Sign in or Join FriendFeed
FriendFeed is the easiest way to share online. Learn more »

Bret Taylor › Likes

Benjamin Golub
We added a few features you might have missed recently: support for thumbnails ( and "Best of" for users/groups on the iPhone (
Screen shot 2009-10-29 at 3.05.19 PM.png
Rumors of FriendFeed's death are greatly exaggerated. (Thank you, Ben!) - Stephen Mack
Thanks, guys :) - Franc, a rememberer
Stephen, very happy to see new features like this, but I think the "death" part is the major users reducing their activity. I'd love to see some support from Facebook in promoting FriendFeed more to encourage those users to go back. Or maybe they don't want to? Regardless, bonus for me! Thanks Benjamin - you're awesome! - Jesse Stay
Jesse, fair enough but major users always did come and go. Some of the departees who left said they were doing so because there was no new development. Clearly not all development is halted. Last week Paul hinted that FF may receive a major new feature, and characterized his participation as "20% time" -- I'll take that. - Stephen Mack
I backed down off the all caps. The group "best of" is really useful, love it. - Stephen Mack
Stephen, I agree - I'd just like some confirmation that Facebook cares about all this so I can know whether to focus my efforts on Facebook or FriendFeed or both. - Jesse Stay
I noticed the best of on the iPhone the other day, wrote it out on a cake and then ated it. - Josh Haley
Thanks for the update Ben - AJ Batac
Jesse, I think you should focus where your users are focused. What do SocialToo users want? But if they want Facebook focus, you should still keep an eye on FriendFeed, since the future Facebook will look a lot more like FriendFeed. - Bruce Lewis
Bruce, I'm not sure we know that. - Jesse Stay
Paul Buchheit said the FB acquisition was attractive because of shared vision/direction. I would be surprised if a lot of that vision wasn't already embodied in this product right here. - Bruce Lewis
ffcode: you can do that. Here is the "Best of week" from one year ago: - Benjamin Golub
ITS ALIVE!!!!!!! MUH HA HA - Roberto Bonini
آقا دستت دردنکنه :دی - گیلداد
Paul Buchheit
Last friday I taped an iPhone to my head and ran around Paris capturing the most famous sights in a single (somewhat shaky) shot. Here's the video:
Screen shot 2010-06-28 at 6.40.07 PM.png
*spot reserved for a later comment* - Micah from iPhone
Now we know what that 94 minute video was. :) - NOT THE CRICKET
that explain other FF posts, looking for tapes and where can one upload large video files ;-). - Tzury Bar Yochay
Yeah, I never did get the duct tape though, so I had to use clear packaging tape instead (with a sock stuffed between the iPhone and my hat to get the correctish angle). - Paul Buchheit
Patent it NOW - Josh Haley
Well, this is just genius! - Eric - Let Me Know
When you said you ran you weren't speaking metaphorically. - Eric - Let Me Know
Very Cool Paul! - Jeff P. Henderson
great and inspiring - Nenko Ivanov
this was perfect, I opened up my Paris map and followed you :) - İpek Aral
I'm surprised you were able to follow. I didn't have a map (my iPhone was taped to my head!) so I made a number of wrong turns, though the high-level route was pretty basic. - Paul Buchheit
Saw the vimeo on your stream and watched a little of it. Great stuff! Cool to see new iphone vid quality. (er 3gs? quality, hmm) Oh yeah, and enjoy Paris! - Jay
It's actually a 3GS, not an iphone 4. - Paul Buchheit
I think I might tape a photo of Paul with an iPhone taped to his head to my head because I want to get arrested for being a menace. - Akiva
You can fit an iPad on my forehead. - Josh Haley
Ahhh this explains the "ducktape in Paris" stuff LOL :D (that picture is full of geeky win!) - Susan Beebe
@Paul just curious how much battery did you have left after you were done recording? - BRҰANSAҰS
Something like 22%, as I recall. I had put the phone in airplane mode to reduce wireless consumption and also because I'm concerned that an incoming call would stop the video or something. - Paul Buchheit
Not bad. I guess you could get at least 2 hours of recording on one charge. - BRҰANSAҰS from BuddyFeed
Nice idea, OP - LANjackal
this is definitely on the list of 'quirkiest things ever done with an iPhone'. :-) - Olivia Lovag
this is so romantic - τorƍue
awesome, you just needed a gun and it would make a cool REAL-time FPS :) - Emil Kirichev
oh thanks you soo much!!! I love it! - Bojan Babic
surprisingly un-shaky - Sally Relton Shakespeare
Avg. speed: 9.48 km/h (9.23 mi in 94 min, see red track - Jérôme
Paul had the initial idea for Google Glass exactly two years before Google launched Glass. :) - Space Cowboy
Now, if only he had thought of Gmail. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
I hope this isn't the start of a "people walk around cities w/smartphones taped to their hats" trend. - rønin
I hope it is - Mo Kargas
If so, it'll just be transitional until smartphones are replaced by glasses-phones. Or smart glasses. Do we have an official name for those yet? - Andrew C (✔)
Iphone taped to the forehead, what a nice way to show #IamAmerican abroad :) - A. T.
first laugh of the day, ty a.t. - chaz2b
^ my pleasure :) - A. T.
LOL, Google Glass back in the days. Monsieur: Martini? Great stuff as I was doing myself a lot of these then too... 9) - Zu from AOD
up di apprezzamento dall'Italia - naltro
Not quite last Friday. - Joe
Barking up the wrong trees, Laina. - Joe
Louis Gray FestivusFeed: FriendFeed Airs Your Grievances - FestivusFeed: FriendFeed Airs Your Grievances
I found this fake comment I made 1 year and 1 day ago quite ironic at this point. (Reminded by Susan Beebe's thread) - Louis Gray from Bookmarklet
"Robert Scoble joins every network but this one." BUT I kept pushing... and here we are. :-) - Louis Gray
Louis - Wow, your pushing WORKED in a big way...Mike must hate you by now! - of course I love you for that :) - Susan Beebe
Here's the post in my thread Louis is referring to -----> - Susan Beebe
It took me 1.5-years to get RSS after Dave Winer first showed it to me. So, I am getting faster. Took me just a few months to get friendfeed. Glad you kept after me. - Robert Scoble
So how do I access it? <---I take that back. Didn't realize what I was looking at when I went to the site. - Mattie Kenny
Bring back Festivus Feed! - Shawn Farner
Yeah do it! :) - Susan Beebe
My favorite grievance: - Louis Gray
Robert, now we just need to get you to understand auto-follow (the SocialToo way) ;-) - Jesse Stay
LOVE! - David Cook
Josh: it was a seasonal thing last year at this time, so it is no longer possible. We may have to bring it back by popular demand, but for now the entries you see are all from last year. - Bret Taylor
Bret - bring back those cute little red icons next to the FF posts! easy seasonal "flair" feature! - Susan Beebe
and here we are... - Jesse Stay
Jesse I want to like this, but I already liked it in 2008! - Eric Florenzano
Whoa. How did I NOT like this in 2008. Weird. - Lisa L. Seifert
The comments about this on Facebook are illuminating. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Robert Scoble, joins, then leaves, every network, including this one. - Laura Norvig
What Laura said. - Louis Gray
Happy Festivus, everyone. - DGentry
People who revive dead threads. - Bruce Lewis
John Lilly
An Open Transition -
something we worked on recently -- am proud of this, and of our transition administration so far. "To further support this commitment to change, and to help make it tangible, we offer three “open transition principles” to guide the transition in its use of the Internet to produce the very best in open government." - John Lilly from Bookmarklet
Georges Harik
I got the Kindle 2. I think I'd be much happier with a macbook air with a longer battery life. g
That is sort of my feeling after getting one. I like it a lot, but I am not sold on e-ink and awkward interface yet. Maybe I need to use it on the beach or something to appreciate it more. - Bret Taylor
if only the macbook air cost $329 :) - Private Sanjeev
the 4-way cursor is a lot more awkward than a touchscreen. and their whole interface seems not as good as a web browser. I'm going to use it but primarily because the battery is so long lasting - Georges Harik
although buying books on amazon store for it supereasy - Georges Harik
The e-ink display causes me less eye strain than a laptop. Still, I wish it had a higher dpi since the letters seem a bit fuzzy at the edges. And, for some reason, I still instinctively want to press the screen. - Simon
yeah I'm going to get the iphone app, that's pretty cool - Georges Harik
you don't really learn to appreciate it until you read several long form pieces -- books, for example. i *love* mine after a year -- can't live without it. completely different than reading on a laptop or iphone. much easier for longer use. interface is a work in progress -- i think touch will be a bit of a problem, though - fingerprints will be brutal. - John Lilly
aren't there smudge free screens? - Georges Harik
if you have one, you should let me know. i feel like i've got this weird nervous twitch cleaning my iphone screen all the time. - John Lilly
Just took a 4 hour flight, Kindle was great on the flight, almost no power usage. Also buying using a laptop and having book delivered to Kindle is great. - Georges Harik
MG Siegler
Remember when I made this? Can't wait for this functionality to come to FriendFeed. Hot Dog Stand here I come!
Remember when I made this? Can't wait for this functionality to come to FriendFeed. Hot Dog Stand here I come!
woah - tell me you're still not using this...its quite possibly the ugliest thing ive ever seen. - Zee.
Now I'm craving Hot Dogs - Jesse Stay
i call it eggplant orange juice with blood. - MG Siegler
for healthy vampires - Eric Eldon
I feel bad for your monitor that has to serve that up...haha - Mike Bracco
MG, maybe we should save you the trouble and make one that looks like this for you. We'll call it parislemon. - Dan Hsiao
i think that may cause a FF revolt. or vomiting. - MG Siegler
Absolutely love the color scheme! :) - Jonathan Hardesty
lol it's festive. My Gmail is bright green and orange. LOVE - BEX
ya lets myspace up this bitch! - sean percival
Paul -- hey you listenin'? hhaha! don't ya love those colors! LOL (Dan - good idea!, do it!! haha) - Susan Beebe
Looks like a box of Crayola's just threw up. : ) - Mike Doeff
Cool - Andrew
I would go out of my mind by the end of the day. LOL - Drew Lucas
Painful. - Anne Bouey
This is a beautiful work of art. Bravo! Encore! - Sarah Lane
i aim to please. - MG Siegler
Just looking at that might give you colon cancer. - Gary C
Or keep you away from gmail long enough to be productive on the task at hand. - Mitch
FriendFeed has themes now. - Robert MacEwan
much harder to ugly this up, but i tried - MG Siegler
looks like helvetica to me... :) - Jim #teamFFrank
did u build it yet? lol - Phillip Grady Jr
literally brilliant way to push people to use gmail... ;) - Marc Mulhern
its ugly as sin but it is a point. I would love to have a bit of text control and layout control and colour control. - workingbike feed
Hello my dear Nice to meet you online my name is miss Gift i saw your profile today and pick interest in you. please i will like you to contact me at ( to tell you more about me and give you my photo's hoping to hear from you you'rs Gift ( - gift
1998 all over again. - Will Higgins™
Stephen Mack
Project management illustrated via a swing
Time for this old thing again! (Anyone know the original source so I can credit them? I found it here -- - Stephen Mack
Absolutely ! - Mo Kargas
I think for many projects, the customer should be given a tire swing. - Seth
There's a different adage about what happens when you give the customer enough rope. - Stephen Mack
Bump for Tam. - Stephen Mack
Hahaha - Tamara J. B.
Karen Padham Taylor
Does anyone have any recommendations for a really nice hip bar/lounge in SF? This would be for a Saturday...
Check foursquare .. u may find cool lounge and bars ... - Ashlee Adward
send me friend request on fb - prathamesh
That's definitely going to happen. - Akiva
Thread necro of the week for sure... - Ross Miller
She is going to need a time machine for these recommendations. - Joe
HAHA, Facebook imports. - Eric - Let Me Know
Yenge senin herif nerde gözükmüyor kaç yıldır.Ne yaptınız adama Allah aşkına.Bak Allah adı verdim.Mark'la bir olup zehirlediniz mi adamı yoksa doğruyu söyle. Bizi çok ihmal etti.Görürsen ona çok selam söyle. Burada dışcephe mantolama mecburi oldu.Aklını başına devşirsin.Site yöneticiliği eskisi gibi değil artık. Önce mantolama yaptırsın.Sonra sitenin içine bi el atsın.Kokuştu ortalık... more... - Calimero_メフメット
Yenge madem google'dasın şu google translate olayına da bi çözüm getir. Abuk subuk çeviriyor. Ne dediği anlaşılmıyor. - Calimero_メフメット
yenge orda misin. bak korkutuyorsun beni. yengeeee ?????!!!!!111!!!! - Calimero_メフメット
Ross Miller
Great memories! Dan working on scene two. (Re:
Great memories! Dan working on scene two. (Re:
Cool. - Roberto Bonini from iPhone
So it's all done with Legos. Brilliant! - Jack&Cleo
That is such a great video! - Anne Bouey
Cool, I loved the first one!! woo hoo!! :D - Susan Beebe
Wow! - Brian Johns
Great memories, indeed! - April Buchheit from iPhone
Tudor Bosman
Bret: "it turns out that sending packets over the network is an integral part of a website"
That's just crazy talk! - FFing Enigma
Bull pucky - I don't buy it for a second. - Brett Kelly
hi - kadir
Thomas Hawk
10 Reasons Why You Should Sign Up for FriendFeed -
10 Reasons Why You Should Sign Up for FriendFeed
I wish there was a AIR client for FF though. - barl0w
Twhirl works well for FF and it's an AIR client. - Bob M. Montgomery from twhirl
Great article. I want to learn more about the dumping the RSS feeder part. You should share some tips with that. Good stuff. - Amani
Love seeing FF through the eyes of someone who's not a traditional techie =) - FFing Enigma
Thanks Bob! - barl0w
A big part of why I wrote this post and have it running in my number one photo spot on Flickr right now is because I want more of my photography friends to sign up for the service. I *love* seeing photos here on FriendFeed and there are so many talented photographers who are not here yet who need to be. If we can get more of them to sign up, you guys will love their work. Of course there are many great photographers already on here but still a lot more who could join. - Thomas Hawk
I had to re-share this with all my FB friends. :) - Kelly W.
Still trying to figure out this whole friendfeed experience. I've had the account for a while and see lots of my twitter friends posting via ff - Demetri Mouratis
great piece! - mashable
Hi Demetri =) Different people use FF different ways because they want to get different things out of it. What are you hoping to get out of it? - FFing Enigma
Thanks for the tip. I had FF but really never 'got' what it was for. This helped! - Molly Nichelson from twhirl
Nice post Thomas. - Paul Wade
TH - for those photographers that are not on here, I put their flickr id into my Flickr Imaginary friend and see their images that way. However, it would be nice to get more photographers on here with their reader shares and such... - Justin Korn
This is definitely the best "Why Friendfeed" post I've seen. - Nick in Manila
Justin, agreed. I have a bunch of imaginary friend accounts for Flickr/Zooomr users as well. But it is nicer when they actually have accounts here, their work can be liked and commented to the larger FF community, etc. It seems like a few new people signed up today based on this post so I'm happy for that. Thanks Nick! - Thomas Hawk
I have AlertThingy FriendFeed Edition as well as AlertThingy v2 - Outsanity
Well said, Thomas. :) - Josh Haley
Nice list of reasons, all well thought out. While I'm at it, I wanted to tell you that I really like your new blog design too. - Karoli
Do most folks use FF in Standard or Real-time view mode? - Scott Loftesness
Only ever real-time.. it sits nicely on the second monitor as a Chrome App. - Greg Gannicott
Realtime here... - Chris Gulker
Did you just reformatted your post, Thomas? It a lot easier to scan through now. - Alan Le
Alan, a lot of times I post first and edit later. I probably shouldn't do that, but yeah, after posting I broke up some of the paragraphs better, bolded a few things etc., to make it easier to read. - Thomas Hawk
That's great. Make sure to check out Windows Live Writer for formatting blog posts if you haven't already yet. By the way, I love the new blog design. It's much better than when I helped you with the html way back. - Alan Le
Y'know... I must've spent two months randomly Tweeting things like "Will someone PLEASE explain to me why I should be using FriendFeed?" ... And then two days ago I start using my account (I'd had one for a while)... and NOW someone finally makes a post outlining why I should be here. You're two days late, Mr. Hawk, two days late. :P - Lou
actually, there's no search for Russian word forms on Frf. For me that looks as if there's no search at all - orie
hmmm.. I didn't know that orie. It seems like there is a lot of international users on FF, that's surprising to me. - Thomas Hawk
I've been trying to make sense of FF for months now, but every time I come away confused. As it is I feel like I'm drowning under all the social networking sites available. I use Twitter, Plurk and Facebook the most, and I use so I only have to post status updates once. How can I integrate FF into this without making things even more confusing? - Chris Taylor
oooh! I found the zooomr version of this post with no formatting and I whined somewhere else in my FF feed. This one with all the formatting is better :D - Tamar Weinberg
I really liked how you did a post on Flicker - MaryAnn Chick Whiteside
All good reasons but #10 is my #1 reason :) - Mark Krynsky
Mark - agreed. Also, Thomas ... very nice blog. I like. - Amani
@Tamar, the unformated text was a problem on the Zooomr image. Kristopher's fixed that bug now so text in descriptions on Zooomr photos should format correctly now. - Thomas Hawk
I wasn't using FF, but signed up after your post. Now let's see if it is really so useful ;-) - Marcel Körner
@Marcel also take into consideration who you are subscribed to. Aside from maybe four on your current sub list, they are not very active at all on FF. This will affect your experience here. - Carlos Ayala
Didn't know there was a "Porn" room on FF (see screenshot)... - David Young
how did you see that they are not active on FF? - Marcel Körner
David, the "porn" room on FriendFeed isn't all that active actually. I'm not really interested in porn per se, just thought it was a good group name to claim in the great FriendFeed land group name grab of 2008. - Thomas Hawk
@Marcel by their numbers, and the fact that i know most of them and can tell you first hand that they are not. (if you hover over people's names you will see their numbers) - Carlos Ayala
still hard to beat 5 years on for speed - Thomas Power
So true Thomas: people still can't as a majority read dynamic feeds. - Zu from AOD
it gives you an easy key to the way back machine - chaz2b
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 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. - 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!!, 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
Tudor Bosman
Types of Extremists - The Oatmeal -
Types of Extremists - The Oatmeal
Types of Extremists - The Oatmeal
Show all
Does that really what atheist extremists do ? Talk about space, aliens or parallel worlds and stuff ? or this is clearly a manipulation ? and Hey check out PKK please :) The idea behind this organization is practically based on marksism & leninism so that makes them atheist as well, right ? correct me if I'm wrong. So what they do? They bomb and kill innocent people in Turkey , does not even matter if they are babies, youngsters or women. - mcd
Seems if this was a equal opportunity parody, the Aethists would be bombing nativity scenes and Christmas trees ;) - Johnny from iPhone
Except I haven't heard of atheists bombing either of those things. - rønin
I think they just throw barbed wit and strongly worded missives. - Jennifer Dittrich
Atheists are too busy doing important things like scrubbing blessings off of highways. - Akiva
Rene, PKK does not represent all Kurdish community in Turkey and yes, most of the kurdish people are not atheist, I agree with that and I sort of agree with the second part too, the way those govs threated kurdish people was all wrong. However, kurdish people is not my main point here, what I was trying to say and honestly I admit it seems that I am not intellectual enough to do that... more... - mcd
"The data show that there is little connection between suicide terrorism and Islamic fundamentalism, or any one of the world's religions." Why would other forms of violence be any different? - Bruce Lewis
friendfeed'i ecnebinin kullanıyor olduğuna inanamıyorum. herkes bir kişi için ingilizce konuşuyor olabilir. - otisaga
@otisaga. orjinal ekipten abi adam - Ozgur Demir
haaa. hangisi orijinal ekipten? - otisaga
PKK is an islamist organisation AFAIK - Onur Yalazı
tudor, hello, how are you? are they paying you well in friendfeed? will friendfeed close down? can you save my data for me? can you give me op? - otisaga
what? give the kid op, not a big deal - Ozgur Demir
hahahahahaha - clara glass
imho PKK does atmospheric black metal - feraye
@ferayebach. are you sure it is black? I thought it was something else ? - Ozgur Demir
@ozgur are one of those who suggest PKK is doing NWOB metal?????!?!!111 - feraye
abi bu nwobm mi değil mi tartışmasına en son 11 kasım 2011'de girdim. o kadar inanamadım ki tarihi not aldım. - otisaga
o nwobm olayını çok karıştırdılar hep de karışıktı. milletli metal türü mü olur amk - feraye
hmmm - Oybek Toirov
Islam is a good religion - Abdelmalek Fenghour
atayizim tartismasina damgasini vuran pekeka \o/ - meylem from iPhone
Casey Muller
This morning we changed the format of FriendFeed subscription email messages to include more information about people who subscribe to you. Please let us know if you see any problems, and keep an eye out for more email improvements in the future.
Thank you very much, Casey! :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Nicely done :) - LANjackal
Awesome! Now lets see support for more web services... - Jac Falcon
saw that, and it was mega-helpful. bravo. - Nathan Chase
Shoot. Now I need a subscription. - Josh Haley
I'm all for improving the format of notifications, but wonder (aloud) if it is such a smart move to include the Approve/Reject link right at the top (unless it only appears in private feeds to which someone has requested access). Right now we have the option of blocking/ rejecting a subscriber at any time but presumably not at the very outset. This may lead to more of a walled gardens' mentality, already very prevalent at FF. - ianf ⌘
ianf: approve/reject is only for private feeds. Public feeds just have a link to subscribe back :) - Benjamin Golub
Nice - Grant Bierman
that's great! - K.D.
LIKEY. - Steven Perez
I noticed this one! Such informations about people who subscribe to me on FriendFeed are useful, and makes it easy to quickly get in the conversation. Thanks for the good job! - Thierry R. Andriamirado
w00t! - David Cook
For features like this one, I'm ok to receive html emails. -MANY- html emails ;-) - Thierry R. Andriamirado
The new emails are AWESOME! - April Russo
Gmail automatically showed me the images in a subscription email, even though I never told it to (you know how gmail has the 'display images below' option). further, it doesn't give me the option to hide the images. not that I'd want to, but how are you bypassing gmail's security feature to hide the images? - chrisofspades
Chris, we don't do anything special. I'm not sure how gmail decides what images to show, you'd have to contact them or check the gmail help. - Casey Muller
Casey, you sure FriendFeed's founders didn't use some of their "we created Gmail" mojo? ;) - chrisofspades
Chris, the "show images" only applies to external images hosted on other sites. Gmail doesn't show those by default because doing so would allow people to "bug" email. We include the images with the email so that they can be displayed immediately. - Paul Buchheit
ahhhh that explains it. thanks Paul. - chrisofspades from email
Tudor Bosman
Man Already Knows Everything He Needs To Know About Muslims | The Onion - America's Finest News Source -
Man Already Knows Everything He Needs To Know About Muslims | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
"SALINA, KS—Local man Scott Gentries told reporters Wednesday that his deliberately limited grasp of Islamic history and culture was still more than sufficient to shape his views of the entire Muslim world. Gentries, 48, said he had absolutely no interest in exposing himself to further knowledge of Islamic civilization or putting his sweeping opinions into a broader context of any kind, and confirmed he was "perfectly happy" to make a handful of emotionally charged words the basis of his mistrust toward all members of the world's second-largest religion. "I learned all that really matters about the Muslim faith on 9/11," Gentries said in reference to the terrorist attacks on the United States undertaken by 19 of Islam's approximately 1.6 billion practitioners. "What more do I need to know to stigmatize Muslims everywhere as inherently violent radicals?"" - Tudor Bosman from Bookmarklet
"I almost gave in and listened to that guy defend Islam with words I didn't want to hear," Gentries said. "But then I remembered how much easier it is to live in a world of black-and-white in which I can assign the label of 'other' to someone and use him as a vessel for all my fears and insecurities." Added Gentries, "That really put things back into perspective." - Paul Buchheit
Ross Miller
Lingerie Football League... Are you for serious? -
Lingerie Football League... Are you for serious?
Apparently it is serious... and I've decided that the Seattle Mist will be my team until one comes to the Bay Area :) - Ross Miller from Bookmarklet
Uh... wow. - Bret Taylor
I love the team names: "Miami Caliente", "San Diego Seduction", "Dallas Desire". - Bret Taylor
This would be even more awesome if it were sponsored by Brawndo, the Thirst Mutilator. - Joel Webber
O.O i have no words. - Jessie
lol I wonder if they'll need to wear protective gear? - Christopher Chung
you should always wear protection. wait, what are we talking about again? oh right, football. - Dan Hsiao
Hey, Los Angeles finally has a football team again! - Kevin Fox
I'm sure that a number of players will be augmented with extra padding. - Jim Norris
I thought this had been going on already? - Shevonne
...touch down! - .LAG liked that
let's play ball ladies, shall we... - Dobromir Hadzhiev
This is almost as "good" as Topless Darts that they used to show on the Live TV cable channel in the UK. - Tony Ruscoe
At long last we've burrowed all the way through trashy and back into awesome. *weeps uncontrollably* - Jonathan
that's awesome - sLam
Wow I don't this will survive. - Jeff
Bahaha... it still exists! "(Las Vegas, N.V., 10/02/2012) — Lingerie Football League, LLC officials are announcing expansion into the Atlanta market for their upcoming 2013 season. Atlanta is the 12th market to be named a franchise into “the fastest growing sports league in the US” (BusinessWeek)." - Ross Miller
Don't laugh. At least one of the NFL replacement refs came from there. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Ross Miller
*Please consider the environment before printing this email*
Who prints an email??? - Ross Miller
My dad. But he's old and insane and likes to keep paper records of his correspondence. - Sarah G.
Sarah, he's prepared for the zombie apocalypse when his friends will be like, "Remember when I sent you that email that one time?" and he'll be like, "Lemme look in my filing cabinet..." - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Penis Measuring - Craigslist -
"A friend of mine and I have been having a long-standing argument about whose penis is larger. [...] I don't want to see his penis and he doesn't want to see mine. I don't want my girlfriend looking at his penis and he doesn't was his looking at mine. So... We just need a girl to look at both of our penises (individually) and then to both of our faces say which one is bigger. We can't pay much. $50." - Simon from Bookmarklet
I hope a gay guy responds to the ad. - Jack&Cleo
Penis boyunu uzatmak için tamamen doğal içeriklerle hazırlanmış ve hiçbir yan etki içermeyen Vpills ürünlerine Penis Büyütücü sitesinden ulaşabilir, hatta dilerseniz satın alabilirsiniz. - İrem Melek
Sizde eğer penis boyutunuzu uzatmak istiyorsanız, şifalı bitkilerden oluşmuş ve herhangi bir yan etkisi bulunmayan v-pills ürününe penis büyütücü web adresinden temin edebilir, sipariş verebilir vede satın alabilirsiniz. Official Web Owner - v-pills
Aynı zamanda Kibarlı Panax ürünü satın alıp kalp ve damar hastalıklarınızdan kurtulabilirsiniz. Bunun içinde official web sitemiz: - İyi günler dileriz. - v-pills
Louis Gray
Congratulations Bret on achieving all you have with Google, FriendFeed and Facebook. Looking forward to the news of the next journey. We're all proud of you.
"He left the search giant to found FriendFeed, a once-popular social aggregator." ONCE POPULAR? :( :( :( - Rochelle
Makes you wonder even more what will happen to this place now that Paul and Bret are gone. - chrisofspades
Good point, Chris. - Rochelle
I hope Chris didn't point out the beginning of the end.... again. - manielse (Mark Nielsen)
:( - ؛ patrick
What Rochelle said. And what Louis Gray said squared. - John Craft
Pretty interesting development. Curious to see what Bret does next. - Mark Krynsky
The startup I would like to see is a service where I can feed in all of my RSS feeds and things, and people can comment on them, and the most recent comment or like bumps it to the top. To make it marketable, maybe ads on the side of the page can be sold that matches the discussion that people are having. For example, a discussion like this would pull up adds for Google + and Facebook and Ground Coffee. Wait, that is like FriendFeed without the ads. - Joe
LOL @Joe - Harold Cabezas from Android
Exclusive: Facebook CTO Bret Taylor Departs (For Start-Ups Unknown) -
Tudor Bosman
Folly: The Facebook Open Source Library -
Folly: The Facebook Open Source Library
"Facebook is built on open source from top to bottom, and could not exist without it. As engineers here, we use, contribute to, and release a lot of open source software, including pieces of our core infrastructure such as HipHop and Thrift.   But in our C++ services code, one clear bottleneck to releasing more work has been that any open sourced project needed to break dependencies on unreleased internal library code. To help solve that problem, today we open sourced an initial release of Folly, a collection of reusable C++ library artifacts developed and used at Facebook. This announcement was made at our C++ conference at Facebook in Menlo Park, CA." - Tudor Bosman from Bookmarklet
I sunk many hours into this, sometimes at the expense of my "real" job. If you're into C++ programming, give folly a try. - Tudor Bosman
Now with discussion group: - Tudor Bosman
Ross Miller
No, I was NOT just blasting Call Me Maybe with my windows down through some sektchy looking neighborhood in West Oakland. That definitely did not just happen. Well, ok, maybe it did and maybe it was awesome. And maybe you should call me...
Casey Muller
FriendFeeder at FriendFeed -
Hi Casey... how's week 1 @ FF? Hope you like it! I do! - Susan Beebe
Today it is year 5! - Ahmet Yükseltürk
Eric Case
RT @iamdanw: Dear Google, could you go back to 'Organise All The Information' instead of 'Social All The Things'?
This made me look over my shoulder for LG. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
WoH, one must not look over your shoulder. - Louis Gray
...who said that?? - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Eek! - Amit Patel
Amit Patel
File:Rain-shadow.png - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia -
File:Rain-shadow.png - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hm, weird, I'm pretty sure I drew this in gimp in the 90s, for notes I was making for a game I was working on. It's now on wikipedia. But I don't know *for sure* that I drew it. I no longer have the xcf files. Could I have gotten it from the web? I suppose it's possible, but who but me would've drawn it so badly? - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
A rain shadow is a constant in our local weather in Washington State. I wouldn't argue it but I wonder if people here, especially in Western Washington, are more weather savvy than people in other regions. Rain shadows, convergence zones, compressions, etc. Gah, there was a term I had only heard for the first time just recently but now I can't remember it... not mesocyclone... but... more... - Akiva
I became far more weather savvy after moving to the west coast. It's so much more interesting out here! Microclimates … it can be 30°F warmer at my house than 20 miles away; it can rain 10 inches in Ben Lomond and 0 inches in San Jose, 10 miles away. - Amit Patel
Tudor Bosman
School of Fail: Word of the Day: Kerning - EPIC FAIL Funny Videos and Epic Fail Funny Pictures -
School of Fail: Word of the Day: Kerning - EPIC FAIL Funny Videos and Epic Fail Funny Pictures
Ha. Also, from the OP comments: "Clever, but technically incorrect. This is an example of setting selective negative tracking which tightens the space between characters. “Traditionally, kerning letters were those in which a portion of the character protruded beyond the designated body, as in the tail of a capital Q. Although some type fonts may have isolated kerning characters, swash... more... - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
A pedant walks into a bar. Actually, he had a slight limp, so he sorta shuffled. And it was more of a pub than a bar... - Ken Sheppardson
Mark Trapp
Man, I'm so going to win this game now. - Mark Trapp from Bookmarklet
Note to FriendFeed: you definitely didn't make it easy to find the winning combination. - Mark Trapp
Dammit, just found it in the JS..beaten by Mark Trapp ! - Mo Kargas
Screenshots don't do it justice: it actually pulses different colors. Just in case you didn't like the gray enough. - Mark Trapp
For those still looking, Paul gave away the most important clue. The screenshot does, too. - Mark Trapp
so what is it Mark? share, share - Tweet Feeds
It looks like people are solving it, so hopefully I'm not spoiling it: Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Tab, Return. It's a variation of the Konami code (which nets you 30 lives in Contra) adapted for the keyboard. Figured out the first part from Paul's clue, but it took going through the minified Javascript to figure out a) that they didn't use the original Konami code like Google does and b) what they used for keyboard equivalents for "select" and "start." - Mark Trapp
AWESOME! but didn't the code net you 99 lives? - Keith - @tsudo
In Contra it was 30; not sure what it was in other Konami games. - Mark Trapp
Geek!! :) - Susan Beebe
hahah man that's intense. i guess they know their audience :) - Frankie Warren
The Legend of the Mystical Ninja: U U D D L-Button R-Button L-Button R-Button Start. 30 lives. I'll never forget that ;p (there also was that B A B A variation too..) GG Mark. - Zu from AOD
Tsega: likely a jQuery pulse plug-in. Something like: - Mark Trapp
That's weird, the page is suddenly laggy, interesting. /me gone with its 30 lives. - Zu from AOD
Nice plug-in btw. This is trippy. - Zu from AOD
That's so awesome! - mj
... - Outsanity
Ahhh.. Too bad it don't stay - Outsanity
coool - it's easter already! - Gaby K. Slezák
Cool. - Kol Tregaskes
Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuude - Johnny
super cool! - vijay
Doesn't seem to work in Chrome, but I'm seeing it in Firefox. - Daniel J. Pritchett
:) - edythe
Worked for me in Chrome, but I'm using one of the older builds. - Jandy
You have no idea how much this improves the Beta. - Shey
Groovy. - MLx
Works in Chrome :) - Roberto Bonini
:) - edythe
Bump - Ross Miller
I never knew about this. - NOT THE CRICKET
*Liked* - Micah
Oh! I miss Mark! - Meg VMeg
Meg, I still badger him on the twitters once and a while ( @itafroma )—and so can you! - Micah
I don't have the energy for the twitters. - Meg VMeg
Me neither. - Mark Trapp
Welcome back, Mark. - Stephen Mack
Mark! - Meg VMeg
Meg! - Mark Trapp
Paul Buchheit
The last word: Advice from 'America's worst mom' -
The last word: Advice from 'America's worst mom'
"I really think I’m a parent who is afraid of some things (bears, cars) and less afraid of others (subways, strangers). But mostly I’m afraid that I, too, have been swept up in the impossible obsession of our era: total safety for our children every second of every day. The idea that we should provide it and actually could provide it. It’s as if we don’t believe in fate anymore, or good luck or bad luck. No, it’s all up to us. Childhood really has changed since today’s parents were kids, and not just in the United States. Australian children get stared at when they ride the bus alone. Canadian kids stay inside playing video games. After I started a blog called Free Range Kids, I heard from a dad in Ireland who lets his 11-year-old play in the local park, unsupervised, and now a mom down the street won’t let her son go to their house. She thinks the dad is reckless. What has changed in the English-speaking world that has made childhood independence taboo? The ground has not gradually... more... - Paul Buchheit from Bookmarklet
I've brought this up a few times before. Parents don't even let kids go outside their own property anymore. I understand, but it seems to me exploring is an important part of a kid's development. - Rodfather
The nation of Flip Flops and bike helmets has lost its mind -Kids 100% safe, 24/7 365 is impossible. we want it! In the next breath we condone 500 million tainted eggs... Really is it all a reactin to Baby Boomer Parenting and will it lead to helicopter velcro parents. So is your kid playing in the park alone about safety or about something else... So no I don't understand why kids can't be kids bu lets be clear its not about them or safety - WarLord
Thing is, if anything does happen to a kid, the first thing everyone does is blame the parents. There was a kid killed fairly recently at Fort Wilderness (Disney campground) by a bus - and the overwhelming majority of comments were - why on earth was a 9 year old riding a bike without adult supervision? What kind of parent lets their kid do that? - Alix May
My first thought when reading this story was "how old is old enough to ride the subway alone?" Apparently the rules say 8. But really, I think the parent's judgment is the best bet. I'm pretty sure I walked 4 blocks alone to school when I was in sixth grade (10). I also started riding my bike about 2 miles around that age to pick up newspapers for my paper route. - Robert Felty
I walked a mile home from elementary school all the time, and it never occured to anybody that it might be dangerous. If I had to cross any major streets, though, things might have been different. - Gabe
Rob & Gabe: That was before safety was invented. - April Buchheit
I wish I could remember the details, but either Lewis or Clark as a teenager used to walk across two states, alone, to get to their farm. I remember when I read that little factoid I thought my, how things have changed. That would scare the crap out of me. - Todd Hoff
I'm surprised by how children are bestowed independence suddenly, rather than being eased into it. I very much believe this to be the root of a lot of social problems. Children are taken to and from school every day, with parents carefully monitoring who they talk to after school, and then when they turn 16 they're given a license and a car (and the freedom that comes with it) and are... more... - Tudor Bosman
I would go further and say that this happens because parents are looking for easy solutions. It's easier to say "don't touch alcohol, ever, and when you're 21, you're on your own, and no longer our responsibility" than to teach moderation (preferably by example). It's easier to say "don't have sex, at least until you turn 18 or until you no longer live in our house, whichever comes... more... - Tudor Bosman
Exactly Tudor. - Paul Buchheit
I walked to and from school 1st grade to senior year. In middle school I had to walk across town, sometimes without my friends. I never gave it a second though. I was a latchkey kid for many years so I was used to being fairly independent. One half day (high school) I asked my dad if I could go to McDonalds for lunch. He forgot and flipped out at me for going missing. "You could have... more... - Heather
I wonder if this is why so many kids aren't ready for the real world when they're 20. - Amit Patel
Here in PA, it's illegal for parents to give alcohol to their own children. I grew up in a household where, as a small child, I'd occasionally get watered-down wine with meals; better to think of it as something that tastes bad than as something wonderful that only adults get. - Phil Pennock
I grew up in a household where wine was just a part of religious ceremonies, not a beverage. Every week we'd have a Kiddush cup of wine. It's hard to imagine such a thing being illegal! - Gabe
Phil: irresponsible parenting mandated by law! That's great. - Tudor Bosman
FriendFeed Videos
not too bad for a lowly intern :) - Steven Bryden
Thanks Steve! - Ross Miller
BUMP! - Kevin Fox
Sanjeev Singh
Had to replace some bad hardware. All should be well now :)
i didn't even notice... i was out for dinner straight from work today. How long was ff down for? - Chris Heath
Other ways to read this feed:Feed readerFacebook