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Stephen Mack
I was in the library the other day -- I saw the weirdest thing. This guy comes up to the circulation desk, and he's all, "I'd like a cheeseburger and fries please!" And so the librarian says, "Sir! This is a library!" The guy turns pale. "Sorry! Sorry!" *whispers* "I'd like a cheeseburger and fries please."
(via my friend Elizabeth.) - Stephen Mack
(Pic via Soup's post, , which reminded me of the joke) - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I saw this ad a few years ago... :-) - Amira
Well that's a good sign.
Now I just have to get the Pro version submitted and passed - should sail through. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Cool! - Marie
Amit Patel
7DRL Challenge | // a community blog for the Seven Day Roguelike Challenge // -
7DRL Challenge | // a community blog for the Seven Day Roguelike Challenge //
7DRL Challenge | // a community blog for the Seven Day Roguelike Challenge //
"Seven-Day Roguelike Challenge 2014 has started and will run from Saturday, March 8th to Sunday, March 16th. You can choose any 168-hour period inside this window to develop your roguelike." - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
Heh. The info packet we got to watch my niece and nephew for 24 hrs is more extensive than Hoover's files on both houses of Congress.
Meg VMeg
Tom DeLay is such a hilarious name.
"Tom DeLay Industries! Say 'Tom DeLay Industries'!" - Mark Trapp
"Your app status is Waiting For Review"
*taps fingers..... taps fingers....* - Micah
*tap* - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Something new? - (Curtis/Alan) Jackson
As Estragon would say, "Nothing to be done." - Mark Trapp
Well, code once, debug everywhere. Workers Fraction Calculator for iOS. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
holly #ravingfangirl
Y'ALL. i figured out my Excel formula problem first thing this morning. BEFORE COFFEE. what is happening.
Holly is magical. - MoTO Moca Blend
Or perhaps your mutant power has activated. - MoTO Moca Blend
i'm sort of frightened, honestly. - holly #ravingfangirl
It's often suggested that your brain continues to work on problems while you're sleeping. - Akiva
holly #ravingfangirl
trying to wrap my head around creating a nested Excel formula. i am so very much not an advanced Excel user. ow, my head.
i think i need to put it away and pick it back up tomorrow. i've done too much Excel-ing today already. - holly #ravingfangirl
I'm so sorry. I hate Excel so much. - Trish R from iPhone
I once worked on a spreadsheet so complex that I started writing formulae in an external editor. I never did Excel again after that. - Akiva
conceptually, i understand what i need to do. i just keep failing at the syntax. MATH IS HARD LET'S GO SHOPPING. - holly #ravingfangirl
Mine wasn't so math-intensive as it was full of conditional statements and tons of references to other cells, pages, sheets, etc. But, man, it was fully automated and beautiful when printed. - Akiva
Add another vote for using an external editor: that's how I write nested formulae in Excel/Numbers. Each level gets its own line, add parentheses afterwards. God I hate parentheses in Excel. - Mark Trapp
heh. that's probably overkill for me - it's really just two formulas. i am just... Excel-impaired. :) - holly #ravingfangirl
Meg VMeg
Dear Web Owner Hello Good Day
So you own the entire Web now, huh? - Joe - Systems Analyst
Pretty neat, right? - Meg VMeg from Android
Can you help me wire some funds to my friend over seas? - Blake
holly #ravingfangirl
YESSSSS RT @skeskali: Really, this is his best role. Y’all know it, too.
YESSSSS RT @skeskali: Really, this is his best role. Y’all know it, too.
Nice pants, Wooderson! - Stephen Francoeur
He was brilliant in that. Loved that whole movie. - Steele Lawman
I love how I knew what this was going to be even before I clicked the link. - laura x
"But at that time, teen movies were John Hughes movies. There was so much drama. Maybe I’m an undramatic guy, but I remember a complete lack of anything big going on in high school. The essence of being a teen to me was a whole lot of energy and music but nothing much technically happening." YES. SO MUCH THIS. - laura x
"McConaughey: For me personally, Dazed fans are my favorite fans. They never want anything. They like to come by, say the first half of a line, and wait for me to finish it: “. . . It’d be a lot cooler if you did.” Then they walk off giggling. Just giggling." - laura x
Stephen Mack
Today is my 15th anniversary of starting at TiVo. -
This was a blog-type thing I wrote about my first two weeks there (written in HTML, at a time before blogging software was commonplace). I don't like reading what I wrote from back then, the writing is awful. The layout is too! But I do remember what it was like in those early days. Crazy days. - Stephen Mack
I don't think the writing was awful. I enjoyed what I read. Thanks for posting this :) - Brent Schaus
Congratulations. - Eric Logan
Congrats! - Spidra Webster
And congratulations, Stephen! - Brent Schaus
I read the whole page. The writing was not awful. In fact, I kept wanting to read more. - Betsy
I liked it. Congratulations, Stephen! - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Thank you, Eric, Spidra, Brent, Betsy, and Stephan! (Brent, Betsy, and Stephan, thanks for reading it, and I'm glad you enjoyed it, but to me it just sounds like, "I ate this and that, and I worked long hours, waaaaah.") - Stephen Mack
I am enjoying reading the "smack talk" blog. What an adventure! - Amit Patel
I'm always interested in the seemingly boring details of what people do all day. "Oh, I work on projects" doesn't tell me anything, whereas "I tried to get the drivers installed, I appropriated a chair from someone's desk, and spent five hours writing part of a manual" sounds a lot more real. EDIT: when I said "seemingly boring" I mean that others might think they are boring but to me they're fascinating. I always wonder what people do at work. - Betsy
Woah, Tivo is that old? - Mo Kargas
Wow! Congrats, dude! - Jim is digging out.
Congrats Stephen. - Me
Congratulations, Stephen! Been a good ride so far? - Anne Bouey
A very good ride! And I'm such a different person from 15 years ago. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
:) And it's such a great pleasure to know you! - Anne Bouey
I love this stuff, Stephen! Congrats! - Louis Gray
Thank you all! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
holly #ravingfangirl
someone i follow on twitter (but don't really know well) posted a pic of their last minute nacho spread, and i had to restrain myself from replying "where the fuck is the cheese?!?!" because seriously, there was everything on the table but that and COME ON.
Seriously: nachos require cheese and tortillas to even be considered nachos. That's just tortilla chips with a bunch of crap on top of them. - Mark Trapp
WTF. - laura x from iPhone
agreed - Jenica
Who moved my cheese??!?!?!?! - Mary Carmen
Vegan nachos? - Julian
nope. there was a big vat of sour cream on the table. :) - holly #ravingfangirl
This does not compute. - Katie
You don't make nachos with the ingredients you want. You make nachos with the ingredients you have. - Zamms
no cheese? NO NACHOS. - holly #ravingfangirl
Your hypotenuse is showing.
It's acute. - Akiva
Oh, sorry, sometimes I'm just a bit obtuse when getting ready in the morning. - Mark Trapp
Both of you: cosine. Totally. - Micah
Let me go off on a couple of tangents, and I'll let you see my rectangle. - Tinfoil 2.0
We need to get the root of why y'all are so square. It's just so irrational. - (Curtis/Alan) Jackson
I feel like doing that may be a bit orthogonal to what's going on here. - Mark Trapp
What a dododecahedron. - Joe - Systems Analyst
Meg VMeg
Something I love about taking the bus: even though there are numerous signs and recorded announcements informing you to leave through the rear door, everyone leaves through the front, so they can say thank you to the bus driver #civilized
Huh. Here in Portland, we take the rear exit when convenient but yell "thank you" up to the driver. It's about 50/50 on whether they acknowledge the thank you when using either exit. - Mark Trapp
Interesting! Do you also say hi when you get on the bus? - Meg VMeg
I typically greet anyone I run into anywhere with "hey, how's it going", including drivers. From my observation, less than half the people getting on greet the driver, though. - Mark Trapp
I can back up Mark's findings with my [limited] experience. - holly #ravingfangirl
holly #ravingfangirl
"@KGWNews: Portland area snow showers possible Sunday #kgwnow #kgwweather #pdxtst" and I have a 6k on Sunday. >.>
"@KGWNews: Portland area snow showers possible Sunday #kgwnow #kgwweather #pdxtst" and I have a 6k on Sunday. >.>
I said bad words when I read this. - holly #ravingfangirl from iPhone
Stephen Mack
Two of John Tyler's Grandsons Are Still Alive [snopes]: "[...] though Tyler was born in the 18th century and died in the middle of the 19th century, two of his grandsons are alive today, more than a decade into the 21st century." -
Two of John Tyler's Grandsons Are Still Alive [snopes]: "[...] though Tyler was born in the 18th century and died in the middle of the 19th century, two of his grandsons are alive today, more than a decade into the 21st century."
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From the snopes article: "It's a circumstance many people find unbelievable — that there are two people living in the United States today who are the direct offspring of children born to a man who not only served as President of the United States twenty years before Abraham Lincoln did, but who was a contemporary of such titanic early American political figures as Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, and John C. Calhoun, and was himself born when George Washington was President. This remarkably short line of ascendancy is due to a confluence of factors that are not common in modern American society but once were not so unusual: men (particularly widowers) marrying much younger women late in life and fathering large numbers of children. John Tyler fathered fifteen children, more than any other U.S. president: eight with his first wife, Letitia Christian Tyler (who was his own age), and seven more with Julia Gardiner Tyler (a woman thirty years his junior) whom he married two years after the... more... - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
Slow clap sirs. Well done. - Louis Gray
That is crazypants. - holly #ravingfangirl from iPhone
It really is. The whole article is fascinating. - Stephen Mack
RT @timburks: I felt a great disturbance in the force, as if dozens of grizzly coders cried out at once to say "listen to me!"
RT @timburks: I felt a great disturbance in the force, as if dozens of grizzly coders cried out at once to say "listen to me!"
Meg VMeg
Peanut oil has a very low smoke point #notonfire #notevenalittlebit
Yes. Yes it does. Back when I used to cook with fire (rather than radio waves, which I do almost exclusively now), I always used peanut oil for burnishing a brand new wok. In cooking, I would add it towards the end of the process, rather than using it as the frying oil. - Steel Penguin Slippy
We just made french fries with it, so I wasn't thinking. Not so good to coat baked potatoes. Round two: olive oil (tried and true). - Meg VMeg
Huh, I always thought it had a high smoke point. says low for unrefined, high for refined. - Andrew C (✔)
I've only used it for high smoke point frying...turkeys, fries. I don't think I would really use it for anything other than high temp frying. - Derrick
Yeah, I have no idea, it was fine with the fries. The laws of physics are potentially breaking down. - Meg VMeg
I assume it was refined, but I don't know how I would know. Like, it was boring, store-brand peanut oil. - Meg VMeg
I love it for popcorn. - Katy S
I'm told smoke point lowers with use. - Andrew C (✔)
Wow, I thought it had a high smoke point as well! - Spidra Webster
It most likely has a high smoke point, I don't know what happened. I should edit my post, but then nothing would make sense anymore. WE NEED SENSE :P - Meg VMeg
But still, it's REALLY good for burnishing new, untreated steel woks. Outdoors. - Steel Penguin Slippy
HackerNews comment of the day: "I think I'm a neo-luddite."
So had made Honda service appointment for 11:30 today. Just oil change, got out in no time. Just got a phone call from Honda. "Shall we cancel or reschedule your appointment?" *thought bubble: WHAT?* I said something to buy time ... looked at phone ... 604 area code. I had booked the appointment in British Columbia!
That explains why the lady couldn't seem to find my booking in town here. She didn't balk and deftly added me into the system, and work on the van began immediately. - Micah
Amit Patel
The bad guy in iron man 2 not only uses tables for layout (I see CELLPADDING="2" CELLSPACING="2" colspan=3) but he's also using charset="windows-1252" instead of utf-8.
He had to deal with a corporate requirement to keep the app compatible with IE 4. Why do you think he became a supervillain? - Mark Trapp
He *is* the bad guy, after all. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Yes, I committed the Fundamental Attribution Error. I thought he was a Bad Person, but in reality, he was driven to madness by having to support IE. Makes sense! :) - Amit Patel
LOL - Brent Schaus
Stephen Mack
Wow, evil. Glad I never got started with Candy Crush Saga. (via @kfury)
No kidding. Ugh. I'd heard a bit about this (given how common it is to just copy someone's game) but sheesh. - Jennifer Dittrich
How can another company "cancel" the trademark? I don't doubt this guy's story but I'm just wondering how that last bit is even possible. - Spidra Webster
They acquire an earlier trademark and then argue to the USPTO that the earlier trademark is unfairly damaged by the later trademark. IIRC, they have to do it within 5 years of the later trademark's registration. In effect it's saying to the USPTO that they should not have granted the later trademark in the first place because they overlooked the earlier one. - Mark Trapp
Thanks, Mark. Underhanded trick, but I can see how it works legally. - Spidra Webster
Yeah, and the trademark rules are written in such a way that the underhandedness is of no relevance, because anyone who believes they are or will be damaged by a mark has standing to file a petition to cancel. "At the pleading stage, all that is required is that a plaintiff allege facts sufficient to show a “real interest” in the proceeding, and a “reasonable basis” for its belief that it would suffer some kind of damage if the mark is registered." - Mark Trapp
Here's some more info about the process from the INTA: The sixth question is especially interesting, because it seems to sanction using trademark cancellation as a bargaining chip. - Mark Trapp
$500 million IPO in progress, crush or be crushed -- to paraphrase Frank Underwood. An injunction is in order. - Adriano
holly #ravingfangirl
RT @alisonhallett: Overheard in PDX: "A friend of mine is helping curate a new goat pasture." THIS IS NOT A JOKE,THIS IS WHAT LIFE HERE IS LIKE,PLEASE SEND HEL
*sending HELLO KITTY care package post haste* - Micah
*sending HELLFIRE* - lris
*sending HELLMANNS* - Zamms
*sending HELLIONS* - John (bird whisperer)
*sending HELIUM* - Steele Lawman
*sending HELGENBERGER* - Zamms
*sending HELOISE and her helpful household hints* - LB: Ratchet Bear from Android
*sending HELVETICA* - John (bird whisperer)
*sending HELEN MIRREN* - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
oh we're done. helen mirren will solve everything. - jambina
No kidding. - lris
fin - Marie
*sending HELEN KELLER* - Joe - Systems Analyst
Biggest Angry Birds fanboi ever.
"You can find Rick Pitino on Twitter at @FlappyBirdz4Eva." Apparently he was taken out of context: - Mark Trapp
Yeah, I was on to that decontexualization, but it was superfluous to my Rovio joke. - Micah
Of Death Stars and Guilds
RT @inthefade: Still to this day the best joke I read on the internet, ever.
RT @inthefade: Still to this day the best joke I read on the internet, ever.
Forgot all about Red Meat. - Akiva
Me too. I used to follow it religiously, then Achewood came. - Mark Trapp
Stephen Mack
"Everything is Awesome" by Tegan and Sara featuring The Lonely Island, from The LEGO Movie soundtrack
"Everything is Awesome" by Tegan and Sara featuring The Lonely Island, from The LEGO Movie soundtrack
My kids are now old enough that, for the first time, they told me about a song featuring artists I like that I'd never heard of. - Stephen Mack
Catchy but also kinda earwormy. Lyric version: - Stephen Mack
I know The Lonely Island almost exclusively due to this video: - Mark Trapp
Mark, not I'm On A Boat? - Not Me
I actually haven't seen that one, huh. Does D--- in a Box count? Or is that more Justin Timberlake ft. Andy Samberg? I think I may have saw that one before Threw It On the Ground - Mark Trapp
I think that counts, Mark. (It's track 14 on their first CD.) - Stephen Mack from iPhone
This song is the one by The Lonely Island that impresses me the most just as a production: - Stephen Mack
I watched that one last night while I was going through my redux account. I had it curated as "Best song about cocaine ever." ;) - Not Me
This one is also great: - Not Me
Jimminy, yeah, I like that one as well. Seth Rogen sells it. Hell, I actually like just about every song they do. - Stephen Mack
Also Jorma Taccone is the director behind the AT&T Kids commercials that are so awesome. - Not Me
He directed the MacGruber film too, which I thought was actually pretty hilarious. - Stephen Mack
So I took my kids and my godsons (twin 10 year olds) to see this today, matinee show. They loved it. I was impressed: Quite funny, good message. Not Shakespeare (although he had a cameo). - Stephen Mack from iPhone
And, believe it or not, but that was the first movie theater experience for my kids (not counting planetarium shows). - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Meg VMeg
Today I also learned that you can pronounce "dour" to rhyme with "boor".
Yes, I was shocked when I heard it pronounced that way. I think that's more common in the UK. - Spidra Webster
Did you know that blackguards can also be pronounced "blaggards"? I learned that one yesterday. - Mark Trapp
I learned how to pronounce blancmange from Monty Python. - Betsy
I didn't know there was another way to pronounce blackguards (other than blaggards). Not that it comes up that often. - Walt Crawford
Treating "black" and "guard" separately is also an acceptable pronunciation and it's how I learned it. I was told the "blaggard" pronunciation is the specifically the British pronunciation, but I can't find any evidence of "blaggard" being merely regional. - Mark Trapp
I don't doubt it; I think the only times I've ever heard the word used were in movies, and not often there, and always blaggard. - Walt Crawford
Meg VMeg
I RULED at Lemonade Stand. - Mark Trapp
I am very bad at it. - Meg VMeg
omg now i'm going to play lemonade stand and watch house of cards all afternoon. awesome. - jambina
I had a bit of obnoxious love for that ET game (hey, I was 10!) but I don't remember what I need to do anymore. I'll have to check it out again later. - ellbeecee
rocky's boots! I need about 5 like buttons for this. - Marianne
Jason Scott is the man. - Steele Lawman
I am so tempted to fire up WordStar, just to see if I can still remember the commands. I think .B starts a new paragraph? - Catherine Pellegrino
LBC, they have the ET game???? That is my favorite Atari game! - Meg VMeg
yep, scroll down the page you linked and you'll see it :) - ellbeecee
Thanks! Too distracted by Lemonade Stand! - Meg VMeg
LodeRunner! - Laura
KARATEKA!! - Big Joe Silence
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