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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
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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
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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
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"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
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"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
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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
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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 Me
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 - Watch Me Now
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 Me
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
John E. Bredehoft
Re: Stranded Frenchman deemed too fat to fly ... or go by plane, train or cruise ship - http://www.dailybulletin.com/general...
"The Carnival Cruises refusal is puzzling...unless the cruise line shared concerns that were similar to those of Eurostar. Kudos to Eurostar for helping Chenais find a solution, and to Virgin Atlantic for stepping in." - John E. Bredehoft
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Re: For internment camp talks, decamp to Pomona - http://www.dailybulletin.com/opinion...
"I had not heard the Bill Kinison story before this. I can't help but think about his brother's untimely end." - John E. Bredehoft
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Re: With Walmart open, will other stores close? - http://www.dailybulletin.com/opinion...
"I stand corrected, Tim - and yes, I got Bumstead's confused with another shop." - John E. Bredehoft
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Re: tymshft.com is worth $ 8.95 - http://vampirestat.com/www...
"$8.95? Now I have to get it above $10." - John E. Bredehoft
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Re: With Walmart open, will other stores close? - http://www.dailybulletin.com/opinion...
"For the record, the Ontario Walmart has a Subway - which could, of course, affect the Subway in Ontario Plaza (and, for that matter, the Walmart in Upland). Of course, retail is subject to constant change - I'm sure some people are still getting used to the idea of Bumstead's Bicycles being in Ontario, not Upland." - John E. Bredehoft
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Re: Go Home PETA, You’re Drunk - http://www.winextra.com/social...
"The thing that amuses me the most about PETA is that they speak of ethics. But whose ethics are they considering? Not the animals' ethics. Since you live with an animal, you are aware that if an animal sees food, he or she will eat it. When my dog grabs food, there's no point in yelling at the dog for more than a second or two, since the dog is doing what dogs do, according to dog ethics. If a lioness sees a gazelle, she will eat it. This is in accord with lioness ethics. If I see a cow...oh, wait, that's not "ethical." Eye roll time..." - John E. Bredehoft
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Re: Puzzling comment grammar in the HOA management industry - http://empoprise-bi.blogspot.com/2011...
"The HOA people are more fun than the plumbers." - John E. Bredehoft
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Re: Your two cents: ‘Lazy’ - http://www.insidesocal.com/davidal...
"I completely forgot - 20+ years later I sold a second car privately...to the owner of an auto repair shop. I think I'm slowly setting a trend..." - John E. Bredehoft
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Re: Your two cents: ‘Lazy’ - http://www.insidesocal.com/davidal...
"I sold a car privately once. Luckily for me, the buyer worked for Citrus Motors (which was on Holt at the time) and therefore was not only able to perform the work that the car needed, but also knew the legalities of selling a car in California. I don't know that I made any more money in that case, but both parties were satisfied, and there were no problems afterwards." - John E. Bredehoft
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Re: Your two cents: ‘Lazy’ - http://www.insidesocal.com/davidal...
"Ramona, now you have me imagining David on a daytime courtroom show. "What are those books that you brought with you, Mr. Allen? Legal books? Evidence?" "No, Your Honor, those are just the books that I'm reading this month."" - John E. Bredehoft
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Re: Pope attacks columnist at Upland pizzeria - http://www.dailybulletin.com/opinion...
"You must do your penance and eat seven calzones." - John E. Bredehoft
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Re: The 18 Commandments of the Internet Comment Troll - http://www.esarcasm.com/24366...
"Ordinarily I wouldn' bother to reply to this crap, but as a user ot Usenet back in the early 1980s I can categorically state that you have no idea what you are talking about. This is readily heretofore esquire apparent even before your idiotic list begins, when you claim a "SuperDuperWorldwideExcloosive" in which "exclusive" contains two o's. However, the more abject problem is that you left off the 19th commandment. It's not surprising that you left off the 19th commandment, because you take hush money from the Mass Media Conglomerate. What is the 19th commandment, you ask? (Of course you ask, because you're either too stupid to know or you can't handle the truth.) 19. An Internet Comment Troll's life is not complete until you are accused of being an agent or a dupe of the ICT's pet conspiracy theory. So I demand that you reveal the funding sources for eSarcasm. Lesser minds probably think that you're funded by an evil terrorist such as Osama (who is still alive, as you well know),..." - John E. Bredehoft
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Re: Britain’s Ministry Of Defense Hiring Ex-Hackers For Cyber-Defence Squad - http://www.winextra.com/tech...
""The government" is not a single entity, but a whole bunch of separate little bureaucracies, each fighting against the others. It's quite likely that in the UK (and in my own country, the USA), the people who are trying to hire hackers for cyber-defense are not the same people who are setting up surveillance cameras and reading e-mail contact lists. I will grant that the two are closely related, but blaming the cyberdefense team for the over-surveillance by other parts of the government is akin to blaming all Canadians for Justin Bieber." - John E. Bredehoft
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Re: Your two cents: ‘Lazy’ - http://www.insidesocal.com/davidal...
"I'll grant that they have their motives, but one of the dealers put it this way - do YOU want to go into the business of being a car dealer for just a single car?" - John E. Bredehoft
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Re: Bus at Ontario's London Burger hits the road - http://www.dailybulletin.com/article...
"London Burger has since changed its name. I guess the name didn't do much for the business once the bus was hauled away." - John E. Bredehoft
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Re: Take a tour of the world’s Pomonas - http://www.dailybulletin.com/opinion...
"Oddly enough, no Pomona in Italy. A goddess is without honor in her own country." - John E. Bredehoft
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Re: Twitter’s Big Change To Direct Messages Sucks Big Rocks - http://www.winextra.com/tech...
"The one saving grace is that some people ignore Twitter direct messages entirely. I'll bet that Robert Scoble hasn't checked his Twitter DMs in several years." - John E. Bredehoft
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Re: The web is dead - Yahoo outlaws search-from-home, requires users to come to Yahoo offices - http://empoprise-bi.blogspot.com/2013...
"I'm intrigued by people who promote online social interaction as the way to do business - but in the same breath, these people insist that if you aren't physically in Silicon Valley, you are off the map." - John E. Bredehoft
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Re: Gabrielle Giffords, the Scripps years - http://www.insidesocal.com/davidal...
"OK, so she rode a scooter. But even if she rode a Harley in her Scripps years, her husband has still traveled on a more impressive machine... :)" - John E. Bredehoft
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"I wasn't exposed to Cal until I moved down here in the early 1980s, but I did catch some of his commercials. One time, however, I was watching a news show (TODAY Show I think) and they presented an automotive expert - a sedate-looking Cal Worthington. (Well, I guess he was an automotive expert...)" - John E. Bredehoft
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