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Since I have had no vacation time this year I booked the entire month of December off.
Much to my surprise, it was actually approved. - Stephan from iPhone
Still 400 hours to go. - Stephan from iPhone
Well done! Anything exciting planned, or will you hibernate for a month? - Corinne L
Always a smooth move to use up leave during the Secret Santa Season. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Niiiiiice! - Kristin
It wasn't planned, I was afraid they wouldn't carry over everything. But after a year of only three days off I need it. No plans, just a lot of extra time with the two year old! - Stephan from iPhone
I will just work Dec 31. For the social aspects. :) - Stephan from iPhone
That sounds great, Stephan! - Jenny H. from Android
You could go south for the winter.... - Spidra Webster
Melly - #TeamMarina
RT @saladinahmed: Vader was also far more human - and more persuasive - in the first draft of EMPIRE. I mean, this is deep:
RT @saladinahmed: Vader was also far more human - and more persuasive - in the first draft of EMPIRE. I mean, this is deep:
"Have you never wanted to be more fridge than man?" - Andrew C (✔) from Android
"Have you ever just wanted to wear a badass spacesuit?" - Mo Kargas
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
So the one guy left while I was commiserating with a fellow Florida transplant, then irreconcilable differences guy texted after a week of radio silence, then long time crush we call Golde Ratio Guy showed up, and now Michael Stipe and his entourage makes an appearance. It's Friday night, y'all. Reporting from the pub. Over and out.
Yeah, like Michael Stipe hangs out in Athens, GA. Oh, wait... - Joe
When are you getting your own reality show? - Spidra Webster
Any minute now. I'm sure of it. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
And I want Franka Potente to play me in the tv version because I'm vain like that. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
What's the frequency, Florida Ratio? - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Ha! Took me a minute, but I get that. Good one. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
REM documentary premieres tomorrow night. REM by MTV ironically not on MTV. - Steve C Team Marina
Oh it's all the rage. Local bars are showing the thing and selling tickets. No joke. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
*wonders if Stipe still smells overpoweringly of garlic* - Big Joe Silence
Petty LaBelle
RT @advicetowriters: Being a writer is like having homework every night for the rest of your life. LAWRENCE KASDAN #amwriting #writing
RT @advicetowriters: Being a writer is like having homework every night for the rest of your life. LAWRENCE KASDAN  #amwriting #writing
Eric - Regulate
Gwyneth Paltrow Slaps Back At Martha Stewart’s “Concious Coupling Pie” With A Recipe For “Jailbird Cake” -
Gwyneth Paltrow Slaps Back At Martha Stewart’s “Concious Coupling Pie” With A Recipe For “Jailbird Cake”
"The passive-aggressive rich white lady food feud continues! Back in October, life inspiration and OG Martha Stewart came for snobby cup of cultured almond milk Gwyneth Paltrow by publishing a feature on Thanksgiving pie recipes in the November issue of Martha Stewart Living titled “Concious Coupling“. And yesterday, Gwyneth took out her earrings (“Here Tracy, hold my $12,050 Harry Winston pink diamond studs“) and took a swipe at Martha by posting a recipe for “Jailbird Cake” to First pies, now cakes? Damn, these bitches fight dirty!" - Eric - Regulate from Bookmarklet
Jason Toney
Steven Perez
I'm now officially on vacation for the next 30 days. Ahhhh.
Did you become a German citizen all of a sudden? - Spidra Webster
Nope, I'm just very good at scheduling my PTO. :) - Steven Perez
Nice, enjoy the vacation! - Stephan from iPhone
Awesome! Enjoy! :) - AHnix (Anna Haro)
I bow to your skills. Enjoy the vacation! - Spidra Webster
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
For the record, I made an effort and put on lipstick, and it was pretty for the15 minutes from when I left my apt to eating this burger.
I just thought today was Thursday for some reason. That never happens. Usually I think every day is Friday.
Awwww - a one-star Goodreads review of mine has a comment thread that's been running for more than two years but has never devolved into ad hominem attacks, despite several differences of opinion. Someone just posted to thank everyone on the thread for maintaining a civilized conversation and "demonstrating what the Internet should be". <3
I feel like two years must be some sort of record for a YA novel. - Jessie
Melly - #TeamMarina
RT @ausbt: Radical 'passenger pod' concept: bunk beds for business class via @skift #avgeek #aviation
RT @ausbt: Radical 'passenger pod' concept: bunk beds for business class via @skift #avgeek #aviation
Teases. I've been seeing concepts like this for since I was a kid. Some of those were 20 years older than me. I wish they'd just do it already. - Anika
Before I'm too old to climb in one! - Melly - #TeamMarina from FFHound!
Sarah G.
I'm not that many generations removed from people that had to kill their own food and yet I'm like "a wedge salad is way too much work..."
But if you eat it over the sink there are no dishes to wash. - Todd Hoff
I wonder if there's a raw cabbage version of wedge salad? - Brent Schaus from iPhone
Spidra Webster
Bogus Journal Accepts Profanity-Laced Anti-Spam Paper | Scholarly Open Access -
Bogus Journal Accepts Profanity-Laced Anti-Spam Paper | Scholarly Open Access
"The International Journal of Advanced Computer Technology has accepted for publication a manuscript that was first written in 2005 to protest spam conference invitations. The paper contains the F-word throughout the manuscript. International Journal of Advanced Computer Technology This is the paper that was sent to the journal in response to its spam. The original paper (selection above) was written by David Mazières and Eddie Kohler and is entitled “Get me off your f—–g mailing list.” It is available here. After receiving a spam email from the International Journal of Advanced Computer Technology, Dr. Peter Vamplew of Federation University Australia’s School of Engineering and Information Technology sent the anti-spam article as a reply to the spam email without any other message, expecting that they might open it and read it, but not that it would be considered for publication. To his surprise, the journal accepted the paper and sent him an acceptance email that had two PDF... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
I think more papers should cite this one. - Stephen Mack
God. That research is so out of date. 2005, really? - Joe
And, the guy who runs that blog is a wing nut. But that is beside the humor of this particular blog post. Sometimes, wing nuts will post interesting things. - Joe
I first found out about it via Twitter and linked to this blog for the screenshots. - Spidra Webster
Never forget, at the end of all those Pace Picante Sauce commericals a guy rallies a group of men to murder a man by hanging. Because fresh vegetables. And spices.
As if Subway's catchphrase was "Eat fresh! Or die!" - Brian Johns
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Someone is using a photo of me for their advertising. Bwahahahhaa!
"Not this!" :D - Brent Schaus from iPhone
:D - Pete
I hope they paid you a big modeling fee! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
With good attribution... it's always good when folks play nice with ©. - SAM
Yeah, attribution is part of my copyright on Flickr. :) - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
The Secret Life of Passwords - -
The Secret Life of Passwords -
"Howard Lutnick, the chief executive of Cantor Fitzgerald, one of the world’s largest financial-services firms, still cries when he talks about it. Not long after the planes struck the twin towers, killing 658 of his co-workers and friends, including his brother, one of the first things on Lutnick’s mind was passwords. This may seem callous, but it was not. Like virtually everyone else caught up in the events that day, Lutnick, who had taken the morning off to escort his son, Kyle, to his first day of kindergarten, was in shock. But he was also the one person most responsible for ensuring the viability of his company. The biggest threat to that survival became apparent almost immediately: No one knew the passwords for hundreds of accounts and files that were needed to get back online in time for the reopening of the bond markets. Cantor Fitzgerald did have extensive contingency plans in place, including a requirement that all employees tell their work passwords to four nearby... more... - Jessie from Bookmarklet
"Microsoft’s technicians, Lutnick recalled, knew that they needed to take advantage of two facts: Many people use the same password for multiple accounts, and these passwords are typically personalized. The technicians explained that for their algorithms to work best, they needed large amounts of trivia about the owner of each missing password, the kinds of things that were too... more... - Jessie
"Several years ago I began asking my friends and family to tell me their passwords. I had come to believe that these tiny personalized codes get a bum rap. Yes, I understand why passwords are universally despised: the strains they put on our memory, the endless demand to update them, their sheer number. I hate them, too. But there is more to passwords than their annoyance. In our... more... - Jessie
"Rachel Malis, 29, a friend’s former housemate, heard about my password fixations and emailed hers to me: “Odessa,” the Ukrainian city of her father’s birth. It seemed unremarkable to me. But she said there was more to it. So I suggested we meet for coffee. We sat for an hour while Malis nursed a latte and explained what gave her password its power for her. Passwords do more than... more... - Jessie
"Asking strangers about their passwords is a touchy proposition. Push too hard, and you come off as a prospective hacker. Go too easy, and people just rant about how much they hate passwords. Still, it’s not every day that you stumble across a conversation topic that teaches you new things about people you’ve known for years. I discovered, for example, that my father — a recently... more... - Jessie
"The Internet is a confessional place. With so little privacy, passwords may soon be tomorrow’s eight-track player, quaintly described to our grandchildren. Ten years ago, Bill Gates announced during a tech-security conference in San Francisco that “people are going to rely less and less” on passwords, because they cannot “meet the challenge” of keeping critical information secure. In... more... - Jessie
So I just realized that the animal decal on Karina's wall that I've been telling her is a hippo is actually a rhino. #parentfail
That's three years of therapy right there for Karina. - Steve C Team Marina
And then when her teacher calls to tell you of her inexplicable inability to recognize a hippo..... - WarLord
This is like the adoptive dad who assumed his ethnic Korean kid was Chinese all over again! - Andrew C (✔)
That's ok, There was this big glass cookie jar than nobody in the family could identify what animal it was supposed to be, for almost four decades. There was disagreement over whether it was an elephant (based on its feet and tail) or a pig (based on it's face) or some sort of freakishly weird combo animal (which was the most acceptable answer). It wasn't until it was finally passed down to me that I got a chance to see it again, and figured out it was a hippo. - April Russo
Can we see a pic of this rhino so we know how much to mock you? - SAM
^ That. - Kristin
It's a rhino who lost his horn in an unfortunate poaching incident but lived to tell the tale. - Melly - #TeamMarina
April, that sounds a bit like the wildebeest (gnu) that legend says was made from leftover parts: the head of a warthog, the stripes of a zebra, the horns and neck of a buffalo, the body of a cow, and the mane and tail of a lion. - Anne Bouey
Actually, it just looks like a pig with elephant feet. - April Russo
It's clearly got a horn, but I'm usually looking at it in semi-darkness before we've turned on the lights in her room. I didn't notice the horn until recently, and she knows hippos from "But Not the Hippopotamus" so I just kind of starting pointing it out to her as a hippo without really looking at it. - Jandy
Realtor called to tell me the property has a buyer, who plans to stucco the house and wants me to stay. More than two weeks after the deadline. Maria said she'd tried to contact the housing authority but they're notorious for not returning calls or emails, so I'm going to their office this morning see if this is doable.
Nervous about getting hopes up because the last few months have been full of letdowns. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
That would be great and I hope the housing authority let's it work out. All available fingers are crossed. - bentley
Oh! I hope it works out! Fingers crossed here, too! - Yvonne Renee
I hope it works out! - John (bird whisperer)
I will definitely let y'all know what I find out. Thank you <3 - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Fingers crossed. - Anne Bouey
^ this! Thinking all the good thoughts for you! <3 - Jennifer Dittrich
Saying prayers that this works out. - Corinne L
Hope this works out! Fingers crossed. - Bren - pseudo-Buddhist from iPhone
Fingers, toes, eyes crossed... - Me
Rooting for you that this works out! - SAM
That would be fantastic. I hope you finally get to catch a break! Sending good juju your way. - Kristin from iPhone
Fingers and toes crossed! - vicster: hon. canadian
I hope you hear some good news - Anika from Android
oh man please please please, yes, calling in all karmic debts... *fingers and toes crossed* - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Thank you my loves! At the very least, I can stop obsessing over time running out. Whether I'll be here in the spring, or next year, is up to the new owner and how long it takes him to fix the exterior. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
So, a trip well made. & since I was in that part of town, I stopped at Honeybaked & got me a big bag of ham bones so my side dishes will be on fleek this winter. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Yay! What a huge relief that must be!!! - Yvonne Renee
Boom! *Ratchet dance with Mandy* - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Congrats! I am so happy for you. You deserve to have a party. :D - April Russo
Loving this! The universe finally gave you a warm embrace. - Janet
Ha nothing definite yet, I'll still be looking for another place, and tryna pack, but with far less stress about it :-) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
:))) - Jenny H. from Android
That's a win for now! Glad to hear it. - SAM
Steele Lawman
Laura's haircut photo reminded me that my friend at the coffee shop called me "Wolverine" this morning due to my "gorgeous" hair. I had to tell her that I'm having it cut tomorrow.
I would say "ridiculous" rather than "gorgeous," but I didn't mind the compliment. - Steele Lawman
well hello there - MoTO: #TeamMarina
I for one will miss the curls in the back. - Mama Lawson
Sarah G.
That awkward moment when you realize your hotel microwave is actually a safe. #OatmealNotGoingAnywhere
Sigh. - sglassme
Perhaps better than microwaving a couple hundred bucks you won at the tables.... #hotmoney - WarLord
If they hadn't put it on top of the fridge, that mistake would be less common - ellbeecee from Android
Shut your sigh-hole, glassmeyer!! It's right on top of the fridge! why would you put a microwave shaped safe on top of a fridge???? - Sarah G.
To store valuables in. - sglassme
The better question is: why you are eating oatmeal for dinner? The only acceptable oatmeal is steel cut, and you probably aren't making that in a microwave. Plus, you could have probably run a pot of water through the coffee pot to heat to make oatmeal. - sglassme
Sigh. - sglassme
Corinne L
Holy crap, I figured it out. I installed PuTTY, I figured out the WP CLI commands, I FIXED MY WEBSITE. I take back the nasty things I said about NFS. *dances around the room*
My head hurts, but oh man, I am so relieved to have this shit resolved. - Corinne L
I love ssh. - Mo Kargas
If you have any tips on working with SSH, Mo, I'd appreciate it. - Corinne L
Best bet if you're new to command lines, is to get a cheat sheet. This one is a good start - Mo Kargas
Awesome, thank you! - Corinne L
Anytime - Mo Kargas
holly #ravingfangirl
"you know what this is missing? cheese." <-- how i make most every healthy recipe... less healthy. but ultimately more delicious.
in related news, this salad is great. - holly #ravingfangirl
Steven Perez
Governor Nixon’s decision to declare a state of emergency without evidence of violence or danger only threatens to stir up tensions and denigrate the peaceful efforts of countless non-violent activists. -
From 18 to 24. I've literally grown up with friendfeed.
My son turned 9 last week and I was just thinking how when I first started using this service, it was just before his 3rd birthday. - Anika
I grew up with Usenet, so... =P - Andrew C (✔)
Time... It just flies by! - Abhishek from Android
Jason Toney
RT @saladinahmed: Everything I have ever written and everything I will ever write is garbage compared to this headline. ht @ErrorJustin
RT @saladinahmed: Everything I have ever written and everything I will ever write is garbage compared to this headline. ht @ErrorJustin
How many women does s/he respect? - Kristin
RT @spacekatgal: This is your friendly reminder that critiquing a piece of media is not censorship.
Jason Toney
RT @sarahkendzior: Now hearing there may be two Officer Jason Flanerys, roughly the same age, each accused of acts of racism. Only in #STL...
John Hodgman is “baffled” Uber exec wasn’t fired, says he won’t use Uber via @Salon
"... In particular, his public axe-grinding against Sarah Lacy was beyond unprofessional, and simply gross. And, if reported fairly, this moment from the Buzzfeed account itself implies a specific—if veiled—threat that’s an eyelash away from blackmail. “Uber’s dirt-diggers, Michael said, could expose Lacy. They could, in particular, prove a particular and very specific claim about her personal life.” And his defense—that he didn’t mean the words coming out of his mouth—is beyond cowardly. ..." - WarLord
My take: Uber and The Sharing Economy (pat pending) is just another rapacious rich guy who has a scam to avoid minimum wage and of course wage and hour laws. Silicon Valley as a group is dismissive of workers and views exploitation as new (old) business model. So much for technology freeing workers #gildedage - WarLord
Jason Toney
RT @sarahkendzior: Name of cop who killed VonDerrit Myers leaked to family lawyer, who looks him up and finds racist online writings
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