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ELLO L - no real-time, "BUT WE GOT TIME TRAVEL."
:( :P'''' - Me
Nobody tell John Gruber. - Mark Trapp
Jeff Atwood will step up and tell him but. while. speaking. in. neither. an. aggressive. nor. passive-aggressive. but. possibly. mono- tone. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
uses markdown to format emails at work, every day --> - April Russo
I heard Jeff Atwood created Standard Ello... er, I mean Common Ello... er, I mean CommonEl... in 1994. - Mark Trapp
holly #ravingfangirl
laziness in advertising: when the ad just tells you to google the organization name. O_o
Prove to us you're worthy. - Stephan from iPhone
eh, i think that's equally lazy, imo. - holly #ravingfangirl
Sounds like a great Google-bombing opportunity. - Mark Trapp
Mark Trapp
Two of the top 5 hottest summers on record happened in the 5 years since I moved here: I’m very sorry, Portland.
Two of the top 5 hottest summers on record happened in the 5 years since I moved here: I’m very sorry, Portland.
It was damn hot while I was there this summer. But I grew up in portland and I remember it getting quite hot. - Todd Hoff
My experience is limited, but this summer was something else: lots of week-long stretches of low-to-mid 90 degree days. It reminded me of the stuff we'd get when I was living in New York: Portland even had a number of thunderstorms this year. In the other years that I've been here, there'd be 2 or 3 100+ days, but heat waves would only be 2-3 days long and there'd only be 3 or 4 in the season. - Mark Trapp
Mark Trapp
RE: TouchID, it seems like even when it’s enabled, you can bypass it with the PIN or password, so again, what’s the point?
Ease of use. - rönin
I could see that if it worked every time. In setting up this new iPhone, I've been asked to authenticate about 15 or so times, but only 6 of those times was I prompted for TouchID. And it seems arbitrary as to which OS auth prompts are allowed to have TouchID: it's secure enough when changing billing information, but not secure enough when logging into iCloud? It's the same account! - Mark Trapp
Mark Trapp
So that was fun. Who’s up next? Catalonia? South Tyrol?
Cataluña certainly wants to have a referendum. - Spidra Webster
Looks like Venice is in the running, too: - Mark Trapp
Interesting. I hadn't heard of that but Lega Nord has long been about separating Italy. The North pimped the South out for years to get international aid in the '50s onward. But the aid was siphoned off and the well-off North would like to conveniently leave the South behind. At least that was my impression of things. - Spidra Webster
California? - Eivind
Anne Rand of Green Gables is a delightful tale in which we learn that you can hock current wine as raspberry cordial to minors because laissez faire and caveat emptor m*therfuckers!
Who is Gilbert Blythe? - Mark Trapp
"I believe in Crystal Light, therefore I am." —@descartes1980s
Descartes? George Berkeley is the choice of a new generation. - Mark Trapp
Meg VMeg
King of desks! (FOREVER AND EVER) And desk of desks! (HALLELUJAH HALLELUJAH)
The archeduke of escritoires! - Mark Trapp
♫ There's a little water spot on the wood today... ♫ - April Russo
Earl of End Table? - April Russo
The 'Duke of Drawers' sounds vaguely naughty. - Jennifer Dittrich
Count of Cabinet. - April Russo
Sovereign of Secretaires? - Laura
(LOL @ April's first comment.) - Laurie Boots from Android
Yeah, that was the other King of Desks song. :P - April Russo
If you have an iPhone 5s and can help me by installing my (free) app to see if it works OR if it closes/crashes immediately, it would help me out enormously right now. Anyone?
Eh, it crashed for me but I'm running the latest iOS8 beta so may not be the best test case. - rönin
More information is better than less, thanks, rönin. - Micah
When it launched I saw only the W and the display bar next to it, it then kinda shrank down to the iPhone 4 display size, and then resized back up to regular iPhone 5 size but the W + display bar was duplicated. And then it crashed. - rönin
Crashing for me, Micah. But it's worked for me previously on my 5S. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Ah, okay, rönin, I appreciate the extra details—thanks. And thanks, Stephen, from what you're saying the os update probably changed the game. - Micah
Btw, I can't replicate any crashes in the simulator, and I only have iPads on had for testing, no phones. But 2 out of 2 help requests I've gotten regarding crashing were on iPhone 5s. Hmm. Not going to be easy to sort out. - Micah
5S with iOS7 crashes. - Anne Bouey
Puppy drop easter egg really has become the best value-add of them all. - Micah
Thanks for the confirmation, Anne. - Micah
Is it a problem on iPhone 5? Don't have a 5S, but my 5 has dev access and I could send you detailed crash logs. - Mark Trapp
Sure, that would be awesome, Mark. Thank you. - Micah
Crashes iOS 7.1.2 on a 5S - Eric Logan from FFHound!
Hm, unfortunately, it works on iPhone 5. :P - Mark Trapp
Thanks, Eric. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Micah, sorry you have to deal with this. I agree it was probably the 7.1.2 update that broke it. Is there anything I can do to help? - Stephen Mack
Stephen, I think you could retrieve and send me your crash report for my app. I think it works as described here: -- Thank you! - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
It's $turtles all the way down. - Mark Trapp
Mark Trapp
So what’s everyone pre-ordering? 6 or 6 Plus?
A barbacoa Chipotle burrito bowl. - Spidra Webster
Hm, does that come with a one-handed mode? - Mark Trapp
Burrito sans bowl would lend itself to one-handed use. - Spidra Webster
Stephen Mack
The Official 2014 KFury Apple Predictions Post -
Kevin writes: "After writing Apple prediction posts for the past 15 years (no, seriously, I predicted the iPad in 2001) I’ve learned that the most accurate predictions are rarely the ones that get the most link-love, but I’m drawn to the task like a moth to the flame, so here goes." - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
I don't see anything in Kevin's predictions that I disagree with. - Stephen Mack
Also, where do you guys wanna discuss tomorrow's conference? We could dust off one of the old Group rooms, maybe. Like - Stephen Mack
No mention about Metal? I think Apple is very slowly making progress in how they handle games. Metal probably won't be a big thing this year, but it's foundational to the future. - Andrew C (✔)
I'd love it if there was something totally out of the blue. "Oh, and one more thing: Introducing the Apple iFlyingCar." - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Apple Pippin's coming back! - Mark Trapp
iPoop - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Kevin did pretty well. No HomeKit, he was off about the 5cs, and about 6+ being later, and not as much Siri news as he predicted, but most of his predictions held up. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I'm going to increasingly and unceasingly split infinitives until they are all conquered.
I just ask for separate infinitives. - Mark Trapp
Ok. I laughed. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
I know I'm dating myself, but man is it easier to split the bill.
Don't most places do separate checks these days? - Mark Trapp
What sorcery is this!? - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
You tell your server you want separate checks and they give a check for each party member. A lot of times I've found they'll just offer it if it looks like you're not family. boom.gif.jpg.png - Mark Trapp
And I thought his point is that if you're eating alone, you never have to split the check. - Jennifer Dittrich
I would love to alternate the checks but I dine with excessive drinkers and I am a non drinker so no thank you, your $75.00 bar tab is yours. Separate checks always for that group. - Janet from FFHound!
The OP is not autobiographical; sole purpose was to pun badly. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Although I guess there's an argument that all writing is autobiographical at some metaphysical level. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Oh. :( - Mark Trapp
Yet, :) - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Oh, I get it. I get jokes. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
I don't know about easy, seems like you worked pretty hard for that solution, don't short change yourself. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Good show, now you're getting it. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
I understand how wikipedia exists. I understand how exists. I don't understand how IMDB exists, currently.
What I mean is what are the mechanics an culture, how does it stay edited? - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
It's edited by the film/TV industry: the pro version is used by agents and casting directors and such. It's also wholly owned by Amazon, so it doesn't exactly need to turn a profit. - Mark Trapp
What documentation is used? They just call up Ron Howard and say "Hey, so who's playing Scott in this Charles in Charge reboot?" - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
I'll bet the movie houses and distributors pay to get their films advertised at the top and sides. - Joe
Yeah, the ads must be a big deal at this point. I vaguely knew there was a pro subscription model with industry people awash. But I still can't picture how updates on classic and obscure stuff get hashed out. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Maybe through the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences? Someone get Jandy over here...she might know. - Corinne L
They have a team of fact checkers to make sure the volunteered data is accurate: phone calls/emails to studios is probably part of it, as well as having contacts throughout the industry. Older stuff can be checked via studio archives and such. Seems like it'd be similar to a film archivist job, just without the preservation of the media themselves. - Mark Trapp
No one's called me for my picture and bio lol. I'm not quite vain enough to buy a pro subscription and remedy it. Is this a humblebrag? Very well, then... I humblebrag. - Brent Schaus
Wait, are you the Brent Schaus from Samurai Warriors 2? - Corinne L
*bribes an unpaid intern in a dank east Hollywood studio apartment to login and add ridiculous but believable facts under Brent Schaus > Trivia* - Micah
That'd be hilarious. I'd help! - Brent Schaus
There's a free 14 day trial for pro. Just enough time to build up Brent's trivia and maybe a few good quotes. - Corinne L
Mark Trapp
"The big problem with the concept of the “gamer” (beyond its meaninglessness—there are far more..." -
“The big problem with the concept of the “gamer” (beyond its meaninglessness—there are far more people who play games than who identify as “gamers”) is that it’s inherently exclusionary on either side of the divide. If you cast judgment on the types of games other people play, finding them not worthy, not fit for a real “gamer”, you’re contributing to the same type of bullying that might have driven you into games in the first place. At the same time, if your appreciation of games leads you to fixate so thoroughly on “game culture” that gaming frames most of your outlook upon life, dictating what you watch, read, talk about or listen to, you’re closing yourself off to most of what the world has to offer. You’re willingly excluding yourself from the larger culture.” - Garrett Martin, “Why We Didn’t Want to Talk About “GamerGate”” - Mark Trapp
holly #ravingfangirl
Finally trying @ApizzaScholls. Margherita, of course. #pizzadance
Finally trying @ApizzaScholls. Margherita, of course. #pizzadance
The reviews weren't exaggerating. - holly #ravingfangirl from iPhone
Heyyyyy, it's apizz'! - Meg VMeg
New all-time favorite, I think. - holly #ravingfangirl from iPhone
How was the wait? - Mark Trapp
none at all - got there within 30 minutes or so of opening. - holly #ravingfangirl
i favorited this on twitter. because i could. - holly #ravingfangirl
Look like enough like the real thing. :D - Xabaras (G.O.) from FFHound!
Man, no wait? I always wanted to try it, but everyone said the wait was horrendous. New mission for next week looks like! - Mark Trapp
seems like right when they open, especially mid-week, is the sweet spot! - holly #ravingfangirl
Hah. I don't always stop to upvote a comment, but when I do... and lo, and behold, it's Denton! Remember, ye friendfeeders of old? :)
Love his comment. - Kevin Johnson from Android
I know, right. - Micah
Date.getYear() vs Date.getFullYear(): oy. I thought PHP's stdlib was the only one that did that with its mysql_escape_string() vs mysql_real_escape_string() silliness. - Mark Trapp
Seeing a random sampling of tweets which I'll paraphrase as, 'all this is brining out my inner libertarian'. Um, dudes, rest assured there are a few other political ideologies that ALSO, you know, define police playing the totalitarian card a fucking horror show.
And it is all dudes. - Micah
Yeah, but some people will never put the "liberal" badge on. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
remind them that "it ain't about you." - MoTO: #TeamMarina
There are a lot of flavors of libertarianism, but I always thought one of the main things libertarians tended to agree the government was good for was public security, and you had to get into anarchism for the rejection of even that. - Mark Trapp
Meg VMeg
I kind of wonder how the celery market sustains itself.
We know it's not due to the marketing (have you seen the Portlandia sketch on the topic?) - Marie from iPhone
peanut butter. its the only explanation - Sir Shuping is just sir
Low overhead. You can grow celery in a glass of water! - Mark Trapp
Oh dear god, am I a walking, breathing episode of Portlandia? It figures. - Meg VMeg
Buy stalks low, sell high. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa - Meg VMeg
Now I feel bad for celery. - Meg VMeg
Forget it, Meg: it's Corn Town. - Mark Trapp
Bwahaha! One of the many things I learned during my Amish romance period was that celery is a big deal with the Amish. - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
#explainyourusername — a vainglorious riddle wrapped in a plagiarized mystery inside an unattributed enigma. PLS RT
Share, like, subscribe, regram. 1 pin = 1 respect - Mark Trapp
Meg VMeg
Every time I see "ISIS", I think it's a reference to Archer.
me too - weelibrarian
One of the primary reasons why I refuse to use ISIL or IS when referring to it. - Mark Trapp
me tooo - jambina
I keep thinking of this: - April Russo
Kevin Fox
Five years!
Long live the FriendFeed! - Brian Johns
The weirdest part is still don't know if FF is on death row or in Shangri-La. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Next major Facebook update: redirecting everyone from Facebook messenger to FriendFeed. Let the 1-star reviews flow! - Mark Trapp
Amit Patel
Crypt of the Necrodancer is a "dance dance roguelike" - Boing Boing -
Crypt of the Necrodancer is a "dance dance roguelike" - Boing Boing
Crypt of the Necrodancer is great. Giant Bomb did a decent 30 minute preview of it a few days ago: - Mark Trapp
Meg VMeg
Dear biking people, please always wear your helmets. Please please please. My friend just got doored, and broke her knee and saw her ankle bone, but her skull is okay because of a helmet. Please.
Ouch. I hope she heals well and quickly. - RepoRat
Gaah. Sorry about her injuries, but hooray for helmets. - Steele Lawman
And make sure you replace your helmet if there's even a chance your head made contact with something during a crash! They're one-time use items. Also replace if you see any visible crackage in the foam or plastic shell, however slight, or if there looks to be permanent indentations. - Mark Trapp
oh jeezus. i'm glad her skull is okay. and what Mark said. - jambina
Luckily, it looks like her corpse ACL didn't tear. - Meg VMeg
they rarely do. - jambina
Yep, there was an all-state swimmer in our community who was skateboarding in front of his house, fell, hit his head, and suffered a TBI. He's been in a semi-vegetative state for the last 3 years. And a fit man in his 50s got knocked off his bike in his neighborhood and suffered a spinal cord injury. Two years later and he's just learning to walk again. Neither were wearing helmets. Helmets are good things ... Even if you don't think you'll be "going fast enough to hurt yourself". - Kristin from iPhone
Says Gmail, on email from my sister.
Weird. What's your sister's name? Where does she live? Do you have her SSN and maiden name? I need it to, uh, investigate this bug. - Stephen Mack
What do you know that I don't know - WHAT DO YOU KNOW, GMAIL?!! - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
"You may have already won! Please respond back with a list of your greatest fears." - Mark Trapp
Meg VMeg
Does anyone have the Roku stick? Does it work okay?
*bump* - Meg VMeg
Oh, now I'm seeing it only works with certain tv's. Nevermind. - Meg VMeg
I don't have one, sorry: I wind up using Apple TV for streaming. Weird that it only works with certain TVs: seems like it should work with anything that has a free HDMI port. - Mark Trapp
Meg VMeg
Stuck in my head for days - Meg VMeg
What. the. fuck? I mean, what the fucking fuck? - Zamms
Jen: "That was problematic." - Zamms
She means awesome. You will crave this. I can't stop. - Meg VMeg
Also, welcome to 2003! How I miss it, in some ways. - Meg VMeg
The lighting could pass for 1977. Why does TV still look so bad in 2003?! - Mark Trapp
I blame Craig Kilborn. For many things. - Meg VMeg
Listening to the original now. - Zamms
Sounds so restrained, no? In comparison? To this effervescence? (Seriously why does the original sound like that? It's like Collective Soul or something) - Meg VMeg
That is now my new profile description. - Zamms
AND ALL THE WORLD IS FOOTBALL SHAPED (your description is very good for Biden) - Meg VMeg
Is this song about BDSM? And anxiety? I haven't checked yet. - Meg VMeg
Um...where does one check for that. - Meg VMeg
It's more or less a stream of consciousness, written specifically to be a chart topper. Here's an interview with Andy Partridge, where he discusses what led him to create the song: - Mark Trapp
You rule. - Meg VMeg
So...yes. - Meg VMeg
Nothing, they just sound like they placed all the speakers facedown on the floor before recording/playing. - Meg VMeg
I could see that. I am not a big CS fan. I saw them for free once. about 17 years ago after their first album. - Joe
This needed to be bumped. - Zamms
oh yes - Meg VMeg
Mandy sure is cute, but I like the XTC MTV version a little better. - Joe
I like that I can always find this just by remembering the word effervescence. - Zamms
Assuming I remember how to spell effervescence. - Zamms
Oh my god, this morning I was going to bump this. - Meg VMeg from Android
I need to bust out my XTC stuff - Steve C Team Marina
This is so good. It's something about how unlikely it is that she knows and likes this song, but she does, so what the fuck are you going to do/say about it. - Meg VMeg
And the eye contact at 3:38-3:45. Like, who knew this was a sexy song? Mandy Moore fucking knew. - Meg VMeg
And has committed to the occasional awkward "OWWW!" against everyone's better advice. - Meg VMeg
The arrangement is so odd. The bouncy cheesy synth in the second verse just KILLS me. Have you seen the track list on the album this is from: - Zamms
I want to listen to this sososososooooo much but everyone's still asleep here .... - LibrarianOnTheLoose
WAKE 'EM UP!!!! - Zamms
Oh wow, no, I didn't realize it was even on an album. How odd. - Meg VMeg
Russ says: "Is that Pat Benetar?" - LibrarianOnTheLoose
Benatar? spelling ish - LibrarianOnTheLoose
holly #ravingfangirl
gave up and turned on the space heater. ಠ_ಠ ಠ_ಠ ಠ_ಠ
It's July. Late July. What is wrong with this picture? - Holly's favorite Anna
I KNOW RIGHT - holly #ravingfangirl
You crazy. - Kristin
Nooooo you'll jinx it! 103 F for the next month! - Mark Trapp
IT'S NOT ME. the HVAC at work is running like it's 103F outside. - holly #ravingfangirl
Ohhh. In that case: to Holly's HVAC at work, nooooo you'll jinx it! - Mark Trapp
can you send some of that heat over my way? #freezing - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
MINE ALL MINE - holly #ravingfangirl
Meg VMeg
So here is a thing I realized about the song "Rocky Raccoon": she calls herself "Lil' McGill" using lil' as a cutesy modifier. It's NOT that she arbitrarily chooses to go by the actual name "Lil" for no real reason, while everyone thinks she's nuts, or that it's a dumb nonsensical rhyme. It does make sense: Lil' Nancy McGill.
One small problem that has been deep in the back of my mind since childhood has now been dispelled. Thank you. - Steele Lawman
I further posit that everyone makes a point of calling her Nancy because she's rather plump (or old?), and not lil' at all, and so calling herself that all the time gets on their nerves. - Meg VMeg
Alternatively, it could be a play on, "What? You mean, lil' old me?" and she's pretending to be innocent in the whole Rocky/Dan matter, but everyone knows that she's not. - Meg VMeg
Huh. I always surmised it was the actual name Lil, but it was her middle name because she hated her first name; everyone called her Nancy anyway because she grew up there and she went by her real first name until she got older. Kinda like how Indiana Jones goes by Indiana, but his father still calls him Junior because Indiana was their dog's name. - Mark Trapp
I feel like the fact that they were in "the black mining hills of Dakota" and later at a "hoedown" (etc. etc.) also backs up the Lil' theory (because of the Western theme). I plan to tweet at Yoko Ono tomorrow. - Meg VMeg
At least I'm not this crazy: - Meg VMeg
Oh my. - Mark Trapp
Holy crap, she does a whole QandA day each Friday: - Meg VMeg
Mark's theory has also always been mine, but I like yours better. Also, please keep us posted. - laura x
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