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Bill Austin
Woman dies after injecting Vaseline into breasts: A 39-year-old Argentinean woman died after attempting to enh...
That is insane! - Shevonne
Monique Judge
Anita Baker is in jail?
Whaaa - Shevonne from iPhone
I'm seeing people saying on Twitter that they will pitch in for her bail money. I'm trying to figure out what is going on. - Monique Judge
K - Shevonne from iPhone
Teaching two classes today, 1) a basic comm. writing class and 2) a research comm. incorporating data and demographics, etc. Was freaked out about the research class but knew it was the second and later class. Went to the first class...IT WAS THE RESEARCH CLASS. Welp. Recovered nicely and handled it well though I was thrown off.
And after the class, two students came up to me and wanted to talk about becoming a librarian so we're grabbing coffee next week. "Librarians are so good about thinking on their feet!" - Derrick
Awesome - Shevonne
I also prepped by learning how to work with Simmons and they were like, *shrug* over Simmons, haha. - Derrick
Simmons sucks. :) (despite the smiley, I'm not kidding on that. I hate that thing and I'm so glad we don't have it.) - ellbeecee
Simmons is o_O. I spent several hours last week and this, working on, for example, crosstabbing males, 21-34, who drink Gatorade, and play video games between 11pm and 6am and the likelihood of whether they use iPhone or Android mobile devices. x_x - Derrick
Intense News
More than 100 immigrants – men, women and children – found in Houston house.
One place?! - Shevonne from iPhone
January Jones and Jennifer Lopez have similar facial structures. It's weird. I keep seeing J Lo in Betty Draper's expression.
I think Hayley Duff and JLo look a like. :D - Shevonne
Washington Post
Billionaire founder of @HomeDepot half-apologizes for comparing income inequality fight to Nazi Germany
Wow - Shevonne
Why Google Killing Google Voice Would Be Fantastic -
Why Google Killing Google Voice Would Be Fantastic
"Brace yourself Google Voice fanboys, your treasured service is probably not long for this world. But don't you worry; the sooner it's dead the better we'll all be. Reports are coming in from 9to5Google that everyone's favorite search engine is about to bring the axe down on its long-neglected phone service. That should come as no surprise as it's been leading Voice to the chopping block for ages. The good news though, 9to5Google reports, is that all your favorite Voice features will be transplanted to a service Google actually gives a damn about: Hangouts. That means loyal Voice users will simply be able to jump ship to Hangouts, meanwhile gaining features like VOIP calls from mobile devices—something iOS users have already tasted , but Android users have been left without. There's no word on timing, but Google I/O is on the horizon, which is a great opportunity for Google to showcase Hangouts' new superpowers while quietly putting Voice out of its misery backstage. And if you're... more... - Me from Bookmarklet
"Beta and Switch" (TM) - Me
I need to find an alternative and port my number. I've had my number since GrandCentral and use it everywhere. - Me
Google Voice hasn't worked for 2 years. I just got a message from Nov. 2013 on Sunday. Two weeks before that, I got a message from July 2012. - Anika
Do you use it often? Or just on occasion? For me its my main phone number. Its out everywhere and everyone has it that gets in touch with me. Its interesting you got a message from 2012 & 2013. Haven't had that experience yet. - Me
It's the number I give out to people. I have the site open every day. Most messages take 2 - 5 weeks to get to me. When people call that number, my phone rings, but I can't answer it. - Anika
Is Hangouts phone-number-free? I have a ton of Google Voice #s, and if the numbers evaporate, I'll have some migration to do. I don't like having one number to tie all of my worldly behavior together. probably will make even more use of @Burner app for temporary numbers. - Tinfoil 2.0
love - "Beta and Switch" - Todd Hoff
Google Voice has been my saving grace at work because I can't have my phone on. This is not good news for me. - Shevonne
It's been good for text and picking up voice mail transcriptions over the internet, esp. international for free. I just Paid Google to switch a number and more to keep an old one as a secondary. Ugh. - Tinfoil 2.0
For me, Google Voice rings too many times to get to voicemail. Will hangups be faster? - Professor A.I.
Kids are off school again tomorrow. Even the kids are sick of it now that it's eating their summer vacation
Snow? - Melly
Yes, Melly. Again. I am so glad I retired before this winter. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Feels kinda odd that the states south of us have gotten the brunt of the last 2 snow storms while those of us further up in the northeast missed out. Not that I'm complaining. =) - ronin
So will they break for summer later than usual? - Melly
Yes, they have already added two more days. - Shevonne
What do you do as parents without family to help out? There are many jobs where there is no flexibility in hours or working from home. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
I'm lucky enough to have my parents nearby, I can telecommute, and I get four weeks of vacation. I don't know what parents are doing who don't have that. I guess make up the hours in some way. - Shevonne
Steven Perez
Texas dad killed daughter, her lesbian lover because he disliked that she was gay: mom -
Wow - Shevonne
Is Raising A Child More Expensive Than A Bentley? [Infographic] -
Is Raising A Child More Expensive Than A Bentley? [Infographic]
Yes - Shevonne from Bookmarklet
Now they are saying it's going to start in the afternoon. Why?! -> Update on the snow that almost nobody wants
Now they are saying it's going to start in the afternoon.  Why?! -> Update on the snow that almost nobody wants
If it gets dark early, it's the shade I'm throwing. - Derrick
Hahaha it did get dark all of a sudden - Shevonne from iPhone
please keep it up there - chaz2b
Hey guy who lives down the block from me....letting your dog crap by the schoolyard is not responsible and pick up after your dog, asshole...
Freaking hate when people don't pick up after their dogs - Shevonne from iPhone
First Image From the New ‘Sailor Moon’ Released -
First Image From the New ‘Sailor Moon’ Released
I'm stupid excited about this. They're re-adapting from the source material, rather than remaking the earlier show, so it'll be interesting to see what they take/leave from the manga. - Jennifer Dittrich
I'm super excited as well!!! - Shevonne from iPhone
Wind is insane tonight! I think we might lose power.
I hope you don't. Charge up your stuff while you can! - Spidra Webster
Good idea :) - Shevonne from iPhone
I always do what Spidra said as well as fill up all of my water bottles so that I have extra water on hand. - Katy S
Yup. I have my earthquake kit and I make sure I know where things are. While earthquakes are our big worry here, it's always good to be prepared just in case. When we had the windstorm in 2011, our town water pumps went dead for a while. Not to be alarmist but it's always good to be prepared. - Spidra Webster
Laura Norvig
2 yrs since Wade posted his Mighty video. 8 months to 1 million views, 15 mo. for 5 mil. When will he pass 10 mil?
2 yrs since Wade posted his Mighty video. 8 months to 1 million views, 15 mo. for 5 mil. When will he pass 10 mil?
Woohoo - Shevonne from iPhone
Re: Elizabeth Street - Suze Orman's Financial Advice -
"Her logic about single mothers makes no sense" - Shevonne
Re: Lessons In the Art of Dying | Health | Washingtonian -
"Beautiful" - Shevonne
My site’s been down for 24 hours and my host just keeps telling me it’s because it’s using too much memory. Are they BSing me?
That is upsetting. - Shevonne
What's your hosting setup? - Stephen Mack
Stephen, I have a shared hosting plan with Dreamhost. They're telling me that my site is using too much memory and they have a process watcher bot that kills processes from users who use too much memory so as not to overload the rest of the server. Which I understand, but I've done all the optimization things they recommended and basically have gone to an out of the box WordPress install, and now I've had only 503 errors since yesterday. - Jandy
Media Temple. I used it for my blog for years. It is costly though. $20.00 a month. Never had any problems however. - Friar Will
Dreamhost keeps trying to upsell me on their private servers. I haven't looked at the cost, but the $120 a year I pay for shared already feels like a lot. I guess it's not; it's like one more streaming media service. - Jandy
I use harelink: for domain registration and they've been excellent with that. They do hosting as well, and the only reason I don't use them for that is I'm with lishost, which does library related sites. Although lishost might also host your site (you'd have to ask them though) Either way I don't think can go wrong with harelink - Sir Shuping is just sir
I went through the same thing with Dreamhost (site shut down due to memory use). They kept giving me the same answer - too much memory, would be better to switch to a private server. This dragged on for months until I finally fixed it myself by doing a complete wipe and rebuild of all three of my websites and their databases. That was PAINFUL. I did end up switching to a VPS a few months later though because I would still get weird memory use spikes that I couldn't manage for. - Hookuh Tinypants
I've never moved hosts. How difficult is it to package up 10 years of WordPress posts and images and move it to a new place? - Jandy
Tinypants, I don't even know how to do that. I mean, I could reinstall WordPress but I don't know how to do anything database-related that's not easily managed from some kind of dashboard UI. I ran an optimization on my database via a WordPress plugin, which did seem to speed things up a bit, but beyond that... - Jandy
Of course, now I can't even get to the WordPress dashboard, so I don't even know how to do a backup or export to get the data out to move it somewhere else. - Jandy
wordpress actually makes it pretty easy to migrate things. i know there's at least a plugin for it, but i think it's built in as well, where you point it to the site site, give it the account info and it'll pull it in for you. the only problem i ran into was if i didn't have the users already setup it would just give it my name for posts. it's been a while since i used dreamhost, but... more... - Sir Shuping is just sir
But if you wipe out the database, don't you lose everything? I don't want to lose 10 years of posts! - Jandy
I couldn't get into the WordPress dashboard either since it's linked to the domain and this literally shuts down all access to your website and its files through http://. I ended up going through FTP to pull out all my files manually, and then logged into the MySQL portion of my account and did db backups from there. (As far as a WordPress automated backup/migration - if the domain is down, you can't point anything to it) - Hookuh Tinypants
op, sorry i meant wipe the database after you got things out. does dreamhost still have the dashboard panel that you can log into to access your hosting options? i was thinking there was at least an option to bypass getting into wordpress from that, but at the very least being able to export the database without having to ftp into things. - Sir Shuping is just sir
Oh, probably. I can't do it from my work computer though. I mean, I could look, but I can't export it until I'm on my home computer. Which won't be until tomorrow night, since I have choir practice tonight. So I guess I just don't have a site for another day. - Jandy
If you switch hosts a lot of them can perform the migration for you with a remote connection to the MySQL database and a file transfer. - Mark H
Jandy - as Mark said, many hosts can perform the transfer for you. Also, if you can get to your Dreamhost cPanel, you can manually back-up your database and then use FTP to backup your files. It's a pain, but it's definitely do-able. I know it's more than twice what you're paying now, but you might want to seriously look at a host like WPEngine or Synthesis; they'll probably be a much... more... - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
So here's a thing: When I look at my Dreamhost admin panel, I see the database that's connected to my blog (db is called faithx5, hostname is called - pulled that from my wp-config file, so I know it's right). But when I log into PHPmyAdmin using the hostname, "faithx5" is not among the databases listed, whereas several dbs I used for testing and now-defunct sites are. Is that weird? That seems weird. - Jandy
that is should be there. - Sir Shuping is just sir
The cheaper private plans will still probably die with out of memory errors and they aren't managed, so when they die it's up to you to restart them. Sucks. Did they say what processes were using too much memory? Was it MySQL? Perhaps you can change the config to allow fewer simultaneous connections, use less cache, or perhaps there's a query that's taking too long now because a table needs to be truncated. If you can look at the MySQL logs you can see what's happening. - Todd Hoff
Todd, this is a line from a log they sent me from their process watcher daemon: Tue Mar 4 07:08:51 2014 procwatch3 INFO: PID 28251 (php53.cgi) faithx5:pg171113 : killed for uid ram. - Jandy
So it was a particular cgi program. It could be trying to load in a super large table from the database? Do you know on what operation this happens on? Perhaps some plugin? Can you increase the php.ini memory_limit = 128M? Switching to PHP 5.4.x supposedly cuts memory usage. It's hard to tell without knowing more about what is happening. The nice thing about moving to SquareSpace is I don't have to worry about any of this shite anymore. - Todd Hoff
If you decide to change web hosting companies, one of the Wordpress services I offer is blog moving. And I work fairly cheap. Normal blog moving, without any crazy stuff involved, is $25.00 USD. - April Russo
American Transit Ridership Hits 57-Year High
American Transit Ridership Hits 57-Year High
<3 Orange Line :) - N/A
Same - Shevonne from iPhone
A little girl is missing from Dundalk. - Julian
Do you have a link for info on this to share? - Alan
Never mind. Amber Alert comes up now. - Alan
Got it on my phone, and saw it on TV. - Julian
Dundalk, MD AMBER Alert: LIC/5AJ4458 (MD) 1999 Black Dodge Durango - Julian
Everyone's phones in the office went off at once. - Derrick
wow, hope they find her - MoTO Moca Blend
Wow, I didn't get an alert. Maybe cause I'm in Northern VA? - Shevonne
Uhoh. There's a homicide investigation at her home. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
oh no :( - Shevonne
:( - Stephen Mack from iPhone
The child was found Friday night in South Carolina! She's okay. Her father is arrested and may have killed her mother. Not really a great ending. Cops gave credit to expanded Amber alerts and social media coverage. The outcome was reported on Twitter before the news media got it. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Glad she's safe but :( - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Re: Jared Leto Calls Out Jennifer Lawrence Celebrity Feuds -
"I don't think what he said was wrong. He just said he was laughing at a joke Ellen made. I like Jennifer Lawrence and doubt she will care." - Shevonne
Photo: Why Do "Best Places to Work" Rankings Overlook Commuting? - Virtually every rush hour, one or more...
Photo: Why Do "Best Places to Work" Rankings Overlook Commuting? - Virtually every rush hour, one or more...
because commuting is part of the fun! - Mike Nencetti
My issue with "Best Places to Work" is that in the past, I've worked for 2 companies who consistently get in the top 3 for the area BUT when the time comes for the newspapers, or whomever the regulating authority is to determine such lists, there is SO much pressure put on the employees to give highly favorable ratings so it doesn't feel like a true metric. - Tamara J. B.
That sounds pretty awful - Shevonne
Three Years After Her Death, Daughter Sends Parents a Touching Letter -
Three Years After Her Death, Daughter Sends Parents a Touching Letter
"The letter had been mailed when the daughter was still working as a bus guide in 2004 and on a trip in Aichi Prefecture. She had written the letter from Meiji-Mura, a museum dedicated to preserving Japanese architecture of the Meiji Era (1868 to 1912).P The museum has a working post office called Uji-yamada Post Office that offers a "Heartful Letter" (はあとふるレター) service. For 300 yen (US$3), you can have them hold a letter and then deliver it ten years later. The daughter had used this service and posted her letter on January 10, 2004." - ronin from Bookmarklet
Awwww...Im going to cry - Shevonne
how beautiful. - Lnorigb
Indonesian religious leaders issue 'fatwa' against killing endangered species -
Indonesian religious leaders issue 'fatwa' against killing endangered species
"Here's a first for Indonesia, a country of around 240 million people with big environmental issues. The Ulema council, a group of religious scholars and leaders, has declared a 'fatwa' (opinion on muslim law) against the killing of endangered species. It declares that illegal hunting and wildlife trading is “unethical, immoral and sinful”." - Shevonne from Bookmarklet
непростые коротышки
Danish F-16 fighter pilot takes ultimate selfie as he launches sidewinder missile -
Danish F-16 fighter pilot takes ultimate selfie as he launches sidewinder missile
"There's the selfie - but even Obama and Cameron can do those. There's also the super-selfie which we saw at the Oscars. Now one fighter pilot has taken the ultimate selfie by snapping himself while being photobombed by a missile he has just fired." - непростые коротышки from Bookmarklet
Very cool - Shevonne
Monique Judge
RT @dougluzader: 10-year-old suspended from school for two days for pointing "finger gun"
RT @dougluzader: 10-year-old suspended from school for two days for pointing "finger gun"
Schools have become ultra sensitive about things like that. My son posted a picture with "finger gun," and I made him delete it and told him to only post "vanilla" pictures cause of how sensitive people are. A week later, his school got an Instagram account and followed all of their students. Can't imagine what would have happened if they would have seen that picture. - Shevonne from iPhone
I realize that they have to be hyper-aware of these things, but it borders on the ridiculous sometimes. I don't think a finger gun is harmful. - Monique Judge
Can you block someone's account on Instagram? Block the school. Say you only allow friends (i.e., people) to follow. - Betsy
Betsy - you can. You can also have a private account. - Katy S from iPhone
My 6yr old nephew was suspended for 3 days for holding a small stick like a gun. The other boys playing w him? Scot free. - Lnorigb from FFHound!
I think it's a bit ridiculous as well. Betsy, you probably could but I don't think my son would want to. - Shevonne
"Brunch was amazing. I love the new decor. Very minimalist design, and the paint color was very serene. The tables are a little cheaply made, so they might want to reinforce them. Back to the food.…" - Shevonne
Re: Most Expensive Homes on the Market: A $5.5 Million Colonial in Cleveland Park | Luxury Homes | Washingtonian -
"Gorgeous!!!" - Shevonne
OMG BAN BEDS YO "@UberFacts: Approximately 450 people die from falling off their bed every year in the U.S."
Wow - Shevonne from iPhone
m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
I can get behind this! - Shevonne from iPhone
My grandma would make "crullers" as she called them using hot roll mix, fried and dusted with powdered sugar. For dinner. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
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