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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
Corinne L
Relocating a few pieces of artwork, hanging a decorative lantern, and moving a couple pieces of furniture has immensely improved my attitude.
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
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 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 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
Petty LaBelle
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
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
Louis Gray
And then... while playing with Waze while on the Google shuttle home this evening, a wild Ben Golub appeared! We were practically tailing him on the freeway. Hi Ben! #notstalking
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Not my normal route to go south of Menlo Park but we had an offsite in Cupertino! - Benjamin Golub
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: hon. canadian
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
Or perhaps strap a fitbit on for a day and give away laminated graphs along with a sachet of coffee. - Pete
Condoms, totally - maʀtha
This Mortal Coil cds - Pete
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
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: #TeamMarina 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 - http://www.zeigen.com/blog...
[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 http://qz.com/277509... - 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
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
today in job transition hilarity: I have too much personal time off accrued for a half-time employee. 24 hours too much to be exact. so guess who is getting paid for 24 extra hours next week? that means my first paycheck at half-time will be higher than my regular paycheck used to be. just this once. still, that covers my ass this month.
"Payroll error in your favor. Collect $1000." - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Yay, ass coverage! - Spidra Webster
for real tho - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Steele Lawman
So I re-installed YikYak just in time to see students claiming they had sex in the library last night.
yay. also I bet they were lying. - RepoRat
Young adults lying about sex in an anonymous online forum? Surely you jest! - Steele Lawman
Huh, mine aren't bad at all. Though one is complaining about the wifi at Stephen's work? - Meg VMeg
Our study rooms have clear glass walls for related reasons. - kaijsa
Same for us, but some students have figured out that the moveable white boards do a good job of covering up those windows. - Joe
Ours get the boot if they cover the windows! - kaijsa
I was inspired to peek at ours again and found that somebody is doing a Gossip Squirrel thing. "Spotted: Squirrelrina Van Der Woodsen eating an apple core on a trash can. I heard she was dating Nut Archibald but he is nowhere to be found. -XOXO Gossip Squirrel." I approve. - kaijsa
Oh, that's quite good. Our students have a thing for squirrels, too. It's sex, food/bathroom, drinking/drugs, slandering the college president, complaining about campus technology, and squirrels, roughly in that order. - Steele Lawman
I am on the verge of installing it here... - laura x from iPhone
I don't have a device that would support it, but even if I did, there is not enough money in the WORLD to get me to see what ND students are posting. No. Way. - Catherine Pellegrino
Someone is spamming ours with Bible quotes and it's pissing everyone off. - Meg VMeg
I deleted my app again because I don't need to see all the "I'm so drunk in class" posts (ugh), but was happy to see a bunch of our students who post fond things about some of our local eccentrics. They seem to enjoy seeing people let their freak flags fly, which is nice. - kaijsa
My latest favorite: "I apologize to my neighbors for the dying whale sounds. I'm trying to get out of bed." - Julie Kane
(Most of ours are about Netflix and mainlining Gilmore Girls episodes when not slamming the wifi). Also, everybody seems to want a Cuddle Buddy. - Julie Kane
Why do classes start so early on Friday, food in Burge, complaints about other people having sex, Adderall, pro/con Asian students, I wish I had a boyfriend. It's actually sort of sweet. - laura x
Oh, why did I download Yik Yak... - Rachel Walden
Rachel, I hear ya. More like Yik Yuck a lot of the time: racism, sexism, ...and more! - Stephen Francoeur
Amit Patel
Couldn't sleep. At least I got this.
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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 — http://www.flickr.com/photos... https://500px.com/amitp — 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
Stephen Mack
FriendFeed Bookmarklet Hosting: Micah W.'s ffbookmarklet v1.03 "Woot Tube" Release -- draggable version - http://www.zeigen.com/ff/
FriendFeed Bookmarklet Hosting: Micah W.'s ffbookmarklet v1.03 "Woot Tube" Release --  draggable version
Having trouble with the FF Bookmarklet in Chrome or other browsers? This is an updated version thanks to Micah and sizofroid. To make it easier to install, I'm now hosting it at my site, so you don't have to jump through hoops, you can just drag the updated version to your bookmark bar. - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
Yay! [update: uh, I don't see the actual bookmarklet on that page] - lris
Hmm, what browser are you using, Iris? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Chrome, Mac. Here's what I see http://screencast.com/t... - lris
Well that's weird. Chrome on Windows is working for me. When you go to the FF tools page, is the button there visible for you? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Yes it is - lris
Iris, have you disabled JavaScript by chance? I had a coworker test with Chrome on his Mac and it was working for him. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
No. And I did have adblocker running but I disabled it for that site. - lris
I love you. - Melly - #TeamMarina
I love you too, Melly! - Stephen Mack
Iris, hold on, gonna try something to fix it. - Stephen Mack
I'm running Chrome on Windows if that helps, FYI. - Melly - #TeamMarina
Iris, I changed how the image for the button was hosted. Did that fix it for you? - Stephen Mack
Yay! I see it! - lris
Yay! Hmm, you must have some pretty high levels of security set. All I changed was copying the image for the button from FF's server to mine. - Stephen Mack
I am not aware of extra high levels of security. Maybe I'm accidentally extremely careful. :) - lris
I'm sure it's no accident. :) - Stephen Mack
Hopefully no one else is having any trouble? - Stephen Mack
I added the older versions at the bottom, just in case there are any compatibility issues. - Stephen Mack
When I saw "draggable" I first thought it meant the popup can be dragged around within the page, to make it easier to select images that it would ordinarily be covering up...like this old one: http://pastebin.ca/1323845 I am still using that one, but installed as a dedicated CustomButton. If you have the Firefox add-on installed, it's easy to install the button from here: http://appsapps.info/ff... What I would like to have is a combo of all the goodies into one awesome button. - April Russo
April, that's a cool idea. I couldn't get the one you linked to work for me, though. I wonder if we can beg Micah to add that functionality into his version. - Stephen Mack
I just did. ;) - April Russo
Ah! I don't know about CustomButton, though. What is taht? - Stephen Mack
Which one could you not get to work? The 1st or 2nd link? The 1st is instructions for modifying the official bookmarklet to use the drag & drop popup. The 2nd link requires the CustomButtons add-on installed in Firefox. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US... You'd just click the link on my page to install the button, then right click a Firefox toolbar, go to... more... - April Russo
2nd link. But I see what you mean, it requires the add-on. Does it work on Chrome or IE, or just Firefox? - Stephen Mack
Compatibility: Mozilla Firefox 1.5+ SeaMonkey 2.0+ Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0+ Mozilla Sunbird 0.8-0.9 / Calendar 1.0pre KompoZer 0.8b1-0.8b3 Flock 0.7-1.5+ and Pale Moon (which is what I am using) - April Russo
Zamms
If you email me every week, suddenly money will appear like magic and I will buy your stuff.
*sends email to zamms* - holly #ravingfangirl from iPhone
By the way, money did appear like magic and I bought his stuff. SO WHO'S THE ASSHOLE NOW? - Zamms
imma start emailing you right now. - holly #ravingfangirl
Sorry, the last fiscal year closed! - Zamms
That just means the new fiscal year is starting and he'll be flush again. - Steele Lawman
Semantics. - Zamms from iPhone
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Awesome! - Stephen Mack
I so wanted to wake up and watch this, but did not. This morning I thought to myself "one of my awesome photog ffeeders MUST have gotten shots" and Lo, it is Z! :) - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Surely I can't be the only one! \o/ - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Sarah G.
ALERT ALERT my dad has discovered emojii in email. this is the greatest day of my life.
Old-man confusion (I'm the old man in this case, not your dad): Is "emojii" just the hip modern version of "emoticons" or is it something different? (Wikipedia seems to say it's different...) Not that it matters; I can as easily not use emojii as I don't use emoticons. - Walt Crawford
Emoticons : emoji :: ASCII text : tiny images. - RepoRat
Emoji is now in unicode. If you want to be cool & hip and stay ahead of your dad, try kaomoji ◕‿◕ - Amit Patel
Now picturing Smiley and Miss 8 emails in the future. - sglassme
Amit Patel
I would "like" it but, as is typical with Google Trends, the total lack of a vertical scale means that we don't know whether "interest" dropped from "so little as to be not worth mentioning" to "even less" or something more interesting. - Walt Crawford
100 = its peak search value. 29 is 29% of peak. - Louis Gray
Louis: Well, sure, I can interpret from the graph that the current value is around one-third of the peak--but the peak doesn't *mean* anything, even if you label it "100." (Heck, you could just as easily label it 1,000,000: it would be precisely as meaningful.) - Walt Crawford
See, to me the concept that "interest has dropped 70% from its peak four weeks ago" is a meaningful stat in and of itself. I understand both sides (people wanting to know how many total searches there were, and Google not wanting to share that proprietary information) but I think all Amit was trying to get across with his post is that there is data to back the impression some of us have discussed here that interest is waning. - Stephen Mack
But if at the peak, interest was infinitesimal, what does it really mean that it dropped 70%? It doesn't seem like it would be statistically meaningful if that were the case. - Victor Ganata
Thank you, Victor. That's what I'm trying to say. It's like sales of ebooks going up 200% from one year to another when sales were $100 in the first year (a mythical example)--just having the numbers (Exploding sales! Up 200%!) doesn't mean very much, statistically or otherwise. - Walt Crawford
I understood that point when Walt first stated it. But Google is intentionally not populating the scale, presumably to keep the data proprietary. In this case, we know there was a flurry of interest in Ello, and we know it dropped. The scale doesn't need to be filled in for Amit's post to prove a point and to be interesting. - Stephen Mack
Oh, I agree it may be of interest, but I'm not certain it's meaningful. Without the absolute numbers, I really think it's impossible to interpret. #MoreStudyNeeded - Victor Ganata
If I knew it was 50 searches per minute, what would I conclude differently? What does 50 mean? - Amit Patel
You're right, even the absolute number isn't much context. Ideally, it would be in comparison with other dominant trends. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Looks like I got the URL wrong for being able to compare with other words and phrases. Try http://www.google.com/trends... - Amit Patel
The comparative trends graph is at least somewhat meaningful; thanks, Stephen. - Walt Crawford
Amit deserves the thanks! - Stephen Mack
Thanks Amit, then. - Walt Crawford
LOL. Ello: even less popular than Ebola. #justkidding - Victor Ganata
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