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Laura Norvig
exchange with a co-worker over email about promoting newsletter column she wrote: Me: Do you have a twitter account? Her: Yes.
How about telling me your handle. Honestly. - Laura Norvig
Andy Bakun
OH: "Yak shaving is erotic."
Then I am one sexy so and so ... - Laura Norvig from iPhone
Wine and macaroni and cheese do not mix.. BLEH!
After the first bottle you won't notice it anymore. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
2nd bottle didn't help - Me
Seconds, wow! :) - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
You just haven't found the right pairing. - Laura Norvig from iPhone
macaroni and cheese in a bottle? - Big Joe Silence
Laura Norvig
Took a little break from working at home and took my son out to breakfast and for a glorious walk on the beach. Now I'm sooo sleepy. Working on AdWords campaigns, starting to learn a new email marketing system, and thinking about getting back to work on some documentation but hard to stay awake!
It was not the most productive day, but oh, the West Side of Santa Cruz beaches at low tide on a weekday are a wonderful thing. - Laura Norvig
Laura Norvig
Belated #saturdayFF - being a deadhead was a seminal part of my life. I went to somewhere between 50 - 100 shows between 1978 - 1995 (I did not obsessively keep ticket stubs so it would take some doing to pin that number down). That shared camaraderie of being able to look into the eyes of a stranger and your eyes are saying, "do you know?"
and their eyes are saying, "yeah, I know," (or vice versa) is a beautiful thing. I miss it. - Laura Norvig
of course I enjoyed the band, their amazing improvisational prowess, the dancing, the *cough* hallucinogens *cough*, the artisanal food and crafts, but really the thing that made being a deadhead so great was the community. The unbelievably strong sense of community. Many of us were not the kind of deadheads that you could have picked out in a crowd. But when we gathered as a tribe, we were a tribe. It's something that is often hard to find in modern society. - Laura Norvig
Well put. (And in my head I draw comparisons between deadheads and burners a lot.) - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Yeah, I definitely feel the passion coming from burners when they talk about the playa. - Laura Norvig
I was only able to get to a small number of Dead concerts before Jerry Garcia passed away, but it was always an amazing experience. The community is what I remember the most about every show. - Hookuh Tinypants
Stephen Mack
#SaturdayFF I'm glad that as a life experience, I saw the Grateful Dead a few times back in the late '80s. -
#SaturdayFF I'm glad that as a life experience, I saw the Grateful Dead a few times back in the late '80s.
This is the show I remember most clearly -- Laguna Seca Recreation Area - May 9-10, 1987. Bruce Hornsby first, then Ry Cooder, then the Dead. I went with my brother Phil and our friend Rick in Rick's VW van. We camped overnight and then saw the same show the next day. (The Dead, of course, played a very different set the second time.) - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
In no way would I call myself a deadhead, but I ended up seeing them a couple of other times later on (I remember at the Shoreline in Mountain View a year or two later less clearly). I enjoyed the shows, the vibe -- it was the first taste I had of just how obsessed some people get with a band or musician. - Stephen Mack
At this show, they ended up doing a late "third set" after dark to film the video for A Touch of Grey -- -- and it was weird to experience. They kept on starting and stopping and restarting the song to get the marionettes in the video to film properly. The band would wander on and pretend to play for a bit, then disappear for a while. But somewhere in those crowd scenes, there I am. - Stephen Mack
At some point, I could see Bob Weir was smoking. I idly wondered aloud what type of cigarette he was smoking. Someone nearby overheard me and let me know exactly what brand. - Stephen Mack
When they played Iko Iko later, I wondered aloud what the words meant. I got a long history from a different nearby person who overheard me. - Stephen Mack
Like I said, the fans were REALLY into the dead, man. - Stephen Mack
When Jerry Garcia died 8 years later, I really regretted not having gone to a few more shows. I remember the headline: Head Deadhead Dead (was it The Onion that printed that?). - Stephen Mack
I was also there (didn't watch the video shooting that night) but had a great time at those shows. All three acts were great and the Dead shows were beautiful. - Christian Crumlish
Stephen, you are adorable. That was a fun show, I remember it well. Although not as well as you do ... for various reasons. - Laura Norvig
Jerry Garcia died on my birthday. I take no responsibility. - Akiva
I saw The Dead a couple of times, once was way back when PigPen was in the band (68 maybe?). One of my favorite bands, but I never took off following them. - Greg GuitarBuster
Or the early 70s. Course, I was 13. - Mary B: #TeamMonique
Laura Norvig
SFO again.
Two little ones right in front of me on the plane. One already whimpering. I'm sooo tired - been up for 24 hours. Hopefully I'll sleep through any ruckus. - Laura Norvig from iPhone
Aaand cue full on scream. - Laura Norvig from iPhone
Then discovered my bottle of juice wasn't closed tight. Spilled on laptop bag. - Laura Norvig from iPhone
Off to a great start! Another baby one row ahead on the left. - Laura Norvig from iPhone
That was a fun 3.5 hour ordeal. Let's see what the next two hours bring. - Laura Norvig from iPhone
Hope it improves! - Anne Bouey
Yikes! I'm hoping that by flying Virgin this week the drama will be at a minimum. I hate being the one with 'those' kids. - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
It just happens sometimes -what can you do? The baby was maybe about one year old and just didn't like airplanes. I think the ear pressure thing was getting to her. - Laura Norvig from iPhone
I still slept, but every time she squalled i woke up. - Laura Norvig from iPhone
Morton Fox
Two people are asking me to update my contact info on "Humin". Think I’ll treat it as spam, for now.
It's a fairly robust contact organizer that invites you to use their app when you update your listing. Helped me to get rid of dead contacts and merge a lot of others. Location based contact info also so I can notate where I met a contact and other identifiers to jog memory. - Eric Logan from FFHound!
New early adopter toy. But I donn't use a smart phone so, useless to me. - Laura Norvig from iPhone
Yup, same here. I'll pass on that for a bit. - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
Steve Gillmor
GIllmor Gang, recording live today 11am PT participate at
Ready to go! All with new Skype, too. - Robert Scoble
No feed yet - Ian Waring
Just letting you know I'm listening from London although probably not yakking in the chat tonight - Francine Hardaway
Which bit of London Francine? - Ian Waring
delayed a bit... two or three minutes... time for a bathroom break - Tina Chase Gillmor
well it's a full moon and Friday the 13th sooooooooo nothing can go wrong , right? - Tina Chase Gillmor
Test card live - Ian Waring
I never have time to listen anymore. Stupid work. Maybe just a few minutes ... - Laura Norvig
Hammersmith Ian.Want to meet? francineatstealthmodedotcom - Francine Hardaway
Holland have just scored - Ian Waring
Ill be in Moscow next week then London until 7/3 - Francine Hardaway
Indeed! - J.C. Bouvier
Chaos there in Hammersmith. They keep in shutting the flyover next to the Apollo every weekend ATM. I'm 60-70 miles west... - Ian Waring
right. they do - Francine Hardaway
hang in there folks.... we are grappling with a few bug-a-boos - Tina Chase Gillmor
Hangin! - Robert Scoble
one in four to go. rest should be easy - Tina Chase Gillmor
falling asleep - Francine Hardaway
Holland have just scored again - Ian Waring
Me too! - Robert Scoble
yeah, but at least it is night here - Francine Hardaway
Are we on? - John Taschek
three in two more to go - Tina Chase Gillmor
not that i know of - Francine Hardaway
four in and bringing up one more - Tina Chase Gillmor
five in - Tina Chase Gillmor
Just got my 2 year old granddaughter off her iPad - up to bed - Ian Waring
tweaking audio - Tina Chase Gillmor
I am shocked by the Netherlands-Spain score so far. Plus I have Iker as my goalie in my fantasy league. - John Taschek
And Spain have scored. 2-3 now - Ian Waring
good game - Francine Hardaway
Mondial Mondial Mondial - Nir Ben Yona
I'm going to watch on ESPN Live - Skype bandwidth be damned - John Taschek
Scoble, I am really interested to hear any new musings on glass that you have this week. I think that would be a cool topic of the day - Chris Hale
Sorry 1-4. Van Persie again - Ian Waring
Me, too, although my Glass did not survive the trip to London - Francine Hardaway
I picked Neymar instead of Van Persie. Damnit - John Taschek
i have no audio - Francine Hardaway
Keeping on picking La Liga players is the mistake. Best ones are in the English Premier League - Ian Waring
Sorry to hear your glass didnt survive. I am a developer and tech enthusiast that is probably about to finally make the plunge and buy a set. I have a couple of apps i really think would be cool to build - Chris Hale
No audio here either - Ian Waring
seriously no audio? - Tina Chase Gillmor
and im exploring about offering consulting for people who want glass apps built - Chris Hale
Moving over to my Pixel... - Ian Waring
No audio or moving pictures here in Bristol, UK - lovely hi-res still though - Roger Shepherd
can you hear anything? - Tina Chase Gillmor
not sure why the stream is a problem... - Tina Chase Gillmor
Some stills, changing once in a while. No audio. - Alex de Soto
we don't know why that is occuring - Tina Chase Gillmor
we are recording - Tina Chase Gillmor
No audio here either. - Russ Harlan
Holland 5 Spain 1 - Ian Waring
Good - I'll sound more intelligent - John Taschek
No audio in london - Moe Glitz from iPhone
World Cup must be clogging up the tubes on the internet! ;-) - Alex de Soto
no audio in TX - Chris Hale
Perhaps the fractured Spanish economy/politics between Barcelona and Madrid are creating just enough of a division to impact Spain in soccer - John Taschek
and i just see still picture at the moment - Chris Hale
image is frozen and no audio - ( new york ) - charles carrico
we can only say might just have to watch on Saturday when we ship the show. - Tina Chase Gillmor
Benedict Evans just went full screen (but is a still shot, no audio) - Between Newbury and Oxford, UK - Ian Waring
We will have to watch on Saturday. Happy Father's Day all! - Alex de Soto
this has never happened before.....we are so snake-bit today - Tina Chase Gillmor
John Borthwick still now - Ian Waring
We're gonna cancel today's show. - Robert Scoble
Is UStream overextended - Arnie Klaus
:-( - Ian Waring
:( I was looking forward to the show - Chris Hale
Continues to be no sound and picture only updates when I pause and restart - nice res stills though. - Roger Shepherd
ok we just killed the show.. it was impossible - Tina Chase Gillmor
no idea what happened to stream and bandwidth - Tina Chase Gillmor
california is running dry on internets? - Chris Hale
Test card - Roger Shepherd
Turn the colour to Black'n'White and we can have the first ever Gillmor Gang Silent Show - Moe Glitz from iPhone
I thought it was just me. Listening from this co-working space for first time. - Matt Terenzio
Thank goodness the thrusters weren't ignited - Arnie Klaus
Looking forward to the audio podcast - good night all from Bristol - Roger Shepherd
darn, it's my birthday - this is not a good omen for luck the rest of the day - if the full moon doesn't rise, I'll know it is the end - charles carrico
was it a friday the 13th thing? - Chris Hale
put it on go to meeting - we can all sign up for 30 day free accounts - charles carrico
haha - Chris Hale
too bad google hangouts doesnt really account for multi viewer broadcasts - Chris Hale
that's an idea: Google should create a ustream competitor - charles carrico
does YouTube support live streaming? - charles carrico
YT does support live streaming, if you have the option enable it...which I'm not sure everyone does. - J.C. Bouvier
i might be building a streaming platform for a client of mine that uses opentok for video streaming. I havent really talked to them to see how well it can scale up though - Chris Hale
I used to do live streaming meetings using Flash Communication Server - but Adobe killed it - charles carrico
The NewTek test pattern flashed up again - Tina: are you going to try again? - charles carrico
no.... it's over for today. - Tina Chase Gillmor
Thanks, Bye - charles carrico
I've released all participants - Tina Chase Gillmor
will try to reschedule the show. it will be a good one - Tina Chase Gillmor
KK, l8r all. - J.C. Bouvier
YouTube supports near real time streaming. Start a Hangout on Air, invite live speakers in, also publish the associated HOA YT link to show viewers. - clive boulton
im getting that audio...still had it open since this afternoon - Dale Lature
and video, until just now when you went black - Dale Lature
yep, any verified YT account can now do a live Hangout On Air ... however, there are some tricky waters to navigate related to identity and G+ - at least, that was my experience when trying to do it for my son's channel. - Laura Norvig
Ya big tease! - Frank Paynter
Mic works, but I guess I'm too late for the show... - Frank Paynter
Wanted to hear Scoble re. Glass/Jason Jones' bit on the Daily Show. - Frank Paynter
-------New Show Saturday 06.14.14 starting here--------- - Tina Chase Gillmor
hellooooooo - Tina Chase Gillmor
Hi? - Nir Ben Yona
Good morning! - Robert Scoble
Hi Tina, is this the attempt number 2 Stream for today? - SImonB
Good to see the show is workin - Chris Hale
SimonB: first try today. - Robert Scoble
thanks Robert, yesterday's was around midnight UK time, my confusion :) - SImonB
Simon this is it. We tested earlier - Tina Chase Gillmor
So far flawless, thanks Tina. - SImonB
Hazard a guess Goog going for coherence around mobile. Not sure fast enough for I/O reveal. - clive boulton
Possibly - Chris Hale
great stream today. maybe the moon was just too damn close to us yesterday;-) ? - Tina Chase Gillmor
yes more glass talk. hehe - Chris Hale
anyone else having issues with the chat room. My refresh is not great - Tina Chase Gillmor
i was just thinking no one was really talking - Chris Hale
Hi All, no issues with the chat room at the moment for me... - Adnan
just very quiet today.... - SImonB
that took 1 sec to refresh - SImonB
Ok.good its just me :-) - Tina Chase Gillmor
Mmm, I have an iPad Air with an EE SIM in it, use connectivity very ad-hoc, partly because my gains and office have open WiFi. But in the UK its easy to have pay-as-you-go data plans you can drop in and out of. - SImonB
Box: mobile centred in the middle, not the edges... - clive boulton
Yeah my refresh has been stalling so if you don't hear much from me.... that's why - Tina Chase Gillmor
I use my iPad everywhere! very much "work" on it - Tina Chase Gillmor
Tina, do you use it with a keyboard? - Adnan
I've been thinking about getting a tablet, but need a keyboard for coding... - Adnan
Logitech makes some of the nicer keyboards for tablets - Chris Hale
Adnan I can see that coding could be cumbersome on a tablet without a keyboard. I haven't coded anything in a while but would think is would be tough without - Tina Chase Gillmor
iPad's will be used a lot more at Front End Businesses like Hotels or Car Showrooms, when a Service is launched around Customers ID - Moe Glitz from iPhone
(oooh, my refresh is much better now) - Tina Chase Gillmor
Bing Translate is also available in Twitter - Moe Glitz from iPhone
I think just one vendor isn't going to win, I use apple on mobile, windows on desktop, linux on the server side... google I try to stay away from since they seem too invasive - Adnan
And banks Moe, where the Apple retail store are the ultimate model for a bank branch, and Digital Identity is one of the new services they may provide (Apple is getting strong here) plus digital wallets, etc. - SImonB
Gillmor School Gang - Moe Glitz from iPhone
Avoiding Paying Taxes - Moe Glitz from iPhone
just got thrown out of the chat... - Adnan
Who are the guests today -- just joining - Halley Suitt Tucker
Goog has the EU privacy courts ridding its tail. - clive boulton
John Borthwick, Robert Scoble,Benedict Evans - Tina Chase Gillmor
not guests... gang members - Tina Chase Gillmor
Tell Scoble he has to speak with a British accent now -- only fair. - Halley Suitt Tucker
I've got location turned of on mobile as it sucks too much battery power, I wonder if I'll have to do the same with iBeacon - Adnan
Notifications - Moe Glitz from iPhone
seriously, we have a lot of Brits - Tina Chase Gillmor
Glad to see my G3 co-host Halley here today! - Tina Chase Gillmor
Borthwick, "Facebook's been a company many developers have not felt they can trust." Yep, absolutely. - Halley Suitt Tucker
From a user standpoint, one deep linking example would be taking a link from the twitter app and posting it to tumblr via the tumblr app, its not easy to do right now - Adnan
Poor Little Twitter - Halley Suitt Tucker
Facebook hasn't been developer trustable since Dave Morin left - clive boulton
i wish someone could beam me another cup of coffee. can someone start working on that? ;-) - Tina Chase Gillmor
A lot os the CloudKit focus was on persistence as well as identity, it not only lowers the barrier of entry for debs who need server side functionality, it keeps them away from Parse which FB have bought. - SImonB
Is there a single point of identity -- THE BIG QUESTION - Halley Suitt Tucker
A point of identity that I CAN CONTROL ... I don't see that ever happening. - Halley Suitt Tucker
Yes, your fingerprint :) - SImonB
clive: not true, according to my friends in developer land. Doug Purdy is doing a great job. - Robert Scoble
Google+ seems to have overdone common point of identity in the same way Facebook overdid the common friend graph - clive boulton
I know Dick Costelo is a Comedian, but he is making Twitters Share Price a laughing stock - Moe Glitz from iPhone
Steve is right, thats exactly how I use facebook/twitter - Adnan
The many problems of Twitter ... what is it? what does it do? is it many different things for many different people? - Halley Suitt Tucker
I cant share technical stuff on facebook, confuses my mom/sisters/uncles... - Adnan
My home page on FB is my living room couch; my Twitter is the street corner hanging out with friends who show up and shooting the shit. - Halley Suitt Tucker
I don't know WHERE my homepage, couch or street corner are on Google+ - Halley Suitt Tucker
Don't think Benedict likes Football. Looks like a Cricket Fan - Moe Glitz from iPhone
Adnan - it would be nice if we could designate what type of post we are posting on FB and have our "friends" opt in/out for the different ones instead of us choosing for them (which i never do) - Tina Chase Gillmor
Scoble numbers of #FIFAWorldCup following on Twitter vs. FB really interesting (not good for Twitter) - Halley Suitt Tucker
"Intents" you mean not "Intense" -- right? - Halley Suitt Tucker
Halley - good analogy - Tina Chase Gillmor
Facebook list of things "for programmers:" - Robert Scoble
Tina, even if we had that, I'd have to teach my mom how to opt out of posts... usually I delegate that task to my sister :) but its still a headache - Adnan
I agree. People like Robert Scoble can mix it up but not everyone can - Tina Chase Gillmor
I try sometimes with varying results - Tina Chase Gillmor
Score Prediction for England vs Italy - Moe Glitz from iPhone
Robert: yes, looks like Doug Purdy's turned FB dev rel around. Looks like Salesforce1 - clive boulton
The Beatles vs The Stones - Moe Glitz from iPhone
And there's an iOS app - Darius Dunlap
Thanks so much for joining us at this weird time! - Robert Scoble
thanks all - Tina Chase Gillmor
great show! :) - Adnan
Thanks guys, great show as always. - SImonB
Bye all - Moe Glitz from iPhone
thanks everyone here... show name ideas? - Tina Chase Gillmor
Melly - #TeamMarina
After struggling big time to get my jeans on yesterday morning... Josh bought us an Aria scale yesterday (planned purchase from ages ago but they didn't have white at the time and Josh is picky!), I've joined myfitnesspal, and charged up my FitBit.
Current stats - weight = 71.8kg/158lbs; body fat percentage = 38.8% (scary!) - Melly - #TeamMarina
I need to take this slowly, so right now I just want to track what I'm eating and try and get my steps up a bit. I'll weigh in and re-evaluate every Friday! - Melly - #TeamMarina
I weigh as much as I did when I was heavily pregnant... and only a kg less than my husband, who is almost a foot taller than me :o/ - Melly - #TeamMarina
Good for you! For the few days I was tracking my breakfast, I didn't snack all day. But the last few days I've slipped up big time. We can do it! - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
" only a kg less than my husband." I read that "only a keg less than my husband" and that didn't sound like a bad thing. :-) - Betsy
Last night I talked to a friend I hadn't seen in a couple of years. He lost 50 pounds by watching his step count and logging food. He didn't use the Aria. I'm interested in Aria success stories. - Bruce Lewis
Did he always do 10k every day? Or did he have a different goal? Being forced to log food is such a huge eye opener for me. Going out is possibly the worst idea EVER. - Miriella
He's not on FriendFeed. He tells me, "I tried to nail the stair climbing goal every day, but maybe reached it half the time. I embarrassingly rarely hit the steps goal at all. I almost always hit the caloric intake goal and religiously recorded everything I ate on the FitBit app on my Iphone. " - Bruce Lewis
Thanks for the info - it's good to know! I run up and down the stairs in my house when I need to hit the floors goal...and some nights I've noticed they won't register unless I go aaallll the way up (three flights) and all the way down. (I try to just go up and down one flight...but then I get forced to go up three to trigger the thing to count floors) - Miriella
Melly, I am right there with you - keep buying bigger pants :( I think I'm going to have to get another Fitbit (first one had a bad date with a washing machine) - Laura Norvig
Yeah, I've bought bigger pants two years in a row, this time I was like.... NOPE. - Melly - #TeamMarina
Laura Norvig
What am I supposed to do with this old Google poster that explains all of the "nifty modifiers" that they no longer support?
Modify it so it only has current modifiers, or modify it to add new modifiers, or modify it to be for a different service besides Google that has similar modifiers. - NOT THE CRICKET
Most of them are still supported. - NOT THE CRICKET
Send it to the computer museum. - Joe
Hand cross - out the ones that are no longer supported? - Aaron the Librarian from Android
And write RIP on the ones you liked. - kaijsa
And then write: "Everything changes. Ask what's new at the Library!" at the bottom. - Rebecca Hedreen
Which aren't supported any more, anyway? I think I've used most of these recently. - Rebecca Hedreen
"Google is a growing organism" ? - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
actually, it's the + that no longer works. RIP + xxxx also, RIP "quotation marks" - I miss those suckers Every Day. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
I still use quotes, to good effect, in google searches. - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Seconding Rebecca - is there a good list somewhere of what tricks Google ostensibly no longer supports? - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
You should still use it - there's nothing wrong with that poster. All of those modifiers do still work in Google: and Where did you hear that they weren't supported any more? - Christa
+ doesn't work anymore, for appending terms to a single query, and ~ no longer works. But otherwise it all still works. Also AND and OR aren't as good as they used to be. - NOT THE CRICKET
ah, my bad, yes, one of the items on that poster doesn't work anymore: the ~ . sorry about that. but all of the others do work. - Christa
actually, it's the + that no longer works. RIP + - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Verbatim, hidden under Search Tools / All Results is sort of like the + as it requires All of your search terms be included, exactly as you typed them. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
wow, yes, very hidden there - maʀtha
I think the ~ is now the default. Whether you want it to be or not. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
See Phil Bradley's site for updates that happened at the time. Two weeks before I was due to teach students the relevant Google modifiers. Mid 2011 I think. My notes for students have details of the exact changes if anyone wants me to flick them to them. Quotes behave differently now(eg. Do " around longish search string u know exists in a page & see what is retrieved) - Kathryn is a free elf
It's a breach of trust. I never feel like I have control over my own searches anymore. I'm pining for the fjords. - Laura Norvig from iPhone
I wonder how much of this applies to Google Scholar. - aaron
Pining... like for email? Old Skool - Aaron the Librarian
hmm, nope, not pining for Pine, although I did use it long ago! - Laura Norvig
Nobody elms for the fjords. - Amit Patel
Amit Patel
On my way to Yosemite from the eastern sierra, I took the June Lake Scenic Drive detour. There was a random waterfall up on a mountain, and only a little bit of snow left.
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Love that area - went backpacking there ... about 30 years ago! - Laura Norvig from iPhone
Steve and 4 other people
Is there any truth to: "If I don't teach my kids to "self-regulate sweets", then later when given the freedom to eat whatever they want, and end up making even more un-healthy choices."
This is what I've been told by some relatives who disagree with our policy of "no sweets" for our kids (7yr, 5yr, 1yr). We still do cake at parties, etc. but have virtually no sweets in the home. (desert, juice, etc. except very infrequently) - Steve and 4 other people
This might be analogous: when my grandmother was 9, she learned to drive the truck on her grandparents' farm. By the time she was old enough to get a driver's license and could legally drive vehicles on the road, driving was no big deal. Contrast with the town kids, who didn't get to drive till age 16 and promptly went wild, as teenage drivers stereotypically do. - Betsy
Another analogy: I should give my kids cigarettes now so that they learn to avoid addiction, and it'll be easier for them to not smoke when they're adults. - Steve and 4 other people
Zero tolerance (or nearly) has many of the same pros/cons as other other nonfood topics. I think the good parental approaches range from infrequent to moderate (so, no to laissez faire). - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
The sweets case seems unusual, but one suggestion for prevalence of severe alcohol abuse by youths in the US, is the enforced abstinence limits the ability to self-regulate. Though there are other issues, such as the legal issues for adults who could lead as example not being able to legal allow it. - NOT THE CRICKET
Probably also depends on what example parents set. I am still happy to see how my four year old can eat half a cookie and then asks for some carrots or grapes. Hopefully we can keep that up. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Are there studies about "enforced abstinence limits the ability to self-regulate"? Would love to read some real research as that's the root of the issue for me. - Steve and 4 other people
FYI with our kids -- it's mostly that we don't have sweets in the house on a regular basis as many others seem to. We generally don't talk about "treats" as I've seen other parents. For example, at Halloween, they can have as much candy as they want, and then a day or two later, they forget about their bags and a week after that we just throw it out. - Steve and 4 other people
It doesn't sound to me like you're doing "no sweets." You're doing "limited sweets" or "special occasion sweets." You're not doing "ubiquitous sweets." Your relatives don't have a case, in my opinion. - Betsy
It appears to me that you're just setting a good example of healthy eating. - Anne Bouey
Yes, we feel that we're just setting a good example, but our relatives think we're "depriving" our children. :( - Steve and 4 other people
Your relatives are wrong. Tell them the internet said so. :-) - Betsy
that is wonderful what you have taught your children. - GRANDMAFORSCARLETT
I agree with Anne. Also, from what I've experienced, kids are not great with self-regulation of sweets. They build up an insatiable sugar tolerance after awhile and want more and more. I think you guys are doing it right. - Jenny H. from Android
Sounds to me that once a year (Halloween) will give them plenty of opportunity to learn some self regulation. Plus, what Jenny said. You get two thumbs up from me, carry on. - Laura Norvig from iPhone
I think as long as you're not policing what they do with sweets at other peoples houses, or making value judgments about sugar being evil, then however much sugar you have in the house is however much you have in the house. When I was a kid, the mother of one of our friends would call the house to make sure her kid wasn't overeating. Needless to say she went crazy every chance she got. My kids do fine with self-regulating - both are athletes and healthy eaters. - Mary B: #TeamMonique
holly #ravingfangirl
I am totally side-eyeing this person at the next table. avocado is not butter for your toast.
Now it is. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
I'm gonna have to try that! :D - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Not going to lie, one of my favorite spreads for toast is avocado smashed up with tomato, onion, garlic, and tomato. It's fancy if you put a poached egg on top :) - Jennifer Dittrich
What a good idea. - lris
holly, holly, holly . . . smh - Friar Will
toast, easy butter, avo slices, topped w/lemon pepper. best breakfast. the more fat/calorie version w/bagel, cc, avo, lemon pepper. just yumyum - Lnorigb
Oh my god, it's so good on toasted baguette. Butter, then avocado, then sprinkle some salt. - Meg VMeg
know that i am just shaking my head at the lot of you. - holly #ravingfangirl
*looks around for an avocado-free realm* - Katy S
Avocado and vegemite on toast. - Johnny from iPhone
Avocado forever! - Mo Kargas
I love avocado smashed onto garlic crispbread with a sprinkle of salt. Delicious! (eta these cracker like things - ) - ellbeecee
SIDE-EYEING EVERY LAST ONE OF YOU - holly #ravingfangirl
Mostly unrelated: Burt's Bees Avocado Butter pre-shampoo hair treatment also works well as a styling product for soft hold on short hair. - Bren from iPhone
Ellbeecee - YES. - Mo Kargas
THAT'S IT! MAYBE YOU'RE ALL ROBOTS. - holly #ravingfangirl
TheNextWeb Forum
Google reveals its self-driving cars, which have no steering wheel or brakes -
Why do they call it "self" driving? A car is not a self. - Laura Norvig from iPhone
Stephen Mack
How have I never known this before today?
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My car's indicator is in the middle photo -- it spells it out literally, but I never noticed before this morning, when my girlfriend Elizabeth told me about an Ellen DeGeneres routine regarding these indicator arrows. - Stephen Mack
You all knew about this years ago, right? - Stephen Mack
...yes. But Justin did not until about 6 months ago when I pointed it out. - Jenica
I know it, but I don't remember when I learned. Probably in a time period when I had to use rental cars a good bit. - ellbeecee
yes useful on rental cars - Steve C Team Marina
No, we didn't all know about this years ago. Or maybe everybody else did... - Walt Crawford
I think I learned it here, on Friendfeed, a few months ago. - Betsy
Betsy, dang, I must have not opened my browser that day. - Stephen Mack
In my youth 55 - 59 Caddy hid their gas cap under the left tail light... - WarLord
WarLord, I remember some Oldsmobile (?) from the '70s that one of my East coast relatives had, where the gas cap was behind the license plate. The greatest joy he had was to drive into a service station and wait as the attendant kept walking around and around the car trying to find it. (Edit: I see now this is mentioned in that blog post.) - Stephen Mack
Stephen: Because you apparently do not read Rhymes With Orange. Because she did a comic strip about this a week or two ago. :-) - Brian Johns
Sparky, true, I gave up comics when I stopped subscribing to the Merc. - Stephen Mack
I had no idea. I even used my sideviews to remember which side it's on. Confusing when you switch between cars and the tank is on the other side. - Anika
I will not question your intellect. 'Tis a mere detail. - Louis Gray
I learned many years ago when I rented a car & the agent pointed it out. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I had an issue this weekend where I was talking about my old car and promptly pulled up on the wrong side of the pump for the one I was actually driving. - Neal Krummell
I missed that day of school. My 2002 4Runner doesn't have a sided-ness indicator. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
This is awesome! - Janet
This came in handy today, driving a rental to the gas station. Of course, first I had to find the little gas pump icon as I'm coasting towards the pumps 'cause I didn't think of it before I got there. - Betsy
Screw the indicators. I want to know if Elizabeth is a girlfriend or a *girlfriend*. If you catch my drift. - Laura Norvig from iPhone
My 2003 Hyundai doesn't have them. - Jennifer Dittrich
Now I want a t-shirt but with the gas pump icon on it and the triangle-arrow pointing up toward my mouth. And inside the gas pump icon would be a tiny chicken leg silhouette. - Akiva
My dad told me this a few years ago - last month, when I told a guy friend, he said he'd never heard it before, which surprised me, as he usually seems to know these things way more than I do. - Corinne L
I always struggle to find that fucker. Thank you, Stephen! - Eivind
Judging by the number of donkeys I see at gas stations dragging the hose across their car to reach the fill spot, it's clear that MANY people do not know about this. - Ken Gidley
Ken: Or their fuel gauges aren't marked? I wonder what percentage of cars do use this system. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Laura has a valid point. =) - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
It's a real thing, and the arrows themselves became common early 2000's, but handle on the pump also works on most vehicles back through the 90's. I think there's only been one or two vehicles where it was wrong. - NOT THE CRICKET
I don't think the handle on the pump one is true -- just the arrows. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
when did this convention begin? from which country? - Adriano
Stephen, I've definitely used the handle one in the past. If it's not true, it's been pretty consistent in effectively deducing side. (When the arrow isn't there.) - NOT THE CRICKET
I remember learning this from an issue of Reader's Digest. :) - Signs Point to LB from Android
Laura Norvig
Darwin Information Typing Architecture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia -
something for me to bone up on - Laura Norvig from Bookmarklet
Kevin Fox
Hey, folks! Sup?
Just browsing the electoral aftermath. - Xabaras (G.O.)
Late night reading, trying to get tired enough for sleep :) - Jennifer Dittrich
Repainting the bedroom donkey kong blue - All You Can Arcade from Android
About to board a plane for London. :) - Jenny H. from Android
Yo. - imabonehead
Hi Kevin! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I remember this guy. - Akiva
You know, the usesh. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Yeah, the usual. More Friendfeeder weddings, of course. - Laura Norvig
holly #ravingfangirl
someone needs to make this for me!! | Toasted Coconut and Lime Ice Cream | Serious Eats
someone needs to make this for me!! | Toasted Coconut and Lime Ice Cream | Serious Eats
Oh, yummy. I want to sign on for that. - Jennifer Dittrich
bonus points if they use key limes too. - holly #ravingfangirl
this just makes me want to make my key lime coconut cake. >.> - holly #ravingfangirl
Reminds me of a song ... - Laura Norvig from iPhone
^^^ - Betsy
that too :) - holly #ravingfangirl
Y'ALLLLLLLLL I CAN MAKE THIS NOW - holly #ravingfangirl
i've made this before and can confirm that is delicious. i can't wait to see your results, holly! - Marie
Monique Judge
Toni Braxton really out here saying God gave her child autism as punishment for her previously having an abortion.
So Toni Braxton thinks God is a dick, then? - Steele Lawman
Well, she's not alone ... - MoTO: Team Marina
Heh, my friends have a song called "God is a dick". I'm not sure it's up on the web anywhere though. - Laura Norvig
Bill Maher does go there: - John Dupuis
Ken Sheppardson
Yes. - Johnny from iPhone
No, they shut it down 6 months ago.... - Joe
we are ghosts. - Big Joe Silence
These are not the droids you're looking for. - Spidra Webster
It's a shadow of its former self. - Akiva
As is everything. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Tis true. - Akiva
*waves and whistles innocently* - Laura Norvig
It's working fine in this universe. - David Lounsbury
The universe that is 3.78 billionths of a meter to the left of you? Not that one. - Joe
*thinks of a vacuum cleaner and telekinetically resets server again* - Big Joe Silence
hey guys, who's that? - Meg VMeg
First time here in months...years? And I see Ken's post on Best of Day. Which was pretty much my thought as well. <waves to everyone> - Hutch Carpenter
Hi, Hutch! :) - Anne Bouey
Joe: No, the other one. The one where he stepped on that butterfly back in '11. - David Lounsbury
Meg, Ken is a bona fide technorati in my book. He even worked at TWiT for awhile. - Laura Norvig
What's FriendFeed? - Steven Perez
:))) - afraal
Laura Norvig
Free Will Astrology : Cancer Horoscope -
"The moon shows us a different phase every 24 hours, which makes it seem changeable. But in fact, not much actually happens on the moon. It has no atmosphere, no weather, no wind, no plant life, no seasons. There is some water, but it's all frozen. Is there anything like this in your own life, Cancerian? Something that on the surface of things seems to be in constant motion, but whose underlying state never actually shifts or develops? According to my analysis, now would be an excellent time for you to revise the way you understand this part of your world, and then update your relationship with it." - Laura Norvig from Bookmarklet
Louis Gray
When I type F in my browser bar, it still autocompletes to FriendFeed.
Mine comes up I stream a lot of shows from there. - Akiva
Foursquare for me ;-) But then, FriendFeed is constantly open in a tab anyway. - Nils Sandin
Same here. - Sean McBride
Facebook *sigh* - Eric - It's My Thing
Foursquare for me too - Maryam Ardakani
Friendfeed for me - Steve C Team Marina
what Eric said. - Laura Norvig
FriendFeed. - John (bird whisperer)
Friendfeed :D, every browser... didn't try on IE, do I ? - Andrea Margheritoni
Friendfeed. Old habits. - Iain Baker - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
La ilgilenin şu friendfeedle bu böyle gitmez. - «diCaprio»
Friendfeed for me, too. And Friendfeed is 1 of only 3 urls listed in my browser's top 10 that isn't work related. - April Russo (friendfeed is second) - Eivind
Friendfeed for me on both laptop and phone browser. - Jenny H. from Android
(And please, keep an eye on it from time to time...) - Xabaras (G.O.)
Golden View Popup Link Keeper —my NEW Chrome app -
WHAT IT'S NOT: Just a current page bookmark app. WHAT IT DOES DO is add a gold star UI to save in-page links intelligently to Pocket (, formerly Read It Later). - Micah
SMARTER SAVING: 1) Links are of course saved, but the post title / tweet content / search result text are also saved. 2) @twitter handle, display name on Friendfeed, and name on Google+ are saved as tags along with the link. - Micah
WHICH SITES DOES IT WORK ON? Twitter, Google+, Friendfeed and Google Search are all currently supported. More to come. Each can be enabled/disabled in the option settings. - Micah
Letting my friendfeeders know first. - Micah
All my Chrome users out there, if you could check it out for me that would be tastic! - Micah
*BUMP* for morning crew. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Hey Micah, can you explain the purpose of this again? Is it mostly a large-scale link saver (so I can grab external links from feeds and put them in one place)? It's not intended as a self-archiving tool (for non-linked content within feeds) is it? - Meg VMeg
Meg, I'll answer more thoroughly later today, but basically, you can save a post/tweet/Google search result -- the URL mainly, but the username and title are saved too. And you get a hovercard style Popup of your recent links. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Meg, here are some more screenshots: —more questions welcome. :) - Micah
Thanks! - Meg VMeg
Ok, I just made this screencast demo tonight—let me know how well it helps explain GVPLK. Thanks! - Micah
Thx Micah! - sofarsoShawn
Welcome Shawn, thanks! - Micah
AJ, are you a hard core delicious user? I'll take a look at their API, thx. - Micah
I still use them from time to time. Not hardcore anymore. - AJ Batac
What's springpad's niche? - Micah
Installed and watching the video. So ... the idea is that it will save links from Twitter, G+, and search *to* Pocket? - Laura Norvig
hmm, my saves do not show the plus user (or even post title) when I go back to Pocket. Ahh, maybe because I am bookmarking it from a circle I created that only has myself in it (my own gplus "stuff to save" circle). Yep, that was it. Oooh, I am loving Pocket already ... - Laura Norvig
Love the play-by-play -- thanks for the feedback, Laura. :) - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Any thoughts or requests from anyone? I'm working on making the new Pocket account signup possible right from the GVPLK options page—but if there's something more pressing would love to hear about it. THX - Micah
Laura Norvig
I am in awe of my niece. She has summer internship offers from Square, Reddit, LinkedIn, Benetech, and waiting to hear from Khan Academy. She will probably be making more than me too. #ShouldHaveLearnedToCode
it's never too late! I'm signing up for the next round of coding classes here in Athens. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Ooh, Benetech - Amit Patel
really? say more, Amit! She was thinking it would not be as stimulating to her as the other places because I think she would be the only intern there. But I know social causes mean a lot to her. - Laura Norvig
It may not be as stimulating from a pure tech perspective but my guess is that working on social causes would be cool, and a smaller organization would mean she'd get to interact with *lots* more non-development roles. When Google was small, I got to see how everything connected together. I got to see how the stuff I did was useful to the organization as a whole. When the organization... more... - Amit Patel
Just saw her Facebook status, looks like she's going with Square. - Laura Norvig
Awesome! - Amit Patel
Yeah, kinda jealous! Fascinated by Jack after reading Hatching Twitter. - Laura Norvig
Ruth Kneale
YES, dammit. RT @skeskali Know what would be awesome? If employers made it possible to donate sick days to people who have run out of them.
MFPOW did that. It started out fairly informally, but turned into a formal "hours of sick leave" donation pool that could be used as needed by our coworkers. - WebGoddess
The U of Iowa does that. My former employer did that. My current one does not. - laura x
We're allowed to do that as well (and not just sick days) as long as they're within the state employees system. You can either donate directly, or to a pool of days that people can tap into if they have an extended illness. - Jennifer Dittrich
MPOW has a leave donation request program, which is nice. It's not available to contractors, though, but hopefully I won't find myself in need of its help. - Zamms
My coworkers wanted to donate sick leave to me because I had to use up all of mine for maternity leave and thus had nothing when I got back to work and babyx got sick. Bleah. - laura x
MPOW won't allow it at all, for any type of leave. Between my own compromised system and caring for my mother, who's slowly dying of leukemia, I have zero leave. I have coworkers with hundreds of hours of time who've asked HR if they can give them to me - and I love them for that. But HR said flat out, No. - Ruth Kneale
Ours will, but you have to donate into the pool to draw from it, and then it has to be for a major illness and there's a committee that approves/denies requests. - ellbeecee
Ours is similar to what LBC has--which always strikes me as a little odd because often you can't prepare for it and how much are supposed to donate isn't clear. - Hedgehog
That idea is the second most awesome thing next to unlimited sick leave. - Deborah Fitchett
We could do that when I worked for the State of Texas (ca. 1988-1996) - Glen Campbell
We started having this but when I read the finer print, I found out the recipient had to be facing financial hardship - you couldn't just give it to anyone. - Laura Norvig
You guys are incredibly fortunate to work in places that allow this, and for those who have donated, you're also incredibly generous to help out your colleagues. <3 - Cecily
We did that at State of MD. You only had to donate a day or so to be part of the Leave Bank. Often a coworker in our own dept would have a need for more leave and we'd each designate a day or two to her. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Amit Patel
Our Technology - Pixel Press | Draw your own video game. -
Our Technology - Pixel Press | Draw your own video game.
Our Technology - Pixel Press | Draw your own video game.
"What is Pixel Press and what’s behind the curtain? You draw a bunch of symbols and lines on a piece of paper, snap a picture of it and Pixel Press turns it into a video game." - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
This sounds awesome. - Laura Norvig
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Gentlemen, don't ask the question if you don't really want to know the answer. #datingtips
So you're saying they are real then? - Steve C Team Marina
and they're fabulous? - Bren
spectacular - Laura Norvig
Damn. My bad. - Bren from iPhone
yes, my eyebrows are real and spectacular. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
:) - Bren from iPhone
Stephen Mack
On Christopher Evan Welch’s Last "Silicon Valley" Episode [Vulture] -
On Christopher Evan Welch’s Last "Silicon Valley" Episode [Vulture]
From the article: "Last night's Silicon Valley was Christopher Evan Welch's last. Because after shooting five episodes playing the show's best and most interesting character, Welch couldn't go on, as a result of complications stemming from the cancer that would eventually kill him." - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
Very sad. RIP. His portrayal of this character really was brilliant. - Stephen Mack
Wow, had no idea. Easily the best character on the show. - Mark Trapp
Such a flexible actor -- he had such a wide range: - Stephen Mack
He was amazing. - Laura Norvig from iPhone
I actually didn't like his character until the Burger King scene and then suddenly it all made sense. - Akiva
Todd Hoff
Ok, this episode is funny but not accurate. You just don't fuck up the ddl, persistence layer etc. it would be in source code control at least.
I thought it was really bad for the most part. Entirely inconsequential. Outside of the preposterous Jared storyline, you could erase the episode from the series and no one would know any different. - Akiva
But Ehrlich's slap was heard round the world. - NOT THE CRICKET
That was the best bit and totally unexpected. - Akiva
Ack, spoilers! But thx for reminding me to watch. - Laura Norvig from iPhone
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