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AMBER ALERT IN DC... AMBER ALERT IN DC... be on the lookout for an old, white GMC truck
MD license plate 305015. 8-year-old girl. May need her medicine, according to the TV alert. - Julian
The Red Sox wearing green. An annual tradition.
Green bases, too! - Julian
LB: Ratchet Bear
RT @gafollowers: Mercer was awarded a No. 14 seed today & will play Duke (3) in Raleigh for the opening round of the NCAA tournament.
RT @gafollowers: Mercer was awarded a No. 14 seed today & will play Duke (3) in Raleigh for the opening round of the NCAA tournament.
Raleigh is much better than Dayton! BEAT DOOK!!! - Julian
Yeah. Beat Dook. - Doge Joe
holly #ravingfangirl
There's a new BBQ place at the farmer's market. In related news, I smell delicious.
Soylent Holly? I hope they aren't eating you! ;) - Katy S
Applewood-smoked BBQ? - Julian
Katy beat me to it :)) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
hey, i said i *smell* delicious. didn't say anything about how i taste. ;) - holly #ravingfangirl
i am still not sure what to think of this place. their sauces were great, and the flavor of the pulled pork was pretty good, but it was... mushy? almost too moist? i can't quite articulate it right. - holly #ravingfangirl
Shamrock snow...
Will it be green? - John (bird whisperer)
Only on the weather maps, when it turns into rain. - Julian
Brian Johns
Congrats to the Cal Poly Men's Basketball team on making March Madness for the first time ever! I was happy to shoot your game at Stanford earlier this year:
How far can the 12-19 underdog go? - Brian Johns
Dayton -- unless they beat Texas Southern or North Carolina Central. - Julian
That's my assumption too. This isn't something Cal Poly fans have ever had to deal with. - Brian Johns
LB: Ratchet Bear
RT @mercermaniacs: 1000 STUDENT CHALLENGE: President wants 1000+ students to go to Sunday's selection party at 5 as CBS films us for LIVE NATIONAL COVERAGE
I hope the Bears don't have to start out in Dayton. - Julian
I hope we can hold our own wherever we end up! - LB: Ratchet Bear from Android
Ben Parr
I can't believe people still use this thing.
Because? Why can't you believe it? - Johnny from iPhone
A fairly strong few communities, actually. - Julian
If you want a serious answer. "I'm here for the people. Not the logo or the social media credibility. Where my friends are, so go I". - Johnny from iPhone
What Johnny said. - Betsy from FFHound(roid)!
It's just.... this place hasn't received a single update in like... 4 years. - Ben Parr
Very rarely though .. - Bo Stern
Ben, that's actually a good thing. No one ever complains about UI changes they don't like. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Does it work? Yes. WHY does it need an update? If the content and the people are of good quality, why does the UI or function matter. - Johnny from iPhone
what thing ? Its not a thing ?? its a network of friends with deep connections. updates? no we are happy with no updates. No Algo pushing, results pushing .. blah blah.. its straight forward no BS app !! - Peter Dawson
I can't believe people still use this thing Hasn't received a single update in decades. - naltro
Always chasing the "new" rather than the "good" is a hallow existence. You have shallow connections. It's akin to rejecting your favourite pizza because the packaging hasn't changed. - Johnny from iPhone
Such old. Such good. - Not Me
Well thank you all for explaining the appeal to me. Still shocked, but I also see why Fb has kept FF running. - Ben Parr
No updates and it still kills Google +, in my opinion. - Spidra Webster
I would also say that while places like Google+ and Facebook add new "features" etc, it can be a bit overwhelming and complex. There are times when I appreciate the simplicity and democracy here (no up voting comments etc) ala IRC (which still has a strong community). The content is king. Bells and whistles less so - Johnny from iPhone
“I'm not going to change the way I look or the way I feel to conform to anything. I've always been a freak. So I've been a freak all my life and I have to live with that, you know. I'm one of those websites." - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Back from the pool, where I did not drown.
I haven't done that in... decades? - lris
You should do it again. I plan to go tomorrow for the first time since September. My last race, I think. - MoTO Moca Blend
Turns out, the pool closes for spring break, so this was my last opportunity until April. - lris
Also, I can no longer arm... - lris
good thing I had already swallowed my coffee. "I can no longer arm"... *dead* - MoTO Moca Blend
then again if Gaga was around ... - MoTO Moca Blend
Depending on which calculator I use, I either burned about 80 calories or about 260 calories. I vote for the second option. - lris
"so let it be written..." - MoTO Moca Blend
Totally the second option. #goIris - Catherine Pellegrino
This just in: moving your body results in hunger. - lris
I really need more frequent like options! - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Snack options at 11, following Matlock. - Julian
Search is once again not working here.
Yeah, I noticed that today and used Google to work around that. - Stephen Francoeur
True. Google still does a good job of indexing what is public here. - Julian
Congratulations to Marie for winning the Ingram Coutts Innovation Award! I'm pretty sure she won't brag here, so I will.
I'm not in tech services, so I rely on amazing librarians like Marie to help me understand the awesomeness that goes on there. - kaijsa
Congratulations Marie! - Galadriel C.
*love* good electronic resource librarians are good to find (amirite, Galadriel?!) - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
*blush* thank you! - Marie
yay - Julian
w00t! Congratulations! - laura x
Yes indeed Stephanie! - Galadriel C. from Android
Mary Carmen
DOJ: The sex trade industry in Atlanta nets 290 million a year. Dayum.
I'm in the wrong business...? - Julian
I'd love to know the methodology (I'm sure it was based on many, many interviews) if the pimps and sex workers are filing tax forms. - Mary Carmen
Does this include strip clubs? ATL is a strip club capitol. - Eric - Watch Me Now
@Mary, good question !! I think thats jus estimates by interviews .. - Peter Dawson
Eric, I believe it is limited to paying for sexual acts. - Mary Carmen
Here's a link to the study: - Mary Carmen
Article from National Journal: - Mary Carmen
"Outside the sex sold legally in Nevada, prostitution in the United States transpires in the shadows of an underground economy. There are no accounting records to trace, no receipts to scrutinize, and no legal records to analyze. Simply, it is difficult to grasp the size of this economy. " - Mary Carmen
I find the method of payment survey results fascinating: 66.7$ cash, 9.7% credit/debit, 4.2% drugs, 2.8% merchandise, 31.9% did not report. - Mary Carmen
A pimp's average weekly income, between 2003 -2011, in Atlanta was $32,833. WEEKLY. CASH. - Mary Carmen
$32K for a pimp ? There are 168 working hrs in a wk. and that makes it approx 190$ /per hr. Wonder how he pays the sex workers. Some of these values maybe over inflated. Even if the pimp had 3/4 sew workers in a week. That value ->32K seems over inflated. - Peter Dawson
@MAry, thanks for the report. This is interesting . - Peter Dawson
expense statement for pimps = Cars and Transport = 65% , Guns= 2.7% !! - Peter Dawson
No problem. I find this fascinating. - Mary Carmen
Completely fascinating. Here in NV, where it's legal, there are no officially traceable numbers on it, other than specific brother owner's tax filings. Prostitution has no NAICS code, it falls under "entertainment", like operating a movie theater. No breakout. Fascinating they can get hard numbers somehow on the UST and nothing on legal sex work - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Interesting article, but 73 interviewees across 8 cities is barely anecdatally significant, let alone enough info to call a research study. Especialy when considering they are talking to folks working in/as: pimps, traffickers, child pornographers, law enforcement, massage parlors, brothels, escort services, and street- and internet-based prostitution - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Agreed. There are different types and level of prostitution. From what I have seen from sex worker's explanations in books, articles over the years. During work $190 per hour seems a reasonable figure, but you can't assume 100% working time. Maybe 50%? - Eric - Watch Me Now
If the woman is good looking, I can generally be had for free. It's more of a demand issue than a fee issue. #notmuchdemandformyservices - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
RT @laughingsquid: What A Typical Breakfast Looks Like In Different Countries Around the World
RT @laughingsquid: What A Typical Breakfast Looks Like In Different Countries Around the World
No baked beans? No black pudding? No hash browns? No toast or fried bread? Pfft! That's not a full English breakfast then. Not that I ever eat that lot (except the black pudding and tomatoes because no) unless I'm at a hotel anyway. - Mark H
i was just typing that! No baked beans nor fried bread for the English breakfast = epic fail. - Jeff (Team マクダジ )
Pancakes and bacon and eggs, only when I'm away from home and eating at an IHOP or Denny's or such. - Betsy
The pancakes in the American brekkie look so untoasty. The Mexican brekkie was pretty accurate, but pretty artistically laid out. :P - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Agreed, Betsy. I don't know anyone here in the US that "typically" has pancakes, eggs & bacon for breakfast. I call BS. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
It's entirely possible that that is a typical US breakfast. We can't really know what everyone in the country is eating, and I surmise that if a person has a shorter morning commute, or a less rushed morning, they're more likely to engage in such a breakfast. I know all the farmers in my hometown eat like this every day. So. - Hookuh Tinypants
Y'all just eat Timbits and poutine. :P - Hookuh Tinypants
Mmmmmm! Timbits! - Betsy
Canada is like England with a shorter flight. - Todd Hoff
Timbits are legalized crack. Seriously. I demand that my Canadian coworkers bring me an offering of Timbits whenever they come down for meetings. Helps that there's a Timmy's in the Vancouver airport. :D - Hookuh Tinypants
No sausages on the German breakfast, it's closer to the pictured Swedish breakfast. And don't many here just have cereal (as the Australian example, but w/o vegemite)? Otherwise scrambled eggs etc. only when traveling at hotel. - Nils Sandin
Yeah, I imagine that most often, most of us who work the 9-5 have cereal or oatmeal, and save the bacon and eggs experience for the weekend. I love eating eggs and potatoes and having that sort of hearty breaksfast experience, but I can only do it on my days off, and even then it's usually limited to Sunday. - Hookuh Tinypants
Victor Ganata
Marcin Gortat wants the NBA to allow NHL-style fighting - Yahoo
I can't imagine Gortat doing too well in an NHL-style fight on hardwood with no protective equipment, though. - Victor Ganata
If they incorporated the penalty box as well, we could have powerplay fastbreaks :D - Victor Ganata
The first time someone squares up with him, he will get dirty pants almost. - Julian
laura x
What should I make for dinner?
Veggie stir-fry. - Julian
tomato soup and grilled cheese - MoTO Moca Blend
Breakfast. - Catherine Pellegrino
make soosis bandari :D - ووووزلا
Something easy. :-) - YvonneM
:دی - ووووزلا
A phone call. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Phone call does not sound so tasty. - laura x
lamb chops. you know you love them - maʀtha
Baked salmon, couscous, and steamed green beans. - Kirsten
I second the grilled cheese and tomato soup. - Janet from FFHound!
All-in stew. Get a pot. Get some meat, veg, stock and whatever else you feel like, cut it up however you want and throw it all in the pot. Cook until cooked. - Steel Penguin Slippy
I made quinoa Saturday for quinoa patties, which I plan to make tonight. I vote for quinoa patties! - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
It's Taco Tuesday, yahknow! - Lnorigb from FFHound!
I literally laughed out loud. (Wait for it...)
I literally laughed out loud. (Wait for it...)
This just needed a bump today. About halfway through. - Julian
Today, Facebook once again reminded me that people my age grew up, and I left myself behind as a little kid.
Is it your birthday? - maʀtha
No. My birthday is next week. I once again noticed how grown up all the people I knew 15 years ago in high school have become, compared to me. They actually LOOK grown up. (People often say these days that I look like I am 15-20 years old -- and treat me differently and a bit negatively as a result.) They are growing families, and having kids -- the things grown-ups are supposed to do, allegedly. (I have no desire to be "traditional" like that.) Well-paying careers. Glowing and overflowing happiness Etc. - Julian
Looks can be deceiving. - Melly
I have basically been the same person since my age had just one digit in it (be it decimial or hexadecimal -- you decide). Much less progress made by me. - Julian
That depends on how you define progress. - Melly
I feel stuck and underachieving all the time - maʀtha
I've achieved close to nothing, & I'm 46. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
"Glowing and overflowing happiness." That is what they are showing on FB. Might not be the truth. Just do the best you can, and try not to worry about how your life compares to others. It can't really compare, since everyone is different. - Doge Joe
Some people just become better at acting grown up, just remember to be true to yourself. - Janet from FFHound!
the truth, Julian, is that you have achieved a lot. also, you are a fine person, regardless of how you might appear to others. I feel confident saying this after all these years. - maʀtha
Do you actually want the life you see on FB? Or do you just think you *should* be doing those things? Remember: people are ...selective...about what they show the world. And as a much older person I find a lot of these "grownups" have shoved themselves into an early Middle Age. They look older than they should. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
t-ra: lose,find,repeat
I want to thank you lovely ffeeders for hangin with my messy business yesterday. It meant a lot to have a safe place to vent. Y'all are so very dear to me. Know that.
We are here for you. - Julian
You truly are. And I am so very grateful. - t-ra: lose,find,repeat from Android
Apparently I missed the "messy business" but that's probably for the best. I don't know if you've noticed it, but sometimes my input is not particularly useful. On the otherhand, I know a lot about venting, but that's because I'm a cranky old fart (a trait that I'm quite certain you don't share.) Anyway, as far as I'm concerned, VENT TO YOUR HEART'S CONTENT! #PoeticAintit? - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
Vent away, Tamara! We're always here to listen and support you. - Tamara J. B.
thanks, tam. it is so comforting. *group hug* - t-ra: lose,find,repeat
I hate being singled out as being different by several degrees of consequence; and non-conforming to cliquish norms, ideals, and groupthink.
It hurts to know that in some settings, I am less welcome than others simply because I appear to be different on the surface, and different (in lots of good ways) from the expectations that others like me have created as precedent. It makes me feel like I should not even bother trying to change people's minds, so that they see me as a person first instead of just a... thing. - Julian
You could be referring to several different perspectives, race, gender, age, etc. Either way I share your frustration. But I often (have to) remind myself that I deserve to the right to be where I am, to contribute, to participate, to even criticize it that's called for. I have a right, and whether they know it or not, the gatekeepers in these situations need my perspective. Also, if... more... - MoTO Moca Blend
USB to LAN connector for a Mac is a weird thing, apparently?
Ethernet via USB? I've actually never heard of this. - RepoRat
Much more common these days, given that the newest MBPs lack a built-in Ethernet port. USB for Fast Ethernet; Thunderbolt for Gigabit Ethernet. - Julian
It does exist, as it turns out! We have a Thunderbolt to TV connection, and Thunderbolt splitters are not a thing, so we wanted a USB to LAN for Eurovision viewing purposes. Apple website had one. - Zamms
Huh, okay. I think I'm glad I won't have to buy another MBP for a while, then. - RepoRat
The Bears will be taking out Dunk City today.
Oops. - Julian
ISU could win this game.
Haha... no chance now. - Julian
They are only down 11. - Doge Joe
Christina Pikas
In honor of her 2nd birthday celebration this afternoon, ms 2 decided to kick off her nap by removing tights and diaper and crapped all over her crib.
Nap... not nappy... - Julian
Overtime in College Park.
This is delaying Arch Madness, but this is a great game, too. - Julian
Remember when we used to travel to conferences and see each other in person more? Is this still kind of a thing?
That's a question I keep asking, although it's different at different stages. ALA Annual attendance doesn't seem to be taking a nose-dive, and state conferences seem to be healthy, so I think the answer is yes, at least for many people. - Walt Crawford
I'm guessing more local conferences & less at national conferences. But that's just a hunch. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
It's definitely a thing for me, though I'm going to fewer of them than I did in 2008-2010. Even though I'm freaking out about how much I still need to do for my ER&L presentations, I can't wait to get there in a little over a week because it means several days spent with my tribe. My soul needs that. - Holly's favorite Anna
I'm headed to San Diego in March and Vegas in June. Definitely still a thing for me. - Hedgehog
Definitely a thing for me and my colleagues. It's an expectation and we get support. It stinks that people are losing funding, but I get why. ETA: working in Wyoming means we HAVE to go elsewhere to find community. - kaijsa
Definitely. I'm not doing much traveling this year, though. I'm lucky that some people are coming to LibTech. - maʀtha
I miss going to conferences and seeing people. I'm hoping that maybe in 3-4 years I can do so again. - laura x
I've never been able to travel to the national conferences. I'm hoping that will change some day. I am going to the state conference in Ocean City, MD again this year. - Alan
I did too much traveling last year. Hoping this year is quieter; it should be. - RepoRat
My last library conference (or any professional conference, for that matter) was two years ago this month. That was the last time I saw anyone in Libraryland with whom I did not work. - Julian
My conference travel has always been limited to just one per year, and often that's been LOEX, which is not known for its sexiness (nor for its exotic locales). - Catherine Pellegrino
I don't travel much any more -- funding and illness put a damper on all of that. - lris
I should note: when I was employed and had funding, I *always* went to Annual and Midwinter and found this one of the best reasons why...and when I spoke at state conferences, consistently found in-person discussions to be one of the great strengths, for me and for attendees. Consider Alaska... - Walt Crawford
Work and Travel Amerika, wat işleri vize başvuru şartları hakkında yurtdışı eğitim danışmanlığı şirketi, ücretsiz danışmanlık. - Banu Ceylan
I usually do three a year, but decided this year not to go out of pocket at all.... SO, there's been no travel between IL and upcoming Vegas. It's weird to be in one place for so long! - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Foot In Mouth Syndrome seems to happen every fourth or fifth time I communicate with people.
... yet I fail to JUST SHUT UP, lest I be (type)cast as the moron so many people expect me to be upon first sight. - Julian
A little girl is missing from Dundalk. - Julian
Do you have a link for info on this to share? - Alan
Never mind. Amber Alert comes up now. - Alan
Got it on my phone, and saw it on TV. - Julian
Dundalk, MD AMBER Alert: LIC/5AJ4458 (MD) 1999 Black Dodge Durango - Julian
Everyone's phones in the office went off at once. - Derrick
wow, hope they find her - MoTO Moca Blend
Wow, I didn't get an alert. Maybe cause I'm in Northern VA? - Shevonne
Uhoh. There's a homicide investigation at her home. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
oh no :( - Shevonne
:( - Stephen Mack from iPhone
The child was found Friday night in South Carolina! She's okay. Her father is arrested and may have killed her mother. Not really a great ending. Cops gave credit to expanded Amber alerts and social media coverage. The outcome was reported on Twitter before the news media got it. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Glad she's safe but :( - Stephen Mack from iPhone
LB: Ratchet Bear
RT @geekandahalf: Get your cute on! #CuteFriday
RT @geekandahalf: Get your cute on! #CuteFriday
that's what I'm talking about. - MoTO Moca Blend
Work those LSU colors! #GeauxTigers - Julian
It's orange and navy blue actually. Go Syracuse? - Derrick
Oh, no. No, no, no. Not Syracuse. :P Perhaps Illinois, or Auburn? - Julian
haha, cool, let's go with the Ilini. :) - Derrick
gads, not Auburn. Those people stink. ;) - ellbeecee
adorable. nice glasses too. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
I still need to do my taxes. Bah.
Same. - Derrick
Fairly confident that I have a decent refund coming. Even that has not been enough motivation. - Julian
*fistbump* I haven't even gathered up all the paperwork yet. - LB: Ratchet Bear
I did my taxes almost a month ago, but I have a bad feeling I'm going to have to amend them. I think I have another 1099 that's still making it's way here. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
I married an accountant. At some point I just have to sign forms she hands to me. - Alan
ugh... yes. - t-ra: lose,find,repeat
I feel like I got my stuff from my New Orleans job, but of course I can't find it. I'm not really motivated because I don't expect much of a refund, if any. - Derrick
TurboTax arrived yesterday, but some changes we made last year--as well as it being my first full year on Social Security--have me, erm, not rushing to get it done too early. As in: I have no idea how much we'll owe, and I'm in no rush to find out. - Walt Crawford
Me too Walt. This year I have 10 mos earned income, 2 mos pension, 12 mos Soc Sec and a widow's pension. And I got a large bonus payment for unused vacation days. It's complicated and I am sure I owe a bundle. Afraid to look. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
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