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t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
my 16yo baby sis is on a solo train trip from FL to MI right now. texting with her during this adventure is so awesome. she can't believe all the fall colors in the trees out the window (she's never seen a real Autumn). early this morning they stopped at DC Union Station and she had breakfast there. her excitement about everything is SO cute!
I miss Union Station. Such great shops and food stalls there. - Corinne L
I told her the same thing, Corinne. how much I would love wandering around the station whenever I went to DC. the book store, the bakery, the post office. she said she bought a pin while she was there for a souvenir. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
*fist bump* I hope she'll get back there again soon. Those grand staircases in the station always made me want to swoop down them wearing a fancy gown. - Corinne L
ha! yes, exactly! - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
laura x
Marie
Now please understand that I don't want to go spreading a rumor, but I have heard from a reliable source that a certain ff'er has developed a flying car.
He'll be offering the first sales to fellow ff'ers since it will be a limited release. Stay tuned for more rumors as they develop. - Marie
Scobleizer! Probably not. - Joe
More news: the car is a hybrid. - Marie
Multiple sources are reporting this! - John (bird whisperer)
Yeah, and it says so on Wikipedia too! - RepoRat
It's on the Internet? Then it's fact. #fact - Uli
Solar-powered with back up hybrid right? - Galadriel C.
Me
Me
Shuddle Is an Uber for Kids Driven by Childcare Pros | Re/code - http://recode.net/2014...
Shuddle Is an Uber for Kids Driven by Childcare Pros | Re/code
"Shuddle, a new service for parents to arrange paid rides for their children, launches today. It will be available in San Francisco and nearby areas including the East Bay and the Peninsula. Shuddle is very on trend; it could be described as an “Uber for kids.” The San Francisco-based company behind the service has raised $2.6 million in funding from Accel Partners, Forerunner Ventures and Comcast Ventures. Shuddle is much like the ridesharing services that are now becoming familiar in many cities — UberX, Lyft and Sidecar — except the driver is often a professional nanny." - Me from Bookmarklet
Sounds too much like "shudder " - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Starmama
I have applications in with two agencies that provide help with move in deposits. If I'm approved, I have to provide a signed lease & they write a check to the landlord or property management company. Problem is, both have backlogged applications & limited funds, so I don't know if there'll be help when I need it. *crosses fingers*
I hope one of them can come through. Good luck! - Anika
Thank you! Need is so great right now, charities & non profits are stretched really thin. Housing specialists are calling it a housing crisis. Crisis is a bad word :-( - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
*crosses fingers* - vicster: full-bodied
Rooting for you. - Steele Lawman
*crosses fingers* - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Andrew C (✔)
RT @wickedgood: Felicia Day says GamerGate isn't nice and gets doxxed instantly. Chris Kluwe calls them every name in the book, NBD. Not about women though.
Hedgehog
Do you have a label maker that you love? What make/model is it, please?
but of course! I like the old-school style though. mine's a DYMO 1540 Office Mate II. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Did they ever have Jimmie Walker do commercials for them? 'cause they should have. Dymo-MATE! - bentley
We are using the Zebra, but I haven't figured out how to send multiple labels to it yet, otherwise it seems to work fine - Mr. The Jason Fleming from Android
Dymo LetraTag - Melly - #TeamMarina
We just got the Dymo LabelWriter 450 for spine labels. - Deborah Fitchett
Steve and 4 other people
Tankless Water Heater? Yes or No?
Maybe. We heard they don't hold up well in very hard water, which we have. We opted for a high efficiency tank model that lets us vent out the side of the house via PVC, which saved us a lot on installation costs compared to running a flue up to the attic. - Brian Johns
Also, that 50 gallons of fresh water is part of my earthquake survival plan. - Brian Johns
Yes. I love mine. Takes a while to heat up in the shower, but it will run for ever. - Me
yes. - Lnorigb
Word of mouth around here is mixed. Have heard reliability and maintenance can be a bigger headache. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
I've had both and I'm ambivalent. I never have a blazing urge to have hot water NOW NOW NOW, and I don't use hot water long enough for capacity to be an issue either. It really all depends on your needs and your budget. - Hookuh Tinypants
Big Joe Silence
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: http://nymag.com/thecut... 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
Steele Lawman
Reading about copyright law always makes me feel like a cranky toddler because I want things to be EASY and FUN and centered around MY DESIRES! But instead they are DUMB and COMPLICATED!
I just want to use what I want when I want it. JEEZ. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
^^ THIS - Steele Lawman
Copyright is like wedding cake. Yeah sure it could be simple but wouldn't it awesome to be put some flowers, ribbons, little figures, a couple of extra layers, some extra tiers, maybe a fruity filling oooo let's get some columns on there wedding guests love columns. - Andy
And let's make it six times as big as anyone will actually eat! - RepoRat
Eat cake. EAT CAKE!! - Steele Lawman
I find it perversely fascinating. A nifty and fairly simple 18th century idea that went Hollywood. Millions of dollars on spectacle, special effects, and vapidity. - barbara fister
Oh, and lobbyists and graft. Lobbyists v. Hobbyists: Return of the Wedding Cake from Hell. - barbara fister
I'm with Steve. - laura x
Jen
LSW: Jen
Thinking I need a better way to explain OA to faculty. Struggling to get past: "I must publish in x journal, don't tell me to publish in cut-rate journals." It's a start though.
is there a way past that? - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
What field? Some are pretty open minded (no pun intended). And lots of journals allow self-archiving. Sounds like a) why the hell should I care? and b) I know nothing about OA yet have opinions because FUD. - barbara fister
you need to do a lot of mythbusting in this business. - jambina
Maybe the trick is to figure out who is a big name in their favorite area who has said smart things about OA. Or have faculty who have published OA and organize a cage match. - barbara fister
I like to tell the story about the paper that got dropped from a textbook because the original journal publisher said no - DJF from Android
I like the idea of finding faculty who have published OA and organizing a cage match :) - Jen
Shoving the explanation onus back on them can sometimes help. "Wow, where'd you hear THAT was necessary?" - RepoRat
Maybe respond with something like, "a journal that can be read and cited by many more scholars than the journal of x is considered to be of higher usefulness (not cut-rate). You can also much more easily track downloads of your work." - Joe
bust. the. myth. why do they think it's cut-rate? if it's cuz OA - well that's a business model with no effect on peer review. BUT be ready to say it's cut-rate, even if it is OA, if it's, ya know, cut-rate. but then talk about why it's craptastic and how that is independent of OA. - jambina
Do not mention the be all. - Joe
Found myself almost going there - to be all - but thankfully corrected course before it was too late. - Jen
Does anyone have advice for talking to one's colleagues about over-reliance on be all linkage? The infamous list comes up all the time at MPOW in OA discussions - Megan loves summer
Maybe recommend the publishers that are in oaspa as a positive list? But, that is certainly not comprehensive. I think oaspa had kicked some of the less reputable pubs. - Joe
Todd Hoff
When people say personal cloud, this is the image I have in my mind...
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Relatively secure... - Julian
I was just telling Eivind that I feel like Pigpen before I take a shower! - Jenny H. from Android
If only we could wash away our personal clouds so easily! - Todd Hoff
Our unique 'microbial aura' travels with us wherever we go - PRI http://www.pri.org/stories... :D - Victor Ganata
Nice! - Todd Hoff
I think of the jinx guy in Lil Abner. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Corinne L
Relocating a few pieces of artwork, hanging a decorative lantern, and moving a couple pieces of furniture has immensely improved my attitude.
Leo Laporte
Why We Are All Borgs: Triangulation 172 - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Why We Are All Borgs: Triangulation 172
Play
Stephen Mack
The first new song from Sleater-Kinney in nine years! "Bury Our Friends" http://www.youtube.com/watch...
The first new song from Sleater-Kinney in nine years! "Bury Our Friends" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7flldNGy34
Play
I really like it. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Eeeeeeeeee! - Jason from iPhone
New record AND tour for 2015!!! - Jason from iPhone
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! *jumps up and down like Holly* - Stephen Mack
Stephen Mack
I saw The Book of Life with Gabrielle yesterday. I thought it was funny, charming and with so many impressively designed and animated scenes. - http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m...
I saw The Book of Life with Gabrielle yesterday. I thought it was funny, charming and with so many impressively designed and animated scenes.
From Rotten Tomatoes: "THE BOOK OF LIFE, a vibrant fantasy-adventure, tells the legend of Manolo, a conflicted hero and dreamer who sets off on an epic quest through magical, mythical and wondrous worlds in order to rescue his one true love and defend his village" - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
I love del Toro's visual aesthetic. - Stephen Mack
I want to see that movie. - Anika
The marketing has been really confusing from the commercials I can't understand what the gist of the story is. - Steve C Team Marina
http://www.craftychica.com/2014... Found one!! Totally going to play with this. - Gabrielle
Steve C., it's an animated version of a folk tale involving the Day of the Dead (Dia de Muertos, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...). It reminded me a bit of A Nightmare Before Christmas in terms of tone and style, but very different visuals. - Stephen Mack
Gabrielle, omg, that looks so fantastic. - Stephen Mack
What age range do you think it's appropriate for? - Steve and 4 other people
I'd say 10+ to be honest. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
As I understand it, del Toro helped it get out & distributed, but it's the work of Jorge Gutierrez https://twitter.com/mexopolis - Spidra Webster
That's a good point. But I felt like del Toro had a lot of influence. You get a sense of that in this interview: http://www.iamrogue.com/news... and also this one: http://thefilmexperience.net/blog... - Stephen Mack
Louis Gray
Averaging 25,000+ steps a day, for a week? Is such a thing even possible?
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You're amazing. Also, what are you using to get that summary? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Is that an android app? Or PC/Mac? - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
So you were serious about that sleep thing being a waste of time. - Steve C Team Marina
That's from the web, Yvonne (and Stephen). - Louis Gray
That's awesome! - Miriella from Android
lris
The Case for Drinking as Much Coffee as You Like - Atlantic Mobile http://www.theatlantic.com/health...
The Case for Drinking as Much Coffee as You Like - Atlantic Mobile http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2012/11/the-case-for-drinking-as-much-coffee-as-you-like/265693/
YES, I AM PROTECTING MY LIVER! - Zamms
*pours us all another mug* - lris from Android
I shall make coffee right away. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Wonderful news - pouring another cup - Jen
I don't care about the news. I am drinking as much coffee as I like until they pry it from my cold dead hands. - laura x from iPhone
I shall go make some right now! - Corinne L
Second pot being brewed. No sense in holding back. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
This friend has a message that speaks to my condition. - Catherine Pellegrino
Anne Bouey
50 Books Every Parent Should Read to Their Child – Flavorwire - http://flavorwire.com/416006...
50 Books Every Parent Should Read to Their Child – Flavorwire
50 Books Every Parent Should Read to Their Child – Flavorwire
"According to a new study, the hallowed practice of bedtime reading is falling by the wayside — and that some quarter of a million children in the UK do not own a single book. This is a terrible shame, as regular bedtime stories have been shown to increase children’s performance in school, and are also awesome and can help create strong lifetime bonds, both with literature and with parents. So, from the peanut gallery of those who loved being read to (and still wouldn’t say no to a bedtime story): 50 books that every parent should read to their child. For the purposes of this list, we’re only considering books aimed primarily at children under 10 (according to the School Library Journal), which means you won’t find outstanding children’s chapter books like The Hobbit, A Wrinkle in Time, Patricia C. Wrede’s Enchanted Forest Chronicles, or C.S. Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia here, nor will you find mention of your favorite bespectacled wizard — the idea being that these are books kids are... more... - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
I recently realized that The Little Prince is considered to be a children's book... I was astonished. - Lo
My kids were completely mystified by The Little Prince. - Stephen Mack
Great list, though. I'd quibble about which Roald Dahl book they picked, but beyond that not many complaints. - Stephen Mack
I'd add "Library Lion" by Michelle Knudsen. (Here's a version being read: http://www.storylineonline.net/library...) - Stephen Mack
And no Wrinkle In Time? - Stephen Mack
I first read Library Lion as a grown-up when I was cataloguing a Spanish edition. I *adore* the drawings. The one that stands out is when the lion is outside, standing in the rain. - bentley
Quite a few of my favorites from childhood are in there! :D - Soup in a TARDIS
I help with 'Reading Partners', and go to a Sunnyvale elementary school and read with 2nd and 3rd graders twice a week for 45 minutes. Last year my 2 girls increased their reading levels dramatically and it is very rewarding. I think I have read most of those books to them over the year. - sam williams
Cool thanks Anne - Steve C Team Marina
Heisenberg
I believe in the future, coding won’t just be something hackers do to create apps. It will be what humans do to interact with the world.
What about those of us that don't code? - Me
In the future robots with abiologic sentience will be the coders, the only coders... Talking about "coders" will become like discussing the flagman who walked ahead of early automobiles to warn the horses..... - WarLord
Monique Judge
RT @crunkdumpster: *looks down at my disabled elderly pregnant child* "Today is your lucky day" http://t.co/3XO6jUBLJC
RT @crunkdumpster: *looks down at my disabled elderly pregnant child*  "Today is your lucky day" http://t.co/3XO6jUBLJC
Louis Gray
Five years later, I still point people to the FriendFeed changelog as an example of best practices for transparency. http://changelog.friendfeed.com/
"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
Stephen Mack
Quick informal poll: Within your school or place of work, are you hearing about the new Poodle SSL exploit? How does coverage of it compare to what you've heard in the past about Heartbleed ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki... ) and Shellshock ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki... )?
Quick informal poll: Within your school or place of work, are you hearing about the new Poodle SSL exploit? How does coverage of it compare to what you've heard in the past about Heartbleed ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heartbleed ) and Shellshock ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shellshock_(software_bug) )?
For coverage of the Poodle SSL exploit, see April's post: http://friendfeed.com/app103... -- it links to http://arstechnica.com/securit... - Stephen Mack
I heard about it today while trying to resolve the Firefox problems I'm seeing. - Greg GuitarBuster
Yes, not sure yet - some of the guys were talking about it, but I was doing something else and tuned out (so, more my inattention rather than lack of information.) We'll likely discuss it more in depth tomorrow to decide if there's anything we need to do ourselves. - Jennifer Dittrich
I have not heard about it within my school or place of work but if it let's us cut off access to a version of IE completely then I'm all for it! I installed the Firefox plugin to disallow pre-TLS-1.0 website access for my personal computer. - Brian Johns
No report from our IT dept. - Janet from FFHound!
Yes. Aware of it at work. :) "The flaw was documented by Bodo Möller, Thai Duong, and Krzysztof Kotowicz, all of whom work at Google." Do we have to do everything? - Louis Gray
Instructions for securing your browser: https://zmap.io/sslv3... - Eric Logan
I was the only one to mention it at work and found out about it while researching a solution to error messages I was getting in my IRC client, when I suddenly could no longer connect to Slack. Then I found this: https://status.slack.com/2014-10... Up until that point, nobody even knew I was using the IRC gateway, and it turns out I was the only one using it. The... more... - April Russo
Jason Toney
Mr. @geekandahalf, communication librarian. @ Mckinley Building http://instagram.com/p...
Mr. @geekandahalf, communication librarian. @ Mckinley Building http://instagram.com/p/uGf9z1Keu_/
Is that a real-life sighting of Derrick in the wild? :-) - Marina's Godmother :-)
Anne Bouey
#SaturdayFF- A distant relative served as Governor of the Bank of Canada from 1973 to 1987. - https://www.google.com/search...
#SaturdayFF- A distant relative served as Governor of the Bank of Canada from 1973 to 1987.
I only learned this when I saw a banknote with his signature during a visit with the kids to the Children's Discovery Museum in San Jose in 1990. - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
Inspired by Brent Schaus' post about illustrious Canadian relatives: http://friendfeed.com/canada... - Anne Bouey
Saskatchewan, represent. - Brent Schaus
#SaturdayFF I once wrote "Gerald Bouey" on a Canadian banknote at the Children's Discovery Museum in San Jose in 1990. - Jessie
Oh, Jessie, your handwriting was never as neat and legible as Gerald's. ;-p - Anne Bouey from iPhone
Andrew C (✔)
RT @boobsradley: This was so gorgeous and great and I've read it five times. .@hhavrilesky is a damn gift. http://nymag.com/thecut...
RT @boobsradley: This was so gorgeous and great and I've read it five times. .@hhavrilesky is a damn gift. http://nymag.com/thecut/2014/10/ask-polly-should-i-lose-weight-to-find-love.html?mid=twitter_nymag
"Flat, glossy images of size-0 teenagers can’t come close to conjuring the sensation of being alive in the company of TRUE charisma and sensuality and courage, that electric feeling of being close to someone confident and witty who, for some unfathomable reason, hasn't been loved nearly enough." - Steve C Team Marina
Glen Campbell
So, for breakfast we had pain au chocolát (from Trader Joe's) and bacon (made using http://baconmethod.com). This means we had a large tray of bacon grease left over. Rather than letting it go to waste, I used the leftover bacon grease to rub on the potatoes we're cooking for lunch. In addition, I'm using the whole pan of leftover bacon grease to..
...roast brussels sprouts in, thus saving the expense of several drops of olive oil. - Glen Campbell
Oooh, I was going to suggest using the bacon grease with the brussels sprouts! - vicster: full-bodied
holly #ravingfangirl
minecraft villagers are the ultimate judgers. #hrm #hrm
laura x
Speaking of which, what giveaway item should I have at my table at the book fair? Don't say condoms.
TEMPTING AS THAT IS. - laura x
literature for local Planned Parenthood and similar orgs? you probably already thought of that one. - RepoRat
Yeah. I am actually DEEPLY tempted to get condoms with the statistics on unintended pregnancy and the numbers of PP and the Emma Goldman Clinic attached. - laura x
See, now i can't unthink condoms. They'd be kinda perfect. - Kirsten from Android
A baby? - Pete : Team Marina
Or perhaps strap a fitbit on for a day and give away laminated graphs along with a sachet of coffee. - Pete : Team Marina
Condoms, totally - maʀtha
This Mortal Coil cds - Pete : Team Marina
Just don't attach the information about the clinics with staples to the middle of the condom. Protip. - ♫Robot Chicken, Trainer♫
My friend also suggested morning after pills. - laura x
Whiskey - maʀtha
^^^^^^^that - Meg VMeg
Sweatbands? - Christina Pikas from iPhone
I love those business card magnifying glasses. Came across some recently and they are so handy. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
breath mints? - Big Joe Silence
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