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TechGirl:
Sometimes, the grandkids end up being very shitty and die before the grandparents due to very bad life choices.
11:25 pm — Saturday, 27 August 2016
anonymous:
sometimes you wish you didn't have children
11:27 pm — Saturday, 27 August 2016
To Be Fair:
Vesper comes from a proud lineage of shit.
2:07 am — Sunday, 28 August 2016
Tony Soprano:
Isn't this Brent Simmons fellow the guy that couldn't finish the Mac client of this Vestige thing?
6:26 am — Sunday, 28 August 2016
anonymous:
> I got invited in the late 90’s after having sent a series of bug reports and feature requests.

Wow, John sure is important.
12:01 pm — Sunday, 28 August 2016
fred:
Just when we thought we'd be hearing less about vesper.
1:08 pm — Sunday, 28 August 2016
anonymous:
anything that looks like an audience for his opinions is good for him
8:17 pm — Sunday, 28 August 2016
Hairy Lime:
I never understood the love for NetNewsWire. With a modified data structure and just a couple features from Usenet readers it could could have been a great product that transformed the management and usability of RSS feeds. Instead, it was just another shitty feed reader and another reason RSS never took off the way it should have.
9:40 pm — Sunday, 28 August 2016
FFS:
NNW just works fine - no complaints. But conflating a great program like BBEdit (and presumably solid beta feedback) with his vesper bukkake is ridiculous. Good beta feedback in valuable for all developers but it cannot save a stupid idea. BBEdit, NNW? Not stupid ideas.
12:52 am — Monday, 29 August 2016
Reality Mights:
Nuntius was the best usenet reader, bar none.

NNW sucked back then, and it sucks now.

Of course, nuntius is long dead, so there's one positive reason to use NNW.
4:40 am — Tuesday, 30 August 2016
Tony Soprano:
>Nuntius was the best usenet reader, bar none.

>NNW sucked back then, and it sucks now.

NNW was never a Usenet reader, so I don't understand the comparison.
5:57 pm — Tuesday, 30 August 2016
anonymous:
Are you thinking of, perhaps, MT-NewsWatcher?
7:30 pm — Wednesday, 31 August 2016
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