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Bruce Lewis

Bruce Lewis

Bruce signed up for FriendFeed in December, 2007.
Wait...where did Cristo come from all of a sudden?
He came from slackers? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Yes. - Louis Gray
Fitbit is hiring in Boston! This is a great place to work. #job
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
It turns out that not everyone who wears a Fitbit gains motivation to live a more active lifestyle. -
It turns out that not everyone who wears a Fitbit gains motivation to live a more active lifestyle.
I'm pretty sure my cats would be in the 500 steps range. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Love this. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I don't use my fitbit...ponders which of my five get the first go with it - Janet from FFHound!
"You’ll notice that somebody was taking a nap from 11am-3pm while we were out of the house. Proof that yes, the cat has not even moved from that spot since we left." - Alix May
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
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
Salt water iced over in the channel. -
Salt water iced over in the channel.
What services still use SUP besides OurDoings and FriendFeed? Is the world nothing but PuSH now?
Are two collective nouns connected by "and" treated as singular or plural? E.g., is it "My expertise and experience is..." or "...are..."?
imho, singular and collective; reasons i failed english, :( - chaz2b
Ironically, the weather indicator on my phone looks like a blooming flower with a stem and leaf.
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
Gray-haired guy on Sing Off has still got it. Go Street Corner Renaissance!
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
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
If you're planning to get a Fitbit Force for Christmas, order by Wednesday.
I think that will end up being my birthday present to me (assuming my Ultra holds out until March). - vicster: full-bodied
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
12 Mistakes Nearly Everyone Who Writes About Grammar Mistakes Makes -
12 Mistakes Nearly Everyone Who Writes About Grammar Mistakes Makes
I effected an affect. - Stephen Mack
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 supports #LOLSpidra
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 supports #LOLSpidra
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
Today marks the first time I've passed Louis Gray on the Fitbit leaderboard. I don't know exactly what the "taunt" feature does, but I just used it. :-)
Hah I don't have a fitbit but that's funny :) I might get one just for taunting purposes. - Steve C Team Marina
Well done, Bruce! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Sheesh. Take one weekend off from the marathon walks and BOOM. Suckage. - Louis Gray
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
Fitbit Force - 99.95 +tax at Brookstone using LivingSocial 20% coupon code and $25 for $50 (mobile)
Nice! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
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