My favorite FriendFeed moment: When I changed my screen name to "You", and started posting comments to other people's posts. Hilarity ensued as people thought they had posted comments they hadn't. They asked me to please change it back and then made it so you can't do that anymore.
I imagine there's an if() block somewhere in the FF codebase with a comment that says "Because of Brian Johns." - Brian Johns
It was You that did that. - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
I remember adding an if() block to FFtop20, that would turn everyone's avatar into Stephen Mack, for Louis Gray, because he kept saying it was a bug that Stephen showed up so prominently in everyone's results. Then I made it a feature that could be turned on through a query parameter. - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
Hahha. I remember that, Brian. Sweet, sweet hack. - Micah from FFHound!
I remember that too. Good times! - Tamara J. B.
This is sort of funny: "Santa Maria meth dealer steals alcohol sting money"
Is the NYPD still doing that "work slowdown" thing where they only arrest the people that need to be arrested, or are they back to arresting all the other people too?
Nah they've been back to their old shenanigans for awhile now. After they were threatened w/no vacation. =p - rønin
So, crime has started "climbing" again? - MoTO Boychick Devil
If only there were someplace on the web to get info about this snowstorm that's supposed to hit New York...
This blizzard thing kind of excites me, even though I'm pretty sure it won't affect me at all. I will live vicariously throughthe Internet.
So, I haven't been _trying_ to lurk, but I have lost all the text entry fields in FriendFeed in Firefox. :-( So I can read and "like" things but I can't comment or post. Using Safari now.
This started Thursday night when I want to post a few great video ideas for MoTO. - Brian Johns
A handy graphic for my friends in Australia: "Every Animal in Australia can kill you. Know your enemy"
5 more released from Gitmo today.
The Wife hates it when I call it "babysitting." She says when it's your own kids it's just "parenting." Whatever you call it, my shift started at 2:00 am. We drove around town and napped in the car from 2:20 until 6:00. Now we're reading the paper and playing with a strap on the car seat and waiting for the sun to come up.
Good luck today, Sparky! - Louis Gray
The days are fine. It's the nights. Wish us luck tonight. - Brian Johns
Good luck tonight, Brian. :) - Anne Bouey
We made it until 4:00 this morning before I had to take her out and about. Had about 3 feedings overnight until she decided she didn't want to go back to sleep. So we went out and about until 6:00. Now she's awake again and probably will be pretty active (and attention greedy) until her 30 minute nap at 9:30. - Brian Johns
I say the same thing, about parents "babysitting" or "watching" their own kids :-) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Does anyone here have experience configuring and debugging an anonymous ftp server on Mac OS later than 10.6?
A kid not sleeping led to me watching Sharknado 2 (The second one) this morning. Not quite as strong as the first, but the high points were higher and the cameos were great.
Sleep is unproductive and a waste of time. - Louis Gray
Sleep > Sharks - Amit Patel
Sharknado 3 (Oh hell no) has Vanilla Ice - Amit Patel
shark jump baby - Big Joe Silenced
I went to the Foster's Farm Bowl on Tuesday as my yearly attempt at being a sports photographer:
This is the game I was hoping to setup a camera to shoot a time-lapse panorama of the whole stadium, but it didn't end up happening. Maybe next year. - Brian Johns
(I can't DM you so let me digress for a sec to ask you if you ever pulled together the family holiday ugly sweater venture? :) ) - Anne Bouey
I was there and it was freezing! - Louis Gray
The ugly sweater thing did not happen. Sleepless baby puts a damper on things requiring organization. - Brian Johns
:( Next year, maybe. - Anne Bouey from iPhone
Great shots, Sparky. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
My friend, who is a Maryland alum and fan, responds: "Excellent shots, thanks for sharing :)" - Louis Gray
4 more released from Guantanamo today. 132 left, 64 of which have been cleared for release (for years).
That's crazy. I wish we'd shut it down like Obama said. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I really do believe he's working on it. I think he lost focus for a couple years but I think/hope he's got this back on track. At least for the ones that have been "cleared for release". - Brian Johns
So, I'm pretty psyched about this Cuba thing.
Let's go visit! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Congress quietly ends federal government's ban on medical marijuana:
I took a wide picture of a new stadium. I hope to take another version of this picture later this month with the stadium completely full:
Options for shape for the stadium: - Brian Johns
Nice! - bentley
6 more released from Guantanamo yesterday: 136 left.
OK FFriends, I'm looking for an extra special item of clothing. My family is visiting my wife's sister this holiday season and I have this (awful) dream of finding an ugly holiday sweater for the trip. What I really want is a set of something really ugly that all four of us can wear that totally MATCHES. How awesome would that be?
So, I need an ugly sweater available for men, women, children, and a onesie. Matching. - Brian Johns
I think this is what you're after. Sponsored one of my fav podcasts this morning. - Johnny
That's definitely the right feel, although I don't think I could get away with reindeer actually having sex. But I like the way they think! The tricky part is finding something available in both adult and kids/baby sizes. - Brian Johns
If you can make a onesie out of a pet sweater, this may work: - Anne Bouey
Ooohh - I didn't see the matching runaway sleigh stuff for kids! Anne: The pet stuff might be promising too - I'll have to ask my wife how handy she feels. Hanna Andersson stuff is right out, because my wife's sister works for.... Hanna Andersson. - Brian Johns
Note: I admit this plan might not be the best thought-out plan I've ever had. - Brian Johns
Haha, yeah, HA is out. I think the cat sweater would only need a few snaps to close the middle of the bottom to make a onesie. - Anne Bouey
Wow - is down for me.
It works for me. - bentley
Back for me too. - Brian Johns
So, is Uber the Bill Cosby of ridesharing services?
Pretty much. - Stephen Mack
Define the comparison to Cosby - Monaca di V.le Monza from BuddyFeed
Monaca, mostly Brian is making a joke out of the fact that every start-up in Silicon Valley compares themselves to Uber ("We're like Uber for pizza" or "We're the Uber of file-sharing services"), and right now both Uber and Cosby are facing controversy at the same time. - Stephen Mack
OH: Does this Indian buffet make me look fat?
This is very well done: Daylight Saving - The Movie Trailer:
This is very well done:  Daylight Saving - The Movie Trailer:
Haha! - Jenny H. from Android
Senator Who Put Pentagon Papers Into Public Record Urges Udall To Do Same With Torture Report
Did we share the Key and Peele "I'm Steampunk Now" episode here yet?
Did we share the Key and Peele "I'm Steampunk Now" episode here yet?
Good morning, world!
Good morning, birthday boy! - Stephen Mack
Happy Birthday! - MoTO Boychick Devil
Happy birthday, Brian! - Corinne L
Happy birthday! - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Happy birthday! :-) - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Celebrate! - Anne Bouey
Who gets to do two hours of online state-mandated ethics web training today? This guy!
Lucky you. Go ahead and cheat on the quiz at the end. I say it is ok. - Joe
I think I pass as long as I spend 2 hours on it, regardless of the quizzes. The logic is similar to online traffic school. - Brian Johns
The website times out after a few minutes of inactivity and you have to log in again and pick up where you left off. 3 hours later I'm 50% done, but I've also gotten the toddler up, had breakfast, and read the paper. - Brian Johns
web-based ethics training on a saturday? eeww - imabonehead
Read the paper? What year is this? - Louis Gray
Update: Finished after 10:00 pm Sunday night and got an official looking pdf to prove it. The website says I spent 2 hours and 26 minutes on it. The training is good for two years. - Brian Johns
Are you feeling ethical now? - Spidra Webster
what the heck is this for? - Jonathan Disher
I feel so ethical now! This is because I'm on the Historical and Landmarks Commission for the City of Santa Clara. State law AB-1234 requires that I complete 2 hours of ethics training every two years. The city holds a group training session every two years but I missed it last month so I had to do the online version offered by the state. You can play along for free at home here: - Brian Johns
nnnnnno thanks that's ok i'm busy :) - Jonathan Disher
"The Police Department is currently closed because so many officers have been arrested. There is a closed sign on the front door." Stay Classy, King City:
They probably should have taken the free online ethics course. It would have saved them from some of those decisions! - Brian Johns
Wow. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Wow, is that a clusterfuck of villainy. - Spidra Webster
That's crazy! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Some eclipse-themed music for your eclipse-viewing enjoyment:
Some eclipse-themed music for your eclipse-viewing enjoyment:
I'm a little sad I'm not going to the Cal/Oregon football game tomorrow but I wasn't willing to shell out $105, which is the cheapest remaining ticket. Someday I will go to a football game at this new stadium we just built...
What time is the game? I expect traffic will be bad around the office tomorrow if it's in the evening. Sigh. - Ken Gidley
The game is at 7:00. My commute is down Lafayette which is pretty much isolated from Stadium traffic issues so I don't expect any problems getting home. Isolated because it doesn't connect to 237 or 101. :-) - Brian Johns
is ello still a thing?
Nollo - Louis Gray
Insomuch that it exists, yes. - That's So CAJ! from Android
A thing that has fewer posts a day than FF. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Nope. - Andrew C (✔)
Haven't seen anyone using it. - Jonathan Disher
Have they figured out how they're going to make money, but not off their users? - Brian Johns
They sent an announcement today that they're committed to be ad-free and not sell user data. Unclear how they do actually make money, though. You can read it here: (warning, PDF). Excerpt: "To assure that Ello always remains ad-free, today Ello converted to a Public Benefit Corporation (PBC). A Benefit Corporation is a new kind of for-profit... more... - Stephen Mack
Thanks for the update. I guess there's always the idea of charging a membership fee. - Brian Johns
And they could merchandise (Ello t-shirts!) and make a few pennies off affiliate links. - Stephen Mack
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