indefensible: john gruber

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I skipped that link the first time tbh because I assumed it was about eddy cue and the pencil. But it was not and was interesting

stet, Thursday, 27 March 2014 19:21 (six years ago) link

gonna put that picture itt

markers, Thursday, 27 March 2014 19:23 (six years ago) link

got distracted for a moment, but

http://i.imgur.com/JCCTJyi.jpg

from macrumors

markers, Thursday, 27 March 2014 19:30 (six years ago) link

shit look at that thing

markers, Thursday, 27 March 2014 19:30 (six years ago) link

Wait, what's that? Were they working ON IPHONE in G3 days?

stet, Thursday, 27 March 2014 19:49 (six years ago) link

no i think it started in 2005. they were trying to mimic the speed of what the phone hardware would be maybe? something like that? it says in the wsj somewhere

markers, Thursday, 27 March 2014 19:59 (six years ago) link

for some reason that reminds me of Jobs using OpenStep on a Thinkpad when he returned to Apple because he thought their laptops were garbage

maybe a fierce G4 (G5?) hater was on the iPhone team

have a nice blood/orange bitters cocktail (mh), Thursday, 27 March 2014 20:27 (six years ago) link

I still shed a tear for all those children who were laid off from their jobs in the Motorola factory in 2006. You couldn't meet a stauncher group of PowerPC/OS 9 nationalists.

fields of salmon, Thursday, 27 March 2014 21:21 (six years ago) link

good link coming in

markers, Friday, 4 April 2014 02:34 (six years ago) link

watch it

markers, Friday, 4 April 2014 02:51 (six years ago) link

at least a little

markers, Friday, 4 April 2014 02:51 (six years ago) link

so basically they needed an app cloud service. they don't mention any built-in synching merge tools, so presumably they made their own or used some other off-the-shelf library. from the code shown, it seems like there's minimal platform-specific code going on (it looked like javascript from what I watched) so it remains pretty portable.

IMO they're getting a promo deal backed by the video, and if their app gets large enough that they need to reevaluate their needs they could jump to any other cloud platform in a heartbeat

idk if this is apple dropping the ball on iCloud sync (which they have) as much as people not wanting to be locked in, in case they want multiple platforms for their app.

have a nice blood/orange bitters cocktail (mh), Friday, 4 April 2014 03:05 (six years ago) link

i'm not sure why they chose this really. br3nt s1mmons does leave in seattle.

markers, Friday, 4 April 2014 03:12 (six years ago) link

he's the one who knew stuff about azure for some reason i think.

markers, Friday, 4 April 2014 03:12 (six years ago) link

ugh, if you click that link make sure you manually add the "-" to the end of the url or you won't get the video

markers, Friday, 4 April 2014 03:13 (six years ago) link

at least i didn't

markers, Friday, 4 April 2014 03:13 (six years ago) link

there are limited app cloud options, really

have a nice blood/orange bitters cocktail (mh), Friday, 4 April 2014 03:34 (six years ago) link

i'm not sure why they chose this really. br3nt s1mmons does leave in seattle.

And is a worthy partner for Gruber. Christ, his dev blog is so painful to read I had to unsubscribe. Endless "do my homework for me", obvious mining of dead-ends, NIH all over the place, unsubstantiated resistance to the right solutions and manic over-engineering. Explains a lot about why NNW performance was so awful, and definitely explains the horrific state of its nib files.

stet, Friday, 4 April 2014 15:28 (six years ago) link

lol

markers, Friday, 4 April 2014 15:29 (six years ago) link

you've brought actual developers with axes to grind in on this now, markers

have a nice blood/orange bitters cocktail (mh), Friday, 4 April 2014 15:32 (six years ago) link

damn true

markers, Friday, 4 April 2014 15:33 (six years ago) link

as I said to someone recently, no one hates software developers more than other developers. and if you don't, then you're probably part of the problem.

have a nice blood/orange bitters cocktail (mh), Friday, 4 April 2014 15:34 (six years ago) link

the funny thing about talking about software dev and vesper is that i actually wrote a notes app for the ti 83 plus back in the day

markers, Friday, 4 April 2014 15:37 (six years ago) link

you can store ten strings on it. i stored all the notes as a series of numbers in a matrix instead of storing them in the strings.

markers, Friday, 4 April 2014 15:38 (six years ago) link

you convert each number back to a character, and each character back into a number, to go from what's stored to what's displayed. something like that.

markers, Friday, 4 April 2014 15:39 (six years ago) link

p.s. ticalc.org existed long before the app store did

markers, Friday, 4 April 2014 15:39 (six years ago) link

your notes application was probably better implemented than vesper

have a nice blood/orange bitters cocktail (mh), Friday, 4 April 2014 15:42 (six years ago) link

too bad you can't make a living off writing shit in ti basic

markers, Friday, 4 April 2014 15:47 (six years ago) link

https://twitter.com/pschiller/favorites

markers, Friday, 18 April 2014 02:41 (six years ago) link

lol

socki (s1ocki), Friday, 18 April 2014 14:21 (six years ago) link

is it just me or has grubby been a lot more friendly towards micro$hit since his azure coming out video

diamonddave85‌ (diamonddave85), Friday, 18 April 2014 15:17 (six years ago) link

microsoft is pretty clearly doing better work as of late imo

lag∞n, Friday, 18 April 2014 16:35 (six years ago) link

good comp sci for sure

that's always been true

would work at microsoft before google 100%

would never work at apple

caek, Friday, 18 April 2014 16:39 (six years ago) link

Microsoft's got heart, just having fun out there.

the slow death of America's rich pastoral heritage (silby), Friday, 18 April 2014 16:39 (six years ago) link

http://bit.ly/1kJ5hqf

markers, Friday, 18 April 2014 16:59 (six years ago) link

developersdevelopersdevelopersdevelopers
DEVELOPERSDEVELOPERSDEVELOPERSDEVELOPERS
DEVELOPERSDEVELOPERSDEVELOPERSDEVELOPERS

purposely lend impetus to my HOOS (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Friday, 18 April 2014 17:00 (six years ago) link

i would be friends with steve ballmer

markers, Friday, 18 April 2014 17:01 (six years ago) link

At that point, Mr. Ballmer picked up a chair and threw it across the room hitting a table in his office. Mr. Ballmer then said: “Fucking Eric Schmidt is a fucking pussy. I’m going to fucking bury that guy, I have done it before, and I will do it again. I’m going to fucking kill Google.” ….

http://battellemedia.com/archives/2005/09/ballmer_throws_a_chair_at_fing_google.php

markers, Friday, 18 April 2014 17:02 (six years ago) link

i hope that really happened

markers, Friday, 18 April 2014 17:03 (six years ago) link

fing_google

purposely lend impetus to my HOOS (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Friday, 18 April 2014 17:14 (six years ago) link

what the hell that link isn't even working.

markers, Friday, 18 April 2014 17:30 (six years ago) link

i am renaming myself to that hoos

markers, Friday, 18 April 2014 17:31 (six years ago) link

Every picture of Steve Ballmer looks like it was taken a few seconds after or before he threw a chair across the room.

brimstead, Friday, 18 April 2014 18:30 (six years ago) link

http://instagram.com/p/nJuoFMw5Ew/

markers, Friday, 25 April 2014 03:54 (six years ago) link

-happy 18th Birthday, marco's son
-thanks mr gruber. you know I love cake!
*grubes dramatically launches instagram*
-I hope you also love this delicious can of VINTAGE CLAIM CHOWDER!!

sktsh, Friday, 25 April 2014 07:35 (six years ago) link

lol

lag∞n, Friday, 25 April 2014 14:51 (six years ago) link

lol

purposely lend impetus to my HOOS (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Friday, 25 April 2014 17:06 (six years ago) link

three weeks pass...

http://daringfireball.net/linked/2014/05/16/heathrow-samsung-translation

haha good one

caek, Saturday, 17 May 2014 17:25 (six years ago) link

pass the ginsy winsies

sktsh, Saturday, 17 May 2014 17:32 (six years ago) link


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