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John E. Bredehoft
Re: 7 Things We Hate About Belgium - http://www.motherjones.com/node...
"I guess if one were to get technical, King Leopold's rule of the Congo can't be laid at the feet of Belgium, since the Congo Free State started out not as a Belgian colony, but as the personal colony of the King himself. The gender equality one is surprising, since some European countries are now mandating equal female representation on corporate boards. Apparently Belgium isn't one of them." - John E. Bredehoft
John E. Bredehoft
Re: Upland family terrorized by nightmare nanny - http://www.dailybulletin.com/general...
"A somewhat similar story was resolved when the squatters (in this case, a couple that occupied a deployed soldier's home) decided to leave after receiving unwanted media attention. http://www.wfla.com/story/2532..." - John E. Bredehoft
John E. Bredehoft
Re: Phoenix Suns: The LeBron James Free Agency Pitch - http://hoopshabit.com/2014...
"While this is a good analysis, it's missing discussion of three key factors that would enter into any Decision - the owner, the general manager, and the coach. For example, here's how LeBron would analyze a potential return to Cleveland: OWNER: Dan Gilbert Right at that point, the decision is no. I admit that I'm not familiar with the current Suns organization (I live in southern California - we're the guys who jump into other people's swimming pools), and I'm sure that the Suns owner is much better than Dan Gilbert, but LeBron will need to evaluate ownership and management before making any decision, since a star player or up and coming player is one trade or injury away from becoming a non-factor." - John E. Bredehoft
John E. Bredehoft
Re: ’21 Things You Need to Know About Pomona Before You Move There’ - http://www.insidesocal.com/davidal...
"Years and years ago, I had the opportunity to dine at the restaurant operated by Cal Poly Pomona's School of Hotel and Restaurant Management. Wonderful dinner; I need to go back." - John E. Bredehoft
John E. Bredehoft
Re: Quinn: Brendan Eich, Mozilla's former chief executive, needed to tell us more. - http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_2548...
"A case can be made for being intolerant of intolerance, or to be non-inclusive of people perceived as exclusive. But if that is the view that Mozilla is going to adopt, then Mozilla should not claim to be inclusive or tolerant. This is what is written in Mozilla's Community Participation Guidelines: http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/a... "Some Mozillians may identify with activities or organizations that do not support the same inclusion and diversity standards as Mozilla. When this is the case: "(a) support for exclusionary practices must not be carried into Mozilla activities. "(b) support for exclusionary practices in non-Mozilla activities should not be expressed in Mozilla spaces. "(c) when if (a) and (b) are met, other Mozillians should treat this as a private matter, not a Mozilla issue." Of course, people can claim that Mozilla's hand was forced by outside interests, and that Mozilla was therefore forced to disregard item c in its own guidelines. But a principle that is easily bent..." - John E. Bredehoft
John E. Bredehoft
Re: Quinn: Brendan Eich, Mozilla's former chief executive, needed to tell us more. - http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_2548...
"The brouhaha over Eich's appointment will result in less transparency, not more. The lesson learned here, yet again, is that the only way to survive in the so-called age of transparency is to keep all of your personal opinions to yourself." - John E. Bredehoft
John E. Bredehoft
Re: Last gasp for Upland packing house - http://www.insidesocal.com/davidal...
"Whoops...should have read your Daily Bulletin article before I asked the question..." - John E. Bredehoft
John E. Bredehoft
Re: Last gasp for Upland packing house - http://www.insidesocal.com/davidal...
"I guess "Super Dave Osborne" doesn't fear any competition from you. :) Any idea what will happen to the property? Nearby residents would probably object to new commercial use, but the property presumably isn't zoned for residential." - John E. Bredehoft
John E. Bredehoft
Re: Starbucks & The Economist Admit To Using Google+ For SEO More Than Social - http://searchengineland.com/starbuc...
"Theoretically, "social" refers to personal engagement. For example, if I post a message saying that "the Starbucks location at 123 Main Street doesn't calibrate its machines," then ideally someone at Starbucks would respond and say "We're really sorry, John, and we'll check into that." In other words, the @ComcastCares model. Whether the distinction matters is up to the individual, I guess." - John E. Bredehoft
John E. Bredehoft
Re: What do you think the biggest news stories of your life have been | Dead Presidents - http://deadpresidents.tumblr.com/post...
"I'm a little (OK, more than a little) older than you, so I would want to add the moon landing and the Nixon resignation to the list. (I was only a baby when John F. Kennedy was assassinated.) One important difference for the older stories is the way that they were covered. Back when Neil Armstrong landed on the moon, we did not have an Internet, dedicated news channels, or a 24 hour news cycle. Therefore, the very fact that the moon landing was covered live on all three networks made the story even more consequential." - John E. Bredehoft
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Re: Your two cents: ‘Is this…?’ - http://www.insidesocal.com/davidal...
"Obviously the caller could not claim, "I'm a big fan of Mel's. I go there every week."" - John E. Bredehoft
John E. Bredehoft
Re: Trader Joe’s leaving Upland - http://www.insidesocal.com/davidal...
"Somewhat tangential to THIS particular discussion, but a Portland, Oregon neighborhood was slated to get a Trader Joe's...until the neighbors objected. One reason: the store would "increase the desirability of the neighborhood (for) non-oppressed populations." Writer Steve Duin, however, notes that the plot of ground was offered for a significant discount over its assessed value, and that "whenever someone gets rich in Northeast Portland, African Americans rarely share in the profits." http://www.oregonlive.com/news... It just shows how complex the whole goal of attracting business can be - something that we all understand from the decade-long brouhaha just a half mile south of the former Trader Joe's location." - John E. Bredehoft
John E. Bredehoft
Re: Trader Joe’s leaving Upland - http://www.insidesocal.com/davidal...
"It feels like we have had a rash of closures lately, but the one piece of good news is that Sprouts is opening a new location in Upland - a location which, when I first moved to California, hosted an Alpha Beta." - John E. Bredehoft
John E. Bredehoft
Re: Thirty Years Young: Comparing the Macintosh and the iMac - http://www.pcmag.com/article...
"When discussing the original Mac, you neglected to mention one item that was either a shortcoming or an exciting new feature, depending upon how you look at it. The original Macintosh did NOT include a hardware control to eject the floppy drive. To eject the floppy drive, you had to use the mouse. At the time, this was as controversial as the mouse itself. One other thing - you mention that people "know how to use" the telephone connector for the keyboard. At that time, only some people knew how to use that telephone connector; others were used to having "the phone company" manage it for them. It's legitimate to ask if the original Mac 128k can be considered a "failure." Certainly the Mac product line was eventually a success, and the Mac 128k was certainly influential. But while the Mac 128k was ahead of its time in many respects, the absence of a hard disk drive actually put it behind some of its competitors. One could argue that Apple, like its coopetitor Microsoft to the north,..." - John E. Bredehoft
John E. Bredehoft
Re: Upland Trader Joe’s closure signals more changes - http://www.dailybulletin.com/busines...
"Count me among the disappointed customers of Trader Joe's Upland. It will be missed." - John E. Bredehoft
John E. Bredehoft
Re: A tale of two ‘cities’ - http://www.insidesocal.com/davidal...
"But some cities, such as Circuit City, meet a fate worse than that of San Bernardino." - John E. Bredehoft
John E. Bredehoft
Re: Travyon-themed Nativity certainly got people talking - http://www.dailybulletin.com/social-...
"David, when I saw your references to an unnamed major newspaper, I literally burst out laughing. Now Zachary has 11 months to ponder what his next message will be, and if it will be possible to convey the message that he wants to convey without having the whole message be derailed. (I am assuming that he wants people to think, but he isn't necessarily looking for thousands of comments that focus on the current issue rather than the religious significance of the issue.)" - John E. Bredehoft
John E. Bredehoft
"Two things struck me about your colleague Melissa Masatani's article: First, that while the bookstore is closing, two associated businesses that don't need a brick and mortar retail location are still remaining open. Second was the news that a Barnes and Noble in Pasadena is closing. If Barnes and Noble can't make it in Pasadena, then what hope do the chains - or perhaps even the indies - have? Even specialty bookstores are closing, such as Long's Christian Bookstore in Rancho Cucamonga that closed a couple of years ago." - John E. Bredehoft
John E. Bredehoft
"It should be noted that any attempt to provide illegitimate data will be regarding as an extreme threat to the entire social structure. http://www.redassociates.com/c... Actually, now that I think of it, I've discussed this threat before, back when Foursquare removed mayorship earning capability from people without smartphones (and without GPS tracking)." - John E. Bredehoft
John E. Bredehoft
Re: Black ‘Race Warrior’ Leaves DHS - http://splc-blog.localhost:8888/2013...
"David, it's possible that he may have been fired for lying about the nature of his website, claiming that it was an "entertainment" web site. If this were the case, his First Amendment protections as a government employee would not have been violated." - John E. Bredehoft
John E. Bredehoft
Re: Black ‘Race Warrior’ Leaves DHS - http://www.splcenter.org/blog...
"David, it's possible that he may have been fired for lying about the nature of his website, claiming that it was an "entertainment" web site. If this were the case, his First Amendment protections as a government employee would not have been violated." - John E. Bredehoft
John E. Bredehoft
Re: Spaghettios Honors Pearl Harbor with a Tweet That Will Live In Infamy - http://thewire.com/nationa...
"The bigger issue is the question of when brands should commemorate notable events. Even if it had been done in the most exquisite taste, what exactly is the link between SpaghettiOs and Pearl Harbor? If a link can be established - say, a link between a sporting event and Nelson Mandela - then perhaps a link in good taste could be pursued. Opportunism, however, can smell like spoiled food." - John E. Bredehoft
John E. Bredehoft
Re: John C Dvorak: What Happened to Edward Snowden? - http://anewdomain.net/2013...
"Dvorak exaggerate? Never! Snowden's situation probably isn't as dire as is speculated here. Apparently he has a job of some sort, and the Wikileaks folks have an interest in keeping him alive or at least in the public eye. And Greenwald isn't exactly on Easy Street. Even if the Brazilian authorities don't go after him, I'm sure that any Greenwald income from the US or UK will be rigorously checked by the IRS and its British equivalent. There's no denying, however, that Greenwald has done better out of all of this than Snowden has." - John E. Bredehoft
Kol Tregaskes
woah. that's weird to look at. - Nathalie
Duncan Riley and Johnny Worthington are looking down on all of us. - John E. Bredehoft
Hey look, the US is Canada's hat! - Ken Morley
Hehe. - Kol Tregaskes
I think this how the Australians look at a map. :P - Mehmet John Doguelli
I see a pattern this coming December with inverted ideas. Spatial Orientation Phenomenon FTW. http://www.nydailynews.com/news... - Zu from AOD
John E. Bredehoft
"I did a little more digging and found a sad story. It turns out that Brooklyn's David Allen was a POLICE detective who accidentally shot himself, apparently while cleaning his gun. He was pronounced dead at his apartment 1/2 hour after calling 911. http://www.nytimes.com/2000/12..." - John E. Bredehoft
John E. Bredehoft
"What could Detective David Allen find of interest at a City Council meeting? Well, outside of past Upland City Council meetings, of course." - John E. Bredehoft
John E. Bredehoft
Re: Why Did 9,000 Porny Spambots Descend on This San Diego High Schooler? - http://www.theatlantic.com/technol...
"Got here via Mitch Wagner's share on Google Plus. I would guess that Olivia was so attracted to the bots because she was in the target demographic. Once I was at a mall food court with my junior high age daughter and our senior high age exchange student, and they were approached by someone who claimed to have all sorts of contacts with Disney. The golf caddy part is a little mysterious, though." - John E. Bredehoft
John E. Bredehoft
Feeds don't seem to be automatically working on a regular basis, so I figured I'd share this particular post manually. It's from my Empoprise-BI business blog, and the post is entitled "#dysk Pegasus Librarian on FriendFeed's latest outage." http://empoprise-bi.blogspot.com/2013...
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I wasn't sure who the Pegasus Librarian was. That post amused me greatly. - NOT THE CRICKET
The post begins: "I blogged about a 2010 outage on FriendFeed, but I'm really not going to blog about this weekend's outage because Pegasus Librarian covered it thoroughly. However, I do want to document one particular tweet..." - John E. Bredehoft
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Pegasus Librarian | The day Anonymous took down … FriendFeed? http://pegasuslibrarian.com/2013...
Pegasus Librarian | The day Anonymous took down … FriendFeed? http://bit.ly/1c3fUjv
I found this via FriendFeed search, of all things. - John E. Bredehoft
Stephen Mack
The creepy but definitive list of FriendFeed employees and where they work now. UPDATE: As of October 2, 2012, *three* still work at Facebook. Still true as of November 20, 2013.
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With Paul's departure from Facebook today (November 12, 2010), I've heard several FFers talk about who's still at Facebook. I've seen various different numbers, none of which I think are accurate. This is my attempt to be more accurate. Information comes from publicly available sources where available. I drew on the list of FF employees from http://friendfeed.com/about... and http://blog.friendfeed.com/. - Stephen Mack
Ana Yang http://friendfeed.com/ana: Chief Miscellaneous Officer at Quip, per https://quip.com/about/ and had left Facebook around September 2012 (see Tudor B.'s comment from 9/20/2012 below). Formerly Places Product Manager at Facebook (see http://www.guardian.co.uk/technol...). - Stephen Mack
Ben Darnell http://friendfeed.com/bdarnell: DropBox (per Tudor Bosman below, updated 5/22/2012). Prior to that, AOL (Brizzly until their acquisition by AOL in September, see http://friendfeed.com/bdarnel...). - Stephen Mack
Ben Golub http://friendfeed.com/bgolub: Software Engineer at Facebook (see http://www.linkedin.com/in...). - Stephen Mack
Bret Taylor http://friendfeed.com/bret: Co-founder and CEO of Quip, per his FF page profile. Was previously CTO of Facebook (see FF profile). On June 15, announced he was leaving FB: https://www.facebook.com/btaylor... - Stephen Mack
Casey Muller http://friendfeed.com/casey: Quip, per https://quip.com/about/. Per Tudor on 10/2/1012, no longer at Facebook, confirmed by Casey's FB page listing "formerly" there (see http://www.facebook.com/caseymr...). - Stephen Mack
Dan Hsiao http://friendfeed.com/dhsiao: VP of Product @ Soldsie, per his FF page profile. Per Tudor on 5/22/2012, he is no longer at Facebook (see comment below). Previously was Program Manager at Facebook (see bio of twitter feed, http://twitter.com/danhsiao). - Stephen Mack
Gary Burd http://friendfeed.com/gburd: Managing Director at BeagleDreams per his Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/gburd); it previously said he left Facebook in October of 2009. - Stephen Mack
Goutham Patnaik http://friendfeed.com/gpatnaik (private feed): Google. Summer intern, left on 9/18/2009 (see http://blog.friendfeed.com/2008...). Update 5/22/2012: Per below, now at Google. I previously listed him as "unknown." - Stephen Mack
Jim Norris http://friendfeed.com/jim: Entrepreneur In Residence at Funemployed per his FB page, http://www.facebook.com/james... (updated 11/20/2013). Previously AeroFS per his mom (comment below). - Stephen Mack
Kevin Fox http://friendfeed.com/kfury: Electric Imp (see http://friendfeed.com/kfury...). Previously Mozilla Labs. Kevin left Facebook in May of 2010 (see below) and announced on 10/27/2010 that he joined Mozilla Labs (see http://friendfeed.com/kfury...). - Stephen Mack
Paul Buchheit http://friendfeed.com/paul: Y-Combinator as of 11/12/2010 (see http://friendfeed.com/paul...). - Stephen Mack
Ross Miller http://friendfeed.com/ross: Taylor Engineering in Alameda per his Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/ross...). (Ross was a two-time intern at FF.) - Stephen Mack
Tudor Bosman http://friendfeed.com/tudor: Software Engineer at Facebook (see http://www.linkedin.com/in...). - Stephen Mack
Overall status as of November 2010: Of the 14 people who were ever FriendFeed employees, 8 are still at Facebook (Ana Y., Ben G., Bret T., Casey M., Dan H., Jim N., Sanjeev S., and Tudor B), 5 have departed from Facebook (Ben D., Gary B., Kevin F., Paul B., Ross M.), and 1 is unknown (Goutham P.). - Stephen Mack
I will update the above if I hear news. - Stephen Mack
Technically my first day at Mozilla isn't until Monday. :-) - Kevin Fox
I will also remove this if any FF employees think it's too creepy. :) - Stephen Mack
Ross Miller's account: http://friendfeed.com/ross - Rochelle
You are both thorough and scary :) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
KLevin, tehcnically, this is your last day here and your not part of the FF team ! - Peter Dawson
Me too, Geoff. - Kevin Fox
Thanks Rochelle, updated! Kevin F., edited now, thanks. :) - Stephen Mack
Peter, what? Today is my last day where? And I left Facebook (and the FF team) back in May. - Kevin Fox
Of those still left at FB, I only see Tudor and Ben who are still active here and have contributed to FF fixes since the buyout. - Rodfather
Kevin mea culpa .. now i remember you want on a summer sabbatical ! - Peter Dawson
No worries. :-) - Kevin Fox
Rodfather, I'm not active here? - Kevin Fox
Of those still left at FB. ;) - Rodfather
I love the iFly photo of us. We are a great big arm rainbow!! - Rachel Lea Fox
Yeah, Paul and April were missing from that picture because that was the day Thomas was born! - Kevin Fox
Rod: Oops, my bad. I saw 'left FB' and missed the 'at'. - Kevin Fox
Wild AND Crazy - Eric - Back to the Grill
OK, took some editing but I think the above is accurate. If anyone knows where Ross M. or Goutham P. are now, please let me know! - Stephen Mack
Many thanks to people who provided info, especially Rochelle. - Stephen Mack
Rachel: That's definitely an awesome pic. I had a hard time choosing, you guys had a lot of great events. - Stephen Mack
Wow that is a great list I should probably try an add a few people. FriendFeed very good micro blogging, thanks. - Robert Bridge
Thanks Robert! Updated Ross's employer with information Anne B. found on his Facebook page. - Stephen Mack
He made them an offer that they could eventually refuse? - Stephen Mack
*snicker* - Big Joe Silence
Bump in honor of today's FB IPO. Time to do more creepy digging to see what's up with the FF team! - Stephen Mack
Updated Gary's entry. - Stephen Mack
Updated Jim's entry. He's apparently left Facebook. (I think I remember him confirming this when I had lunch with him last month!) - Stephen Mack
Updated Kevin's entry. - Stephen Mack
Overall status as of May 2012: Of the 14 people who were ever FriendFeed employees, 7 are still at Facebook (Ana Y., Ben G., Bret T., Casey M., Dan H., Sanjeev S., and Tudor B), 6 have departed from Facebook (Ben D., Gary B., Jim N., Kevin F., Paul B., Ross M.), and 1 is unknown (Goutham P.). - Stephen Mack
Stephen, Goutham worked at RockYou for a bit in 2010 and now works for Google. Also, how have I not seen this thread before?! I remember you taking that picture at Kitchen Table - fun times :) - Ross Miller
now this is creepy.. some1 is stalking all the former employees of FF :)- - Peter Dawson
Peter, I wonder who? Ross, thanks! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Jim is now at AeroFS. - Anne Bouey
Stephen, also Goutham was a summer intern the year before the Facebook buy. He did not transfer to Facebook. Ross did you transfer to Facebook, I can't remember. - Rachel Lea Fox
oh and I think Ben D. has left AOL. But I can't confirm that, I just seem to remember something about that. *shrug* - Rachel Lea Fox
Anne, AeroFS looks cool! Congrats Jim!! - Rachel Lea Fox
Ben Darnell is at Dropbox. - Tudor Bosman
Also, Dan Hsiao is no longer at Facebook (no more details). - Tudor Bosman
Goutham Patnaik is at Google. - Tudor Bosman
And yes, both Ross and Goutham were interns and were never Facebook employees after the acquisition. - Tudor Bosman
Thanks Tudor! Updated above. - Stephen Mack
Overall status as of May 22, 2012: Of the 12 people who were ever FriendFeed employees plus 2 interns, 6 are still at Facebook (Ana Y., Ben G., Bret T., Casey M., Sanjeev S., and Tudor B), 6 have departed from Facebook (Ben D., Dan H., Gary B., Jim N., Kevin F., Paul B.), and 2 were interns who never went to Facebook (Ross M., Goutham P.). - Stephen Mack
And now there are five. - Mary B: #TeamMonique
Indeed. I'll update when I get back from vacation -- by then we should know more about Bret's new venture. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Bump. - NOT THE CRICKET
Oops, I see I never updated this. Stand by. - Stephen Mack
Bret's entry updated. - Stephen Mack
Overall status, as of June 15, 2012 (updated on September 13, 2012): There are 12 people who were ever FriendFeed employees. (In addition, there were 2 interns (Ross M., Goutham P.) who never went to Facebook, per Tudor B., above.) So, of the 12 official FriendFeed employees: Currently, 5 of 12 are still at Facebook (Ana Y., Ben G., Casey M., Sanjeev S., and Tudor B), and 7 of 12 have departed from Facebook (Ben D., Bret T., Dan H., Gary B., Jim N., Kevin F., Paul B.). - Stephen Mack
So basically we're gradually losing FF advocates within the mothership. :-( - DB, Lil LB's Dad
So clearly we need to either recruit current FB'ers to start using FF or get FF users employed FB, or both. - Andrew C (✔)
13 Sep 2012: what was the cause of the outage? But perhaps more importantly, *who* kindly fixed it (and from where) ? [If FB open sources FF, who would be willingly to maintain it?] - Adriano
And whoever it was, I'd happily buy them a nice dinner. - Meg VMeg
Per Tudor (in this thread http://friendfeed.com/friendf...) it was Sanjeev who saved us. THANK YOU SANJEEV! - Stephen Mack
SANJEEV! - Josh Haley
I think Sanjeev is most eligible for a FF Rent Party of sorts. More of a FF Thank You party. - Janet
bump just to immortalise this pix and the start-up crew ! - Peter Dawson
Ana left Facebook, no more details. - Tudor Bosman
Thanks Tudor -- I updated her entry. Overall status, as of September 20, 2012): There are 12 people who were ever FriendFeed employees. (In addition, there were 2 interns (Ross M., Goutham P.) who never went to Facebook, per Tudor B., above.) So, of the 12 official FriendFeed employees: Currently, 4 of 12 are still at Facebook (Ben G., Casey M., Sanjeev S., and Tudor B), and 8 of 12 have departed from Facebook (Ana Y., Ben D., Bret T., Dan H., Gary B., Jim N., Kevin F., Paul B.). - Stephen Mack
Thanks Tudor and Stephen for the update. - Meg VMeg
Casey left Facebook as well (which, as he's Ana's husband, is no big surprise :) ). No more details. - Tudor Bosman
Ah, so three now. Thanks Tudor. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Not sure how I missed Tudor's update back on October 2, but I have now updated Casey's entry. - Stephen Mack
Overall status, as of October 2, 2012: There are 12 people who were ever FriendFeed employees. In addition, there were 2 interns (Ross M. and Goutham P.) who never went to Facebook, per Tudor B., above. So, of the 12 official FriendFeed employees: Currently, 3 of 12 are still at Facebook (Ben G., Sanjeev S., and Tudor B), and 9 of 12 have departed from Facebook (Ana Y., Ben D., Casey M., Bret T., Dan H., Gary B., Jim N., Kevin F., and Paul B.). - Stephen Mack
An update of sorts, which I guess is in and of itself creepy. I was reading a recent piece on Google Reader, and I was struck by the fact that Darnell jumped from Google Reader to FriendFeed (there are similarities between the two orphaned applications, when you think about it). Then I saw that Darnell made his move right before the Facebook acquisition. After reading subsequent... more... - John E. Bredehoft
Bump. Updated a few folks above to show they're at Quip. I think it's still the case that 3 of the 12 are at Facebook (Ben, Sanjeev, Tudor). - Stephen Mack
Thanks for the update Stephen! - Zu from AOD
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