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Waiting.......... - Micah
............................. - Micah
If you wish to make an app from scratch, you must first compile the Universe. - Mark Trapp
n K should be enough memory for anyone to compile the uni. - Micah
Meg VMeg
Sonofabitch, they're raising my rent by $135/month.
Ouch! - Katy S
Ugh. - Yolanda from Android
fukkity. - jambina
Boo :( - Miriella from Android
GAH - lris
And I can't tell if I forfeit my deposit if I don't sign the lease extension? Because there's this new(?) clause that says I have to give them 60 days notice, and my lease is up in 30 days, but they never sent me a copy of the lease when I renewed last time, so I don't know if the clause was there before. - Meg VMeg
GAH - lris
i remember you trying to track them down last year to get a copy of the lease. - jambina
That sucks. Did your last lease extension look like that, with the 60 days notice clause? If so, then that would probably count as consent to the new terms. Otherwise, unless they had you sign a new agreement with new terms, your original lease should be in effect. But man, you'd probably have to sue them for a chance to see that deposit back. - Mark Trapp
I don't remember what last year's renewal said, and they never sent me a signed copy of it (the increase was only $65, so I didn't think to make a photocopy of my own). The original lease from two years ago doesn't say how much notice I have to give (which is crazy, but I've read it a million times now, and there's nothing there). Do you think it's weird they would give me the easy... more... - Meg VMeg
Ahh, okay, sorry: I misread and thought the extension was different from the renewal for some reason. It's probably a trap, albeit a legal one. With month-to-month agreements, the laws usually prescribe 30 days notice for rent increases, but for fixed-term leases, there's usually no notice required. (At least that's how it is in New York and Oregon: other states may have stronger tenant... more... - Mark Trapp
Yep, that's what I was (sadly) assuming. Calling them tomorrow, hoping that they'll not be jerks. Thanks. - Meg VMeg
**SPOILERS**: Bacteria, yeast, mold.
Candy before dinner. - Mark Trapp
Plot revelations. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Grandparents. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
yogurt, alcohol, cheese - Spidra Webster
^ what is best in life. (also bread.) - John (bird whisperer)
And also chocolate? - Jennifer Dittrich
Funny wings on the backs of cars. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Mo! Come on, I didn't get to the finale yet. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
*mutters .. you never will* - Mo Kargas
The Pacers. The Blackhawks. - Victor Ganata
beer making? - Lnorigb
Mark Trapp
"I just spent more than a week experiencing Soylent, the most joyless new technology to hit the world..." -
“I just spent more than a week experiencing Soylent, the most joyless new technology to hit the world since we first laid eyes on MS-DOS.” - Farhad Manjoo, “The Soylent Revolution Will Not Be Pleasurable.” - Mark Trapp
The taste test video in the article is a haven for other choice quotations: "If this was the only thing on Earth to survive, then what's the point of living, frankly?" - Mark Trapp
Hadn't seen this one before. Bit of a different twist. - Micah
worst 2048 clone ever - Meg VMeg
But... but it's α code. - Micah
☃ - Meg VMeg
sorry, didn't scroll far enough ∶❨ - Meg VMeg
Doesn't have support for Unicode 7.0 and thus is missing U+1F596, the vulcan salute, and U+1F574, MAN IN BUSINESS SUIT LEVITATING. Shut it down. - Mark Trapp
I can't tell if my normcore cred it slipping due to consistency or inconsistency.
Time to bush up on Norm 101: - Mark Trapp
"Bushing up" sounds decidedly non-normcore. - Micah
Maybe your Clavinator has overridden your Normcore. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
I blame pants. - Meg VMeg
Haha. Mark, the baby variation was worth the wait. Never saw that one before. - Micah
"Legal representation you can stake your life on: Pants & Clavinator." - Micah
Mark Trapp
Just turned 30 and all I got was this lousy stomach flu. My body is physically rejecting this milestone!
Congratulations regardless :) - Mo Kargas
Thanks guys. :P I spent the day sitting perfectly still so as not to jostle anything. - Mark Trapp
برو خدا رو شکر کن ایدز نگرفتی :دی - ووووزلا
Happy birthday, young'n! - Spidra Webster
Happy birthday and feel better! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
You can eat your cake and have it too! Wait... - Melly - #TeamMarina
PS. Happy Birthday! And I do hope you feel better soon ;o) - Melly - #TeamMarina
I hereby retract all the stupid shit my future self publicly stated. WOW, COOL — ALL FIXED.
retract, or PRE-tract? Thank you, I'll be here all week. - Mark Trapp
Amit Patel
Pluto has five moons?! - Amit Patel
The fifth one was discovered when Hubble was looking for potential hazards for the already-launched New Horizons probe: It's going to be interesting to see what New Horizons finds when it actually gets there. Maybe it has rings! - Mark Trapp
Looking forward to it! - Amit Patel
Mark Trapp
Apparently all water in Portland is boil-only, and has been since Tuesday. Guess who drinks 4 liters of tap water a day and just found out?
boooooooo - Meg VMeg
*taps out* - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Apparently it's been contaminated since Tuesday, but they only issued the boil warning this morning. I was busy working and not checking the outside world. The age-old adage: if you work too much, someone poops in your drinking water and you find out belatedly. - Mark Trapp
Is this related to the guy peeing in the reservoir? ETA: Sorry, I could google that. - Meg VMeg
Nah, separate incident. More fuel for the fire that the reservoirs should be sealed off ASAP, though. - Mark Trapp
Some of the tweets about it are hilarious. - vicster: full-bodied
vic, your storify cracked me up! - holly #ravingfangirl
Sorry about that giardia - but sweet tweet stream! - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
All the world's a stream and we are merely tweeters. vicster/holly: link to the storify? - Mark Trapp
Excellent, thanks! "The dream of the 1890s is alive in Portland" Ah I love you, Portland. - Mark Trapp
that Storify is great, vicster! - Marie
What's the best way to send boiled water to Oregon - Fedex? USPS?
Artisanal free-range bike messenger. - Mark Trapp
On it. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Something something Oregon trail something dysentery something. - Johnny from iPhone
holly #ravingfangirl
"What was found in the Portland water supply were trace amounts of non-pathogenic coliform bacteria. Animals, because of their lifestyle choices, are exposed to this every day."
LIFESTYLE. CHOICES. x________________x - holly #ravingfangirl
Jeez. I don't care if animals drink contaminated water, I just wish they didn't have to be so public about it. - Mark Trapp
They choose to be contaminated! - Andy
lifestyle choices . . . holly, I agree. - Friar Will
It was all the goats, wasn't it? Or maybe all of those free-ranging chickens. - Jennifer Dittrich
Sheesh. How can they live like that. Animals! - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Stephen Mack
I'm doing an industry best standards survey for uptime measurement. If you work on service uptime measurement yourself, or know who at your company in operations or IT who measures uptime, would you be willing to discuss your measurement techniques with me?
(I'm interested in if your service uptime measurement follows any standards such as ITIL, if you use a seat-minutes model or a minutes down per period model, and what standards you use to determine if an outage counts against uptime or not.) - Stephen Mack
Not sure how helpful it is, but at my last job (pre Jan this year) running the IT for an enterprise SaaS, our SLA specified uptime used the minutes down per period (specifically, 4 hours(!) per month). We counted all outages not directly caused by the client themselves as periods of unavailability. We checked every 15 seconds to ensure a suite of pages returned an HTTP 200 in under a... more... - Mark Trapp
Mark, that's very helpful, thanks. - Stephen Mack
Stephen Mack
The plural of anecdotes is not data, it's anecdoteses.
Anecdota, the next big game from Valve. - Mark Trapp from iPhone
I don't know if I'll remember that in my anecdotage. - Spidra Webster
My anectatertots are delicious. Or so someone told me. - Akiva
Mairzy doats and anec doats and liddle lamzy divey. - Stephen Mack
Anecdotatas? Wait…. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Anecgoatse. >_> - Jenny H. from Android
the plural of anecdotes is old folks' home - Pete : Team Marina
Mairzydotes and anecdotes and little lambs eat ivy.... - Spidra Webster
Mark Trapp
If alive today, I’m sure Sartre’d agree that hell is other people commenting on a video before finishing it asking questions answered in it.
Hell is having to watch a ten minute video for something that could've been explained with one paragraph of text, for everything, forever. - Victor Ganata
Sure, but that's a different kind of hell than I'm thinking of. I'm mostly referencing videos (and podcasts, for that matter) that exist for entertainment and comments on those to the effect of "I'm not done watching, but I hope X happens" or "Why didn't X happen?" when, if they finished watching the video instead of racing to the comment section, they'd clearly see X did, in fact, happen. I dunno, it reminds me of people who talk loudly in the theater asking what's going on instead of just watching. - Mark Trapp
Stephen Mack
Avoiding the computer terms "Master" and "Slave" -
Avoiding the computer terms "Master" and "Slave"
At work on Friday, during a morning meeting discussing outages, one of the newer members of the team made the request that we stop using the words "master" and "slave" for server configurations. I thought this request was perfectly reasonable. - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
The link is to Jason Baldridge's essay on the topic, "When words are racially insensitive." I think his concluding paragraph is insightful: "Some people seem to get quite offended by statements like “word X is racist in such-and-such context, so don’t use it that way.” Why? My guess is that quite often the offended person thinks “I’m not racist, but I’ve used that word in that way, so... more... - Stephen Mack
In 2003, L.A. County made headlines after their purchasing department sent a memo to vendors requesting different words: "Faced with an avalanche of complaints from vendors and the general public, Sandoval told Reuters in an interview that his memo was intended as 'nothing more than a request' and not an ultimatum or policy... more... - Stephen Mack
An attempt to discuss on Stack Exchange went nowhere: - Stephen Mack
This forum post on the Blacks in Technology site had some interesting discussion: - Stephen Mack
Most sites posting about the L.A. County request from 2003 thought it was ridiculous, as exemplified by the comments on this post from Joel on Software: - Stephen Mack
I just discussed master/slave configurations with PLC networks. Changing the terminology would lead to confusion unless the entire industry would agree. And even then, there would still be legacy equipment for many decades. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Every now and then I found bugs posted for specific software saying the code should be updated to remove that terminology, but those bugs generally were rejected. - Stephen Mack
And then there's Reddit: - Stephen Mack
Oh man, my name is on that Programmers Stack Exchange question! If I recall (it was three years ago), I voted to close it because people were just guessing and arguing about whether it was PC in the comments instead of providing any expert opinion. Stack Overflow has the same question with what I believe is the correct term pair these days, parent/child, with other generally acceptable alternatives: - Mark Trapp
I have to admit, my brain immediately went with "dom" and "sub" (it's still hierarchical, but in theory, it's a completely consensual relationship) but I don't know if BDSM practitioners would appreciate the appropriation. But in general, I really don't know why people have such an incredible problem with someone requesting "Could you please not use those words around me?" You certainly don't have to comply, but you also don't get to dictate how people will feel about you not acceding to such a request. - Victor Ganata
I wonder why motherboard/daughterboard stuck but that relationship concept didn't transfer to other similar hierarchies in IT. - Victor Ganata
Stephan, he proposed "primary" and "secondary" for our own internal use, which I think would be accurate terminology and not very confusing. Granted, the legacy equipment would be there, but it would be phased out over time possibly. Remember when SATA drives always were making you set them as master or slave? I'm glad we don't have to deal with that technology any more -- and that the terminology also has expired is just a bonus. - Stephen Mack
I like Primary/Secondary, better than parent/child, considering parent/child is more prominently hierarchical. - NOT THE CRICKET
Mark, that's funny you're on that question! I think about how there are all these leaves on the tree, some with our names painted on it (a metaphor from an old Roger Zelazny book). Whenever I run across some old site with some old comment from me, I think about that. - Stephen Mack
Victor: Good question with motherboard/daughterboard. - Stephen Mack
Victor: Generally, if someone asks me to not use particularly terminology because they find it offensive, I will comply regardless of whether or not I think it's offensive to me, because I prefer not to offend others. So what you write makes sense and resonates with me. - Stephen Mack
Jimminy, yeah, plus then you get into "killing children" or whatever... :) - Stephen Mack
Of course I don't care when intent is clearly in a different context. I've just had way too many stupid requests to about stuff of questionable insensitivity; I was once asked to stop referring to black mana in MtG as black because that was apparently offensive. - NOT THE CRICKET
I agree Stephen that it would eventually phase out. Except industrial equipment tends to lasts many decades. But primary/secondary would not adequately describe the relationship where a master rules the bus and a slave responds to a request from a master. But I guess it could be a matter of having large companies push any new terminology. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
it's alot like life, this bus that we're on... - Big Joe Silence
Some pushback at work at the proposal to change the terminology. These will be some interesting discussions. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Male/female connectors are on their way, it's a matter of months - Craiv
Amit Patel
The drive up to Grotto Falls was unexpectedly annoying. I didn't realize the last six miles would be gravel. On the side of a mountain. With no guard rails. And the trail to the falls was unmarked, so I ended up going past it. And then the road became overgrown, narrow, and covered in rocks.
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I couldn't turn around so I had to drive in reverse down a gravel road on the side of a mountain. Ugh. - Amit Patel
But the falls themselves were quite pretty so I'm glad I went. - Amit Patel
Oh man, thinking about what would happen if a vehicle was coming from the other direction gives me the heebie jeebies. - Mark Trapp
Mark: panic panic :) - Amit Patel
Those are the fun roads! - Todd Hoff
Haha! I would've had more fun if it wasn't in a low-riding sports car ;) - Amit Patel
Kevin Fox
So Snowden has a deck of secrets that he plays one-by-one when each fits in best with current news cycles. Wonder what big cards remain...
I thought I saw somewhere that he had turned everything over to the journalists and had no say in what got released when. - Brian Johns
Brian: that's correct. He released all the data to either Glenn Greenwald (who then disseminated it to other news outlets) or to a number of news outlets directly sometime before being granted Russian asylum. In fact, the terms for his asylum from Putin were that he stop leaking secrets. Paul Fahri at the Washington Post reported that it's taking forever to release all the secrets... more... - Mark Trapp
Speaking of which, isn't his year almost over? Then what? - Brian Johns
He can renew his asylum application every year indefinitely/until he's eligible to become a Russian citizen, and Russian lawmakers have said they have no intention of expelling him. - Mark Trapp
Stephen Mack
On Christopher Evan Welch’s Last "Silicon Valley" Episode [Vulture] -
On Christopher Evan Welch’s Last "Silicon Valley" Episode [Vulture]
From the article: "Last night's Silicon Valley was Christopher Evan Welch's last. Because after shooting five episodes playing the show's best and most interesting character, Welch couldn't go on, as a result of complications stemming from the cancer that would eventually kill him." - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
Very sad. RIP. His portrayal of this character really was brilliant. - Stephen Mack
Wow, had no idea. Easily the best character on the show. - Mark Trapp
Such a flexible actor -- he had such a wide range: - Stephen Mack
He was amazing. - Laura Norvig from iPhone
I actually didn't like his character until the Burger King scene and then suddenly it all made sense. - Akiva
holly #ravingfangirl
Current mental status: out of your damn mind. - Kristin
GIDDY, I SAY. - holly #ravingfangirl
Oh, I see ... you wanted us to look at Saturday and Sunday. NOW I see why you're giddy!!! - Kristin
cuckoopants. - holly #ravingfangirl
:(-ing as hard as I possibly can. May have to move to the Yukon at this rate. - Mark Trapp
:( forecast for me is 89°F 95°F 98°F 95°F 86°F - Amit Patel
Mark Trapp
RT @e_dythe: Larry Wilmore to take 'Colbert Report' slot
RT @e_dythe: Larry Wilmore to take 'Colbert Report' slot
I think it will be really good. I can't wait! - Chris Topher
The New York Times is reporting that it'll be a scripted panel show: Seems interesting: wonder if that format's been used before. - Mark Trapp
John Lilly
Wow, Bret promoted to CTO at Facebook - smart, great guy. Congrats!
Thanks, John :) - Bret Taylor
@Bret. Congratz Bret.. - Ozgur Demir
Bret, well deserved! You're perfect for the position. - Jesse Stay
Super happy for you - incredibly well deserved. But I still want to get you working on another startup! Want to find something to do together. Looking for board stuff for you, too. - John Lilly from email
Congrats, Bret! - Mark Trapp
Now to see if Bret can take that confusing Facebook interface and make it into something nice like, for example, friendfeed. - Sue - Friendfeed is best
The Facebook "Lite" version helped simplify the interface, hopefully some of those concepts will make it into the standard design. - Mike Chelen
TechCrunch called it the Friendfeedification of Facebook. That can only be a good thing. Congrats! - Eric - Poppa Large
Congratulations Bret! - Atul Arora
BT and FF did 'open' in the healthy, right, & honest way. Here's to bringing that positive force to a pretty unhealthy & confused company. Serious congratulations! Now... what would you do if you were CEO, Bret? That's what you need to do, starting today. - Christopher Galtenberg
Congrats, Bret! - Kol Tregaskes
Good on ya, Bret!! :) - Skye Miller
Congrats Bret! - Bojan Babic
holly #ravingfangirl
WELP, looks like i am digging into some PHP tonight. #pleaseletitbeaneasyfix
What are you trying to do? - Mark Trapp
i have a form mailer on the website that makes the email address of the submitter the "from" address of the email, and since Yahoo/AOL no longer allow their addresses to be spoofed, I need to change the mailer so it uses our email as the from address. I think I've found what I need to change - just need to try it and see if I break everything :) - holly #ravingfangirl
A menagerie of collective nouns.
A parliament of pronouns. - Mark Trapp
Stephen Mack
storey (UK): A floor or level of a building or ship. (Example: "For superstitious reasons, many buildings number their 13th storey as 14, bypassing 13 entirely.") - [Wiktionary] -
Alternative forms: "story" (US) - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
There are some things that I never can get straight. Thirty-five years after leaving England, I've got the colour/color thing sorted, and no longer misspell defence/defense nearly as often. But I just got freaked out that we don't say "storey" in America when referring to floors of a building, we say "story." Why? The extra e is useful to distinguish the two words, right? - Stephen Mack
What's the plural of 'storey'? - Neal Krummell
It gets worse. In most of the U.S., the first story of a building is the ground floor. I don't believe that's true in a lot of other places, where it's the first story *above* the ground floor. - Walt Crawford
Why on earth would you confuddle yourselves like that? - Marina's Godmother :-)
We are a confusing people, we English-speaking USicans. - Stephen Mack
Walt, that seems weird to me. First story is ground floor, second story is first floor. Maybe it's my arch background, but story for me is used for a physical count of floors, while a floor is figure for what level you're on, starting zero-indexed with the ground floor or lobby. - NOT THE CRICKET
I'm surprised there isn't any mention about pants and trousers. >_> - Arlan K.
and purses! ;-) - Marina's Godmother :-)
He pants when he misses the lift and runs up the escalator because pantalones are on the third storey. Unfortunately, he rips his trousers. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I have to say that, while I increasingly suspect The Economist has its own Ministry of Silly Wordings, it keeps reminding me that it isn't just the American version of English that's peculiar. - Walt Crawford
Most streets here don't have a number 13. Is that the same in the US? - Marina's Godmother :-)
Tyre. TYRE. WHY THE Y - Mark Trapp
Because it makes "pyres of tyres" look better. - NOT THE CRICKET
because you tire of your tyres going flat! - Marina's Godmother :-)
Helen: though I can't for the life of me think of building with the number 13, I've never heard of that being a thing here in the US. Omitting the 13th story in a building sure, but not the 13th lot on a street. - Mark Trapp
I haven't either (that is, avoiding 13 as the seventh odd-numbered lot on a street)--and I have to say that a fair number of hotels and office buildings ***do*** have a 13th floor, marked as 13 on the elevator. It's not a majority, but it's not unheard of. - Walt Crawford
For many modern U.S. cities, the street numbers are 3-digit (or 4-digit for major thoroughfares) that start at 100, so skipping 13 is a non-issue. - Stephen Mack
But do they skip 213, 2013, etc? I honestly don't know; I'll have to start paying attention. (I still see the occasional two-digit-numbers first-block street, but you're right, it's fairly rare.) - Walt Crawford
I used to live on a 13th street. That might explain some things about me. - Joe
I was about to ask if it wasn't confusing, spelling it "story", but then I remembered what language it is we all speak :-) - Slippy
Google maps confirms many 1313 Mockingbird Lanes. This makes me happy. Now I need to look at all the houses in Street View. :) - Ken Morley
There are so many problems with Hobbit 2 that I don't know where to begin. Too exhausting to think about.
I think the root of the problems stems from less than 30 minutes of the 2 hour 47 minute runtime actually occurred in the book. - Mark Trapp from iPhone
I'm a big Tolkien fan, and I really like the LotR movies, but I have found it impossible to bring myself to care about The Hobbit movies at all. I haven't seen any of it and I'm coo' wit' dat. - Akiva
Mark, it's assailable even without considering how it fails as an adaptation—the wheels come off as a narrative film, period. From the two steps forward, one step back pacing to flat out amateur moments of editing—EYELINE, LEGOLAS, EYELINE! The barrel escape was like a video game sequence, rocketing full throttle into parody of the genre. I need to stop now. - Micah
Oh. One point of redemption: Count the dramatic-stare-into-the-middle-distance-Thorin with locks of hair flowing in the wind like Fabio on a Harlequin book cover—that's the making of a rock solid drinking game. - Micah
Oh I agree (both about Thorin and the wheels falling off), Cinema Sins had a nice rundown of mostly everything wrong there: I guess what I was pointing to was that while Jackson can do a serviceable-to-great job when he's sticking to Tolkien's source material, he is pretty awful when it comes to anything else. To me, the weakest parts of LotR and the Hobbit 1 were when he was straying from the path and trying to leave his creative writing mark. - Mark Trapp
Yep, good point. I understand the temptation for Jackson, it's human. Too bad it's so often a losing proposition. - Micah
I don't understand why it needs to be three (2.5 hour+ long) movies. - Derrick
Don't worry. The next movie is only a couple of chapters long: 15 minutes tops. - lris
Derrick: Because that's the kind of movie Jackson makes, and he's getting away with it. I imagine the Superduper Blu-ray Extended Versions will be >3 hours each. (As for a couple of chapters: "Meanwhile, in Slightly Upper Middle Earth...") - Walt Crawford
D, because 3 billion dollar movies is better than 1 or 2. - NOT THE CRICKET
Not if you don't go see them. - Derrick
Sad Keanu + Fabio = Thorin in Hobbit II.
I was getting more of a more angsty version of John Travolta from Battlefield Earth vibe. - Mark Trapp
holly #ravingfangirl
if you have to drop so many letters from the words in your tweet that it's like doing a puzzle to decipher it, YOUR MESSAGE IS TOO LONG FOR A TWEET.
Crz tk. - Zamms
I just slide all those vowel-absent words into each other until they add up to 2048. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
I agree (cont. 1/49) - Mark Trapp
Hll lvs btch. - Kristin from iPhone
Mark Trapp
The option for a single vodcast in iTunes is "Mark as Watched", but the option for a whole vodcast channel is "Mark All as Played." *twitch*
It's represented as a playlist, and iTunes doesn't do a content check on all items. There's a lot of horrible normalization on lists. There could be an audio file in the playlist, so it would be incorrect to mark all as watched. I guess they could go with the informal played for all individual content files. - NOT THE CRICKET
Yes, Played for both. There should be consistency. <insert appeal to Steve Jobs's ghost here> - Mark Trapp
Players only love you when they're playin'. --fleetwood.mac - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
You watch a vodcast but if you're through with an entire channel, it's "played out". ;-) - Spidra Webster
"A man facing deportation from Sweden has been granted a temporary reprieve after fellow passengers aboard his flight to Iran prevented it from taking off by refusing to fasten their seat belts."
Bedlam! - Mark Trapp
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