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Bret Taylor
At the FriendFeed birthday dinner
Happy birthday FF! What a year! - Mike Doeff
hmmm where's all the all the laptops? - Brandon
I have never eaten fondue, but I dipped a graham cracker in a chocolate fountain once. - Pete D
Happy Birthday FFers (and THANKS) - Charlie Anzman
Cheers! - FFing Enigma
Congratulations on your first year! - Anne Bouey
Yeah, Melting Pot! - Eric - Let Me Know
Congratulations and Happy Birthday, FriendFeed! :) - Mona Nomura
Oh yeah, and Happy Birthday, you're !!!!!!111!!!!!!ONE!!11 - Pete D
Happy Birthday... and Thank You - Johnny
프렌드피드 일주년을 축하드립니다. 더욱 더 발전하시고 더 좋은 서비스를 제공해주시기 바랍니다. 생일 축하드립니다. :D - zizukabi
Thank you for being such a huge part of my life this year! - Robert Scoble
heppy birfdeh young buck, you've had a bangin year. Tequila tonight, tomorrow we ride (as the Hells Angels say) - Marko Bon from fftogo
happy birthday and many more to go! FF ftw! :) - imabonehead
happy birthday guys! congrats on a terrific first year - John Lilly
Happy Birthday and thank you for an excellent service! - Mustafa K. Isik
Happy Birthday! I love FriendFeed! - Igor Poltavskiy
Awesome... I love small startups - Chris Lamprecht
Happy Birthday. Is that Ana busting open a screwcap? - Richard Chen
Happy Birthday FriendFeeders and thanks for great service. - Alexander Arsky
Happy Birthday, FriendFeed! - Vista
Happy Birthday, FriendFeed!!! Love ya'! *mwah* - Lisa L. Seifert
C'mon. It's FriendFeed... They should be having Birthday Pie (Chart). Either blue or orange. Both taste yummy. - Lisa L. Seifert
happy birthday friendfeed, and jeanette.....i miss u guys - goutham
Many happy returns, FriendFeed! - Richard Walker from twhirl
Happy Birthday FriendFeed! It's been amazing, so happy to have been a tiny part of it! - Iain Baker
A belated Happy Birthday, great service! - Bo Stern
Happy birthday! Long may you continue! - Martin Bryant
Congratulations and happy first birthday, guys. FrF is awesome, you're awesome, and your achievements in this year are awe-striking as well! :) - × × ×
Happy birthday and congratulations! - Joe Dawson
FF is the best way of social communication atm - Phil Smirnov
Happy BIrthday Friendfeed crew! - Dobromir Hadzhiev
Once again Ana is the only one doing any work in a FF picture. - Steve C, Team Marina
“~~~ HAPPY BIRTHDAY FRIENDFEED!!! ~~~” Fondue! I love fondue... jealous!! Let's have many more birthdays! Best of Luck, Success FTW!!! - Susan Beebe
congrats - Alex Hammer
I see here how it's okay for you to play on your iPhone during dinner ;) - wiredgnome
Wow! Posted almost 6 years ago and there it is on my TL (after someone I follow either posted a comment or liked it). This is the kind of features only Friendfeed was able to provide. Hope everybody on that picture had the career they were hoping for back then. - Pascal le Rudulier
*.* - LilaLaMarea from Android
lan... - akaşa
anca ye iç olm bi el at şuraya - yormayinbeni
only eat drink throw a hand here sldkfjsldkfjslkdfjsdlkfjsdklf not throw ahHAHAHAHDKNsfsf - yormayinbeni
Hello, my name is Selina found you here today and needed to have a conversation with you, and share an information with you, I do not know you very well, but through your profile. Contact me at( so that i can get back to you with more details about me with my photos. Please do not write on the site write me here in my email address ( - Selina Love
WTF BIRTHDAY - yormayinbeni
Ben Parr
I can't believe people still use this thing.
Because? Why can't you believe it? - Johnny from iPhone
A fairly strong few communities, actually. - Julian
If you want a serious answer. "I'm here for the people. Not the logo or the social media credibility. Where my friends are, so go I". - Johnny from iPhone
What Johnny said. - bentley from FFHound(roid)!
It's just.... this place hasn't received a single update in like... 4 years. - Ben Parr
Very rarely though .. - Bo Stern
Ben, that's actually a good thing. No one ever complains about UI changes they don't like. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Does it work? Yes. WHY does it need an update? If the content and the people are of good quality, why does the UI or function matter. - Johnny from iPhone
what thing ? Its not a thing ?? its a network of friends with deep connections. updates? no we are happy with no updates. No Algo pushing, results pushing .. blah blah.. its straight forward no BS app !! - Peter Dawson
I can't believe people still use this thing Hasn't received a single update in decades. - naltro
Always chasing the "new" rather than the "good" is a hallow existence. You have shallow connections. It's akin to rejecting your favourite pizza because the packaging hasn't changed. - Johnny from iPhone
Such old. Such good. - NOT THE CRICKET
Well thank you all for explaining the appeal to me. Still shocked, but I also see why Fb has kept FF running. - Ben Parr
No updates and it still kills Google +, in my opinion. - Spidra Webster
I would also say that while places like Google+ and Facebook add new "features" etc, it can be a bit overwhelming and complex. There are times when I appreciate the simplicity and democracy here (no up voting comments etc) ala IRC (which still has a strong community). The content is king. Bells and whistles less so - Johnny from iPhone
“I'm not going to change the way I look or the way I feel to conform to anything. I've always been a freak. So I've been a freak all my life and I have to live with that, you know. I'm one of those websites." - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
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Rumor: iTunes 11 to get radical overhaul, including iCloud integration -
Rumor: iTunes 11 to get radical overhaul, including iCloud integration
Brent -  Yes I am
I am just curious - How many of my subscribers are still in active mode on FF? I would much rather get a response than a guess. Thanks,
I'm splitting my time. - Spidra Webster
I'm also splitting my time but not very active on G+ - comix aka martha
1/3 here, 2/3 over there. - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
Another time-splitter here. - Mark H
i'm still around - WarLord
I've been playing with the new toy, but I'm still commenting and keeping up over here. - Eric - Let Me Know
I'm still here pretty much exclusively. I won't hang out on G+ until it's a little more iPad friendly since that's my main way of being online. - Kisha
Still FF for the most part. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
I'm still spending more time here than there. I've been slacking on my online time lately, though. - Ha3rvey (on hiatus) from fftogo
I'm still 3/4 of my time here, 1/4 over on G+ -- there are still too many awesome content things going on here, and many people that haven't migrated, to really push that a different direction yet. - Jennifer Dittrich
I'm semi-active. I make one post each day of my daily sketches, at the very least. I don't like G+ and I'm not using it. - Kamilah Reed (K. Gill)
I'm still here. - imabonehead from Android
About as active on FF as I ever was, which is checking in maybe 2-3 times a day. But I'm starting to think social media has eaten my brain. - Corinne L
here, active. - Marianne
Down to about 70% active as before, but that's because of the slow down. Probably about 50% as active as I should be over there. Still trying to find the ropes. Friendfeed: Active; G+: Semi-active. - NOT THE CRICKET
I'm here. - Katy S
As often as possible. - rönin
Still active, I think. I come here daily. - Brome
Active - Alex Scrivener
active, well as active as I am :) - Scott. Cat Herder.
I'm still here. Although there's things I like about G+, I just can't quit ff - Tamara, #TeamMarina
Still here. - cdogzilla | downgraded
I'm still active, splitting my time here, there, and elsewhere. - John (bird whisperer)
Still active, but spread thinner than before. - Jandy
Still active here. - CarlC
Wow, hardly the full 600 plus I have but good to know some are still going strong. Connie, I feel your pain. - Brent - Yes I am
I'm around. - Heather
Still here. - Jim #teamFFrank
I'm here more than there - Elena
Still here. I won't abandon the place where Scott & I met and fell in love. - Mary Carmen
Here, there, and everywhere. :-) - Mathew A. Koeneker
Here more than elsewhere. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I am still here...plenty...and likely not going anywhere. The time I spend on facebook will now be split between facebook and G+, because I will not allow it to cut into my friendfeed time. - April Russo
im still here. lost track of how long I have been here. no plans to leave. - Mike Nencetti
I'm here, still posting to the bookmarklet, still leaving comments and likes, still simultweeting my posts. - Dennis Jernberg
Mostly here. - laura x
Active here and elsewhere. - John E. Bredehoft
I'm still here! - Jeff P. Henderson
Here. - #cryptic
Continuous partial attention ;) - Tinfoil 2.0
I stop many times to check out ff ...I think it's still AWESOME ...powerful site for connecting on ..seems no one is around much these days commenting and liking stuff nice to see lots of comments and likes on this post. Have a great Monday !! - Rickbischoff
still here. - Big Joe Silence
spending time on both . . . much less time on facebook and twitter. - Friar Will
Present. - Kristin
I'm here more than there and I can't see that changing so long as FF still exists. - Melly
still around. - chrisofspades
here and there - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
still here - Kevin Johnson
o/ - Jemm
Ping! :) - Pete
10% here, 10% g+, 110% Summer - chaz2b
still here - I generally have to use tor or an out of country vpn to get to friendfeed, so that has always slowed down things a bit - bob
*waves* I'm here - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I am thinking there is still hope for FF - Yaaaaaaa! - Brent - Yes I am
I am active on ff and haven't enough time for G+. :-) - Maitani
I am too busy to figure out the Google+, then heard how Shevonne got blasted for posting questions. So I am here for the duration. - Janet
Yeah, I saw that too from Shevonne. Pretty weird stuff for sure. - Brent - Yes I am
Splitting time between here and Gee Plus - A Gunny named Slickback
It amuses me to have seen so many people in my feed saying that G+ is replacing FF. G+ is just like FB, and FB didn't replace FF. So. Anyway, I'm still here. I just have nothing to say lately. I think I'm burned out on being social right now. - Hookuh Tinypants
It's still easier to share here. - Morton Fox
I'm still 99% here though thanks to a FF I do have G+, I haven't looked at it enough to understand completely though. - Steve C, Team Marina
Am checking in several times a day. G+ is great, but FF is great as well! :) - James Stratford
Hah. - Rahsheen
Here - Just Mrs. V
Present. Though bouncing between FF and G+. - Kol Tregaskes
I'm in vacation mode. Found your post via "Best of Week" - Bruce Lewis
Back and forth. I'm graduating over but like the familiarity of my FF feed and great peeps - Fossil Huntress
I'm here...rarely...but I'm here. - David Cook
Here! - Anne Bouey
Not actually a subscriber, but I stick around. - Dennis Jernberg
I am kinda sorta pretty often…? Does that count? ::thunk thunk thunk:: Is this thing on? - Absentee
Tamara J. B.
Brodie Bruce...we had a fun day playing in the pool today :)
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*Bump* - Tamara J. B.
Gorgeous baby! - Yolanda
Tsunami dog rescued after 3 weeks at sea : :
great news! ..... wonderful! - keiko-san
:) - frasens
:))))))))))))) - keiko-san
:)))))) - keiko-san
awesome! great :) - Ehsan Tarighat
yes, I can't believe ......:) - keiko-san
I can't stop crying! ....... (:´д`:) - keiko-san
yes, I can't believe ......:))))) - keiko-san
<<Miracle!!>> keep on fighting Japan ^^ - isfendan
yeeeees, I'm very glad to know this news........^o^ - keiko-san
yeeeees......:3D - keiko-san Keiko-san,this photo belongs to that lucky dog's survival news and its from Turkey :) - isfendan
now it's the 9th keep changing their places don't know why :( - isfendan
yes! yes!! ..... this one ....... - keiko-san
すご~い!3週間もの間、食べるものも飲むものもなくよく頑張ったね・・・。寒くてどんなにか心細かったことでしょう。このニュースを知ってとっても嬉しい!・・・1日も早く飼い主と再会できることを願ってます。本当に良かった! - keiko-san
I'm very glad to know this news. He is three weeks, without even taking things to eat, no matter how lonely you will. I think it can not fight back the tears. - keiko-san
Incredibile! - keiko-san
yokatta! ..... yokatta~!! ....... ^_^ - keiko-san
Good Luck! - keiko-san
なんという生命力・・・凄いね! - keiko-san
amazing! - keiko-san
:)) - keiko-san
yes, he (she) is very fine! ..... ^_^ - keiko-san
i saw it on the tv and great news - Şaban Ulutaş
yes Şaban ....... I'm happy with positive news - keiko-san
Actually incredible... This is very good news :) - Hndnify
yes Hndnify, ....... This is good news..... I'm so glad! - keiko-san
played a reunion with her owner today (4 Apr) !! ...... GREAT !!! - keiko-san
yes!! ...... ^_^ - keiko-san
welcome back, Van! ....... ^__^ - keiko-san
سگ چون که میگن... برا اینه - Amin
:) - keiko-san
Paul Buchheit
Shoestring Budget? Starting to feel growth issues on your back-end? Embrace unix and C -
"Part of knowing a tool is knowing when it's inappropriate. A rewrite in ANY language to "fix" a problem that you don't understand is generally a mistake. Doing things the needlessly complex way doesn't make you a better or manlier programmer. By the way, a lot of these perl and python scripts spend most of their time calling into C libraries anyway, so the performance difference is often negligible." - Paul Buchheit
Cristo, yes that would be optimal. - NOT THE CRICKET attempts to provide this, though it suffers the same issues in reaching critical mass as any such effort. - DGentry
Photo: Austria-2 | Leutaschtal album | -
Photo: Austria-2 | Leutaschtal album |
Paul Buchheit
My firewood house is now finished!
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Where are the walls? Where will the firewood hang the plasma TV? How are they going to entertain themselves? - April Buchheit
April wins. - Yolanda
Zillow says this is now worth $540k. - Stephen Mack
*dead* - Spidra Webster
Very nice. I have been thinking about building one myself. I just got a full cord of wood delivered today. I didn't think you had a wood stove though. Where are you burning this wood? - Robert Felty
Are you trying to skill up to compete in the next Survivor? - imabonehead
wonderful!!! :) - Marisa Puddu
Is the firewood upset that you made their house out of their dead relatives? - Dave Roth
The firewood house can be used as firewood! - Amit Patel
Wow. We just built ours. It is our driveway plus a blue tarp. - Laura Norvig
Rob, we have a firepit. You'all can hang out around it when you visit. It's really nice. - Paul Buchheit
Did you build it for only firewood? I can't imagine your house's size. How much money do you earn? :P - Emre Savaş
Yes, I built it. I also require my children to live there along with the firewood ;) - Paul Buchheit
Well, it is cute enough that I can totally imagine your kids *wanting* to play in it! - Laura Norvig
Emre: I don't know how cold it is where you live, but where I live the amount of firewood that fits in that house is only enough for recreational purposes. You could never go the whole winter on that much. - Gabe
Nice!! - Rachel Lea Fox
Gabe, this explanation is much better than Paul's comment :) by the way I'm living in Istanbul. - Emre Savaş
Is this a 20% project? :) - Jemm
Size-wise, that is not a very big wood pile. Our wood pile in Indiana was probably 10 times that. Clare's grandpa in upstate New York usually has about 10 cords around. He goes through about 3 cords each year. (1 cord ~ 4 cubic meters) - Robert Felty
Rob: Here's my father-in-law's wood holder. It has a tarp "house" built around it with PVC pipe that's not pictured: - Gabe
Order some rounds delivered to your house. Get a splitting maul. Splitting wood is good therapy and excellent exercise. Firewood is a happy by-product - Hayes Haugen
Rob, the PVC tarp house is nice because my Dad can take it down during the summer. As he only needs to keep the wood dry in the winter when we make fires. - Maggie
A wooden house holding wood that's headed for destruction by combustion. It's a plant version of Animal Farm. - Sue - Friendfeed is best
Finally! A Bay Area house I can afford! - Spidra Webster
Massive Egyptian Protests Powered by YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Twitpic [Pics, Video] -
Massive Egyptian Protests Powered by YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Twitpic [Pics, Video]
Paul Buchheit
Four reasons Google is still Awesome -
Yes, probably my favorite company. - Vezquex
"four seasons google is still awesome" - heavy distorted
It's sad that the first comment you received on the blog post was essentially, "I thought you were a hater, but now that you complemented Google, I like you again." The "you either like the things I like or you're against me" mentality, especially when it comes to company loyalty, is really unnerving and you shouldn't feel the need to be apologetic because of that. It's interesting to hear your perspective on Google, whether it's complimentary *or* critical. - Mark Trapp
I wasn't saying "now that you complemented Google, I like you again." I was more saying "due to your well-founded explanations in this post and the last, I realize that your criticism of Google is logical, rather than emotional." - Graeme
Graeme, it seems much more reasonable to assume good faith from the start. - Mark Trapp
Mark, I think it's useful feedback for anyone who writes to hear feedback both from first impressions and from careful consideration, so Graeme's comments are useful. For me, when I started reading this particular essay, it was awesome (the "if everything you do succeeds" part). Then, after carefully reading to the end, I thought it was all awesome. - Bruce Lewis
I particularly liked: "Cultures that don't laugh at themselves are cults." - Benjamin Golub
Which of these four reasons is the one behind FriendFeed no longer authenticating via Google account? :) - Count Caturday
Lines on 'welcome negative feedback' are good. - Ash
Paul Buchheit
Google's Secret Social Initiative Delayed Until Spring 2011 -
Google's Secret Social Initiative Delayed Until Spring 2011
"So what is causing the delay? The likely culprit is disagreement on the design, purpose and execution of the project. One of our sources told us that he/she has heard “tales of disorganization and too many different teams working parallel or in conflict.”" - Paul Buchheit from Bookmarklet
cant wait :-) - Phil Smirnov
Paul it must be a relief that you can post on these matters now that you are no longer associated with Facebook or Google. - Shakeel Mahate
Well obviously, they need to throw more people at it :) - Private Sanjeev
Around the same time you posted this, Peter posted a link to a blog post praising the culture of engineers at Google But I think that culture can also be a problem. Engineers can make the coolest products in the world, but do they understand how the masses are using social? How frictionless it needs to be? How, as... more... - Laura Norvig
Steven Perez
The Bourne Supremacy vs. Spy Game - Flickchart -
The Bourne Supremacy vs. Spy Game - Flickchart
The Bourne Supremacy vs. Spy Game - Flickchart
Tough one. I like them both. But I like Redford better. - Steven Perez
Bourne - Big Joe Silence
Personally prefer SpyGame, slightly more cerebral and relevant to current affairs - Bo Stern
Wow, a lot of Bourne agains here. - Absentee
topical fiction often has a short shelf life (there are exceptions). if i want current affairs i'll read the news. when i watch a film i want escapism. - Big Joe Silence
Hmm...that's tough because Bourne Supremacy is weakest out of the three in that series, but Spy Game wasn't a great movie either. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Liz Strauss
The minute you stop learning is the minute you've passed your "sell by" date.
Paul Buchheit
"It’s easier to hold to your principles 100% of the time than it is to hold to them 98% of the time. If you give in to “just this once,” based on a marginal cost analysis, as some of my former classmates have done, you’ll regret where you end up." - Clayton Christensen (
Originally at, but mostly taken down in order to sell subscriptions :( - Paul Buchheit
Thanks for sharing this. An interesting read so far. - David Damore
Another great line near the end: "Don’t worry about the level of individual prominence you have achieved; worry about the individuals you have helped become better people." - David Damore
"Think about the metric by which your life will be judged, and make a resolution to live every day so that in the end, your life will be judged a success." - thanks for sharing - Bo Stern
I do wish his example was a little more inspiring than "I had made a personal commitment to God at age 16 that I would never play ball on Sunday." - ⓞnor
...unless those principles are morally bankrupt or flawed, in which case the two percent could be the gateway to being a better and more successful person! All a question of perspective! Cheers J - Jan Simmonds
Following on from Jan, principles are important but, given that the ones you pick might actually be misguided or flawed in some way, it's probably also important to know when to modify them based on enough evidence to the contrary. Taken to absurdity: "The greatest thing about this man is he's steady. You know where he stands. He believes the same thing Wednesday that he believed on Monday, no matter what happened Tuesday." - Simon
ⓞnor that is what makes it inspiring. - Jason McGowan
Paul Buchheit
Y Combinator announces two new partners, Paul Buchheit and Harj Taggar -
"We're delighted to announce that Y Combinator is getting two new partners, the first we've added since we started YC in 2005. In case anyone doesn't already know who he is, Paul Buchheit was responsible for three of the best things Google has done: he wrote GMail, built the original prototype of AdSense, and came up with the phrase "Don't be evil." After leaving Google he started FriendFeed, which last year became Facebook's largest acquisition to date. He's a good friend as well as one of the world's best hackers; for years we've considered him an honorary YC partner. We hired Harj Taggar earlier this year to work advising startups alongside me. He wasn't technically a partner, but we quickly realized that he was one de facto—that among us his opinion carried as much weight as any of ours—and that it would be mean of us to delay recognizing this officially. Harj's arrival significantly improved how well YC operated. He's a large part of the reason we were able to fund 36 startups in the summer 2010 cycle." - Paul Buchheit from Bookmarklet
Congratulations, Paul! - Ross Miller
Cheers Paul. Awesome partnership. - Christopher Galtenberg
Congratulations, Paul!!! - AJ Batac
Would love if you guys devised a new concept: 2nd-shift startup. Many of us are working jobs we need and/or love, but are trying to build a new thing in the background. Having a bit of money, support, and networking would make all the difference. We're completely alone until we make the big leap. And many with families and bills can't think about leaping into Paul G's YC experience. - Christopher Galtenberg
Congrats, Paul! - Andrew Terry
Congrats! - Barbara R. S.
Congrats Paul. Are you going to do that *and* stay at Facebook? And have time for the family? - Joe Beda
You have to stay at Facebook at least long enough to get that damn search fixed! - Gabe
No, I'll be leaving Facebook to join YC. - Paul Buchheit
Also, I made some search changes a few days ago so it should be working a little better now. - Paul Buchheit
Congrats and best of luck to you at YC. Sorry to hear you won't be able to make further FF tweaks in the future, though! - Stephen Mack
Paul, was one of the changes preventing people who aren't logged in from searching? I can't believe that would have as much of an effect on search as it may have been. - Akiva
Congratulations! - Eric Florenzano
Wow. So much for our hope of Buchheit/Taylor running FB! - Christopher Galtenberg
YC to acquire FB, circa 2013. - Stephen Mack
Congrats - Rodfather
This is fantastic news. You're in the right place, Paul. - Louis Gray from Android
Congrats Paul! - DJ Stevie Steve
congrats paul - testbeta
Congratulations Paul! - Atul Arora
Wow, congrats, but I didn't realize you're leaving Facebook. Wow. - Robert Scoble
Congratulations! - Anne Bouey
It's interesting. I remember seeing you shortly after you sold FriendFeed and hearing you advise a startup on what they should do. I thought you were great at that, and I guess that is a real passion. YCombinator is an amazing organization, can't wait to see what you do there. - Robert Scoble
Congrats! - John (bird whisperer)
Right on, Robert. - Bruce Lewis
Congratulations on following your heart! - Kevin Fox
I'm also wondering if this has any impact on FriendFeed. Certainly there's one fewer voice inside FriendFeed protecting the service. I wonder if Paul can tell the community now what he expects to happen to the service. Already a good chunk of the FriendFeed team has left. - Robert Scoble
Paul: I doubt you can answer this one, either, but I'd love to know what it is about Facebook that is already pushing away entrepreneurial types. It looks like it's becoming a big company, with all the politics and such. I was expecting you to make a much bigger impact there long term than it looks like you've been able to make. Want to come on camera to explain why things didn't work out? - Robert Scoble
I second that, I'd like it if he could talk. \o, - Zu from AOD
Congrats! But who will be looking after the Friendfeed servers now? *sorry to be so selfish* - Eric - Let Me Know
Robert, it has less to do with Facebook and more to do with me. I'm just more excited about helping new entrepreneurs create the next Facebook or Google. I'd be glad to chat sometime. - Paul Buchheit
Great news on one hand since you could do so much to help others but, sad news on the other since I felt you were a very positive force in Facebook's continuing development. - AJ Kohn
Awesomeness!!! Congrats Paul!! - Rachel Lea Fox
Now you can create the next Friendfeed. - CristianConti
Fantastic Paul - Y Combinator is becoming a bigger force. Congrats to you. - Hutch Carpenter
good luck! :) - salaros
This seems like the perfect job for you - have fun! (and thanks for fixing the search ... I thought that might have been Ben G. ... make sure he knows how to do it mmmkay??) - Laura Norvig
Congratulations Paul - Shakeel Mahate
congratulations, this is huge! :) - Oguz Serdar
Excellent! Nicely done. - Jim #teamFFrank
Paul, once we get cottages up, we'd love to house start-up guys for free from time to time as part of our artist in residence program. - SAM
Congratulations, Paul! - Mary B: #TeamMonique
Best news of the day! - Bo Stern
Paul, congratulations! The excitement is palpable - we're happy for you that your desire and opportunity can be so well matched. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
I'm ready for the cool. - Eric - Let Me Know
Congratulation and good luck, tell us something about FriendFeed.... - @zaps
congratulations - kang
What will this mean for FF? Just curious - LANjackal
Obi-Ben Kenolub is now our only hope. - Josh Haley
Not sure LAN, that was my first worry. It's a Facebook property though, so I don't know if Paul can do anything with it now. Not sure. - Eric - Let Me Know from iPhone
Paul, now I need to share with you my next world-changing idea (seriously). Congrats! (is this the butterfly? ;-) ) - Jesse Stay
Congrats Paul! Right move. You are going to the right place. - vivekian
Surprise move, nice move. - Lizunlong
Congrats Paul - hope it goes well for you - Martha
Congrats Paul! - imabonehead
Good on you Paul. - Daniel Collins
Cheers.,. - OT
Kevin Rose
just voted!, and yes I think it's safer than alcohol.
just voted!, and yes I think it's safer than alcohol.
AJ Batac
Dave Winer
Ted Olson To Chris Wallace On Marriage Equality: ‘Would You Like Fox’s Right To Free Press Put Up To A Vote?’.
Jon Maron
Google Earth: Hiker's Edition - by @erickschonfeld /via @TechCrunch
Robert Scoble
The new gyroscope on new iPhone really rocks. We're going to see games that let us spin around to control the surfaces.
Android already has accelerometers. Apple is behind the times. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
The iPhone already has an accelerometer... always has had one. Accelerometer != gyroscope..... - Roberto Bonini
Robert's currently beyond the Event Horizon of the Reality Distortion Field. Cut him some slack ;) - John Craft
I don't get it. Gyro is kinda cool, but piss-my-pants game-changing? Not really... - Chieze Okoye
I'm just not sure what functionality a gyro gets you over the accelerometers that are in the phones. Google Sky Maps works wonderfully great with the hardware already in every Android phone. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Also, what Alex said. - Chieze Okoye
So the gyroscope is there so I can exercise my forearms? - Rob Michael (Atmos Trio)
Alex, when you pair a gyro with an accelerometer you can get a decent understand of motion dynamics in real-time, so it gives you even more accurate information on your current location. Probably not the most feasible thing, but it's certainly now plausible. - NOT THE CRICKET
Ok, so it has a gyroscope. Who cares? The network it's running on in the US still stinks. Time to invest in Verizon and Sprint - Peter Ghosh
"I'm just not sure what functionality a gyro gets you over the accelerometers" - Sky Maps uses GPS to determine position and direction. I don't think it uses accelerometers. Gyro will give you faster feedback on angular momentum (turning the phone) than GPS. It will be useful for games, if that's your thing. - John Craft
"It uses the accelerometers coupled with the digital compass' - wait - I'm wrong on the Internet? * hangs head * - John Craft
Matthew, I'm looking at the setting in Sky Maps - it definitely uses GPS for something. I can see GPS and Compass being used to confirm each other, but using accelerometers to determine the angle? - John Craft
It appears that it can also use Tower ID to determine general location as well. - John Craft
What Matthew said. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Yo Matthew I like you and imma let you finish but this is the best use of accelerometers OF ALL TIME - John Craft
Thanks * downloading tricorder * - John Craft
Everytime I write an email, letter, fax, tweet, blog post or marketing copy blog, I feel the presence of my Grade 10 English teacher hovering over my shoulder bugging me about sentence structure, length, correct punctuation and story flow... Looks like the old witch got to me :)
She got to me too - Jesse Stay
Don't worry, she didn't win completely. This post is one sentence, and it's as long as a freight train. :) - Ciaoenrico
There's absolutely nothing wrong with a sentence of that size. - Akiva
There is to those dowdy English teachers. I remember mine - can't remember her name - she had this real bug up her ass - I don't know why - about my inserting too many dashes into my sentences. - Ciaoenrico
I suppose but I think that might be more of an issue of style than correctness of grammar. - Akiva
I use waaaaay too many dashes. I <3 dashes - they're the best punctuation ever. - Jandy
B minus Mr. Worthington. I would have expected a bit more from you. Perhaps you have fallen in with an unsavory crowd of hooligans.... - Morgan
My mom was an English major and then a copy editor and then TRAINED copy editors. Let me tell you that I auto-correct myself when I talk. Ask Jandy, I did it the other day. And I use dashes when I can't decide if I should use a semicolon or a colon. - Lis
Me, I'm just anal about such things. It's the lingering Asperger's... :p - Dennis Jernberg
ACTIVE VOICE. - Big Joe Silence
*calls Ghostbusters* - Mo Kargas
Well, that _is_ who you gonna call after all. - Micah
You should try growing up with a mother who had an English Major and who was a teacher - You just had it for one year. (I feel your pain Lis) - Brent - Yes I am
I AM the Emglish major. I can't get away from it! - Jandy from iPhone
i was raised by a pair of English majors who taught the subject at KU in the 1960s. IN MY DNA. - Big Joe Silence
Brent - It's funny that I hear my mother's voice in my head and will correct myself two seconds after I say something. It's like a verbal tic. Jandy - you're the "Emglish" major? Not when you're drinking;) - Lis
LOL. iPhone's fault. - Jandy from iPhone
A scary vision for sure ... ;) - Bo Stern
haha if only you knew my 11th grade english teacher,,,, - Marissa
oooo i have the same problem and always remember my teachers ;) - §╠╣/~\╠╣R /~\ /\/\ ♛
"Every time" - Vezquex
The phrase "every time" should be two words. Put a comma after "shoulder". One period at the end of a sentence will do, thank you. Ending a sentence with a superfluous ellipsis is pretentious. - el Omar
Bret Taylor
We have transferred FriendFeed to Facebook's data centers, which has fixed many of the ongoing performance problems we have had with the site and will provide us more room to grow.
We still have a handful of ongoing issues with services like IM, but most everything else should be online. We will update you all here when everything has been transferred. - Bret Taylor
Thanks to Paul for putting in a lot of hours to make this happen this last week. - Bret Taylor
THANK YOU - Josh Haley
Friendfeed rocks :) - Ali Sözkesen
Thanks so much to all of you for all your work! - Ruchira S. Datta
I agree. FriendFeed seriously fills a community need that Twitter lacks. Great to hear! - Dave Friedel
awasome - giolekva
FF has been assimilated, LOL. Thanks for the update, Bret - LANjackal
In Bookmarklet we trust - Majento
:)) - Chris Loft
I can not enter my profile are Bret day :( - Aynebilim Aşevi
Thanks for the update, Bret, and Paul for getting in the trenches to make this happen. - Micah
Thanks for updating us. - Beau Liening
Thank you! - Anne Bouey
Hopefully - Özkan Altuner
Sweet! - Bo Stern
Dude... Dudes... *fist bump* - Johnny from iPhone
Finally! - Rey
Thanks for the work y'all have done! - Prairie & I Know It
Yes, it's much more responsive! Thanks. - Mark Layton
Resistance is futile. - Nicolas Le Gland
This solidifies FF as pretty much permanent, doesn't it? So long as it stays active. - Christopher Galtenberg
Thanks. It's much faster now - Xitong Liu
Good news. - Oguz Serdar
Finally search is fixed! Thanks. - Burcu Dogan
So why is it still slow? :-( - Kol Tregaskes
Works better for me today than it has the past few days. - John (bird whisperer)
It's as bad now as it was last night when I gave up on it. Is there something else wrong? Something at my end? Or are others still experiencing poor performance? - Kol Tregaskes
it's blazing for me. - Big Joe Silence
Looks like a few others are finding it slow again: - Kol Tregaskes
Shortly after my last comment I started having some problems again, both with the bookmarklet and long waits for comments to post. - John (bird whisperer)
Seems like the problems are actually worse and things slower after the transfer -- so I don't think any performance problems were "fixed". - Brian Sullivan
Thank you very much! I had been wondering about ( resulting from ping. It seems that SSL https connections are not working -- switching over to plain http for now helps. Is there a plan to somehow integrate FF services with FB? (FaceBuzz ;-) - Adriano
Is https still broken for you? It was broken yesterday, but was fixed last night at approximately 9:30 pm PDT. - Tudor Bosman
https was working for me as was the bookmarklet (which seems dependent) - but is now broken again. Just started working again. - Brian Sullivan
FriendFeed is very fast for me again. Fantastic work. Thanks! - Meryn Stol
Bret, thanks for the update! - Mary B: #TeamMonique
just, please, don't let this thing die. just don't. - LaurazetaTL
ummm...things seem to be broken again. I'm seeing comments disappear and I've got people showing up in my feed that I'm not subscribed too and aren't Friend of a Friend (which I've got turned off) - Sir Shuping is just sir
Yeah just noticed a thread of mine where the comments vanished... after several refreshes they are back but it was still confusing! - Lindsay
cevdet ne yaptın..ingilizce yaz..thanks bret. - Aynebilim Aşevi
The disappearing comments are sometimes reappearing, so they're not gone gone...I made another comment on a post that had lost its comments, and they all came back. - Jandy
... also wondering if the database has changed from MySQL to something else like Cassandra at FB. - Adriano
Brilliant work guys, thanks so much for putting in the effort! - Glenn Slaven
thank you for keeping this site up and running - chaz2b
I'd really love for IM to come back. :/ - Marcel Weiß
Could things like this also be posted to your friendfeed feed on twitter? - Joe
I still will not open my account, when you resolve that? - Profesyonel Öğrenci™
aloooo kime diyorum.. help meeeeeeee - Profesyonel Öğrenci™
Best FF news in a long time - Chris Nuttall
Any chance to fix the Photos problem? I get "could not upload" error each time i try to add a photo to my post, for nine hours now. :( - Maxime
melaba bret - fındık kıran
Louis Gray
The twins at TGI Fridays now that I am back from SXSW.
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Glen, I actually left them at Chili's. They are so mobile, it's no surprise they wandered to TGI Fridays. - Louis Gray
so cute :) - Oguz Serdar
Louis Gray
Like many of you, I'm on my way to SXSW. In San Jose now, through Denver and arrive late. Looking forward to great content, panels, people.
I thought you weren't going, Louis. I guess I've been so busy watching videos and humming stupid songs I lost track....#SUWGOMH - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
I miss Cristo and who is this Kid Troll? - Louis Gray
Rachael  Worthington
Georgia following in daddys footsteps
She took a good one too - Johnny from iPhone
:) - Josh Haley
I had both of my kids following me around last week with their cameras when we visited Filoli Gardens in Woodside California. My 4YO Ethan has a Playschool camera which takes crappy pictures, but he had lots of fun following me around and trying to take the same pictures I did. It was fun to come home and look at his pictures to see life through a 4 YO's eyes. - Jeff P. Henderson
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