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Micah
*organizing bathroom drawer* And THIS toothbrush is the Keep My Upper Bicuspids Clean Czar.
OMC is my Howbi czar. - Mark Trapp
Meg VMeg
DEAR NYTIMES, SHE CALLED THE FUCKING *CDC* BEFORE GETTING ON THE PLANE (BECAUSE SHE'S A FUCKING *NURSE*) AND SHE WAS CLEARED TO FLY. SO CHECK YOUR STORY BEFORE MAKING IT SOUND LIKE SHE'S AN IDIOT. LOVE, MEG
Iain - locked out of ff
IT IS LIKE 2006 ALL OVER AGAIN
Welcome to Friendfeed. Stay a while. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Hey guys, you hear about this thing called "Twitter"? It'll die off in a few months: nowhere near the features of FriendFeed. - Mark Trapp
Why, ello there. - Joe
You look familiar. I think I know you from somewhere. :D - April Russo
Facebook, it's what the kids are using. - Eric - It's My Thing
The service is still in beta, though. - Andrew C (✔)
Double-beta. Treble-beta? - Meg VMeg
It will be shut off any day now. The end is nigh! - Mr. The Jason Fleming from Android
holly #ravingfangirl
minecraft villagers are the ultimate judgers. #hrm #hrm
Meg VMeg
Did anyone here ever try that terrifying recipe where you make dulce de leche by boiling a can of sweetened condensed milk? And maybe it explodes? http://thetoughcookie.com/2014...
When I was little, my friend Gina's grandma used to make it that way. No cans ever exploded. - Jennifer Dittrich
that sounds like a fun experiment to do in a friend's kitchen. - kendrak
I think these days you can just buy precooked cans of dulce de leche, or at least in Latin markets or big supermarkets with a decent Latin items aisle. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
Yes. We use it for caramel tart. - Johnny from iPhone
My friend makes caramel for dipping that way, but she uses a slow cooker. I haven't tried it myself, but the results are so good. - Corinne L
Ah, slow cooker is smart. - Meg VMeg
have you read Sweet Potato Queens? mentioned there prominently as "danger sauce" I still want to try it. - Christina Pikas
I learned that trick in Zimbabwe. We made all sorts of desserts but by far my favorite is to just dip the spoon in the can. "Danger sauce" is a great name I think I'll adopt it. - Lnorigb from FFHound!
I make that all the time, for banoffi pie (banana toffee). - Iain - locked out of ff
And it never explodes? - Meg VMeg
No, not so long as you keep an eye on the pan, and never let it boil dry. You don't have it on a rolling boil, but it's still a bit of a leap of faith. You have to trust that it'll be OK, and it will. - Iain - locked out of ff
Just keep a kettle with boiling water in it, ready to go. That way, you can keep topping up the level of water in the pan with the condensed milk cans - Iain - locked out of ff
My parent's made it a few times. No explosions. - Holly's favorite Anna from Android
I've done it. I also emptied a can of condensed milk into a pan. Bake it for 60-90 minutes, stirring every 30. It was delicious! - Gabrielle from FFHound(roid)!
my cousin exploded a can, but that's because she wasn't keeping an eye on it and let it boil dry. she's the only person i've ever heard of who had a can explode. - ~Courtney F
Micah
Curiously, a full half hour before supper, 9yo asks to say grace at the meal. [30 minutes later] 9yo: "..... Two mice fall into a bucket of cream..."
Did you concur? - Mark Trapp
No, too distracted - I couldn't keep my eyes off his pinstripes. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Meg VMeg
The immediate quality of my relationship with my parents is contingent upon however the fuck their VOIP/speakerphone combo chooses to behave.
Sometimes it's like yelling into the void. With lots of pauses. And you say, "No, you first." A million times. - Meg VMeg
Amit Patel
I decided to plot the Basal Metabolic Rates from wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...)
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I drew the Harris-Benedict, Revised Harris-Benedict, and Miffler St Jeor formulas, male and female variants. - Amit Patel
Observation 1: the two Harris-Benedict formulas (thin lines) are *quite* different for men and women. The Miffler St Jeor formula has a different constant but the slope is the same. - Amit Patel
Observation 2: the old and new Harris-Benedict formulas are quite similar; they almost overlap. - Amit Patel
Observation 3: for the getting the same number of calories (eating minus exercise), women will weigh a *lot* more than men. 40 lb if you believe Miffler St Jeor and up to 70 lb if you believe Harris-Benedict. - Amit Patel
This screenshot doesn't take into account the effects of age or height; I might build an interactive version that lets me put those in. - Amit Patel
Ok, I implemented the diagrams and they were far less interesting than I hoped, and probably a waste of time. But I got some answers to my questions. If using the Miffler St Jeor formulas: (1) each +5 cal eaten daily translates to +1 lb (!unbelievable!); (2) each year you get +1 lb heavier, if calories stay fixed; (3) each year if you want your weight to stay steady you need to adjust diet/exercise -5 cal/day. - Amit Patel
I'm mostly staring at this in disbelief. Did I do the calculations wrong? Or is all you have to do to lose 1lb to eat FIVE CALORIES less (every day)? - Amit Patel
I think that might be right, it's 1-3 days fasting. And I know, from second hand experience, that sustained fasting can cut about 30lbs in 2-3 weeks, (~1.5lb/day, in the first week it's possible to see closer to ~2lb/day). On a yearly basis though, that 1lb will most likely be obscured by water variance. - NOT THE CRICKET
It's interesting that Mifflin is pretty much just a simplified combined average of male and female Harris-Benedict, but has a significant bias on height. - NOT THE CRICKET
Yeah, it's weird how different these models are … - Amit Patel
"The rest of the variation (26.7%) was unexplained." WE KNOW NOTHING. - Stephen Mack
Meg VMeg
Do you guys ever daydream that one day FriendFeed will get emancipated from Facebook, in, like, a "no hard feelings" kind of a way, and then the whole world will realize how great it is, and they'll all sign up, and then we'll be, like, the rock star elders of FriendFeed, and everyone will love and worship us?
Everything up to "and then the whole world" sounded pretty good. - Vampire Hunter DYSP from Android
I wish FF would get minor feature updates, at least. New Twitter API (?), Vine and Instagram video integration, HTTPS for Youtube, a bookmarklet that can handle whatever weird thing Tumblr does for photo gallery pages. - Andrew C (✔)
Yes. All the time. Although only if it stays sort of the same, or I get some kind of old-skool privileges like free lifetime ad-free membership. - laura x
Nope, for two reasons. One, "ad-free" would not be in the story, not unless it was a fee operation (you know, The Well is still around...). Two, I don't think we could have the sometimes-frank, lively, open, effective, non-trollish discussions we do if there were 100 million people on FriendFeed. (Take, for example, some of the librarian groups on FB. Please.) - Walt Crawford
as long as I'm dreaming up features, I'd like to have newlines in comments (I realize this can be abused), newlines preserved from imported content like Twitter, and some amount of optional markup, or at least spoilers markup. - Andrew C (✔)
Andrew, new lines are preserved when posted - ffhound app displays then appropriately (well, android app, not sure about ios version anymore). - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Meg, to be honest - yes. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Kind of like how Bill and Ted and the Wyld Stallyns band is so revered in the future. - Joe
I have daydreams of hiring Jimminy and setting up FF2 when/if FB ever gives up on this place. But there's no viable business model. The closest would be donations. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Stephen, how much would it cost? - Meg VMeg
Bandwidth and hosting is likely costing FB at least $5k a month. A part-time sysadmin at least that as well. Any development costs would be double or triple that just for maintenance and minor features. If we can't raise $100k a year it's not worth even considering. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Huh. What if we sold ads that only showed up if people weren't logged in? And never fixed/added any of the stuff Andrew wants (sorry Andrew)? And got Blake to host it http://friendfeed.com/blakest... (sorry Blake) - Meg VMeg
I would pay for FF. - laura x from iPhone
I would pay for FF. - Heather Piwowar from iPhone
Yep, me too. I was thinking of how Metafilter is partly pay-what-you-will now, in addition to ads for non-members and for members who choose not to turn them off. - Meg VMeg
What if FB just relaunched FF with a new name and a graphical refresh? Like, "Hey", with a condensed Helvetica logo, all in black and white? #takethatEllo - Andrew C (✔)
Stephen, I dream of hiring Jimminy too. Maybe he could help add functionality to a Buddypress site? - Mary B: #TeamMonique
The guy developing hey just followed me on ello. Is hey a thing? - Joe
Meg VMeg
It gets easier once you remember that no one remembers anything you remember.
Meg VMeg
Holy crap, I got cited in the 2014 IPCC report.
linky? (which I typed first as "oinky" and just, no.) - RepoRat
Well, not that prominently, but still: http://ipcc-wg2.gov/AR5... (it's Keener et al.) - Meg VMeg
Twice. I think that's pretty impressive! - RepoRat
Awesome! - Jenny H. from Android
Amit Patel
Android Fragmentation Report August 2014 - OpenSignal - http://opensignal.com/reports...
Lots of charts about Android. - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
Meg VMeg
King of desks! (FOREVER AND EVER) And desk of desks! (HALLELUJAH HALLELUJAH)
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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.) - LB put a spell on you. from Android
Yeah, that was the other King of Desks song. :P - April Russo
Micah
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)!
holly #ravingfangirl
neat! got a hit in the unclaimed property database!
and this address the company had... i don't even know what they were thinking. - holly #ravingfangirl
Ooh! What do you have coming to you? - LB put a spell on you. from Android
$$$$$ more than $100 is all I know right now. i'll take it! - holly #ravingfangirl
$1900 !!!!!! - holly #ravingfangirl
Yowza! Extra ice cream sundae! - Marie
holy crap! - Meg VMeg
that's what i said! - holly #ravingfangirl
Wowza! I have $62 I still need to claim. - laura x from iPhone
Hmm, feel like I'm missing out on something. - (Curtis) Alan Jackson from Android
Huh...my little brother has some $$ in IN, just sent him an email about this. Also my great-uncle and his wife apparently have a fair amount, but I don't think I have any way to reach them. - Hedgehog
What is this thing and how do I sign up? - lris
check your state's unclaimed property database. :) - holly #ravingfangirl
If you've ever lived or done business in other states, check theirs, too. I found one from when I lived in Michigan years ago. - bentley
oh yeah, that too! - holly #ravingfangirl
holly #ravingfangirl
Finally trying @ApizzaScholls. Margherita, of course. #pizzadance http://t.co/WxtI0nPshk
Finally trying @ApizzaScholls. Margherita, of course. #pizzadance http://t.co/WxtI0nPshk
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
Anne Bouey
6.0 Earthquake centered a few miles away did some damage here.
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I was like "HOLY HELL!!!1!1!" until I realised the portrait photos are landscape here :) - Johnny from iPhone
Whoa. Everybody okay? - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
Hope y'all are ok. - Kirsten from Android
Non-human damage is doable. Glad you are okay. - Janet
Everyone is fine. Despite what the photos show, the house didn't flip over! Pics just showed up sideways. :) - Anne Bouey from iPhone
When I saw the epicenter, I wondered if you guys were unscathed. Glad to hear. - Anika
Power is out so we'll see if there's damage to the house in daylight. - Anne Bouey from iPhone
that poor pineapple ;) (glad everyone is ok) - ellbeecee from Android
Glad you're okay. - MoTO: Team Marina
Glad everyone is okay. Stay safe! - Kristin from iPhone
I didn't think it was that big! It woke us up, but I was thinking it was in the 4.x range. I'm glad you are okay and hope that, in the daylight, the damage isn't worse. - vicster: full-bodied
Glad you're OK. - Eric Logan
I'm glad you guys are okay. - NOT THE CRICKET
Glad you're all ok! - Mary Carmen from iPhone
But how is the beautiful deck??? Oh and the kitty? :) - Steve C Team Marina
Very glad you guys are okay. You were the first person I thought of when I heard where it was. *hugs* - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Yeesh. Felt it here in Sac so I knew it had to be a big one. Glad you're okay, Anne. - Corinne L
Just saw the news and raced to check in. I'm glad you're okay! - joey
Glad you're ok! I now understand why the previous owners of my house had baby proofing on lower AND upper cabinets. Wondering if I should put them back on... - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
^ Good idea - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
((((Anne)))) - Valz 4 TEAMMARINA
Earthquake putty for display items. Can't recommend it enough <3 - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Glad you're OK. "hugs" - #cryptic from FFHound(roid)!
(((( )))) ... hope you are doing OK!! - Sepi ⌘ سپی
Glad to hear you're OK! - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Scary. I felt it all the way down here in Watsonville. - Rodfather from Android
glad you all are ok! - holly #ravingfangirl
Happy to hear that no one was hurt! - Jenny H. from Android
Micah
This Vine right here: https://twitter.com/campbel...
Don't miss this - turn audio on. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
I saw a still of this last night. That is cool as hell. St. Louis, I love you. - MoTO: Team Marina
Meg VMeg
The smoke alarm says, "Fire fire fire," in a calm lady voice, on top of the usual beeeeeep. Seems like overkill? I had never heard this before. For a second, I thought my roommate was making fun of the alarm.
I guess so you don't confuse it with a hypothetical CO detector? But what does that one say then? - Meg VMeg
Also, IT'S NOT FIRE, IT'S COOKIE BRITTLE, LADY. - Meg VMeg
Cookie brittle? - kendrak from Android
Rude alert! Rude alert! An electrical fire has knocked out my voice recognition unicycle! Many Wurlitzers are missing from my database. Abandon shop! This is not a daffodil. Repeat, this is not a daffodil. - bentley
WHAT DID YOUR FATHER TEACH YOU WHAT DID YOUR FATHER TEACH YOU WHAT DID YOUR FATHER TEACH YOU WHAT DID YOUR FATHER TEACH YOU - Meg VMeg
"FIRE! FIRE! BURING THE DANCE FLOOR" - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
The combo CO/Smoke alarms do say "Fire, fire, fire" and not just beep, when they detect smoke...at least mine does. But it doesn't know the difference between fire and a pan full of tater tots & fish sticks, or pancakes, or steak, or sometimes pizza. (I hate having a smoke detector in my kitchen) - April Russo
Time to take the batteries out and pray the thing isn't hard wired. - laura x from iPhone
April, do you know what it's supposed to say if there's excess CO? "Carbon monoxide carbon monoxide carbon monoxide" (say *that* three times fast)? - Meg VMeg
mine yells Fire! Feu! Fire! Feu!. Apparently voices wake people up better than beeps. - weelibrarian
They did a study a couple of years ago and found that kids just don't hear the fire alarm when they're asleep. This link is to a similar study 8 years ago. https://www.techdirt.com/article... - bentley
Meg, thankfully, I have never heard it NOT say "Fire, Fire, Fire" or go off when my hubby wasn't cooking something. - April Russo
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. http://www.amishfamilyvalues.com/amish... - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
Micah
OH [boys watching Battleship downstairs]: "Why is there only one female in this movie?" Welp, looks like it's time for "The (Bechdel) Talk".
Great opener: compare "Thor" with "The Avengers." Pretty good examples of movies with similar themes and content, one passes easily, the other doesn't. - Jennifer Dittrich
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: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki... - April Russo
Meg VMeg
Got tailed by neighborhood security for taking phone pics (from the sidewalk!) of some of the crazy mansions. Lol, dude, don't put crazy mansions in the middle of Brooklyn then. Sorry I'm reusing an IKEA bag and wearing sneakers with no socks.
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wow. gorgeous. - jambina
It is unreal. I could look at them for hours. So many strange porches and columns and cupolas. Cupolae? - Meg VMeg
Are you in the Bay Ridge section? *cough* mafia *cough - Janet from FFHound!
Wow, these are in Brooklyn ? I can't even imagine what they cost and what taxes must be - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Kensington? Midwood? - ♫Robot Chicken, Trainer♫ from FFHound!
Ditmas Park! It looks like they go for anywhere $1-3million: http://ny.curbed.com/archive... No idea what the taxes would be like. - Meg VMeg
Amit Patel
Crypt of the Necrodancer is a "dance dance roguelike" - Boing Boing - http://boingboing.net/2014...
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: http://www.giantbomb.com/videos... - 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
Meg VMeg
I've become one of the unabashed, single-party phone-readers at restaurants. I tip well, at least?
I usually go with that. - Julian
HEY ME TOO - jambina
Thirded. - RepoRat
Same, here. And I tip especially well at the places that the waitstaff don't bother me while I read. - Katy S from iPhone
I too am in your club! - Janet from FFHound!
Me too - am in fact doing that right now at a random pizza joint in Bryn Mawr. Also helps with avoiding conversation with others at the bar (when I want to avoid conversation). - Sarah from FreshFeed
me too - ellbeecee
Yup, mostly at lunch and more on the iPad. I tip well if they leave me alone except for endless drink refills. - ~Courtney F
Its better than zingle party palm reader. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Just curious: Is there something about phone-reading in restaurants that makes it different (more difficult, easier, whatever) than, you know, single-party print reading, which I've been doing for decades? - Walt Crawford
I read from my tablet while eating alone in restaurants, but otherwise, me too! - WebGoddess
Walt, personally, I feel stupider or more anti-social looking at my phone than I would if I had a real book (or obvious reading device). They all feel pretty awkward to me, though, and I'm only really getting over that now. - Meg VMeg
You people and your meal-reading! Destroying the very fabric of our society. SHAME. - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
OMG, SO YOU'RE THE VOICE I HEAR IN MY HEAD. - Meg VMeg
It may actually stem from being told "NO READING AT THE TABLE, IT'S RUDE" when I was a kid, even though the circumstances are totally different. - Meg VMeg
Meg: Good point. Fortunately, even my inner voice figured out that a family sitting around a table is different than me sitting by myself. And I can see that "playing with your phone when you should be eating" could seem more awkward than reading while eating. - Walt Crawford
Micah
Says Gmail, on email from my sister.
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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
Huh. You have to (get to?) apply for a permit to use a metal detector in NYC parks and beaches: http://www.nycgovparks.org/permits...
My husband lost his wedding ring in an Edinburgh park and some kind person with a metal detector came to help us. He had to get permission and everything he found was to be turned over as it belongs to the queen. (We didn't find the ring but it was fun to look). - Jaclyn aka spamgirl from Android
Micah
MONTANA
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Big sky country. :) - Jenny H. from Android
Tiny ground country :) - Morgan Fugel from Android
Much ground cropped out. Because rear-view mirror. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Oh, you are in Montana! Espresso shack + gambling galore! - Meg VMeg
I could trip anywhere here, Meg, and land on an espresso shack. Wish we had them in the AB. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
I love the Berkeley Pit Overlook and Nevada City's Music Hall, if you're headed out that-a-ways. The latter is probably more interesting for kids. And the Miracle of America Museum is...compelling. - Meg VMeg
Thanks for those POIs, Meg, looking at where they map right now. - Micah
Will y'all be going to Glacier National Park, Micah? West side's more popular/crowded, but east side's really, really gorgeous, too. - Kirsten
Actually, we're taking the less scenic, but faster route up to Lethbridge. - Micah
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
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