indefensible: john gruber

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it goes 'your friend checks in here a lot so it's probably your thing' xp to 乒乓

― umair coque (Autumn Almanac), Wednesday, May 15, 2013 9:52 PM (2 minutes ago) Bookmark

thats pretty obnoxious i have much better taste than my friends

乒乓, Thursday, 16 May 2013 01:54 (seven years ago) link

you can set it so it says 'your friend checks in here a lot so it's probably not your thing'

lag∞n, Thursday, 16 May 2013 01:55 (seven years ago) link

aaaaaaaahhhh now i understand *installs foursquare on my iPhone 5*

乒乓, Thursday, 16 May 2013 01:56 (seven years ago) link

this is sort of random, but for example fucking livejournal was and is super easy to make fun of, but for the second half of my senior year of high school and my first year in college, it was actually a super profound service, because it let my friends and i write shit about our lives that only we'd see (via "friends only" posts), and it sort of enabled us to connect in a weird intimate way as a little group. that doesn't happen on facebook. that doesn't happen on tumblr. or at least not for me, not now. but for the time we were all on there it was something really neat, in retrospect.

markers, Thursday, 16 May 2013 01:57 (seven years ago) link

not that foursquare enables anything useful, but maybe it does for someone.

markers, Thursday, 16 May 2013 01:57 (seven years ago) link

it's not something i'm interested in using, personally

markers, Thursday, 16 May 2013 01:57 (seven years ago) link

livejournal was cool i had a livejournal, in fact still do

乒乓, Thursday, 16 May 2013 01:57 (seven years ago) link

lj was completely virtual tho, and anonymous (if u chose it), its the intersection of the virtual world and the real world that is gonna bring up some creepy and perhaps unexpectedly creepy situations and scenarios, a la foursquare

乒乓, Thursday, 16 May 2013 01:59 (seven years ago) link

facebook in its early days enabled some crazy shit

markers, Thursday, 16 May 2013 01:59 (seven years ago) link

how do i get linkedin to stop sending me emails?

caek, Thursday, 16 May 2013 01:59 (seven years ago) link

im gonna tape my phone to a drone and check in all over town

lag∞n, Thursday, 16 May 2013 02:00 (seven years ago) link

not that foursquare enables anything useful, but maybe it does for someone.

― markers, Thursday, May 16, 2013 1:57 AM (2 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I did the autojournal thing, so i use foursquare disconnected from all social media mainly to note in my journal when i go somewhere interesting.

hoospanic GANGSTER musician (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Thursday, 16 May 2013 04:41 (seven years ago) link

like, i can tell you that the only time you need to pay attention to jim dalrymple is when he does one of his "yep" or "nope" posts

I've never quite been able to put it into words, but I've so nearly posted so many times about how much I hate this guy. He's every bit as bad as grubes.

Those one word yeps come off as so fucking haughty. Like "I will deign to address your rumour, but you shall get naught but one word from me, for I am so very important and my word shall be the final one on the subject." Ugh.

(even more annoying b/c like markers said he's normally right, which builds even more of a weird cult of personality around this dude who is basically a lonely beard just thinking baout angus young)

sktsh, Thursday, 16 May 2013 09:08 (seven years ago) link

I am starting to merge all these jokers in my head into one guy w/suspenders frustrated with his suboptimal coffee experience.

The Verge is far and away the best of a terrible lot, but even then the writing isn't a patch on even Wired in its heyday.

stet, Thursday, 16 May 2013 10:13 (seven years ago) link

i just totally did something at a place and forgot to check in on foursquare

umair coque (Autumn Almanac), Thursday, 16 May 2013 10:25 (seven years ago) link

eugh

hoospanic GANGSTER musician (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Thursday, 16 May 2013 11:47 (seven years ago) link

http://brooksreview.net/2013/05/fucking-dogs/

markers, Saturday, 18 May 2013 02:44 (seven years ago) link

tbh I also don't like dogs, but I don't blog about it on a blog people have to pay for

resulting paste of mashed cheez poops (silby), Saturday, 18 May 2013 02:48 (seven years ago) link

Gruber and his ilk's smug self-satisfaction and complete lack of self-awareness make me more guilty about using Apple products than basically anything else.

Also, I hope Ben Brooks gets mobbed by dogs everyday for the rest of his life.

avant-sarsgaard (litel), Saturday, 18 May 2013 08:46 (seven years ago) link

excited to see gruber cover the tax stuff with the diligence he covered foxconn

caek, Monday, 20 May 2013 22:23 (seven years ago) link

You mean "here's Apple's opening statement?"

schwantz, Monday, 20 May 2013 22:52 (seven years ago) link

yes, it's "an interesting read"

caek, Monday, 20 May 2013 23:19 (seven years ago) link

http://daringfireball.net/linked/2013/05/21/senate-hearing

markers, Tuesday, 21 May 2013 17:41 (seven years ago) link

ohhhh boy.

caek, Tuesday, 21 May 2013 18:13 (seven years ago) link

looooooooool

乒乓, Tuesday, 21 May 2013 18:40 (seven years ago) link

oh my

Your Favorite Album in the Cutout Bin, Tuesday, 21 May 2013 20:10 (seven years ago) link

oh jesus

the Quim of Bendigo (Autumn Almanac), Tuesday, 21 May 2013 21:53 (seven years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YQXDQeKDlM

markers, Tuesday, 21 May 2013 23:22 (seven years ago) link

http://daringfireball.net/linked/2013/05/21/mccain

markers, Tuesday, 21 May 2013 23:23 (seven years ago) link

us republicans hating change, whodathunk

the Quim of Bendigo (Autumn Almanac), Wednesday, 22 May 2013 00:38 (seven years ago) link

McCain's joke-writers in fine form

0808ɹƃ (silby), Wednesday, 22 May 2013 00:49 (seven years ago) link

John Siracusa ‏@siracusa 32m
No cardboard sleeve on the Ponyo blu-ray. Upsetting.

lag∞n, Wednesday, 22 May 2013 00:57 (seven years ago) link

0808ɹƃ (silby), Wednesday, 22 May 2013 00:57 (seven years ago) link

literally upset that the box his optical media disc came in doesn't have an extra piece of trash on the outside

0808ɹƃ (silby), Wednesday, 22 May 2013 00:58 (seven years ago) link

upsetting

0808ɹƃ (silby), Wednesday, 22 May 2013 00:58 (seven years ago) link

like, I dunno, reports of moderately-sized national disasters in distant states, or finding out that someone has been talking shit about you

0808ɹƃ (silby), Wednesday, 22 May 2013 00:59 (seven years ago) link

sorry but i don't have time for people who dislike him

markers, Wednesday, 22 May 2013 00:59 (seven years ago) link

https://twitter.com/marcoarment/status/336863716408705024

markers, Wednesday, 22 May 2013 00:59 (seven years ago) link

eh, I've said hyperbolic stuff on twitter too

0808ɹƃ (silby), Wednesday, 22 May 2013 00:59 (seven years ago) link

siracusa's OS X writeups for Ars Technica obviously all classic, I just wanted to dump some mock rage on the internet

0808ɹƃ (silby), Wednesday, 22 May 2013 01:00 (seven years ago) link

ya siracusa is one of the better tech writers for sure i just thought that tweet was funny

lag∞n, Wednesday, 22 May 2013 01:05 (seven years ago) link

sorry but i don't have time for people who dislike him

― markers, Wednesday, May 22, 2013 12:59 AM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i just want to dwell for a moment on what an amazing sentence this is

*dwells* d(-_-)b

steening in your HOOSless carriage (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Wednesday, 22 May 2013 02:48 (seven years ago) link

haha omg his post is awful enough and then you read the fucking nail clipper review

sktsh, Tuesday, 28 May 2013 20:27 (seven years ago) link

that's three

markers, Wednesday, 29 May 2013 16:04 (seven years ago) link

well, if you include tumblr

markers, Wednesday, 29 May 2013 16:04 (seven years ago) link

lol https://twitter.com/GlennF/status/339774183653404672

markers, Wednesday, 29 May 2013 16:04 (seven years ago) link

can't wait for Marco's high-end speaker review detailing how awesome Phish sound on a $50k rig.

stet, Wednesday, 29 May 2013 16:11 (seven years ago) link

lol he is so awful

caek, Wednesday, 29 May 2013 16:17 (seven years ago) link


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