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Oct 12, 2011, 10:57 AM
 
I'm not a big fan. So I created a .css style for the Stylish Chrome/Firefox plugin.

Daringfireball old grey background - Themes and Skins for Daringfireball - userstyles.org

This style returns DF back to the grey background which I prefer.
     
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Oct 12, 2011, 11:04 AM
 
Gruber's a bit of a jerk, so I stopped reading his blog. Maybe I should start caring again.

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Oct 12, 2011, 11:05 AM
 
Gruber's a bit of a jerk, and that's why I like his blog.

As for the background... I only ever see his stuff in my RSS reader, so it doesn't matter to me.

I get the whole minimal thing he's going for on his site, but to me it was always hard to read. Not in a squinty / dark background kind of way, but rather how the information is broken up. It just doesn't flow right.

RSS fixes that... and he always sends out his whole entry in RSS so you never have to go to his site.

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Oct 12, 2011, 11:42 AM
 
Originally Posted by Big Mac View Post
Gruber's a bit of a jerk, so I stopped reading his blog. Maybe I should start caring again.
He is in love with himself isn't he?
     
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Oct 12, 2011, 11:46 AM
 
I hate the new background. Reading yesterday's post on Siri was killing my eyes.

Also, Gruber is the best tech blog on the net.
     
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Oct 12, 2011, 12:10 PM
 
Gruber is a non-evalengetical Apple evangelist. He points out how everyone doesn't get Apple. He is rarely wrong. There's plenty of Anti-Apple pundit-fodder for him to harp on.

He comes off as a jerk sometimes. Steve Jobs was a jerk. But Gruber is no Steve Jobs.

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Oct 12, 2011, 12:55 PM
 
Isn't it just temporarily black as a mark of respect for Steve Jobs' passing?
     
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Oct 12, 2011, 12:58 PM
 
He's not really a jerk... he's just single focused and outspoken. He's also a giant apple fanboy even though he claims not to be. But that's okay. I read his stuff because he's a giant apple fanboy. That's the schtick.

So, is John Gruber also the Macalope? It's been more or less alluded that he is, but I can't get any real confirmation. Anyone?

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Oct 12, 2011, 01:03 PM
 
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Isn't it just temporarily black as a mark of respect for Steve Jobs' passing?
I believe so especially considering that it changed the afternoon Jobs passed away.
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Oct 12, 2011, 01:30 PM
 
Originally Posted by ort888 View Post
So, is John Gruber also the Macalope? It's been more or less alluded that he is, but I can't get any real confirmation. Anyone?
A number of people think he is, it's been rumored for five years by now, and he's doing that "amusing" non-denial thing. I very much doubt it. The Macalope does have a personal blog as well, and posts the same sort of quick little soundbites that Gruber fills DF with. If they were the same person, I think they would go on the main DF page.
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Oct 12, 2011, 01:57 PM
 
I hate that he does his daily updates behind a paywall.

I know that we're spoiled by everything on the web being free, but come on. Who is going to pay $40 bucks a year for MacWorld insider?

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Oct 12, 2011, 02:04 PM
 
Originally Posted by ort888 View Post
So, is John Gruber also the Macalope? It's been more or less alluded that he is, but I can't get any real confirmation. Anyone?
I've never heard this, and I don't think he is. The Macalope's humor is quite different than Gruber's. And since I only read the Macalope when Gruber links to it, I think I would have noticed the similarities after always reading one after the other like that.
     
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Oct 12, 2011, 02:05 PM
 
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Who is going to pay $40 bucks a year for MacWorld insider?
Well, if it's going to be anybody, it'll be people who pay the Apple Premium.
     
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Oct 12, 2011, 02:22 PM
 
Originally Posted by ort888 View Post
So, is John Gruber also the Macalope? It's been more or less alluded that he is, but I can't get any real confirmation. Anyone?
I thought the Macalope was someone else. I thought they had him on MacBreak weekly both before and after he was unmasked, and I'd think I'd remember if it was Gruber.
     
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Oct 12, 2011, 02:29 PM
 
It's also possible that The Macalope is like Sushi X from EGM's glory days. Not actually any one person, but rather a combination of writers.

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Oct 12, 2011, 05:09 PM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
I thought the Macalope was someone else. I thought they had him on MacBreak weekly both before and after he was unmasked, and I'd think I'd remember if it was Gruber.
Just listened to one of those switching back and forth to the 5by5 podcast. Their voices and styles of speaking are nothing alike. I realize that the voice was disguised in that podcast, but the Macalope has that slight embarrassed giggle every now and then that would be hard to fake. Gruber is almost morose.
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Oct 12, 2011, 05:17 PM
 
I think Gruber is a cold, unaffectionate robot.
     
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Oct 18, 2011, 04:58 AM
 
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He's also a giant apple fanboy even though he claims not to be.
Does that make him a...

     
   
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