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I'm trying out "Breeze," the new step-tracking iPhone app from RunKeeper. It uses the built-in motion tracking hardware of the iPhone 5S. Gets decent results. However, the notifications are ridiculous and patronizing. If it can't talk to me like I'm an adult, I have no respect for it.
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Fancy that. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I would have to punch my phone if I saw that. I don't remember if it was Endomodo or Runkeeper who had the "encouragement coach" while you're running, but it was like pure sarcasm, "Oh. Another half mile. Good. For. You." - Anika
Ugh: I hate apps that do that. MailChimp is another one. I'd like to know where in the world that type of condescending tone is considered familiar. - Mark Trapp
Anika: They turned Clippy into a running coach??? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Micah
Future archaeologists will call the emojii era the 'little boxes' movement, and float wild theories as to the curious purpose of rectangle arrays.
H/T Malvina Reynolds. - Micah
The rectangles are part of the emoji long-form calendar, which predicts the return of PILE OF POO U+1F4A9 brown dwarf and certain doom for Earth on December 21, 2412. - Mark Trapp
Meg VMeg
This cracks me up, even though I found it because THERE MUST BE A LAW, FOR HEAVEN'S SAKE, IT'S 9:30 AT NIGHT: http://www1.nyc.gov/nyc-res...
Also funny: Noise From Animal Other Than Dog http://www1.nyc.gov/nyc-res... - Meg VMeg
Meg VMeg
5 avocados for $4 in bodega around the corner from new apartment. Cue "I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here" from the musical Annie.
How much for the limes? - Julian
And now I have the lime and the coconut earwormed. Thanks, Julian. - bentley
Sounds like a party? - Julian
Ooh, yes, let's! - bentley
Micah
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"We apologize for the inconvenience, but the sunset of the sunset has been sunset." - Mark Trapp
Meg VMeg
50 years from now, there will be tales told of the endless pay-it-forwarding of skateboard wheels. You won't be considered a local until you've received them. - Mark Trapp
Throw in the cat, and I'll take them. - Joe
I miss them now. - Meg VMeg from Android
somebody bought them? - kendrak
Free stuff. A million people wanted them. I am too sentimental. - Meg VMeg from Android
Meg VMeg
The movers say that my boxes are "a little heavy"? I'm not sure what I can do about that, at this point.
They might be making conversation. Maybe if I tip them in advance, the boxes will be lighter. - Meg VMeg
Does sound like the start of a protection racket. "These boxes are a little heavy: would be a shame if something were to happen to them. Perhaps our friend Andrew Jackson can ease the load." - Mark Trapp
Now they are implying that the 8 cement stairs leading up to my building mean that I am technically on the 4th floor (though it wouldn't cost more if I were on the 4th floor). Hmmmmmm... - Meg VMeg
lol Mark - Meg VMeg
"I'll work on lowering earth's gravitational pull. In the mean time, heave-ho, gents." - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
"Oh, I thought you were at least as strong as I am" *hoists box* - lris
"sorry everything went wibbly wobbly after that last journey, so the gravitational pull is a bit strong today. let me go bang on things and see if i can fix it" - Sir Shuping is just sir
"These? These ain't nothin'. You shoulda seen the LAMP." - RepoRat
LOLOLOLOL - Meg VMeg
The movers I had complained about the heavy book boxes. Said that's why it took them longer to move than the estimate. Be prepared for that. - Holly's favorite Anna
Oh yes, I am hugely prepared for this to turn into a nightmare. I'm surprised it's gone so well, so far. - Meg VMeg
No easy parking at the new place. They are gonna be unhappy. - Meg VMeg from Android
Except that this is their job and they work in New York. So they should Suck It. - lris
Yeah that's like me at my old data entry job saying, these documents have a lot of characters to enter! lol - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Meg VMeg
It is such a gorgeous building.
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Meg VMeg
Ugh, 5 replies in 10 minutes, but I don't think they understand how heavy it is. I should have charged $20 just to weed out the dreamers. - Meg VMeg
Two promises to pick it up tonight, but one has already decided that tomorrow morning is better. No response from the other. One promise for Sunday morning. Such a mess. - Meg VMeg
"I'll rent a ZipCar and we'll figure out a way to remove it -- I just moved a piano, so nothing fazes me lately!" Nope nope nope. This might be worse than a piano? Less compact, and must have been assembled inside the apartment, with no clear way to dissemble. Ughhhhhhhhhhh. - Meg VMeg
I'm going to have to delete the post, or charge money to make sure people want it enough to take it. - Meg VMeg
That's really worse than a piano? - Spidra Webster
It's pendulous, because you can't easily telescope or detach the stem (if that's even possible), and you'll have to have two people carrying the base. It's three flights down, with a 180 turn halfway through each flight. It would absolutely not fit in a ZipCar. God, I hate this lamp. I deleted the post and told the ZipCar guy he could text me in the morning when he's on his way. We'll see? - Meg VMeg
Two professions of love, LOVE, even after the post is deleted. Five other replies that are less amorous. Craigslist "free stuff" has become kind of an arms race here. Makes sense. Doesn't help. - Meg VMeg
ZipCar has trucks in its fleet so it's possible they're talking about one of them. Love. Wow. If only I knew that Craigslist freebies worked better than the personals... - Spidra Webster
Fingers crossed! The "free stuff" doesn't work well here, anymore. The noise to signal ratio is nutso (on both sides, because no one knows whether the other side is committing or not because no one commits because no one *can* commit, because it's free, so both sides bail constantly), and I know this, but I was desperate/checking to see if it was still the case. So you're left with 20 people who promise to come by, and 3 do, and then they're like, "Oh, you're right, this is heavy. I'll be right back!" - Meg VMeg
And I'm saying this as someone who truly loves (and owes a lot to) Craigslist, it's just frustrating. - Meg VMeg
130 pounds doesn't sound so heavy. I'll be right there in 6-7 months and will lug it down the stairs over my shoulder and then fly it back to California by stuffing it in the overhead bin. I TOTALLY PROMISE. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Stephen sounds sincere. - lris
It's all yours, Stephen. Text when you get here. - Meg VMeg
Micah
Before leaving a restaurant, take just an extra 5 minutes and stare each and every person in the eyes --THEY LOVE THAT.
Bare your teeth as well: gotta show them who's dominant. - Mark Trapp
Okay, I made this joke and posted as we drove away. 30 seconds later my youngest blurted out, "I LEFT MY RETANIERS IN A NAPKIN!" - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
I spent 15 minutes pawing through the kitchen's garbage can -- turned over the entire gooey contents and still MIA. I resigned, headed out when suddenly the gentleman dishwasher (who was kind, and helping me search) found them in the drink sieve -- where they dump excess ice and drink. He is today's hero. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
'I spent 15 minutes pawing through the kitchen's garbage can...' = me every Sunday morning. - Akiva
there's good people nearly everywhere we go. you never know who they'll be, either. - Big Joe Silence
Congratulations on retaining the retainer! - Stephen Mack
I'm paying to keep those retainers on retainer. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
NEXT WEEK ON RETAINER OF THRONES... - Akiva
...kids... - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
:-) - Stephan from iPhone
Stephen Mack
The idea that yellow and blue make green still seems like crazy unexplainable magic to me.
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I very much remember learning about the color wheel and how colors blend as such when I was in kindergarten. Seeing watercolors do precisely that was mind-blowing for a five-year-old. - Akiva
Meanwhile, the fact presented by COSMOS that leaves are green simply because of what color they DON'T absorb? Get out, science. GET OUT. - Akiva
The part that really breaks my mind is how we see yellow because of our red and green photoreceptors. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Subtractive vs additive color physics is what blows the cork right off my brain. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Blue and red making purple? Oh sure, makes sense. Red and yellow produce orange? Fine fine. But green is crazy to me. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Looking at the rainbow, green and orange made sense to me but purple did not. - Amit Patel
It's like a shady yellow. - Meg VMeg
CMYK vs RGB still confuses me. Like, you mix all the colors you get black vs you mix all the colors you get white. My mind confuses the two... - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Was about to post what Zulema just said. That's the one that's *really* crazy. - Spidra Webster
Was about to post what... wait, I already did. - Micah
Out of curiosity, what about the combination of blue and yellow creating green seems like magic? Zulema: what's even crazier, to me at least, is that 0% C 0% M 0% Y 100% K isn't the blackest CMYK gets. There's a blacker black, a rich black, that's 75% C 68% M 67% Y and 90% K. - Mark Trapp
You know what's really crazy? There are yellow stars, there are blue stars, there are red and white and orange stars, but there aren't any green stars. WTF?!?! - Victor Ganata
Hey, that makes sense to me. All those colors appear in flame according to heat. Green doesn't appear unless you toss in an element with the right emission spectrum. - Spidra Webster
BLELLOW! - Eivind
Mixing paints is technically CMYK but it "feels" like RGB. Computer screens and the world we see is RGB (light) but mixing paints and printing stuff is CMYK but it has to emulate RGB. I think I got that right... :-& - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
CMYK is subtractive (adding pigments changes which wavelengths get absorbed or reflected) while RGB is additive (you're directly changing which wavelengths get transmitted). But, yeah, ultimately, we have RGB receptors in our retinae. - Victor Ganata
Mark T.: It seems like magic to me because it seems unpredictable and illogical and emergent, much like mixing bleach and ammonia produces a deadly gas. Yeah, this is all a bit "f'in' magnets, how do they work?" - Stephen Mack
Ahhh, I see. To me, it seems logical that green is created from yellow and blue: green, to me, just looks like a yellowish blue or a bluish yellow. But maybe that's a construct of education, forced upon me by the man, man. My head hurts now. - Mark Trapp
I'm even more confused now because I know you have to convert images to CMYK when you print them. I completely forgot to ask my photography teacher about that when we printing our "RGB" photos in class from Lightroom. The last job I had there it was always a big deal when printing designs from the printer to the ink used to the paper you were printing on and which colors will print more accurately. Like JEEZ, it's just a print of a design but OH NO, dumb girl, it's kind of a big deal. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
And that, not only can you use the colours to find what elements teh stars are made of, but you can use the colours to determine how fast they are moving away from you via red shifting! #mindblown - Ken Morley
Fun fact: you can get the colors in CMY from RGB and you can get the colors in RGB from CMY... http://stefanabrams.com/StefanA... - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
holly #ravingfangirl
Belgian waffle with lemon curd, berries, and whipped cream. OMG. - holly #ravingfangirl from iPhone
Why you gotta be mean? - Eric - Regulate
This is why you're not invited to my next solstice party. - Akiva
Oh my Jesus. - Jenny H. from Android
where did you get such wonderful waffles?? also why does the bacon look extra crispy?? - Sir Shuping is just sir
this was at my favorite little local bakery. and that bacon was PERFECT. - holly #ravingfangirl
but...but...isn't bacon supposed to be less....crispy? :P - Sir Shuping is just sir
less crispy is better!!! - Sir Shuping is just sir
crispy is good - maʀtha
that bacon looks perfect to me! - ~Courtney F
Crispy bacon is for people who hate puppies. - Akiva
Let's not say things we can't take back, Akiva. - Mark Trapp
Meg VMeg
Sometimes Chumbawumba comes on the radio, and it makes everything better.
Remember how they let GM use that song in a commercial, but gave all the money to CorpWatch and IndyMedia to campaign for environmental issues (and against GM)? It cheers me, to this day: http://www.theguardian.com/uk... - Meg VMeg from Android
I feel like we often have more options than we imagine. It's so easy to forget that, though. - Meg VMeg from Android
And then Chumbawumba comes on the radio. - Meg VMeg from Android
...and I get knocked down, but I get up again. - NOT THE CRICKET
they're never gonna keep me down! Daddy was a bank robber... - RepoRat
don't cry for me, next door neighbour. - Big Joe Silence
It's kind of a classic/subversive "yes, and" - Meg VMeg from Android
Stephen Mack
Two of my cousins and my aunts and uncle live in Virginia, and they've always been huge fans of the Washington Football-Team-That-Uses-A-Slur-For-A-Name. I remember one Christmas when I was in England and about 8 or 9 years old, they sent us some porcelain football player figurines with lamps attached. Even as a boy I hated the name of the team.
I felt bad (because I'm sure the gifts were expensive, and shipping them overseas was even more expensive) but I refused to put the lamp in my room. It's one of the first presents I can remember rejecting. - Stephen Mack
Now my relatives lurk here on FF so they'll see this and may feel bad. Sorry, D&B. I know you view the name of the team as honoring Native Americans. I just can't see it that way. - Stephen Mack
Honestly, I really hope this USPTO ruling sticks and the owners finally give in and change the name. - Stephen Mack
Micah
ffbookmarklet v1.02 "FLICKA" Release — flickr.com photo auto-select feature addition
For the background on this code see ( http://friendfeed.com/ffhacks... ). Okay, so what's this change you ask? The current design of flickr seems to break the image selection function of the bookmarklet (scan the original code and you'll see an ancient workaround that's no longer relevant). Tonight I wanted to quickly whip up a solution, couldn't get image selection working, so took a different tack. When the bookmarklet is clicked and you're on flickr.com the code will auto-select the "main image". This means it works on a single image view. So anyway, that's my hack for tonight. See above link for how to self-host on dropbox. Source gist: https://gist.github.com/wittman... Minified gist: https://gist.github.com/wittman... - Micah
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I've only tested it on OS X/Chrome, so let me know if no worky othewise. - Micah
Micah, while you're at it, want to strip the s from the protocol when posting from Youtube? - NOT THE CRICKET
I'll take a look at that, jimminy. Any other requests out there? - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Can you make it so that you can post more than 3 images? :) - Stephen Mack
If you could get it to work with shirt.woot, that'd be swell. (Meaning, due a change on their site, images are no longer easy to capture.) - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
Meg VMeg
What's that thing, the opposite of "kill the messenger", when you suck up to a shitty messenger because the message is so good?
Not Kiss the Messenger? - Zamms from iPhone
Oooooh, that might be it. - Meg VMeg
I think I would have also accepted "capitalism" - Meg VMeg
I would like to like Meg's last comment. - laura x from iPhone
Meg VMeg
Apartment acquired! Thank you all SO, SO, SO, SO MUCH for thinking of me. It's been a terrible few months, and it really means a lot.
Congrats! Yay! - Anne Bouey
I am still terrified to stop looking for an apartment, but I assume that will fade :) - Meg VMeg
Hip, hip, HOORAY!!! - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
Congratulations! - bentley
hooray! - ellbeecee
Yay! - Steele Lawman
Great! - kendrak from Android
YAYAYAYAY - lris
Congratulations! - Stephan from iPhone
*relief bump* - Marie
Woot!!! - Hedgehog from Android
Whew!!! I will not tell my cousin just in case (they have Air BNBers now anyway). - laura x from iPhone
That's wonderful news! - Katy S
Woo hoo! - Galadriel C. from Android
Yaaaaaaaaaaaaay! - Jenny H. from Android
Wahoo, and thank goodness! - Catherine Pellegrino
holly #ravingfangirl
Via @nprnews: Why A Pack Of Peanut Butter M&M's Weighs A Tiny Bit Less Than A Regular Pack http://n.pr/SbIc4M #important
Via @nprnews: Why A Pack Of Peanut Butter M&M's Weighs A Tiny Bit Less Than A Regular Pack  http://n.pr/SbIc4M #important
Meg VMeg
Took me a good 3-5 minutes to figure out what this was. My thought process culminated with: "Hmmmmm...is it an upside-down/rearranged United States? Like, as a political statement, because the artist is Canadian? Oh. Right."
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The Midwest will be awfully surprised they became an archipelago overnight. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Great moments in American tourism! =) - Andrew C (✔)
Andrew, I felt like such a jerk afterwards :( - Meg VMeg
that's a fucking gorgeous map. - jambina
Meg, it's OK. If even one Torontonian has tried to tell you Toronto is essentially Canada's NYC, then we're totally square. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
Moose Jaw is the NYC. - Joe
holly #ravingfangirl
Meg VMeg
I left my phone in the hotel lobby, and security didn't want to give it back to me because I "couldn't tell them what color it was" when really they couldn't specify which part of the phone they meant.
"It's sort of black or silver or blue. The screen is black. Do you mean when you turn on the screen? That's definitely blue." This was not a satisfactory answer. - Meg VMeg
WE ARE POST-COLOR - Meg VMeg
I had to identify what was on the screen last time I left mine behind. Fortunately, I remembered it was one of my cats. - Hedgehog
My screen shows my sister's phone number, which I could tell them, which they had called. Unconvincing, apparently. - Meg VMeg
"I have monochromacy. Jerk." - Mark Trapp
Colour is a spectrum. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
It's because you were describing the color, not the colour. - Catherine Pellegrino from iPod
The advantage to always locking the phone is that I figure that if I can unlock it, then that pretty much proves that it's mine. - DJF
Meg VMeg
I just flipped off my laptop screen in public. Passive-aggressive emails drive me nuts.
I have never done such a thing. - ellbeecee
I have. - RepoRat
I do that! Especially cos it's not nice for me to suggest out loud that the sender of the email I am reading should engage in certain types of relations with a railroad spike. - Zamms
Hmmm, I'm debating between *cross-eyed* and *gigglesnort* as a response to Zamm's comment. I just can't decide... - WebGoddess
Micah
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Waiting.......... - Micah
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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
I am not pithy enough for #YesAllWomen, but honestly these are the decisions I make, twice every weekday, that are based on the presence and behavior of men:
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Which entrance to the subway station I use, which turnstile I use to swipe in, where I stand on the platform while waiting for the subway, whether I move to a different part of the platform - Meg VMeg
Which subway car I choose, whether I sit or stand, where I sit or stand, which direction I look if I sit, which direction I face if I stand, whether I suddenly move to a different subway car, which direction I exit the subway car, which direction I walk on the platform and/or which stairs I use to leave the subway station - Meg VMeg
Which block I walk down, how fast I walk, whether I wait for a light to cross the street or keep walking, whether I suddenly cross the street in the middle of the block - Meg VMeg
How I approach/leave my building, how fast I walk up/down the stairs, how I approach/leave the door to my apartment - Meg VMeg
I can't decide how much energy it takes? It's all reptilian brain, at this point. Low-level, constant monitoring and split-second decisions. Almost reflex. - Meg VMeg
And I know/hope I'm preaching to the choir, and I don't think I'm particularly obsessive nor neurotic nor a "man hater". It's still kind of a relief to have it all spelled out like that: the unspoken work that I (we?) do constantly and have learned to do through direct/indirect experience, if not explicit teaching. - Meg VMeg
This is one of the few things I don't miss about living in Oakland. I wonder what the percentage is of men who carry their keys at night vs women. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl from Android
I feel so safe here though, and I have a crazy-safe city/neighborhood/commute, statistically speaking. I apply the same awareness and reactions everywhere, it just manifests differently (e.g., no public transportation aspects in other places). - Meg VMeg
thank you for writing this out. because yes, it's almost reflex, and until i saw this list i didn't realize it. - jambina
Have you ever experienced problems, Meg? I never have and am slightly bewildered by how many women feel so unsafe so often. I wonder if my sense of safety is a result of the areas I frequent, my own experiences, a heightened sense of overall security (warranted or not), general blinders to potential problems I've been fortunate to avoid, etc. - Soup in a TARDIS
It's not that I feel unsafe, exactly, it's a feeling that I have to be alert in order to avoid/prevent situations that would be potentially unsafe. I'd say it's due to a mix of bad experiences and all the familial/cultural/media advice on HOW/WHY TO AVOID THE DANGEROUS MENS. - Meg VMeg
Amy, I'm reminded of steering folks down a street in downtown San Diego with you. - Meg VMeg
yes! it's funny in chicago when i do that and some folks don't understand. it's spidey-sensing. - jambina
My mom, the social worker, made sure that we understood that there's no such thing as a safe community and that we should always be on alert. The "good, nice people" and communities often aren't so nice beneath the surface. It isn't just a city problem. I figure she had inside knowledge, so I'm often on alert. - Katy S
Soup, if it makes any sense, it feels more like "optimizing ease and comfort in the extremely-near-future" than it does being unsafe. - Meg VMeg
^^^ that - jambina
Thanks for expanding, Meg. I very much appreciate it. I think perhaps the difference for me is that I was never raised to fear men more than women. When I "optimize", to borrow your word, I'm doing it regarding men and women in the scenarios you listed. At least I *think* I am. I am sure that I no memories of being warned specifically about men in any context (physical violence, rape, etc), although its possible my parents did communicate that concern. - Soup in a TARDIS
I think that one of the things that, for me, cemented the idea of the world being unsafe, is that I have very clear memories family times when my mom's pager went off and she'd have to leave because of a domestic disturbance somewhere or to take custody of a crack baby at a hospital (that happened one Christmas afternoon). There was always a sense that someone somewhere could be in danger. - Katy S
Oh, I wouldn't say I was raised that way. My parents are very sex-positive, and I had extensive sex education (through church, incidentally) from 7th grade on. It's more like, when your friend in junior high tells you that there are guys hiding under cars at the mall, waiting to cut people's Achilles tendons, so they can't run away while being attacked. Or your mom warns you never to... more... - Meg VMeg
*nod* I see, so it was way more than messages solely from the family unit. - Soup in a TARDIS
I heard the same things as Meg from friends, from campus life during freshman orientation at college, and elsewhere throughout my life. Let's not forget - shout fire, not rape, because people won't help with the latter. - Katy S
I think, as women, many of us run on this "rape clock." When I worked for SJ Rape Crisis, during the training there was an emphasis on dispelling the myth that women are only raped at night. I was crazy paranoid for 6 months. They said it was normal - during training. I STILL check the backseat of my car before I get in. - Gabrielle from FFHound(roid)!
Oh, yeah - I mean, you take this sort of information in all over the place. Some of it from personal experience, some from family and friends, and some from what you're taught or see or hear. I know that the experiences of my friends and people around me make me wary of going some places alone. - Jennifer Dittrich
I remember the thing about men hiding cars (that's something of am urban legend, like razor blades in apples, that is widely reported despite very few instances of occurrence if any). My mother never mentioned the drinking thing, but I imagine that had more to do with my personality and preferences (or the fact that she figured given my education I know). From what I've been taught the... more... - Soup in a TARDIS
Yep. It's not about the fact, it's about the effect of hearing it. - Meg VMeg
I find myself trying to not to freak out women when it's just the two of us walking down a dark block going the same direction. - Stephen Francoeur
That's because you are great :) - Meg VMeg
My mother never told me about car keys or rapists in the backseat. She simply told me I should never be alone in a room with a boy, ever. - laura x from iPhone
Soup, your height might also make you feel less vulnerable, come to think of it. - LB's never Kippled from Android
*wonders how tall Soup is* - Katy S
*investigates the cost of stilts* - Meg VMeg
I'm 6ft, Katy. I imagine my weight (which is decidedly more than it should be) probably helps me feel less vulnerable too. Although I'm not athletic I do look like I could probably punch you pretty hard...a DEFINITELY sit on your flailing ass until the cops come. ;) - Soup in a TARDIS
Despite my über-awareness when I'm walking around by myself (especially at night), I don't feel particularly threatened by people bigger than I am in other situations. I sometimes credit growing up with horses for that. If you act like you're scared or fearful around an animal that weighs around 1,000 pounds, you've already lost. Or, it could be having a 6'5", muscle-bound younger brother who I still feel like I can boss around. :) - Katy S
Although I'm giving examples from my personal experience, which may or may not be representative of everyone's experience, it doesn't mean I'm *not* describing a political/systemic issue that affects everyone, even if it affects us in different ways. - Meg VMeg
Meg VMeg
Extremely relevant advice from my father: "You got your job, you get your nickel every couple of weeks, and you do your best. There will be challenges to your professionalism, but you are still a professional. Only read USA Today or the Toronto Daily News."
Note: there is no Toronto Daily News, and he knows it. - Meg VMeg
Note: fathers are the best. - Meg VMeg
I like your dad. - RepoRat
What about Against the Grain? - Joe
I <3 your dad. - laura x from iPhone
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: https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets... 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
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
Mairzydotes and anecdotes and little lambs eat ivy.... - Spidra Webster
Meg VMeg
Well, of course Veronica Mars gets a job in the university library.
"Hi, I'm looking into Jack London and mercury poisoning?" "Third floor, aisle 9" - Meg VMeg
I am loving the Dawson/Pacey similarities. - Meg VMeg
But what is the call number range? - Joe
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