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Tell me more, John:
> the connection between baseball and mechanical keyboards

We're all on the edge of our seats waiting to hear about this
4:42 pm — Monday, 15 August 2016
anonymous:
I still cannot fathom how people can listen to this thing.
4:48 pm — Monday, 15 August 2016
To Be Fair:
Absolutely one of the worst episodes ever, and that's saying something.

At one point Gruber actually congratulates himself for Apple's accessibility features in iOS. As if him talking about them has anything to do with their existence!

It's truly breathtaking how self-absorbed he is.
4:49 pm — Monday, 15 August 2016
Flying Fuck!:
I normally enjoy the fat fucking bastard's podcasts. But this one is the epitome of fucking self-absorbed, boring, cock-sucking circle jerking babble about absolutely nothing that anyone gives a fuck about.
5:09 pm — Monday, 15 August 2016
Vanilla Dry Ice:
I think in about 6 months DF will be 98% sponsorship feeds, with Gruber inserting a link to AAPL's stock price every 6 weeks.

And please click on The Deck ads so I can collect my weekly paycheck for doing absolutely jack shit.
9:51 pm — Monday, 15 August 2016
anonymous:
> I think in about 6 months DF will be 98% sponsorship feeds, with Gruber inserting a link to AAPL's stock price every 6 weeks.

Filed away for future linguini with claim sauce.
12:31 am — Tuesday, 16 August 2016
anonymous:
absolutely horrible.
4:07 am — Tuesday, 16 August 2016
toolshed:
I felt sorry for Snell after this one. He can talk under wet cement and knows a thing or two, but even he came up empty trying to hold Gruber up and steer his tedious babbling someplace useful.
4:42 am — Tuesday, 16 August 2016
JonathanJK:
skip first 27 minutes, otherwise i enjoyed it
6:10 am — Tuesday, 16 August 2016
Q*Bert:
I love how when Gruber mentions baseball, he immediately realizes it's going to bore people to death and says "Stop! Don't fast forward! Don't fast forward!", like he's saying, no REALLY this time I'm going to say something about baseball everyone needs to hear. And then proceeds to launch into a boring ass baseball spiel that no one except him cares about.
10:52 pm — Tuesday, 16 August 2016
John Gruber:
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12:34 am — Wednesday, 17 August 2016
anonymous:
@Q*Bert, sounds like you fall for it every time! Maybe there's something to his tactic!
12:48 am — Wednesday, 17 August 2016
Q*Bert:
> @Q*Bert, sounds like you fall for it every time! Maybe there's something to his tactic!

Yeah, I totally did. Son of a bitch.
3:02 am — Wednesday, 17 August 2016
Here All Week:
Unenjoyably Clique-y is more like it.
3:27 am — Wednesday, 17 August 2016
Tony Soprano:
>a boring ass baseball spiel that no one except him cares about

One would think that he would've figured that out when his stupid "American McCarver" venture failed.
6:31 am — Wednesday, 17 August 2016
anonymous:
has he ever done anything successful, aside from this website?
4:15 pm — Wednesday, 17 August 2016
anonymous:
and honestly, i think it's only successful because of the comments, which he would get rid of if he could.
4:15 pm — Wednesday, 17 August 2016
Tell me more, John:
He hasn't "blogged" since Monday morning.

Is he OK? Is this the time of year he goes on a bender in Vegas?
6:35 pm — Wednesday, 17 August 2016
Tony Soprano:
>Is this the time of year he goes on a bender in Vegas?

I was under the impressive he was on a permanent bender in his house.
6:37 pm — Wednesday, 17 August 2016
Tony Soprano:
impression*
6:37 pm — Wednesday, 17 August 2016
toolshed:
He's playing with the camera on iPhone 7 (briefings were Tuesday) and he's fuming that he'll have to go to a plus model to get it.
10:08 pm — Wednesday, 17 August 2016
hi:
@anonymous he came up with Markdown.
3:35 am — Thursday, 18 August 2016
Tony Soprano:
>@anonymous he came up with Markdown.

Con-fucking-gratulations.
6:45 am — Thursday, 18 August 2016
Eddie:
Gruber takes credit for Markdown but in reality it was mainly Aaron Swartz.

When Swartz tragically killed himself, Markdown then became abandonware because Gruber doesn't know shit.

9:48 am — Thursday, 18 August 2016
Tell me more, John:
Aaron Swartz:

> For months I’ve been working with John Gruber on a new project. The idea was to make writing simple web pages, and especially weblog entries, as easy as writing an email, by allowing you to use much the same syntax and converting it automatically into HTML.

> Together we pored over the syntax details from top to bottom, trying to develop the perfect format, and I think we’ve got something pretty darn great. We’ve tested it extensively: on our blogs, in my comments form, in our emails. It’s all worked amazingly well.

> The format, and John Gruber’s perl implementation of it, is called Markdown. I highly recommend it. It plugs right into Movable Type and makes writing entries so much easier and fun.

[http://www.aaronsw.com/weblog/001189](http://www.aaronsw.com/weblog/001189)
2:49 pm — Thursday, 18 August 2016
hi:
Hard to say Markdown wasn't at least 25% John Gruber's creation. Arguably more. It's widely used, so that stands as something successful besides this website.

Say what you will about Gruber, but you can't call him unsuccessful.
6:18 pm — Thursday, 18 August 2016
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