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Spidra Webster
"'Zounds! By my troth, I believe it is the natal anniversary of that luscious Antipodite Mellissa Doyle!"
Happy birthday, Melly! - Spidra Webster
Happy birthday, most loverly Melly! - Big Joe Silence
Yay! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Happy birthday! - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
Happy birthday!! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Many happy returns of the day - Steve C Team Marina
Happy birthday Melly! - Corinne L
Hahahahaha, awesome! Love you guys <3 - Melly - #TeamMarina
Happy birthday! - Pete : Team Marina from FFHound(roid)!
Happy birthday, Melly! <3 - Jenny H. from Android
Happy birthday :) - Eivind from Android
Happy Birthday, Melly! - Greg GuitarBuster
Happy Birthday! - Brent Schaus
Happy birthday, Melly! - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Happy Mellyday, whatever the actual date is there in futureland! - Slippy
Happy birthday! - Betsy
Happy Melly Day! I hope it was a GREAT one! I'm so glad you were born. xoxox - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
Happy birthday! - LB: Unable to Can from Android
Happiest of birthdays! - Jed from iPhone
Happy birthday, Mellyboo! - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
IT'S MELLY DAY!!! IT'S MELLY DAY!!! WOOOOOT!!! - vicster: full-bodied
Happy Birthday! - Halil
Happy Birthday Melly! - Me
Happy Birthday, Molly Boo! - MoTO: Team Marina from Android
Happy birthday!! <3 - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
How would FriendFeed be different if it was designed and built today?
For one, it wouldn't support iGoogle. - Cristo
Flatter design? - Jennifer Dittrich
It would probably be run over SSL. - Cristo
Jennifer, FriendFeed is already pretty flat, isn't it? - Cristo
Interesting question. From my perspective, it is still more advanced than Twitter, Facebook and Google+ regarding user interface and features. - Sean McBride
It is, but you do see a lot of rounded corners, etc., and some shading. I'm guessing you'd see something a bit more boxy. - Jennifer Dittrich
Maybe, but it's still possible the designer would have taste. ;) - Cristo
Very true. I'd expect it to be less vertical - or at the least, use width a bit more broadly. - Jennifer Dittrich
Every third post in your feed would be an advertisement. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
It would be possible to like individual comments. - Joe
There would be ads on the side advertising whatever stuff was mentioned by people on that page. Apple Watch, coors, food, etc. - Joe
Joe, it would be challenging to allow liking of comments and have it not be busy looking. I do wish they would add the advertising feature though. I feel disconnected from Madison Avenue when I'm on FriendFeed. - Cristo
It'll have a screensaver :P - imabonehead from Android
It would be mobile first. - Louis Gray
I question the mobile first mantra. Mobile is usually a much more constrained experience. Without a website it's hard to know what your mobile app should focus on. - Cristo
Photos would be much larger. - Louis Gray
Meh. I don't have an issue with photo size. - Cristo
I actually know the answers. I'm just not telling. ;) - Cristo
In other words, it would be more like Facebook? - Joe
Why would it be like Facebook? Would you design a new web app that behaved like Facebook? - Cristo
Heck, no. - Jennifer Dittrich
Maybe you would be forced to read comments. :) - Cristo
Maybe you would be forced to delete comments. :) - Louis Gray
It would only have you, instead of Scoble, Arrington, and MG Siegler. - Cristo
Would be nice. But then, that wouldn't be too different than now. - Louis Gray
True. ;) - Cristo
It would support clustering by topic, would make it much easier to engage non-FriendFeed users in FF content, Q&A like Quora and group conversation and task management like Asana. - Kevin Fox from iPhone
Can't believe that I'll be turning 30 tomorrow. :(
I entered college when I was 9 months old. Beat that! - Cristo
Where did the time go? By the time you catch up with yourself, will we be living on Mars? - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
No, we used to live on Mars. But after a billion years it got too cold, so we moved here. - Cristo
Cristo is from Mars, WoH is from Venus. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Saying JavaScript isn’t a computer language is like saying C isn’t a computer language. Both require processing to become machine language.
So then is HTML a computer language? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Javascript isn't a real language. It's coffee and a typewriter. - NOT THE CRICKET
Meg VMeg
King of desks! (FOREVER AND EVER) And desk of desks! (HALLELUJAH HALLELUJAH)
The archeduke of escritoires! - Mark Trapp
♫ There's a little water spot on the wood today... ♫ - April Russo
The Baron of Bureaux? - Slippy
Earl of End Table? - April Russo
The 'Duke of Drawers' sounds vaguely naughty. - Jennifer Dittrich
Count of Cabinet. - April Russo
Sovereign of Secretaires? - Laura
(LOL @ April's first comment.) - LB: Unable to Can from Android
Yeah, that was the other King of Desks song. :P - April Russo
Jason Toney
RT @doctorow: Radical Librarianship: how ninja librarians are ensuring patrons' electronic privacy
RT @doctorow: Radical Librarianship: how ninja librarians are ensuring patrons' electronic privacy
Hey Stephen, any word on whether that new $5000 TiVo will have a long/adjustable pause buffer (for multiple channels) or a screensaver?
I know it doesn't have a screensaver (but I continue to fight that battle for you). That's a good question about the buffer. I don't think it's longer or adjustable, but I'll check. - Stephen Mack
Why would you introduce a machine that can record several entire channels and not have a longer buffer? Are the people running your company insane? :) - Cristo
Also, have they done any usability testing or surveys on whether people are annoyed by TiVo suddenly turning on when paused or in the menu system? - Cristo
I'm going to go out on a limb here and suggest that if users can't figure out how to dismiss a screensaver by pressing any TiVo button on the remote control, then they probably can't figure out the rest of the interface either. - Cristo
One of my favorite Cristo lines: "Are the people running your company insane?" - Louis Gray
I'm convinced they are. :) - Cristo
That phrase is best said with an evil Mad Scientist voice. - Louis Gray
I don't think 'insane' is the proper 'i' word; you'd have to be an idiot to offer 24TB and stick with a 60 minute buffer. - NOT THE CRICKET
60 minutes? I don't think it's that long on my box. - Cristo
I don't know what Tivo's time actually is, that just seems industry standard. I mean fucking Microsoft gets that right, but I think they may have variable buffers. It's been a long time since I used my tuner. - NOT THE CRICKET
It seems like about 15 minutes. Stephen can verify. - Cristo
Googling, says 30. Which was fucking stupid even in 2007. - NOT THE CRICKET
I confuse it with the transition to Live TV from being on the Menu. It seems like about 5 minutes. - Cristo
Stephen actually said that people push the Menu button before they turn on the TV to avoid spoilers for sports. HELLO, how about just not playing the content until the user asks for it? It's like you open the refrigerator and it starts fire hosing beer into your face. Is this the Singularity? - Cristo
I would love to disrupt TiVo, but I have better things to do. No offense. I do love you though Stephen. Send me your heartbeat. - Cristo
You know a really good way to disrupt TiVo... Hit the menu button. - NOT THE CRICKET
Or disconnect Comcast. I'll just listen to the games on the radio or watch them in person. - Cristo
One of the worst job ads targeted at me that I've seen. I assume you know my opinion of the term 'Dogfooding'.
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They should have at least made you VP of Dogfooding. - Stephen Mack
Timely too. I just posted an internal Slack message about why this term sucks. I might turn it into a blog post when we complete our next milestone. - Cristo
It's telling that they equate 'Internal User Testing' with dogfooding, which I think misses the point of what I call bootstrapping. - Cristo
Hello Moto. - Louis Gray
Moto is not available to talk right now. He's busy being sold to some Chinese conglomerate. - Cristo
Victor Ganata
A wearable like what Leela wears in Futurama would be way cooler than a watch (via @bibliotech )
Yeah, cause it has lasers. - Andrew C (✔)
Although the AI is probably more useful (as long as it doesn't join the Robot Uprising.) - Victor Ganata
Well, if you're not careful (and it doesn't have safeties) wrist-mounted weapons are a great way to destroy your own hands, yeah. - Andrew C (✔)
LOL. Hell, you probably could mount a gun on that. - Victor Ganata
^^ hahaha The "plate" option at the bottom killed me. - Stephen Mack
The iArm Forearm Mount *is* actually orderable on Amazon :D (although it's just a box.) - Victor Ganata
The wristlojackimator is only a part of the device. The technical name for the entire device that Leela wears is "This thing on my wrist" - Slippy
Stephen Mack
Is it just me, or is "AT&T Next" a pretty bad deal? -
Is it just me, or is "AT&T Next" a pretty bad deal?
For the high end iPhone 6+, you'd end up paying twice as much over 20 months or 24 months, plus you have to trade in your old phone. It's slightly better if you switch your plan to their new plan, but I don't want to give up my grandfathered unlimited data plan - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
If you really want the new phone, and are not eligible to upgrade yet (24 month contract not yet matured), it's still cheaper to just pay the upgrade price than the AT&T Next price. - Stephen Mack
I guess some people prefer installment plans than lump sums. - Stephen Mack
Yeah, I think a lot of folks just don't have enough spare at once to just pay outright - and some just don't do the math. - Jennifer Dittrich
It'd still be cheaper to make your own installment plan on a credit card (which is required to pay either the Next fee or the one-time fee). What am I missing? I just don't get why anyone would do it. - Stephen Mack
Other than not doing the math, as you say. But is it really that hard to realize $47.50 x 20 is almost $1,000? - Stephen Mack
Due to bad experiences when trying to buy blizzcon tickets and taking too long then losing the tickets and my spot in line, I just continued on with AT&T's 2 yr. to move through the purchase as fast as possible. I was interested in switching to T-mobile, but meh. And yeah, hard to give up the grandfathered unlimited plan, even though it's not so unlimited anymore. :P - Arlan K.
possibly also appealing to people who don't want to be tied to a contract? - holly #ravingfangirl
Yeah, I could see that - though that's why I bailed and went to T-Mobile eventually. Lower price, just about the same service. - Jennifer Dittrich
Arlan, yeah, I spent some time looking at the new plans, and honestly it may have worked out cheaper to switch, But I didn't want to hassle with it today. - Stephen Mack
Holly, good point. Not being tied to a contract is definitely worth a premium. - Stephen Mack
wait how is it worse? it's basically a 0% loan. All payments add up to the up front no contract price. What am I missing? - Jeff (Team マクダジ )
iPhone 6 32GB = $749. Next 12 pricing is $37.50 a month. $37.50x20 = $750. - Jeff (Team マクダジ )
Jeff, my price for the iPhone 6 32GB was $299 with the 2-year contract. - Stephen Mack
ahhh w/ contract. Did you also take in to account the extra $15-$25/month you pay for service w/ a contract phone vs. no contract phone? - Jeff (Team マクダジ )
I'd only have to pay that if I switched to the new rate plan. On my grandfathered plan, first line is free, second is $9.99. - Stephen Mack
They talked about AT&T Next giving a plan discount of $15 to $25 -- is it that fee to tie your phone to the contract that gets discounted? - Stephen Mack
i saw someone post an article that compared getting a no contract phone for $649 w/ the lower monthly plan price vs. a contract phone w/ the higher monthly plan. After 2 years the phone+service costs ended up being $100 cheaper for the non-contract option - Jeff (Team マクダジ )
yes Stephen, I get a $25/line discount for having non subsidized phones - Jeff (Team マクダジ )
That part doesn't make sense to me -- how does it work? - Stephen Mack
so your OP should really be titled "is contract pricing a better deal than non-contract pricing"... because Next is really the same net effect financially as buying the phone outright day one (just helps people w/ cash flow issues) - Jeff (Team マクダジ )
let me see if i can find a link to explain better than i can :) standby - Jeff (Team マクダジ )
Going to I do see now that the AT&T Next price of $950 is the exact same as the contract-free T-Mobile price of $949 for the 128-gig 6+. - Stephen Mack
Over a two-year contract, for example, a regular AT&T customer and iPhone devotee might pay $2,810. That's $200 for the first, subsidized 16 GB iPhone, $650 for a mid-contract upgrade to Apple's latest, a $40 upgrade fee and $1,920 (before tax) over the 24-month period for a single line with unlimited talk and text and 2GB of data. An AT&T Next 12 customer, meanwhile, might pay $2,340 —... more... - Jeff (Team マクダジ )
Hmm. I think Today's analysis is a little bit simplistic. They aren't capturing all of what we're discussing here. Too many options! Head hurts. I just re-upped with AT&T and sold my soul for 2 more years. - Stephen Mack
better link than mine :) - Jeff (Team マクダジ )
Heh: "They’re all extremely complicated. And make no mistake, carriers like it that way — it’s easier to overcharge if customers don’t know it’s happening." - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Victor Ganata
The euphoria of sleep deprivation is starting to wear off. Now it's just crash, crash, crash….
Can't you take a sick day? - Andrew C (✔)
Yes, but it never occurs to me to do so :D - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Cat naps... ooh even better.. COFFEE NAPS! - Me
Mary Carmen
Let's show this prehistoric bitch how we do things downtown.
Bluesun 2600
Glen Campbell
i before e — except when you run a feisty heist on a weird beige foreign neighbor.
Morton Fox
Aha. There’s a Code Keyboard with clear switches on Massdrop now. Maybe I’ll get one for the office.
Aha. There’s a Code Keyboard with clear switches on Massdrop now. Maybe I’ll get one for the office.
Steven Perez
One Simple Activity Could Undo the Effects of Sitting via @micnews
One Simple Activity Could Undo the Effects of Sitting via @micnews
A new study published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise says that one five-minute walk after an hour of sitting can counteract side effects like "higher rates of chronic diseases, including heart disease and diabetes, to immediate effects such as strained and sore muscles," all of which have been linked to too much sitting, as Mic's Erin Brodwin previously reported. - Steve C Team Marina
Fine. Now see if your boss will accept it. We were given the Suspicious Glare for just getting up to go to the bathroom too often. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Actually, my boss encourages it, but I have a nice boss. - Steven Perez
^ same. - Jennifer Dittrich
"One Simple Activity Could Undo the Effects of Sitting": "not sitting". - Andrew C (✔)
^ heh - Stephen Mack
I think "One Weird Old Trick" would make a better headline in this case. - Stephen Mack
Melly - #TeamMarina
RT @stayathomemum: DAMN!
RT @stayathomemum: DAMN!
And nothing screws up quitting time on Thursday quite like finding out it's Friday and your weekly update is due. - April Russo
Melly - #TeamMarina
I think they needed to shrink it more. In particular, it should be thinner.
But what about battery life? - Eric - Poppa Large
Now the NSA will know what you’re doing with your wrist.
Amit Patel
This levitating Bluetooth speaker is the best we've seen -
This levitating Bluetooth speaker is the best we've seen
What! - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
I thought the ball one looked cooler: - Cristo
I hope Apple’s big surprise isn’t live TV streaming, because this isn’t a good demo of it.
Jennifer Dittrich
My mom, 4 and a half years cancer free. At each successive checkup, I look forward to, rather than dread, hearing the results. Each time, I am so grateful for the doctors, nurses, and medical staff she has worked with along the way, especially the specialist she worked with at Virginia Mason. Hasn't been easy, but so worth it <3
And now, for a celebratory dinner with her and my dad! - Jennifer Dittrich
Huzzah! - Soup in a TARDIS
Yay! Hugs. - peamageddon
Excellent news! - Katy S
That's great! - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Wonderful! - Anne Bouey
Yay! That's so fantastic! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Melly - #TeamMarina
RT @jodyallen_sahm: Funniest Parenting Tweets - @HuffPostParents
RT @jodyallen_sahm: Funniest Parenting Tweets - @HuffPostParents
Harvest Full Moon Rises Tonight in Supermoon Finale -
Harvest Full Moon Rises Tonight in Supermoon Finale -
Thanks for the alert! - Anne Bouey
The Amazon Fire phone I was planning to resell just became worthless. :(
That price drop happened fast. - Eric - Poppa Large
Oh wow. - Stephen Mack
I think I won't buy any more Amazon hardware. - Cristo
Andy Bakun
"Beautiful Cloud Accounting"
Shannon - GlassMistress
Happy Monday to me. I got and email from the ISGB (bead maker's group) and danged if one of my beads wasnt in the header. I checked the website and its there too! Rather nice start to the week :-)
Mine is in the center. - Shannon - GlassMistress
good for you!!! - GRANDMAFORSCARLETT
Well done, Shannon! - Corinne L
Stephen Mack
A Private Eye Must Stop A Thief Who Steals Faces [io9] -
A Private Eye Must Stop A Thief Who Steals Faces [io9]
From the blog post: "El Ladrón de Caras (The Face Thief) was made by students at the PrimerFrame school of animation, and it manages to tell its story, including the sigh-inducing end, without dialogue." - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
Video is here: (11:49). Worth a watch. - Stephen Mack
I thought this was another plots badly explained. - Betsy
Heh, Betsy, not in this case. I really enjoyed this short standalone piece. - Stephen Mack
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