or the iMac (14), does he? ffs. I bet he'd drive a Porsche 911, but he wouldn't call it a 911 (7), either.

stet, Friday, 16 March 2012 15:26 (nine years ago) link

Porsche 911 (Never Forget)

A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Friday, 16 March 2012 15:26 (nine years ago) link

Get the feeling he'll be eating some serious Mike Daizey claim chowder after this weekend's This American Life.

James Mitchell, Friday, 16 March 2012 23:00 (nine years ago) link

we all will be, james. we all will be.

A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Friday, 16 March 2012 23:17 (nine years ago) link

I guess the iPad (3) is made on a production line of robots and not hand-assembled by poorly-paid Chinese slaves, right?

James Mitchell, Friday, 16 March 2012 23:27 (nine years ago) link

i guess all chinese workers are 'slaves,' right?

A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Friday, 16 March 2012 23:35 (nine years ago) link

john gruber is awful, i mean really just terrible, worse than paedophiles, but i feel like maybe james overdoes it a bit

caek, Friday, 16 March 2012 23:55 (nine years ago) link

all im saying.

A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Friday, 16 March 2012 23:56 (nine years ago) link

what did br00ks do to his favicon

markers, Saturday, 17 March 2012 00:07 (nine years ago) link

i have hacker news in google reader and the shade of orange they use is fine but whatever shade he picked doesn't look so great

markers, Saturday, 17 March 2012 00:08 (nine years ago) link

what in the hell is wrong with you?

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 17 March 2012 00:08 (nine years ago) link

probably should be asking yourself that question

markers, Saturday, 17 March 2012 00:11 (nine years ago) link

this american life mike daisey retraction transcript, p interesting, warning PDF http://podcast.thisamericanlife.org/special/TAL_460_Retraction_Transcript.pdf

lag∞n, Saturday, 17 March 2012 00:14 (nine years ago) link

is there a transcript of the original show

flagp∞st (dayo), Saturday, 17 March 2012 00:18 (nine years ago) link

the original show is just excerpts from his stage show and apparently you can download the script of that from his website

lag∞n, Saturday, 17 March 2012 00:20 (nine years ago) link

Love how all the Read & Trust bloggers are now flying over to China to investigate Foxconn for themselves.

James Mitchell, Saturday, 17 March 2012 00:27 (nine years ago) link

wanted to say something re the tendency to criticize chinese factories as sweatshops, in that its not an accurate characterization of foxconn et al, which is not to say theyre great places to work, just that theyre un great places to work in somewhat different ways than a sweatshop, i found this description from mo tkaciks steve jobs piece compelling

When imagination is off the table, you get coverage like CNN’s Foxconn series, in which CNN interviews a disgruntled Foxconn employee complaining of “dehumanization” and, lacking anything terribly sensational or sordid, asks her if she might be able to quantify that. We learn that the job entails sticking more than 4,000 stickers onto iPads each day.

http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/02/22/the-book-of-steve-jobs-apple

lag∞n, Saturday, 17 March 2012 00:31 (nine years ago) link

kind of amazing this is a guy who makes his living via public speaking and has no idea how poorly hes coming off

Mike Daisey: Yes. And I stand by it as a theatrical work. I stand by how it makes
people see and care about the situation that’s happening there. I stand by it in the
theater. And I regret, deeply, that it was put into this context on your show.

Ira Glass: Are you going to change the way that you label this in the theater, so
that the audience in the theater knows that this isn’t strictly speaking a work of
truth but in fact what they’re seeing really is a work of fiction that has some true
elements in it.

Mike Daisey: Well, I don’t know that I would say in a theatrical context that it
isn’t true. I believe that when I perform it in a theatrical context in the theater that
when people hear the story in those terms that we have different languages for
what the truth means.

Ira Glass: I understand that you believe that but I think you’re kidding yourself in
the way that normal people who go to see a person talk – people take it as a literal
truth. I thought that the story was literally true seeing it in the theater. Brian,
who’s seen other shows of yours, thought all of them were true. I saw your
nuclear show, I thought that was completely true. I thought it was true because
you were on stage saying ‘this happened to me.’ I took you at your word.

Mike Daisey: I think you can trust my word in the context of the theater. And how
people see it -

and these are the things he said after ira grilled him once he had a chance to think abt it then asked to come back again!

lag∞n, Saturday, 17 March 2012 00:43 (nine years ago) link


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