I remember disagreeing with him about something fundamental and he held his ground, we agreed to disagree. During this lively disagreement, I decided that Alex was my people.
Alex and I end nearly every conversation together with an agreement to disagree, and I count him as a close friend.
I sincerely enjoy handling the Vesper support inbox, and have made our guidelines available for anyone to read.
Five years of call center technical support work helped to shape my perspective as a designer. Now my perspective as a designer shapes my approach to providing technical support. The real lesson is that they’re the same thing.
Penn Jillette is making a movie where he’s the bad guy, and he’s crowd-funding the project.
I want to be a bad guy in my next movie. I want to be a monster. I want to be the nightmare. That’s my goal. It would be a sexier goal, I suppose, if I started out as a really good guy, but I’ve never been hero material. At 6’7″ and north of 300 pounds, I don’t look like a good guy. No one cheers for Goliath.
A great opportunity for me to make amends for pirating all those episodes of Bullshit.
My Q Branch colleague John Gruber on our plans to support sync in Vesper:
We’re breaking with policy to announce this because sync is so important to so many of you that it was becoming untenable to do otherwise. We want you to know that our priorities align with yours. Sync is the feature that almost everything else on our roadmap hinges upon.
I’m as excited as anyone about this feature.
But I just don’t get why am I supposed to be huffy about some person using a gadget not just suited but designed for taking pictures to, you know, actually take a picture with it? How are they harming anyone in the slightest?
The people I see taking photos with their iPads look happy. I won’t bother speculating on why, but it’s possible they know something we don’t.