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Automatic Takes On My Driving Data, Says Slow Down -
Automatic Takes On My Driving Data, Says Slow Down
Automatic Takes On My Driving Data, Says Slow Down
Automatic Takes On My Driving Data, Says Slow Down
"Every single time I drive my car, no matter where I'm going, the app (and the dongle which attaches by Bluetooth to keep things updated) are watching and alerting me to when I make any moves that aren't perfect." - Louis Gray from Bookmarklet
Interesting. - Stephen Mack
It's Fitbit for your car, essentially. - Louis Gray
There's an app called Dash that purports to do the same thing, but you have to buy your own bluetooth device, and it seemed like too much fiddling for me. I am interested in improving my driving habits, but not enough to drop $99 on something that requires me to plug in anywhere besides the outlet or audio jack. - Holly's favorite Anna
Kevin Fox
In this day and age and day and age and day and age and day and age and day and rage and day and age and day and age and day and age.
I saw that "rage." - Stephen Mack
Despite all the rage I am still just in this day and age. - Louis Gray
Well done, Louis. :) - Yolanda from Android
Louis Gray
Why Nest Protect Reporting an Emergency Filled Me With Comfort -
Why Nest Protect Reporting an Emergency Filled Me With Comfort
"This morning, my Nexus 5 chirped with a notification I hadn't seen before. While I was at the office, my Nest application was telling me, in no uncertain terms, that there was an Emergency in the kitchen at home. There was smoke, and the alarm from our Nest Protect smoke alarm was sounding. I called home quickly, and my wife told me, embarrassed, there was simply a small issue with the microwave, and all was fine." - Louis Gray from Bookmarklet
I really did tweet first and then call home. :) - Louis Gray
Ah, Louis. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
I figured my wife had it under control and didn't want to answer the phone while waving her hands at the device. :) - Louis Gray
So, you get notified every time someone makes the toast a little too dark? As paranoid as I am about fire, I'm not sure I'd like that. It would drive me bonkers to be carrying around a device that notifies me every time my hubby cooks something, without telling me what he is actually cooking. - April Russo
April, it's the first time I've ever been notified. As my home is appropriately smokey, it was a good call. - Louis Gray
Louis, I think you might have miss the humor in my statement. - April Russo
Oh yeah. I have zero sense of humor. Zero. :) - Louis Gray
Why do you have a smoke detector in your kitchen? - Brian Johns
In the event of smoke? It's actually in our dining area to be more precise. But it's by the kitchen. - Louis Gray
How long did you give her to answer the tweet before you called? - Bruce Lewis
There's so much not-buring-the-house-down smoke in the kitchen that most fire peeps recommend NOT putting a smoke detector in the kitchen, exactly because of the false-positive situation you are encountering. - Brian Johns
This wasn't a false positive. My house still smells like smoke. The smoke detector is in the dining area next to the kitchen. You'd approve of its placement, even if not its name. - Louis Gray
We did well today :)
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Woohoo! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Now you can lounge around and drink for 2 days without guilt :-) - Todd Hoff
Excellent! - Louis Gray
No lounging around, Todd, but we're saving up for a blót or two during our little Easter holiday starting later this week :) - Eivind
Louis Gray
Brain damage can make people immune to the gambler’s fallacy | Ars Technica -
Brain damage can make people immune to the gambler’s fallacy | Ars Technica
I think you brained my damage! - Louis Gray from Bookmarklet
That must explain me :( - Amit Patel
Louis needs MOAR sleep! :P - imabonehead
Sleep is unproductive and a waste of time. - Louis Gray
Sleep is an error - Mo Kargas
Glen Campbell
Sometimes, I really wish I was someone else.
Sometimes, I really wish I were you. - Louis Gray
Stephen Mack
Just had a meeting with the CEO and received a gift package in recognition of my 15 years at TiVo. Wow. Feeling thankful and appreciated.
They should appreciate you because from what I've seen, you kick a lot of ass. - Spidra Webster
Thanks, Spidra! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Cool! So nice to be appreciated! (Thought they might have finally given you a screensaver, though. ;-P ) - Anne Bouey
Congratulations, Stephen! I'm positive it's very well deserved! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Congrats Stephen! - Me
Congrats! I'll be right over to help you drink that Dom Perignon! Lol! - Yvonne from FFHound!
Congratulations, Stephen! - Stephan Planken
Congrats Stephen, you rock! - Louis Gray
Congrats! You deserve it. - Mary Carmen
The box is stunning, and well deserved. - Scott. Cat Herder.
Congratulations, Stephen! - Brent Schaus
Congrats! Stephen is the man! - imabonehead
Thank you, everyone! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Congrats, Stephen! I'm convinced it's well deserved :) - Eivind
Well, they give it to everyone who makes it 15 years. ;) - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I hope you'll still drink Dom P from the TiVo trophy like a race winner :) - Eivind
Awesome! Very well deserved. :) - Jenny H. from Android
Now you have 15 years of TV broadcasts to watch that were recorded while you were at work. - Vezquex
Amit Patel
Am I the only one not watching Game of Thrones?
Yes - Todd Hoff
Todd is wrong. i don't watch it either. - Big Joe Silence
It's like a contact high. - Todd Hoff
I've DVR'ed all the episodes, but still haven't watched them. - Nils Sandin
I don't either. I think the last TV series I've watched was Scrubs and Better Off Ted and both those ended in 2010. - ronin
Nope. - Sean McBride
I'm watching it as the DVD sets come out. So, yes and no. - Betsy
Never watched it. - Tamara J. B.
I am watching Bates Motel -- because Vera Farmiga is a pip. - Sean McBride
We haven't watched either. I bought the first book in the series last year, but didn't get very far with it. - Greg GuitarBuster
ha! I thought I was alone on my "not watching" island. - t-ra: lose,find,repeat
It. Is. So. Good. - Brian Fitzpatrick
I do not watch this series. - Janet from FFHound!
I haven't watched it yet. OTOH, I finally got around to watching a few seasons of The Wire. If watching Game of Thrones still seems like a good idea in 10 years, I guess I'll watch it. - Larry Hosken
Nope. - Louis Gray
Nope. Only saw the first episode or two that were shown on broadcast tv. - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ from Android
Kevin Fox
Corps making original TV shows for their vertical sites is the new corps making siloed email systems. How many little TV boxes do I need?
All of them, obviously. - David Lounsbury
Darn you Kevin for thinking of my blog post and putting it out there already. - Louis Gray
Amit Patel
A book about a society full of Louis Grays! "smarter, happier, possibly immortal, and never need to sleep"
"People who don't need sleep are more productive than those who do. This, combined with their greater intelligence, makes the Sleepless both powerful and feared." - Amit Patel
(seen at the Experience Music Project in Seattle) - Amit Patel
Tada! - Louis Gray
I feel so inferior - Amit Patel
Louis Gray
What's The Approved and Accepted Way to Make Money? -
What's The Approved and Accepted Way to Make Money?
What's The Approved and Accepted Way to Make Money?
There's been a lot of talk about money lately here in the Valley, it seems. Whether it's a product of the exceptional $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp by Facebook, Google's $3.2 billion Nest buy, the IPOs of Twitter and Facebook, sky-high valuations of private companies, or a real and growing gap between the 1% and the rest, discussion of venture funding rounds and money often appears to be as big a discussion point as the products and innovation that's made this place unique. - Louis Gray from Bookmarklet
Kevin Fox
Hello Kevin! - Georgia
Hello, World? - Tinfoil 2.0
welcome back - Claudio Cicali
HI - Me
nǐ hǎo. chīfàn le ma? - Mark Trapp
Is it me you're looking for? - Neal Krummell
Hello. - Louis Gray
Acknowledge. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Hello! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
is this a test of the emergency broadcast system? - Laura Norvig
\o, - Zu from AOD
Hey! - Anne Bouey
Hello. - Betsy
Kevin Fox is a troll. - Akiva
I thought he was a Fox. - Joe - Systems Analyst
hello world! - imabonehead
Red 4 standing by. - David Lounsbury
Kevin Fox
Gmail turns 10 today! Time got the inside scoop on how it came to be. Such nostalgia.
At what point do we decide if it was an April Fools Day joke or not? - Brian Johns
This is a really cool article. - Stephen Mack
Funny they debunked the 20% myth. I did not know that. - Laura Norvig
Remember people selling their invites on eBay? Good times. Orkut has archived our early adopter ramblings about the interface ... - Laura Norvig
Brian, it was a ten-year April Fools Day joke. Today all of your gmail will be deleted permanently. - Laura Norvig
So gmail. Much learning. - Joe - Systems Analyst
Much wow. - Paul Buchheit
Which service will last longer? Friendfeed or Gmail? - Louis Gray
Stephen Mack
Oh, and I got a haircut.
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I think you got ALL your hairs cut. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Looks fabulous! Not many have the proper head shape to pull off this look. - Janet
Thanks, Janet! m9m, not all -- kept the eyebrows. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
WHOA! I got a hair cut today, but not with such effectiveness. - Louis Gray
I like it, Stephen! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Hey handsome!!!! - furrworld
It works for you! What do the kids think? - Anne Bouey
Anne, they didn't even comment on it. Heh. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Just in time for summer! Look at the branding on that smock. It's like the hair salon knows people post pics on social media... - Spidra Webster
Just in time for your appointment with the phrenologist. - Brian Johns
How YOU doin'? :D - Hookuh Tinypants
You look so happy in that last photo! :) - Jenny H. from Android
Look at your hair, boo. - Derrick
It's all over the floor! :) - (Curtis/Alan) Jackson
Well, hello there, Handsome... *sidles over next to Stephen* (Also, does that smock have my name on it???) - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
It looks like your hairline is symmetrical, where as mine is anything but... I'm thinking I may have to go with a complete Mr. Clean look if my hair doesn't turn completely white soon. Seriously, even when I cut it short short, my head looks like a globe with random continental coastlines and a few random islands thrown in for spite. As if it isn't sucky enough to lose one's hair... and... more... - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
Mark, I know exactly what you mean. These days I start resembling the pointy-haired boss from Dilbert if I grow it out. And there are these two strange furrows top and center. I get that it's called "male pattern baldness" but do the patterns have to be so odd? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Smooth - Mo Kargas
Steven Perez
What's your favorite snack?
Pork Scratchings (pork rinds)- but I should not eat them ;) Failing that, almonds and raisins mixed with a bit of chocolate - Pete
Trail mix, celery with peanut butter, or power crunch bars. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
That's a toughie. I'd say it's a tie between gelato, Reese's peanut butter cups, and honey bbq potato chips. - Jed
Blue tortilla chips with medium 505 salsa. - Jenny H. from Android
Right now it has to be cashews. - Eric - Watch Me Now
cookies, fruit flavored Larabars, almond crackers w/ gouda cheese - t-ra: lose,find,repeat
Cheese, pickles and fruit. Maybe some cold meat with. - Jennifer Dittrich
Chopped caprese, heavy on the basil and tomatoes. It's rare that there's not a bowl of this kickin' it in my fridge. - Hookuh Tinypants
Cheese crackers...I'm addicted to them. - April Russo
cookies/chocolate - Steve C
Pita chips and hummus - Bren from iPhone
Apples & peanut butter. Strawberries & Nutella. Certain fruits with chili powder+lime. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
I can't settle on a single favorite. Fruit. Cookies. Chips. Salsa. Hummus. Marshmallow treats from the vending machine. Unicorn tears. Turkey jerky. Guacamole. Slices of baguette with slices of garlic Gouda. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
FriendFeeding. - Louis Gray
Bruce Lewis
Wait...where did Cristo come from all of a sudden?
He came from slackers? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Yes. - Louis Gray
Louis Gray
We've Gone Solar. The Data Already Shows Green Benefits. -
We've Gone Solar. The Data Already Shows Green Benefits.
We've Gone Solar. The Data Already Shows Green Benefits.
"Long on our whimsical 'to do' list has been to consider going solar. We've always known it was good for the environment, to create our own energy and give it back to the power grid, but after months and months of getting notes from PG&E saying we were using well more than our unfair share of electricity, thanks to keeping three young kids warm and in clean clothes and dishes on a daily basis, I made an investment in solar - calling up Sunrun, and getting panels on our roof that will be making energy for at least the next twenty years." - Louis Gray from Bookmarklet
35 kWh/day? Where's all that electricity going? My own consumption last year was only 2.8 kWh/day (or 1000 kWh for the year). Granted, that's only a one-person household, but here in Germany a typical family household is estimated at 2000-3000 kWh. When I lived in the Bay Area for a while many years ago, I rarely had to turn on the air-conditioning. Why isn't solar more widespread in... more... - Nils Sandin
Still, the biggest drawback to solar panels on a house is in the event of fire. The high-voltage system is still energized, so any water used by the firemen could electrocute them, so there have been cases of the fire department letting it burn. :-( That could be a major hurdle in the US, where so many houses are made of wood instead of brick. - Nils Sandin
Nils, much of our use is from our washer and dryer, our fridge and freezer, and HVAC. That doesn't even touch TVs or other electronics. - Louis Gray
Nils: In fact, California is adding solar capacity rapidly--but those German figures are much lower than typical California figures, which are in turn much lower than typical U.S. figures. (Our two-person household, a much smaller house than Louis's, uses 11kWh/day averaged over a year. 95-98% of that comes from a small rooftop installation.) I don't believe most U.S. solar installations are "high-voltage," for that matter. - Walt Crawford
I want my solar panels in the desert instead of on my house. They'll be higher efficiency and be better maintained. :-/ - Amit Patel
oh no, I want mine on the house. I want solar to eliminate the need (or radically reduce it!) for distribution lines and electric companies! - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
The previous owner of our house had these installed and they do help a lot, but mostly during the late spring/summer months. Generation takes a nose-dive during the winter (especially this past winter) due to more bad weather. I think at best during the past few months our electric bill was halved. But I would think you guys in Cali get more benefit year round than we do here in the... more... - ronin
I don't believe SREC's are available here. But yes, we surely do a lot better than halving our electricity bill. For us: first year, we were positive. Second year, the $4.50/month meter fee paid for whatever we used. Third year, we paid $30 more. For the year. My brother (same town, a few miles away) consistently runs positive--but he has a bigger installation and uses time-of-day metering, which we don't. - Walt Crawford
Mark "Rizzn" Hopkins
LOL - Mona Nomura
It's just wrong, isn't it? - Mark "Rizzn" Hopkins
I was cracking up. Note the liquid was on the bottom of both carpets. :) - Louis Gray
Billy Mays is way too loud. Why is he yelling? Vince on the other hand has Sham-Wowed and Slap-Chopped his way into the top spot as a media seller. - marc
Fitbit Fans
All it takes to reach your goals is to #keepgoing.
Don't sleep on your goals! - Louis Gray
Kevin Fox
I'd be fascinated to know how many people are scouring the oceans in Google Maps, looking for MH370 in satellite view.
Ooh! Ooh! - Louis Gray
they are actually doing it via tomnod, with updated satellite images, to help scan for hints - Craiv
They might even find it...on a scheduled flight...five years ago. - Steel Penguin Slippy from Android
Louis Gray
Shift workers: Sleep loss may cause brain damage, new research says - -
Lies. All Lies. - Louis Gray from Bookmarklet
Sleep is productive and a good use of time. - Steel Penguin Slippy from Android
Louis Gray If You Took a Photo, You're Sharing it, Right? - If You Took a Photo, You're Sharing it, Right? If You Took a Photo, You're Sharing it, Right?
"As technology advances forward, the way we share changes. We've moved from slide carousels of vacations and Walgreen's photo labs to online photo book replicas, and in-stream editing. We're not backing up our photos to CDs and DVDs, and I don't see a future where I'll hand my kids a microscopic Flash drive upon graduation. They'll just know. Any photo that's ever been taken that I want them to have will be available - and I shouldn't have to do anything." - Louis Gray from Bookmarklet
Great post, Louis. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Thanks, Stephen! - Louis Gray
With all the work that's gone into surfacing good content, it's sad that this is still true: "Or worse, we'll just delete the ones that make us look bad, and post the entire glob of photos as a collection - a digital slide show that hopes our friends will care enough to find their favorite, and leave us a comment, Like or +1 in return to give a head nod of agreement." - Bruce Lewis
Glen Campbell
I should "cultivate an appreciation of small pleasures."
The size of the pleasure doesn't matter. - Louis Gray
holly #ravingfangirl
just went to check and see how the FitBit did for that run (since it tends to underreport when i am on the treadmill) and... i apparently didn't take it out of sleep mode this morning when i woke up. >.<
luckily it seems to have figured it out? - holly #ravingfangirl
Fitbit still counts steps even if it thinks you are sleepwalking. - Louis Gray
Mary Carmen
Where do you wear your Fitbit? ETA: I wear mine on my bra.
Clipped to my pants pocket. - Betsy
Center of my bra - Hedgehog
Levi's coin pocket - Nils Sandin
Middle inner edge of left bra cup. - Katie
in the mixed nut bowl - VALZ SCARLETTS MAMA
coin pocket of my jeans, pocket of my dress pants or clipped to the waistband of my underwear - ~Courtney F
pocket or clipped to waistband - holly #ravingfangirl
Clipped to pants pocket (facing inward, now that I've lost one already) or attached to keychain. - Jason P
Right (non-dominant) wrist! (Force.) - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Inside front left belt loop of pants. Big loops, small belt. - Neal Krummell
Left (non-dominant) wrist - Bruce Lewis
Bra, one side near the top where the strap joins. Sometimes it does create a bump under what I'm wearing but whatevs. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Clipped to my pocket. - Steven Perez
Mostly in my pocket, unless I don't have a pocket (like the skirt I'm wearing today). Then it gets clipped to my bra. - vicster: full-bodied
Usually in my pocket, but when I'm at home and in my pj pants (which lack pockets), I clip it on my bra. - Katy S
left wrist (Flex) - Bash
Center of my bra. - Louis Gray
On the waistband of my underoos. - Jenny H. from Android
Left bra cup too. - Janet
Coin pocket unless I'm not wearing jeans, and then the front center of my bra. - Holly's favorite Anna
Usually in my pocket. - Laura
Dominant wrist (right). I tried my bra, but everyone laughed at me. - LB's Bubba. The other 1
Usually clipped to my waist - Elena
Desk drawer. - Amit Patel
Bra. - Jenny
Stephen Mack
Fatal accidents following changes in daylight savings time: the American experience -
Fatal accidents following changes in daylight savings time: the American experience
"Conclusions: The sleep deprivation on the Monday following shift to DST in the spring results in a small increase in fatal accidents. The behavioral adaptation anticipating the longer day on Sunday of the shift from DST in the fall leads to an increased number of accidents suggesting an increase in late night (early Sunday morning) driving when traffic related fatalities are high possibly related to alcohol consumption and driving while sleepy. Public health educators should probably consider issuing warnings both about the effects of sleep loss in the spring shift and possible behaviors such as staying out later, particularly when consuming alcohol in the fall shift. Sleep clinicians should be aware that health consequences from forced changes in the circadian patterns resulting from DST come not only from physiological adjustments but also from behavioral responses to forced circadian changes." - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
PDT, PST -- I don't care. Pick one, stick with it. F THIS TIME CHANGE B.S. People actually die. - Stephen Mack
Proof of concepts in Arizona and Hawaii already. If it works for them, let's all do the same. - Stephen Mack
I'm with Stephen. - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
I totally agree, Stephen. This time change makes no sense whatsoever. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
I'm also with Stephan. - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
Do we get those lives back in the fall when people are extra rested? - Eivind from Android
Eivind is on a roll when it comes to his comments this evening. - Friar Will
Heh, Eivind. Lisa, I like that you're with me twice! - Stephen Mack
Technically, yes. I am with you twice. - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
Surely, we should have a national holiday the Monday & Tuesday after the time change… - Amit Patel
Thought of this when I saw this story: - Anika
Daylight Savings is, by definition, a waste of time. One could also argue it's unproductive. - Louis Gray
It's also "Daylight Saving Time". - (Curtis/Alan) Jackson
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
RT @mikedrucker: I want to crawl inside a pillow and become that pillow and exist as a pillow in the eternal sleep state.
Sleep is unproductive and a waste of time. - Louis Gray
Victor Ganata
I think only getting 6 hours of sleep a night is really suppressing my immune system. Or maybe it's time I saw a doctor.
"I'm starting with the man in the mirror / I'm asking him to make a change" - Andrew C (✔)
If I could get six hours of sleep a night, I'd be celebrating. I can't seem to consistently aggregate more than 4-1/2. - vicster: full-bodied
Sleep is unproductive and a waste of time. - Louis Gray
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
This latte is going to bite the entirety of my ass tonight by not letting me sleep at all. I'll be wide awake until like 2 am right? 😤
You'll need to counteract it with alcohol #NotMedicalAdvice - Victor Ganata
Honey that's just #LifeAdvice :D - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Sleep is unproductive and a waste of time. - Louis Gray
Maybe for you, honey. Maybe for you. :) - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Maybe. - Louis Gray
Louis Gray
QuizUp ownage, Gunny edition.
I fatfingered a couple of answeres Damn you Louis :D - A Gunny named Slickback
The most important bit of this isn't that you missed a question, Gunny. It was the perfect score. - Louis Gray
OH. I see. Smart Louis is smart :) - A Gunny named Slickback
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