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Kevin Fox
I have a foolproof method of diagnosing compulsive-obsessive disorder.
It took me a minute to get it, so I guess I'm ok. - Bruce Lewis
Bruce Lewis
Signs of Spring in Boston -
Some of the trees have a tiny bit of green on them. - Bruce Lewis
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
I guess some people don't know that waving your arms to get a server's attention is bad form. And rude. And makes you look like an asshat.
Dude's an Army Ranger. I guess that explains it. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Arm-y Ranger. :) - Spidra Webster
My bad. - Bruce Lewis
Glen Campbell
Is FriendFeed still down?
let me check ... - MoTO: Team Marina
There's this really cool web site that tells you. No, wait, that says if it's dead, not if it's down. - Bruce Lewis says....friendfeed is up, though I may be wrong. I may be dreaming. - Slippy: Formless
Yes, which is why you didn't post this and I'm not responding. Oh, wait... - Walt Crawford sleeping is unproductive and a waste of time - Amit Patel
Fitbit Fans
Fitbit users with friends tend to be 27% more active. Who's helping to push you further? #fitspiration
THIS is why FriendFeed needs to stay up. - Bruce Lewis
Bruce Lewis
Re: The Mobile Downturn -
"Minor point: "the past 20 years" only go back to April 8, 1994. The commercial Internet predates that, and is in turn predated by the browser, HTTP and TCP/IP." - Bruce Lewis
Jason P
Just for fun, I have experimentally attached my Fitbit to a watch fob. #fancy
Tory Burch competition! - Bruce Lewis
I suppose that's better than perched on my bathroom sink. - Derrick
*discreetly checks undergarments* Yep, got mine. - RepoRat
Steven Perez
My inner pedant is 65% under control. I'm fairly tollerant. How about you?
My inner pedant is 65% under control. I'm fairly tollerant. How about you?
91%, but I'm ok with that. - Kevin Johnson
23%... My favorite word is ...aaactuuuallllyyy... ;) - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
54% - Betsy
54% (hi Betsy!) - Stephen Mack
My twin! - Betsy
Actually, Steven, you're fairly tolerant. :p - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
I've always thought so. :) - Steven Perez
28% - Alix May
46% - April Russo
"To boldly go where no-one has gone before" isn't wrong at all and complaining about split infinitives is ridiculous and it's a made-up rule that something somebody pulled out of their ass. But 47%. - Victor Ganata
How do I answer "me and my friends"? I'm OK with it in places where technically it should be "my friends and me" and not OK with it in places where technically it should be "my friends and I" - Bruce Lewis
I went with OK and got a final score of 43%. - Bruce Lewis
37% - Iván Abrego from Android
Stephan #TeamMarina
No kidding, Sherlock.
"Boeing 777 will struggle to maintain altitude once fuel tanks are empty." - Stephan #TeamMarina
"Idiots will struggle to maintain air of intelligence when brains are empty." - NOT THE CRICKET
CNN reporters wouldn't know embarrassment if it hit them like a 777. - Stephan #TeamMarina
That's obvious as a general statement. I'd like to assume they're recounting the story of a particular 777 and saying what's about to happen. - Bruce Lewis
Amit Patel
Seattle's new waterfront looks cool. They're tearing down the ugly double decker highway and replacing it with pedestrian walkways and greenery. - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
Heh, this made me look up whether the tunneling machine (Big Bertha) that they're using for the replacement road had finally got past the 'mystery object' which halted progress. Yep. It was a tiny steel pipe where it had no business being: - Jennifer Dittrich
I am waiting for the day when tunnel-boring machines become cheap and ubiquitous so that we can move a lot more streets underground and reclaim the surface for pedestrians and greenery :) #scifi - Amit Patel
Right? Although, if a tiny steel pipe can derail the most advanced one around, that might be a ways away. - Jennifer Dittrich
True, although … nanobots. yeah, that's the answer to everything ;) - Amit Patel
Sounds like Boston's Big Dig - - Bruce Lewis
Looks like vancouver - clara glass from iPhone
Looking like vancouver seems like a good thing ;) - Amit Patel
It is amazing how agonizing writing a two-minute speech can be!
Doing the same thing. Been working on it for days. - Anika
Yes. Shorter is much, much harder. I have a 10-minute one to give before long. *dread* - lris
oh boy, i'm glad that is over. i now have a shiny award in my office. #dustmagnet - Marie
See the Woodrow Wilson quote here: - Bruce Lewis
^ NICE - Marie
Glen Campbell
New pet peeve: websites that prevent you from looking at them by showing a popup asking you to subscribe to their newsletter.
Or take a survey on their website. That you've just now visited for the first time. - Jennifer Dittrich
I envy you if this pet peeve is truly new. - Bruce Lewis
Anyone else having issues with their fitbit today? Mine won't sync to my phone or computer and has disconnected from Facebook and twitter. It's still reading my steps though. I've tried resetting it and nothing.
fixed! don't know how but it's working now - Elena
I don't know -- they mention slowness March 21 on but there's nothing for yesterday. - Bruce Lewis
AJ Batac
This. - Mike Nayyar
Please can anyone tell me what 'Team Frank' is all about? intrigued..cheers - Jason
Thanks, Bruce. I was having trouble with FF search in trying to find the thread! - LB: #TeamYou
Thank you, Bruce - Jason
Happy to help. - Bruce Lewis
This was the first thing I saw when I logged in :) - Ashish
This is gorgeous. The result of a tatted up cow:) - Liza + = ?
Mee toooooo! - Mary B: #TeamMonique
me Three, - Roberto Bonini
Me too! - Halil
FriendFeed forever! - Barbara R. S.
Yup. - Steven Perez
AFFirmative. - Kevin Johnson
Hooray! - Fleagle
FFers Rule - Just Val
Hear hear! - Franc, a rememberer
Oh. - sofarsoShawn
Right now, Mark Zuckerberg is sitting in a dark room, looking at monitors on the screen. A big red button marked "Kill Friendfeed" sits on the armchair to his right. As he giggles menacingly under his breath, his finger hovers ever-so-gently over the button... - Fleagle
pleather <3 - CarlC
yep! - Kamil
++ Fleagle. "And suddenly, a question pops his head. How come, why not here on my own developed turf? He sips the last of his milk glass, raising the finger off the button, and decided to give them another day." -The book of SocNet, 12:10 - Zu from AOD
♥ ♥ ♥ - Ali Yolcu
Bu yazı fontu kim de var acaba. - Tesbih
Haha, always fun to stumble on an old post and see how you reacted at the time. #SomeFFLove - Zu from AOD
AJ BATAC Git burdan. O.O - Tarık
LB: #TeamYou
Happy birthday, Julian!
Happy birthday :) - Pete : Team Marina
Happy birthday! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Happy birthday! - John (bird whisperer)
Happiest of days! Do you have a special brew planned? - maʀtha from Android
Happy Birthday! - Jennifer Dittrich
YAY JULIAN! - MoTO: Team Marina
happy birthday, Julian!! - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Many happy returns, Julian! - Catherine Pellegrino
Happy birthday Julian! - Bruce Lewis
Happy birthday! - Jenny H.
Happy Bithday! - Katy S from iPhone
Happy birthday hugs to Julian! - Steele Lawman
Happy Birthday, Julian! - vicster: full-bodied
Happy Birthday FF superstar - Steve C Team Marina
Happy Birthday!!!! - lris
Happy day!! - YvonneM
Happy birthday! - Corinne L
Where is the birthday lad? The candles on the cake are burning low - maʀtha
Happy Birthday, Julian :o) - Melly - #TeamMarina
Happy Birthday, Julian :) - Jen
Louis Gray If You Took a Photo, You're Sharing it, Right? - If You Took a Photo, You're Sharing it, Right? If You Took a Photo, You're Sharing it, Right?
"As technology advances forward, the way we share changes. We've moved from slide carousels of vacations and Walgreen's photo labs to online photo book replicas, and in-stream editing. We're not backing up our photos to CDs and DVDs, and I don't see a future where I'll hand my kids a microscopic Flash drive upon graduation. They'll just know. Any photo that's ever been taken that I want them to have will be available - and I shouldn't have to do anything." - Louis Gray from Bookmarklet
Great post, Louis. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Thanks, Stephen! - Louis Gray
With all the work that's gone into surfacing good content, it's sad that this is still true: "Or worse, we'll just delete the ones that make us look bad, and post the entire glob of photos as a collection - a digital slide show that hopes our friends will care enough to find their favorite, and leave us a comment, Like or +1 in return to give a head nod of agreement." - Bruce Lewis
Jenny H.
Fitbit woes: went on a walk along the river today and chalked up over 9K steps. Went to sync my Fitbit and now it says 0 steps. :(((((
That motherfitbit! - Eivind
:( But you can enter it manually! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
It said 9K steps on the walk and now says 0 steps? Could it have started a new day? What time zone is it in? - Bruce Lewis
Yes; I don't think it started a new day. It was something like 3:50 pm when it zeroed out. I had the steps on the One, synced it to my computer, checked again and it was zero. I am in GMT+1. On my dashboard, there are no steps for the previous day or today. Very strange. I hope it isn't dying on me. - Jenny H.
That's a puzzler to me. I wonder if somebody at could figure it out. - Bruce Lewis
I'll contact them to see if this is a known issue. - Jenny H.
Stephen Mack
Good work, Bruce!
Step contest this month. - Bruce Lewis
Mary Carmen
Where do you wear your Fitbit? ETA: I wear mine on my bra.
Clipped to my pants pocket. - Betsy
Center of my bra - Hedgehog
Levi's coin pocket - Nils Sandin
Middle inner edge of left bra cup. - Katie
in the mixed nut bowl - Just Val
coin pocket of my jeans, pocket of my dress pants or clipped to the waistband of my underwear - ~Courtney F
pocket or clipped to waistband - holly #ravingfangirl
Clipped to pants pocket (facing inward, now that I've lost one already) or attached to keychain. - Jason P
Right (non-dominant) wrist! (Force.) - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Inside front left belt loop of pants. Big loops, small belt. - Neal Krummell
Left (non-dominant) wrist - Bruce Lewis
Bra, one side near the top where the strap joins. Sometimes it does create a bump under what I'm wearing but whatevs. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Clipped to my pocket. - Steven Perez
Mostly in my pocket, unless I don't have a pocket (like the skirt I'm wearing today). Then it gets clipped to my bra. - vicster: full-bodied
Usually in my pocket, but when I'm at home and in my pj pants (which lack pockets), I clip it on my bra. - Katy S
left wrist (Flex) - Bash
Center of my bra. - Louis Gray
On the waistband of my underoos. - Jenny H. from Android
Left bra cup too. - Janet
Coin pocket unless I'm not wearing jeans, and then the front center of my bra. - Holly's favorite Anna
Usually in my pocket. - Laura
Dominant wrist (right). I tried my bra, but everyone laughed at me. - Hot Bubba. 114F Hot.
Usually clipped to my waist - Elena
Desk drawer. - Amit Patel
Bra. - Jenny
:-( Almost 3 months - Bruce Lewis
Yeah :( - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Stephen Mack
Moov fitness tracker actually tells us how to fix ourselves [CNET] -
Moov fitness tracker actually tells us how to fix ourselves [CNET]
Moov fitness tracker actually tells us how to fix ourselves [CNET]
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A lot of interesting competition for Fitbit coming up. From the CNET article: "The team behind Moov [is] offering a device that they say is not only as well-designed as competing gadgets, but also one that can tell us what we're doing wrong -- and how to fix it -- in real time by identifying and then 3D mapping the object it's attached to." - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
The article also describes these forthcoming or recently released tracking devices: Samsung Gear Fit, Atlas, Amiigo, and Flyfit. Some of these are more expensive but include heart-rate monitoring. - Stephen Mack
This will be interesting, assuming they raise the funding they need and are able to hit their goal for an initial release in July. - Bruce Lewis
I don't need any devices telling me all the things I'm doing wrong. There are already plenty of people in my life who fill that role, thankyouverymuch. - vicster: full-bodied
Bruce Lewis
Awesome Netflix/Fitbit Hack Detects When You’ve Fallen Asleep, Auto-Pauses Your Movie | TechCrunch -
Awesome Netflix/Fitbit Hack Detects When You’ve Fallen Asleep, Auto-Pauses Your Movie | TechCrunch
Stephen Mack, do you participate in these hackathons? - Bruce Lewis
I think Jimminy would be interested in this. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
I haven't participated in the past, but that looks like an awesome hack. - Stephen Mack
Stephen Mack
Damn. Someone broke into my car between 5 and 7 at work tonight. Smashed the driver side window. Stole some random crazy stuff like headphones and toiletries -- but left my wallet and its cash alone. Uh, what? (EDIT: All fixed now, see
Oh, wow, I am so sorry :( - Jennifer Dittrich
This sucks mate. - Mo Kargas
What a crapper. I'm glad they didn't take your wallet. - Anika
It could have been so much worse! Why steal my expired Zoo membership cards but leave my wallet behind? They ransacked through the glove compartment and various other compartments, saw the wallet, but didn't take a thing out of it. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
oh noes!!!! - Mary Carmen
That really sucks. As for the smalltime stuff, I've had that happen to my car before. I think it's homeless folks looking for things they find useful but so small that if they get caught it's clear they weren't after money. The odds are they won't get caught so it's worth taking the risk for them. My car was broken into and a flashlight and travel alarm clock were taken. Nothing else. - Spidra Webster
Oh geez. :-( - John (bird whisperer)
GAH! People suck. - Melly - #TeamMarina
:( - Micah
man, that sucks! Did you report it yet? - imabonehead
That is terrible. - Eric from iPhone
Oh no! :(((( So sorry, Stephen! - Tamara J. B.
Dang - Marie
Duuuude. I'm sorry. :( Also, why do you leave your wallet in your car?!?! - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
Damn, Stephen, that sucks thoroughly. - Akiva
Aw, Stephen, I'm sorry. - Anne Bouey
:-( - Betsy
:-( I'm sorry, Stephen. - vicster: full-bodied
Ugh, that sucks. - Kristin
Sorry to hear that Stephen. :-( - Stephan #TeamMarina
Ugh :-( - Amit Patel
Dang - Josh Haley from Android
BOOOOOO!! That sucks. Happy 15th anniversary! - Louis Gray
Do not like. :(. Where were you parked? Out by TiVo Central? Rain damage? - Ken Gidley from iPhone
:( - Eivind
Oh no! - Katy S
Sorry to hear. This happened to me once. Whoever it was didn't take my wallet that was left in prominent display, but did take the few pennies in change that were rolling around, and my sweaty gym clothes. Weird. - Uli
Ima: I did report it through our on-site security guards. Police declined to investigate in person. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Lisa: Good question with no good answer. I normally wouldn't but I didn't need it on me today, so left it there (hidden from view) because I didn't feel like carrying it around. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Ken: Yeah, boonies by TiVo Central where I normally park. Probably a bit of rain damage -- hard to tell with all the glass everywhere. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Louis: Thanks but not for a few more days. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Spidra and Uli: It is so weird. There must be a logic they're following but I cannot fathom it. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Thanks for the support and kind words, all. I feel fortunate to still have my wallet. The window can be easily replaced and nothing of great value was taken. Just inconvenient. It did make me late for a date, but she was very flexible about changing plans and helping me out. We had a good time. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Boooo. At least you're safe. It's just a drag. - Gabrielle from FFHound(roid)!
bastards :( - Jonathan Disher
:( - chaz2b
:( - Alix May
:( :( - DigitalAptech
I am so sorry Stephen. :( - Janet
That sucks. Sorry to hear. - Hot Bubba. 114F Hot.
They didn't take your garage door opener, did they? - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Dude that sucks. =( - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
That's awful...I'm so sorry Stephen.... - furrworld
Sorry to hear this. :-( - YvonneM
:( that sucks - Sir Shuping is just sir
Curtis, nah, I don't have a garage or an opener. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Jerks! I'm sorry this happened to you, Stephen. I know how it feels. :( - Jenny H. from Android
Damn :((( - Iain Baker
Whut. Not cool. - Steven Perez
I'd be extra vigilant around the house. If you think they looked at your wallet at all, they might have your address. - vicster: full-bodied
Good grief! :/ - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
bogus... though now I'm hella curious what lucky lady scored a date with The Mack. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Noooo! :( - Ross Miller
Argh, bad, bad :) - ҀҾѦ
That blows!! Sorry!! - Georgia
Not cool, though I'm glad your wallet was left intact. I'm intrigued as to why someone wouldn't steal cash. Spidra's insights are fascinating. - Corinne L
Vicster, good thinking and I had the same worry. Fortunately my brother-in-law is living with me and is there during the hours I'm not there, so I'm not too worried. - Stephen Mack
T-Ra: :)))) - Stephen Mack
Just got off the phone with my Farmers agent (my friend Al, a great guy and long-time family friend), who arranged for a glass company to come out today at noon to TiVo to clean out the glass and replace the window. I do have a small deductible, but he arranged a discount, so my out-of-pocket cost will be under $100 to get this taken care of. Could be worse! - Stephen Mack
Corinne and Spidra: The hard part for me to understand still is when someone causes hundreds of dollars of damage (like when they smashed Spidra's radio) but only pockets items worth $20 or less. I guess that's why New Yorkers in the '80s and '90s would leave their cars unlocked and/or post "no radio in car" signs. - Stephen Mack
I love the collective wisdom here, things I never knew nor considered. Most of our smash and grab car events are not homeless but those needing things to sell for drug money. - Janet from FFHound!
Perhaps they were looking for drugs? - Todd Hoff
ouch ,.. they must be just vandels.. if they had taken Wallet and cash.. then thats a bigger felony - Peter Dawson
dam - Just Val
They must have been high....and missed the wallet - ابوتایغر ابوالشر
What a lousy thing to happen! Sorry to hear it. - Son of Groucho
:-( - Bruce Lewis
Damn. Maybe when they realized who they were stealing from they fled in terror. - Jim: with more caffeine! from iPhone
It's true I know martial arts. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Now I'm hearing Keanu Reeves saying "I know kung fu." hee hee - Corinne L
حاجی ینی شما هم تایید میکنید خبرهای صدا و سیمای حاجی ضرغامی مبنی بر نبود امنیت در غرب وحشی؟ این حقیر به نمایندگی از کاربران فارسی زبان تارنمای وزین خوراک دوست از شما دعوت میکنم تا چند صباحی را به ایران آمده و در زیر سایه امنیت رژیم عزیز زندگی کنید. بزرگوار دلهای ما با شماست. - حاجی تراکمه
Um, HELLO?!?! I'd like to hear more about this DATE you mentioned! :) - Lisa L. Seifert
and he thought he slipped that by everyone. - Greg GuitarBuster
Greg, I noticed that T-Ra noticed. :) - Stephen Mack
Mark: Thanks, yeah, I took a close look at all my bank and credit card sites today. - Stephen Mack
Terakmeh, I think you invited me to try living in Iran for a while if I want to live with security? Very kind of you, thank you! - Stephen Mack
Stephen Mack
Some Fitbit Force Owners Complain Of Severe Skin Irritation [Huffington Post] -
Some Fitbit Force Owners Complain Of Severe Skin Irritation [Huffington Post]
From the article: "Some owners of the Fitbit Force, the company's latest wrist-worn activity tracker that measures steps, stairs climbed, calories burned and sleep, are reporting severe skin irritation, including rashes, blisters and peeling skin." - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
Sample forum post ( "My rash developed after wearing it about a week. I tried every OTC remedy....nothing would work. Finally the rash looked really ugly and I went for medical care. Doc who saw me said it was definitely a reaction.....and prescribed prednisone. I switched Force to other wrist for 2... more... - Stephen Mack
I haven't had any issues myself after using the Force since November 16. Anyone see any issues? - Stephen Mack
I've been wearing the Force since November without issues. But way back when I wore wristwatches I would sometimes get eczema from the watch band. Eczema can lead to bacterial infections, so you definitely want to clear it up early. - Bruce Lewis
Soothe the Force, Lube. Soothe the Force. (it works better if you hear it in Alec Guinness' voice) - Slippy: Formless
My skin has been irritated by the Ultra, but not that severely. - ~Courtney F
Courtney, did you mean when you wear your Ultra in its sleep pouch at night? Or did you mean a Flex/Force? - Stephen Mack
Looks like nickel dermatitis to me. Unfortunately, once you develop contact dermatitis, you'll always be susceptible. There is a dermatologist who has developed a pill that has been successful in treating people with nickel dermatitis, but I don't think it's widely prescribed as of yet. I can't wear anything on my wrists that contains the slightest trace of nickel. Typically, that means I am limited to wood, plastic, and rubber. :| - Jenny H.
Jenny: Fascinating. Reading about allergic contact dermatitis now. Strange to read about chocolate and the 1 & 2 euro coins as triggers. Seems like the design of the Force (with a metal portion in constant contact with the skin) is problematic compared to the Flex. - Stephen Mack
It's one of the reasons I won't try the ones that are worn around the wrist. I have very sensitive skin and it doesn't take much for me to have a problem with contact dermatitis or eczema. - Katy S
Stephen - I have a One now, but I used to wear my Ultra in my waistband (day/night). I wear the One there now, too, but have seen less irritation from it. - ~Courtney F
Courtney, ah I see. Katy: The Force would be dangerous for you, but the Flex only has the rubber band touching skin. Might be ok? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Katy, I'm another delicate-skinned one. Nickel dermatitis us awful - and the little bits of metal in the JavaOne wristband hasn't bothered me at all. It was kind of surprising. - ellbeecee
Jawbone, not JavaOne. Where did that autocorrect come from? - ellbeecee
ellbeecee is your Jawbone the same model as in this review or is there a newer one? The review mentions one person getting a rash. - Bruce Lewis
It's the one that i have (there is a newer model too). It might be, in part that I can adjust it so the metal in it almost never touches my skin, while the fitbit ones look (though I can't really tell from the images on the site) like metal would touch my skin by default. But, without looking at one in real life I can't be positive of that. - ellbeecee
The Fitbit Force would have metal touching your skin by default. The other Fitbit bracelet, the Flex, would not. And there are fitbits that aren't bracelets -- the Zip and the Fitbit One. The Jawbone rash mentioned in that review might not have been from metal. It also sounds like this Amazon reviewer's rash from a Nike Fuelband wasn't from the metal part: - Bruce Lewis
Official FAQ from Fitbit: - Stephen Mack
and now there's a recall notice: - ~Courtney F
I sometimes get irritated by the Flex if my skin gets damp underneath from handwashing, doing dishes, or sweat and I don't dry it well. But I'm prone to eczema and my skin is weird. - Melly - #TeamMarina
So I'm not sure if I should return my Force in the recall. I haven't had any issues. Am I likely to develop a rash eventually? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Fitbit customer service probably knows the second-best answer to that question (second to talking to a dermatologist) - Bruce Lewis
Hot Bubba. 114F Hot.
Fitbit doesn't show pictures of other people unless you're friends. Therefore, I had to take it on faith that MC had friended me...I couldn't see her face until I did.
The privacy settings are flexible. You can probably make your face public. - Bruce Lewis
lol...sorry to cause you stress ;-) - Mary Carmen
I AM VERY STRESSED. WHAT IF IT WAS MARY...CUNNINGHAM??? #nostresshere - Hot Bubba. 114F Hot.
Bruce Lewis
My 7-year-old lost her Fitbit Zip in the snow for a few days. -
My 7-year-old lost her Fitbit Zip in the snow for a few days.
They're sending a new one. I'm going to make her write a thank-you note to reinforce that most companies won't just replace what you bought if you don't take care of it. Interestingly, I got an email today saying this thing's battery is running low. It's still syncing! I walked with it a little. It registered steps and uploaded them. - Bruce Lewis from Bookmarklet
Not your fault, but this is one reason why I won't go back to fitbit. How many folks in here have lost theirs and been sent another one while mine was breaking apart, within the warranty period (close to the end, but still within in it) and I got a "here's a code for 50% off a One". It just rubs me the wrong way and still does, almost a year out. (And I'm far less cranky about them replacing a 7 year old's who lost it in the snow than some of the other stories I've seen. ;) ) - ellbeecee
Sorry L.B. It sounds like someone in customer service didn't handle your case right. I don't speak for Fitbit and I don't work in customer service, but I might be able to straighten things out if you DM me with details -- especially if you still have a case number. - Bruce Lewis
It's ok - I've found happiness with my Jawbone Up, and like some of the features it has better, so there's a silver lining - it's not worth digging through my email for the exchange again. It's just always a hint of cranky for me toward them now. I am glad that they're replacing your daughter's AND that you're having her write that thank you note. That's good on both sides - and thank you for the offer. - ellbeecee
For my 7yo the killer feature is that now she has a game where she can meaningfully compete with her older siblings. I like the way it has given her lots more practice reading 4-digit numbers than she would normally have. She used to say "hundred" where she should say "thousand" and vice versa. - Bruce Lewis
holly #ravingfangirl
aaaaaaaaaaaaand the latest member of the "I lost my Fitbit" club is... *headdesk*
oh noes! - Mary Carmen
Noooooo! - Katy S
:( - Stephen Mack from iPhone
it's here at work somewhere (unless someone took it home). mike suggested i bring my laptop to work and just walk around the building trying to sync with it (like an oversize tricorder!). - holly #ravingfangirl
:-( - Bruce Lewis
Good luck with the triangulation! - Stephen Mack
Yay you found it! - Bruce Lewis
and the battery is dead, which is probably why it never got picked up when i tried to sync to find it. :) - holly #ravingfangirl
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.. - Just Val
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. - Slippy: Formless
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 THE CRICKET
About two hours. That includes 70-90 of commute. - Eric
"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 Team Marina
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 #TeamMarina
3-3.5 hours when commuting. Under an hour when WFH. - вторник, дважды хорошо
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. - Slippy: Formless from Android
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