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Ben Hanten
Boxed water is better for the earth - http://brendaurie.tumblr.com/post...
Boxed water is better for the earth
Doubtless it is -- but even better would be tap water in a reusable travel mug... In other news, when I drink from a box, all I taste is cardboard. - Stephen Mack
um, tap water is better... - anna sauce
But I agree with the sentiment, bottles of water are worse than cartons - anna sauce
Yeah it's a weird thing to promote, but I guess there are a lot of times where you need a portable container of water, and you might not have planned ahead. This obviously is at a convenience store, where that sort of thing would happen a lot. - Ben Hanten
And Ben, I recognize you're more sharing the photo than advocating use of this product... :) - Stephen Mack
Wow, this is what we call greenwashing. - Heather
doutbless - dwightboozer
can't really take a tap with you on a hike, now can you? - Big Joe Silence
I'm trying to find a joke about turning boxed water into boxed wine and failing. - Amy℠
Really true? Considering the level of energy, chlorine and chemicals that are required to produce the white paper (recycled or not), the adhesive, the plastic cap, the ink, and the wax liner. I would be curious to find which is more efficient or better for the environment. Paper or plastic. - Robert Kenney
Paper would definitely be better for the landfill. - Ben Hanten
@Lindsey is Fierce!: that's what i've been doing for many years now. - Big Joe Silence
Bret Taylor
Custom FriendFeed themes and a way to show them off - FriendFeed Blog - http://blog.friendfeed.com/2009...
Custom FriendFeed themes and a way to show them off - FriendFeed Blog
"Starting today, people who visit your profile will see it in the theme you've chosen... We've [also] added an option that lets you create a custom theme by uploading a background image and choosing a few colors." - Bret Taylor from Bookmarklet
See FF is not dead...yet. :) - BRҰANSAҰS
Cool, thanks Bret!! - Kol Tregaskes
Dude... 1) I called it... 2) Why do it if your not gonna be around long............ Unless........... - Johnny from iPhone
MG Spiegler? - BRҰANSAҰS
Ah, thanks for the edit there, Bret. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Rolling out these features pretty darn quick - anna sauce
Awesome! - Robert Scoble
Cool! - Anne Bouey
Anyone else have a duck scrolling across your screen that you can shoot? - Sam Houston
Sam: I made FriendFeed News duck hunt despite the objections of almost everyone in the office :) http://friendfeed.com/friendf... - Bret Taylor
I LOVE IT!!! I'm going to have to "greasemonkey-remove" the borders around the box titles. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
thankyou, done deal & it looks good, thanks again, :) - chaz2b
Haha, cool. Thanks for the answer Bret :) BTW Congrats on the acquisition earlier this week. Fantastic news for a great team and great product :) - Sam Houston
Zul, hold on that a sec... - Kevin Fox
Oh my! WILL DO! *holding pattern commenced* - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
(Deleted: Nevermind. Sorry Kevin, Bret.) - Meryn Stol
Must be Bret's theme, Sam. - Kol Tregaskes
Meryn: you can do that by clicking "Settings" and then un-check the "See other people's themes" checkbox - Bret Taylor
Yay! Let's party like it's 2004 and we're customising our Myspace profiles! - Martin Bryant from iPhone
Bret: is this to help usher in branded pages for companies, celebrities,etc? - BRҰANSAҰS
Called it! ~ http://ff.im/5aLBG ;) - CannonGod
Bryan: yep, that is one of the goals. - Bret Taylor
So silly. :) - Louis Gray
Duck hunt is awesome! Tell Kevin to go sit in the corner for a while. :-) - Robert Scoble
But what if I don't want to see other people's themes? There's a reason I avoid doing that on Twitter. Can we make our theme the default at all times? - Anika
yes, finally. hot dog theme. - MG Siegler
Anika, you can turn it off in your settings. Both others' seeing yours and/or you seeing others'. - Tinfoil 2.0
Nice! (especially "See other people's themes" config option) - Micah
Hot dog? No way man... BACON! - Mark Krynsky
thanks Bret, I'm working on it :) - MG Siegler
not sure if I am happy about this one :) Thanks for the updates though! - Tim Hoeck
Zulema, the box-border bug is fixed now. Thanks! - Kevin Fox
very nice! - to see profiles with theme selected by owner, not our own ... - pb:
I was hoping for long time to see this =) Thank you people. - Durukan Duru
So FF is sticking around? I'm confused. When will we know of the future of FF? - Kol Tregaskes
Tim: Uncheck both checkboxes in the settings dialog and the feature will go away completely for you. - Kevin Fox
Kevin: on my page, my name is fading into the background. Any way to control the color of that text? - Robert Scoble
Oh no, celebrities. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
ah, I figured as much there would be a setting, thanks Kevin! :P - Tim Hoeck
Thank you, LE. It wouldn't have killed me to check that first, but I'm super tired. - Anika
Robert: If you change your theme's background color to black (even though it won't display because of hte tiling) the links will turn white. - Kevin Fox
Robert, that's too much green monster for me. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
to your guys' credit you make it pretty hard to make this as hideous as you can make Gmail - MG Siegler
You're doing pretty good MG - Casey Muller
@ Chris ..well, how about to make this personal themes showing through an option? /quick button, no need to go to settings - that'd be too far :] .. option for viewer, not for author - pb:
Ok so I'm shooting ducks here. is that part of the custom pages open to all? - BairdWilliamson
I'm sorry, but this is the lamest thing FF has done (besides sell to Facebook, perhaps). This should not be default, especially when there's a theme that sends a duck flying across pages distracting you from reading them (it's like 1997 all over again). The only upside is that you can turn it off. It's a neat gimmick the first time, but after that it's just lame and becomes a... more... - Tanath
I'm sorry, Tanath, but I 100.000% disagree with you. Don't like it? Turn it off. Me? I love it. - Stephen Mack
Already have - but it shouldn't be default behaviour. - Tanath
Why not? I bet more people love it than hate it. - Stephen Mack
Look, I'm excited that FF is still being worked on too, but this is arguably a step in the wrong direction. There's reasons why MySpace is going down the toilet, and different themes on every page is one of them. I'm inclined to take that bet, just not at this early point because it's mostly die-hard FF addicts that even know of the feature's existence. - Tanath
As long you guys don't f*** with it, I can't see a problem. Why should FF staff avoid a feature only fearing its possible misuse? I'd rather see an option inside FF to explicitly hide user themes, if they get disturbing. - David Schmidt
On or off, I can't see any themes on friendfeed except what I have in my browser's usercontent.css file. It would have been nice to include an "advanced user" feature that could have allowed us to enter in our own custom CSS for designing our own theme, sort of like how LiveJournal allows. That would have not only allowed customizing on friendfeed, it would also fix the problem with... more... - April Russo
David: you can hide other people's themes in your settings (top right of the page) - Bret Taylor
The Coolest and Creative FriendFeed Theme http://friendfeed.com/yusuph... (http://friendfeed.com/burakdo...) - Yusuf Ibili
Bret: There ya go, you guys are fabulous and amazing. Nothing to complain about here on FF. - David Schmidt
@joey It was something I suggested over a month ago as a one possible solution to a problem I discovered. http://friendfeed.com/friendf... - April Russo
Comparisons to MySpace seem off, since custom themes involve only four possibilities (background image, background color, bar color and box color) -- no widgets, no custom HTML, etc. And first and foremost, they can be switched off. How many times do you visit someone else's page on FF anyway? Most of the time is in your home feed or different lists. I just don't get the negativity, when it's a fun and optional feature that you can opt out from ever seeing again in about two seconds. - Stephen Mack
I don't know if I consider customizing a few basic settings is really a "Theme". - Steve de Mena
The correct analogy is to twitter.com user pages, right? - Stephen Mack
Stephen, that was our thinking internally, though we also give a bit more control with the checkboxes. - Kevin Fox
Forcing themes on others is bad. This needs an opt out. Glad I use custom CSS. - Michael W. May
Michael: It DOES have an opt out. If you don't like it please opt out! Click Settings in upper right, you'll see two prominent check boxes regarding theme display. - Stephen Mack
Kevin: Thanks! You're right, you did twitter one better by letting people opt out of seeing customized themes entirely. - Stephen Mack
Michael, just uncheck the "See other people's themes" checkbox under settings and you won't see anyone else's theme. - Dan Hsiao
Stephen's right. Read Bret's comment further up: "[Y]ou can do that by clicking "Settings" and then un-check the "See other people's themes" checkbox" - Bret Taylor - Micah
i really like this.really really :-) - dwightboozer
If this is any indication of what is to come, congrats :) Absolutely gorgeous! - mySingapore
Thanks to the FF staff, this has been a long awaited request =) Ya'll rock! - FFing Enigma
What's the next? I guess "FF background creator tools" will come out nowadays. :) - Oguz Serdar
To begin with, is "Themes" really a necessary feature? Still, great to see the new features coming. =) - Winston Teo
sytycd = best theme ever! - Jen Liao
Winston: yes. I've been waiting for this for a long time. It lets me put some personality onto my home page and that is, believe it or not, important. Very important for brands, too, if this is going to become a business. - Robert Scoble
love this :) - Edgar Rodríguez
Bret u rock! - orionstarr from iPhone
I had not noticed the steampunk theme. Awesome. - j1m
@Stephen Mack so it does, thanks, and apologies. I shouldn't comment before mocha, I know this. - Michael W. May
It's great ! My new theme : http://friendfeed.com/allford... - All for design
Can you guys stop adding awesome new features, please? Otherwise, no-one else will have a chance to catch up and it'll be an even greater disappointment when it goes. ;) - James Myatt
Is it possible to make the background image resolution neutral... It is spoiling my lulz --> http://www.friendfeed.com/jworthi... - Johnny
I changed my background, but how do I let others see? when I click Bret's page, I still see my own background...I assume this is similar to twitter's custom theme where every user has a different background when their link is clicked. (I'm on friendfeed.com/bret, but still seeing my own background). -edit-Nvm...I guess I have to log out to see it... - brainno722 (Peter)
@Kevin, thanks for removing the borders <3. @Peter he probably doesn't have a theme set for his own profile... - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
issue uploading background. hangs on firefox & safari. tile image checkbox is greyed out. - sɹǝɥʇɐǝɟʞɔɐןq
dwightboozer
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Batu
Lemme guess - does it include "Bug fixes"? :) - Ian Betteridge
yeap, bug fixes (: - Batu
update ile beraber restart gerekmesi de inanilmaz sacma. - Eren Emre Kanal
sıkıldım artık apple'ın güncelle(yeme)melerinden... - Batu
Eren Emre: Aslinda sacma degil. Cunku Webkit rendering engine Cocoa Core WebKit Framework araciligi ile diger yazilimlara da sunuluyor. Her ne kadar update Safari isminde gorunse de, Safari aslinda sadece GUI'nin ismi. Bu update Webkit, SquirrelFish ve Drosera guncellemelerini de iceriyor. Tum yazilimlari kapatip aciktan sonra aslinda guncelleme etkinlesiyor. Logout yerine, restart koyuyor Apple. Quicktime ve iTunes'un bazi guncellemeleri de restart isteyebilir ayni sebepten oturu. - Berk D. Demir
Bunu dinamik olarak yapmak da mumkun (ve cirkin) ama attigin tas, urkuttugun kusa deger mi paradoksu var iste. - Berk D. Demir
senelerdir windows icin de soyledik Berk ayni seyi. Sonra microsoft ie ile explorer i ayirdi diye hatirliyorum. daha saglikli oldu. - Eren Emre Kanal
EEK: Ama bak buradaki entegrasyon farkli ustadim. WebKit, bir Core Framework parcasi. Yazilimlarinda HTML render etmek icin kullaniyorsun. O da guncellenecek. Orada calisan yazilimin guncelligi gormesi icin acilip kapanmasi en kolay yol (dikkat restart gerekli demiyorum). Modern Unix'lerde dynlib'ler dogrudan bellege cekilmek yerine mmap ile aciliyor. Bu dosyalari zart diye replace... more... - Berk D. Demir
Is it stable!? - Kazuya Yokoyama from BuddyFeed
safari is da shit - dwightboozer
Michael Forian
Congressman: Obama Could Use Pandemic To Declare Martial Law - http://www.infowars.com/congres...
Congressman: Obama Could Use Pandemic To Declare Martial Law
Georgia Congressman Paul Broun warned attendees of a town hall event Tuesday that the Obama administration was planning to use a pandemic or a natural disaster to implement martial law in the United States. Speaking at the North Georgia Technical College auditorium, Broun said that the “socialistic elite,” as well as Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, were planning to exploit a crisis to create a favorable climate for their stalling political agenda. “They’re trying to develop an environment where they can take over,” he said. “We’ve seen that historically.” - Michael Forian from Bookmarklet
And so it begins... - Michael Forian
Those aren't US troops in the photo... and people were saying the same thing about 43 after the anthrax scare. At least the GOP wingnuts could come up with a new story... but no. - Bill Sodeman
you're so ignorant - dwightboozer
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