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Louis Gray
For those who are curious... today is going to be the day. The "Schwag Magnet" twins are coming. Don't expect minute by minute...
Congrats Louis! - Ross Miller
I love the Schwaggin Waggon - Eric Schlissel from twhirl
Awesome! Can't wait to meet your two new kids and hope everything goes as well as possible. - Robert Scoble
When Maryam had Milan we were actually able to use our iPhones in between contractions. (Milan was born at Stanford, just like Louis' kids are -- great wifi there). Maryam didn't want any video, so we did photos and audio. Just be prepared to put down the iPhone IMMEDIATELY when your wife needs you. Otherwise the consequences are harsh. :-) - Robert Scoble
Mazel Tov and may all go as seamlessly as possible. - Mathew A. Koeneker
Wi-Fi at Lucille Packard is great, BTW. :-) - Louis Gray
Congrats! Don't worry about us and take some time offline! - Xavier Bartholome
Louis: I told you it rocks. So, is your wife admitted already? Or did they tell her to take a walk and come back in three hours like they told Maryam? (We went to Jack in the Box, and later, even back home cause, while Maryam was having contractions, she wasn't dialated enough to give birth for nearly 12 hours after we first went to Lucille Packard (Stanford's hospital for children). - Robert Scoble
Oh, and if you know Thomas Hawk, do anything you can to get him to come by and make photos. He took the most spectacular photos of Milan (and my family) that I really treasure to this day. - Robert Scoble
Matthew- Seamless birth , hmm. Kind of counter-intuitive. Louis-all the best to you,wife and twins. - Mark Forman
Congrats! - Yuvi
Good Luck Louis! Stay positive. - Jon-Paul Bussoli
I'm going to sleep hoping we hear great news when I wake up. Just remember, photos, we want photos!!! - Robert Scoble
We are admitted. Contractions are 4-5 minutes apart. We'll be here for a while. - Louis Gray
Cool. Any bets on the time? I'll bet that they are here by noon. Ahh, long night for Louis ahead! Breathe! Breathe! Breathe! :-) - Robert Scoble
I don't dare bet on a time. That's bad luck. But I'm not going anywhere, and she's not either. Duncan Scoble Gray and Cyndy Corvida Gray might debut in the morning. - Louis Gray
now you are ego pandering! Well I am off to bed. Our house is childproofed now and is awaiting the arrival. Milan is looking forward to having a couple of new friends to share toys with. Thinking good thoughts for you both. - Robert Scoble
Be interesting to see how many posts a week you're going to be able to manage now... :-) - Andy Davies
And no, those won't be their real names. :-) - Louis Gray
Congrats man! Get ready for the wild ride. - Mark "Rizzn" Hopkins
Best of luck throughout the night Louis. Hopefully when I wake up the two new Grays will be ready to blog. - MG Siegler
In case you guys wanted to know where you rate, we haven't told any family on either side that we're here. Didn't want to wake anybody up. Once we get close to 7 a.m. PDT, depending where we are then, maybe we'll let them know. Thanks for the notes. (Is this the first FriendFeed "live" birth?) - Louis Gray
Wooo, awesome! Congrats in advance. :) - Don MacAskill
Congrats and good luck! And they'll share a birthday with @crazybob's #2! - Cyndy
Contractions are 2-3 minutes apart now. Both of them hanging out, and both of us, hanging in... - Louis Gray
I do like the names you've chosen, though. Although you haven't managed to tack FriendFeed or Disqus in there. Maybe two middle names would work. I did that with #4 so she could be named after three family members. - Cyndy
Best wishes! - Mark Dykeman
Congrats!! :) - Paula Hawk
My daughter was born in a different age (1991). I couldn't provide updates to the world on an iPhone. Heck, all I could have done (I didn't) would have been to drive home, fire up the Mac Plus and my 2400bps modem, and posted text updates to the Deep Thoughts and Grotto BBSes. - Ontario Emperor from fftogo
@Ontario My last was born in 2005, and I couldn't even update THEN... they ban all cell usage and WiFi is still a pipe dream. They are still going with the "cell phones mess with equipment" airline story. - Cyndy
And regarding names...you could work "Obama" and "McCain" in there somehow...Duncan Scoble FriendFeed Obama Gray? :) - Ontario Emperor from fftogo
first photos better be with the cn stickers :) - Allen Stern
Congrats Louis! am excited for you. - Nick Halstead
Good luck to all four of you! - Chris Nixon
Congratulations Louis! Life as you know it has now changed. Good luck to all of you. - Rob Diana
Allen: CN stickers are in my hand _right now_. Kid you not. You might get lucky. - Louis Gray
Very exciting. Good luck! - Dave Stanley
Omg! How exciting! Congratulations!!!! - Sarah Perez
Congratulations and enjoy every minute! - RyanEs
WOOT!! Good luck to you and your wife at the hospital today Daddy Grey. - Mike Fruchter
You'er not streaming the whole event? ;-) No I agree some things are sacred. Unless you're scoble. I bet mrs scoble is happy that qik wasn't released when she gave birth... - Gez
Congratulations LG. God Bless - Keith - @tsudo from twhirl
I'll add my congratulations! I'll enjoy taking a rest from your articles :P - Tim Hoeck
Good luck. - James Rishabh Mishra
Congrats Louis! I know what raising twins is like, so I'll wish you good luck as well :) - Shey
Gez: there were certainly video options when Milan was born. She made it very clear that video wasn't to be used. - Robert Scoble
This will be up there as one of if not your BEST day - Christian Anderson
Agree wholeheartedly with Christian.... - Chris Reed
CONGRATULATIONS DADDY!!!!!!!!! - Susan Beebe
Congrats! - Dave Peck
I too will add congratulations! - Andy Tinkham from twhirl
Congratulations Louis! I can only imagine how excited you must be right now. - Caleb Elston
Waiting..waiting...waiting.... ;-) - Hutch Carpenter
Only 8 hours gone by. Our first was 37 hours. The second was like 2 - Capn' One Eye - adrift
Back at Hutch: Waiting...waiting...waiting... - Louis Gray
Congratulations! - Steve Lynch
Ten hours now. Cigars at the ready. - Russellreno
Wishing the best for all four (!) members of the family!!! - Dustin Harris
CONGRATS LOUIS! Glad I get to be in the names :D Can't wait for pictures though. I need to get "shegeeks" and "hegeeks" schwag over there asap! - Corvida
I hope you got plenty of Coffee and brought your laptop battery plug. It's going to be a loooooooong day/night. Hey at least you got FF to kill the time :-) - Mike Fruchter
Update: Things are obviously not the fastest I've ever seen, but progress is progress. We're at six cm. I didn't want to do a cm by cm update, but here we are! Nurses seem excited, so I'll pretend I am. - Louis Gray
This is one occasion when comments really need timestamps... - Andy Davies
This just in..... LG still waiting as of 5 minutes ago. Now in hour 13. http://friendfeed.com/e... - Russellreno
I am jealous. The arrival of one was a joy. Two would have blown my mind! - Capn' One Eye - adrift
Turning to superstition a bit, I got out of my A's shirt, which I've been wearing since we got here. Let's see if wearing the DISQUS shirt I got from Daniel Ha does the trick. :-) - Louis Gray
All in good time. Heck, I would be excited as hell. :) - Mathew A. Koeneker
For those watching this thread, obviously things have taken longer than we expected. Dilation has been slow, and the doctors are talking C-Section. We're trying to avoid. Babies are doing great. - Louis Gray
C-Section imminent, as labor stalled (you might have noticed). Hopefully, back with good news soon. - Louis Gray
Well, this is the sixth thread goin' on the twins, so (1) Louis we're hangin' with ya buddy and (2) get on with it already ... I want to go to sleep :) Seriously, positive, warm and happy thoughts ... and coffee. - Charlie Anzman
at this rate, i think Scoble's gonna have to change his bet from noon Friday to noon on Saturday! - Susan Beebe
Baby Grays are here! The boy clocked in at 9:01 at 5 pounds, and the girl weighed in at 4 pounds, 3 oz at 9:02. Both healthy. - Louis Gray
YEAH!!! Congratulations!!! This is wonderful news - both healthy!! awesome....next, what are their NAMES?? - Susan Beebe
bump for the oldest thread i've ever found on ff, post-congrads, :) - chaz2b
Matthew and Sarah are now five years old. Happy birthday, twins! - Louis Gray
Kol Tregaskes
No Matter How Hard You Try, It Is Impossible To Fax A Cat #shareit
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LOL! - Kol Tregaskes
That poor cat looks so confused. - kendrak
but it's so warm on top of the scanner! - DJF
Time for a cat scan! - Jemm
Iz I the right way up for printing? - Vicky
This is clearly not my cat. If this was my cat he's have one arm shoved down into the printer trying to tear up all the internal whirling bits with his bare claws. - Soup in a TARDIS
LOL, Soup! - Kol Tregaskes
Too Funny! Reminds me of the San Mateo Cat Shelter where one of the cats loves to sleep on top of the laster printer where the paper comes out... - Greg Lato
Kitty!!!! - Janice
keep trying! - Morgan
FEED ME A CAT - tehKenny
Kol, it is NOT impossible. And that's all I'm saying. - Steven Perez
Push harder - Josh Haley
LOL@Jemm - AJ Batac
آخی - یک بابک
Hehe, Steven. I won't ask. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
Gosh, just noticed this post has nearly 150 likes! :-D - Kol Tregaskes
1 closer....hilarious! - Jeffrey Marsh
There we go 150 likes. :-D - Kol Tregaskes
I'm in ur faxx masheen -- sendin de faxxez.... - Stephanie Segel
thanks, i needed a laugh - chaz2b
FAXCAT IS NOT AMUSED - Karl Knechtel
iz dat some copycat? - bora "head" basman
LOL, now nearly 200 likes! :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Thats no fax machine, thats my new patented kitty juicer! - Threepwood
Just one more like... please. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
it's over two huuunddreeeed - bora "head" basman
MOAR! - Pat Hawks
I need 9 copies please ! - Faraz Mullick
A cute cat :) - Mohammad Abdurraafay
Haha, Faráz. - Kol Tregaskes
Next target, 250 likes. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
Friendfeed loev faxcat :o - Karl Knechtel
Pussy by fax. What will they think of next? - Mattb4rd
X)) - Neya
OMGosh, next up is the 300 likes mark. Anyone care to join in? ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
Honestly, i'm not generally a fan of the Cat memes... But that is classic. - Alistair (alpinefolk)
You know this is the 7th most liked entry on FriendFeed ever: http://beta.friendfeed.com/search... !!! - Kol Tregaskes
Kol, this thread is pure genius. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
But only almost 50 comments.. :) - Simon Wicks
Simon, there's not much to comment regarding the picture :) But meta-comments are more than appropriate! - Ivan Zuzak
Simon, yeah we need 1500+ comments now, who wants to start? ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
there we go then for the 1500+!! - Jaap Willem
1600+ to beat the FFundercats live chat thread. I think with this real time now on all threads we're going to see some truly epic comment numbers. - Simon Wicks
Ivan, no the picture speaks for itself. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
OK, now it's the 4th: http://beta.friendfeed.com/search... - it's gonna take a huge effort to break the record of 452+ likes here: http://beta.friendfeed.com/imified... - Kol Tregaskes
OK, now this is the 3rd most liked entry: http://beta.friendfeed.com/search... :-D Crazy! - Kol Tregaskes
Too bad I am fresh out of likes of I would do it again. - Mr. The Jason Fleming
I'm using this photo in the latest chapter of can haz murder - anna sauce
Hehe, Anna. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
One more for 350 likes, LOL. This is mental! :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Come on, 350 cats for a cat getting crushed? You guys are mean. :-P - Richard A.
I'd like again if I could :-) - Dobromir Hadzhiev
bump - Simon Wicks
Richard, LOL! - Kol Tregaskes
Awesomely funny! - Martha
Next target: 400 likes? ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
theres one more for you Kol - Toby Graham
Toby, you're very kind. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Cute *_* - Sybelle
Hehe. - Kol Tregaskes
Just 6 more likes for the 400 then I'll leave you alone. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
can you spare a cat 6 likes? - Mr. The Jason Fleming
sweet - Eric Hofmann
Haha, Jason, wow 406 likes, madness! :-D - Kol Tregaskes
Madness? THIS. IS. FAX CAT. - Mike Nayyar
Well 452 likes is the record, hmm I think that is pushing it. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
Awesome. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
this is underfaksink at its worzt - pb:
Petr, I have no idea what you mean, but thank you. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
@Kol .. :] that, partially, might have been the purpose.... I don't know it exactly either. :] .. was I reflecting on a cat under the fax, and that it is hard to fax that way ... /?:] ... "underfaxing at its worst" .. - pb:
Ah, OK, Petr. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
there ya have me ! :] .... see, to be honest with you, i saw this pic couple days ago, but i let it go, without posting it ..... what does that make me? :] - pb:
OMGosh, just 23 more likes to beat this: http://beta.friendfeed.com/imified... ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
433 Like ! Wow ! - Like
Freemor, yes very cute! :-D - Kol Tregaskes
cute~ - Chan Pen
that's why is called a cat scan and not a cat fax. - Phil Maxwell
oh ... a scan. not fax?! .... it looked to me like she was faxink - pb:
Just 5 more likes needed. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
Fax, Petr. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
even a flat cat... faxes just can't handle the hair. You'd have to shave the cat first, else the hair will burn and stick to the drum... a mess! (I am extrapolating from transparencies, mind, i don't have access to a cat to test) - Iphigenie
Hehe, Joelle. This is now tied for the 'likes' top stop. One more then, hehe. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Hehe, Greg. Blimey! Erm, is that not far from 500 likes now? ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
Bloody marvelous, Kol. Wish I could like it again... too cute (and help u to 500 likes). - Roberto Bonini
I couldn't believe it when I logged on from the morning over posting it and saw it was at something 200 likes! You all have a strange fetish with cats and fax machines, hehe. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
Am I the only one who saw this and their first thought was - My goodness did someone break that cats neck? It still freaks me out a little - Steve C Team Marina
Steve, it does look a little out of place, but cats are pretty bendy. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
They fax much better if you flatten them first. What? - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
LOL, Kevin. - Kol Tregaskes
i can also imagine the cat going there cause it is snug and warm - Iphigenie
Ey, it would be a tad warm on there, especially after a long working day. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
Caption which needs to be said aloud: Uh Ohz, I'm totally FAXED! - sofarsoShawn
Hehe, Shawn. 10 more for the big 5-0-0. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Countdown! 8 more now! - Mike Nayyar
bump for more likes - Josh Haley
One more!! :-) - Kol Tregaskes
I took mine away, too much pressure. - Steve C Team Marina
Wow, there we go, 500 likes!! Thank you all!! :-D - Kol Tregaskes
I think Fax Kitty deserves a prize for that. - kendrak
меня, признаться, подзаебал этот кот - Отскок в плюс
Kendra, absolutely. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
So we can put this post to rest now. :-) 505 likes final count, wow! :-D Good night all! - Kol Tregaskes
did 3 people really un-like this? now at 506. wtf (edit: uh, oh, yeah, me and 2 + 506 others makes 509. dammit, jim, i'm an artist, not a mathematician) - ɐ ɯıʞ sıɹɥɔ
wish I could double like! - metalerik
Wish I could just like it at all. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
This is also still on the Best of page. That must be the longest running best of post? :-) - Kol Tregaskes
But it's a cat being crushed... - Richard A.
برای چی این همه لایک خورده؟؟؟؟؟ - نصرآبادی
Hehe, Richard. - Kol Tregaskes
copy cat - gibilix
518 like! most liked post? - Lu Tao
ay yerim yaa çok tatlı kedicikk :)) - Arzu
Lu, yeah but a long way now. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
*bump* - Andre
Blew past 500 likes - LIKE!!!!! - Roberto Bonini
OMGosh, nearly heading to 550!! - Kol Tregaskes
So we know how many people use this site. - Richard A.
So that's what Paws Printing means. - Jack&Cleo
Richard, we getting there. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
Jack, hehe. - Kol Tregaskes
this thread is making history. - vijay
Indeed .. this is a most epic thread - Mattb4rd
Hehe. 9 more for 550! - Kol Tregaskes
8... - sofarsoShawn
7. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
Actually only 5...cuz "You, Earl E Morningwood, yasin ghasemi and... 542 liked this" - sofarsoShawn
Who wants to bet how many likes this thead is going to get??? - Roberto Bonini
Gosh, no idea. - Kol Tregaskes
take some bets then come back in a year to check? - Iphigenie
:) - SokooteDel
Holy smokes .. this pussy cat is approaching 600 likes! - Mattb4rd
552 now, so there are some unlikes going on, hehe, oh well. Still an amazing amount of likes. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
560! - sofarsoShawn
And back down to 559. Hehe. - Kol Tregaskes
And how could anyone not love kitties after seeing this photo? - Susan Beebe
I liked it without reading this discussion - evidentially we have a lot of people who like the idea of faxing a cat! - Rich
Rich, yes, worrying, hehe. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
564! - sofarsoShawn
I think we'll have to recruit more ffeeps before this record will ever be broken - Mr. The Jason Fleming
maybe a good way to clone cats :) - Roberto
Hehe, Roberto. - Kol Tregaskes
This surely couldn't hit 600 likes, could it!? - Kol Tregaskes
It could! Keep bumping it up! - imabonehead
It will :) - Roberto Bonini
Wow, not even 600 Likes? Feh. ;-) - j1m
No yet. Close though. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Stuck on 581. - Kol Tregaskes
One of the best funny cat pictures I've seen! :-) - John Collis
Kristian, it appears to be. Hehe, John. - Kol Tregaskes
ای بابا این پیشول بی خیال نمی شود، بابا پاشو برو دنبال یه بازی دیگه ، از هفته پیش تا حالا تو فکس ولو شدی حوصله ات سر نرفته، پاشو اقلا بپر رو کیبوردی چیزی - Maryaminaa
11 more to 600. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
داداش كوتاه بيا، مي خواي ركورد بزني!؟ - Exir
هستم بره این کامنتتو ترجمه کنه اکسیر ! :))) داره از فضولی میمیره الان ! :D - Shayan
Hehe, 6 more likes. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Need 1 more like, by my calculation, to get to 600 - Josh Haley
Another unlike then, back down to 598. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
it's 598+3, at the moment ;-) - Andre
There we go, 601!! Wow, can't believe it. :-D Thanks everyone!! - Kol Tregaskes
3 people un liked :( - Roberto Bonini
I think there have been made unlikes over the last week, oh well. - Kol Tregaskes
too many likes, the kitteh is burning up..stop the madness...;) - Mr. The Jason Fleming
Haha, Jason. - Kol Tregaskes
614!!!!! - sofarsoShawn
Whoa! :-) - Kol Tregaskes
man! ..Kol is gaining ... and I saw that pic one day before Kol posted it :X ..and i let it go! :[)] - pb:
Petr, who's he? - Kol Tregaskes
omg, this post passed 600 likes! - imabonehead
@Kol ..well the man .. Mr Photographer .. ok .. let me go there .. - pb:
I see. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
631 likes, amazing stuff. :-D - Kol Tregaskes
Day 11 and this thing's still going! - Phil Maxwell
Why fax yourself when you can get famous via FriendFeed? :-) - Willem (@wim66) ☠
whereas a cat *scan* is totally feasible - Megan Craig
Kol, congratulations, you won the Friendfeed Award for the most likes entry! - Jérôme
Kol is this from your rival: Squashy Cat Photography? - sofarsoShawn
Haha, Shawn. Have you really bumped this one again? ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
LOL I was actually looking at best of month and I thought I'm going to be clever :-) - sofarsoShawn
this makes me laugh every darn time I see it - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Who is this NShawnFW? ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
kitties do like to find new spots to nap :) - Maryam
LOL, now over 650 likes. - Kol Tregaskes
این هنوز در نیومده از لای این دستگاه؟ - Maryaminaa
Wow. this is good..... pleased, Kol? - Roberto Bonini
Pleased? About the number of likes? I'm happy regardless. :-D - Kol Tregaskes
So do we think it will go to 700 likes? ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
what do you mean by "it" ? say "he" or "she". :) - Maryaminaa
Haha, I was referring to the entry. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
lol - Maryaminaa
I see someone already posted 'Copy Cat' !! LOL Great picture - Kevin J Hatton
O HAI! I IZ WATIN FR COOPONZ, KTHXBYE. - WYRD 101
Neksnapper 3000 Kitten Eradicator - Kills Kittehs Dead - Mattb4rd
Hehe. - Kol Tregaskes
10 more likes for 700! :-) - Kol Tregaskes
7 more by my count! - Bec Rowe @d0tski
Oops, yes you're right, Bec. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
It's really only social convention which regards it as inappropriate, same with Xeroxing it, like one does with their b__tocks. Wait are we still talking about cats cats here or... - sofarsoShawn
OMGosh 700+ likes now!! LOL. Thank you all 702 of you. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Wow, not so bad huh? \u) - Zu from AOD
Must try this at home! - Anthony K. Valley ©
Bumping some old great posts. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Now THAT is a classic! - Allan Besselink
you have to flatten it first!!! ;) - Neda S.
This is very good humor! - TrafficBug
Hey, we've hit the 700-like mark. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
just a couple thousand to go - Mr. The Jason Fleming
LOL - Smeerch
__awesome__ - scotu
and it got resurrected once again! - Iphigenie
I managed to do it once, but I don't think I'm going to do it again. The results were a little fuzzy. - Seth Greenblatt
Bump. - Kol Tregaskes
I'm so glad this thread has been revived. The cat in the fax machine never fails to delight. - Michelle Jones
I've heard of cheap paper but this is ridiculous!! - Neda S.
Copy the cat - Alyn William
And there I was thinking this was the most liked post on FriendFeed. Darn, just 3rd. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
Just 100 more likes to go. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
Missed this the first time around. - John (bird whisperer)
Wow, over 700 likes. :-D - Kol Tregaskes
715 likes and counting. - Kol Tregaskes
who revived that one? - Iphigenie
Me, sorry. - Kol Tregaskes
Just 40 more likes. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
all right let's do it... - Iphigenie
Love this one! - Fossil Huntress
Anika
Moving on with life. The diaper pail has gone unused for almost 3 months. After 6 years in our lives, I'm not sorry to see it go.
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It's in perfect working condition, but I'm seriously thinking of drilling holes in it, painting it green and using it as a compost bin. - Anika
I'm stlll shocked that *I* spent 6 years of my life changing diapers. That was definitely never in the plans. I couldn't even begin to imagine what some of my friends with 4 or 5 kids with 2 - 3 years between them have endured. - Anika
I am not making it into a Dalek, Sean! - Anika
I saw something the other day about a new paint from Krylon for painting plastic : http://www.krylon.com/product... - Lindsay
@Haggis hmmm, you may be on to something - the composting Dalek: DECOMPOSE... DECOMPOSE... DECOMPOSE... - Adrian
Heh. And I just put one of these on the horrible baby registry my mother and mother-in-law insist I should have. - Anika Palm
Anika, you're pregnant? Congrats. This diaper pail is the best. No smells and you can use regular trash bags in it. - Anika
LOL Yeah, I'm done with the baby-making. - Anika
I am looking at that thinking it would be great for my cat litter waste. - Janet
You should have another. You make beautiful kids. - Carlos Ayala
Carlos, you crazy. I'm a raging bitch when I'm pregnant. All my friends have begged for me never to get pregnant again. They say I'm like a mean, hormonal drunk. <shrug> And I really don't ever want to do all that newborn stuff again. - Anika
That's fancy! Ours is just a regular rectangle kitchen Rubbermaid container thing. - Rochelle
i'll take your crazy ass then...ive seen the results. gonna have to have a talk with the hubster. maybe he can make somethin happen at 3am. on the sneak tip of course. - Carlos Ayala
You're horrible, LOL. You know, he was supposed to have gotten a vasectomy a week before I found out I was pregnant with our first kid. And I'm convinced that your way is how we wound up with our second. - Anika
sliding up @ 3am always does the trick....or so im told... /shrug - Carlos Ayala
Lucky you! - Hutch Carpenter
Ha. I work with three girls - two of whom are still solidly in diapers (2.5 years old and almost 1). I sometimes contemplate counting how many diapers I change in a day and then decide that would be too depressing. The 2 year old is starting to want to potty train and I'm STOKED. - Lis
I'm on the countdown to potty training the last one. Both boys trained right around 25 months, so I'm hoping the girl follows suit, she's 21 months. - Heather Solos
Two years later...I've just spray painted this black. It's finally going to be a compost bin. Finally. Two. Years. Later. *headdesk* - Anika
Adrian has pointed out that the black diaper pail looks a bit like Darth Vader....so I may need some more paints. - Anika
ROFL! - The First NoeLB
Micah
Show of hands: who took a bus to school at some point in K-12? EDIT: Good or bad experience moreover?
Yes. K-9. Then I got my driver's license and drove myself for 10-12. Edit: The experience was fine. I'm indifferent. Never had any issues but it wasn't my most favorite activity ever. - Rochelle
Nope, ever did - Just Mrs. V
*raises hand* - not a good experience. My first trip on the bus resulted in a missed stop on the way home - very traumatic for a 1st grader. Lots of bullying too. - Kevin Johnson
Kindergarten, because it was mandatory. *I was jealous on bad weather days but generally glad I walked. - Heather
Yes, throughout high school. - John (bird whisperer)
Me for 3 years. - Kenton
Yes. - AJ Kohn
*raises hand*... rode the city bus from (I think) 4th grade through high school. It was what it was. Fun some days, lousy others. Got my first contact high riding Bi-State (MO/IL). I read most of the time, so I really didn't notice much of what was going on. One of the things I like about mass transit, the opportunity to read.... but then, you didn't really ask for all that, did you? *cough* - MoTO: #TeamMarina
I walked to grade school & jr. high, but usually bus to high school until I could drive. - Tinfoil 2.0
Asked for or not, I'll take it, MOTO. :) - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
did it in 9th grade. sucked. don't want to think about it. - Big Joe Silence
Yep ... various buses in various cities. I equate it to living in dorms in college. While it may not always be the most pleasant experience, it's an easy way to make friends and helps pass time. - Kristin
or get beaten and knifed. - Big Joe Silence
It was fine, my kids actually love taking the bus. I try to explain to them that parents who love their kids take them to school, but they won't listen - RAPatton
I took an MBTA bus to high school for the first few months of my freshman year (until I dislocated my knee and had a brace from my ankle to my thigh and had to have my mother drive me, which eventually became a carpool until I started driving myself). The bus made stops through a somewhat shady area of Boston, though, so it was no big loss. I wouldn't say it was a good experience, but it wasn't really a bad one either. - Lola Bean (Penguin)
I did in 2nd grade for a few months and in 4th grade for a few months. Experience was fine, if a bit noisy. - Anika
I always wanted to ride the bus but since our town is so small, it never made sense to catch it for a 5-minute ride across town. The one exception was Freshman year of high school - my best friend lived in the country and had to take the bus to school every day, so I would catch it at the jr high by my house and join her for the last bit of the trip to keep her company. Once we got our licenses though...fuggedaboutit. :D - Hookuh Tinypants
rode the bus k-6, walk to jr high 7-9, bus/car/TRUCKS (i had some farmer sons as friends, ;) high school - chaz2b
Bus grades 7-11. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Every day until I had my driver's license. I grew up out in the country, so it was always at least 1/2 an hour, usually longer, each way. In the winter it would take even longer. It was okay. I did a lot of reading. There were some bullies on the bus in middle school and early high school. I should have been a target, but they pretty much left me alone. Well, sometimes they asked me about what I was reading. I was going through a horror phase and they approved of the gory covers and liked my plot summaries. - Katy S
Yes, K-6. It was mostly just like school, occasionally hell, and sometimes very fun. There was bullying like crazy, but when we switched drivers in 4th grade (to the guy who ran Skateland!) that crap wasn't tolerated anymore and it was mostly awesome. - Jennifer Dittrich
I rode the bus through High School. Pretty damn boring as I remember it. - Brent - Yes I am
I walked to elementary school in Romania and later in Hollywood, bus passed it all through JrH and HS. By HS I was able to ride the bus all over LA from Hollywood to downtown to Santa Monica to south central. The whole city was accessible. It never really struck at the time how cool that was as I HATED being on the bus and it just took too damn long to get anywhere. It was all about the destination not the ride. After HS I swore I would never ride the bus again. Bleah! CAR TRANSPORT FTW! - Adrian
I did when I was really young and of course on field trips, and to sporting events. I wouldn't say it was horrible. I think mostly it was normal, at least what I remember. Nothing horrible, nothing great. By 7th grade and up I rode in with my Mom as she was a secretary in the middle school/high school office. And I usually walked home from school, it wasn't that far away. :) - Rachel Lea Fox
Back when I lived in Bucharest, Romania, I took buses and/or the underground (metro) train every day for my 40-minute-each-way ride to high school (9th grade to 12th grade). But then, that's not as unusual there as it is in the US; I'd say that more than 60% of people rode public transit to/from work (instead of driving), and it is very unusual for high school students to drive (as you have to be 18 to get your license). - Tudor Bosman
7-12, although I did drive some of my 12th grade year. I always enjoyed it. - chrisofspades
I took a bus 1st to fifth grade. It was fine, just matter of fact the way it was, not much choice. - Steve C Team Marina
I took the bus in HS Frosh & Soph years. Drove Jr & Sr years. Walked to school when in elementary & Jr High. It wasn't bad. The city bus was interesting. Saw stuff like an old lady sniffing paint. - Rodfather
Sometime in high school. Might've been Sophmore year. Hated the school bus because of it's timing. Ended up riding the city bus from then on. Not too bad experience in general. - Arlan K.
K & 10-12, occasionally during 1-6. During HS it was fine. I used to walk off the bus with bruises, from being forced into the walls, by a high-schooler, during the 1-6 period. Also, had 3 bus drivers fired during that period, 2 for neglect, and one for endangerment, the guy would let some of the kids steer the damn bus. - NOT THE CRICKET
4th through 7th grades...was mostly a fine experience - Scoble, Alex Scoble
took a public bus for the 4 years in high school was ok - Valz 4 TEAMMARINA
Yes. Freeeeeezing cold in winter (Rochester, NY - Boulder, CO - Kent, OH). Sucked. - Mitchell Tsai
Yes. 6-11. Wasn't the worst thing I've endured, but some of those kids were troubled, not fun to be around. - cdogzilla | downgraded
Only 9 and part of 10 until I got my driver's license. And my stepdad drove our rural bus route, so I had no excuse for missing the bus. Never understood why he made us leave with him when he'd just be doubling back anyway. - ɐ ɯıʞ sıɹɥɔ from iPhone
I lived across the street from my K-8 school (in fact I still do!). Took the city bus to high school and actually commuted to college on the last remaining streetcar line for the first few weeks. City kids don't have school buses. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
I did. I never had a bad experience, except once when I was in 7th grade. I was a really shy girl, and I asked this girl if I could sit next to her (there were no more seats), and she started screaming at me in front of everyone. What she didn't know was that my older sister (a popular senior) was sitting in the back. Never had to worry about her again. :) - Shevonne
Yes from 6-12, though intermittently from 10-12 because my friend living down the street drove. Still took the bus the first few days just incase she was sick or had after school crap and I couldn't carpool. That bus ride is mostly why I'm afraid of cars. -__- - Colette
I was called a dirty mixed jew. - Liza + = ?
Drove myself from age 15 on. But oddly enough, getting teased by the Catholic school girls made me kind of, uhm, liked? - Liza + = ?
The first time someone tried to sell me weed was on the school bus. - Rodfather
These stories are so great! - Liza + = ?
Walked K-6, Bused 7-12. It was fine if you didnt sit all the way in the back with the crack dealers. - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
I sat in the back with the acid dealers. Those were the bullies who didn't bully me. I actually helped one with his English homework once or twice. He said I was a better teacher than his actual teacher. Any other girl who wanted to sit back there had to wear a very short skirt and put herself on display, first. I never had to do that. I sat back there and read my horror novels. - Katy S
5th-11th ... mostly good times - it was a fairly short ride... had lots of fun on other schoolbus rides though :snicker: - Chris Heath
Yellow bus K-3 (when we moved, the first day I took the bus from my new house I accidentally walked the wrong way coming home and got hopelessly lost. ended up getting picked up by the sheriffs, they were very nice), then city bus 9-12. I LOVED having a pass that would take me anywhere in the LA area, some really good memories of (a) ditching and riding all the way from Altadena to Long... more... - Elaine is trying to write
Walked from K-7 then moved. From 8-10, friends drove me in 11th and I got high by second hand smoke alone. I drove my senior year. Hated the bus, hated the early time I had to be at the stop 1/2 mile from my home. - Janet
Riding the back of the school bus until 10th grade :) - Courtney Engle
I always road the bus or walked. It was about an hour ride once I got to GA because I was in the Magnet Program. It gave me time to read. Overall, it was pretty uneventful, but it's been well over a decade since then. - Rahsheen
I rode the bus (until junior year of HS, when I went to a boarding school). Usually okay, but plenty of little idiots riding who wanted to pick on me sometimes. A couple of them even spontaneously apologized as adults for being such little pricks when they were kids. - Kamilah Reed (K. Gill)
First day of first year of junior high school (school bus). Year younger than everybody else (skipped 6th). Ratpacked by stupid older kids. After that, either rode bike (about 3 miles) or took city bus. (This *could* have something to do with my deeply introverted nature. Or not.) - Walt Crawford
I took the bus from kindergarten through grade 3, and that was fine. I took the bus again briefly in high school, but then got threatened by another student. So I stopped taking the bus after that. The student in question was suspended for it, but a suspension is only three days. I wasn't interested in risking my life. - Not That Rochelle
My Dad lived on a farm in rural MO when he was in elementary, but they didn't have a bus. On extremely cold or rainy days, he and a couple neighbor kids could catch a ride with the milk truck, but they had to ride squeezed in with the milk cans in the unheated pitch-black darkness of the windowless back part of the truck. Only a couple or three hours. - ɐ ɯıʞ sıɹɥɔ from iPhone
we were the first stop, in the sticks, about 80 minutes each morning on the bus; there was much bus napping. only 15 or so to get home, at least - Michael W. May
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RT @mbl Bedtime Stories My Kids Love - "The Gophers Shop for Thanksgiving" http://bedtimestoriesmykidslove.com/2010...
Louis Gray
Ga Ga Google Twins
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These and more were in an e-mail I got from my wife the second I got in to work. Too much fun! - Louis Gray
Your poor kids...when they grow up and find out how you sold them out they might exact revenge! Or they'll just be the coolest kids ever. - Josh Haley
totally renaming you Louis Gray, Mommyblogger. lol - Erin @queenofspain
Cute kids. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Should be default Google Image result when searching for "twins" :) - Mark Krynsky
@Erin, that would be awesome. :-) - Louis Gray
@Louis, is your wife aware of this? http://friendfeed.com/e... - Mark Krynsky
That is cute, love the hats! - Sally Church
Yes, but do you have the LouisGray.com onesies??? - http://jessestay.smugmug.com/gallery... - Jesse Stay
Haha Nice Photos - To Google Forever hah. - Raymond Marr aka Knatchwa
most adorable SERPs ever! - sean percival
@Mark, she certainly has seen it now! Thanks a lot. :-) - Louis Gray
awesome * 2 ! - Mattb4rd
Is that the latest from Google Labs?? Babies delivered by email? Great no more morning sickness, and mood swings! I'm sure it's still in beta... - Daan
+1 Daan - dgw from fftogo
The expression on Matthew's face in the 3rd pic! (At least, I *think* that's Matthew.) - Yolanda
=D - David Cook
These twin-geeks have played all web yet.:) - Igor Poltavskiy
My favorite baby geeks! - Daynah
hey these cuties showed up again! :) - Susan Beebe
ha! love it! - Marco(aureliusmaximus)
These are architected to resurface every three weeks. It's a feature, not a bug. - Louis Gray
babypimping.com - the way to beat the economy slowing! HAAH - Allen Stern
with kids this cute you know louis is "Feeling Lucky" ohhhhhhh bad joke alert! - sean percival
got to be the cutest babies i have ever seen. id love a hat and all-in-one like that :D - ♥ Stephiepooos ♥
So should I get a third outfit or make the newbie wear hand me downs? - Louis Gray
If I were the newb, I'd be all over the hmds! - MiniMage
Tudor Bosman
Jeanette's working on a new project...
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Expected to ship mid-July, 2010 :) - Tudor Bosman
Congrats! - Kenton
Nice, congratulations! - Mark Trapp
best project i've ever seen . . . congrats - asli subasi | ☮
Congratulations! - Anika
We've been bursting at the seams waiting to tell :) - Jeanette Bosman
Best wishes on your upcoming call to Fork(). - no name
Congrats, Tudor and Jeanette! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Oh wow you guys, congratulations!!! - Mona Nomura
Congrats you guys! - AJ Batac
Congrats to both of you! - Arvind Sundararajan
Con'grats !! - Peter Dawson
nice work congrats - Valz 4 TEAMMARINA
Congratulations, Tudor and Jeanette! - Anne Bouey
How is babby formed? - Gabe
congrats! - imabonehead
yeah! congrats! - Rachel Lea Fox
Wow! Congratulations to Tudor and Jeanette! - Louis Gray
Congratulations! - Jessie
Oh hai, babby! - April Buchheit
Congratulations! - Michael Hocter
Congrats! - Derrick
Congratulations! - Ruchira S. Datta
Congrats!!! =D - David Cook
ooooh great jeanette :) - Valentina*
Congratulations, Tudor and Jeanette! You are both certainly invited to use my just-for-fun http://bebepool.com site if you were planning on having friends/family prognosticate about babby's arrival :) Cheers! - Micah
congrats ! - ★ Soner Gönül
congratulations!!! - Marco(aureliusmaximus)
squirrel? - sofarsoShawn
Beautiful code :) - Susan Beebe
From the Master Coder! Awed! - Melanie Reed
Great! Congratulations, I'll be a nice, young grand-pa! - Anton Bosman
CONGRATS (: - Jini
We're MAKING that! I get a huge grin on my face every time I look at the picture :) - Tudor Bosman
Congrats!! - Georgia
Tudor Bosman
Here's an update on Jeanette's project!
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Well, it's a joint project, but she's doing most of the work :) - Tudor Bosman
Good stuff! The baby looks just like its daddy! :) - Louis Gray
Yay! They say the best way is to start with a sketch and add definition. - Kevin Fox
As my husband would say... I did my job, now you get to do yours! Haha... luckily I thought this was very funny :) - Georgia
I think it's amazing that at 18 weeks you can see all the ribs, organs etc. We even got a great view of the baby's foot and watched as the toes wiggled around. Totally cool. - Jeanette Bosman
project baby? - LarchOye
does the baby have a Facebook account yet? - imabonehead
Charlie Anzman
Fourth of July resolution - 5 days without mentioning Louis Gray in a blog post
Dislike. - Louis Gray
Just testing - Charlie Anzman
Did you win? - Louis Gray
It's hard Charlie, it's hard... - Hutch Carpenter
You could just write about Cyndy and use my name instead? - Louis Gray
Louis isn't really a person. He's a 'bot'. Mention his name. With 22 seconds, he's there. Faster than TechMeMe - Charlie Anzman
You got lucky, this time, Anzman. - Louis Gray
Yeah, I think that's my new policy. Anytime I link to a profy.com story, it's automatically going to say, "Louis Gray posted some interesting..." - Hutch Carpenter
Cyndy's been getting way too much attention lately what with the DJ stuff and all. How 'bout, 'You should really check out Friendfeed on Saturday night. It's Saturday Night Live - Live Worldwide' - Charlie Anzman
Think I just sounded like Scoble - Charlie Anzman
..."Live Worldwide Talk Show" - Hutch Carpenter
He couldn't do it! A new kind of (Mini) Venture Capital was 3 days later. http://tinyurl.com/6p8ggr - Louis Gray
Louis is the man! - Thomas Hawk
oh, hilarious. lol! - Sarah Perez
I'm counting down the days until a Chuck Norris-styled Louis Gray website pops up. Here I'll start you off: Louis Gray didn't invent the internet - he invented Al Gore. - Marco(aureliusmaximus)
Marco: just registered LouisGrayFacts.com :-P - Mark Trapp
LOVE IT - now we need a Louis Gray Facts room so we can centralize the facts lol. 50 years from now Louis Gray will be talked about by the Gen Y's children's children as a mythical digital being - Marco(aureliusmaximus)
Once you create the room, let us know...I got a couple brewing in my head region :) - Bwana ☠
All set: http://friendfeed.com/rooms... Should create a Twitter account too, could get all integrated with this. - Mark Trapp
Louis Gray doesn't type. His keys duck out of fear. - Shawn Farner
Slippy: don't be silly. Chuck Norris doesn't need to think. Ideas beg his brain for a place :) - directeur from NoiseRiver
Hey, you guys! I'm typing in an EPIC THREAD! - Hao Chen
Who is this chuck norris guy I keep hearing about? I am too lazy to google him, so friendfeed should do the job for me :P - Yuvi
Too lazy to Google something? You're in trouble, Yuvi. - Shawn Farner
@Shawn: Notice the (:P). I just figured that Chuck Norris is some kinda celebrity that I needn't need to bother knowing about till it's thrust into my face. :) - Yuvi
Poor, Yuvi :( You were a deprived child! - Hao Chen
@Hao: Guess I was just born into the wrong part of the world :P - Yuvi
Ah but can you manage it without Twitter/FriendFeed posts too? - Lawrence from twhirl
Louis is the new chuck norris? Neat! - Corvida
louis is trying to be scoble 2.0 - please stop now :) - Allen Stern
@Yuvi you don't find Chuck Norris, he finds you ;-) - Dobromir Hadzhiev
That's it! You're right Allen. I'm not mentioning Louis for at least 5 days .... - Charlie Anzman
@Dobromir: Is it from russia? :P - Yuvi
ive done facebook-free week and twitter-free week, you are doing gray-free week, i should counter with scoble-free week - Allen Stern
Allen - It's kinda like 'fasting'. I finally cheated - Charlie Anzman
Bump. - Louis Gray
Bump Back ..... Almost 2 years ?! .... Wow! - Charlie Anzman
Louis Gray
Christmas Dinner at Mona's House @monaaa
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HAHAHAHA! - Yolanda
HAHAHHAHAHHAHA - Mona Nomura
Most.Awesome.Post.Ever! - Anthony K. Valley ©
Epic Win - Adam Helweh
Mmmm... fry some of that up in a skillet and I'm THERE! - iTad
ewwww!!! nasty !!!!! Damn the economy really has gone to hell in a handbasket hasn't it?! yikes! - Susan Beebe
Being slightly alergic to Pork, there is so much wrong with that picture - Jesse Stay
Susan, I would argue your statement would be true if I showed you a price tag and an empty rack. But the Spam was still there... and Mona, you're SO in denial. :-) - Louis Gray
How much does that reconstituted junk cost? - Susan Beebe
I can't help but think "Junk E-Mail In A Can" ;) - Tyson Key
Crazy vikings !!!! - Dave Ploch
I've never eaten that one, but I do sometimes eat the lower sodium spam in sandwich with cucumber or tomato - and I so don't eat junk or fast food, but spam at least has taste, which is more than you can say for the meat in a McD etc. - Ian May
ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwww - Bibi
SPAM?? With Bacon??? Is that Photoshopped???? AUUUUGGGGHHHHH! - Martha
that's why she so GINOURMOUS ;) - sofarsoShawn
This is the most newsworthy post I've read in days! - Pete D
LOL - Josh Haley
Spam and scrambled egg musubi = yum! I think having that substituting regular spam would probably broke da mout to levels unknown before. Must find. - Arlan K.
Alex Scrivener
New Nail Gun, made by DeWALT. It can drive a 16-D nail through a 2 X 4 at 200 yards.
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wohooo, a must have :D - İrfan
Funny..... what carpenter works 200 yards away from work..... :) - Roberto Bonini
The ninjah carpenter does! - Scoble, Alex Scoble
And just if you happen to walk inbeteewn that thing and a 2 x 4 that is being shot ... it wouldn't be pretty. Can you say lawsuit. - Brent - Yes I am
Nah, Doom's BFG still better ... nice try, thou. ;) - Rui Pereira
Ninjah carpenter never misses a shot! - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Through a 2x4 or into a 2x4? - Sue - Friendfeed is best
Jesse Stay
FriendFeed is for smart people
There's no way I was going to post that to Twitter :-) - Jesse Stay
RT: @jesse: FriendFeed is for smart people. :) Retweeted from FF. - NOT THE CRICKET
Thanks Jimminy :-) - Jesse Stay
well then i will have to delete my account - Allen Stern
If you comment here you're a smart person - no worries ;-) - Jesse Stay
yay! jesse - the more i comment, the smarter i am? - Allen Stern
Bye people.. - AJ Batac
Don't let Robert Scoble know about this ;-) He thinks he getting smarter over at Twitter... - Jeff P. Henderson
Commenting because I want to be smart. - Melly Claus
And beautiful people too. I mean that in the good way, of course. ;) - Martha
Martha, yes, lots of beautiful people - awesome people, too - Jesse Stay
@Jeff He is thinks he is getting smarter there but he always needs to move the conversation off of that place because you can't really have a deep engaging brainshare there... - manielse (Mark Nielsen)
A Haiku: "To claim us all DEAD, To tell us we are all WRONG, makes one just look LAME" - Johnny
Why not post it on Twitter? I'm all for saying what you think. Telling it how it is. (stirring things up.) ;) If you want a conversation, if you need to discuss anything, if you need to talk, it has to be FriendFeed. - Technogran
Smarterer smarties choose FriendSmart =) - Micah
Sandra, the problem with posting it on Twitter is people will take it the wrong way. Too hard to explain there. - Jesse Stay
I wish to be smart, and thus I hang out in FriendFeed. - imabonehead
Oh my god, I am so in the wrong place. - Alix May
Cool. I hang out here too. - Robert Scoble from iPhone
Robert, definitely one of the reasons to hang out on FriendFeed! I believe the first time we met we arranged it on FriendFeed. - Jesse Stay
Isn't FF for the smart-est people or is that too dangerous to say? - Thomas Power
People always talk about 'smart' people - what does that even mean, anyway? - Mona Nomura
this guy ------> - sofarsoShawn
People that talk about the subjects you like and give you bits of information that you can drop in later conversation... - Johnny from iPhone
Mona, it means you're smart enough to ask what it means :-) - Jesse Stay
If it's for smart people I better leave. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
Thank you, Mona. I was thinking the same thing. - Michael Fidler
Does being a smart ass qualify? - Brian Sullivan
Huh? I don't get it. - Melly Claus
Gregory Flap Cole
Wishing everyone a happy, prosperous and healthy new year.
Johnny
Found Another Reason I Don't Like Twitter: I reeeeeeeeeally enjoy correct sentence structure... My parents didn't drop a serious amount of coin on English tutors for me to kafutz in 140 characters. Spending 5 minutes rewriting two sentences because you're 3 characters over sucks balls...
*strokes chin*... if only... - Johnny from iPhone
We share exactly the same feelings about Twitter. - Tom Awtry
That is true Michelle, but I focus more on getting the message across then lyrical gymnastics. I'm commenting on a hockey fight at 12:30am, not writing Shakespear or haiku :) - Johnny from iPhone
And the worse thing is, if you aim to get retweeted (which seems to be the circle-jerk currency of the day) you have to take into account your username etc... - Johnny from iPhone
Text messages were limited to 140 characters. Twitter was built to utilize the SMS structure. It has evolved since that time, but the limit remained. - Heather Solos
The SMS limit is actually 160 7-bit characters, as specified in GSM 3.40 back in 1985. Twitter reserves 20 characters for your name. Many if not most phones support more now e.g. splitting longer text into multiple messages, but I think if you want to maintain compatibility with *everything* that uses SMS, you have to stick to 160. - Ken Sheppardson
140 character limit is rubbish. Thank goodness for FriendFeed! :-) - Kol Tregaskes
I actually enjoy the challenge of having to prune down a thought into grammatically correct sentences for Twitter. It's like writing a haiku. - Akiva
+1 Akiva. It's fun trying to find just the right words and structure to say what I want to say succinctly enough for Twitter. When I really, really can't, then I switch to FriendFeed. But Twitter makes you focus on what's really important about what you want to say. If I taught composition, I'd use Twitter in my curriculum. - Jandy
Akiva, I love haiku like no one's business but it's a bitch to hold a conversation in... Some statements just don't require or warrant that level of craftsmanship. - Johnny from iPhone
As if our vocabulary wasn't atrocious enough?? You have to wonder? - Angels In Action
Agree with Akiva and Jandy - I initially deplored Twitter but I've found that it requires me to find the exact right words. I have to remember that I can't use adjectives or adverbs. I have occasionally resorted to abbreviations, but mostly I've learned to prune. If I want to be more wordy, I use FF. - Lis
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The Exhaustive Guide to Apple Tablet Rumors - apple islate - Gizmodo - http://gizmodo.com/5434566...
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Louis Gray
Matthew and Sarah caught drinking and driving on Christmas morning, at Grandma's.
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Thank goodness all the police aren't enforcing this stuff on a holiday, right? - Louis Gray
Those outfits are great! - Beau Liening
The cars are a gift from my mother in law. (Their grandma) - Louis Gray
They are so cute! - Edwin Khodabakchian
I just pointed to these pictures and told my 27 year old daughter that this is what I'm asking Santa for next year. She says, a toy car? I say no. Grandkids! She slapped my arm and told me to bite my tongue. :) - Dawn
They're headin' straight for us! - Josh Haley
Sarah can't see the road in the first picture! She's tipping the bottle up so high. - Rochelle
At least Matthew is ready to call 911. :D - Yolanda
Wonder what their fine will be? Lovely pictures. - Technogran
Louis Gray
Orbital – Impact - The Earth Is Burning - http://www.last.fm/music...
that's what I'm talking 'bout - Marco(aureliusmaximus)
Bret Taylor
Happy holidays from the FriendFeed crew! - http://blog.friendfeed.com/2008...
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Thanks to Kevin for another great logo... - Bret Taylor
YAY! Snowmens! - Yolanda
Cool logo! :) - AJ Batac
I think they need scarves. They look cold. - Yolanda
Great logo! Simple and fun. - Brandon Titus
great :) çok sevdim bu logoyu :) - Burak Budak
Cool :D - Pedram
Kevin - that is an awesome logo!!!!! - Susan Beebe
+102 for Bill Waterson references in picture Kevin or words Sinterclas - Steve C Team Marina
cute but what happened to festivus this year? - Laura Norvig
Merry Christmas to the FriendFeed team. You guys rock! FriendFeed reacts quickly and you're adding wonderful features all the time (Thanks soooo much for the "edit" feature.) - Mitchell Tsai
Happy Festivus! - ◄ani625Ξ ಠ_ಠ
Happy festive season to you all as well :) - Niki Costantini
Happy Holidays!!! - David Cook
love it~ - Sunny
Love!!! - Bee
Glad you like it! (And glad people picked up on the Waterson influence :-) - Kevin Fox
Merry Christmas! :D - Ron
Happy Holidays FF crue -- you've made this an excellent and memorable year for many of us. Facebook couldn't have done it without you! :) - Christopher Galtenberg
w00t you gave me the best online year in 15 years!!! ;p Thanks a lot, everyone, for what you've done here XD - Zu from AOD
Merry Christmas to all - Craig Eddy
Merry Christmas! - Svein Håvard Djupvik
Haha! I love horrified snowmen. Merry Christmas to FriendFeed! - Chris Lasher
Joyeux Noel a tout le monde! - Mathieu Ayel
Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! - Anne Bouey
happy christmas, chanukah and kwanzaa. - Deniz Eda Goze
happy chrismas and a happy new year!!! - ethan meccage
Awwwww sniff - Kevin Fox
Happy holidays! Take good care of yourselves and... enjoy those days off! <o> \o, - Zu from AOD
Merry Christmas! - Ian May
Tks and love you all !!! - @Renchin@
ahh, the good ol' days. - MikeAmundsen
Happy Holidays FriendFeers! <superbump /> - AJ Batac
cool!! - Ferzvladimir
*bump* - imabonehead
Sigh. Sometimes it is the little touches, like seasonal logos or easter eggs, that mark a site as a living project, and that you really miss when the developers have all moved on to something else. - Michael R. Bernstein
ای جان چقدر خوبه این - WALL.E
Paulo Elias
wow, GoDaddy's UI gets worse by the day. who approves this stuff?
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The world looks different if you're depressed - health - 30 November 2009 - New Scientist - http://www.newscientist.com/article...
The world looks different if you're depressed - health - 30 November 2009 - New Scientist
"DEPRESSION really does change the way you see the world. People with the condition find it easy to interpret large images or scenes, but struggle to "spot the difference" in fine detail. The finding hints at visual training as a possible treatment. Depressed people have a shortage of a neurotransmitter called GABA; this has also been linked to a visual skill called spatial suppression, which helps us suppress details surrounding the object our eyes are focused on - enabling us to pick out a snake in fallen leaves, for instance. Now Julie Golomb and colleagues at Yale University are trying to link this ability with major depressive disorder (MDD). Golomb asked 32 people to watch a brief computer animation of white bars drifting over a grey and black background, and say which way they were moving. A quicker response gave a higher score. Half of the group had good mental health, while the rest had recently recovered from depression. The latter were chosen so that medication would not... more... - RAPatton from Bookmarklet
Or is it that people with this type of broader view tend to become depressed by the modern world? - Ruchira S. Datta
I have to read the article to see more, but I've suffered from depression most of my life. And my problem is that I can't see the forest for the trees. I'm very very detail oriented. If anything my trouble is that I tend to focus on the bad to the exclusion of the good that's around. - Spidra Webster
GABA GABA...HEY! - Big Joe Silence
damn, Spidra, it sounds like you and i are siblings. - Big Joe Silence
David Cook
Hutch Carpenter
http://twitpic.com/r6pwg - Amazing. Atari 2600 used to need a console. Now games come loaded on the joystick itself.
http://twitpic.com/r6pwg - Amazing. Atari 2600 used to need a console. Now games come loaded on the joystick itself.
JakksPacific has been producing these for several years. - Michael R. Bernstein
Marveling at Moore's Law here, ain't I? - Hutch Carpenter
I only meant that they aren't new. And in the several years they've been out, prices haven't fallen much. As far as I'm concerned, Moore's law is definitely worth marveling at. - Michael R. Bernstein
No, good stuff Michael. I was just reflecting on how advanced these games have gotten since the *old* days. - Hutch Carpenter
I have one of these, and there's only like one game worth playing. And it doesn't have two player support. - Andy Bakun
Chris Charabaruk
Critical Research Failure - Television Tropes & Idioms - http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki...
Critical Research Failure - Television Tropes & Idioms
"The most glaring incarnation of Did Not Do The Research. A particular instance where — frequently during a discovery of great scientific or historical significance — the resident Mr Exposition, whose Techno Babble has been extremely convincing (and perhaps even accurate) thus far, suddenly makes some comment that is so totally off-the-scale of inaccuracy that anyone with a cursory knowledge of the subject realizes the writers made the whole thing up." - Chris Charabaruk from Bookmarklet
This page is filled with glaring mistakes in many well known movies, shows, etc. that pretty much anyone with two brain cells to rub together should notice. And, in classic TVTropes fashion, they're listed in a way that makes you laugh, and makes you think. - Chris Charabaruk
Pokai
Paul Buchheit
awesome - Ayman Shurafa
wow. insane! - Caio
Looks like Tornado won! - Private Sanjeev
love the metaphor :) - andy brudtkuhl
brilliant. Alternative comment: this metaphor is a train wreck - Ivan Kirigin
haha love it - Rasmus Lauridsen
Smashing! Simply smashing... - Chris Heath
Ivan +1! - Kevin L
so sad story :( trains are so unprotected.. - я был в лесу
physics is a beaatch for sure - Robert Higgins
That video never gets old. Never underestimate the power of nature. - Jim Goldstein
wow!! :) - Oguz Serdar
:) - Micah
AMAZING footage. Dayum! - Josh Haley
That was worth watching even ignoring the obviously cute pun. - Greg Grothaus
Paul is probably just joking - but if he is serious about this pun i would assume it's for good reason. - Chris Heath
and i bet paul just couldn't wait for them to open up tornado when he first saw this video - Chris Heath
amazing - boro
should hitler be saying something about it now :) - vinod
MOther Nature indeed - Mark Mason
WOW! That reminds me...I still have some video from this summer's train trip to post. Nothing this exciting happened, I'm afraid. - Eph Zero
Just as I expected, it's all twisted. - Dustin Sallings
Steven Perez
In other news, Amber, Derrick and Steven are ready to rock and roll with their own private podcast shenanigans. - http://www.flickr.com/photos...
In other news, Amber, Derrick and Steven are ready to rock and roll with their own private podcast shenanigans.
We thought so, too. - Steven Perez
I'm not even going ask who is who.... - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
I'm the grey one, of course. - Steven Perez
......[redacted] - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
And I have the grey hair to prove it. HA GET IT GREY HAIR?!? I KILL ME. - Steven Perez
Says the woman who put contraceptives in the rain. - Steven Perez
Same old excuse. "Wasn't me who dumped all those jellybeans on Atlanta - it was the Valeyard." "Wasn't me who started an intergalactic war with the Judoon - it was the Valeyard." "Wasn't me who crossconnected Skype with my TARDIS and accidentally erased the time when Bell invented the telephone - it was the Valeyard." - Steven Perez from IM
Yeah, and what happened? It took forever to get the earth properly reset out of the Porn Dimension. And we still haven't figured out what to do with a million sex-craving people from another dimension. - Steven Perez
And very sore. And walking funny. And about to merge into the dimension where the Vatican and the Taliban ruled the world. So, yeah, had to fix your screw-up. - Steven Perez from IM
Right. Because the Doctor had no idea what he was talking about. And we had to do it without you, Miss Freaky Orgy Mistress. - Steven Perez from IM
Hey, I'm not the one who couldn't be bothered to save reality because she was busy getting it on with another reality's Halle Berry. - Steven Perez from IM
Yeah, right. Not what you said back then, "Valeyard". - Steven Perez from IM
Right, because leaving the Master to run rampant is *****such***** a good idea. Maybe we should do that the next time the Daleks show up. "OH NOES THE DALEKS ARE GONNA BLOW UP TIME AND SPACE. Oh, well, too busy shagging eight Brazilian girls. Maybe they'll just go away if we leave them alone." Great plan. - Steven Perez from IM
"Totally harmless"?!? Yeah, except for that time when he killed one-tenth of the population of the earth. Or burned Japan. Or tried to kill the universe by making a Time Lord Empire? THAT Master? - Steven Perez from IM
And again, where were you? Having threeways with various sex-addled people. Bad Time Lady. - Steven Perez from IM
Great. Drunk and derelict. Good thing Galifrey isn't around anymore, or they'd take away your TARDIS and ground you on earth. - Steven Perez from IM
"Party"? "Fled"? Well, now we know why Galifrey lost. - Steven Perez
Obviously. You were busy partying. - Steven Perez from IM
The Doctor fought and survived. - Steven Perez from IM
He certainly thought he did. - Steven Perez from IM
DO ANYBODY NO WHY STEVEN PEREZ ADMITS TO BEING A BUNNEH? DYSP!!! - NOT THE CRICKET
I'm sure that gives you much comfort. - Steven Perez from IM
Poosh? You drunken idiot, that wasn't me. And for you to assume that I ran from the Time War, as opposed to certain people who were too drunk and sexed up to fight, only proves you need to lay off the sauce. - Steven Perez from IM
Again, with the drink. Time to taper off. - Steven Perez from IM
Knowing your orgies, I'm pretty sure I know what's on it. - Steven Perez from IM
And what else did the aliens from Planet X tell you? - Steven Perez from IM
Hmm. Was that before or after the anal probe? - Steven Perez from IM
Photoshopped my head in again to cover your dirty deeds, did you? You learned nothing from the last time you tried that. - Steven Perez from IM
Yes, Photoshop. Used as a verb. You do still have a dictionary, yes? - Steven Perez from IM
Hey, I'm not the halfling who likes to mimic the ugly traits of other species for entertainment. And I have never regenerated into a bunneh. Again: liquor ... by half. - Steven Perez from IM
That much is true. You'll mimic any ugly traits from any species. That one trait you picked up on Melismajora, where they smoke curried dog meat, was really disgusting. - Steven Perez from IM
And there it is. Why does the universe keep falling into peril? Because Amber has to keep knocking down dimensional walls to get her drunk on. - Steven Perez
Oh, I'm sorry, were you still going. Amber? I was busy making myself some dinner and fighting off another Auton invasion. I had no idea you were still yammering drunkenly about stuff that happened in your head. - Steven Perez from IM
So tell me something, O Brave Coward: how much extra does your drycleaning service charge to get those pee stains out every time you come across a Slitheen? - Steven Perez
Well, if I walked around with a fifth of Chivas and howled at the moon, people would follow me, too. - Steven Perez from IM
I call it "saving the world". As opposed to "getting drunk and letting evil win". - Steven Perez from IM
Excellent Bizarro logic, Tila Tequila. "Hey, Mr. Police Officer, you know the local gang promised us that they wouldn't burn down our businesses if you would stop throwing so many of their members in jail for stealing. Could you lay off for a few weeks?" - Steven Perez from IM
Says the half-human. - Steven Perez from IM
So says the half-human. Yet again. - Steven Perez from IM
All the more reason to enlighten them to the greater universe. Instead of using their weaknesses as a personal excuse for laziness. - Steven Perez from IM
Jesse Stay
This is my first post from the Xbox - cool!
Yet, that's not assumed cool by 99% of the population. You have an odd sense of "cool". :) - Louis Gray
Unfortunately I'm not quite sure what I'm going to do with it - I'll probably have much more fun with the Facebook implementation - Jesse Stay
Yeah, I posted from it once, but it's too much of a pain for it be really useful. Last.fm integration is way more cool. - Jandy
agreed, the last.fm integration is very cool - Jesse Stay
do you have to finish a level or kill some boss before you get friendfeed access? - Allen Stern
Allen, now that would be cool! - Jesse Stay
Now if they just gave us a browser they wouldn't need to provide these Twitter/FB/etc. tools in the first place - Jesse Stay
jesse - you can get the browser, you just have to beat the louis gray boss level - Allen Stern
ooh...there's a Louis Gray boss level? - Jesse Stay
You can't pass that level. Nobody does. - Louis Gray
jesse to get to the level, you must be wearing the social median tshirt, hit the F + F keys then hit google reader expert level - Allen Stern
Louis Gray
Paul Buchheit is talking about the evolution of e-mail at TechCrunch's Real-time Crunchup now. http://www.building43.com/realtim...
He says: E-mail is good for a few things, but it is too private for some things. E-mail is too specific, and I might want people to join in. - Louis Gray
E-mail has a history that is more like filling out forms. (Subject example) On Twitter, Facebook, whatever, people write out a sentence (probably don't include vowels)... - Louis Gray
(Paul on integration of chat/wall/email in Facebook) It is important to recognize these are different forms of communication. Is this public? Private? Who did this come from? If you take e-mail and IM, people know how it behaves, and you have to be careful if you change how those behave in a big way. - Louis Gray
Methinks FF is the way to go. Email does need to move on. - τorƍue
Paul: I think e-mail in the large part needs to go away in my opinion. The perfect email is the Amazon shipping notification. I get it and don't have to do anything about it, just hit archive. - Louis Gray
Paul: I've come to realize I just get too much e-mail and people are always asking for things and they often use a lot of words. Things like Twitter encourage people to not use many words and I don't have to click to open it and ignore it. Email has some fundamental problems, because it's not a technical problem, it's a matter of social norms. People think I am going to respond, and you can get buried in your e-mail. You can spend half a day and it's not a good way to live. - Louis Gray
Paul: Email has this expectation that it will just keep piling up until you take care of it all and that is a fundamental flaw. - Louis Gray
Paul: E-mail is not going to go away until the robots kill us all. - Louis Gray
Paul: If you get a message in your FB in box, you get an email. Same thing on FF if you get a DM you get an email. But it's not the same as an e-mail. It's shorter. - Louis Gray
Paul (on FriendFeed): It is going to be around next week/month/year. (Not sure if he is authorized to say due to FB masters) - Louis Gray
Paul: There is a lot going on at FB. It's a complex company. The FF team is working on a couple of infrastructure projects that will enable a lot of cool new things. - Louis Gray
Paul: A lot of what goes on in the real time systems is what's going on right now. If I don't respond to IMs until the end of the day, it stops working. I can do that with e-mail. - Louis Gray
Paul: One of the real weaknesses with email is that it does get buried. We tried to fix that with GMail with search so you could find it. One of the things about the Web is that everything has a URL and can be shared. E-mails don't have URLs. - Louis Gray
Paul: HAS NOT TRIED GOOGLE WAVE - Louis Gray
Paul: I am very interested to see where Wave goes. I am very interested in the long term. When you have that many new ideas and that many new innovations it takes time to sand off the corners to make it usable. It will probably take a few years to get people comfortable to using it every day. - Louis Gray
Paul: Wave is not a competitor to Twitter and Facebook. (Not a competitor to Friendfeed despite what Steve Gillmor says) It breaks down when you get too many people involved. My guess is the sweet spot is as a group collaboration tool. - Louis Gray
Paul: I definitely think that (Google Chrome OS) is the direction of the future. It is a much nicer way of working. Having data stranded on a machine somewhere is kind of archaic. I like the model of everything being in GMail, accessible anywhere. - Louis Gray
-- panel ends -- - Louis Gray
Next panel: Paul says "I'm at Facebook for the moment, I guess. Previously FriendFeed". :) - Louis Gray
Hutch Carpenter
Marky Mark and The Funky Bunch – Good Vibrations - http://www.last.fm/music...
Robert Scoble
The Geolocation panel at the Real Time #crunchup is interesting. Live now: http://www.building43.com/realtim... Foursquare Google Latitude, etc.
is this guy on right now going to ask a question? - Marco(aureliusmaximus)
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