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Oct 11, 2012, 02:35 PM
 
This doesn't really belong here, but whatever...

You know who annoys me?

Jim Dalrymple.

I think Apple could come out with a death laser that kills toddlers and puppies and he would talk about how amazing it was.

His newish site is a shameless Daring Fireball ripoff without any of the subtle wit or nuance that make Daring Fireball good. He even goes so far as to steal sayings and quips from John Gruber.

Something about the man just rubs me the wrong way.

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Oct 11, 2012, 02:41 PM
 
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Oct 11, 2012, 02:50 PM
 
There is this popular thing to do amongst apple-centric tech journalists, which is to find crappy articles about apple and call them out.

This is fun past time, and great googly-moogly are there a lot of REALLY BAD articles about apple that deserve criticism.

But Jim Dalrymple has a habit of calling out any article that takes apple to task for anything. Even people who make valid or interesting points. He's like an attack dog against anything and anyone who says anything bad about Apple.

He's taken lately to calling out apple friendly journalists who dare to say anything critical of apple.

http://www.loopinsight.com/2012/10/11/some-people-shouldnt-be-allowed-to-write/

Today he called out Farheed Manjoo for writing an article calling iOS 6 boring and then changing his mind once he had some hands on time with the iPhone 5. In both article Farheed makes his case in a well thought out and reasonable manner.

What's funny about the whole thing is that Jim "ZZzzzzzzzz" Dalrymple wishes he had 1/10 the writing talent of Farheed Manjoo. He might be jealous because Farheed can actual write articles longer than 2 sentences.

Jim Dalrymple needs to learn that having a few really good inside contacts at apple does not equal talent or relevance.

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Oct 15, 2012, 08:37 AM
 
The length of the pre-roll on TWIT has hit levels of parody.
     
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Oct 15, 2012, 08:55 AM
 
Ha, wow.
     
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Oct 15, 2012, 08:55 AM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
The length of the pre-roll on TWIT has hit levels of parody.
I tend to find the pre-roll more fun than the show.
     
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Oct 15, 2012, 09:02 AM
 
I'm talking the advertising portion.
     
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Oct 15, 2012, 09:23 AM
 
So glad I don't ever have to see that.
     
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Oct 15, 2012, 09:25 AM
 
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Why does he keep doing this?
     
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Oct 15, 2012, 09:26 AM
 
He secretly wants everyone to know he's getting sumthin' sumthin'.
     
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Secretly?
     
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Oct 15, 2012, 10:03 AM
 
Someone needs to photoshop that to say Dvorak instead.
     
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Oct 15, 2012, 11:30 AM
 
And this had to happen just when I started to associate "I can smell you" with Morgan Freeman instead of Leo.
     
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Oct 21, 2012, 03:16 PM
 
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Oct 22, 2012, 06:57 AM
 
I'll be sure to grab a glass of metamucil to enjoy while listening.
     
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Oct 22, 2012, 10:05 AM
 
I don't mind old farts when Jerry is one of them.

They get ********d too.


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Oct 23, 2012, 12:13 PM
 
My instinct was correct I think in keeping some distance from Tom Merritt. He's taken the first step out the door. Wife got a gig with Google, so they're moving to LA.

They insist up and down this isn't going to be the end. Sure, your EIC moves to another city, nothing will change at all.

The irony is it was Merritt moving from c|net to TWiT was what brought me into the fold. I'm not following him out. Maybe I didn't read the entrails properly, but the point behind hiring Tom wasn't just to have a daily tech news show, it was to have him be Leo 2.0. TWiT was going to end up as his.

That was a very cool thing to see, and it kinda hurts to see that get built up and then knocked down. Especially in the face of hosts like Sarah Lane, who has said she'd spend the rest of their life there, and really seems to mean it.

Oh well. Business is business I guess.
     
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Oct 23, 2012, 12:17 PM
 
I don't know what his ambition is, but isn't he pretty much at his ceiling there, until Leo retires?
     
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Oct 23, 2012, 12:35 PM
 
Maybe I have TWiT colored glasses here, but he has a a fully staffed TV studio at his disposal. Build the ceiling higher.

The one thing which makes me want to cut him slack is I get the feeling the finances may be poorly managed.
     
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Oct 23, 2012, 12:38 PM
 
The extra stab in the gut is "I'll be around every now and then because I still have to go next door to do Sword and Laser with Veronica."
     
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Oct 23, 2012, 12:59 PM
 
Alright, now you lost me. Is he officially gone or not? Is he reducing duties, what?
     
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Oct 23, 2012, 01:08 PM
 
It's not confusing, it's just that lame.

He's not officially out. He's not having any duties cut. He cut them all himself months ago.

He's moving to LA, so he's going to Skype into his own show every day.

Except the days when they tape Sword and Laser, which is done next door in Alex Lindsey's studio. He's going to fly out to do that, so he'll stop by and do his own show in person on those days.
     
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Oct 23, 2012, 01:11 PM
 
I either didn't know or don't remember that he cut his duties months ago. I'm assuming in conjunction with his wife leaving the network.

So is he gonna try to get on TV in LA or something?
     
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
I either didn't know or don't remember that he cut his duties months ago. I'm assuming in conjunction with his wife leaving the network.
So is he gonna try to get on TV in LA or something?
You know, in hindsight, those were at about the same time.

If he's going to try and make it in LA, I honestly wish him luck.
     
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Oct 24, 2012, 01:49 PM
 
Eileen, Tom's wife, who still was a host for All About Android, just got ganked for a conflict of interest with her new job.

And when I say "just", I mean it. Leo's was doing a preshow, realized the conflict, and offered the job to someone else. Right on the air.
     
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Oct 24, 2012, 01:54 PM
 
Leo's spontaneity is both his greatest feature and weakness.

He should have let her bow out gracefully before doing that. And that's not even considering that he might offend her husband who also works for him.
     
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Oct 24, 2012, 02:14 PM
 
This is assuming he isn't secretly pleased at the opportunity to stick it to her (them).

He kinda threw down. When Leo mentioned the conflict, Chad said "they're talking about it".

The response was "they can talk about it all they want, I'm the decider". He was smiling when he said it, but it was a pretty firm rejection of an opportunity to do things behind the scenes.
     
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Oct 24, 2012, 02:26 PM
 
What is her new job? What is the conflict?

Never mind, a job with google, posted above...

Yeah, that's a total conflict, he made the correct call. Maybe not the best way to do it, but yeah.

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Oct 24, 2012, 02:34 PM
 
Yeah. The strength of the call is the only thing keeping this "a jerk way to do it" rather than "what a little ****head Napoleon".
     
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Oct 28, 2012, 03:31 PM
 
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Oct 29, 2012, 09:35 AM
 
I realize this shit is getting old, but at the end of the year I'd love to know how many episodes Dvorak was in vs. he wasn't. This year feels out of control. I wonder if I can blame it on Eileen's absence, as it felt more diverse previously.
     
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Oct 29, 2012, 10:22 AM
 
I like Dvorak, but I agree the diversity of the rest seems a bit low.
     
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Oct 29, 2012, 10:24 AM
 
I wonder why we haven't seen Baratunde Thurston or Owen Stone in forever. Let alone Alexia Tsotsis.
     
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I realize this shit is getting old, but at the end of the year I'd love to know how many episodes Dvorak was in vs. he wasn't. This year feels out of control. I wonder if I can blame it on Eileen's absence, as it felt more diverse previously.
If only we had a way to keep track of who was on every week...
     
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If only we had a way to keep track of who was on every week...
Unless its some easy to read table, STFU.
     
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Oct 29, 2012, 01:36 PM
 
It's easier to read than a debate between you and ebuddy.
     
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It's easier to read than a debate between you and ebuddy.
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Oct 29, 2012, 01:58 PM
 
Don't lie. You find the back and forth between ebuddy and I extremely illuminating, and that's the real reason you have to reread each post seven times before fully understanding it.
     
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Oct 29, 2012, 02:26 PM
 
I honestly think I would if I read them, but for the moment I remain part of the MacNN mobile underclass.

However I do wish ebuddy, as Mark Twain said, "had the time to write you a short letter", as well as the time to write single letters, rather than ones busted up by paragraph.

To be clear, I wish this because his content is good.
     
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To also be clear, I'm sure it would be more constructive for me to say that to his face rather than take shots at him in an overlong thread he doesn't read.
     
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Are you kidding? That's more popular than your debates.
     
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More popular than this thread even.
     
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Chad obviously reads this thread, as I just mentioned Thurston above.
     
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Leo mentioned he doubts Chad will make it another year. I think you should apply.
     
 
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