indefensible: john gruber

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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

basically the Kindle people should be reading this (pdf)

www.toilet-guru.com (silby), Thursday, 11 October 2012 04:26 (seven years ago) link

Link doesn't work for me but I bet I'd say OTM.

Don't we have a Kindle person on here? /crosses fingers

stet, Thursday, 11 October 2012 07:12 (seven years ago) link

tbf p much every book in the world is justified

― lag∞n, Wednesday, October 10, 2012 9:28 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

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

― www.toilet-guru.com (silby), Wednesday, October 10, 2012 9:28 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark

so I thought maybe I just hated only a certain type of justification but then I read the wikipedia entry and man justification sounds so !complicated, perhaps all the fonts in the world should just be monospaced

乒乓, Thursday, 11 October 2012 12:29 (seven years ago) link

even w/monospacing you need hyphenation.

stet, Thursday, 11 October 2012 12:40 (seven years ago) link

Link doesn't work for me but I bet I'd say OTM.

Don't we have a Kindle person on here? /crosses fingers

― stet, Thursday, October 11, 2012 12:12 AM (9 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Not any more! Joined a start-up a couple of weeks ago.

The hyphenation thing is hard, but I'm not sure, knowing how crazy-obsessed with typography Jeff B is, why the reader guys have not gotten proper hyphenation into the devices.

schwantz, Thursday, 11 October 2012 16:32 (seven years ago) link

Sorry for broken link above.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1002%2Fspe.4380111102

www.toilet-guru.com (silby), Thursday, 11 October 2012 16:36 (seven years ago) link

OTM

stet, Thursday, 11 October 2012 16:39 (seven years ago) link

i really hope they wise up and put page-turning buttons back

Author ~ Coach ~ Goddess (s1ocki), Thursday, 11 October 2012 16:43 (seven years ago) link

beautiful buttons that are a delight to press

stet, Thursday, 11 October 2012 16:44 (seven years ago) link

LOL @ knuth's paper being fully justified

Anime Mann (diamonddave85), Thursday, 11 October 2012 17:02 (seven years ago) link

I don't know why that is lol

www.toilet-guru.com (silby), Thursday, 11 October 2012 17:53 (seven years ago) link

beautiful buttons that are a delight to press

― stet, Thursday, October 11, 2012 12:44 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

yes! want

Author ~ Coach ~ Goddess (s1ocki), Thursday, 11 October 2012 18:03 (seven years ago) link

four weeks pass...

Kottke figures that Daring Fireball brings in $650,000 a year: http://kottke.org/12/11/stay-small-or-go-big

Elvis Telecom, Friday, 9 November 2012 23:26 (seven years ago) link

* If John Gruber manages the Daring Fireball’s Syndicated Feed Sponsorship he’ll earn $8,500 per week. If 52 sponsorships were available per year, he’d earn $442,000 per year. He’ll also receive $19 per year, per Daring Fireball member.

* Daring Fireball is a member of the Deck ad network. The Deck’s standard rate is $8,600 per ad, per month. However, a “roadblock” ad is available for $8,600 per ad, per day. Revenue is shared between Coudal Partners, Inc. and the Deck’s members.

* John Gruber is an Amazon.com associate. If he’s in Amazon’s top-tier, he receives an 8.5% commission per product shipped or downloaded. He’d also receive an additional commission for qualified categories (e.g. he’d receive an additional 4% per “electronic product” shipped).

* John Gruber is the host of The Talk Show, a podcast on Mule Radio Syndicate (a podcast network managed by Mule Design and Caleb Sexton). Each episode features two sponsors. A sponsorship costs $2,500 per episode. If 104 sponsorships were available per year, The Talk Show would earn $260,000 per year.

Allen (etaeoe), Saturday, 10 November 2012 00:37 (seven years ago) link

two weeks pass...

I agree with every single word, including his idea to draw the “wealthy” line at $500,000, not $250,000.

lag∞n, Tuesday, 27 November 2012 22:39 (seven years ago) link

lol just came here to post that.

Congratulations to the Tories.

joe, Tuesday, 27 November 2012 23:52 (seven years ago) link

https://twitter.com/gruber/status/38517352

caek, Saturday, 1 December 2012 14:29 (seven years ago) link

oh gruberpaws

whinesplaining 101 (cozen), Saturday, 1 December 2012 14:30 (seven years ago) link

via @jwherrman

caek, Saturday, 1 December 2012 14:31 (seven years ago) link

of course his twitter background would be 6-month gray ;_;

乒乓, Saturday, 1 December 2012 14:31 (seven years ago) link

one month passes...

he linked to The Oatmeal today, pretty indefensible imo

― tinker tailor soldier sb (silby), Tuesday, February 21, 2012 10:32 PM (10 months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

ha

caek, Friday, 4 January 2013 09:05 (seven years ago) link

The app I found that works best is Icon Slate, by Kodian. It costs $5 in the Mac App Store and is worth every penny.

or use free software:

$ convert icon-16.png icon-32.png favicon.ico

big fat dictionary (diamonddave85), Friday, 4 January 2013 22:17 (seven years ago) link

lol is he talking abt software for making favicons

lag∞n, Friday, 4 January 2013 22:27 (seven years ago) link

Hundreds ★
Clever new iOS puzzle game from the makers of Canabalt. I very much like the visual aesthetic.

lol the visual aesthetic of this game is terrible and the game is terrible, but on the other hand it is helvetica and not free so...

caek, Saturday, 5 January 2013 02:08 (seven years ago) link

it's actually an intriguing game tho, gotta admit I paid for it, I will take a $3 flyer on anything

autistic boy is surprisingly good at basketball (silby), Saturday, 5 January 2013 04:04 (seven years ago) link


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