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Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
I fully admit the headline grabbed me so I clicked & now I can't stop staring at Renee Zellwegger's new face. Send help.
I know. I can't put my finger on what exactly changed, but something did. The eyes? - Eric - It's My Thing
Yeah, the eyes are SO WEIRD. She's not doing the squinty thing anymore... I can't quite put my finger on it either. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
The article I read quoted some doctor as saying that her eyes used to be almond shaped and now they're rounder. Also said that the lower half of the face hadn't changed much. I did not look that carefully. - bentley
Something with her nose too. It's narrower. - Tamara J. B.
Good Lord. She doesn't look like the same woman! - LB put a spell on you.
I don't know what makes me sadder, that she felt the need to change her appearance or that everyone feels the need to comment on it like it's anyone's business but her own how she looks. I really hate pop culture media. - Hookuh Tinypants
The fucked up thing is she did it probably for Hollywood and not herself. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
She's had a *lot* of plastic surgery over the years (look at Jerry Maguire, then Bridget Jones, then post-Jones....). I wonder if you have to do maintenance over time, when you start tucking and shaping and yanking and pulling your face around starting at age 21? - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
oh, I just saw a picture-- she is unrecognizable! Going that drastic will make everyone comment.... DO you all remember that horrible sitcom with Jennifer Grey, post-nose job? Where she was also completely unrecognizable as the same person?? Facial features really define us... - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Yeah. It's shocking actually. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
I don't know that Bridget Jones is an apt comparison to show she's had a history of plastic surgery, since she notoriously gained 40+ pounds to play that role in both films. In general I've always found her to look quite lovely and I think she still looks quite lovely and I'm annoyed by both the industry that puts pressure on both men and women to try and stay young-looking and the general public who sit around and gawk and gab and criticize. - Hookuh Tinypants
Her unusual facial features were what I found most attractive about her. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
agree w/ starmama. She lost the squinty eyes and the giant lips. Looks very non distinct now - Laura Norvig
I miss her old eyes. They were so unique! I think she now seems to be a cross with Robin Wright. Regardless, when will she act again? - Yvonne Renee
Uh, she has a movie coming out in 2015. Even if you don't follow film/entertainment news, all these judgy OMG HER FACE articles have been mentioning this fact. Which is sad because it shows that everyone is so busy focusing on her appearance and what they have to say about it, they're missing the more relevant details. - Hookuh Tinypants
Here is a side by side picture comparison: Honestly, she doesn't look that different to me. Maybe a bit thinner and a bit older, but I don't see anything that looks like surgery to me. - Ken Gidley
Yeah, I looked and looked, and it seemed like she'd gotten a little thinner. But it was mostly aged skin. Also her eye's seem to be because she doesn't have the strong lines of mascara to shape the eye, and her brows aren't shaped to accentuate the brow line. - NOT THE CRICKET
Aaron the Librarian
Academic Librarians - Are you following YikYak?
? clearly not... - ellbeecee
what the heck is yikyak? - Sir Shuping is just sir
Who in the what now? - Catherine Pellegrino from iPod
I checked it out earlier this year and then uninstalled it after a few days. Creepy place full of douchey bros. Not a cool place. Lots of k-12 schools are banning it because of the heartache it can cause. For example: When I tried it in Manhattan, I found tons of awful posts from NYU and Columbia students. - Stephen Francoeur
good lord. based on that article, wouldn't touch it with the proverbial ten-foot pole. - RepoRat
oh crap...i did hear about yikyak and blocked it out of my mind because the early press on it was so poor, much of the same reasons for what occurred in the article stephen linked to - Sir Shuping is just sir
Yep. What I see when I'm at home (local high schools, other colleges) is different than what I see at work. It's interesting/useful to see what's going on when they're having real dialogue there, but the high school age stuff is abhorrent. - Julie Kane
Tl;dr me about this, please? - Marie
YikYak is an app that uses your device location to show you anonymous posts by people in your vicinity (not sure of the range, maybe a few miles or so). You can post your own anonymous comments. - Stephen Francoeur
Merci - Marie from iPhone
I am now. Second post is a vulgar joke that mentions the library. - Steele Lawman
I can't even handle monitoring mentions on Twitter, I'm pretty sure this will kill me. - Meg VMeg
I downloaded to check it out. It's somewhat amusing. - Andy
I just checked it out. Two posts I could intervene in, but a whole lot of tedium, annoyance, and way too much blowjob advice. Still trying to figure out if it's worth spending time there in the building.... I'm also wondering if my commenting (Hey, just sent a building monitor to shush that noise!) will be seen as helpful or creepy. Because being seen as the creepy one on YiKYak would be pretty awful? - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
But you're being creepy anonymously, so nobody knows it's you specifically. ;) - kaijsa
If you want to know when people are having sex in the library, there's an app for that - Laura Norvig from iPhone
Took a look. Not going back. - John Jackson from iPhone
I look at it occasionally. I'd check it more if it had a search function so I could search for library mentions...unless it does, and I just don't realize it. - YvonneM
I am not an academic librarian, but I do read it here occasionally. Iowa kids are actually remarkably sweet probably 80% of the time. Once in awhile they're very funny. The rest of the time they are racist sexist assholes, but I was expecting that to be most of the posts, so I was pleasantly surprised. - laura x
Today they are tired, have advice about how you should make sure you have lots of time to sleep if you take Tylenol PM, lest you miss class and Michelle Obama, are unsure of how to tell people they like them, and have discovered, by means of pH strip, that a pumpkin spice latte is basic. Also one said "whoa, I should go to the library more often! I actually studied." - laura x
"Basic" is relatively recent slang for me. So I looked it up on Urban Dictionary (because I am old and librarian) and found that the definition there is 8 years old. I'm so basic. - Steele Lawman
Well, you know, I'm so basic I am down with any joke made at the expense of a pumpkin spice latte. - laura x
Tried it. Not big here. Picked up only stuff from international schools. - aaron from Flucso
Laura Norvig
Waiting for your Santa's Village #saturdayff, Stephen!
Heh, sorry -- been up at Hardly Strictly, now off to a friend's birthday. It'll be a late SaturdayFF -- maybe Monday night. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Oops, got too busy with work last night. But I'll get around to this! - Stephen Mack
The story is as mythical as Santa himself. :) - Ken Gidley
I was going to write it up today but my head hurts. Another time! - Stephen Mack
There will always be more Saturdays! - Laura Norvig from iPhone
*cough* - Laura Norvig
Louis Gray
Five years later, I still point people to the FriendFeed changelog as an example of best practices for transparency.
"Description: too tired to finish this right now" lol - Brent Schaus
^ Sleep is unproductive and a waste of time. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
"steampunk tweaks from kevin" - Steve C Team Marina
"Because I have to stop working now, computer is going away :(" - L'Andre
That is strangely fascinating - Laura Norvig from iPhone
That changelog is a beautiful thing. - Sean McBride
So....Friendfeed hasn't changed since 2009? - Shey
@Shey the people have all gotten much better! - Louis Gray
Thanks for sharing Louis; what a blast to the past. Really fun glancing over those logs. - Benjamin Golub
"handle pickle errors" - Laura Norvig
I wonder if I could find the change they had to make to deal with me. - Brian Johns
Laura Norvig
Because my loan is in underwriting right now, and they know we will have to file our 2013 taxes by Oct. 15th, I have to take my paper return into an IRS office and get it stamped and get a copy of it. Yeah, I know, first world problems. I will be missing a day of Dreamforce to do this. Hopefully just half a day. Unknown.
Actually, could be really good I'm going to SF office instead of San Jose, though - Laura Norvig
Laura Norvig
Ugh, feeling weird. I need to perk up.
Stayed home from an annual gathering for the first time in about 16 years to get things done ... didn't get much done yet. - Laura Norvig
On the positive side: relaxing, doing laundry, writing lists of what needs to be done to the house and to prepare for moving, researching termite companies. Plus, I think I connected with an awesome person to help with all of it. - Laura Norvig
OK, Benefit brow bar is open till 8 - I should get off my butt and get waxed. (to clarify, not waxing my butt ... waxing my brows). - Laura Norvig
Ok now that's cute and funny as hell - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
inside joke ... - Laura Norvig
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
so yesterday was my first day at the new part-time little pay no benefits nonprofit gig and it was kind of awesome. aside from having to get used to a new routine of having to be somewhere at a certain time dressed in grown-up clothes and adjusting to a schedule switching between jobs during the week, and digging through the files and emails...
of the last three people who had this job going back to 2012 to try and get oriented, and there being no communal coffee in the office kitchen and no phones, and the first official outreach email I sent was met with consternation and terse chastening from one of our partners, and the first event I'm supposed to be supporting happens tomorrow. the rest of it was awesome, which was basically that I looked and felt fabulous for no reason. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
And that in the end is all that matters. - Steve C Team Marina
"no phones"? - MoTO: Team Marina from Android
inorite? no office phones. the org's contact number is the ED's cell. email, dropbox, Google docs, and texts is how they "do business" bc "only old people make phone calls" (actual quote). yeah, so I wonder why the dude is burning out and needs my help. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
consternation and chastening from introducing yourself? That set off some alarm bells in my head.... I'm glad the rest of it seems good though - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
No coffee??? Run away. - Laura Norvig
What Rudi said. But I'm glad you're feeling good anyway. - Spidra Webster
Now that I've got week one out of the way, I can start thinking about getting comfortable. Coffee stash, attitude adjustment strategies, earphones, y'know stuff people in offices have that I forgot about. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Stephen Mack
Venmo: A case study on why e-mail verification is absolutely required by any web site with account creation -
[Screenshot of Venmo's cancellation screen]
Excerpt: "It’s not so much that I’m 'dissatisfied' with your 'free service' as I am completely mortified at how horrifically terrible your security practices are." - Stephen Mack
They kept writing "free" as if it's a get out of jail free card. Also, Attention World: Don't mess with the Zeigen. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Heh, thanks Micah. - Stephen Mack
Weird, Venmo just came on my radar today because of this post - Laura Norvig
Laura, that's hilarious. There is definitely a age line going on these days. - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
Laura: Haha, amazing. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Um, wow. Thanks, Laura. - Micah
Amit Patel
Couldn't sleep. At least I got this.
Too lazy to use a tripod. I'm happy that my camera lets me take 1/4 sec shots handheld. - Amit Patel
Dang, mine eyelids occluded the view last night. - Todd Hoff
Beautiful! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Got up in time, but it was cloudy :( - Glen Campbell
gorgeous! where do you archive most of your work, Amit? Do you have a smugmug or flickr account you use? Or picasa ...? - Laura Norvig
Laura: I am on flickr and 500px — — but I try to share photos with my friends on FriendFeed first :-) - Amit Patel
For example the northern harrier I took on Sep 28, shared with FF on Sep 30, and put on flickr on Oct 8. I don't interact with the flickr or 500px communities much :( - Amit Patel
We're happy to see your photos here. :) - Anne Bouey
Oh nice how do like the EM-1? I'm still using the original EM-5. - Rodfather from Android
Are you using a 3rd party lens with an adapter for those telephoto shots? Oh never mind. It's the 75-300mm lens. Amazing shots. - Rodfather
Beautiful. - Jenny H. from Android
Thanks! Rodfather: the main thing I like is that there's a built-in grip, and that helps a *lot* with the 75-300mm lens. I had gotten an add-on grip with the E-M1 but it wasn't nearly as good. The E-M1 has phase detection autofocus, which helps with flying birds. If I didn't spend 90% of my time on the 75-300mm lens, I would've kept the E-M5. The E-M1's ergonomics are a little better, and it has more buttons and features. Image quality doesn't seem any better. - Amit Patel
Sleep is unproductive and a waste of time. - Louis Gray
I try to sleep double to make up for Louis - Amit Patel
Laura Norvig
Got a credit from Comcast for some On Demand movies. Watching The Fault in our Stars. Anticipating a few tears.
"Some infinities are bigger than other infinities." - Laura Norvig from iPhone
Funny we were *just* talking about that at dinner before I watched the movie. I even had Wade call Peter to ask him if infinity plus one, and infinity minus one, were both still infinity. - Laura Norvig
Laura Norvig
I want to live life, instead of life living me. Do you know what I mean?
I am having the same thought. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
I'm glad that we are pretty easy going types who know how to kick back and relax. However two things happen to me: 1) I start to freak out about how much I have to do. 2) I can't seem to make time to get out and enjoy the world enough. Just little things like going to the farmer's market, or for walks on the beach or in the woods, or to meet friends for a drink or coffee. I need more of that stuff. - Laura Norvig
Took myself out for a snack and a drink overlooking the yacht harbor. Baby steps. - Laura Norvig from iPhone
Yes. - Jenny H. from Android
Yes. - Monique Judge
Laura Norvig
Trying not to freak out about the house. We shortened the investigation period. Have been doing inspections and my main concern is the "cheap-ass siding" as our inspector called it. It's pressboard and very susceptible to water damage as well as termites. On one whole side of the house it's warped.
So basically, we need to put new siding on the whole house, really. But even bigger concern is if any mold got through. Although it didn't smell bad or anything. Ugh, this sucks. Off to talk to realtor and think about negotiating a cash-back offer maybe. - Laura Norvig
Good luck, Laura! - Jenny H. from Android
Wow. Horoscope today: "This is a challenging week. In the beginning you must learn information which is difficult and detailed. Then it may be changed and you start all over again later. A similar situation occurs with your home or property. A contractual deal that you thought complete turns out to have a flaw and needs re-working." - Laura Norvig
Siding can be 20-40K. Good idea to make them kick in for that. - Todd Hoff
When I was looking late last year, we had put a offer in one place and were waiting for inspections to come back, at the same time to calm our anxiety over what might be found, we kept looking at other homes just in case that fell through. It helped a lot. Hope this turns out well and you get your home soon. - Me
OK, maybe I was exaggerating. Don't really need to replace all the siding, necessarily. but may face unknowns once we start digging in to repairs. I guess that's how it goes. We're asking for a modest cash-back credit. - Laura Norvig
A different horoscope today (different astrologer - how do they all know I'm buying a house?): "Even though you've touched the bottom-line, you may still hope that a situation will turn out OK - even when you know that it might not. A renovation project could be involved - or just plain history. Explaining to someone close that the costs of a development are 'worth it' might be challenging in the extreme - especially when you're so emotionally wound-up." - Laura Norvig
Got the credit we asked for! Hopefully that is just because the seller is anxious to be done with selling, not because they are trying to unload a lemon on me ... - Laura Norvig
Steve Gillmor
Gillmor Gang, recording live today 1pm PT participate at
Anyone know LinkedIn? Help Robert complete Comparison of Social Networks - clive boulton
yo - Chris Hale
Evening all from Northern Ireland, I hope you are all well. - Darren James
hello - Kevin Marks
what he doesn't know.... - Tina Chase Gillmor
what up #Kevin! - Chris Hale
Hello All - Tony Stanislawski
happy Friday! - Jerome Hughes
Happy friday indeed - Darren James
i like my moto 360 but they really need to iron out the kinks - Chris Hale
I'm selling one of my children for Apple Watch... - J.C. Bouvier
haha JC - Charlie Isaacs
hi everyone :) - Charlie Isaacs
did steve get his 6 plus ? this is all that matters. - flyinthesoup
I have a Pebble - they lowered their price, yes, but more importantly I can multi-task now. They have background activities in their new OS. - Charlie Isaacs
On the topic of wearables, Robert, tell your buddy to strap on his seat belt ;-) - Darren James
i am still waiting on backorder for my 6plus - Chris Hale
wow, I'm famous now :) thanks for the shout-out - Charlie Isaacs
verizon handover will fail across the hill - Kevin Marks
LTE over San Andreas at 280 always failed for me - clive boulton
Why did Yahoo buy MessageMe and also buy a stake in SnapChat - Moe Glitz from iPhone
Hey Charlie - J.C. Bouvier
LTE even failed around 280 and Sandhill (of all places) - clive boulton
Hey Kevin, have you ever tried Kimono to quickly make api's out of any site? - Chris Hale
Ello I love you, won't you tell me your name - Moe Glitz from iPhone
Anyone have an Ello invite? I'd like to check it out ( tx if you share! - J.C. Bouvier
I freaking love kimono. I use it in a pinch when i need to scrape sites and consume the data in a restful api manner - Chris Hale
here's my ello importer, but it doesn't get photos yet - Kevin Marks
JC Bouvier - they've locked down the invites presently. I have one or two but can't access - Tina Chase Gillmor
Don't see the point of Ello - Moe Glitz from iPhone
that guy tailgating Robert should back off :) - Charlie Isaacs
Ello connect Camlistore for social backup... - clive boulton
Schmidt's Gmail comments were interesting. "We don't get anything from your email." or something like that - Tom Guarriello
Happy Friday folks. - Laura Norvig
What's Ello's business model. No Ads. - Moe Glitz from iPhone
Moe: they plan to charge for features - Keith Teare
Umbrella Revolution - christina sponselli
Freemium - Keith Teare
Goog clearly scans Gmail for kiddie porn (fine) but what else is scanned. - clive boulton
What? It's "ee-low?" I thought it was el-low, rhymes with Hello. - Laura Norvig
Those features better be awesome - Moe Glitz from iPhone
trolling the name reporting process: - Kevin Marks
That's the point, Clive. Schmidt seemed to imply that they aren't using Gmail content to target ads. Is that what others got from his statements? - Tom Guarriello
BusinessInsider: "So while the core Ello experience will "always remain free," Budnitz says, people will be able to expand Ello's capabilities, spending a few dollars for that new killer feature — whatever it is." Read more: - Alex de Soto
Scoble invariably calls it EEELow. I think it's ello, like "hello" without the "h" - Tina Chase Gillmor
isn't it 'ello ? - Kevin Marks
Ello. Is it me you're looking for? - Moe Glitz from iPhone
Ello, goodbye (the other side of Ello) - clive boulton
The policy helped gate-control trolls, certainly, but wasn't well thought out - doesn't cover all use cases. - Laura Norvig
It's Cockney, innit, Kevin? - Tom Guarriello
Does anyone think real topic specfic or feature specific social networks have a future - Chris Hale
Kevin: lol, Brilliant! - Darren James
GG do a show in Cockney (ello john got a new motor) - clive boulton
i have been thinking about testing out a version of humhub to host a private social network for my martial arts friends - Chris Hale
scobleizer buying pumkins - clive boulton
apparently that was "ullo john" - Kevin Marks
Going to my first Dreamforce this year - would love tips on how to navigate the madness ... will there be a special episode of Gillmor gang there? - Laura Norvig
Ok, thanks anyway Tina! - J.C. Bouvier
less than one? - Kevin Marks
Anyone thinking of giving up their iPad or iPad mini now that they have the iPhone 6 or 6+? - J.C. Bouvier
ullo john got a new social network... - clive boulton
anyone bent their whopper (TMI) - clive boulton
DB - have the iPhone 6 - like it a lot - had to get a case, too slippery otherwise...@Robert is right - once you go big you can't go's fast as hell...iOS 8 still a bit buggy...but overall a solid experience. - J.C. Bouvier
My wife still loses her iPhone 6+ in her handbag! Go figure. - Alex de Soto
J.C., just sent you an ello invite - see if you got. - Laura Norvig
Hey Keith. Is that phone carrier locked to tmobile? - Chris Hale
You can do anything with it except put it in your pocket... - Tom Guarriello
TX Laura! Got it! - J.C. Bouvier
Chris - no as far as i know - Keith Teare
They say unlocked - Keith Teare
You can make bread on the whopper. - clive boulton
Steve has long fingers so all good - Tina Chase Gillmor
But haven't tested it - Keith Teare
hey JC were you being funny or were you saying "hey charlie" because you were talking to me? sorry I had a customer call for a minute :) - Charlie Isaacs
has Steve donated his iPad mini? - clive boulton
yes, to me.... a while ago - Tina Chase Gillmor
I was trying to show the split keyboard but the reflections make it hard to see - Kevin Marks
Tina, thats how my SO gets new tech :) - clive boulton
I wonder how long before Kevin shows up with a 6 Plus :) - Simon Benvenutto
+1 for World War Z reference - christina sponselli
kevin will NOT be getting a 6+ ever - Tina Chase Gillmor
only if keith give me his, I'm not paying for one - Kevin Marks
Nexus 6 ....5.9 inches? - clive boulton
nexus 6 or oneplusone is my likely next phone - Kevin Marks
I love my 6+. But I did want a 1plus1. I couldn't get one - Francine Hardaway
title of show? good vibrations - Charlie Isaacs
Good Vibrations - Moe Glitz from iPhone
Different Vibrations - Keith Teare
Charlie - maybe not bad - Tina Chase Gillmor
Morse Code Vibrations - Alex de Soto
@Charlie, that was an honest & serious attempt to say hi... - J.C. Bouvier
Scoble: "she's giving me excitations" when his notifications hit his watch - Charlie Isaacs
hi back JC! :) - Charlie Isaacs
I have a backordered iphone6plus for att and im starting to get bugged by waiting - Chris Hale
Farmer Dan - Tina Chase Gillmor
The Farmer's Almanac edition Pebble - J.C. Bouvier
Windows 10? - J.C. Bouvier
Tony Hsieh and the Las Vegas suicides - Francine Hardaway
Windows 10 looks so 90's - Moe Glitz from iPhone
I made a Dada bot - Kevin Marks
My Waze person lisps. Does yours? - Francine Hardaway
That Vegas series of articles was pretty heavy, Francine. - Tom Guarriello
I want us to discuss the Vegas series, Tom - Francine Hardaway
That'd be fine with me, Francine - Tom Guarriello
in the news... a new wearable coming: the Tesla D (will it be autonomous?) - Charlie Isaacs
what about twitter ? are the zoombie accounts migrating to Ello ? - flyinthesoup
scrolling around windows 10 - clive boulton
So will Box ever IPO, is cloud storage and arms race into the ground? - Simon Benvenutto
Holy moly Keith, that model of iphone6plus you bought is spensive - Chris Hale
The return of the Start button, talk about serious disruption ... - Simon Benvenutto
JCBouvier I sent you an Ello invite - Francine Hardaway
@Moe, yah, and the 'charm offensive' they keep talking about? Is that the charm of a logical interface? How novel... - J.C. Bouvier
T Mobile releasing a smart watch next week that won't require a phone - Francine Hardaway
Me, too - Francine Hardaway
Bank of America, too - Tom Guarriello
Chris - Oh Yes.... - Keith Teare
Windows 10 separates the UIs from the kernel a la Chrome, ChromeOS, Chromium, Linux -- will Redmond open source? - clive boulton
You went for the most expensive model. I am having trouble seeing if the tmobile version has bands that works on ATT 4g - Chris Hale
Capital One buys Adaptive Path, a UX consultancy, is this a knee jerk reaction to Apple improving the payment experience? - Simon Benvenutto
Keith your comment about frictionless payments using apple pay is one of the big reasons i am starting to feel Paypals days are numbered. Paypal and ebay splitting is the first sign to me that my prediction was spot on - Chris Hale
Apple Pay is the essential shift away from card hacking. Perfect timing. - Arnie Klaus
Scary, so how long before they implement P2P payments and you can credit my phone? - Simon Benvenutto
My new CCs just arrived chipped (hip hip hooray). - clive boulton
Chris - I have no idea - but it is Model A1522 - Keith Teare
yes, at the Connections Conference Will I Am just hinted at what was coming soon and didn't do the "full reveal" - Charlie Isaacs
Apple's announcement is bigger than we thought it would be. - Francine Hardaway
Robert is doing his Kevin Marks imitation, but needs an umbrella - Charlie Isaacs
@simonb your prediction about p2p payments is definitely in the near future. I think that will also be the nail in the coffin for Paypal. Who would need paypal anymore if I could easily and securely pay random people for things. Definitely makes craigslist safer imho - Chris Hale
I like the idea of Known. I got on there and set mine up. Federated posting. - Francine Hardaway
Anyone going to the Digital Publishing Innovation Summit? SFO - Dec. 10/11 - - J.C. Bouvier
that's - Kevin Marks
+100 Steve re: MTP. - J.C. Bouvier
setting up a Known now! - Laura Norvig
aww, thanks for answering that. keep us posted! - Laura Norvig
I am already signed up for all of them. Just let me know - Francine Hardaway
Robert: finish Comparison of Social Networks (shared Tumblr column) - clive boulton
indiewebcamp Cambridge: - Kevin Marks
Is that WithKnown? - Tom Guarriello
Yes Tom - Francine Hardaway
Thanks, Kevin - Tom Guarriello
Good weekend, all - Tom Guarriello
Thanks, Francine - Tom Guarriello
Adios! - Alex de Soto
great show! - Charlie Isaacs
sign up at or host your own - Kevin Marks
Cheers! - Simon Benvenutto
happy happy all - J.C. Bouvier
Laura Norvig
Besides the green beauty that is the Borland (Enterprise Technology Center) grounds, I love that my freeway exit is now "Santa's Village". I love the trees we can see out all of the windows. However, my cube is still just a cube, and I face the computer with my back to the corridor, so I don't get to see the trees.
Santa's Village has to be the topic of my next #saturdayff - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I vaguely remember the actual Santa's Village. There were rides and you used to be able to see them from the highway. - Rodfather from Android
Ah I was 5 when it closed. I do remember going there. - Rodfather from Android
Yeah, it closed the year I came to Santa Cruz. But you could still see most of the stuff that stayed there for awhile. - Laura Norvig
I'm in a Santa's Village group on Facebook. Also one for Frontier Village. Memories! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Hee hee - Amit Patel
Today I walked around the whole entire walkway of all the modules that runs around the third story of the whole complex (which is HUGE). It runs everywhere EXCEPT around what was Phillipe's office. He didn't want people peering in his windows, I suppose. This meant I had to knock on a window to get someone's attention because I couldn't get back to the proper door where my key card would work. - Laura Norvig
It's green because they use recycled water on the grounds, but it still feels SO sinful in these drought times. - Laura Norvig
I wasn't living in this area back then, but I had so many Borland products and imagined they were all made in a magical place. I was greatly surprised the first time I drove on highway 17 and went "HEY!", recognizing what that place was. - Amit Patel
I remember when, if someone said they worked in Scott's Valley, it was either at Seagate or McDonalds, lol - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Stephen Mack
Tomatillos prepped for roasting -
Tomatillos prepped for roasting
I faved that one of Jenn's a loooong time ago. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
FF is feeling the heat from Ello. - Stephan #TeamMarina
Of course, the irony being that I was debating whether to open one of the jars of salsa these tomatillos made yesterday :D - Jennifer Dittrich
yeah, flickr and friendfeed are in different time zones, it seems. - Laura Norvig
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
the nonprofit I interviewed with last week needs a yes or no by week's end. I honestly don't know what to do. I've listed the pros and cons and it comes out mostly a wash in terms of potential risks versus rewards. part of me is truly excited by the challenge and sheer insanity of the job. the other part just wants a decent paycheck and benefits.
por ejemplo: $9/hr at 20 hours a week. no benefits, no tech provided, no budget for anything unless I raise the money myself. ED hasn't been paid in 3 years and I've no doubt he expects a similar level of sacrificial attitude about "the mission." - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Hold out for something that pays better and has bennies. You can get it. Work that network. - Spidra Webster
OTOH: I could make it my own, build it into a permanent gig over time and meanwhile stretch my skills and exposure, connecting to a ton of people here I otherwise have limited access to. Even if I just did it for a few months. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
I hear you, Spidra. Trust me. At the moment I'm lured by my romantic imaginings of being The One That Made This Organization What It Is or She Without Whom None Of This Would Be Possible. I COULD RULE THEM ALL! And still get to sleep in late. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Is the mission something you are truly, personally, passionate about? If not ... you're worth SO much more. - Laura Norvig
It is, Laura. That's what I'm struggling with. It's a nonprofit supporting tech start-ups in Athens. It combines a lot of what I love in terms of helping people find the resources they need to realize a vision that in turn helps the community at large and solves problems. Plus I could spearhead adding a program for veteran entrepreneurs, which the ED said he was open to. And that (as... more... - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
this is the org: if anyone wants to take a gander and share impressions. always appreciated. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
well, I said yes. we'll see what happens. first day will be Tuesday the 7th. I'll be spending the weekend trying to dig up some professional looking clothes. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
I would try to look into their financials as well and see how their $ divides up into %s for staff support, fundraising, etc. I feel like the burnout potential is going to be super, super high. On the other hand, if you are super into the mission and see it possibly as a temporary situation (2-3 years), it might be perfect. - Rachel Walden
I wish you the best of luck in this new PT job, t-ra! - Spidra Webster
Thanks ffolks. I'm gonna give it my best. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Good luck! - Rachel Walden
Laura Norvig
#saturdayff When I was very little, we lived in Amherst, MA and there was a corn field right next to our house. We used to play hide and seek in it and I have a vague memory of getting lost in it. We moved from there when I was six, so it is a pretty vague, yet visually vivid, memory. I see the corn stalks and how tall they were compared to me!
I can smell the dirt, too. - Laura Norvig
My brother and I were not allowed in the corn fields at my great-aunt's farm. The soybean fields, yes. Corn fields, no. We found a lot of Native American arrow heads in those soybean fields. :D - April Russo
Laura Norvig
I have to be productive today. Although it's a beautiful day for a walk.
OK, at least I did the three boxes of books in my trunk. Now for today's list: (the more I break it down into component parts, the more things I get to cross of the list - which I do by deleting so hopefully this post will be blank soon ... - Laura Norvig
Fold and put away laundry - Laura Norvig
tackle pile on little chair. - Laura Norvig
Amit Patel
Bret Victor - Friday 24 October - SPLASH 2014 -
Bret Victor - Friday 24 October - SPLASH 2014
"New representations of thought — written language, mathematical notation, information graphics, etc — have been responsible for some of the most significant leaps in the progress of civilization, by expanding humanity’s collectively-thinkable territory." - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
"But the dynamic medium offers the opportunity to deliberately invent a humane and empowering form of knowledge work. We can design dynamic representations which draw on the entire range of human capabilities — all senses, all forms of movement, all forms of understanding — instead of straining a few and atrophying the rest." - Amit Patel
Peter was telling me about this guy earlier this month - he went to some workshop up in SF Bret put on I think. - Laura Norvig
Amit Patel
I'm the one person not on ello.
The cheese stands alone. - Meg VMeg
Ellone. - Spidra Webster
I'm sure they'll get around to sending me an invitation eventually >:-( - Larry Hosken
I'm not on ello. - imabonehead
Ditto, and no special desire. - Walt Crawford
Walt, let's make a social network called Ditto! - Amit Patel
I'm not on ello, but I am on FriendFeed! - Louis Gray
Ello is actually like the early days of Twitter, in which you can see your old friends, find some new ones, and no brands are barking at you - Francine Hardaway
Francine's first comment on FriendFeed in 3+ years! Welcome back. - Louis Gray
I do love the "let's see who so and so follows" paradigm. But I haven't seen much actual conversation yet. - Laura Norvig
Francine, what is your handle? Impossible to find people on there. EDIT: Found you. Boy, their search is useless. Did not find "hardaway" even though that is your handle. - Laura Norvig
Me either but.. I don't know, I might be interested. I have to see though. - MariWeaver
Laura Norvig
Today I put in an offer on a house. There's a first time for everything.
Yay! Good luck! - Jaclyn aka spamgirl from Android
Also remarked to spouse: I had a kid, got married, both my parents are dead ... this owning a house thing is another marker towards becoming all growed up. (not that completely juvenile idiots don't own houses but you know, it's one of those things that makes you feel soberingly adultish). - Laura Norvig
Is it one of the houses that you posted previously? Good luck! - Anne Bouey
So cool! I hope you get it! - Anne Bouey
Got it! - Laura Norvig
congrats! - kendrak
Congratulations - Walt Crawford
Congrats Laura! - Corinne L
Congratulations! - Anika
awesome! - ellbeecee from Android
Nice! - Amit Patel
Laura Norvig
It just boggles my mind how short-sighted government agencies can be. The project I used to work with had built up tremendous traffic on various domains and the feds let most of them go, to be snapped up by unscrupulous advertisers and such.
Come to find out the same thing happened to the main 1-800 phone number our project had for ten years. When I call it now, it is all kinds of crazy scam. - Laura Norvig
they're letting the OLC go down next week. No message to the field, no contingency for extension till the new vendor takes over, nothing. Just letting it go dark. UGH! so while part of me is of course bummed that contract ended b/c my job is on the chopping block, OTOH I am so glad not to shoulder their incompetence without so much as a shred of acknowledgement or appreciation on their part. So fuck 'em. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
p.s. sorry to hijack your thread with my own bitchin - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
no problem - they've stooped to the ultimate low - once OLDT disbanded there was just no way they could keep their sh*t together. Their institutional knowledge is less than zero. - Laura Norvig
I tried to fight the good fight y'all. - Jason from iPhone
Aw, Jason. No doubt about that, doll. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Oh yeah, no blame. You and Susan were our rocks throughout. We all contributed some great value to the field, and I know you continue to do so, Jason! - Laura Norvig
Laura Norvig
Moving on from the purge of papers from student days, now a walk down memory lane - 13 years at the same job. Purging:
Old issues of Information Outlook. - Laura Norvig
old issues of Information Today - Laura Norvig
old issues of the Nonprofit Times - Laura Norvig
the better I get at this, the more it bodes well for doing the same thing at home - Laura Norvig
old issues of Searcher and Computers in Libraries (freebies from Internet Librarian) - Laura Norvig
there is a box here that I haven't looked at in several years. It would be cool if I just threw it away. Obviously I am not quite capable of doing that. - Laura Norvig
I used to love getting those free copies of Searcher & Computers in Libraries! #IAmOld - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
they should set-up a burn pile at the Carbonero bldg this week. I feel like folks would be more inspired to put things in that. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Some ASIS Bulletins - 1999, 2000 - Laura Norvig
Ooh, materials from How to Develop a Corporate Style Guide UC Extension course 1992 ... - Laura Norvig
Awwww, printed slide handouts from Steven Cohen and Jenny Levine's blogging workshop at IL 2003. - Laura Norvig
Endless notes about negotiations with our funding agency through various closures of services where we were asked to create messaging to emphasize the positive aspects (of which there were usually none) of the changes and neglect to mention the negative aspects. These are going in recycling, not shredding .... - Laura Norvig
OK, this office clean-up is getting tedious. A great purge, but tedious. - Laura Norvig
I do not envy what y'all are dealing with this week. On the plus side, fancy new offices! - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
you are inspiring me to do a book purge. I have some WAY old tech books that need to go away. "Office 2003 XML" srsly?! - RepoRat
I picked up steam for awhile but now I'm slowing down again ... oy. - Laura Norvig
Had fun reminiscing about all the people I hired: - Laura Norvig
Our first CMS was eZPublish. - Laura Norvig
Learned about self: I'm a pack rat. I'm a perfectionist. I document things. - Laura Norvig
Laura Norvig
DON'T FORGET to see if AirBnB reservation was accepted for Dreamforce
I won't forget. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
it was! - Laura Norvig
Stephen Mack
Anyone want an Ello invite? (New social media/social sharing site.) -
Manifesto: "Your social network is owned by advertisers. Every post you share, every friend you make and every link you follow is tracked, recorded and converted into data. Advertisers buy your data so they can show you more ads. You are the product that’s bought and sold. We believe there is a better way. We believe in audacity. We believe in beauty, simplicity and transparency. We believe that the people who make things and the people who use them should be in partnership. We believe a social network can be a tool for empowerment. Not a tool to deceive, coerce and manipulate — but a place to connect, create and celebrate life. You are not a product." - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
Haha! I just got an email saying they were bogged down today because so many people were joining at the same time. - Spidra Webster
I'm intrigued. If they'll have a Norwegian, I'd be interested :) - Eivind
Spidra, yeah, I got my invite earlier today and couldn't actually log in until this evening. It kinda blew up today. - Stephen Mack
Eivind, DM me with the e-mail you want the invite sent to please! - Stephen Mack
Are there any images of the site and what it looks like? I'd take an invite, to check it out. - NOT THE CRICKET
Yes, please. - Andrew C (✔)
I'd give it a go... - Bren - pseudo-Buddhist
Sure, why not...would be interesting to beta/ delta/ gamma test this. - Uli
DM me your email address if you want an invite! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Jimminy, I'll take some screenshots later. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I'm interested. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Oh why not? I already have the the attention span of a juvenile squirrel on meth. *sigh* - MoTO: Team Marina from Android
sure, please, if available. ellbeecee at gmail. - ellbeecee
arrowvalleyman AT gmail - Pete : Team Marina
I would like an invite, pretty please, if you have any left (vicstermail at gmail). - vicster: full-bodied
I would like one! vganata at gmail - Victor Ganata
If you have some invites left, sure, why not. [edited out my email...] - Joe
I would like to join this new social media, if there's still an invite (sans.otto at gmail) Thanks. - sansotto
Uli, DM me your e-mail address! - Stephen Mack
I' interested Edit: Thanks! - vale
Bren, DM me your e-mail address! - Stephen Mack
OK, I think I sent an invite to everyone who has requested one so far. If I missed you, please let me know. - Stephen Mack
Yes, please. I'll DM you my email address. :) - Tamara J. B.
I just did! :P - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
yes, I would like an invite! - .mau.
Sure! k8southern at gmail Thanks! - Katy S
plz! jfleming73 gmail com - Mr. The Jason Fleming
okay, I'm in, barrywynn as usual. find me and stuff *lemming* ========> - MoTO: Team Marina
Mau, Katy & Jason -- their invite page just crapped out. Will try again later. I think I'm caught up with everyone else, though. - Stephen Mack
I'll take a swipe: tarzxf at gmail - Neal Krummell
Sure: chilaquiles at Gmail dot com. - Steven Perez from Android
yep. firstname dot lastname at gmail dot com - Laura Norvig
yes, please: brent schaus @gmail - Brent Schaus
Sent up through Brent. Four more left! - Stephen Mack
Cristo, I don't have your e-mail address. Can you DM me the one you want me to use? - Stephen Mack
Wait, never mind, I do have it. - Stephen Mack
This is fun, I don't think I've ever had so many DMs. - Stephen Mack
Three invites left. - Stephen Mack
well, if all the cool kids are doing it... - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Two after T-Ra. (T-RA, DM me the e-mail address you'd like to use please!) (EDIT she already had) - Stephen Mack
This is really getting the way of my doing my homework. :P (Last minute, though it may be.) - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
Thanks, Stephen :) - Brent Schaus
Received, thanks! - Neal Krummell
Stephen: received just now, thanks! - .mau.
Thank you, Stephen! I'm all signed up now. :-) - vicster: full-bodied
No problem guys, you're all welcome! - Stephen Mack
Bren DM'd me, so he got his. I set aside one for him, so two left. - Stephen Mack
Stephan requested one, so I sent him one. Now just 1 left. Who's the lucky last recipient? - Stephen Mack
I've got plenty. DM me if you need an invite. I assume mine will work? - MoTO: Team Marina
Yeah, basically everyone who just signed up through me should have a few dozen, so there's not going to be a shortage. :) - Stephen Mack
Very late here, but yes if possible, from anyone in this thread. *poof* - YvonneM
You got it, YvonneM. You got my very last invite! - Stephen Mack
If you have any left I will take one - - Alan
Alan, I don't -- all out now, sorry. Anyone else able to send one to Alan? - Stephen Mack
I sent him one just now, Stephen. Alan, watch your mailbox! I am mdgirlforlife. - Corinne L
OK. I know I was way late. I took a break from friendfeed and find that I keep forgetting to check in now that I'm "back" - Alan
Thanks Corinne! - Alan
Sorry I'm 18 hours late! If anyone still has an invite, I'd love to check it out. Please? - Red Label
Where's the names list? - Eric - It's My Thing
Any invites left???? - Friar Will
I concur with Cristo -- it's not ready yet. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I have no more invites currently. But pick a person above who I have an invite to -- they should all have invites to give away now! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Hmm. There's this but it seems to be more about providing a work area for current social groups rather than finding new people to socialize with. - Spidra Webster
I wonder what the dynamics are behind cascades like this? FF has more features yet we can't get people to adopt it. Ello has far fewer features, is far less ready for primetime, yet its membership has exploded over the last 48 hrs. I understand Ello's "the anti-Facebook" rhetoric is appealing but most people don't even know Facebook owns FF yet there are no cascades here. And of course there are other socnets as well. What drives sudden crazy popularity? - Spidra Webster
I wouldn't encourage anyone to put too much time into Friendfeed at this point. We all know it's only a matter of time. #knockonwood - Eric - It's My Thing
For all you know, it's only a matter of time for Ello, either. ;-) We've been here 5 years post-buy. - Spidra Webster
I agree with Spidra. I bet FF outlasts Ello, actually. But I don't mind checking out new sites. Remember how keen people were to get Google Wave invites? Some even sold them on eBay. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
The key is apparently making it invite-only and limiting invites. We should do that here. ;-) - Spidra Webster
The rush? For some people, I think it is the urge for login name squatting. Gotta get hairybook93 or whatever login Id before some other person gets it. - Joe
Any of you fine people up there who now have a half dozen invites willing to part with just one? It'd be much appreciated! ♡ - Kayla from Android
yes yes yes please! i[@] - Recep Çimen , please. - qub
Could I get one please? - DS — thank you in advance. - Ivan Bessarabov
mike.bravo at if possible, thanks a bunch! - Michael Bravo
I'd love an invite if you have one to spare! — gaute(at)gautehuus(dot)com - Gaute Huus, please! - Anton Volnuhin
Interesting take(down) of Ello. - Ken Gidley from iPhone
And for me please, if possible: - yan
pls,, if you have spare one - Коломеец
Much belated but thank you!!! - YvonneM
Could you please send me an ello-invite? Thanks!! - etesien
Laura Norvig
KRJDA | Borland Corporate Headquarters -
KRJDA | Borland Corporate Headquarters
My work has downsized so much in the past two years that, even though we own our building, we can no longer afford to heat, cool, and pay the electric bill. We are most likely going to lease office space in ... the old Borland building! - Laura Norvig
Sold to a Chinese investor for 12 million dollars last summer. - Laura Norvig
So, this is really happening. We are going to be on the third floor, in the spaces that were formerly for executives. They have to do lots of improvements first, so it won't be for about four months. - Laura Norvig
Wow looks amazing! - Steve and 4 other people
Hey, I walk my dogs around there. After he gets all muddy I let him take a dip in the pond. - Todd Hoff
Take lots of pics! - Meg VMeg
Ooh, Borland - Amit Patel
Moving in next week! We had to gut Phillipe Kahn's office to renovate our space. Todd, let's have a meetup - ping me next time you take your dogs for a walk. - Laura Norvig
Did you take any pics of Phillipe's office before you gutted it? (Side story: A friend of mine from high school met Phillipe at a trade show and had always wanted to work for Borland, so begged for a job. Phillipe told him to write a program that played Tic Tac Toe and mail it to him. If he liked it, he would hire my friend. So my friend wrote the program and sent it, but never heard from Phillipe. We never knew if it was because his program sucked or if Phillipe never reviewed it.) - Stephen Mack
Stephen, I don't know if anyone took pics. I heard they took out his private bathroom, though. The resulting space is quite unremarkable, really. But it does have a great view. - Laura Norvig
Yvonne Renee
Because I've been living under a rock, I'm learning about Minecraft since it seems resistance is futile. =)
This way lies madness. Have Sammy talk to you about it tonight! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
how old are your kids, Yvonne? At first I learned stuff about it, and told Wade he could only play "creative" mode and "single player". In the last six months things have changed. I let him play on certain servers. It's a learning curve. I have to be in the room when he plays so I can get a better feel for it. It's really endless. Teachers even use it in the classroom. We'll see what happens now that Microsoft owns it. - Laura Norvig
They're 6.5 and almost 4. - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Laura Norvig
Not sure who to ask, anybody know some all around computer ninjas here? Here's the problem: Got an old beater computer from work, trying to run Minecraft on it for Wade, keep getting an error when it loads -error file attached. I believe this has something to do with where the .jar files are stored or something related to the java runtime environ
computer is running windows 7 service pack 1 - Laura Norvig
how much memory does the computer have? does it have a pretty good video card? - holly #ravingfangirl
hmm - total avail graphics memory 358MB, dedicated video memory 0 . When I click on show name of video card it just says ThinkPad Display and Mobile Intel 965 Express chipset ... - Laura Norvig
installed RAM is 3GB - Laura Norvig
That was from Jim, Laura. :) - Anne Bouey
You're a badass ninja, Anne! This could mean that he should only use this computer for playing his mods with Vanilla Minecraft, which runs versions prior to 1.7 - Laura Norvig
Ah, you posted it was Jim after I anointed you ninja. Thanks, Jim! - Laura Norvig
You're welcome, says Jim. :) - Anne Bouey
DB, Lil LB's Dad
I got a job! And now we do the Snoopy Dance!
I got a job! And now we do the Snoopy Dance!
Desktop Engineering position at a national health insurance provider. I'm so pumped! - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Congratulations! - John (bird whisperer)
I have to say I'm very impressed with the Nashville IT job market. We've been here just under 2 months. I started a temporary contract position less than 3 weeks after moving here and have a permanent (well temp to perm but I'm already claiming the perm position) within 7 weeks. I feel very blessed. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
If you work in IT and need a new job/change of scenery you should strongly consider the Nashville area. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
congrats! - imabonehead
Congratulations! - Anika
Should we interpret the "Snoopy Dance" as a clue as to who the national health insurance provider is, or is that just a red herring? - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Congratulations! - bentley
Definitely a red herring (unintentional) in this instance. Hadn't even made the connection until now to be honest. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
I think I find this so gratifying because it provides a much needed confidence boost career-wise for me. It's nice to have someone look at your education/experience/body of work/potential for growth and be willing to give you an opportunity to show what you've got. I feel like I was pigeon holed for years first in dead end call center/help desk jobs and more recently in desktop support... more... - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Congrats! - LB put a spell on you. from Android
Lol. Thanks Laura. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Now I have a week and a half off to finish getting the remnants of our move erased from this house. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
CONGRATS, DB! - MoTO: Team Marina
Well done - Steve C Team Marina
that's great news! - Valz 4 TEAMMARINA
Laura Norvig
I need to work on gathering tax documents. That is why I just vacuumed of course.
it is also why I will now do the laundry. - Laura Norvig
Have you dusted your bookshelves recently? I bet they really need it. - lris
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