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Bruce Lewis
Tech Time Warp of the Week: In 1959, a Fitbit Weighed 2,000 Pounds | Wired Enterprise | -
Tech Time Warp of the Week: In 1959, a Fitbit Weighed 2,000 Pounds | Wired Enterprise |
"Based on an IBM 650 mainframe, the video tells us this proto-sports-geek creation nearly doubled the winning percentage of the Institute’s hoops team. Take that, FitBit." - Bruce Lewis from Bookmarklet
OK FFeeps all across the country (and world): What makes a "good" Philly cheesesteak sandwich "good"?
REAL cheese, like provolone -- none of this wiz business. Wit. Hearty bread. - Julian
Meat cooked with peppers and onions long enough to get their flavor. - Bruce Lewis
Second on the no cheese wiz stuff. Good steak, homemade rolls. Onions and peppers a must. - Janet from FFHound!
Um...ya gotta have the wiz....gotta. - Mary Carmen
couldn't tell you, never had one.. - VALZ SCARLETTS MAMA
I'm with you Bruce. Thinking thinly sliced steak (beef) simmered with bell pepper and onion for starters. - LoisMarketing
Also in the real cheese camp (I like provolone for cheesesteaks). Cheese should be completely melted. Meat should be thinly-sliced and tender but not too stringy. Peppers and (especially) onions. Hoagie roll that's not soggy. - John (bird whisperer)
Maybe a distinction between "real" Philly cheesesteak and "good" as in "I'd willingly eat again"? If the latter, provolone or pepper jack, please. And quality meat. And unsoggy roll. - Walt Crawford
I'm told the bread is key - maʀtha
I love lots of cheesesteaks, but I've never actually had a genuine "Philly Cheesesteak" from Philly, so I can't really comment. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Also, forget Pat's or Geno's. You want a real one, get it off a cart on the street. - Mary Carmen
Don't know how authentic it is, but the Cheesesteak Shop out here has a spinach steak sandwich that I love. Spinach mushrooms onions thin tender steak pieces & provolone. I get hot peppers on the side. They have Tastykake, too. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Stephen Mack
For a typical workweek, what's the delta in time from when you get up to when you arrive at your desk? Does it vary much day to day?
For a typical workweek, what's the delta in time from when you get up to when you arrive at your desk? Does it vary much day to day?
(Video: "Remind Me" by Röyksopp, somewhat unrelated.) - Stephen Mack
an hour and a half. Nope, not much - WebGoddess
It can vary from one hour to seven hours, depending on what I have planned to do before work. - Julian
On days when I have my kids, I wake up at 6:30 and am at work at a few minutes before 9 (as long as traffic isn't terrible), so that's 2.5 hours. On days when I don't have my kids, I might get up as little as 30 minutes before the time I arrive at work. - Stephen Mack
Julian, seven hours? I guess those days you're not starting work at 9am! - Stephen Mack
Alarm clock to clock-in takes me about half an hour. There's a ten minute walk in there too. - Steel Penguin Slippy
It varies too much from day to day. - Friar Will
It was about 1.5 hours at each of the last 3 offices I was assigned. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Depends on whether the kidlet has school or not, and depends on whether I am working from home (4 days/week) or working in my office (1 day/week). On days when the kidlet doesn't have school and I'm working from home, I wake up about 15 minutes before I sit down at my desk; on days when the kidlet has school and I work from home, I wake up about 1.5 hours before I sit down at my desk;... more... - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Monday's I work 1-9, so it is 7 hours, Tue/Wed 3 hours, Thurs/Fri 2 hours. - Alan
2.5 hours. Video date, ~30 min for shower and lunch making, and ~30 minutes to walk to work. - Eivind
Less than an hour. I love my sleep. - Kristin
2 hours from wake to work arrival. Each morning breakfast is cooked and packed for 8:30 eating. Lunch also packed, litter pans cleaned, feral cats fed, shower. 20 minutes of this is driving time. I have a well oiled system with no room for deviation. - Janet from FFHound!
30 minutes. - Not Me
About two hours. That includes 70-90 of commute. - Eric - Watch Me Now
"Get up"? You mean from sleep? - Louis Gray
It's around 3 hours now. I'm up a little before 5am. Charlie gets his inhaler treatment, both cats get fed. I either have coffee or make my green smoothie and drink 1/2 of that (the other 1/2 goes into a jar for later). A few minutes of catching up on the internets, morning ablutions, dressing, packing the backpack, getting things off their respective chargers and then out the door on the bike to the ferry. By the time I'm off the ferry and walk to the office it's 8am. - vicster: full-bodied
About an hour, most mornings. - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
Louis: Yes, sleep, for us mortals. In your case, whenever it is you emerge from your Dorian Gray Capsule, Mr. Gray. - Stephen Mack
3.5 hours - Meg VMeg
2.5 hours - Georgia
Two hours. - Steven Perez from Android
2 hours, little variation - Bruce Lewis
2 hours. Only about 15 min. of that is commute. - Laura Norvig
about 2hrs - Peter Dawson
2.5 hours, including a 50 min. commute. - Ken Morley
My schedule is almost exactly what Stephens is : Typically up at 6:45 for kids, arrive at work at 9:15. That includes ~30m of "downtime" due to difference in dropoff of 2nd grade and Pre-K. Next year might be better. :) - Steve and 4 other people
I love Royksopp … now I'm watching a bunch of their videos … wait, what was the question? - Amit Patel
Usually around three hours when I go into the office. 15 minutes when I telework. :) - Jenny H. from Android
30 minutes when i go into office 5 when telecommute - Steve C
3-5 minutes. Varies depending on whether I woke up naturally or if some husband caused noisy kitchen catastrophe woke me up. - April Russo
Two hours, three hours on days I bring Sophie to school first. - Stephan Planken
3-3.5 hours when commuting. Under an hour when WFH. - благодарю, вас так много
I just want to add, its a joy to know I'm not the only person in the world who uses the word "delta" in its algebraic sense in everyday speech. - Steel Penguin Slippy from Android
Katy S
Not quite sure how it happened, but when I set up my new Fitbit, I lost about 200 of today's steps. Curious.
That's wwhat happens when you walk backwards - maʀtha
it's like the odometer when backing up - ellbeecee
Did your old fitbit get a chance to sync before the switch? (I don't know exactly how this works; just a guess) - Bruce Lewis
It did. I don't care that much about a couple hundred steps one way or the other. I just found it odd. - Katy S
*high fives ellbeecee* - maʀtha
My One definitely seems to have given up the ghost, so I emailed tech support today. My brother & I got my Mom a Zip for Christmas...and I discovered that Walgreens gives you rewards points for steps, and you can hook up your Fitbit. I want to get back into using one again, even if it means I need to buy a new one. But which one to get? :)
I love the form factor of the Force/Flex -- 24/7 on my wrist, so I can't lose it or forget to bring it with me. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I used to have a Zip and am now wearing a Force. Only downsides of the Force: the clasp sometimes comes loose, and steps when pushing a shopping cart aren't counted. Otherwise it's great. - Bruce Lewis
I like the One because the first thing I do when I get home (or when I get hot in the summer) is remove all of my jewelry. I realized that meant I wouldn't be wearing the bracelet versions as much as the clip on. - ~Courtney F
Apparently I don't have to buy a new one - they are sending me a replacement One even though I'm pretty sure my One is outside of warranty (I got it through my gym early last December). Yay! <3 Looking forward to getting back into it. - Laura
How does that work with Walgreens? - Jenny from Android
Uh, let's see. *looks* I think this is the link that should take you to the right place: - Laura
Bruce Lewis
Presents from the future — a tech gift guide - Business - The Boston Globe -
Presents from the future — a tech gift guide - Business - The Boston Globe
"Never mind those feature-packed smart watches like Samsung Corp.’s $300 Galaxy Gear. If you must strap something digital to your body, you are better off with a fitness monitor like the Fitbit Force. This $130 device tracks your body movements during the day and your sleep patterns at night. Sync the data with a smartphone to keep a permanent record of your physical activities. It’s not quite as exciting as reading e-mail messages on your wrist, but it’s a lot more practical." - Bruce Lewis from Bookmarklet
Fitbit/Glass Bridge - - Eric Logan
Eric, all 6 Fitbit employees in the Boston office think that's way cool. (I think the other 2 will agree but they're not in yet.) - Bruce Lewis
It is cool. No more pulling my Fitbit out of the carrier and squinting to see how much further to my goal. More Glass API call's please Google. 30 minute delay between updates currently. - Eric Logan
HTTP Status 500 - Request processing failed; nested exception is java.lang.NullPointerException - Louis Gray
Try it late at night. You will get to this screen once your linked. They have either hit the API limit or the server is getting to many requests. - Eric Logan
Bruce Lewis
My favorite Fitbit article so far is "Stupid Fitbit":
"I’ve been accused of being somewhat competitive and I’ve always regarded that as a positive attribute given that I earn my income trying to convince juries that my opponent is wrong. I’m competing all of the time and if I’m being honest, I really enjoy what I do. So it was not completely unexpected that once I started the Fitbit program that I would walk more. What I did not fully understand is that I’d become a prisoner to the rubber band from hell that I have on my wrist." - Bruce Lewis
Ha! And this is why I have refused all friend connections on FitBit. I've invested in FitBit for me, not for pride or ego. :) - Hookuh Tinypants
The competition is part of my motivation. Some days it works, some days I don't care. - Holly's favorite Anna
Ordinarily I wouldn't mind some friendly competition of just seeing someone else's numbers and trying to surpass that, but folks have been kind of mean and often times really rude about their competitiveness. So for the sake of retaining the enjoyment I get from having a FitBit, I sequestered myself. But then again, I'm fiercely competitive with myself, so surpassing daily and weekly step goals comes naturally for me. I am the outlier. :) - Hookuh Tinypants
Now my boyfriend on the other hand...he loves the competitiveness. And this is exactly what it took to get him to start moving more! Love it! - Hookuh Tinypants
Great article! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Love this. As a chick with zero competitiveness it's funny to see how the other half lives. :P - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Please add a link to a creative work of yours (book, essay, software, poem, technical guide, painting, craftwork, review, script, etc) that you want others to discover:
#parentaladvisory I would in a minute but the stories are #NSFW but I'd love to share a link.... - WarLord
My contributions to the Metafilter lexicon: - Meg VMeg
Not like this wasn't predictable, but - Spidra Webster
Making maps of imaginary (game) worlds: - Amit Patel
Short stories I wrote and put on the web in the mid '90s: - Stephen Mack
Finished knitted objects. Not even close to all of them. Gotta remember to photograph them. - Mary Carmen
On an iPad or Android tablet go to and click a result. Notice how you can swipe left/right without vertical drift and scroll up/down without horizontal drift. I made that work. - Bruce Lewis
This was LB's idea. Surprised me at how much fun I had with it: Edit: I'd love to hear everyone's impressions but I'm particularly interested in what the Vicar and Friar have to say. - MoTO Moca Blend
You're a man of taste and distinction! - Spidra Webster
(Bee Dub's writing is awesome, and I love Spidra's album.) - LB: Ratchet Bear from Android
My pretty new Tumblr page with pop culture reviews: - Jed from iPhone
It's from 1998, last updated 2002: my Anthony Head website. I spent the summer before library school at the university library researching it. (How old is it? The 320 x 240 screen caps were full screen at the time.) - Betsy
*bumpity*. I need to go through this. - MoTO Moca Blend A medical paper I wrote to send to Dr. Jeanty about a theory I had on vanishing twin phenomenon. He published it and I found this article has since been used as a reference for another journal article. The fetus in this image is my goddaughter, she is 19 years old now! - Janet from FFHound!
Bruce Lewis
Fire at 327 Summer Street -
Fire at 327 Summer Street
They got it under control, but those ladders were still up when I went out at lunchtime. - Bruce Lewis
Betty Write
"The drug is called walking." - Bob Sallis, a family practitioner at a Kaiser Permanente clinic in Fontana,...
Your check is in the mail. #fitbit - Bruce Lewis
Victor Ganata
I can't help but begin to feel that "rules, regulations, and ethics are for losers" is implicit in so-called Silicon Valley startup culture.
I'm sure it's an unfair caricature, but there it is. - Victor Ganata
Of course, this is pretty much how Wall Street and Big Banks operate, so I guess it's not really unique. - Victor Ganata
I guess no one really ever became wealthy and successful by following rules and regulations and being ethical. - Victor Ganata
There are a zillion Silicon Valley startups that fit that caricature, and self-entitled, smug jerkoffs like Dave Morin (founder of Path -- see propel that reputation. But honestly, living here and knowing a lot of people who work long hours at startups and try to do the right thing, please take my word for it that not everyone here acts that way. - Stephen Mack
Morals and ethics are for little people and not corporations. - Me
Corporations may have acquired "people" status but, no matter what the supreme court says, corporations don't have souls. (And ethics is a word they throw in to their mission statement, never to be heard again. - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
I'm not even talking about corporate policy, though. I'm talking about the actual people in the corporation (although, granted, CEOs are usually the most spotlighted and therefore the easiest targets.) I think the idea that corporations are people is BS, but corporations are definitely made up of people. - Victor Ganata
I was going to say what Stephen Mack sez. There are loads of ethical companies & people in Silicon Valley--and some that aren't. - Walt Crawford
I agree, but unfortunately my experience has been that corporations think and behave very differently than the ethical individuals that comprise them might behave AS individual actors/decision makers. And I have worked in several smaller companies that we exemplary as to their ethics, at least as demonstrated publicly. Anecdotal though it may be, every one of them was eventually... more... - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
What you said in your 2nd comment. Unfortunately, the way the Obama Administration has handled the financial debacle pretty much guarantees there will be no end to the folks who think that "rules, regulations and ethics are for losers". - Spidra Webster
Fitbit doesn't seem that way to me. I don't think Friendfeed was like that. - Bruce Lewis
Louis Gray
If you like counting steps, and like looking back on where you've been and how many minutes are active, check out the Moves app. It's on iOS ( and Android ( I dig it.
Cool. How accurate does it seem to be? Has it affected your battery life? - Bruce Lewis
On the Nexus 5, I regularly get 15 hours a day of real use, with Moves on, so I haven't felt the need to turn it off. My older Galaxy Nexus was a battery weakling in comparison. As for accuracy, it's very good. Compared to Fitbit, it usually has a 10% difference on the low side, but it's very accurate. - Louis Gray
Bruce Lewis
First day at the new Boston Fitbit office -
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We spent the first hour or two assembling chairs and desks. Fitbit co-founder Eric Friedman came from San Francisco to help. He's all the way in back in the second picture. - Bruce Lewis
omg they just did this on the Good Wife! - Meg VMeg
Bret Taylor
You can now get a daily or weekly email digest for anybody's feed on FriendFeed. You'll get a daily or weekly email with the most popular posts from that person's feed. To get the email, click the "Email/IM" link at the top of anyone's feed, and select the "Best of day" or "Best of week" email option.
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You can see all of your email settings at - Bret Taylor
Thanks Bret! :) - Matt Ruiz
Thanks to Kevin for doing a great design for what turned out to be a more complex set of UI options than we had originally anticipated, and thanks to Tudor for implementing the email backend. - Bret Taylor
Great! Thanks! Love FF! - Scott Monaco
I now get the FriendFeed Feedback posts as a Best of Day email so it doesn't fill up my feed, but I don't miss feedback. I also set up a "Best of Day" email for my "Technology people" friend list so I get a pretty good overview of tech news every day via email. - Bret Taylor
This is a really cool idea Bret, I wish you can make that an RSS feed option as well. I'd be much more likely to read summaries in RSS than in email. - manielse (Mark Nielsen)
Lovely. Thanks guys. - Mitchell Tsai
Casey: Thanks for the tip. What's the 7 before the "?" mean in the URL? The number of likes or replies needed to be included? - manielse (Mark Nielsen)
this is killer, the random influx of email during the day was kinda getting fail-ish. I love the daily digest. - Drew Lucas
Very cool! Any way to get archives of previous months? (especially helpful for those of us who leave the internet for weeks at a time...) - Mitchell Tsai
WOW. that's really helpful! - K.D.
Looks like a great addition for those who are not embedded on the site. Nice intro. - Louis Gray
Cool! - Josh Haley
Ahsan: it is somewhat random right now when the emails are sent, but we built in the backend capability to control what time they are sent, and we plan on exposing that control to users in the future. Right now, it is kind of random - sorry! - Bret Taylor
Cool! can i get a daily or weekly email digest for the "Saved searches"? - 0M0M from email
This will be incredibly useful. Thanks to all involved in the design and execution. - Kathy Fitch
Nice addition! - Michael Fidler
But what exactly is "Best"? Is it anything that has a certain number of likes/comments? - Laura Norvig
@Bret LOL THAT WAS MY PROJECT! I will release it tomorrow. But you've also did it and killed my friendfeed application **sigh** But mine has multi-reporting weekly-daily-monthly at the same time and adjustable entry count! - Alp
@Bret please consolidate me or I won't code new apps with you api! :-) - Alp
Alp: we were not trying to withhold data. Later today the documentation will be updated to reflect the ability to obtain "Best of" for users. The feed id will be USERNAME/summary/N (similar to "Best of" for lists) - Benjamin Golub
Hi Ben, that is pretty funny, I tried that URL earlier today to see if it has been secretly released :) - Paul Kinlan
Bret: While Twitter struggle to keep their fail whale under control, you guys are developing stuff like this. Amazing - Thanks! - Jim Connolly
awesome feature, this will be highly useful for my corporate group ideas / content sharing; projects, etc.... THANK YOU :) - Susan Beebe
Great work. I especially like that it works on lists too. - Meryn Stol
my inbox might say different, but I like that :-) - Dobromir Hadzhiev
Wow, this is really neat! And it links into the idea I expressed earlier, re: reducing signup friction / enabling limited guest privileges. Imagine if I could embed one of my FF rooms on my personal web site, and enable people to subscribe to that feed by e-mail with just a couple of clicks... rather than saying "you can get e-mail notifications but you have to sign up for Friendfeed first." "sign up" -- though admirably lightweight on FF -- is still a huge barrier. - Adam Lasnik
is there a love button cause I dont like this option I LOVE this option..great work guys - (jeff)isageek
Three options I would like (1) Can I select "top 100" instead of "top 30"? (2) Could I select both "best of day" and "best of week"? (3) How about older timeperiods? I'd love to get an e-mail with stuff from last week or Mar 2009? Start & end dates? Anything to help me read FriendFeed off-line would be great since I spend long periods off-line at festivals (especially during summer time) or overseas. - Awesome job guys! - Mitchell Tsai
So this works on groups too, cool! But we still cannot see Best of for groups on the site on friends lists. :-( I have several friends lists that include just groups and when I select to view the best of the page it's empty (even though if I got to the individual best of for those groups there are entries there). - Kol Tregaskes
does anyone know of a web service that can do this? (I'm thinking weekly email updates of my favorite feeds/people) I don't think there's anything like friendfeed .. - Franc, a rememberer
That's a cool feature - Xitong Liu
Emails no longer get sent except for Subscriptions. The last non-sub email I recieved was July 15th, 2011. - Not Me
I still get them. - AJ Batac
I get these every day. - Me
i get it - solncee
I still get it - AJ Batac
*jealous* I no longer get anything but subscription emails. - Bruce Lewis
Following US Politics that way ever since and the emails always went through: so happy this never went off course and kept a valuable record of these threads. - Zu from AOD
vay - kotak
unutmadık :) - alperyz
Laura Norvig
R.I.P. Gerda Norvig, illustrious and noted William Blake scholar, lover and collector of books, collector of Ph.Ds, and all around rapscallion.
I'm so sorry, Laura. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I'm sorry, Laura. - Katy S
I'm sorry for your loss. - Marie
She sounds like an amazing woman. <3 I'm so sorry, hun. - Hookuh Tinypants
I'm so sorry for your loss. - Jen
Much love, Laura. - LB: Ratchet Bear from Android
Oh, Laura. :( Sending prayers & hugs... - Lisa L. Seifert
So sorry, Laura. Lots of prayers to you and your family. - Tamara J. B.
{{{Laura}}} - Anika
Warm hugs & much love xxx - Melly
Many hugs - Hedgehog from Android
I am sorry for your loss. She sounds like she was quite the character. - Corinne L
Sorry for your loss - Rodfather from Android
Sorry, Laura. - Bruce Lewis
I'm so sorry. - Yolanda from Android
Hugs to you, love. So many big long hugs. - t-ra: lose,find,repeat from Android
Much love, she sounds amazing. - Meg VMeg
My condolences, Laura. - Brent Schaus
((hugs)) condolences, Laura, and much love to you. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
My condolences, Laura - MoTO Moca Blend
How awful. Laura, so sorry. - Mary B: #TeamMonique
Much love and millions of hugs, Laura. - vicster: full-bodied
My condolences, Laura. - imabonehead
Condolences & hugs. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
My deepest condolences, sweetie. *hugs* - Jenny H. from Android
I'm sorry - Shevonne from iPhone
I'm sorry for your loss. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Very sorry, Laura. She sounds like an amazing person... someone I would have liked to meet. - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ from Android
*hugs* - Betsy
:( - Amit Patel
My condolences, Laura. *hugs* - Anne Bouey
I'm so sorry. She sounds fantastic. - YvonneM
Cristo's sensitive to animation, so just posting a regular GIF.
Hiding this now. - Meg VMeg
But you have to click and see it in full size. Honestly, the thumbnail doesn't do it justice. - Micah
New desktop background. OK, not really. - Bruce Lewis
Bruce Lewis
I just accepted the full-time position of Principal Software Engineer at Fitbit in Boston. I am so psyched!
Congratulations! - laura x from BuddyFeed
Wooo! How do you feel about leaving Google, though? - Stephen Mack
Do you have to pass a physical fitness test? And congrats. - Todd Hoff
Stephen, I have mixed feelings about leaving Google. I'll miss a lot of people there. But overall I think I'll be happier at a smaller, faster company, especially this one. - Bruce Lewis
congrats! Can you send us free fitbits? ;) - ellbeecee
I hope so, LBC. I'll find out after I start. - Bruce Lewis
Congrats, Bruce! - Jenny H.
cheers! now we have an in at FitBit, sweet. - t-ra: lose,find,repeat
Yay! Congratulations. :) And Boston? Nice. :D - Hookuh Tinypants
Con'grats and yah xmas is coming close, send us Ftibits pls pls :)- - Peter Dawson
OK, no free ones, but I might be able to get a small number of discounted Zips, Ones and Arias. DM me if you want details. - Bruce Lewis
*looks up what a Zip, One, and Aria are* - t-ra: lose,find,repeat
Fitbit Zip and Fitbit One are at the top of this page, Aria below: - Bruce Lewis
I recommend the Aria for those who don't have one already. :D aside from the Flex, it's my favorite Fitbit product. - Hookuh Tinypants from FreshFeed
I love my FitBit One. What I despise is the silicone case which has started falling apart. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Zulema, you might want to about that. Maybe there's something they can do. - Bruce Lewis
یعنی انگلیسیت خیلی خوبه همش فید انگلیسی ارسال میکنی؟ :دی - ووووزلا
منم بلدم، آی ام ویندوز :دی - ووووزلا
Is it possible to order FitBits with a company logo on them? - Ross Miller
Good question, Ross. I don't know -- I'd suggest asking - Bruce Lewis
Stephen Mack
NYT Review: TiVo’s Roamio DVR: "TiVo knows what television lovers want." (Technology review by Gregory Schmidt.) -
NYT Review: TiVo’s Roamio DVR: "TiVo knows what television lovers want." (Technology review by Gregory Schmidt.)
NYT review of our newest product. Conclusion: "Competitors may provide cheaper DVR options, but Roamio bests them with superior features. For serious TV watchers, TiVo’s Roamio makes a strong case to upgrade." - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
We were just plotting out our TiVo strategy for the new house yesterday and Roamio is playing heavily into our overall setup. Trying to resist upgrading all units to Roamios, but at least two rooms will get a Roamio Pro for sure. <3 Goddammit I love TiVo. <3 - Hookuh Tinypants
Yay Hookuh! - Stephen Mack
For anyone who wants to acquire a Roamio, let me know -- I can give you the Friends & Family price. - Stephen Mack
I love you man - MoTO Moca Blend from Android
Stephen. Dude. Seriously. I already love you to like bits and pieces. I would worship you for all eternity if you did that. - Hookuh Tinypants
Ohh Mr. Mack! - Janet
I'm planning to get a big Roamio, and then follow on with two Minis :) … finally I will replace the AT&T-branded TiVo 2 I've had since 2001. - Amit Patel
Way cool. Does it tune in OTA broadcasts too? - Bruce Lewis
Bruce: Yessir! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
DM me if you're interested in the F&F offer, and I'll send you the details and/or a code. :) - Stephen Mack
Did you make this one, or did Scott? - Jason P
Jason, it wasn't either of us. The TiVo Elves are hard at work 24/7. - Stephen Mack
And offer is still valid for F&F discounts, just DM me! - Stephen Mack
Stephen I know there's a lot you can't say publicly, but is there a chance There will be a better more advanced Directv model? or is TiVo's relationship with DTV done? - A Gunny named Slickback
Gunny, there's always a chance. DIRECTV still sells the new TiVo box for their system that came out a couple of years ago. - Stephen Mack
I thought the company was just you two? - Jason P
Bruce Lewis
I discovered this week that it doesn't take any longer to walk between North Station and our temporary offices at 129 Newbury Street than it takes to ride the green line. Walking over Beacon Hill and through the Boston Public Garden gives way better scenery than I would get riding underground. - Bruce Lewis
RT @zombie_girl_2: Good advice and so true.
RT @zombie_girl_2: Good advice and so true.
Any non-tautological statement made about 3 billion people is going to be wrong about a lot of them. - Bruce Lewis
i miss how my wordpress blog posts used to import to friendfeed. i miss the conversations that would happen in the comments here.
have you manually forced the feed to update? I seem to have to do that with more things recently - Sir Shuping is just sir
yeah, it just sits there. :( - Marie
maybe try deleting and recreating the feed? i've had luck with that sometimes - Sir Shuping is just sir
tried just now, thanks for the idea! oh, it didn't work. - Marie
Do you have a SUP plugin? That works sometimes. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
hmm, that's a weird one. wp feeds usually seem to be one of the more reliable ones lately. :/ - holly #ravingfangirl
SUP is not working at the moment. It went away Oct 22 and hasn't come back yet. I just manually refreshed - Bruce Lewis
Aw, you all are the best. Thanks for trying to help. :) - Marie
Guess you gotta bookmark 'em manually, Marie. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Ff is getting thinner and thinner, but I still learn something new from ffers every day. - Joe - Systems Analyst
You could import the posts via Twitter and Advanced Tweets, it works fine - Sarita! from FFHound!
Huh, mine too. :-( - Deborah Fitchett
I had to reset mine. Of course, schedule posts seem to be having issues with Twitter too. - Hedgehog
Friendfeed gods heard my plea and now my feed is importing again. <3 - Marie
Bruce Lewis
Fitbit tells me I walked 10,500 steps yesterday. Who else here has a Fitbit?
OK, at least and and and somebody with a private feed and a bunny. - Bruce Lewis
I do! I just don't feed my Fitbit stats in anywhere. - Hookuh Tinypants from FreshFeed
You just look at the numbers on the device? - Bruce Lewis
Actually I don't look at my stats anymore since I got my Flex back in April/May. I've enjoyed not having numbers to stare at on my Fitbit, just the dots and buzz once I hit my goal for the day. :) I view my dashboard online twice a week just to make sure all my stats look right and manually adjust sleep logs if needed. - Hookuh Tinypants from FreshFeed
There's also a Fitbit Friendfeed group. - Betsy
I do, but the only time mine says I did that many steps is when I accidentally washed it in the washer - heh. - Shannon - GlassMistress
I do. I'm on my 4th one. Haha - Tamara J. B.
I'm also on my fourth one.. Geez.. And my fifth (a Force) coming soon. I'm a little hard on it, I guess. One was replaced as defective, broke one by dropping it, lost one, and the Flex I'm using now is just being replaced with a Force. Profile here: - Stephen Mack
I have one. - Katy S
Laura Norvig
My mom has really rallied. I don't want to go in to too much detail, but she did have quite a breakdown in the hospice and is doing sooo much better at home. However, she wants me by her side 24-7 and I am afraid to leave even though one of her best friends is coming to visit in two days. I honestly don't know what to do.
Oof, that's hard. No other relatives who can help, I assume? - Stephen Mack
Sorry Laura we deal with this too luckily we have a lot of siblings so we trade off. And one sibling is an angel with her most nights. - Steve C
She has 24-hour aides and Peter and I have been trading on and off over the last month. My brother Marc, who lives in the area, has done the bulk of general support for the past three years. It's just that now she is afraid of dying and a little paranoid and scared of everything, so she wants me (and only me) to sleep next to her. - Laura Norvig
I was hoping to go back to California for a week to see Wade and handle some business, but I'm not sure now. - Laura Norvig
Is there any help you need on the east coast? - Bruce Lewis
Thanks Bruce, we really have all the help we need, it's just on me to figure this one out. - Laura Norvig
Sorry you're facing such a hard situation. - Bruce Lewis
love and hugs to you, my dear. if there's anything I can do, please don't hesitate to ask. - t-ra: lose,find,repeat
Thinking of you - maʀtha
Laura, I am so sorry you are experiencing this. I am humbled by your commitment to provide your mother whatever she needs. - Janet
Laura Norvig
Heading back east one last time. Mom is losing touch with reality now. This process is not as peaceful as the movies make it out to be.
Sending good thoughts. - Galadriel C. from Android
:( - Amit Patel
No, it isn't I'm so very sorry. Take care. - maʀtha
{{{Laura}}} - Anika
I'm sorry - Steve C
*hugs* - Anne Bouey
xxxxx - Melly
I'm so sorry, Laura. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
*hugs* - Betsy
Called her from the airport - she still knows who I am! Days are much better than nights. - Laura Norvig from iPhone
*hugs and hugs and hugs* - vicster: full-bodied
safe travels, Laura - MoTO Moca Blend
*hugs* Laura - Rachel Walden
Love to you, girl. - t-ra: lose,find,repeat from Android
*hugs* Hope it does better: recognizing your voice should bring your mood up to higher steps. \o, - Zu from AOD
I'm sorry. - Eric - Watch Me Now
:-( - Steven Perez from Android
so sorry :( - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
:( - Todd Hoff
*big hugs* - Jenny H. from Android
Sending hugs and more peaceful thoughts... :( - Lisa L. Seifert
*hugs* - Yolanda
:-( - Bruce Lewis
Bruce Lewis
We went bicycling along a newly-surfaced bike path and toured the Wenham Swamp Walk for the first time. Splashes of fall color made it nice. The boardwalk was reminiscent of Plum Island. - Bruce Lewis
Bruce Lewis
Yet another great dessert in the Google Cambridge cafeteria. - Bruce Lewis
Stephen Mack
Here come a whole bunch of FF e-mail notifications from 2-3 months ago! #someprocesssomewhereisnowunwedged
ah, hence all the new subscriber notifications? - MoTO Moca Blend
Yup! My oldest delayed e-mail seems to be from mid-June, judging by the dates of the sample items shown in the e-mail as a thing "recently shared" by so-and-so. - Stephen Mack
Ah, that makes sense. I got three this afternoon. - John (bird whisperer)
And now three more. - John (bird whisperer)
I'm up to 10 e-mails so far today (some of them invitations to join a group, and some from very spammy-looking accounts). - Stephen Mack
I got 3, but they were from today - Not Me
Received about 20 emails. - Mike Nencetti
YEP! - #cryptic
Old news is good news! - Stephen Mack
Ooh cool! Does this mean I'll start getting emails from groups/rooms/feeds (whatever the latest term is) I have email subscriptions to? FriendFeed will be so much more alive for me if so. - Bruce Lewis
Bruce, there used to be a DM notification e-mail too. Someday the 2-3 year+ logjam on all those notifications will get unstuck, and we'll be getting e-mails until we're sick of them. - Stephen Mack
^ Something happens every August to unstick notifications... - Stephen Mack
*raises eyebrow* - Mo Kargas
friendfeed_image_zoom — browser extension — initial release v0.1.0 —————— **Firefox_Install**: ... (**Chrome Install SEE**: )
This is in the simplified userscript that can load into Chrome and Greasemonkey/Firefox. If there's interest, I'll repackage it into a Chrome Web Store extension next. Enjoy! Source: - Micah
. - Micah
COOL! - AJ Batac
Thanks, AJ. Are you using it in Chrome or Firefox? - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
I'm using Chrome/Mac. There's a .5 second delay and redirect that I see but that's minor. - AJ Batac
I installed in both Firefox and Chrome and still get the download notification. Could using https be a problem? - John (bird whisperer)
You're right John. - AJ Batac
Opera is not feeling the love (it makes impossible to comment, also *edit* that could be my other scripts confusing it) - Michael W. May
Installed, liked and shared this post on the Italian side of FF. - Xabaras (G.O.)
Cool beans. I'll be sure to test it later. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
John, it only actives on HTTP, but it's a simple change to work on HTTPS too. New release tonight (other feedback welcome too). - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
hrm. won't install for me. must investigate further. - holly #ravingfangirl
Xabaras - thanks! - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Looks like https isn't (or isn't the only) problem. It's still bringing up the download image notification even with https everywhere disabled. - John (bird whisperer)
holly, did you click Confirm on dialog button at bottom of chrome, then refreash page? - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
John, on Windows 7/Chrome standard? - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
i am using FF - I get the prompt to install in Greasemonkey, but when i click the button, nothing happens. i assume it's my computer/version of FF. - holly #ravingfangirl
On Windows Vista, Firefox beta (with various extensions) and Chrome standard (with fewer extensions). - John (bird whisperer)
holly, there's no fanfare when it installs. Refresh page and click on a native image upload to test (not a bookmark post image). - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Example post to try it on: - Bruce Lewis
nope, not working. when i click the install button, nothing happens at all - the install button stays there, like it was never clicked. - holly #ravingfangirl
Interesting that you are using the Search page for the "zooming". - chrisofspades
holly, try this install link: - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
bazinga! that worked - thanks, micah! - holly #ravingfangirl
chris, the search page turned out to be a good place to repurpose. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Works when I view stuff straight away in Chrome, but still prompts for a download when I use Friendfeed in Incognito mode. - JA Castillo
Woohoo! Works in Firefox (had to restart the browser first) - Soup in a TARDIS
JA, I believe there's a arrow/checkbox next to each extension that can enable it in Incognito mode. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Awesome - Iván Abrego
=== NEW ===: For Chrome users, I just released a Chrome Web Store extension version of this script: - Micah
The last link you gave holly worked for me in Firefox. - John (bird whisperer)
Yep, last link did it for me too. - Meg VMeg
Ok, great feedback. I removed my short URL in the OP (it's my own URL shortener app, so I guess it was causing some problemos) and put the full address. Thanks, crew! - Micah
You're quite welcome. For Chrome browser use: - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Thank you, MLCAH! - Monique the crochet freak
;) - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Thank you Micah! I can see again! - Havşabaş
Thanks Micah. This was very helpful!! - The New W!cKeD
YAY! Thanks, Micah! - Rochelle
This needs a bump every so often! - Stephen Mack
they should give you the deed to FF, like in cartoons how they would for ranches - sofarsoShawn
Ran into issues with this today. I had installed a GreaseMonkey script ages ago, apparently the latest FF update messed something up. The script was breaking all the internal FF links (like expend the list of comments, or expand a comment to see more than 512 chars). I can't seem to get the current Github file to load into Greasemonkey now, complains 'the addon appears to be corrupt'. Probably user error on my part, but I've given up on it for now. - Ken Gidley
Yes, same here. Recent updates of Firefox/GM messed up Image Zoom completely. It's eother viewing image attachments or having JS working in Friendfeed. Maybe someone could fix the Image Zoom script to make it compatible again? - Я знаком с этим лосем
My experience is also that new Firefox + Image Zoom completely borks Friendfeed's Javascript. - Andrew C (✔)
Roll back to pre-GreaseMonkey 1.0, Andrew. That resolves is, although preventing GreaseMonkey from auto updating is a huge pain the in ass. The new GM has borked tons of scripts, but they don't seem inclined to change it. - Soup in a TARDIS
Does anyone have the link to how you install this on Safari? I installed it on one computer but forgot to install it on this one... - Spidra Webster
I modified my (Chrome) copy of Golden View Friendfeed Image Zoom to make it work also with the links included in comments (e.g. ), if anyone is interested I can share the code. - vic
*Bump* (note: feature vic mentioned got rolled into current version for Chrome. Don't think I updated the firefox script yet). - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
A Gunny named Slickback
I'm feeling down. Someone make me smile.
*comes up and sees Gunny* - Pete
Hello! I'm from the government, and I'm here to help. - LB's Bubba. The other 1
Said Ronald Reagan- that is when I knew I was fucked. - Pete
otters! snowballs! otters rolling in snowballs! - Sir Shuping is just sir
*bats eyelashes* - Shannon - GlassMistress
*drops pants* - AJ Batac
*shakes booty in the air* - Jed
*plays endless guitar solos* - Big Joe Silence
*hops in car and drives to see Gunny* - LB: Ratchet Bear
It's been a pisser of a day. Feeling better now though - A Gunny named Slickback want me to post MORE kitten photos? - Bruce Lewis
*tickles Gunny* - Jenny H. from Android
*drops pants* - MoTO Moca Blend
Bruce Lewis
Swimming with dolphins -
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*claps with glee* OH WOW! These are fantastic. I like the 5th picture the best. - Anika
Wow wow wow! - Todd Hoff
Are they good kissers? - Eivind from Android
Eivind, I was smitten. But a few hours later I saw her kissing someone else! - Bruce Lewis from Android
So cool! - Spidra Webster
So, so cool ( and so jealous) - Shannon - GlassMistress
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