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Louis Gray
Taking the 100k Steps Fitbit Challenge and Raising Money for Charity - http://blog.louisgray.com/2014...
Taking the 100k Steps Fitbit Challenge and Raising Money for Charity
On Monday, Stephen and I have a crazy plan to set a new personal record for Fitbit steps. The goal? 100,000 steps in a single day, blowing away my previous personal best by more than 50 percent, and coming close to fifty miles walked - while also helping raise money for Camp Taylor, a free summer camp for children with heart disease, in memory of Riley Norton, the son of my friend and colleague Ken Norton. - Louis Gray from Bookmarklet
Who's this Stepeh guy? :) - Stephen Mack
No idea STEPHEN. NO IDEA. - Louis Gray
You go guys!! Maybe I'll try to join you for a lap - my next badge is at a measly 25K steps... - Ken Gidley
We'd love to have you for some or all, Ken! That's for everyone else here, too. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Hey Bruce, I think @Fitbit should be promoting this on their channels. :) - Louis Gray
What about … sleep?! - Amit Patel
Sleep is a waste of time and unproductive Amit. - Louis Gray
What could be a bigger waste of time than walking? - Todd Hoff
Not walking? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Walking or running for charity is never a waste of time. As a fellow charity racer and Fitbit fanatic, I'm proud of Louis and Stephen for being so awesome! I did 65K during my marathon day (29 miles total including walking to/from the race), so I know y'all can rock this so easy! Kick butt, gentlemen! <3 - Hookuh Tinypants from FreshFeed
Heisenberg
What other social networking/Web 2.0 sites do you use besides FriendFeed?
Bumblr, Snickr, YouTuba, but nowhere any good. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Or anywhere no good. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Nothing you haven't heard of. :) (Twitter, Flickr, FB...need to spend more time learning Quora and Reddit). - Spidra Webster
Flickr - WarLord
I tried out Ello. - Stephen Mack
Twitter, Twitter, and more Twitter. Also Github. - Mike Chelen
FB and Twitter. Very occasionally G+. - Jenny H. from Android
What Jenny said - Laura Norvig from iPhone
FB and rarely G+. - Anne Bouey
Twitter and FB, a little bit of G+ and Tumblr. - Melly Claus
Livejournal. - bentley
not sure what you mean by web 2.0 but I hit twitter every morning for a quick scan of the news, feedly for the blogs I want to read, and tumblr is a distraction for my increasingly fractured mind. I think of tumblr as a glossy magazine where I flip through the pages. - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Feedly, Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook. Oh, and Ello, from time to time. - Steven Perez from Android
Yeah I guess I should add that I do use Facebook to interact generally with family and a few friends. But Facebook's noise to signal ratio is too high for me to use it for much else. - MoTO: #TeamMarina
plus.google.com, news.ycominator.com. I keep intending to use facebook but don't generally get to it. I caught up with Instagram yesterday, thanks to the fact that I'm only following something like 4 people there. - Bruce Lewis
g+ and feedly. - imabonehead
G+ daily, Twitter 2-3 times a day, FB once or twice a day, but only really active on FF. (As with MoTO, FB's mostly for family. - Walt Crawford
Twitter and Google+. - Louis Gray
None. I'm a purist. - Steve C Team Marina
Barry, I'm not sure what I meant by Web 2.0, other than there are sites that have some social component to them, but are not really thought of as social networks, e.g. Yelp. - Heisenberg
What are people's impressions of Ello? - Heisenberg
Wasn't ready for beta. Very few features at beta. More now, but no users. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Just Twitter (for light use) -- not Facebook or Google+. Still waiting for any other service to catch up with Friendfeed -- and for the next generation of a Friendfeed-like service to appear -- someone is bound to develop it. - Sean McBride
Any interesting features that FriendFeed doesn't have? - Heisenberg
screensaver. - imabonehead
I've got a huge list of features to add to Friendfeed that I've collected since 2007. I need to pull those notes together and post them as a single document. - Sean McBride
Facebook - Ozgur Demir
I just checked out the latest Twitter analytics features -- great stuff. A future version of a Friendfeed-style social media platform should include analytics at this level (and better) for all individual and group feeds (*especially* group feeds, which are ripe for hundreds of analytic snapshots). - Sean McBride
Sean, I'm interested in your feaure list. - Heisenberg
Italian Friendfeed like service: http://www.frenf.it/earlyad... - miki
Geocities - Maurizio
Heisenberg -- give me a few days to find time to compile it -- the notes are scattered across six or seven years. - Sean McBride
My admiration and love for the brilliant design of Friendfeed continues unabated -- in fact, it keeps increasing as I compare it to new inferior services. - Sean McBride
Has everyone noticed that Friendfeed is often more efficient than email for private one-on-one and group communications? Much less cruft. Much swifter. Much easier to browse over time. Also superior to text messaging in many cases, in terms of interface. - Sean McBride
Sean, you should look at Slack if you have a group of people that interact. It's better than FriendFeed for a slightly different application area. - Heisenberg
Will do. - Sean McBride
Stephen Mack
Happy birthday! - Pete
Happy birthday! :D - Jennifer Dittrich
Happy Birthday! - Kevin Johnson
Happy Bday! - Steve C Team Marina
happy bday! - imabonehead
Happy Birthday, Higlet!! - Greg "Cashmere Slim"
happy day, WOH! - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Happy birthday! - Big Joe Silence
Happy birthday! - Spidra Webster
Hooray! Hooray! It's HIGLET DAY! Happy Birthday! - vicster: hon. canadian
Happy birthday, Higlet! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Feliz Cumple! :) - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Happy birthday, curly girly! - Anika
Happy birthday! - John (bird whisperer)
Many happy returns on this anniversary of your birth! - Me
Happy birthday! - Corinne L
Happy birthday! - Victor Ganata
Happy birthday! - Anne Bouey
Happy Birthday! - Katy S
HB & SUWGOMH WOH! - Louis Gray
Happy birthday, WoH! - Stephan from iPhone
Happy Birthday, Higlet!! - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Happy birthday, lady! - Yolanda from Android
Happy Birthday! - Brent Schaus
Happy Birthday, Higlet! - Bren - pseudo-Buddhist from iPhone
Happy Birthday, Mary! xx - Melly Claus
Happy Higlet Day :-D - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Happy Birthday!!!! <3 - joey
Happy Birthday! - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Happy birthday!! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Happy happy! :) - Jenny H. from Android
Happy birthday. - Eric Logan from FFHound!
Happy day! - The First NoeLB from Android
Louis Gray
Tablets, Touch and Talk: Technology Through the Eyes of a Child - http://blog.louisgray.com/2014...
Tablets, Touch and Talk: Technology Through the Eyes of a Child
Tablets, Touch and Talk: Technology Through the Eyes of a Child
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"My children have never known a world without high speed Internet, streaming movies on demand, and a seemingly all-knowing personal assistant, available to answer their every question when asked. They've grown accustomed to concepts which once seemed fanciful, like the ability to order all sorts of items on your tablet and have them delivered in the same day, having every photo you've ever taken available to you from any device, or having video chats with just about anyone instantly. For them, there is no such thing as technology. There's just the real world" - Louis Gray from Bookmarklet
Stephen Mack
When people post about the date containing numerical sequences or other oddities, I always want to point out that "14" is really "2014" which spoils it. In related news, I am a horrible pedant. #saturdayff
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The excitement over these "sequences" is lost on me. - Stephan from iPhone
Stephan, I think it's related to an attraction to round numbers and seeing faces in clouds. We are natural-born pattern detectors. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
It's neither little endian nor big endian. #awkward - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Kevin's take also discounts the value of other types of sequences: 05/10/15, for example. - Bren - pseudo-Buddhist from iPhone
And 01/01/17 is the next sequential prime day. - Louis Gray
ISO standard is 2014-12-13 - Glen Campbell
rt @trove: A baby was born on 10:11, 12-13-14 in Massachusetts: trov.es/1AzlGn2 - chaz2b
Considering we don't really know when Jesus was born, it maybe really should be the year 2018 instead of 2014. I wish God would have had a digital camera with the date and time on it so that he could better document the birth of his son. - Joe
Stephen Mack
SF Bay Area folks: Poll -- Hellastorm, Overhyped?
Where I'm at, it's already pretty strong and the strongest part hasn't even reached us yet (according to Doppler). I don't think it's been overhyped at all because even if the storm itself isn't completely insane, the effects of the storm are what people need to be prepared for. - Hookuh Tinypants
It's a good point. And the widespread power outage in SF alone is significant. But where I am in south bay, it's nothing so far. I appreciated how empty the roads were when dropping off my kids at school -- quick commute this morning. But last night was horrible. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
South 280 is flooded. That's pretty bad. - Rodfather
I thought there was a bit too much hype leading up to it, but the power outages in SF are pretty bad. Here, in Alameda, it seems to be hitting us in bands, some not bad, others very heavy. The winds here seem to have backed off, ATM, but we have steady rain. - vicster: hon. canadian
And, really, if the hype got people to think about getting their emergency supplies stocked and fresh batteries in their lanterns and such, that's a good thing. - vicster: hon. canadian
North Bay is basically getting bent over a car hood and screwed without any lube right now. I don't think they'd appreciate anyone insinuating that this storm was in anyway overhyped. Maybe it didn't hit every single part of the Bay Area equally but it's hitting hard no matter what. - Hookuh Tinypants
Yeah, if nothing else, it's nice that folks are thinking about emergency supplies right now! It's surprising how many people in California don't have any sort of emergency anything. It's like they forget that one strong earthquake can seriously screw us. - Hookuh Tinypants
My cousin who lives in Berkeley just discovered that her basement is flooded. Yeah, not overhyped. - Hookuh Tinypants
There's been flood warnings in Alameda County. Creeks in Berkeley are rushing, but otherwise just wet. - kendrak
It stalled in the north bay, seems to be coming through to the south now. - Todd Hoff
It's supposed to hit Reno from the south, at around 2 or 3 this afternoon. I'm a little baffled about the wind pattern - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Raining in downtown Sacramento ATM - not seeing or hearing high winds here. - Corinne L
WAY too early to say, esp. since we're well to the east & south (Livermore). Currently sheet rain, as heavy as it ever gets, warm this a.m. As vicster sez, winds have backed off for the moment. So far, no, not clearly overhyped.[Our downspouts look like somebody's got a firehose at the top...] - Walt Crawford
Montgomery Station downtown is apparently closed due to flooding... - Andrew C (✔) from Android
minor wind damage in my neighborhood. my neighbor always cleans out the gutter & drains down on the corner before a storm. he's wonderful. lots of blocks in our neighborhood flood because of trash & plant debris in the storm drains. and I'm glad the schools closed. even one kid hurt in a weather-related accident is too many. - Starmama
Wind is insane here. Comcast is out. No rain yet. Not overhyped. - Mary Carmen from iPhone
Here comes the rain. - Mary Carmen from iPhone
South Bay had 20mph winds and a couple inches of rain so far, heavy at times. Seems to be easing off now. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
We've got horizontal rain. - Todd Hoff
I just sat in on a conference call where all the guys in attendance were talking about how weak the storm was and how wimpy everyone was for being cautious. (mind you, they all live in/around San Ramon, with 5 minute commutes) I had to school them with some of the updates I've seen from FFers and FBers experiencing the strong shit. - Hookuh Tinypants
This is a very "bandy" storm--one look at the radar shows that. It's huge, but the sheet/horizontal/flood rain is in small bands. If you miss the bands, it doesn't seem terrible. And, as usual, the North Bay gets the worst of it. If anyone says "eh, weak, no issue," tell them they've been lucky and should maybe STFU. - Walt Crawford
Oog. Sez I, just looking at the Wundermap (Wunderground) and seeing one big wide yellow (heavy/severe) band just to the west of us and moving southeast. - Walt Crawford
I'm glad it's coming at us from Hawaii and not Alaska. Temperature's pretty comfy, considering. - Starmama
The only bad thing about that is that you get less snow, and what we need is snow. So far, no sign of snow. (The paper seemed to say this was an arctic storm, but the temp. sure doesn't suggest that.) - Walt Crawford
Walt, there is supposed to be snow south of Tahoe, high up. The jet stream will largely avoid the ski areas around Tahoe (and therefore, won't be Tahoe basin drinking water in the spring) but I had heard up to 2 feet at Tahoe ski runs. I can't imagine what's hitting further south!! - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
It's definitely overhyped, by people lacking experience with rain. I'm used to seeing this kind of torrential downpour a minimum of 4-5 times a year, often with higher winds. And it's not even an area that suffers from hurricanes which are legitimate things to fear. - NOT THE CRICKET
I'll cross fingers. Two feet is a lot better than nothing (the Chronicle was saying 3 feet this morning, but that may be even higher). - Walt Crawford
Here's some heavy streaming on Google campus. No disaster, but impressive. https://www.youtube.com/watch... - Louis Gray
That was cool Louis :-) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Our campus (Sonoma State) was closed yesterday, which is kind of screwing with finals. There's some pretty significant flooding. It's A LOT OF RAIN. And not good because the dryness of the past few years has made the top soil pretty loose, which makes flooding worse. Our power was out yesterday for about 6 hours. - Laura Krier
The thing is, if you live an area that regularly gets this kind of weather you have the infrastructure for it and the effects aren't that bad. If you don't, well... - Laura Krier
I think that's the most important point, Laura. In the same way Californians are surprised when other regions are devastated by earthquakes that seem mild to us, we suffer during heavy rain. To quote a blog post on SFGate, "Our infrastructure– many aboveground power lines, roads that turn into sinkholes, insufficient storm drains– is less equipped to handle big storms than in many other places." - Stephen Mack
Laura speaks the truest words. The most frustrating thing about yesterday was having to listen to people strut around all like "Oh these people clearly don't know what weather is! Where *I* come from it's ten times worse!" or the people who were in the parts of the Bay Area that weren't hit by the strongest portions of the storm (or didn't have it stall out right over their region)... more... - Hookuh Tinypants
People around Northern California lost their homes. That ain't no joke. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Louis Gray
Ingress: The Incredible & Addictive Covert Game Being Played All Around You - http://blog.louisgray.com/2014...
Ingress: The Incredible & Addictive Covert Game Being Played All Around You
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"A little over two years ago, a small team within Google called Niantic Labs introduced Ingress, a game that adds a virtual reality layer on top of the entire world, which you can claim, defend or destroy for your cause - depending on which side you've chosen. And while I tested early versions of the game while it was developing at Google, and dabbled with it just after launch, I put it aside before jumping back in with both feet two months ago, when a pair of colleagues on my new team couldn't stop talking about it. And now I won't stop talking about it either. Simply put, in my view, it's the most well-designed, intelligently deployed concept I've ever seen for an immersive experience on mobile, which encourages you to get off your butt, explore the world around you, and find new people to help you achieve goals together. Every facet of the application, even while it seems mysterious, is designed to help you get out of house, to explore new crannies of your neighborhood (and beyond)... more... - Louis Gray from Bookmarklet
I have to say I find it totally impenetrable. The UI confuses me no end, and I'm just completely flummoxed by it. - Stephen Mack
I'm paranoid enough as it is. - Meg VMeg
Maybe this is what happens when you don't waste time sleeping? - Walt Crawford
@Stephen come with me some time, and I can teach you! - Louis Gray
Amit Patel
Powerful, potentially damaging storm to bring very heavy rainfall and high winds to Northern California : California Weather Blog - http://www.weatherwest.com/archive...
Powerful, potentially damaging storm to bring very heavy rainfall and high winds to Northern California : California Weather Blog
Powerful, potentially damaging storm to bring very heavy rainfall and high winds to Northern California : California Weather Blog
"One additional thought: near-shore ocean temperatures off the coast of California remain exceptionally warm, which has been contributing to California’s record warmth this year. As witnessed during last week’s storm, these warm ocean waters have also led to a local increase in near-shore atmospheric instability during convective regimes and may also be acting as a source of additional lower-atmospheric moisture during storm events this winter. Thus, it’s possible that these exceptionally warm ocean temperatures could modestly boost precipitation rates associated with the upcoming heavy precipitation event, especially near the coast." - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
It was definitely warm on the coast today. Some big waves too. - Todd Hoff
Oh good - Louis Gray
Ken Gidley
As I said on FB: "Woo-hoo! After a week in Hawaii, I'm so excited to get back to work!" - said no one, ever. 😄
Welcome back Ken! - Louis Gray
Stephen Mack
Homework time. My daughter Sophie has a question and needs 10 yes or no answers. Her question is, "Do you like pizza?"
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(Gah, sideways.) - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Yes. - Katy S
Yes - Meg VMeg from Android
Yes! - Jenica from iPhone
No! Oh, who am I kidding? Yes! - Kristin
Oui. Uh...Yes. - Spidra Webster
She needs to publish these results, obviously! :) - Lo
Thanks all! 10 answers in 18 minutes. She's now tabulating, graphing, and publishing (to her teacher, anyway). Kristin, she had to think about how to treat your answer. :) - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Yes! - Louis Gray
No - Todd Hoff
Too late, polling is closed. Conclusion: 100% of everybody likes pizza. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
The words "she had to think about" mark a good homework assignment. - Bruce Lewis
It was rigged! - Todd Hoff
For the record I think Joe cheated on the quiz. - Steve C Team Marina
Thinking is good! ;) - Kristin from iPhone
She should have asked a more controversial question like do you like kittens. Lol. - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Stephen Mack
Dear FriendFeed, I still love you but I have no time for you lately. Thinking of you and hope you're well. What's the weather like? Did you get time to do that thing at that place with those people? Hope so and hope that it was fabulous. Wow, look at the time. I have to go now, but promise to write soon. Much love from everyone here! Yours, me
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Yeah, I'm thinking of adding 'on hiatus' to my display name and taking it easy for a while. - Kevin Fox from iPhone
You guys are making me cry inside. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Dear Kevin, Thanks for your comment. I'm away from FriendFeed currently due to the demands of the holiday season, but will read your comment when I return. Best, Stephen - Stephen Mack
Dear Alex, Thanks for your comment. I'm away from FriendFeed currently due to the demands of the holiday season, but will read your comment when I return. Best, Stephen - Stephen Mack
Dear Mr. STEPHEN MACK, Thank you for your query. Someone will respond within ONE to THREE years. Love, FriendFeedFaceBook - Just another Bubba
Take pictures while you're away so we can catch up later. - Bruce Lewis
Setting aside me being silly: @Kevin, always a good idea to take a break and refresh later. Makes sense to add "on hiatus." I'd do that, but I know as soon as I did that then I'd probably feel foolish when I spend an hour reading/liking/commenting the next day. @Alex: Don't cry! I'm not abandoning FriendFeed, and I'm certainly not using any other social media service more. My twitter and facebook usage is zero. @Bubba: That made me chortle. @Bruce: Will do! - Stephen Mack
I love the @ sign. So visually striking. @@: Where's my at at? And my AT-AT? (Please to reference http://friendfeed.com/zeigen...) - Stephen Mack
@Cristo, yes, I'm very hard at work on that. Although if I coded it, we'd all be in a lot of trouble. - Stephen Mack
4-year bump! What was true in December then is true now. FF, I haven't abandoned you, but it's just a very busy time of year for me. - Stephen Mack
We'll be here when you return. You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave. - Spidra Webster
Never leave us! - Louis Gray
Not leaving! Still reading! Just not much room to spend much time here. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Louis Gray
You Can't Achieve Equality by Expecting Everyone to be the Same - http://blog.louisgray.com/2014...
You Can't Achieve Equality by Expecting Everyone to be the Same
You Can't Achieve Equality by Expecting Everyone to be the Same
"Speaking up or talking about hard issues like racial bias or diversity, or calling for attentiton to inherent problems, makes it possible I'll misspeak and say something quotable where I don't want it. It's instead much easier to sit quiet and let other people fight their battles - to watch big conflicts and flareups remotely, trivializing someone else's experience, as something that's not happening here. But even in the 'burbs, and in our corporate offices, there are issues. We may not see unarmed men shot 12 times and killed in our hallways, but there are opportunities to bring down or build up our peers daily, and most of us aren't doing much to aid their quiet struggles." - Louis Gray from Bookmarklet
Great article. (Also, love that second pic of Erica.) - Stephen Mack
I like both those pictures of Erica! Thanks, Stephen. - Louis Gray
Thanks. I was just about to give up on the possibility of MLK's dream. - Alfred C. Ingram
Amit Patel
The First Real Reason We Need To Sleep - Business Insider - http://www.businessinsider.com/the-fir...
The First Real Reason We Need To Sleep - Business Insider
The First Real Reason We Need To Sleep - Business Insider
"Scientists have just reported the first major mechanical reason our brains need to sleep — certain cleaning mechanisms in the brain work better when we shut the brain down. Just like how dump trucks take to the city streets during the pre-dawn hours because there's less traffic, our brain's cleaners also work best when there's less going on." - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
Sleep is unproductive and a waste of time. - Louis Gray
But can you really trust a man with a brain filled with garbage :-) - Todd Hoff
Johnny
Using cherry picked religious verses to show how ridiculous another cherry picked religious verse fueled argument is can be fun but it's mostly just saddening.
Clearly you haven't played nearly enough Exegesis Ping Pong - Pete
Exegesis Ping Pong FTW! :^) - Friar Will
Revelations 3:17 was always my favorite. "Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked." -- KJV - Louis Gray
Matt Cutts
What four cities in the United States do you think matter the most? https://t.co/ScwCLKxIFM
Mountain View, Palo Alto, Sunnyvale and Menlo Park. - Louis Gray
Sleep is a waste of time and unproductive. - Louis Gray
Johnny
I propose a new scale. The Showering Scoble Adoption Curve. It's a curve between the awareness/adoption of the general populous and people who would wear Google Glass in the shower. When talking about adoption of a new piece of tech, sit yourself on the curve appropriately.
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I have so much to say about this that I won't say! :) - Louis Gray
Ahh dude. I just had dinner. - Mo Kargas
Does it curve left or right -- I DON'T WANT TO KNOW! - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
"Boundaries are a waste of time and unproductive" - Pete
Sit on the curve? Ouch. - Kristin
I just tried to Like Pete's comment. - Louis Gray from Flucso
Stephen Mack
Dropbox is insane. This policy is nuts: "Question: Will joining someone else's shared folder use my quota?" [Dropbox Help] - https://www.dropbox.com/help...
Dropbox is insane. This policy is nuts: "Question: Will joining someone else's shared folder use my quota?" [Dropbox Help]
Answer: "The size of a shared folder will be counted against the quota of every member of that folder, unless everyone is a member of the same Dropbox for Business account. For Business accounts, the size of the shared folder will be counted against the team's shared quota only once. For all other users, your Dropbox storage quota is calculated by adding up the total amount of data in your Dropbox folder, including all shared folders. As a result, the owner of a Dropbox Basic 18 GB (2 GB + bonus storage earned through referrals) account will not be able to collaborate on a shared folder larger than 18 GB. One reason this policy exists is to prevent people from giving themselves unlimited space by stacking Basic accounts with shared folders." - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
My camp is trying to share photos from Burning Man. We started out on Flickr, but Flickr requires everyone have a Yahoo e-mail, and some people resisted. So we gave Dropbox a try. Now everyone who joins the shared folder is out of quota. - Stephen Mack
I guess we'll try Google Drive or Shutterfly next. - Stephen Mack
If people don't want full rez, just upload to G+ and you'll get 2k resolution unlimited photos for free. - Steve and 4 other people
the dropbox thing is baffling. what a strange solution to "we don't want people to be cheap". - Jenica
Steve: G+ might work, although if people didn't want to create a Yahoo account, not sure how they'll feel about G+ accounts. - Stephen Mack
Jenica: I know! It seems completely nuts to me. - Stephen Mack
I think G+ has the same problem as Google Drive right? Do you have a non-google e-mail address I can try to share a GDrive folder with? - Steve and 4 other people
Sure, you could use my @tivo.com address - Stephen Mack
Done. Do you want to share a folder? - Steve and 4 other people
Got it! Thanks, Steve. (Curious: Why do those files have such bizarre filenames?) - Stephen Mack
So what I ended up doing since half of us are on Dropbox already is to use "links" instead of "shares" -- I have one shared folder for uploads, which I then move into the "linked" folder. Still pretty lame. - Stephen Mack
Yup, I have this same problem with Dropbox. We have a license to a bunch of tutorial videos for WordPress, and the creator shares the new versions with us through Dropbox. Each time he shares the updated videos, it blows right through my Dropbox quota, and I have to remove everything else in order to accept the sharing invitation. Then, it gets a little dicey, because I'm never sure if... more... - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Those filenames are just what Amazon MP3 generated, unfortunately. :( - Steve and 4 other people
@Stephen, if Google Drive doesn't work, rant about why and I'll tell our people what we should do to fix. - Louis Gray
Stephen Mack
We can put a lander on a comet, but we can't _______________.
Fund science programs in public schools. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Feed children. (but, I'm happy we can get a lander on a comet, too) - Katy S
figure out the whole flying car thing - Stephen Mack from iPhone
stop Kim Kardashian. - Eric - ill subliminal
fire the harpoons! - John (bird whisperer)
find the time to tell the Santa's Village #saturdayff story. KIDDING!!! - Laura Norvig
keep the staff wiki updated. - Steele Lawman
get Canada to take Justin Bieber back. - Corinne L
bring FriendFeed back. - Louis Gray
rename FriendFeed to FriedFeed - Amit Patel
John beat me to it. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
find a clean alternative to the internal combustion engine. - Steven Perez
bring Firefly back. - A Gunny named Slickback
get a screensaver on Tivos. - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
cure cancer/AIDS/flu/common cold/Ebola/Parkinson's/Alzheimer's/depression... - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
skin a horse at full gallop - Big Joe Silence
pay women equal pay for equal work. - Spidra Webster
get databases/institutions to acknowledge that some people go by their middle names. - Spidra Webster
live with 'em and we can't live without 'em. - Steele Lawman
Make Brussels Sprouts taste like chocolate cake. - Janet from FFHound!
fix Congress. - imabonehead
manage a voter turnout greater than 50%. - Spidra Webster
get solar power after landing on said comet - Amit Patel
find the lander we put on the comet - esorciccio a.d. from Flucso
Come ho scritto su FB un po' di tempo fa: "Siamo arrivati sulla luna ma non abbiamo ancora trovato il modo per fare uscire l'acqua tiepida dal rubinetto" - Biagio Romano
make it drink. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Louis Gray
louisgray.com: Our Smartphones Have Surpassed Their Role as Computers In Our Pockets - http://blog.louisgray.com/2014...
louisgray.com: Our Smartphones Have Surpassed Their Role as Computers In Our Pockets
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"The prevailing mantra holds that as our phones become increasingly smart and constantly connected, that we're walking around with the equivalent of computers in our pocket. These intelligent devices can do practically everything their PC predecessors could, from email and web browsing to document sharing and creation, music and photos, and any application you can think of. In fact, I'd argue that we're not only seeing people spend more hours with their mobile devices than traditional PCs, they're more functional as well - as the smartphone has surpassed the PC. Ever try taking photos with your iMac? It's tough." - Louis Gray from Bookmarklet
Your phone wants to kill you. ~Amy Pohler - Eric - ill subliminal from iPhone
Was this prompted by being asked where you got that graph, when it was from Fitbit's web site? It struck me how phone-centric we are these days. - Bruce Lewis
@Bruce it wasn't prompted by Stephen's asking about the Web version. I've been thinking about this for a few weeks, as I was using my phone and then put it down to pick up the laptop, and started thinking about all of this. - Louis Gray
Louis Gray
FF Team, how come you can't find your Twitter friends on the service any longer? Is this due to Twitter changes? Are there plans to restore it? Thanks.
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yes, this. - holly #ravingfangirl
If you put &source=twitterandroid at the end of the REST request, I bet they can punch through any of twitter's API changes. - Andy Bakun
did not the twitter API change some time ago ? - Peter Dawson
Yes and yes. - Benjamin Golub
thanks Louis this is a huge loss to the service you provide guys. Find your friends › Find Twitter friends Finding your Twitter friends We could not find your Twitter friends. - Thomas Power
This has been fixed. - Benjamin Golub
Something fixed on FriendFeed? Hmmm... - Cliff Gerrish
right on. thanks again, Ben! :) - holly #ravingfangirl
I'd be happy if I could get my Twitter to import again. Has not for... months. - Alix May
Yes Cliff, things do get fixed here. Not always as quickly as we'd like, but that's universal. - Bruce Lewis
Ben is awesome, of course. Thank you sir. - Louis Gray
Things get fixed but no new features will be added. - Akiva
something wrong with ff. - Tayfun Yaşar
Like Alix said, importing twitter not working still... - Cem
Ben: keeper of the flame. - Laura Norvig
Thanks Louis this really does need fixing FF is the only place that aggregates twitter feeds well - Thomas Power
Fantastic Ben, Louis thank you so much. - Thomas Power
Bipolar owl: I'm sorry you feel that way. I actually did commit a change that fixes this and a few weeks ago another change that fixed adding Twitter accounts. Unfortunately both fixes are for public Twitter accounts only. It looks like you have a private account. Stay tuned! - Benjamin Golub
Thanks for the fixes and the great attitude Ben. I imagine there isn't a huge incentive to continue to patch things around here, but it's clearly a great product and people are still passionate about it. Rock on, dude. - John
This is broken again. - Fedge No
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Overhearing ladies complaining about their sleep troubles with their respective husbands. I'm like, "I'm glad I'm not married anymore." 😜
I told my husband the other day that when we move, we're getting separate rooms. My dad & his wife and most of my aunts and uncles have separate rooms. I used to think it was weird, but now I understand it's to stop murder. - Anika
^Yes! Sometimes you just want to stretch all over the bed. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
The bitching from my buddies when we shared a room told me all I need to know about what my wife puts up with. - Eric - ill subliminal
Paging Louis Gray...Louis Gray, please pick up a white courtesy phone... - Corinne L
We now have separate rooms after my boyfriend's arm dropped on my head in his sleep and he gave me a black eye. He was mortified and decided he'd rather sleep on the futon than beat me in his sleep. I cannot tell you how much better I sleep now that he's in another room... (because of his snoring, mostly - he really doesn't regularly beat me in his sleep!) - WebGoddess
I used to not sleep at the same time as my hubby (because he's a human straight jacket, fresh from a dryer, that sounds like a freight train), but then discovered that my sofa is more comfortable than my bed. So, I have been sleeping there for about the last 10 years. http://www.thisendup.com/item... - April Russo
Sleep is unproductive and a waste of time. - Louis Gray
If it's unproductive, you are doing it wrong. - April Russo
Stephen Mack
Utah’s Mia Love to Become First-Ever Black Female Republican in Congress [Slate] - http://www.slate.com/blogs...
Utah’s Mia Love to Become First-Ever Black Female Republican in Congress [Slate]
From the article: "Mia Love won election to the House of Representatives in Utah's 4th District (the "Fighting 4th") Tuesday night and will become the first black female Republican to ever serve in Congress." - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
ALL THIS... AND SHE'S A MORMON. - Stephen Mack
Well, Utah. - Eric - ill subliminal
I was going to say "Like"... but Republican. - Louis Gray
elected by only a 4,000 vote margin? Wow. - Brian Johns
I tried to look at her 2012 speech. I couldn't get past the first 20 seconds of her introductory video. "You will not be burden to society. You will give back." I'm done. - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Brian, she lost by less than 800 votes in a previous election. - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Stephen Mack
Damn.
Hmm? - Louis Gray
Senate. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
:( - Anne Bouey
no shit. ugh. - Big Joe Silence
It's going to be a good two years for Obama's veto pen collection. - Mark Trapp
What brand of pen is the official veto pen? Might be smart to buy some stock in the company, now. - April Russo
April: It surprised me how quickly Google auto-completed the search of "what brand pen does obama use" - Stephen Mack
That means it's a common search and perhaps a lot of people have had the same idea that I did. - April Russo
The official "Obama Pen": http://www.cross.com/Catalog... - April Russo
Louis Gray
I was going to be over 20,000 steps each day last week, but I stayed home Friday to hand out Halloween candy. If only I'd walked the kids instead...
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Close, but no bubblegum cigar. - Spidra Webster
Congrats you won all the leftover candy! - Steve C Team Marina
I have been consuming the leftover candy... - Louis Gray
Broke 40k steps today and 20 miles too! (And went to work) - Louis Gray
Wow! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
How are you stepping? - Sean McBride
# stepping types -- all of the below: with or without ankle, wrist and/or body weights 1. elliptical machine 2. jogging 3. jogging in place 4. marching 5. marching in place 6. running 7. running in place 8. stairs (brisk) 9. stairs (normal) 10. treadmill 11. walking (brisk) 12. walking (normal) 13. walking in place (brisk) 14. walking in place (normal) - Sean McBride
Sean: You left off 15. strolling, 16. strolling (brisk), 17. meandering, 18. meandering (structured), 19. crab walking, 20. sprinting, 21. sprinting (frisky), 22. skipping. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Very good (but don't forget Monty Python funny walks) -- the rate of calories burned for all these movements can be calculated with some precision. (I do all my workouts these days with kettlebells -- they provide the most bang for time expended -- for both cardio and strength.) - Sean McBride
13 is close enough. And Bruce has all my data. - Louis Gray
(Because we're Fitbit friends) - Bruce Lewis from Android
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
Ben, I figured it was a real thing and not, you know, somebody dribbling pickle juice on a server. - Laura Norvig
Steve and 4 other people
What happened to ff.im?
Maybe Facebook didn't renew it? I am not finding anything at http://ff.im/1kttJu nor ff.im by itself. - Joe
:( - Stephen Mack from iPhone
The whois entry still looks reasonable, who is this "Mr David Taylor" from "6 avenue Kleber". - Steve and 4 other people
Is Mr. David Taylor on the twitter? - Joe
Grr. - Louis Gray
Looks like it's fixed now! - Stephen Mack
Stephen Mack
My conclusion after using Inbox for several days: After using e-mail for 28 years, I do not wish to completely transform my e-mail workflow.
I think I'd feel the same way. - Tamara J. B.
I find it interesting that Google is still trying to reinvent something which has become in so many ways a footnote in Internet history. I don’t know many people who rely primarily on e-mail to communicate outside of their jobs, really. - Akiva
Lucky! How did you get it, Stephen? - Louis Gray
^ hehe, very funny. - Stephen Mack
If I was on mobile a lot I think I could really get used to it and appreciate it. I heard Leo Laporte say it was the first time he got to Inbox Zero ever and he loves it. But it's not really Inbox Zero, it just looks like it. I think that's the appeal. On laptop/desktop it doesn't make much sense at all. - Laura Norvig
+1 Laura. It seems like sweep is just a more polite word for delete. - Todd Hoff
The bundling is pretty good, though. Today I have: 25+ Updates, 25+ Promos, 25+ Social, 25+ Forums, 25+ Finance. NO REAL MAIL. Thanks for pointing out I have no real friends, Gmail. - Laura Norvig
Hasn't social conversation largely moved to social networks and away from email? - Todd Hoff
OK phew. I'm glad I'm not the only one who really isn't all that taken with Inbox. I want to like it more. I just...don't. Hoping that changes over time. - Hookuh Tinypants
For fine-grain control, manually setting up filters is best via the regular gmail web interface. However, for rapid consumption (and reduction to zero inbox), it seems Inbox is like a hack saw, suitable as mobile app. Thinking of a pin as another sort of star with snooze function appear useful. As for reminders: there are those generated by Gmail tasks, Keep, Google Now ("remind me to... more... - Adriano
Not me, Cristo. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I would love to try Slack but I work with a bunch of dinosaur luddites. Well, about 75-80% of my team. - Laura Norvig
We use Slack where I work. It's pretty cool. Got a friend of mine that's working on a dedicated Slack client for Windows, that can be minimized to the tray, so you don't have to keep it open in a browser tab. http://www.donationcoder.com/forum... - April Russo
We just adopted Slack. We like it. Integrates nicely with Jira. - Brent Schaus from iPhone
Since 2004, I use a lot of filters (rules) and labels (folders), so my Gmail is almost self-sufficient :-) - Red Label
Louis Gray
My steps/day average, grouped by month - since I started using Fitbit. October should be the first month with an average of 20k+.
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Google must be paying you to break out onto the professional walking circuit. - Kristin
They don't know they are, but yes. - Louis Gray
This is so impressive, Louis. If you overlay your weight loss on top of that, how does that graph look? - Stephen Mack
Weight is going back up! So it doesn't matter. Speaking of which, the desserts at Google today included Oreo crumble red velvet cake and Nutella brownies. - Louis Gray
Show off. =) - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
@Heisenberg, maybe. But you are wasting your time sleeping instead of walking. - Louis Gray
Petty LaBelle
I got the Inbox app. Thank you everyone. @louisgray loves me.
I gave you that thing on day one, babbymamma. - Louis Gray
Brian Johns
Who gets to do two hours of online state-mandated ethics web training today? This guy!
Lucky you. Go ahead and cheat on the quiz at the end. I say it is ok. - Joe
I think I pass as long as I spend 2 hours on it, regardless of the quizzes. The logic is similar to online traffic school. - Brian Johns
The website times out after a few minutes of inactivity and you have to log in again and pick up where you left off. 3 hours later I'm 50% done, but I've also gotten the toddler up, had breakfast, and read the paper. - Brian Johns
web-based ethics training on a saturday? eeww - imabonehead
Read the paper? What year is this? - Louis Gray
Update: Finished after 10:00 pm Sunday night and got an official looking pdf to prove it. The website says I spent 2 hours and 26 minutes on it. The training is good for two years. - Brian Johns
Are you feeling ethical now? - Spidra Webster
what the heck is this for? - Jonathan Disher
I feel so ethical now! This is because I'm on the Historical and Landmarks Commission for the City of Santa Clara. State law AB-1234 requires that I complete 2 hours of ethics training every two years. The city holds a group training session every two years but I missed it last month so I had to do the online version offered by the state. You can play along for free at home here: http://oag.ca.gov/ethics - Brian Johns
nnnnnno thanks that's ok i'm busy :) - Jonathan Disher
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