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Louis Gray

Louis Gray

Silicon Valley early adopter, tech geek blogger, and dad w/twins +1
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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
Fitbit Launches Challenges to Push You and Friends to Go Further - http://blog.louisgray.com/2014...
Fitbit Launches Challenges to Push You and Friends to Go Further
Fitbit Launches Challenges to Push You and Friends to Go Further
Fitbit Launches Challenges to Push You and Friends to Go Further
"The charm of Fitbit has always been more than just counting steps and seeing how far you've meandered in your day. Even more than the virtual badges you can collect for hitting new personal recorsd, one of the most engaging pieces of this smart wearable has been informally competing with your friends for a place atop the leaderboard, learning who is the most active, and seeing just how much further you need to go to land a spot at the top." - Louis Gray from Bookmarklet
I wasn't sandbagging! I was just in 8 hours solid of meetings during the day, then was focused on the kids until 10:30 (my daughter was having a tough time getting to sleep). I didn't start running until 10:30 -- if I had started running/walking at 9, I'd have beat you. :) - Stephen Mack
I think Louis is the one sandbagging today. - Stephen Mack
I'll never tell. And I didn't call you out by name, Stephen. :) - Louis Gray
The screenshot is clear :) - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Louis wins again! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Cloud Powered Near Instant PC, Mobile Upgrades Are the New Reality - http://blog.louisgray.com/2014...
Cloud Powered Near Instant PC, Mobile Upgrades Are the New Reality
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Last week I got my wife a new laptop. She didn't have to install anything or migrate any data. It had everything she needed just by logging in. This is the new reality on desktop and mobile, if you live a Cloud-centric lifestyle. - Louis Gray from Bookmarklet
The way it should be and the way it will be. - Sean McBride
Love love LOVE mine! - Sherry BakerBrio
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
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
Yum. Lollipop. And it took about 3 minutes to get shared by The Verge. http://www.theverge.com/2014...
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Party on, Louis! - Stephen Mack
What If We Redid the 2000 .Com Monopoly Edition for Today's Web? - http://blog.louisgray.com/2014...
What If We Redid the 2000 .Com Monopoly Edition for Today's Web?
"One of the fun collectibles that came out of this time was a .com edition of Parker Brothers’ Monopoly. Instead of properties around Atlantic City streets, you had websites. Community Chest and Chance were replaced with Email and Download cards. And you couldn’t buy property for a few hundred bucks, as everything was in the millions of dollars. Not too soon after the game came out (and of course, I still have it), the .com market was decimated, as the companies of the future weren’t built for the present." - Louis Gray from Bookmarklet
Rich Uncle Louisbags - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I don't believe the above is an actual character, sir. - Louis Gray
Achievement Unlocked: Throwing Out 1st Pitch at an A's Game - http://blog.louisgray.com/2014...
Achievement Unlocked: Throwing Out 1st Pitch at an A's Game
That's awesome and a great story. Loved the pitch tracker chart. :) - Steve C Team Marina
Automatic and Fitbit Data Show My Car Use Down 50% as Steps Are Up 33% - http://blog.louisgray.com/2014...
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
Blogs Still Trump Streams for Longform Content With a Long Shelf Life - http://blog.louisgray.com/2014...
Blogs Still Trump Streams for Longform Content With a Long Shelf Life
Zillowionnaires Common As Bay Area Property Prices Boom - http://blog.louisgray.com/2014...
Zillowionnaires Common As Bay Area Property Prices Boom
I Heartily Endorse This Event Or Product - http://blog.louisgray.com/2014...
I Heartily Endorse This Event Or Product
Sleep is unproductive and I'm going to get you!
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Heh! - SAM
I've always been a night person. This explains a lot. - Louis Gray
Our water use is down 40% year over year, due in part to going with Rachio for our smart sprinkler system. We're also down about 60% from two years ago. More to do, but the right direction. http://blog.louisgray.com/2014...
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We went 54k gallons over a 60 day period in 2012 to 24k this year. Our kids still take too many baths, and we do too much laundry, but the trajectory is good. - Louis Gray
We too have been cutting back on water usage. In completely unrelated news, we had to have 17 trees taken out this summer. :( Oh, wait, that's not completely unrelated, is it? :( - Amit Patel
Our well is producing a few gallons a day per person. Around here the water truckers have been overwhelmed with business since june as wells have run dry. We're using bottled water and eating off paper plates. #prayforrain #sacrificepeopleforrain - Todd Hoff
Looking at the data makes me feel like we're still using a ton of water, but unless we never bathe or wash clothes, we're hard pressed to take it dramatically lower. - Louis Gray
That's 12K gallons a month? That's 400 gallons a day. With 4 people that's 100 gallons per person per day. Which is average. So that's very good progress. Good work. Using no water landscaping is a good next step. That will be coming soon enough for everyone. Without better monitoring data it's hard to go that next step in reducing usage. Here are some more water savings tips: http://friendfeed.com/toddh.... - Todd Hoff
Aldercroft Heights is now rationing to 50 gallons per household per day. - Todd Hoff
@todd, but we have five people. :) - Louis Gray from Android
It's extreme, but you can give one away to a family of 3. - Todd Hoff
Rachio Users Save 10 Million Gallons of Water Amidst Drought - http://blog.louisgray.com/2014...
Rachio Users Save 10 Million Gallons of Water Amidst Drought
One the one hand, I'm amused that Sarah's goal for the year is to eat lunch (because she's hungry). On the other hand, I think the obsession with food is showing up in her self-portrait for her "Super Firstie Selfie". First grade, oh how you've changed.
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She drew herself as a chicken? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
She looks more like a nugget than a chicken outright. - Louis Gray
Do first graders at their school have smart phones? - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
They do not. Thank goodness. But their teacher does have access to online kits. http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product... - Louis Gray
If Content is Portable, Where You Consume It Doesn't Matter - http://blog.louisgray.com/2014...
Striving for Streams of Serendipity or Inbox Zero? - http://blog.louisgray.com/2014...
Striving for Streams of Serendipity or Inbox Zero?
First Grade: Initiated.
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Looks like they are going in with the proper attitude - Steve C Team Marina
Go get em! - Eric - It's My Thing
thats cute - sandra hall
Today, Kristine and I did an 8 mile loop hike in Cool, CA. It's in El Dorado County. This is what Fitbit says it looks like. Lots of ups and downs!
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I'm Joining the Google Analytics Team to Help Make Data Count http://blog.louisgray.com/2014...
Grats! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Joining the Google Analytics Team to Help Make Data Count - http://blog.louisgray.com/2014...
Joining the Google Analytics Team to Help Make Data Count
When Priced for Perfection, Startups Not Given Room for Error - http://blog.louisgray.com/2014...
When Priced for Perfection, Startups Not Given Room for Error
"When a private company sees incredible media visibility, and scores a fast-ramping, highly active customer base, it's usually assumed similarly climbing revenue isn't far behind. For game changers like Facebook and Twitter, who commanded sky high valuations privately before earning them publicly, this made sense. But for companies who are seen to have missed expectations, the descent in public perception and media love can be fast and steep - forcing pivots and other odd behavior that can be somewhat puzzling to the outside world." - Louis Gray from Bookmarklet
something about the layout screams "Best of Craigslist" to me. - Big Joe Silence
When Priced for Perfection, Startups Not Given Room for Error - http://blog.louisgray.com/2014...
When Priced for Perfection, Startups Not Given Room for Error
Achievement Unlocked: Throwing Out the 1st Pitch at an A's Game: http://blog.louisgray.com/2014...
P.S... I really miss the FF bookmarklet working. :( - Louis Gray
which browser? still works like a champ for me in Firefox. - Big Joe Silence
i miss the bookmarklet but dang that's rad! - kendrak
Grats, Louis! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
This amuses me. I am shaking my fist at Matt Cutts. Always one step ahead!
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Everyone has a Matt Cutts in their lives. =) - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Life By Numbers and Notifications - http://blog.louisgray.com/2014...
Life By Numbers and Notifications
Rachio's Smart Sprinkler Controller Brings Intelligence to the Yard - http://blog.louisgray.com/2014...
Rachio's Smart Sprinkler Controller Brings Intelligence to the Yard
Beware of the wily #seesmic raccoon. It has invaded my home and made its imprint on my twins.
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We're all doomed! Run for your life. - Matt Ruiz
Now he looks life a lot of fun. Wonderful and thanks for sharing. - Robert Mendez
this is huge!!!! - Loic Le Meur
Louis, how many kids do you have and what ages? I will get you tshirts! - Loic Le Meur
Excellent :) - Jean-François Amadei
Loic, we just have the two one-year-old twins. They are unrepentant and always accept schwag. - Louis Gray
great thanks Louis - Loic Le Meur
btw Louis, did you know Loic is Louis in "Breton"? We actually have the same first name - Loic Le Meur
Now I know. I knew France was a big fan of Louis. We were "elected" king more than a dozen times, no? - Louis Gray
Louis, does Loic call you Loo-ey? - Derrick
Derrick, I haven't noticed. Yesterday, when I abruptly and rudely called for him to come on stage to pose with Iain of TweetDeck and Nick of TweetMeme, he said "anything for Louis" and I believe I heard an "s". - Louis Gray
I used the "s" to make it sound english but yeah, no s pronounced in french - Loic Le Meur
I start my French classes in September for my trip next year. I wonder if Loic can tutor me. Louis, you're my "in". Make it happen! - Derrick
Cute as ever. - Anne Bouey
My suitcase is actually full of that! :D - shinchi
... and my son's name is Lewis - Though as his mum and me both lived in France, that's not too surprising. - Jim Connolly
5 year bumpage. - Louis Gray
I had lunch with Steve Lacy today. AMA.
How was lunch? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
How many steps in total was the circuit? - Steve and 4 other people
BTW lunch was fine the chicken was a bit tough. :) - Steve and 4 other people
Lunch was good. Pizza, chicken, vegetables. Even dessert! - Louis Gray
According to Moves, our route was 4,231 steps in total. - Louis Gray
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