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Gillmor Gang, recording live today 1pm PT participate at
Anyone know LinkedIn? Help Robert complete Comparison of Social Networks - clive boulton
yo - Chris Hale
Evening all from Northern Ireland, I hope you are all well. - Darren James
hello - Kevin Marks
what he doesn't know.... - Tina Chase Gillmor
what up #Kevin! - Chris Hale
Hello All - Tony Stanislawski
happy Friday! - Jerome Hughes
Happy friday indeed - Darren James
i like my moto 360 but they really need to iron out the kinks - Chris Hale
I'm selling one of my children for Apple Watch... - J.C. Bouvier
haha JC - Charlie Isaacs
hi everyone :) - Charlie Isaacs
did steve get his 6 plus ? this is all that matters. - flyinthesoup
I have a Pebble - they lowered their price, yes, but more importantly I can multi-task now. They have background activities in their new OS. - Charlie Isaacs
On the topic of wearables, Robert, tell your buddy to strap on his seat belt ;-) - Darren James
i am still waiting on backorder for my 6plus - Chris Hale
wow, I'm famous now :) thanks for the shout-out - Charlie Isaacs
verizon handover will fail across the hill - Kevin Marks
LTE over San Andreas at 280 always failed for me - clive boulton
Why did Yahoo buy MessageMe and also buy a stake in SnapChat - Moe Glitz from iPhone
Hey Charlie - J.C. Bouvier
LTE even failed around 280 and Sandhill (of all places) - clive boulton
Hey Kevin, have you ever tried Kimono to quickly make api's out of any site? - Chris Hale
Ello I love you, won't you tell me your name - Moe Glitz from iPhone
I freaking love kimono. I use it in a pinch when i need to scrape sites and consume the data in a restful api manner - Chris Hale
Anyone have an Ello invite? I'd like to check it out ( tx if you share! - J.C. Bouvier
here's my ello importer, but it doesn't get photos yet - Kevin Marks
JC Bouvier - they've locked down the invites presently. I have one or two but can't access - Tina Chase Gillmor
Don't see the point of Ello - Moe Glitz from iPhone
that guy tailgating Robert should back off :) - Charlie Isaacs
Ello connect Camlistore for social backup... - clive boulton
Schmidt's Gmail comments were interesting. "We don't get anything from your email." or something like that - Tom Guarriello
Happy Friday folks. - Laura Norvig
What's Ello's business model. No Ads. - Moe Glitz from iPhone
Moe: they plan to charge for features - Keith Teare
Umbrella Revolution - christina sponselli
Freemium - Keith Teare
Goog clearly scans Gmail for kiddie porn (fine) but what else is scanned. - clive boulton
What? It's "ee-low?" I thought it was el-low, rhymes with Hello. - Laura Norvig
Those features better be awesome - Moe Glitz from iPhone
trolling the name reporting process: - Kevin Marks
That's the point, Clive. Schmidt seemed to imply that they aren't using Gmail content to target ads. Is that what others got from his statements? - Tom Guarriello
BusinessInsider: "So while the core Ello experience will "always remain free," Budnitz says, people will be able to expand Ello's capabilities, spending a few dollars for that new killer feature — whatever it is." Read more: - Alex de Soto
Scoble invariably calls it EEELow. I think it's ello, like "hello" without the "h" - Tina Chase Gillmor
isn't it 'ello ? - Kevin Marks
Ello. Is it me you're looking for? - Moe Glitz from iPhone
Ello, goodbye (the other side of Ello) - clive boulton
The policy helped gate-control trolls, certainly, but wasn't well thought out - doesn't cover all use cases. - Laura Norvig
It's Cockney, innit, Kevin? - Tom Guarriello
Does anyone think real topic specfic or feature specific social networks have a future - Chris Hale
Kevin: lol, Brilliant! - Darren James
GG do a show in Cockney (ello john got a new motor) - clive boulton
i have been thinking about testing out a version of humhub to host a private social network for my martial arts friends - Chris Hale
scobleizer buying pumkins - clive boulton
apparently that was "ullo john" - Kevin Marks
Going to my first Dreamforce this year - would love tips on how to navigate the madness ... will there be a special episode of Gillmor gang there? - Laura Norvig
Ok, thanks anyway Tina! - J.C. Bouvier
less than one? - Kevin Marks
Anyone thinking of giving up their iPad or iPad mini now that they have the iPhone 6 or 6+? - J.C. Bouvier
ullo john got a new social network... - clive boulton
anyone bent their whopper (TMI) - clive boulton
DB - have the iPhone 6 - like it a lot - had to get a case, too slippery otherwise...@Robert is right - once you go big you can't go's fast as hell...iOS 8 still a bit buggy...but overall a solid experience. - J.C. Bouvier
My wife still loses her iPhone 6+ in her handbag! Go figure. - Alex de Soto
J.C., just sent you an ello invite - see if you got. - Laura Norvig
Hey Keith. Is that phone carrier locked to tmobile? - Chris Hale
You can do anything with it except put it in your pocket... - Tom Guarriello
TX Laura! Got it! - J.C. Bouvier
Chris - no as far as i know - Keith Teare
They say unlocked - Keith Teare
You can make bread on the whopper. - clive boulton
Steve has long fingers so all good - Tina Chase Gillmor
But haven't tested it - Keith Teare
hey JC were you being funny or were you saying "hey charlie" because you were talking to me? sorry I had a customer call for a minute :) - Charlie Isaacs
has Steve donated his iPad mini? - clive boulton
yes, to me.... a while ago - Tina Chase Gillmor
I was trying to show the split keyboard but the reflections make it hard to see - Kevin Marks
Tina, thats how my SO gets new tech :) - clive boulton
I wonder how long before Kevin shows up with a 6 Plus :) - Simon Benvenutto
+1 for World War Z reference - christina sponselli
kevin will NOT be getting a 6+ ever - Tina Chase Gillmor
only if keith give me his, I'm not paying for one - Kevin Marks
Nexus 6 ....5.9 inches? - clive boulton
nexus 6 or oneplusone is my likely next phone - Kevin Marks
I love my 6+. But I did want a 1plus1. I couldn't get one - Francine Hardaway
title of show? good vibrations - Charlie Isaacs
Good Vibrations - Moe Glitz from iPhone
Different Vibrations - Keith Teare
Charlie - maybe not bad - Tina Chase Gillmor
Morse Code Vibrations - Alex de Soto
@Charlie, that was an honest & serious attempt to say hi... - J.C. Bouvier
Scoble: "she's giving me excitations" when his notifications hit his watch - Charlie Isaacs
hi back JC! :) - Charlie Isaacs
I have a backordered iphone6plus for att and im starting to get bugged by waiting - Chris Hale
Farmer Dan - Tina Chase Gillmor
The Farmer's Almanac edition Pebble - J.C. Bouvier
Windows 10? - J.C. Bouvier
Tony Hsieh and the Las Vegas suicides - Francine Hardaway
Windows 10 looks so 90's - Moe Glitz from iPhone
I made a Dada bot - Kevin Marks
My Waze person lisps. Does yours? - Francine Hardaway
That Vegas series of articles was pretty heavy, Francine. - Tom Guarriello
I want us to discuss the Vegas series, Tom - Francine Hardaway
That'd be fine with me, Francine - Tom Guarriello
in the news... a new wearable coming: the Tesla D (will it be autonomous?) - Charlie Isaacs
what about twitter ? are the zoombie accounts migrating to Ello ? - flyinthesoup
scrolling around windows 10 - clive boulton
So will Box ever IPO, is cloud storage and arms race into the ground? - Simon Benvenutto
Holy moly Keith, that model of iphone6plus you bought is spensive - Chris Hale
The return of the Start button, talk about serious disruption ... - Simon Benvenutto
JCBouvier I sent you an Ello invite - Francine Hardaway
@Moe, yah, and the 'charm offensive' they keep talking about? Is that the charm of a logical interface? How novel... - J.C. Bouvier
T Mobile releasing a smart watch next week that won't require a phone - Francine Hardaway
Me, too - Francine Hardaway
Bank of America, too - Tom Guarriello
Chris - Oh Yes.... - Keith Teare
Windows 10 separates the UIs from the kernel a la Chrome, ChromeOS, Chromium, Linux -- will Redmond open source? - clive boulton
You went for the most expensive model. I am having trouble seeing if the tmobile version has bands that works on ATT 4g - Chris Hale
Capital One buys Adaptive Path, a UX consultancy, is this a knee jerk reaction to Apple improving the payment experience? - Simon Benvenutto
Keith your comment about frictionless payments using apple pay is one of the big reasons i am starting to feel Paypals days are numbered. Paypal and ebay splitting is the first sign to me that my prediction was spot on - Chris Hale
Apple Pay is the essential shift away from card hacking. Perfect timing. - Arnie Klaus
Scary, so how long before they implement P2P payments and you can credit my phone? - Simon Benvenutto
My new CCs just arrived chipped (hip hip hooray). - clive boulton
Chris - I have no idea - but it is Model A1522 - Keith Teare
yes, at the Connections Conference Will I Am just hinted at what was coming soon and didn't do the "full reveal" - Charlie Isaacs
Apple's announcement is bigger than we thought it would be. - Francine Hardaway
Robert is doing his Kevin Marks imitation, but needs an umbrella - Charlie Isaacs
@simonb your prediction about p2p payments is definitely in the near future. I think that will also be the nail in the coffin for Paypal. Who would need paypal anymore if I could easily and securely pay random people for things. Definitely makes craigslist safer imho - Chris Hale
I like the idea of Known. I got on there and set mine up. Federated posting. - Francine Hardaway
Anyone going to the Digital Publishing Innovation Summit? SFO - Dec. 10/11 - - J.C. Bouvier
that's - Kevin Marks
+100 Steve re: MTP. - J.C. Bouvier
setting up a Known now! - Laura Norvig
aww, thanks for answering that. keep us posted! - Laura Norvig
I am already signed up for all of them. Just let me know - Francine Hardaway
Robert: finish Comparison of Social Networks (shared Tumblr column) - clive boulton
indiewebcamp Cambridge: - Kevin Marks
Is that WithKnown? - Tom Guarriello
Yes Tom - Francine Hardaway
Thanks, Kevin - Tom Guarriello
Good weekend, all - Tom Guarriello
Thanks, Francine - Tom Guarriello
Adios! - Alex de Soto
great show! - Charlie Isaacs
sign up at or host your own - Kevin Marks
Cheers! - Simon Benvenutto
happy happy all - J.C. Bouvier
OH MY GOODNESS OH MY GOODNESS OH MY GOODNESS AHHHHHHH. My offer on that house was accepted. *faints*
eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! - Catherine Pellegrino
eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! wooooooooooooo! - maʀtha
Good for you - Eric - It's My Thing
Congrats. - Walt Crawford
Wooohoooo! - Kirsten
hilariously, the next step appears to be to go to my realtor's office and sign many of the same documents again - lris
buy a foreclosure, kill a forest - lris
*begins planning house warming* - MoTO: Team Marina
Hooray!!!! - Galadriel C.
Can I borrow your lawn mower? - Glen Campbell
Too soon? - Glen Campbell
Uhm Glen? Get in line. - MoTO: Team Marina
Sure thing. One of you buy me a lawnmower and then I'll be glad to lend one out. :) - lris
Party at Iris' house! Congrats Iris. you deserve an awesome place to live. And Iris.,, it is buy ANYHOUSE kill a forest. - ♫Robot Chicken, Trainer♫
Congrats! - Jen
Congratulations! If only you could use your thumbprint to sign documents. It's be so less tiresome. - Arlan K.
A couple of minutes ago I thought I should check FF to see if Iris has heard about her house. And here it is! So happy for you. Congratulations. - Mama Lawson
You will soon develop an intimate knowledge of the workings of entropy. Congratulations! - maʀtha
Oh, believe me, I already have an intimate knowledge of the workings of entropy. This will simply give that force a larger playpen. - lris
At what point do I wake up and realize that this whole thing is a dream? - lris
Ok, signing EXACTLY the same papers as I signed last week was an exercise in hilarity. - lris
yayayayayayayyayyayaya!!! - Sir Shuping is just sir
Congrats! - Katy S
Steve's Mr. 12 and Mr. 9 were here last night. I asked Mr. 9 if he'd seen pictures of your house and he hadn't, so we looked at them together. He thinks it's a beautiful house, and he wishes he could see it in person. He obviously still has a thing for you, and he's adorable about it. - Mama Lawson
Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww <3 - lris
I hope that some day he can come visit. That would be tons of fun. - lris
Amit Patel
Philips’ 200 lumens-per-watt prototype LED lamp is the world’s most efficient | ExtremeTech -
Philips’ 200 lumens-per-watt prototype LED lamp is the world’s most efficient | ExtremeTech
"Progress in the LED lighting industry can best be measured in two separate metrics: pricing and efficiency. Pricing gets most of the attention, but so many factors affect it — from the cost of materials to various subsidies — that it is primarily interesting as an overall trend. Efficiency, which is measured in terms of lumens-per-watt, is a better way to look at progress." - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
"In keeping with these advances, today Philips announced that they have created the world’s most efficient warm white LED lamp. The prototype operates at 200 lumens-per-watt, a number that is more than double what is found in typical household LED products. The “warm white” part might seem like a minor detail, but it’s actually rather important. The majority of people prefer their... more... - Amit Patel
This! 2700K is acceptable, 3000K is too cold. - Bruce Lewis
laura x
Male Birth Control, Without Condoms, Will Be Here by 2017 via @CousinDangereux
Male Birth Control, Without Condoms, Will Be Here by 2017 via @CousinDangereux
" It promises to be a parsimonious solution to the age-old problem of preventing unwanted pregnancies. This is nothing short of Occam’s razor for your testicles. While the way Vasalgel works inside a man’s body might be simple, its cultural impact would be complex. The Religious Right, in particular, has grown accustomed to a world in which regulating access to birth control means regulating women’s bodies, rather than men’s bodies." - Steve C Team Marina
Note: "Occam’s razor for your testicles" is a LOUSY marketing slogan. - Steele Lawman
LOL - lris
I am WAITING for the day that a birth control story discusses the ongoing need for safe, legal, affordable abortions AND the need for pre and postnatal care, parental leave, and affordable child care. Hasn't happened yet, though, because everyone suffers under the illusion that if everyone just had birth control, there'd be no problems. - laura x from iPhone
They should put that into Nattie Lite as an additive. - Eric - It's My Thing
(Not that I'm bitter or anything) - laura x from iPhone
goodness no. but you are soooo right. also, I see a massive ad campaign with Viagra/Testes Silencer Twin Packs in the very near future. - MoTO: Team Marina
Louis Gray
Automatic and Fitbit Data Show My Car Use Down 50% as Steps Are Up 33% -
Automatic and Fitbit Data Show My Car Use Down 50% as Steps Are Up 33%
To compensate, I've been driving twice as much since getting a fitness tracker. - Amit Patel
Haven't gotten around to individual thankyous yet, but I wanted to share my gratitude for everything donated towards our move. I have a few months yet so will let it sit in Paypal until moving expenses happen.
I will have an opportunity to put in for an extension as the end of the 90-day period nears, and I will of course keep everyone updated on our progress. Thank you <3 - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Stephen Mack
Happy Seventh Birthday, Sophie -
Sophie in 2014, at the Mountain View Farmer's Market again
Happy birthday! :) - Eivind
happy bday! - imabonehead
Happy 7th birthday! :D - Big Joe Silence
Happy birthday! - Maitani
:) Happy birthday - Pete : Team Marina
Happy birthday, Sophie! - Anne Bouey
Happy birthday to Sophie! :) - Jenny H. from Android
Thanks, all! Her birthday was Tuesday; we celebrated at her school on the day (goodie bags for everyone!), and had some pizza with family and friends Tue night. Then she has a small party this weekend with some of her other friends. This is on the heels of doing the same with Sammy last week. And then they each are attending other parties. So it's six parties in two weeks. I'm exhausted. I do feel bad for Sophie having to always have her birthday right after her brother's. - Stephen Mack
Belated happy birthday, Sophie! - Wicked Bat Catcher from iPhone
Happy birthday! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Happy Sophie Day! - Louis Gray
Happy birthday to Sophie! Seven is a great age. - Corinne L
Belated Happy Birthday to Sophie! Such a beautiful baby growing into such a lovely young lady! - vicster: full-bodied
Happy Belated Sophie! I love the girl you're growing up to be! - Yvonne Renee
Happy birthday! You haven't aged a bit. - Brian Johns
^ ha! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
the nonprofit I interviewed with last week needs a yes or no by week's end. I honestly don't know what to do. I've listed the pros and cons and it comes out mostly a wash in terms of potential risks versus rewards. part of me is truly excited by the challenge and sheer insanity of the job. the other part just wants a decent paycheck and benefits.
por ejemplo: $9/hr at 20 hours a week. no benefits, no tech provided, no budget for anything unless I raise the money myself. ED hasn't been paid in 3 years and I've no doubt he expects a similar level of sacrificial attitude about "the mission." - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Hold out for something that pays better and has bennies. You can get it. Work that network. - Spidra Webster
OTOH: I could make it my own, build it into a permanent gig over time and meanwhile stretch my skills and exposure, connecting to a ton of people here I otherwise have limited access to. Even if I just did it for a few months. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
I hear you, Spidra. Trust me. At the moment I'm lured by my romantic imaginings of being The One That Made This Organization What It Is or She Without Whom None Of This Would Be Possible. I COULD RULE THEM ALL! And still get to sleep in late. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Is the mission something you are truly, personally, passionate about? If not ... you're worth SO much more. - Laura Norvig
It is, Laura. That's what I'm struggling with. It's a nonprofit supporting tech start-ups in Athens. It combines a lot of what I love in terms of helping people find the resources they need to realize a vision that in turn helps the community at large and solves problems. Plus I could spearhead adding a program for veteran entrepreneurs, which the ED said he was open to. And that (as... more... - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
this is the org: if anyone wants to take a gander and share impressions. always appreciated. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
well, I said yes. we'll see what happens. first day will be Tuesday the 7th. I'll be spending the weekend trying to dig up some professional looking clothes. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
I would try to look into their financials as well and see how their $ divides up into %s for staff support, fundraising, etc. I feel like the burnout potential is going to be super, super high. On the other hand, if you are super into the mission and see it possibly as a temporary situation (2-3 years), it might be perfect. - Rachel Walden
I wish you the best of luck in this new PT job, t-ra! - Spidra Webster
Thanks ffolks. I'm gonna give it my best. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Good luck! - Rachel Walden
A Gunny named Slickback
Good morning Friendfeed. Today I celebrate being tobacco free for a whole month!
Congrats!!! - Melly - #TeamMarina
Congrats, pal! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Congrats and HOOOOOOOOOO!!!! #ffundercats - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Yaaaaaaaaaaaaay, Gunneh! - Jenny H. from Android
GO GUNNEH GO! - MoTO: Team Marina
YES! So very proud of your achievement! - Janet
Thanks guys! I'm quite pleased with myself. - A Gunny named Slickback
It's now been nearly SIX months - A Gunny named Slickback
Yay! Congratulations! - Jennifer Dittrich
yayyayayayyayaya!!! - Sir Shuping is just sir
Way to go! - LB: Water Witch from Android
You will soon reach a point where you will be surprised you ever smoked. Kudos and high fives Gunny, quite a milestone. - Janet
That is brilliant! Well done! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Congrats!! - Spidra Webster
Yay! - Anne Bouey
Sean McBride
The CIA Used Artificial Intelligence to Interrogate Its Own Agents in the 80s
The CIA Used Artificial Intelligence to Interrogate Its Own Agents in the 80s
Would you like to play thermonuclear war? Answering Yes was grounds for immediate termination. - Todd Hoff
There's an A.I. Hasidic Jew working for Mossad watching your feed McBride. He's doing the Hava Nagilla right now... all this tech stuff and nothing about Israel? I'm so disappointed McBride. Nothing much to talk about when the Muzzies kill each other and our Obama (the Israel killer) is the one funding it? Oh my! A.I. is the least of your problems McBride. Here let me feed your paranoia... more... - NoahDavidSimon
Aren't most Jews liberals? They voted overwhelmingly for Barack Obama in the last two elections. If you want, pick up the discussion here: - Sean McBride
yes McBride, they did. now they are around 49% liberal. so Obama has destroyed the Arab world and made the Jews paranoid. I could not ask for a better outcome. Take the advice of the outgoing president Eisenhower (the president that Obama modeled his FP after, but Ike warned that the Arabs were not a political block that was allied). The only threat to Israel is a guy like Bill Clinton.... more... - NoahDavidSimon
that said Obama's incompetence in not perfect. He does leave us with a Turkish Nuclear program that is hidden by the media... but I'm working on that. the best part is those Anonymous dudes that let all the U.S. government secrets out. Wow... I'm betting that in private you realize that was not a good thing for keeping the integrity of the Oslo agreements together. Now they've been nullified. You can deny it, but the Palestinians themselves know the two state delusion is dead. - NoahDavidSimon
Good luck on your Turkish ops. (And I agree that the two-state solution is dead.) - Sean McBride
I like that comment ^^^^ now get to work and make everyone hate the Zionists so the Jews get real paranoid and throw the Muslims out. As of now if they keep their "liberal" Jewish world view (where they live with "Multiculturalism"), they will get killed from within by the Muslims living in Israel already. The best thing for Israel is to be as paranoid as possible and for the Arabs to start getting violent in a gradual manner so as to not kill too many Jews. - NoahDavidSimon
Do you notice that nations like Canada, Sweden and Switzerland are not bogged down in angry arguments and violent conflicts about ethnic and religious nationalism? They have moved past that phase of cultural and political development. - Sean McBride
Amit Patel
Bret Victor - Friday 24 October - SPLASH 2014 -
Bret Victor - Friday 24 October - SPLASH 2014
"New representations of thought — written language, mathematical notation, information graphics, etc — have been responsible for some of the most significant leaps in the progress of civilization, by expanding humanity’s collectively-thinkable territory." - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
"But the dynamic medium offers the opportunity to deliberately invent a humane and empowering form of knowledge work. We can design dynamic representations which draw on the entire range of human capabilities — all senses, all forms of movement, all forms of understanding — instead of straining a few and atrophying the rest." - Amit Patel
Peter was telling me about this guy earlier this month - he went to some workshop up in SF Bret put on I think. - Laura Norvig
Amit Patel
I'm the one person not on ello.
The cheese stands alone. - Meg VMeg
Ellone. - Spidra Webster
I'm sure they'll get around to sending me an invitation eventually >:-( - Larry Hosken
I'm not on ello. - imabonehead
Ditto, and no special desire. - Walt Crawford
Walt, let's make a social network called Ditto! - Amit Patel
I'm not on ello, but I am on FriendFeed! - Louis Gray
Ello is actually like the early days of Twitter, in which you can see your old friends, find some new ones, and no brands are barking at you - Francine Hardaway
Francine's first comment on FriendFeed in 3+ years! Welcome back. - Louis Gray
I do love the "let's see who so and so follows" paradigm. But I haven't seen much actual conversation yet. - Laura Norvig
Francine, what is your handle? Impossible to find people on there. EDIT: Found you. Boy, their search is useless. Did not find "hardaway" even though that is your handle. - Laura Norvig
Me either but.. I don't know, I might be interested. I have to see though. - MariWeaver
Anne Bouey
High-flying CEO quits after daughter writes list of 22 milestones he missed - -
High-flying CEO quits after daughter writes list of 22 milestones he missed -
"The head of a $2 trillion investment fund has revealed he quit his job after his 10-year-old daughter wrote him a note listing 22 special moments in her life he had missed. California-based Mohamed El-Erian shocked the financial world when he announced his resignation as chief executive of PIMCO in January 2014. Mr El-Erian, who made $100 million 2011 alone, said in a recent essay for Worth that his wife and daughter were at the heart of his decision to quit." - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
Wow. - Joe
Just like Urban Meyer. But then he un-quit. - Marie
I think he received a wake-up call - Mo Kargas
Surreal occurrence of the evening: Being hand-delivered documents for immediate signature and initialing. That happens outside of movies?
Did someone serve you papers? - Meg VMeg
Ohhhhhhhhhh the house :) - Meg VMeg
Heh, yeah, I'm fine. It was just some extra stuff for the house. - lris
House-buying is surreal in so many ways. (Does your realtor prepare a CD-ROM with all the documents? Even so, you wind up with a thick stack of stuff that YOU CAN NEVER THROW AWAY. Much of it on legal-size paper, just to make it more fun to file.) I'll bet fax will be involved... - Walt Crawford
I did not get a CD ROM. Then again, we live in the Midwest. But I didn't have to fax anything. - laura x from iPhone
This is exciting! - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
I've never gotten a CD-ROM, but I do have several large stacks of legal sized paper buried in the bottom of a desk drawer. Also, yes, fax was involved. ugh. Good luck!! - ~Courtney F
Oh yeah, you're required to use a fax machine at least once in the process of buying a house. It's, like, a federal statute or something. - Catherine Pellegrino
Oh no... That might be a deal-breaker - lris
*whispers* Never had to use a fax when we bought our house. -> - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
You might want to check your deed, Jaclyn. Seems like it might be possible you don't own that house. - lris
actual papers? we did it all through PDFs. - kendrak
Jeez. We went to a bank, signed a bunch of papers and never saw them again. Just mailed 'em a check every month until the house was paid for. The good old days. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
So in California you get PDFs but still have to fax, and in Iowa you get paper but don't have to fax. I am confused. I know I've been making mortgage payments for 3 years, though.... - laura x
We had a stack of papers to sign with the builders, but all the paperwork we did with the lender was electronic. In fact, they were like "Please don't mail or fax us anything. We prefer e-mailed scans." - Hookuh Tinypants
the only papers we signed were for the loan documents, and that was at the mortgage brokers' office. everything else was done electronically. kind of rad. - kendrak
"In California" is a little broad. For every one of the houses we've bought or sold, we've had loads of actual paper...the last two times, the CD-R contains copies of that paper. Probably depends on the realtors and local agencies involved. (I would say "county or city," but Livermore is in Alameda County, and I assume Kendra's also in Alameda County.) - Walt Crawford
Ah. One other reason we have lots of paper is that the mortgage broker has zero paper, because the latest transactions were all-cash. Which seems to confound some title companies... - Walt Crawford
Has difficulty imagining owning a house --> - Brent Schaus from iPhone
ME TOO - lris
Amit Patel
Implementing draggable handles
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People ask me sometimes how I make my interactive tutorials. I'm going to write some “making of” articles to share the techniques I use. - Amit Patel
Very neat, Amit. - SAM
Wow - bonus explanations i understand. Well done. - Steve C Team Marina
off to see a realtor about a house...
PICS! - Meg VMeg
It's cute! - Meg VMeg
Nice! - bentley
Watch, now somebody else will out-bid me, just when I finally made up my mind - lris
nope they won't. you'll get it. also i've not done homerepair before, but watched a lot of rehab addict and i'll help operate sanders or something :) - Sir Shuping is just sir
You're going to have to hire somebody to do lawn care. And regrade the side of the house around that window well. - DJF from Android
Yep, and yep. - lris
Exciting!!! - Marie
Wow! The airlock is great and the bathroom looks like it was just redone. I also like that the kitchen cabinets have simple, flat doors as I was just noticing how much gunk collects in the grooves of mine. - Galadriel C. from Android
So explain to me the whole airlock thing? I've never seen one before. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl from Android
^ - Marie
Love the grain on the built-ins in the bedroom. If you get re-landscaped, you can save on hiring someone to do mowing, etc. (Owen Dell showed slides of a landscape he designed for a guy who wanted to do absolutely NO maintenance. He had pictures from years later and the guy really had done no maintenance and it looked terrific. Good luck! - Spidra Webster
And which room have you chosen as the yarn room? - Hedgehog
Oh, that's cute! Love the built-ins, and that enclosed front porch (totally giggling over "airlock") will be very, very nice in winter. - Kirsten
In my world, airlocks are mudrooms, if that's a word you know -- they give you a space in which you gear up and gear down for the outside weather, without bringing said weather into your foyer/house. So you go out into the airlock/mudroom to put on your boots and snowpants and coat and mittens and hat and scarf, all of which can then, later, be taken off there, and dry, before you open the door into your house. When it's -20F outside, and you're covered in snow, this is AWESOME. - Jenica
It is the bane of our existence that our house here has no mudroom/entryway/airlock (this is new to me as a term-always used mudroom) of any sort. Not even a hall closet. Yes, it's Virginia but yes, we have weather and clothes. Stupid, stupid builders. - Julie Kane
Huh, in my South Dakotan side of the family, a mud room includes a shower, because they're farmer stock and they come in from the hog farm or the fields and need a shower before entering the house proper. - lris
Justin and I dream of a house with a workshop for him that connects to the house via a mudroom with the laundry and a shower in it... Work with nasty chemicals and metal filings and sawdust, then drop all your dirty clothes and take a shower before coming into the house proper. PERFECTION. - Jenica
The house I grew up in had a breezeway that attached the garage to the house. The first room after that was a hallway that had, on one end, a full bath, and then the laundry area. We definitely used that area to divest ourselves of filthy barn clothes, coveralls, etc. Horse muck did not belong in the house. - Katy S
Oooooo. All of those things sound amazing. Our long-term plan is to expand and cover/enclose our deck, add a mudroom there, and an open deck off of our bedroom. And finish the basement, with bathroom. Sigh. Someday. - Julie Kane
Oddly, out here, laundry rooms are sometimes called mudrooms--e.g., ours is between our "breakfast nook" and garage. I like the airlock idea for climates where it's more frequently needed... - Walt Crawford
Creeping charley is very good at holding soil down. I'm all for it. - maʀtha
I like the closets and cabinets very much - maʀtha
so much wood! i see lots of potential in the sun room. it's cute! - kendrak
you're gonna love that screen porch!! it's also cat heaven!! - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
I've read through this three times trying to find your post that your offer was accepted. Well? (The house is really, really nice, so I hope that it was.) - Mama Lawson
I don't know yet if the offer was accepted, and the realtor expects we won't know until early next week. The suspense is killing me. - lris
laura x
Our Banned Books Week tumblr is kind of cool. We city staff and council members to take selfies with their favorite banned books. - laura x from Bookmarklet
Amit Patel
Laws Railroad Museum in Bishop CA is mostly non-railroad stuff. They preserved lots of old buildings and artifacts. This is the photography building with lots of old cameras, film, accessories:
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21 Foods That Reduce Pain, Inflammation And Boost Immunity -
21 Foods That Reduce Pain, Inflammation And Boost Immunity
Todd Hoff
Do computers have a Dunbar number?
I'm surprised from an Android the number is so low. - Todd Hoff
Human-Computer or Computer-Computer? - NOT THE CRICKET
Computer - Computer would be widely-bounded by sockets, and more closely bounded by throughput capacity and file-descriptors. - NOT THE CRICKET
Human-Computer would be variable, but for the average person 2-3 (when you add in the phone and tablets). For programmers, the number would probably be from the average up to 10-15. - NOT THE CRICKET
Glen Campbell
RT @jamiehannaford: :) "Boys wear skirts to class in protest after school fines trans girl for wearing skirt"
RT @jamiehannaford: :) "Boys wear skirts to class in protest after school fines trans girl for wearing skirt"
Awesome. - SAM
Amit Patel
Broccoli Cheese Cornbread Mini-Muffins | Mumblegrits -
Broccoli Cheese Cornbread Mini-Muffins | Mumblegrits
"This is the best ever recipe. Everybody liikes it, even if they don't like broccoli.If you choose only one thing on this blog to make, make it this!" - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
I know there's some overlap between these two rooms, so I thought I'd mention an ebook I bought last night: Good Housekeeping for the Chronically Fagged ( It's a really informal book, only about 40 pages, but I've found a number of things in there that have made me think. A few quotes:
"A routine is scheduled method for accomplishing tasks, in a particular order, at particular times. A routine, therefore, has objectives, priorities, a schedule, and means for seeing it through. A routine is not inflexible, but neither is it made to be broken or bent unnecessarily...For persons with compromised health, an orderly routine for sustaining a comfortable habitat and a clear conscience that finances are in order, is simply not optional. Disorder, whether it be clutter or unpaid bills, is stressful, and stress aggravates chronic illness." - Laura
"For those of us with chronic pain and fatigue, extended social time, or any time away from home, even to be with friends we dearly love, may increase our stress, pain, and fatigue...So it's important for us to enjoy being home. And if we enjoy being home, we should aspire to care for our home in a way that repays us with an environment that nurtures us and promotes our well-being." - Laura
"Things may become clutter if they are habitually out of context." - Laura
Thanks for posting. One of my issues is I don't have designated places for lots of stuff (gel I haven't used in 6 months but don't want to throw away, for example). - YvonneM
oh, that second quote, esp the last line is really really poignant. - Lnorigb
Anne Bouey
Vienna State Opera Comedy Ballet - FaithTap -
Vienna State Opera Comedy Ballet - FaithTap
"This beautiful, and classically trained ballet troop did something a little out of the ordinary to keep their audience guessing What a hysterical way to have fun at the ballet, and really enjoy your audience!" - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
Many, many years ago, I saw a ballet on PBS called something like Ballet of Errors, with several mixed pairs of dancers. I've been wanting to watch it again ever since. This was better than the memory of the other one. I'm happy now. - bentley
Delighted to add to your day, Betsy. :) - Anne Bouey
laura x
#toddlerx: "I'm not boisterous; I'm Peter."
HEEEEEEE <3 - lris
List of Things #toddlerx Is Not: 1. A monster. 2. Boisterous. - Catherine Pellegrino
Justin used to say "I'm not cute, I'm Justin." - Joe
He is, however, 1) Superman, 2) an elephant, and 3) Super Bunny. - laura x from iPhone
#mr3 was thrilled last night to eat "spaghetti cake" covered in "cake sauce" when real cake was not forthcoming. - lris
Holly's favorite Anna
RT @astrokatie: Don’t start a headline about a business leader "Mother of" unless the third word is "Dragons."
RT @astrokatie: Don’t start a headline about a business leader "Mother of" unless the third word is "Dragons."
I'm going to guess there are a lot of headline-writers who don't understand why that's offensive. And yet, oddly enough, almost no newspaper headlined "Father of two elected President" in 2008. Wonder why that is? - Walt Crawford
But that's also reductive of good fathering, though. In the best light, in a lede like this, mentioning she's a mother seems irrelevant. - Victor Ganata
It's just not appropriate, and it isn't positive. By that reasoning, the childless woman is less qualified to lead the BBC? No. For male candidates, you'd see something along the lines of, "Ex-CEO of The Financial Times Group" or "HSBC Director" instead, which would be both informative and correct. Heck, the way this is written, they have to shoe-horn that information into the first paragraph, and her name isn't even mentioned until the second. - Jennifer Dittrich
Sorry, Slippy, but I can't go along with you on this one. The story isn't about the woman having three children; it's about her being likely to be the BBC's leader--and for that, the headline is inappropriate (Jennifer offers a good quick summary as to why). - Walt Crawford
*high fives all around* - Jennifer Dittrich
Wait, what? Daenarys Stormborn has taken over the BBC? I'm so confused. I thought she was still running Meereen. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Oh JFC. I can't even with this world sometimes. I walked out on a date the other night after he said that if women wanted to be paid more, they should just get different jobs. Now this. - laura x from iPhone
tomorrow is talk like a librarian pirate day.
Bump. Now today. - Joe
I'm chairing a meeting in 20 minutes and the first item on the agenda is "conduct meeting in pirate voices? Y / N" - Catherine Pellegrino
About to open up the ref desk. I think me hearties will be disappointed, as I'm not really feeling it this year. - Stephen Francoeur
Mary Carmen
Good morning!
Hello :) - Pete : Team Marina
Hi there! - Galadriel C.
You three are so beautiful I can't put it into words. Your smiles are helping me through a tough morning. Love you guys. - Stephen Mack
O HAI, NYCE PEOPLEZ. :) - Vampire Hunter DYSP
Good morning! - Mary B: #TeamMonique
Thanks y'all. As you can tell, I am the last person to get up in the morning in this family. - Mary Carmen
*waves* ... grinning over here - MoTO: Team Marina
Yvonne Renee
Happy 9th Birthday, Sammy!
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NINE! Happy Birthday to Sammy! - vicster: full-bodied
Happy birthday to Sammy! - Anne Bouey
Thanks, Yvonne! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Happy birthday, Sammy! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Aww. Happy birthday! <3 - Jenny H. from Android
Happy birthday, Sammy :) - Eivind
Happy birthday :) - Pete : Team Marina
Happy Birthday - MoTO: Team Marina from Android
Happy birthday, Sammy! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
had a second date with a guy over the weekend and it went better than I expected... I like him more than I thought I would, but he lives north of Atlanta and has two small kids to schedule around, so I doubt anything can really come of it... anyway, point of the story is he sent me a link to his old band from back in the day and I LOVE IT...
part of me was hoping it would be terrible and I could tease him about it, but now it's what I want to listen to all day. If you want to hear some rockin emo pop punk with a hardcore twinge to it, check it out: p.s. he's the guy yelling ;) - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
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