indefensible: john gruber

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fox news, only they're about as truthy as mike daisey

mh, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 15:34 (eight years ago) link

imagine how frustrating it must be for fox news

grimes - (the elder scrolls iv:) oblivion (diamonddave85), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 16:08 (eight years ago) link

right, it's frustrating for fox news like it is mike daisy.

Same package of entertainment.

dandydonweiner, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 16:13 (eight years ago) link

*points to twitter*

markers, Sunday, 1 April 2012 21:37 (eight years ago) link


markers, Sunday, 1 April 2012 21:37 (eight years ago) link

markers, Sunday, 1 April 2012 21:39 (eight years ago) link

diamonddave85, Sunday, 1 April 2012 21:52 (eight years ago) link

cf. this link to an article about human beings being abused

vs. this lengthy article about journalism

i guess it's to be expected from a guy with a colophon and a house style, and maybe he honestly doesn't have much to add, but the dude is sleeping on the major apple story of a generations. i mean this post has more commentary than his post about the abc story:

caek, Sunday, 1 April 2012 21:58 (eight years ago) link

fwiw I only use Readability when a page is so choked with ads and carousels and other dumb shit that it's actually impossible to read

TURPS-DEFCON1.jpg (Autumn Almanac), Sunday, 1 April 2012 22:22 (eight years ago) link

i use readability a lot when a page is laid out in such a way that its hard to read, p sweet setup, dont use the whole read later aspect tho, i just keep a lot of tabs open

lag∞n, Sunday, 1 April 2012 22:25 (eight years ago) link

btw i will now admit that i find it kinda entertaining how gruber gets legitimately outraged and calls people names

lag∞n, Sunday, 1 April 2012 22:27 (eight years ago) link

oh and in Reeder when the source refuses to provide the full article via rss xxp

TURPS-DEFCON1.jpg (Autumn Almanac), Sunday, 1 April 2012 22:28 (eight years ago) link

btw gruber must acknowledge that when apple built readability support into safari they became scumbags by extension

TURPS-DEFCON1.jpg (Autumn Almanac), Sunday, 1 April 2012 22:30 (eight years ago) link

Readability is awesome and has almost supplanted my use of Instapaper. The linking thing, eh, probably a misstep. The whole "they are taking money given in publishers' names" is completely bullshit afaik because they take money, and offer publishers the opportunity to have some of that money, but they don't say "this money is definitely going to the publishers."

Lots of self-righteous anger going on, imo.

mh, Sunday, 1 April 2012 22:40 (eight years ago) link

how do u ppl use readability?

A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Sunday, 1 April 2012 22:41 (eight years ago) link

On longer-form articles I run across either while browsing twitter or just the web or ilx or whatever I'll add them to Readability, then sit at home after work and read the articles while I'm eating lunch or having a beer after work on my iPhone or iPad.

mh, Sunday, 1 April 2012 22:43 (eight years ago) link

i push the back quote button and it magically reformats a website

lag∞n, Sunday, 1 April 2012 22:44 (eight years ago) link

all you posters sleeping on my post about the major "indefensible: john gruber" story of a generations

caek, Sunday, 1 April 2012 22:46 (eight years ago) link

it was a good post

lag∞n, Sunday, 1 April 2012 22:47 (eight years ago) link


caek, Sunday, 1 April 2012 22:48 (eight years ago) link

"Filed for future claim chowder."

caek, Sunday, 1 April 2012 22:48 (eight years ago) link


caek, Sunday, 1 April 2012 22:49 (eight years ago) link


caek, Sunday, 1 April 2012 22:49 (eight years ago) link

caek, did you read the transcript of the interview with the FLA president linked from the ABC news article? It kind of twists the light the report is read in, for me, in that he paints the factory in an average-to-positive light for China and there are a number of issues with worker perception where management hasn't communicated either the right regulatory materials or detailed the safety mechanisms already in place.

I think Gruber's dropping it because he's a lazy ass and doesn't really want to contrast how factories operate in multiple countries. Most people don't, but as a beacon he's kind of dropping the ball, sure.

mh, Sunday, 1 April 2012 22:53 (eight years ago) link!/BenjaminBrooks/status/189404356888629249

markers, Monday, 9 April 2012 22:47 (eight years ago) link

and here I thought that dude looked like a mid-80s stereotype of a "professional" in his picture, it turns out he thinks he's in Ferris Bueller

mh, Monday, 9 April 2012 23:04 (eight years ago) link

what is with these people and describing themselves as 'raconteurs'?:

diamonddave85, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 14:40 (eight years ago) link

if you took the bio lines and the twitter descriptions of these dudes you're going to find a lot of interesting words like that

to my shame I think I have a social network profile somewhere that probably still says "flâneur." urgh

mh, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 14:49 (eight years ago) link

u can tell by his bio line what a great storyteller he is

lag∞n, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 14:50 (eight years ago) link

three weeks pass...

The Yankees have numerous rivals. The Red Sox (division). The Mets (cross-town). The Dodgers (11 World Series matchups). But these Yankees — this particular squad — have a bigger rival. Father Time.

Father Time??? r u srs

Time’s effects, even against Rivera — the most graceful and elegant ballplayer I’ve ever seen, the closest thing in sports to an ageless wonder — are ignominious. The Yankees often win, but in the end, time always wins — the one opponent against which even the Yankees will forever be underdogs. To struggle against time is to struggle against the inevitable. We all know you can’t beat time, but the joy of these aging Yankees is that sometimes you can get lucky and race ahead of it for a while. But now this.

What the fuck, what is the point of this, why not just post that insipid poem about the One Great Scorer

raw feel vegan (silby), Friday, 4 May 2012 19:23 (eight years ago) link

~time always wins ~ thinks abt it

lag∞n, Friday, 4 May 2012 19:42 (eight years ago) link

Boom, done.

diamonddave85, Friday, 4 May 2012 22:08 (eight years ago) link


caek, Wednesday, 16 May 2012 15:04 (eight years ago) link

lmao after seeing that i was going to start a thread about TED talks that treat you like a fucking child

diamonddave85, Wednesday, 16 May 2012 15:05 (eight years ago) link

see also: How To Tie Your Shoes

diamonddave85, Wednesday, 16 May 2012 15:05 (eight years ago) link

95% of ted stuff is such glib stupid bullshit, but this is like that lifehacker article about "how to hack your mashed potato for one recipe so that it feeds two people"

caek, Wednesday, 16 May 2012 15:07 (eight years ago) link

confession: i was charmed by paper towel dude

stet, Wednesday, 16 May 2012 15:19 (eight years ago) link

if everybody didn't get gas on 05/18/12 think of how big a message we'd send to those oil companies

dayo, Wednesday, 16 May 2012 15:19 (eight years ago) link

TED is crossing the territory into vince shlomo shamwow territory

dayo, Wednesday, 16 May 2012 15:20 (eight years ago) link

you followin me camera guy *dries hands with only one paper towel sheet*

dayo, Wednesday, 16 May 2012 15:22 (eight years ago) link

markers, Friday, 18 May 2012 21:26 (eight years ago) link

i don't get it. what is this guy's shtick? he's like the internet-era's garrison keillor?

Mordy, Friday, 18 May 2012 21:36 (eight years ago) link

Combined with John Dvorak of PC Magazine

mh, Saturday, 19 May 2012 15:34 (eight years ago) link can someone break down this podcast brouhaha for me?

caek, Friday, 25 May 2012 19:27 (eight years ago) link

Web standards are important, and Daring Fireball adheres to them. Specifically, Daring Fireball’s HTML markup should validate as either HTML 5 or XHTML 4.01 Transitional

there is no such thing as XHTML 4.01 Transitional

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Friday, 25 May 2012 19:37 (eight years ago) link


"Holy crap," I mutter, as he gently taps my area (silby), Friday, 25 May 2012 19:38 (eight years ago) link

markers, Wednesday, 30 May 2012 15:52 (seven years ago) link


A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Wednesday, 30 May 2012 18:40 (seven years ago) link

two weeks pass...

markers, Thursday, 14 June 2012 19:13 (seven years ago) link

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