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Sarah G.
Happy news for a Friday - I'm taking a leave of absence from my job and spending next year as a Fellow in the Library Innovation Lab and Affliliate of the Berkman Center at Harvard. Gonna be working on free law and open information stuff. I'm pretty excited (and terrified.)
So if you see someone that looks like me walking around cambridge, it's me. - Sarah G.
Wow! Congratulations!!! - Hedgehog
How cool! - Kirsten
OH AWESOME!!!!!!! - RepoRat
Cool! - Cameron Neylon
Congratulations! - Jennifer Dittrich
Congratulations! - bentley
Do you get to wear a Beefeater costume around campus? - sglassme
Well if I don't the deal is off!!! - Sarah G. from iPhone
THIS IS FANFUCKINGTASTIC. - jambina from iPhone
Sarah, this is awesome! Great opportunity, and great project! - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Well done. Well done indeed :-) - Pete's Got To Go from FFHound(roid)!
congratulations! This sounds excellent! - ellbeecee
What fantastic news; congratulations! - Galadriel C. from Android
What? Nobody's said #fuckyeahbuttercup yet? - Catherine Pellegrino
Wow! Neat!!! - lris from Android
That is awesome news! - Sarah from iPhone
!!!!!!!!!!!!! - John Dupuis
Shut. Up.That is fantastic. - Laura Norvig
Amazing! - joey
Wow! Congrats! - Anne Bouey
You are amazing. Congratulations. - MoTO Boychick Devil
Duuuuuuude! - Marie
Thanks all! I'm still kind of in shock even though I've kniwn for about a month now. I applied for the Berkman fellowship back in December, heard nothing until I got the call saying "you're in" I feel very fortunate. Plus, as I said to sglassme, I bet they got them some real fancy ass cheese at Harvard! - Sarah G.
Man, you did keep a secret for a long time. I thought it was only a couple of days. Who would have thunk it? - sglassme
What a great opportunity! Congratulations! - Jenny H. from Android
I am seriously bummed that FF won't be around so that we can hear all about it. dammit. - jambina from iPhone
Yeah, I was hoping to bounce ideas off of people here. Maybe the Italian one will take off... - Sarah G. from iPhone
I've been feeling rather nostalgic lately for the time when I was much more active in groups here... - Sarah G. from iPhone
Harvard- Home of Fancy Ass Cheese - Pete's Got To Go
As sglassme said, the fanciest and the assiest! - Sarah G. from iPhone
walt crawford
I'll say it here without reference to any person known or unknown: As far as I know, at least in the U.S., there is no law requiring you to invite a jerk to speak or consult, or to attend a session at which a jerk is speaking. Nor, I believe, can you be sued for believing somebody is a jerk.
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Toddler Finally Meets Garbage Men He Idolizes And He Can't Even via @GoodNews (I can't handle this kid's face!)
Toddler Finally Meets Garbage Men He Idolizes And He Can't Even via @GoodNews (I can't handle this kid's face!)
Catherine Pellegrino
Ah, yes: Saint Biography, the patron saint of high school research papers.
(submitted to - Catherine Pellegrino
"Saint Biography, or Hagi O'Graphy as she was known before canonisation, was a contemporary of Saint S'preserveus and the instructor of SS Ibid and Opsit." - Pete's Got To Go
I also sent this to our cataloger. :) - Catherine Pellegrino
I'm told Haydn was generally a pretty decent dude as composers go, but this is a tad extreme. - RepoRat
The irony here is that our collection may actually be stronger in biographies of saints than in biographies of composers. So it may actually be a reasonable autosuggest, given the corpus of metadata it's working from. - Catherine Pellegrino
I will post it as soon as I get back to the computer that knows my Tumblr password. :) - laura x
As this may be my final posting on this group before FF goes away, let it be an obnoxious one:
In the almost 15 years since public intellectual, librarian and philosopher Michael Gorman published “Our Enduring Values,” there has been a sea change in the way much of the world thinks about and uses libraries. Young librarians and seasoned LIS professionals alike are experiencing increasing pressure to adjust to new economic, societal and technological demands amidst the often dire rhetoric currently surrounding the future of our institutions. In his stirring new manifesto “Our Enduring Values Revisited: Librarianship in an Ever-Changing World,” published by ALA Editions, Gorman addresses head on the “existential panic” among library professionals caused by the radical shift in how libraries are viewed. He reconnects readers with the core values that continue to inspire generations of library professionals and scholars—while making the case that these values are doubly crucial to hold on to in the brave new shifting world of librarianship. - Andy
"Destined to become another classic of library literature" - Andy
sigh. Blog people. - ellbeecee
Am I supposed to be experiencing existential panic? Oops, must have missed that memo. - Catherine Pellegrino
I'm too busy for existential panic. Can I put it on my calendar for this summer? - ellbeecee
It'll have to wait until I'm done with my instruction for the semester, have finished chairing this super-stupid committee I'm on, and someone else has taken over running the college's first-year seminar, that's for sure. - Catherine Pellegrino
what existential panic? where? - maʀtha
Somewhere there's a committee trying to determine the perfect metrics to measure appropriate levels of existential panic in order for librarians to qualify for promotion. - Galadriel C. from Android
My existential panic has nothing to do with libraries. - Katy S
Thank god he realized that "hysterical panic" would be offensive. - Meg VMeg
I'm always impressed by "public intellectuals." For a very special meaning of impressed, that is. (Yes, I coauthored a book with Gorman. No, I don't regret it. No, I'd almost certainly never do it again--and as a retired library person, I'm not likely to be issuing manifestos for people actually still doing this stuff.) - walt crawford
Can it be a manifesto if it's intended to soothe? - Meg VMeg
I had the impression that the Cluetrain Manifesto was intended to soothe the Digerati and assure them they really were superior to the rest of us plebes, but that may be snarky. - walt crawford
what LBC and Catherine said. can we schedule the existential panic for this summer? say around June 27 or so? - ~Courtney F
I'll put a reminder on my calendar and email you all a week in advance, just to make sure the time still works for all of us. - ellbeecee
should i read this book? - kendrak
Jason P
Anne and I recently encountered an online (comments thread) argument about the best girl scout cookie, in which someone said "Trefoils are a garbage cookie" and the rejoinder was "You're a garbage cookie." Now periodically one of us will tell the other apropos of nothing, "No, YOU'RE a garbage cookie."
In a similar fashion, we witnessed a little girl giving her grandparents fits at a restaurant one night. They had plied her with chicken fingers, ice cream, and all the gifts she could ever want. But when it came time to go home, she stood up in her chair and declared: "I DON'T GET TO DO NOTHIN'" over and over and over. It has become the battlecry of anyone around here trying to squeeze blood out of the proverbial turnip. - MoTO Boychick Devil
Amit Patel
John Urschel, Ravens Offensive Lineman, Publishes Math Paper : The Two-Way : NPR -
John Urschel, Ravens Offensive Lineman, Publishes Math Paper : The Two-Way : NPR
Friendfeed Export and Format (v0.6) for Windows 7 (or higher). Download: Here's the link to a zip file that contains the exe:
INSTRUCTIONS: Download: - Micah
Right-click > Extract All - Micah
Drill down in folders: ffexp-windows > ffexp > then double-click ffexp.exe - Micah
Follow instructions in app. Will require using Chrome or Firefox. - Micah
For OS X version SEE - Micah
Let me know how it works. Thanks! - Micah
giving it a whirl. :) - holly #ravingfangirl
*twirls* LB style - Micah from FFHound!
says there's a missing file - MSVCR110.dll and then a debug alert for wxWidgets (can DM a screenshot of the alert if you need it) - holly #ravingfangirl
Sure, would be great. I tested only on Windows 7. - Micah from FFHound!
Holly, the solution is here: - Micah from FFHound!
Looks like it chokes if there's a space in the path you're running it from. Not sure if that's a limitation of Claudio's script or a limitation of the way you packaged it. I currently have the exe stored in "H:/Ten-321 Docs/ffexp" on my computer, and, when I tried to run it, I got an alert saying "Windows cannot find 'H:/Ten-321'. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again." I'll try it in a different path. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Ok thanks for letting me know - I'll trouble shoot that tonight. - Micah from FFHound!
Yay! I'll give this a try with Windows 8 later. - John (bird whisperer)
BTW, I was running it on Windows 8.1, in case that's important. Script worked fine in a path with no spaces in it. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Worked for me. I had to download the vcredist_x86.exe program first so that I could have the MSVCR110.dll. My FF life and file is under 100mb including the media and HTML text. This gets me 10,000 posts of my 18,000. Thanks a lot Micah. This is awesome. I am on a WIndows 7 machine. - Joe
It worked fine, took me back to Dec 2010. so 'lost' first 18 months. But as I've been bumping stuff I want to keep, that's not such a big deal :) - Pete's Got To Go
This sounds great, will give it a go now. So does it go back to December 2010 only? If so, might have to do what Pete did. - Kol Tregaskes
It does the most recent 10K posts. It took me to December of 2011 if I remember right, about half of my time here. - Joe
HOPPAAAA \o/\o/\o/\o/\o/\o/\o/\o/\o/\o/\o/\o/\o/\o/\o/\o/\o/\o/ - Alfonker Tapir
koşturun abiler php kurmadan yorum ve layk ve dosya emişkeliyosa bugün bizim bayram günümüz, neredeyse dona düşen son damla yasaklanmışçasına sevindim - Alfonker Tapir
vay yaptin mi keke - Rendetullah
senin ben dassagini yiyim micah gibi - Rendetullah
senin ben dassagini yiyim micah gibi - Rendetullah ahashashskdjfgekaşf - Alfonker Tapir
Hobaaaa micah for president - doper
bunu arada apolayak da millet gorsun - Rendetullah
Joe, OK. Going to leave it running overnight. It's still on this year for me! I'll probably only capture a fraction of my posts if it does the last 10k. Will keep an eye on it. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Oh wait, that's the current time I see in the DOS window. Then I have no idea how far it's got, I don't even know where it's saving it all. Hmmm... - Kol Tregaskes
I love you , Micah! have I told you lately how much I love you? LOVE YOU, MWAH! - t-ra needs this place
running now, thanks a lot micah. by the way, some other users from turkey told you in this feed that they want to eat your testicles, which, strangely enough, is a term of endearment in turkish. - Alfonker Tapir
running like manyak, akiyo - Rendetullah
some other users from turkey told you in this feed that they want to eat your testicles, which, strangely enough, is a term of endearment in turkish. - Alfonker Tapir ahah - Rendetullah
^ ROFL - rønin
Alfonker, you can take the baller out of the game, but you can't take the game out of the baller. - Micah
Blowing a kiss back atcha, t-ra. - Micah
Lan olm adama senin zikine asiliyim mi dediniz ne dediniz ahahahjssjdk - doper
senin ben dassagini yiyim micah gibi - Rendetullah ^^ - Alfonker Tapir
yukledigim capslerden pdf'lere ne varsa indirmis,helal lan - Rendetullah
thanks :) - مـــمـد ☮
bunu görmeyen var - Alfonker Tapir
A new, consolidated app install instructions page: - Micah
I've figured out why it's not been working for me. It didn't like being run in a folder with a space in the name. I've moved the app to a folder simply called "Temp" and it's working fine. If not already, perhaps add this into the instructions? - Kol Tregaskes
Saying that, although I see the images being saved I don't see anything being saved in \ffexp\www\html_output - where do the pages or other data get saved? - Kol Tregaskes
When I click on Show path, all I get is the date and time "(3/21/2015 10:24 am)". Should it show the path? I'm seeing images being backed up and it says "Backed up pages: 44 (3/21/2015 10:25 am)" but I don't see where these pages are. - Kol Tregaskes
Ignore me, it's worked. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Thanks you very much for this!! :-D - Kol Tregaskes
Micah can you please include a delete after backup function? so we can bypass the 10100 feed API limit and access our ancient feeds? :D - لرد فرهاد
aposrof refet bey - Alfonker Tapir
Pete's Got To Go
To the tune of 'yesterday'
Database / all my troubles stem from your arrays / how I wish for a new interface / oh please let me use a different database - Pete's Got To Go
Suddenly / certain articles are not free to see / and what I can find is not scholarly / oh database why punish me? - Pete's Got To Go
Why they had to go / i don't know / contracts they say - Pete's Got To Go
Negotiations went wrong / now i long for a new database - Pete's Got To Go
Database / all my troubles stem from your arrays / how I wish for a new interface / oh please let me use a different database - Pete's Got To Go
Hmm mmm mmm {name redacted} - Pete's Got To Go
Afternoon *bump* - Pete's Got To Go
*applause* - Kirsten
I expect you to perform this live when you visit - maʀtha
IF, Martha. A very big IF - Pete's Got To Go
Now it is a when, I shall rehearse ;) - Pete's Got To Go
yay! - maʀtha
RT @putneydm: All of my notes in my code are just apologies to future me.
LSW: Joe
What did I learn from the LSW group and from the Wider FF community?
I learned that there are others who feel the same way I do about life, things and stuff. And I love you all for it. Heck, I even love [most] of the FF people who don't feel the same way. - Joe
God. So much. - laura x
most of what I know - lris
That not everybody hates me? - RepoRat
So so much. - Christina Pikas from iPhone
that my colleagues are funny, smart, in touch, and willing to lend a hand instantly - and that the world is not so grim a place after all. - barbara fister
All of the above. LSW restored my faith in librarianship. :-) - Megan loves summer
...pretty much everything I know about libraries...and technology...and what happens when social hits technological... - Cameron Neylon
So much, and so much that's kept me going. (OK if I mine this thread for my C&I reminiscence?) - walt crawford
That there are people who think like me, and people who don't, and there's a place for us all. That organisation need not mean organised. That people will, and do, lend a hand. - Pete's Got To Go
Walt: mine it as much as you want. - Joe
I've learned so much from the LSW! I feel pretty new around here, but have found the attitudes and passion here really inspiring. It's honestly helped me stand up more for the stuff I believe it at my own place of work. Plus the LSW has given me models for passionate-but-collegial disagreements. And models for robust theorizing about the library, or robust research into library stuff. - Regular Amanda
what it means to have a professional network I can immediately rely on at all hours. - Hedgehog
That ragequit doesn't mean forever. - Rochelle *boom* Hartman from iPhone
I agree with pretty much everything Cameron says here: - John Dupuis
i joined FF almost the day i started my first librarian gig. to me being part of libraryland means seeing all of you on FF daily. - jambina
How awesome non-medical librarians are, and some of the amazing things they're accomplishing every day. - Rachel Walden
To me, and this is mine-able, the great thing about FF was that it was the first place that I saw that really facilitated people interacting that might not have met before. In my case, it was scientists and librarians. We librarians had a chance to see what scientists were really thinking about and really doing at the edges of the open science world and to reflect back and give... more... - John Dupuis
So much - including through all these discussions about migrating content and community to a new site. I love how thoughtful you all are! - Grumpator
What a lot of you have said, but just that you all are my people. I love having a wide network of smart people who will give me advice, agree or disagree with me in meaningful ways, and give me a broader perspective on things. Also, I just like you all. - kaijsa
FF and the LSW is my go to professional network. - ♫Maurice the Dolphin♫
^^^ This. Twitter is useful for knowing what' going on and for links to interesting stuff, but the depth of the conversation here and the capacity to get good help or discussion about an issue - and sense of close community - there's nothing like it. - barbara fister
The ability to say something in more than 140 characters helps me gather my thoughts. Even though other services have threaded discussions like this, the LSW has the right diversity and mix of people for me. The ALATT had a chance to be like the LSW at one point, but that place feels more like a frat house, and people are trying to get the most attention. I know I am generalizing, and there are good libns in ALATT, but the loud ones get the most notice. - Joe
I learned that goodbye does not mean never again hello. Also, I learned that a career is more than just the daily job, as it can have so many facets and directions. - Julian
Who are the cool librarians who know the real deal.. who "get it"... - LibrarianOnTheLoose
^^^ This! Being part of LSW has changed my life. I've found support for incubating ideas, been challenged to grow and expand in a professional humorous way by fun super smart colleagues, and especially during the move and transition to my current place of work, LSW kept me from feeling isolated and alone in my work. - Galadriel C.
How awesome it is to have a tribe that has my back. That not all libraries are dysfunctional. That there are amazing people doing interesting work. That it's ok to have professional heroes/crushes/whatever-you-wanna-call it and sometimes you get to meet them and they have foibles and interior lives and that's cool. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
Like others have said, LSW has restored my faith in the future of librarianship. It's meant more than I can express to have a place to converse with such thoughtful, open people. - Jen
Besides learning the more practical aspects of things, a lot of my thinking on librarianship has been shaped by discussions here eg. IL, open access just to name two. - aaron from Flucso
Just to let folks know: I've put together a first draft of the C&I essay on FF and LSW (too long, but that's C&I: for concise excellence, go to Barbara Fister) and included *almost* all of this thread, names included. The exception: I omitted part of one of Joe's comments because, even though I agree fully with his thoughts on ALATT, I'd just as soon not go there by name this time around. Maybe I've been burned too badly by them. - walt crawford
So: If there's anybody who *doesn't* want your comment used (including your screen name), LET ME KNOW within the next two weeks. The thread reads really well as a closing section of the article. - walt crawford
I'm happy to have my comment and name included, but if you could please use the now slightly edited version I'd appreciate it. - Galadriel C. from Android
Galadriel: Done. - walt crawford
I should really try to say something more intelligent. - laura x from iPhone
LSW reminded that becoming a librarian was the right choice for me and that the job I had when I find this place was not the right choice for me. - John: Thread Killer
Thank you! - Galadriel C. from Android
Okay, here we go: Before I became a librarian or ever thought of it, I was an activist. I organized and demonstrated and got arrested and generally worked my tail off to try to change the world and make people's lives better--sometimes those of my colleagues; sometimes those of people I'd never met. When I started working in libraries, I felt I lost a lot of that. I still believed in... more... - laura x from iPhone
Big Ol' LSW Happy Birthday to Julian!!!
Happy birthday Julian :-) - Pete's Got To Go from FFHound(roid)!
Happy Bday! - Joe
happy birdies - barbara fister
Happy birthday! - Galadriel C. from Android
Happy day, Julian! - laura x from iPhone
We've had spme attrition here in ye olde LSW. Let's raise a glass to those who left
To the Carping Nerdboys! - maʀtha from Android
Hear, hear. - Marie
to Derrick! - maʀtha
to eagledawg! - maʀtha
But we'll always have Angelica Mc Sanson! #damnspammers - Stephen Francoeur
RT @badjokecat: Why do seagulls live by the sea? Because if they lived by the bay they'd be bagels.
*chains self to FriendFeed*
*passes out chains and plastic tubes* - maʀtha
*brings snacks and protest songs* - MoTO Boychick Devil
*starts a singalong* - Heleninstitches #teamff
perhaps someone could sunscreen my nose. thank you - maʀtha
did everyone remember to pee? - maʀtha
no but I have diapers (and extra wipes) - MoTO Boychick Devil
We had a student who chained himself to the library for, like, 20 minutes. A woman helped him smoke a cigarette. I hope you don't smoke, or that you brought someone along to help you. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
*passes out sharpie for writing your lawyer's name on your arms* - Rachel Walden
and the phone number for the bail fund - maʀtha
seriously, what am I going to do? I'm still posting on here like it will be around forever - maʀtha
Martha, I am in such denial about it that it's not funny. - ellbeecee
swimming in the river in Egypt ------> - Catherine Pellegrino
Starting to write the promised essay...and partly feeling like leaving it alone (esp. since Barbara F. did such a good job). But I'll do it. And keep FF as my home page until The Last Possible Day. - walt crawford
what's the wifi password here? I need the Internet if I'm going to be chained up like this. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Okay, have we all reviewed our civil disobedience training? In Iowa going limp is considered resisting arrest, so you'll want to decide how you want to proceed. - laura x
I'm starting to feel like this Monday needs an Emergency Dance Party.
I wanna dance with somebody - ellbeecee
My go-to Emergency Dance Party track: - Catherine Pellegrino
Very nice one. :) - ellbeecee
There may be no winner beyond this one today: Footloose - ellbeecee
Uh, LBC, I think you meant this one: :P - Soup in a TARDIS
Boy dance party is where it's at - Steve C, Team Marina
This has been my most recent addition to dance party: - Hedgehog
You people make me proud. - MoTO Boychick Devil from Android
because this just came up on shuffle: Save a horse, ride a cowboy - ellbeecee
LSW: Joe
A clone? I guess it is being done as a side project of an Italian person. So, it might be rough on the edges.
The bumping up of messages doesn't seem to work the same, but this seems viable and very similar to the current ff. - Joe
Not bad! - RepoRat
Mi piace! - Marie
I'm there as jsholman - now I just need to practice my Italian :) - Jen
Hot damn! GO ITALY! - laura x
are there "rooms"? - Mr. The Jason Fleming
s with FriendFeed, all rooms on don't show up automatically on your page. You have to click on the word Rooms and then check the boxes. I also found a list of public rooms: - bentley
Greg Schwartz
I know that some of you LSWers were around during my library's flood in 2009 and that a number of you pitched in to contribute to the recovery efforts. I wanted you all to know that this didn't go unnoticed and that LSW has been immortalized accordingly.
I love it! - Stephen Francoeur
Centuries from now, when that plaque is excavated by archeologists, they will learn that the LSW was awesome. - lris
The LSW won't be around in 100-200 years? - Joe
This is just really, really cool. - Catherine Pellegrino
Dang, that's sweet. - Marie
That's for real now. - wow. - Jen
<3 <3 <3 - laura x
Also, are we an individual, a corporation, or a foundation? - laura x
So close to the top of the second row! Cool! - Aaron the Librarian
With thanks to the Italians for their hospitality:
Stephen Francoeur
Today's challenge: wrestling with our library's LibX toolbar so that it includes our instance of Primo.
I'll be doing this in the very near future too. - Galadriel C. from Android
I got a nice response on the Primo list with a tip to check out the API documentation to get a URL that will work for our instance. - Stephen Francoeur
Oooh, thanks for sharing! - Galadriel C. from Android
So did you get the URL to complete the search? Ours fills in the keyword search, but doesn't complete the search. - Jen
No, I didn't get a chance to figure it out. I'm pretty sure I'm going to need some help from the web services librarian at CUNY central (our Primo instance is part of a consortial purchase for all of the CUNY libraries). If you're on the Primo mailing list, you can see the response I got from Kevin Reiss at Princeton University, who not only offered me the link to the documentation but also the URL they use. - Stephen Francoeur
Heather Piwowar
just bought a friendfeed sticker for my laptop :)
The sad thing is... there are not enough scientists to form a community large enough for any significant social web player... we're stuck with small players with dubious goals like ResearchGate,, etc... - Egon Willighagen
I knew there was a reason I hadn't stickered my laptop yet (even though I have stickers ready for it). This one has to go on first! - bentley
Stephen Francoeur
RT @edmorrish: My son saw this and asked why the sign for "video" was "bunkbed".
RT @edmorrish: My son saw this and asked why the sign for "video" was "bunkbed".
Because that's where we watched out videos. Duh. :-) - bentley
Pete's Got To Go
And you may find yourself / in a dusty old stack / and you may find yourself / in part of a virtual world/ you may find yourself / behind the interface of a large website / you may find yourself in a beautiful library / with a beautiful desk / and you may ask yourself / well, how did I get here?
Letting the daze go by / letting the quarterlies hold me up / letting the daze go by / data flowing through the wires / into the meeting room again / has all the money gone / once in a lifetime / patrons coming in all day long - Pete's Got To Go
That's beautiful! *wipes a tear* - maʀtha
same as it ever was - maʀtha
love this hugely. - Marianne
I see a video coming on... Who wants to wear the David Byrne suit? - maʀtha
I am pondering reworking the whole of Fear of Music ;) - Pete's Got To Go
Cos I prefer it to Remain in Light... - Pete's Got To Go
This is a really good one, Pete! - Kirsten
I try, Kirsten :) - Pete's Got To Go
*bumping* as I am listening to Once In A Lifetime :) - Pete's Got To Go
*bumping* for Martha - Pete's Got To Go
:) I love this so much - maʀtha
there is water / at the bottom of the OPAC - Pete's Got To Go
oh, how about working in the "after the money's gone" line? - maʀtha
I think that the original line "in a shotgun shack" works perfectly fine still, especially since Derrick is living in one. - DJF
*bump* (going through old mail-to-self email) - bentley
I still love this so much - maʀtha from Android
archive bump - Pete's Got To Go
<3 - maʀtha
Cameron Neylon
Some folks here might like this talk I gave yesterday:
Stephen Francoeur
A colleague here at Baruch who also helps with the CUNY Academic Commons (the original CBOX) suggested we take a look at Discourse as a FF replacement. He mentioned that it is modeled on the StackOverflow system.
It offers threaded conversations and it floats posts with new comments to the top of the list (you have to click through to read them, though). - Stephen Francoeur
ooh, i like that file attachment feature. - Marie
This looks very cool! Stephen thank you for looking in to this -- let us know where/how much to chip in on whatever the decision is? - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
I really like this one. It offers URLs for each post, you can edit posts and comments, you like and bookmark posts and comments. - Stephen Francoeur
Also, it's got search. - Stephen Francoeur
Here's a link to a post in the sandbox. This link might not survive, as they clean out the sandbox every day. - Stephen Francoeur
Actually, I like that a lot - watching Stephen and Hedgie converse was interesting. I don't see where the source is held, but I'll poke around and if it's easy enough to install, i may throw a copy on my server for us to try out. - WebGoddess
Ok, found it on Github. I'll let you know how this works out for me. Tomorrow, most likely. Homework tonight... - WebGoddess
Nope - requires Docker to work and I don't have that on my server, nor can I see it happening any time soon... There is the $100 one time fee, with a $10 monthly hosting fee that I'm sure we could come up with pretty quickly, though... - WebGoddess
Stephen and I also tested private conversations, which is a little different but still works pretty well. I'd be okay with tossing $ too-- Blake--would this work as an install on thelsw? - Hedgehog
I'm in the middle of a Docker class at the Linux Academy, Blake, so if you want another pair of eyes on things, let me know! - WebGoddess
At a glance, having to click through for the conversation seems like the only downside, and would get used to that quickly. Everything else looks nice and clean and intuitive. - Deborah Fitchett
Rochelle *boom* Hartman
Last night, I dreamed that there was a Walt action figure.
This now needs to become a reality. - Julian
This would work for creating a Walt Action figure, but does not include an option for creating a female action figure: - Galadriel C.
*bumping for Walt* - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
Which Walt did you have in mind? Certainly not this one... - walt crawford
Yes, sir. It was you. - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
Anyone else looking up to customize a minifig? - bentley
This sounds like a perfect maker space project. 3D printer, anyone? - Andy
I'd chip in. - Meg VMeg
And this is why I love you all :) - Jen
Can it be like the Fonz with thumps up action? - Joe
I would buy one. And I almost never buy anything. - laura x from iPhone
Can we make a tiny Cites and Insights to go with the figurine? - Marie
Sigh. I apparently lost my (custom, 30th anniversary, pair) wedding ring today, so I'm currently not feeling very action-y. Depressed and upset and... but right now, I'm just not up for anything. - walt crawford
Crap, any idea where you lost it? - Meg VMeg
That's too bad, Walt. I once lost mine for 10 months (it was in the bottom of a deep kitchen drawer filled with tupperware). I also lost it for 15 minutes on the day after I got married as we were flying to our honeymoon (I found it under the cushion of my seat). - Stephen Francoeur
No idea. Retraced our walk, called the two places I'd been, looked *everywhere* in the house--and, because Tuesday's garbage/recycling day, we spent a couple of hours going through the garbage, green waste (I'm degrassing the front yard) and recycling: Finally had dinner at 8 p.m. instead of the usual 6 p.m. - walt crawford
Later this morning I'll go through the not-yet-recycled buckets of grass, etc. one more time, probably shovel & sift through a few cubic feet of soil, revisit two places, and call the police dept. to see if they have a lost & found. And try to get things back to normal. Very little likelihood of finding it. Still not up for action figure, I'm afraid... - walt crawford
My wife had been suggesting that I have a ball mounted on inside of ring (she has this) to help prevent it slipping off the finger; I found the ball really uncomfortable, so resisted. As usual, she was/is right. UPDATE: Wedding ring found. - walt crawford
Hooray! Now can we have the action figure? - Cameron Neylon
Walt, I have two balls on one of the rings I wear (it belonged to my great-grandmother and then my grandmother)--I've gotten used to them much more quickly than I thought I would. - laura x
Laura: Thanks for that. I'm definitely going to get it done (and it is two balls, not one). - walt crawford
yay wedding ring found!! - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Yay! - bentley
Yay! I've actually "lost" my wedding ring twice over the years and ended up finding it. The first time was on a business trip to the UK only about a year or two after we got married. I noticed it was gone while on the plane and spent the whole time sweating it out. Fortunately, it was sitting on the top of my clothes in my suitcase when I got home. It probably fell off while I was packing after my shower. - John Dupuis
Also, I vote for a Walt action figure, even if only a virtual one. - John Dupuis
I saw one of these machines at the Toys R Us in Times Square over the weekend: - Stephen Francoeur
laura x
I just keep coming back here thinking everything's fine and then it's not.
Yeah - lris from Android
yup - Marianne
Denial is one of my key competences :-/ - Heleninstitches #teamff
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RT @rellyab: GREAT TUMBLR OR GREATEST TUMBLR? "@codepo8: Crying tears of laughter here at"
A present from the UK! Thanks Helen, David, and Pete! <3
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Bow ties! - Derrick
Squeeeeeee!!! - Melly
First read of that said "Derrick, Liberation Foundation" and I thought it was a request for bail money. Not that I wasn't loading up my PayPal as I read it, 'cause I'm there for ya, Derrick, but it took me a minute to really comprehend that. Now that I'm somewhat more literate and can actually read it - it is lovely!! - WebGoddess
That. Is. Adorable. - Sarah G.
So, so cute! - Kirsten
Love. - Yolanda
The funkateer came from D's twitter profile (as did foodie). And we like u's over here so I included it as it's a gift from over here ;-) *says Helen* - Pete's Got To Go
Oh, and I'm totally hoping it goes up in your new office ;-) *says Helen, again* - Pete's Got To Go
And *Helen really must get out her own laptop instead of nabbing Pete's* but I'm LOLing about the Derrick Liberation Foundation :-D - Pete's Got To Go
It's totally going in the new office as soon as I get to work. Thanks again, you guys. I'm so touched! - Derrick
Love it! - LB needs a break.
Helen should get all the credit, of course- David and I simply admired it ;) - Pete's Got To Go
That is so cool! - Anne Bouey
I read it the way Steele Lawman did, which is pretty scary. It's really fabulous. You have the nicest friends. Really, I do love this group of librarians and other great people. - Mama Lawson
Mama Lawson, thanks. I still cannot believe the incredible good fortune I've had and how much my life has changed and the love and support of librarians and FF'ers alike. - Derrick
Awesome job, Helen! Love it. - SAM
Oh. I read it as "funhater" and "poodie" at first. Glad you guys sorted that out for me. :P - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
I like how they have the correct order of identity ... 1. librarian 2. funkateer 3. foodie 4. FriendFeed Favorite ... perfect ... - James
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