indefensible: john gruber

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Daring Fireball: reblogging Jason Kottke since 2002

"Pffft" --buddha (silby), Monday, 13 August 2012 19:59 (seven years ago) link

But now this. The 15-inch MacBook Pro With Retina display. This is a boom. A revolution in resolution.

hot slag (lukas), Tuesday, 14 August 2012 04:27 (seven years ago) link

Muscular beacons and rigorous yardsticks

― "Pffft" --buddha (silby), Monday, August 13, 2012 1:29 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

lag∞n, Tuesday, 14 August 2012 05:10 (seven years ago) link

That guy in the atlantic twice describes it as gray-green. Are all my monitors fucked? I see no green!

sktsh, Tuesday, 14 August 2012 11:41 (seven years ago) link

he compares john gruber to dante. i think we can safely say it's him, not you.

joe, Tuesday, 14 August 2012 12:29 (seven years ago) link

lol

sktsh, Tuesday, 14 August 2012 13:11 (seven years ago) link

three weeks pass...

https://twitter.com/joshuatopolsky/status/245199223715409920

stet, Monday, 10 September 2012 23:05 (seven years ago) link

Gruber is just the most middlebrow piece of shit.

"Pffft" --buddha (silby), Monday, 10 September 2012 23:16 (seven years ago) link

i wrote him a "not angry just disappointed" email about how utterly useless he's become, but he didn't reply.

caek, Tuesday, 11 September 2012 14:00 (seven years ago) link

really? lol. can we see?

stet, Tuesday, 11 September 2012 14:37 (seven years ago) link

according to that bloomberg piece, he's making $500,000 a year off daring fireball now. shit.

joe, Tuesday, 11 September 2012 15:05 (seven years ago) link

kudos tbf

lag∞n, Tuesday, 11 September 2012 16:01 (seven years ago) link

yeah, it's impressive how he's managed to turn journalism's economics on its head - do nyt columnist even earn that much? - although it's pretty obvious he's a one-off for all sorts of reasons that don't have much to do with his writing.

joe, Tuesday, 11 September 2012 16:20 (seven years ago) link

I hope you'll accept this unsolicited criticism in the spirit that it's intended:

Linking to Gizmodo comments is like pointing at someone taking a shit on the sidewalk.[*]

It's your site, and you certainly owe me, an Adblock-running reader, nothing. But you used to do better than this.

[*] zing i think i may have started to overuse, and have certainly used before on ilx

caek, Tuesday, 11 September 2012 16:24 (seven years ago) link

Dear Caek,

Thank you for your thoughtful letter. I unfortunately was unable to read it due to my eyes being all clogged up with tons of money.

Yours,
Gruber

lag∞n, Tuesday, 11 September 2012 16:26 (seven years ago) link

Sent from my iPhone

stet, Tuesday, 11 September 2012 16:52 (seven years ago) link

lol

caek, Tuesday, 11 September 2012 16:58 (seven years ago) link

anyone who doesn't delete that stupid default signature moments after getting a new device is a disgusting savage

the physical impossibility of sb in the mind of someone fping (silby), Tuesday, 11 September 2012 18:17 (seven years ago) link

i changed my ipad's signature to all caps

SENT FROM MY IPAD.

diamonddave85, Tuesday, 11 September 2012 18:26 (seven years ago) link

iphone 5 review from john 'my hands are at least somewhat larger than average' gruber: http://daringfireball.net/2012/09/iphone_5

diamonddave85, Wednesday, 19 September 2012 03:51 (seven years ago) link

hah that jumped out at me too, at least, so coy come on tell us just how larger than average your hands are john

lag∞n, Wednesday, 19 September 2012 03:56 (seven years ago) link

All his reviews lately have a paragraph like "I didn't like this change at first, but right now I don't really mind, I'm sure the old way will seem weird in a few weeks" which just seems sadly appropriate.

the physical impossibility of sb in the mind of someone fping (silby), Wednesday, 19 September 2012 06:34 (seven years ago) link

Yours Truly on Charlie Rose Tonight ★
With David Pogue. No idea what we’re going to talk about.

ew

lag∞n, Friday, 21 September 2012 00:43 (seven years ago) link

going to start ending pronouncements with ★

* The "no hands" rule can be compared to socialist tax policies (Autumn Almanac), Friday, 21 September 2012 03:57 (seven years ago) link

http://daringfireball.net/linked/2012/09/24/postpositive-adjectives

This is more elegant, but it sounds pretentious to my ears. ★

caek, Monday, 24 September 2012 22:02 (seven years ago) link

so elegant

lag∞n, Monday, 24 September 2012 22:03 (seven years ago) link

stunning

Author ~ Coach ~ Goddess (s1ocki), Monday, 24 September 2012 22:16 (seven years ago) link

barthes simpson, Monday, 24 September 2012 22:16 (seven years ago) link

passersby with their iphones 5

barthes simpson, Monday, 24 September 2012 22:18 (seven years ago) link

enjoying their macbooks pro

Autumn Almanac, Monday, 24 September 2012 22:57 (seven years ago) link

"I miss William Safire."

the physical impossibility of sb in the mind of someone fping (silby), Tuesday, 25 September 2012 05:33 (seven years ago) link

good luck to the tories

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/british-prime-minister-david-cameron-letterman-373870

caek, Tuesday, 25 September 2012 12:10 (seven years ago) link

Sounds like a pile of horseshit from Instagram, considering that the whole reason they gave for replacing their original not-live but aesthetically superior filters with the current crop was that live filters were an important feature. If they bring back the old filters, I’ll say hip-hip-hooray. If they stick with the current meh filters and remove live previewing, I say boo-hiss.

Remember the Gotham filter?

i know being a tech pundit means you have to care a lot abt a lot of inconsequential things but Remember the Gotham filter? is killing me

lag∞n, Wednesday, 26 September 2012 17:58 (seven years ago) link

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v162/hughgr/pouring_beer_out.png

schwantz, Wednesday, 26 September 2012 18:11 (seven years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Another typographic boner: the Kindle still lacks hyphenation but yet insists upon full-justified text.

indefensible

www.toilet-guru.com (silby), Thursday, 11 October 2012 00:13 (seven years ago) link

he's right about the buttons

Author ~ Coach ~ Goddess (s1ocki), Thursday, 11 October 2012 00:20 (seven years ago) link

And the hyphenation

stet, Thursday, 11 October 2012 00:24 (seven years ago) link

and the but-
tons

lag∞n, Thursday, 11 October 2012 00:26 (seven years ago) link

and the
differe-
nt feel
of rea-
ding o-
n Kind-
le

stet, Thursday, 11 October 2012 00:53 (seven years ago) link

 justify my boner

barthes simpson, Thursday, 11 October 2012 00:58 (seven years ago) link

Oh I mean of course any e-reader would be drastically improved by the TeX line-breaking algorithm, but on the other hand, where the fuck does "but yet" come from?

www.toilet-guru.com (silby), Thursday, 11 October 2012 01:06 (seven years ago) link

I guess it does seem strange to force justification without hyphenation. They could have made that an option, right?

I wonder why they haven't nabbed TeX's H&Js, like you say. InDesign 1 was doing that in real-time on a 500mhz G3; there's surely enough power and time to do it during a page refresh on kindle. I must be missing something.

stet, Thursday, 11 October 2012 01:18 (seven years ago) link

just dont justify, so uptight, be easy kindle

lag∞n, Thursday, 11 October 2012 01:22 (seven years ago) link

people who prefer full justification are disgusting savages fyi

barthes simpson, Thursday, 11 October 2012 01:26 (seven years ago) link

tbf p much every book in the world is justified

lag∞n, Thursday, 11 October 2012 01:28 (seven years ago) link

was gonna say, have you never read a printed book or

www.toilet-guru.com (silby), Thursday, 11 October 2012 01:28 (seven years ago) link

but at the same time i support fully dayos right to dream

lag∞n, Thursday, 11 October 2012 01:32 (seven years ago) link

thats where im a viking

barthes simpson, Thursday, 11 October 2012 01:33 (seven years ago) link

books are typeset by professionals. never really seen a kindle, do they do it nice or is it just all computerized?

j., Thursday, 11 October 2012 03:03 (seven years ago) link

Books are typeset by professionals. There are good algorithms for doing justified line-breaking with hyphenation. eReaders do not implement them because someone is lazy.

www.toilet-guru.com (silby), Thursday, 11 October 2012 03:12 (seven years ago) link


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