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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 and - Stephen Mack
Ana Yang Chief Miscellaneous Officer at Quip, per and had left Facebook around September 2012 (see Tudor B.'s comment from 9/20/2012 below). Formerly Places Product Manager at Facebook (see - Stephen Mack
Ben Darnell DropBox (per Tudor Bosman below, updated 5/22/2012). Prior to that, AOL (Brizzly until their acquisition by AOL in September, see - Stephen Mack
Ben Golub Software Engineer at Facebook (see - Stephen Mack
Bret Taylor 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: - Stephen Mack
Casey Muller Quip, per Per Tudor on 10/2/1012, no longer at Facebook, confirmed by Casey's FB page listing "formerly" there (see - Stephen Mack
Dan Hsiao 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, - Stephen Mack
Gary Burd Managing Director at BeagleDreams per his Facebook page (; it previously said he left Facebook in October of 2009. - Stephen Mack
Goutham Patnaik (private feed): Google. Summer intern, left on 9/18/2009 (see Update 5/22/2012: Per below, now at Google. I previously listed him as "unknown." - Stephen Mack
Jim Norris Entrepreneur In Residence at Funemployed per his FB page, (updated 11/20/2013). Previously AeroFS per his mom (comment below). - Stephen Mack
Kevin Fox Electric Imp (see Previously Mozilla Labs. Kevin left Facebook in May of 2010 (see below) and announced on 10/27/2010 that he joined Mozilla Labs (see - Stephen Mack
Paul Buchheit Y-Combinator as of 11/12/2010 (see - Stephen Mack
Ross Miller Taylor Engineering in Alameda per his Facebook page ( (Ross was a two-time intern at FF.) - Stephen Mack
Tudor Bosman Software Engineer at Facebook (see - 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: - 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 - Let Me Know
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
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 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
Bump! I think the count is still three. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
friendfeedCommentAnchor - New User script & Bookmarklet to add a permalink to each comment -
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friendfeedCommentAnchor [v0.1.0] - - A user script, a bookmarklet and an alternative configuration userscript (has autoCommentAnchor turned ON). To add a permalink to each comment. The hyperlinked text default is "#" (you can change it in the Configuration section to "permalink", "linky", etc in the user script). Works in single post and stream modes. Tested on Firefox and Safari. - Micah
Special Note ~ Post image: NOT A HASH TAG :) - Micah
I started the group ffhacks to house a concise listing of user scripts: . If you have a script that works on the current version of FriendFeed, and you're its author, write a comment on with the link and I'll share the original friendfeed post to the group. - Micah
Does it only work to other users with the script enabled? - Andrew Trinh
The anchor is the comment <div> container id which has been there all along; there simply has not been a user interface to conveniently access it. So yes, a URL with the anchor will work for anyone regardless of script usage (tested in Firefox & Safari). - Micah
Wow! Great work. - Svartling from iPhone
Thank you, Svartling :) - Micah
This is awesome Micah, well done! :D It's really non-intrusive too. - Mitch
splendid work Micah! - vijay
Thanks, guys. - Micah
fantastic. precisely what I had in mind. only tested the bookmarklet so far...I'll have to check out the userscript later. - chrisofspades
chrisofspades - right on :) - Micah
i like bookmarklets. - Franc, a rememberer
everybody subscribe to Micah's ffscripts group! - Franc, a rememberer
Hi, Franc :) - Micah
Hey Micah. how's it going? ;) - Franc, a rememberer
Thank you, Micah. So you listened? <> - ianf ⌘
ianf, yep. I try anyway. I remember one or two conversations you had anchors - I've wanted access them for a while too. Cheers! - Micah
#hashanchors should have been there by default, so that you could spend your time on more creative things rather than fixing FF. In fact, absence of this key element of hypertext, granular addressability, tells me that FFeeders really do not care for comments - they're ffodder to the OPs, which are the only ones that rank anything in the hierarchy of submissions around here. I don't... more... - ianf ⌘
Great feature Micah Wittman thanks. another bookmarklets suggestion plz browse this: - Nimaa
Installed the script and like it. - Miss Elle
Thanks, Miss Elle. Take a look or even subscribe to to check out more scripts. - Micah
*BUMP* for John E. - Micah from iPhone
How did I miss this? - AJ Batac
Just don't let it happen again. :D - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Very cool! - Mitchell Tsai
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. - Zu from AOD
Kol Tregaskes
[WELCOME TO #FFBG]: Firstly welcome to the new Beginner's room! Hopefully this room will be used by new users to find out and ask questions on how to use FriendFeed + by more experienced users to help out with the queries and to welcome the new users to the FriendFeed community.
If you have any queries on using FriendFeed start by checking the "guides" here: If none help try searching the group as you may find it has already been answered: - Kol Tregaskes
1. To do this type in one or more keywords, for example "filter", into the search box at the top of the screen. As you type a list will appear underneath the box. Before hitting Enter to start the search make sure "Search friendfeed-beginners for <keyword(s)>" is highlighted. Once you press Enter you will be presented with posts where the term or terms have been found in the title or a comment. - Kol Tregaskes
2. If you find the list does not help you, press back on your browser or return to the group's home page here: and type in your question in the text box below the group's name and above the words "Add: Photos". This is the 'share box' and you will find these on most pages within FriendFeed. - Kol Tregaskes
3. If you would like to add an image, such as a screenshot, click on the word "Photos" underneath the box and use the dialog to navigate to the image you wish to upload. Then either double-click on image file or highlight the file and click on the Open button. A progress bar will appear and once the image is uploaded it will be shown as a small thumbnail under your post. - Kol Tregaskes
4. Once you're happy with your post press the "Post" button and you will see your post appear in the group just under the share box. - Kol Tregaskes
Later on you'll hopefully get one or more comments to your post. These will apear under your question, to post your own comments: - Kol Tregaskes
1. Click on the word "Comment" under your question. - Kol Tregaskes
2. A new text box will appear at the bottom of the comments already posted. Type your comment in the box and press the "Post" button. This wil post your comment and it will appear at the bottom of the thread. - Kol Tregaskes
I hope this gets you started, feel free to leave any feedback here. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
NEED MORE HELP? CAN'T FIND YOUR ANSWER HERE? You are welcome to post your question here, but also feel free to ask any of the Admins of this group (we're the ones whose names you see as authors of any of the [HOW TO:] posts in this group). By clicking on any of our names, you can subscribe to our feeds and have the opportunity to watch regular, avid FF users in action. Also, you can then send us a Direct Message (click the link in your Filters box) and ask for help. - Mark Traphagen
If you want to view the "guides only please use this link: - this shows all the HOW-TO, LISTs and other help posts that have been written for the group and is a great way to start. - Kol Tregaskes
Hi, I am manoj sharma from India, a newbie hree. I need some help of senior member. - Manoj Sharma
This will be very useful for a workshop I am doing in my HEI to introduce academic and support staff to the delights and benefits of 'using social media to inform and educate' - any further hints, tips or useful guides that anyone can point me to, would be very gratefully received ;-) - Julia Ault
Hi and Kia Ora....My name is Fololi Lologa-Iosua from Auckland, New Zealand...This is my first time on FriendFeed and I welcome any suggestions and recommendations to help me build up my networks with people all over the globe...I look forward to more communciations with you all! I quite like your idea Julia about the use of Social Media to inform and educate....Look forward to a long lasting friendship on FriendFeed! - Fololi Lologa-Iosua
and so it begins. I'll start the office ff how do you sign your name to your post? - rin wall
Don't forget the FF for Beginners group here: :-) - Kol Tregaskes
is it like "twitter"? can we add # or @ to mention something especial? - mansooreh sani
@Mansooreh Sani (as you can see, no effect, but a saved search of your name could be your solution there -- or even better, thinking of it, could be having your own hashtag #mansoorehsani): You can tag with an #hashtag which refers to a search of that term. @ mentioning didn't exist and never was brought up as absolutely necessary by the hardcore users. You can post to a user with a... more... - Zu from AOD
Holly's favorite Anna
This ignorant attack on FriendFeed has solidified my opinion that Anonymous are generally petulant children throwing temper tantrums.
AMEN. - Big Joe Silence
+18,000 subscribers to the #Justice4Jahar #FriendFeed group and ALL relevant #FreeJahar and #Justice4Jahar content is scrubbed, only #SPAM is left ==> <== this is NOT a search bug, this is censorship. wake up. #Op4Degrees #Op4Colors #AnonOps #OpFriendFeed #OpWeb #OpWeb3... more... - p01yN0Nym0u5
po1y: not sure how familiar you are with FriendFeed, but individuals & groups can set things up so that data is pulled in from outside sources - Twitter accounts, RSS feeds, etc. (And you can remove those data sources at a later time. I've done that occasionally - taken out a Flickr stream and added it back in later.) It seems that the account or group you're referring to has a bunch of... more... - Laura
Laura - thanks, i had an account here at #FriendFeed that was suspended / deleted that had almost 1 millions comments, over 100,000 likes, and followed over 10,000 users/groups. this happened after #BostonTrolls, aka #FWQWtrolls #BMBtrolls whose mission it is to silence online discussion about the inconsistencies of #BostonMarathonBombing - p01yN0Nym0u5
I had once again gotten away from checking friendfeed regularly and not posting when I saw all of the activity in the Facebook group about it being down. I may never be back regularly, but I'm glad it is still here.
Steven Perez
HHHHOOOOOLLLAA YO! - imabonehead from Android
Woo hoo! Was starting to get the shakes. - Technodad
O HAI, YOUZE GUYS! :) - Steven Perez
Oh HAi Bunz! - sofarsoShawn from iPhone
Bunneh <3 <3 <3 - Pea Bukowski from FFHound(roid)!
Holly's favorite Anna
FriendFeed search has been broken for YEARS. Anonymous notices this week and thinks it is censorship. How can I take them seriously?
Pegasus Librarian | The day Anonymous took down … FriendFeed?
Pegasus Librarian | The day Anonymous took down … FriendFeed?
I found this via FriendFeed search, of all things. - John E. Bredehoft
holly #ravingfangirl
there is a run on Active that is listed as a 50K "fun run" O_o
Did I tell you all that one of the camps near me at Burning Man organized a 50k this year? In the desert heat. Winner ran it in sub 7 minutes per mile time. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
daaaaaaaaaaaang. that is hardcore. - holly #ravingfangirl
Well that's cute. - Derrick
Victor Ganata
That Uhura's apparent function in the new movies is mainly as a love interest is also irritating.
Okay, I realize I'm risking my neck here but, did Uhura figure that prominently in the original series? Understandably she was a black woman featured prominently in a regular series in the 60's. And yes there was "the kiss" (I can distinctly remember my father saying, "They ain't showing this in Alabama."). But by today's standards, was Nichol's role all that noteworthy? Now if your... more... - MoTO Boychick Devil
Did any women have substantial roles in original trek? - Todd Hoff
No, she wasn't a major character. But I personally think casting someone specifically as a love interest is actually even more constricting than not having that many scenes or lines. - Victor Ganata
True, but that's the case for most of the casting for women in Hollywood, yes? - MoTO Boychick Devil
The pilot for the original Star Trek series had a female second in command (Number One, played by Majel Barrett), but NBC said no. - bentley
It feels retrograde to have her role defined as a foil for Kirk/girlfriend for Spock rather than as the communications officer who serves as the primary point of initial contact between the ship and other entities. As in, slightly worse than the original show. I'd argue that any member of the cast who appeared as a series regular and was a requirement for the films was a major character. - Jennifer Dittrich
Betsy: Number One rocked in that pilot. ROCKED! I remember thinking she was waaay cooler than Nurse Chapel when I saw that ep. - MoTO Boychick Devil
Yeah, granted, casting women as nothing more than eye-candy love interests is standard operating procedure in Hollywood, but I think what makes it galling is that her character had been originally defined quite otherwise. - Victor Ganata
Uhura was a prime component of the original cast films, featured both for her intelligence as well as her beauty. And there were components in the original series where she was given the opportunity to show that she was more than just good looks. But the crux of it is really this: It's 20-and-fucking-13. We very goddamned well should be doing better in terms of treating one of the only... more... - Hookuh Tinypants
I've never seen it, but Nimoy claims that Uhura was assigned a major role in Star Trek (corrected) III (which Nimoy directed). According to Nimoy, the "other characters" were utilized in a way similar to that used by Mission:Impossible (remember Paris?) - each of the people had a key function that had to be executed for the plan to move forward. - John E. Bredehoft
From all accounts, that was Uhura's high point. - John E. Bredehoft
Regardless of all that, it seems fairly clear that the character of Uhura in the TV series and the original series of movies had a distinct, well-established identity that many people found inspiring and which wasn't simply "Spock's girlfriend who also happens to have some job on the bridge" - Victor Ganata
She was a minor character, but she had a job and that's what she was doing when she appeared on camera. - DJF
OK, now I can say I've seen the scene from Star Trek III. - John E. Bredehoft
Sarah G.
Nothing more annoying in future/tech discussions than when someone says, "[X] has no value to me. Therefore it has no value to anyone."
My main problem is that new tech is cast either as "a completely useless but very expensive toy" or "the total and complete salvation of the human race". There's like no middle ground at all. - Victor Ganata
I'm more used to the reverse of this: "[X] will make my life better. Therefore, it will make everybody's life better and if they don't realize it they will be left behind." - Walt Crawford
Victor Ganata
It amuses me to note the parallels between Ireland and the Philippines: island nations with populations that are almost entirely Roman Catholic, former colonies that won independence from the English-speaking empires that colonized them, and the homelands of significant numbers of U.S. immigrants.
Alas, Filipino Americans don't seem to have a patron saint whose feast day we can claim as our own. - Victor Ganata
Also, the Philippines has a *lot* of snakes. - Victor Ganata
I'm surprised we never co-opted Michaelmas—the feast day of St. Michael the Archangel—considering that the national beer of the Philippines is San Miguel. - Victor Ganata
There are two saints from the Philippines—Lorenzo Ruiz and Pedro Calungsod —but they were both martyrs, which may not fit that well with a festive celebration. - Victor Ganata
The beer one would be a natural. And summer would be good too. It was 20 during parade For the beer of course today it must be green... #thatcanmakeanuglyhangovertrustme - WarLord
When your feet are stuck to the floor of the bar it's time to go?
when your feet are stuck to the floor of the bar it was time to go ten minutes ago. - RepoRat
My socks, I can't move my socks! - Meg VMeg
It's as if we're glued to the spot! - Melly
<3 <3 <3 - Meg VMeg
As long as you can feel your feet, everything is fine. - Jen
What Jen said. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Not until your head is stuck to the floor. - John E. Bredehoft
*throws rice* - Marie
Time to check out Feedly. Though I am still hoping Google will change their minds...
So far I think their web site is OK, but I'm not fond of their mobile app. - Bill Mason
it uses the google API, they promise to reverse engineer it, but what will happen i wonder... - daveeza
The website will do what I want it to do. About to check out the app. - Melly
Big Joe Silence
*sets it on "keys" and leaves it* - Big Joe Silence
April Buchheit
Hi, FriendFeed! I've missed you.
Hi April!! - Georgia
Hi, Georgia! *waves* - April Buchheit from iPhone
Hey April, Happy New Year! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Happy New Year, Starmama! ^_^ - April Buchheit from iPhone
Eric: Yo! - April Buchheit from iPhone
Hi, Spidra! - April Buchheit from iPhone
Hola! - imabonehead
What up April - chrisofspades
howdy! - Big Joe Silence
Imabonehead: Mabuhay! - April Buchheit from iPhone
Not much, chrisofspades. Wattupwitchoo? - April Buchheit from iPhone
Joe: Howdy back at cha! ;) - April Buchheit from iPhone
April!! - Amit Patel
We've missed you too! - Bruce Lewis
Happy New Year, April. :) - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Happy New Year, April ! - A. T.
Happy New Year! - Wulffy
Happy New Year!!! - April Buchheit from iPhone
Gung hoy fat choy - amelia arapoff from iPhone
Hey April (I know, I'm late to the party :-)). - Kol Tregaskes
Come here more often. I had to check Facebook to find out how you were doing! - Bruce Lewis
Well HELLO, FriendFeed! How's 2013 treating you so far?
Photo on 1-1-13 at 11.09 AM.jpg
HEY THERE Derrick! It's treating me pretty decently, how about you? - RepoRat
Not bad. Hello, Derrick. :^) - Friar Will
So far, so good! - Derrick
Hey, boo. Missed you. - Jenny H. from Android
Happy New year, D. xoxo - Tamara J. B.
Hey, you! :)) - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Greetings! - Katy S
D!!!!! Now that you're here, the New Year is AWESOME! - Half Pint
I'm doin' fair to middlin'. Yourself? - That's So CAJ!
Hi D! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Hey, boo. - Mary Carmen
Happy New Year, Derrick! <3 - Anne Bouey
2013 made me go back to work on its second day! :( - Eivind
Much better than this past weekend, for sure. Hi sugapie! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Fine, but I miss you, boo! Skype me sometime. - Laura Norvig
I love FriendFeed. - Gregg Scott
Happy New Year, 2013
Happy New Year to you, Micah, and your family :D - Jennifer Dittrich
And to you, Jennifer. :) - Micah
Yay! Happy new year you guys!! :) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Happy New Year, Micah and fam! I love this pic. - Tamara J. B.
Happy New Year, Micah and family! - Anne Bouey
A happy new year from me. - Stefano.HungBaoShi from YouFeed
Happy New Year (what a great picture). - Roux
Happy New Year :) - Nemo
Happy New Year :) - Eivind from Android
Happy New Year - Iván Abrego
Happy New Year! - Maitani
Happy New Year! - mina_sydney
Happy New Year to ya'll! - CarlC
You have a beautiful family, MICHAH! - Jenny H.
My problem with all the coaches being fired is the assumption that with the exact same group of players, another coach would achieve a higher result. If that's the case, and the coach is the lynch pin, why aren't they the highest paid individual in the organisation?
I see it the other way, it shows a coach on a professional team in most sports is an overhyped peon who can be replaced at any time with almost anyone and that new person will have a good shot at a better record. - Steve C, Team Marina
That actually proves my case. Getting rid of the coach is the cop out. You can't fire the high paid star so appear to do 'something' without doing anything - Johnny from iPhone
You can't practically fire/waive/trade all the players or even a big fraction of them, or at least not quickly, so sometimes you fire the coach to send a message to the players (and no, that's not exactly fair to the coach). But that said, outside of strategy and tactics, there's also the intangible question: do the players listen to this coach? Cause if not, if the coach has irretrievably lost this group, then the coach has to go. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
How can a coach ever have any authority if all the people the coach 'leads' know that if they suck, their job is safe and they just have to 'withdraw their support'. - Johnny from iPhone
I guess the coach needs to persuade without the backup of conferred authority. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
The threat of losing your job has a bit more bite in American football because there are no guaranteed contracts. These teams can cut players at any time for any reason. The rosters of a lot of the teams that fired coaches today will likely look quite different on opening day of next season. Admittedly the teams are unlikely to cut their most expensive players outright but they may be... more... - DB, Lil LB's Dad
If you look at mid-season firings like the Cowboys 2010 season where they went 1-7 with Wade Phillips who was fired mid season and replaced with Jason Garrett who went 5-3 for the remainder of the season, or Jim Harbaugh's 13-3 season last year with essentially the same team that was 6-10 the year before under Mike Singletary, you can certainly see examples where the coach seems to make a big difference.... - Ken Sheppardson
I think what it comes down to in terms of salary, however, is a supply/demand thing. You can look at a player and get a pretty good idea what their individual contribution will be, and judge them against all the other players available in that position. The pool of available coaches is much larger, and how well they'll perform with a particular set of players isn't something you can predict before hand. They end up cycling through lots of coaches looking for the best fit, not necessarily the best on paper. - Ken Sheppardson
If you sit down at the end of a season and say "who could be our starting QB next year?" that list is pretty short. The "who could be our head coach next year?" list is much, much longer: coaches from poorly performing NFL team who you think might be a better fit for your team than their existing team, all the offensive or defensive coordinators around the league, the pool of college coaches... any of them might be an option... so that starting QB is a little more rare and will make more $$$. - Ken Sheppardson
Does the coach not manage recruiting in professional football, like they do in college? Sometimes it's required to ditch the coach in hopes that the new guy can change the organization eventually (2-3 years out), normally. - NOT THE CRICKET
I don't think college really has positions corresponding to the NFL general manager or team ownership, who on some (most?) teams have a larger role than the coach in hiring players and putting together a team under the salary cap. That tends to be a pretty big point in NFL coach contract negotiations, i.e. how much say the coach will really have in putting together the team. - Ken Sheppardson
Usually firing of a coach is accompanied by player turnover, especially when a team is really bad. The new coach will want players that fit his preferred offensive and defensive systems. Since contracts in the NFL usually aren't fully guaranteed, it's easy to jettison players without too much financial impact to the team. Plus coaches are responsible for developing strategies to counter... more... - John (bird whisperer)
What a year, 2012. Graduation, new job, transcontinental flights, Italian pickpockets, but most of all great, loving, supportive friends. <3
Rob Michael (Atmos Trio)
Is it true? Friendfeed has moved from facebook to Google? I think it has!
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Minus the aggregation, of course. - John E. Bredehoft
:( - Me
True ;-) - Zulkarnain K.
FB and G+ are THE places for checking status on FF outages. - Greg GuitarBuster
Well put, Greg. - Stephen Mack
So happy that G+ has groups now. :-) Even happy to see so many FFers over there already. - Kol Tregaskes
It's a shame that they didn't do this from the start. It looks a reasonably good implementation but coming this late it looks to me as if one of the impacts will be to fragment some of the groups that have already formed over there. Time will tell, of course. - Mark H
Can you find your discussions? - Todd Hoff
Yes, sort of, via notifications -- depending on how you have things set up. - Christopher Carr
Google has the search thing down pretty well. ;-) - Rob Michael (Atmos Trio)
Eeew, i hate notifications. I just want to see my discussions simply within the interface without gettin an email and a little red box. Oh, and issues like to see my likes too. Thanx Santa. - Todd Hoff
Turn off emails and notifications: problems solved. :-) - Rob Michael (Atmos Trio)
The I get the red box, which is just as annoying - Todd Hoff
The red notification can be disabled from inside the community page. The little Bell thingy on the left beneath the FF logo. - Rob Michael (Atmos Trio)
So, the rest of you are coming over...aren't you? :-) - Rob Michael (Atmos Trio)
Nope. - Me
Devo – Time Out For Fun -
I've loaded this song up in As you can probably tell from the feed, I've been jamming. - John E. Bredehoft
Asif Rahman
Felix Baumgartner Successfully Jumps From The Edge Of Space -
Laura Norvig
Our cat. Everyday a new live present. He brings them through the window which we have rigged like a cat door. Luckily it is the window to the downstairs half bath, so when I open that door and see a critter, I quickly shut the door.
Recent presents: a rat. a squirrel. - Laura Norvig from iPhone
Older presents: a mouse. a gopher. a bird. - Laura Norvig from iPhone
What motivates a cat to bring these items to a home? Why doesn't the cat just take care of the animal where he/she found it? - John E. Bredehoft
I'm really not sure he even eats them. Brings them in, plays with them, then takes them outside when we yell at him or (unfortunately with the squirrel), just splits and leaves us to deal with them. - Laura Norvig from iPhone
He is gifting you! You are super awesome in his world! I had a feral cat who would leave mouse liver in front of the deck door. I would make a thank you fuss while gagging. - Janet from FFHound!
Here we go again. He has been hanging out in the kitchen a lot today and all night. Very uncharacteristic for him. I assume there is a mouse hiding behind something in there. - Laura Norvig
Vicster links to blog posts from The Way of Cats and they seem to provide plausible explanations for the reasons behind cat behavior: - Spidra Webster
Big Joe Silence
This London butcher is selling fake human meat, and it is INCREDIBLY TRAUMATIC | Grist -
This London butcher is selling fake human meat, and it is INCREDIBLY TRAUMATIC | Grist
This London butcher is selling fake human meat, and it is INCREDIBLY TRAUMATIC | Grist
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"Have you ever wanted to live the life of an Argentinean soccer player? Is your main complaint about Sweeney Todd the fact that you can’t find reviews for that restaurant on Yelp? Did you find that one horrifying episode of Mythbusters intriguing, but in the end, insufficiently delicious? Then get your rump roast to Wesker and Son butchers at London’s Smithfield Market, where they’re selling everything you need to host a Donner party. Human hands for the equivalent of $8? So cheap! Kids, we’re having ladyfingers tonight!" - Big Joe Silence from Bookmarklet
"Of course, this is actually just animal meat dressed up to look like human meat, but some of it is … pretty convincing. Photos below this point are a bit more graphic, fair warning. I’d tell you to just keep repeating to yourself “it’s only normal meat that someone has lovingly sculpted into the shape of human body parts,” but I could see how that wouldn’t help much. Also, there are penises." - Big Joe Silence
"I think we should all be eating less meat anyway, and come to think of it, this is probably a good way to achieve that. But then again, wouldn’t this prosciutto hand be nice grilled and wrapped around some figs? Tasty AND suggestive!" - Big Joe Silence
"If you’re not thoroughly grossed out yet, evaluate your life, but also you can go see more photos at The Picky Glutton." - Big Joe Silence
No wonder you have GI problems - Greg GuitarBuster
Oh. :((((((( - Jenny H.
I guess you have to be pretty specific when you ask for a weiner. - That's So CAJ!
x___x - Jenny H.
Metallica – Enter Sandman -
I just ran across a reference to Pat Boone's cover of this song; never heard the cover, though. - John E. Bredehoft
Bruce Springsteen – Streets Of Philadelphia -
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