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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
I really just want an email integration with Slack. I could just make a few channels and have all the crap funneled into them. - Heisenberg
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!
If you wrote code, that would be difficult. ;) - Heisenberg
@Heisenberg, maybe. But you are wasting your time sleeping instead of walking. - Louis Gray
Not last night. :( - Heisenberg
Monique Judge
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
Heisenberg
My favorite NFL team this week—The Carolina Panthers.
My favorite NFL team this week - whoever is playing the Raiders. They are undefeated! - Louis Gray
How can you root against the Raiders and be an A's fan? Oakland should ban you from their stadium! :) - Heisenberg
I would also like the Eagles and the Bears to win tomorrow. - Heisenberg
Right now the New England Patriots are leading the Chicago Bears 48 to 15. Tom Brady threw four touchdown passes in the first half -- the fifth time he has done this -- which is an NFL record. - Sean McBride
[A Ridiculous First Half to End All Ridiculous First Halves http://www.boston.com/sports...] I'm glad I watched it. Current score: 51 to 23. - Sean McBride
Keep in mind, Cristo... when I grew up, the Raiders were in LA, and the 49ers were incredible. Easy choice. - Louis Gray
Sean, I don't always get what I want—it doesn't stop me from wanting it. Just like you, and the Singularity. :) - Heisenberg
Heisenberg
World Series: Who will be the pitcher for the SF Giants in Game 6?
My vote is a Petit start with Timmy as backup. Or vice-versa. They'll probably choose Peavy, but I think it's a mistake. - Heisenberg
What about Game 5? - NOT THE CRICKET
MadBum will pitch on normal rotation. He's the best pitcher in baseball right now. Plus he can hit better than many of the Giants batters, which since we are at home this time, will be interesting for the AL Royals. - Heisenberg
That means when the pitcher comes to bat, often an NL team will substitute a pinch hitter. This means the pitcher can no longer play the rest of the game. With MadBum, since he can hit, they just leave him in there. - Heisenberg
Since the game is in SF tomorrow, they play with NL rules. - Heisenberg
So why can't they use him also in Game 6 (and 7)? - NOT THE CRICKET
They could, potentially. But pitchers need rest or their pitching arm gives out. I don't think you'd see him in a game 6, but maybe in a game 7. - Heisenberg
My vote: Jimminy - Louis Gray
But I eat pizza without a fork. I'm not good enough. - NOT THE CRICKET
Louis Gray
Averaging 25,000+ steps a day, for a week? Is such a thing even possible?
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You're amazing. Also, what are you using to get that summary? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Is that an android app? Or PC/Mac? - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
So you were serious about that sleep thing being a waste of time. - Steve C Team Marina
That's from the web, Yvonne (and Stephen). - Louis Gray
That's awesome! - Miriella from Android
Iainababy, your breath is like warmed over liver and onions. Your caress like the pinch from a scorpion sting. You make me full of dread when you are near. - Louis Gray
Lol! - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Stephen Mack
NEW MANICURE TRY NAIL POLISH GAME - NUEVO JUEGO DE MANICURA TRY POLISH - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
NEW MANICURE TRY NAIL POLISH GAME - NUEVO JUEGO DE MANICURA TRY POLISH
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I love your favorite YouTube videos, Stephen. You have such varied interests. ;) - Tamara J. B.
A complex man, indeed :) - Eivind from Android
Sophie borrowed Stephen's iPad again! - Louis Gray
Dang! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Stephen Mack
Don't act like it's a bad thing to fall in love with meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeEeeeeEEEEEeeee
Unlike Justin, though, my love is not freeeeEeeeEEEEEEEEee. $75 an hour, two hour minimum. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Is that "me" autotuned via text? - Josh Haley
Josh: YeeeEEEEeeesSs - Stephen Mack from iPhone
75 an hour? You get off cheap. - Louis Gray
Brian Johns
is ello still a thing?
Nollo - Louis Gray
Insomuch that it exists, yes. - (Curtis) Alan Jackson from Android
A thing that has fewer posts a day than FF. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Nope. - Andrew C (✔)
Haven't seen anyone using it. - Jonathan Disher
Have they figured out how they're going to make money, but not off their users? - Brian Johns
They sent an announcement today that they're committed to be ad-free and not sell user data. Unclear how they do actually make money, though. You can read it here: https://ello.co/downloa... (warning, PDF). Excerpt: "To assure that Ello always remains ad-free, today Ello converted to a Public Benefit Corporation (PBC). A Benefit Corporation is a new kind of for-profit... more... - Stephen Mack
Thanks for the update. I guess there's always the idea of charging a membership fee. - Brian Johns
And they could merchandise (Ello t-shirts!) and make a few pennies off affiliate links. - Stephen Mack
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
RT @tedtalks: "Sleep may actually be a kind of elegant design solution to some of the brain's most basic needs." http://trib.al/HeVG4Rw
RT @tedtalks: "Sleep may actually be a kind of elegant design solution to some of the brain's most basic needs." http://trib.al/HeVG4Rw
*cues Louis Gray* - MoTO: Team Marina
So bored with that robot-reply. Sleep is important. The end. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
But how it does the trick... that is amazing! - Ken Morley
Sleep is a waste of time and unproductive. Hi Zulema! - Louis Gray
NEWMAAAAAAANNNN!! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Bruce Lewis
Zipline Challenge Course - http://ourdoings.com/brlewis...
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Louis Gray wanted me to take part in a challenge today. Am I doing it right? - Bruce Lewis
Perfect. - Louis Gray
Louis Gray
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
Louis Gray
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
Louis Gray
Five years later, I still point people to the FriendFeed changelog as an example of best practices for transparency. http://changelog.friendfeed.com/
"Description: too tired to finish this right now" lol - Brent Schaus
^ Sleep is unproductive and a waste of time. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
"steampunk tweaks from kevin" - Steve C Team Marina
"Because I have to stop working now, computer is going away :(" - L'Andre
That is strangely fascinating - Laura Norvig from iPhone
That changelog is a beautiful thing. - Sean McBride
So....Friendfeed hasn't changed since 2009? - Shey
@Shey the people have all gotten much better! - Louis Gray
Thanks for sharing Louis; what a blast to the past. Really fun glancing over those logs. - Benjamin Golub
"handle pickle errors" - Laura Norvig
I wonder if I could find the change they had to make to deal with me. - Brian Johns
Stephen Mack
Quick informal poll: Within your school or place of work, are you hearing about the new Poodle SSL exploit? How does coverage of it compare to what you've heard in the past about Heartbleed ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki... ) and Shellshock ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki... )?
Quick informal poll: Within your school or place of work, are you hearing about the new Poodle SSL exploit? How does coverage of it compare to what you've heard in the past about Heartbleed ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heartbleed ) and Shellshock ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shellshock_(software_bug) )?
For coverage of the Poodle SSL exploit, see April's post: http://friendfeed.com/app103... -- it links to http://arstechnica.com/securit... - Stephen Mack
I heard about it today while trying to resolve the Firefox problems I'm seeing. - Greg GuitarBuster
Yes, not sure yet - some of the guys were talking about it, but I was doing something else and tuned out (so, more my inattention rather than lack of information.) We'll likely discuss it more in depth tomorrow to decide if there's anything we need to do ourselves. - Jennifer Dittrich
I have not heard about it within my school or place of work but if it let's us cut off access to a version of IE completely then I'm all for it! I installed the Firefox plugin to disallow pre-TLS-1.0 website access for my personal computer. - Brian Johns
No report from our IT dept. - Janet from FFHound!
Yes. Aware of it at work. :) "The flaw was documented by Bodo Möller, Thai Duong, and Krzysztof Kotowicz, all of whom work at Google." Do we have to do everything? - Louis Gray
Instructions for securing your browser: https://zmap.io/sslv3... - Eric Logan
I was the only one to mention it at work and found out about it while researching a solution to error messages I was getting in my IRC client, when I suddenly could no longer connect to Slack. Then I found this: https://status.slack.com/2014-10... Up until that point, nobody even knew I was using the IRC gateway, and it turns out I was the only one using it. The... more... - April Russo
Louis Gray
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
Stephen Mack
Happy birthday, Jenny! We miss you in the states.
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Thank you, Stephen! I miss you, too! :) - Jenny H. from Android
خارجیم اومده فرفرمون:)) - مستانه
Happy birthday! - Anika
Happy Birthday! <3 - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
Thank you! <3 - Jenny H. from Android
Birthday! - Louis Gray
Stephen Mack
Fitbit introduced a new Challenge feature, so naturally I had to take on Louis. He beat me handily -- even a 15k run in the evening didn't get me close. Congrats, Louis! You win round one.
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Only because you challenged me. :) - Louis Gray
;) - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I'm not touching challenges with a ten foot pole! Lol! - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Yvonne Renee
It's Walk & Roll to School Week! I'm hoping to bump up my daily steps after this. =)
Watch out Stephen Mack. :-) - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Bring it! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Dude, Stephen has TWICE my steps a day! Don't think my Little Foot that Could can do THAT much walking. =) - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
I can confirm Yvonne walked to school the last two days. She even walked me home yesterday and kept going! - Louis Gray
LOL! Are you spying on me? =) - Yvonne Renee
Obviously. - Louis Gray
Day 3! Louis Gray verified. Lol! - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Day 4 verified! - Louis Gray
Day Fii... I have no idea. I had to drive Braden to preschool. #grumble #mumble - Louis Gray
Busted! I'm less than 800 steps from 70,000 for the last 7 days. That's GOT to be the highest 7 day total for me all year! - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Stephen Mack
Poll: You drop a piece of candy on the ground. Do you: (A) Pick it up within five seconds and eat it, (B) Throw it away, or (C) Other
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c: make an art piece with it - Sir Shuping is just sir
B, most of the time - Jennifer Dittrich
B. Always. - Anika
C: don't eat/drop candy - Meg VMeg
B. always - Amit Patel
depends on the candy - hard candy like the one pictured, if sufficiently hard and not too sticky, then A; melty chocolate will most likely be handled with B (but with infinite sadness). - Ken Gidley
Depends on the ground. And yeah, depends on the candy. When I was a kid, we didn't have the five second rule. Instead, we crossed ourselves (it was a Catholic country). All of us kids knew it was safe to eat dropped food if you crossed yourself. :-) - bentley
My answer is similar to Betsy's. :-) - John (bird whisperer)
C, if it's like the candy above I rinse it off. There is no 5 second rule, grossness sticks, but hard candy can be rinsed. - Heather
I suspect Heather's right, but for Jolly Rancher? B. - Walt Crawford
Definitely A - Friar Will
Usually A unless it's a manky floor. A quick visual inspection and blow job normally determines if I have to resort to B. :D - Jenny H. from Android
^^^^ We still talking about candy? or have we switched to "Candy"? - Ken Gidley
Depends on the substrate, but I'd say 95% of the time, B. - Hookuh Tinypants
A. Unless it's sticky and picked up carpet and hair fibers. - Louis Gray
A. for linoleum, tile or hardwood and as long as it's hairfree. Also it depends on the type of candy. - NOT THE CRICKET
A - Janet from FFHound!
D: Pick it up, rinse it off, eat it. - Steve and 4 other people
Pick the carpet/dog hair off and eat it. No time limit. - Ken Morley
B- I probably shouldn't be eating candy anyway. =) - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
B - always. - imabonehead
A or B, depending on the ground/floor/environment. Would say mostly B. - CarlC
(D) I take a picture of it and post about it. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Depends on the ground and candy, but I'm probably gonna rinse it off if I can and throw it away if rinsing isn't possible. - Andrew C (✔)
Amit Patel
Couldn't sleep. At least I got this.
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Too lazy to use a tripod. I'm happy that my camera lets me take 1/4 sec shots handheld. - Amit Patel
Dang, mine eyelids occluded the view last night. - Todd Hoff
Beautiful! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Got up in time, but it was cloudy :( - Glen Campbell
gorgeous! where do you archive most of your work, Amit? Do you have a smugmug or flickr account you use? Or picasa ...? - Laura Norvig
Laura: I am on flickr and 500px — http://www.flickr.com/photos... https://500px.com/amitp — but I try to share photos with my friends on FriendFeed first :-) - Amit Patel
For example the northern harrier I took on Sep 28, shared with FF on Sep 30, and put on flickr on Oct 8. I don't interact with the flickr or 500px communities much :( - Amit Patel
We're happy to see your photos here. :) - Anne Bouey
Oh nice how do like the EM-1? I'm still using the original EM-5. - Rodfather from Android
Are you using a 3rd party lens with an adapter for those telephoto shots? Oh never mind. It's the 75-300mm lens. Amazing shots. - Rodfather
Beautiful. - Jenny H. from Android
Thanks! Rodfather: the main thing I like is that there's a built-in grip, and that helps a *lot* with the 75-300mm lens. I had gotten an add-on grip with the E-M1 but it wasn't nearly as good. The E-M1 has phase detection autofocus, which helps with flying birds. If I didn't spend 90% of my time on the 75-300mm lens, I would've kept the E-M5. The E-M1's ergonomics are a little better, and it has more buttons and features. Image quality doesn't seem any better. - Amit Patel
Sleep is unproductive and a waste of time. - Louis Gray
I try to sleep double to make up for Louis - Amit Patel
Amit Patel
I would "like" it but, as is typical with Google Trends, the total lack of a vertical scale means that we don't know whether "interest" dropped from "so little as to be not worth mentioning" to "even less" or something more interesting. - Walt Crawford
100 = its peak search value. 29 is 29% of peak. - Louis Gray
Louis: Well, sure, I can interpret from the graph that the current value is around one-third of the peak--but the peak doesn't *mean* anything, even if you label it "100." (Heck, you could just as easily label it 1,000,000: it would be precisely as meaningful.) - Walt Crawford
See, to me the concept that "interest has dropped 70% from its peak four weeks ago" is a meaningful stat in and of itself. I understand both sides (people wanting to know how many total searches there were, and Google not wanting to share that proprietary information) but I think all Amit was trying to get across with his post is that there is data to back the impression some of us have discussed here that interest is waning. - Stephen Mack
But if at the peak, interest was infinitesimal, what does it really mean that it dropped 70%? It doesn't seem like it would be statistically meaningful if that were the case. - Victor Ganata
Thank you, Victor. That's what I'm trying to say. It's like sales of ebooks going up 200% from one year to another when sales were $100 in the first year (a mythical example)--just having the numbers (Exploding sales! Up 200%!) doesn't mean very much, statistically or otherwise. - Walt Crawford
I understood that point when Walt first stated it. But Google is intentionally not populating the scale, presumably to keep the data proprietary. In this case, we know there was a flurry of interest in Ello, and we know it dropped. The scale doesn't need to be filled in for Amit's post to prove a point and to be interesting. - Stephen Mack
Oh, I agree it may be of interest, but I'm not certain it's meaningful. Without the absolute numbers, I really think it's impossible to interpret. #MoreStudyNeeded - Victor Ganata
If I knew it was 50 searches per minute, what would I conclude differently? What does 50 mean? - Amit Patel
You're right, even the absolute number isn't much context. Ideally, it would be in comparison with other dominant trends. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Looks like I got the URL wrong for being able to compare with other words and phrases. Try http://www.google.com/trends... - Amit Patel
The comparative trends graph is at least somewhat meaningful; thanks, Stephen. - Walt Crawford
Amit deserves the thanks! - Stephen Mack
Thanks Amit, then. - Walt Crawford
LOL. Ello: even less popular than Ebola. #justkidding - Victor Ganata
Stephen Mack
Apple is such an amazing company in so many ways. How come iTunes is so awful, and has been for so long? As they have migrated its functions off to the cloud, iTunes really has exactly one job for me now, to put music on my phone. At that, it completely fails. Here we see my music, stuck in "Other" and unable to be played. Jolly good show, iTunes.
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Here we begin unsyncing all of my music, trying to reclaim the Other, and then resyncing. I've put six or seven hours into that so far, with no luck. - Stephen Mack
Oh good. I thought that was just happening to me. On one hand, I'm glad I never relied solely on iTunes to store my music, but now, out of thousands of songs only like 600 of them are playable on my iPods. - Anika
iTunes is a huge POS - Jeff (Team マクダジ )
I always assumed misuse of "other" was iOS's fault... - Andrew C (✔) from Android
How can you tell what is in the "other" section? I've noticed my other section has been growing as well. - Friar Will
I was just having this moment while I was trying to clear stuff out on my phone. At this point, they should have a far more robust management utility that is /separate/ from iTunes. There's no reason for the two to be married together once the cloud sync stuff came into play. (FWIW, on my phone most of the "other" was comprised of data bloat for a couple of applications, Flickr and Tumblr being the worst offenders.) - Jennifer Dittrich
Oof. There goes my plans for buying an iPhone if my Nexus 4 ever dies. I love my iPod nano, but I've never been able to easily sync my digital music with my phone, and I'd like to do that someday. Looks like Apple isn't helping that happen anymore. - Holly's favorite Anna
Andrew, you may be right that it's iOS's fault. Hard to separate out where the fault is, really. - Stephen Mack
There are third party music sync apps. Any of you use them? - Stephen Mack
Will, per the Apple support communities (https://discussions.apple.com/thread...): "Other" data is real data including your system files and cached content that you put on your device by using the built-in apps. It's just that as you use the phone, it will grow. This includes: Messages and attachments Contacts Reminders Safari bookmarks and cache Email messages and attachments Calendar entries Genius data Music catalog and cover art Operating system settings Game Center status - Stephen Mack
I haven't experienced issues like you have Stephen, but I have had a difficult time setting the sync just right. No matter how many times I uncheck sync movies, it took iTunes ages to realize I don't want movies on my iOS devices downloaded to my laptop. iTunes has usually been pretty good with my music, though. However, if it weren't for the fact that 90% of my music were ripped from CDs, I wouldn't sync with iTunes at all, since syncing iPhone with a computer is so '00s to me. >_> - Arlan K.
After iTunes Match, I don't think I've intentionally synced my device with iTunes since. $25 a month is so worth it. EDIT: crap, yes. $25 a YEAR. See, this is why I didn't do poker last night, my head was wonked up. - Jonathan Disher
You mean $25 a year, Jon. :) - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Other is the data the apps build up. Under Settings > General > Usage you can see each app by total size and inside of each you can see how much is taken up by locally stored data. I delete and re-install Facebook, Twitter and Vine about once every 2 months to clear the cache. - Johnny from iPhone
$25 a YEAR? Hmmmm.... - Arlan K.
Johnny, that's a good tip. In my case, though, it's music that doesn't sync correctly and can't be reclaimed. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
itunes makes me crazypants. I had some songs that I could not get removed from my phone no matter what i did. what i discovered was that the itunes setting was set to show all store purchases and itunes match uploads, even if they had never been downloaded to the phone. so all those random freebies that i got from itunes over the years were always showing up on my phone. SO DUMB. ITUNES IS CRAZYPANTS. - holly #ravingfangirl
I recently found dozens of old CDs I had in the garage. I've sucked them into iTunes, and they they automatically get synced to Google Music. iTunes is just the CD ripper. Once they're on Google Music (or Spotify), you're covered. - Louis Gray
Sorry Louis. Google Music streaming doesn't work too well for me. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Yes, $25/year. Bad brain. - Jonathan Disher
Got much worse this evening -- almost all of the phone was locked out with "Other." There are 11 pages of people experiencing the same syncing issue that I had that led to this mess (https://discussions.apple.com/message...). Now restoring the phone to factory settings and starting over. What a mess. - Stephen Mack
Factory reset and restore from backup and seven hours of syncing overnight seem to have fixed things. And the battery life seems a bit better too! - Stephen Mack
At least you can sync. That's more than what I get with 11.4; it crashes when syncing apps. Every time. It's enough to give up and never sync again. - Wicked Bat Catcher from iPhone
So is a factory reset the equivalent of turning it off and on again? - Wicked Bat Catcher from iPhone
Wow. What a hassle. I'm sorry it's sucking so badly. - Spidra Webster
Stephan: I'd say turning it off and on again is equivalent to turning it off and on again. Factory reset is more like when you take every single item out of your house and put it on the lawn so you can clean the house out of dust and bugs. - Stephen Mack
Spidra, thanks. Sounds like Stephan has it worse than me! - Stephen Mack
iTunes :-/ - Amit Patel
Glen Campbell
Apparently the government deliberately let Ebola into Texas, so that they can declare martial law, round us up, and put us into FEMA camps.
The stupid, it burns. - Glen Campbell
I was waiting for "they're spreading it in the chemtrails." - Jennifer Dittrich
That's a lot of camps. - Todd Hoff
Don't mess with Texas. Seriously, don't touch it. - Eric - It's My Thing
we'll give you Ebola, dude. - Big Joe Silence
Nice knowing you, Glen. - Steele Lawman
I for one welcome our new FEMA overlords - lris
I *knew* it! - bentley
Still no sign of the FEMA folks - Glen Campbell
black helicopters, though. Circling. - ellbeecee
Did Alex Scoble say this? - Louis Gray
5 kids at various Dallas area schools may have been exposed. - Big Joe Silence
Stephen Mack
Happy Seventh Birthday, Sophie - http://www.zeigen.com/blog...
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
Stephen Mack
Sorry, Louis. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Works for me! :) - Louis Gray
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
Rachel Lea Fox
Our Two New Little Boys! Year 2 with a black kitten for Halloween! #foxfosterkittens
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The black one has stunning blue eyes. I've never seen that before! - Kevin Fox from iPhone
CUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUTE!!! - Katy S
I've seen blue eyes on a black cat before. There could be some siamese in it's background. I can't really tell from the pic - does it have a wedge-shaped head? It might outgrow the blue eyes, though. How old is it? - Katy S
Cute cute cute cute cute!!! - Georgia
The blue eyed black cat is quite different. Cute. - Louis Gray
Katy, I'm not sure if he has a wedge-shaped face. I will get better photos of them soon. They are not brothers, the black one is around 5 weeks old, 18.7oz (so he could still outgrow his blue eyes, but also might not) and the tiger is about 6.5 or maybe 7 weeks 24.3 oz. - Rachel Lea Fox
The Chuck Jones classic "Feed the Kitty" has a black kitten with blue eyes. - Spidra Webster
Precciousss kittahz! You'z so cute you look yummy! LOL I'm just kidding, I wouldn't =) - Franc, a rememberer
wow both super cute, but yeah I've never seen a black cat with blue eyes before, my black cat has the yellowest eyes I've ever seen - Toby Graham
Toby, we aren't sure if he will keep them. At 5 weeks old he could still go either way, but we are excited to see if he does! They are both super sweeties! But baths are in their near future. If you all could smell them through friendfeed... well you would still find them cute, but stinky cute!! - Rachel Lea Fox
Awww.. my cat was dusty-black and hella stinky when I adopted him. xD - Franc, a rememberer
Blacky seems to be sick. He isn't eating much and is throwing up most of what he eats. We will be going in today. I'm sure his stinkiness isn't helped by his being sick. But we will get it all worked out. - Rachel Lea Fox
super bas lepa slika - Milenko Raljic
Steve and 4 other people
RT @JamesFallows: Scottish turnout super high in part because *every vote counts equally*. Reason #625 to dump Electoral College in US.
Mebbe, but I doubt if our turnout would go up appreciably if we dumped the Electoral College for most elections. Apathy is apathy. If we had a vote in California about seceding from the U.S., I bet California's turnout would be record-breaking too. - Stephen Mack
Of course, some of that apathy is deliberately encouraged. It's not like we deliberately set aside time as a society to do this, or expect that work or commerce should briefly halt to see it accomplished. Polling places are often extraordinarily inconvenient for large parts of the population, portions of which are at massive disadvantage when attempting to even register to vote. - Jennifer Dittrich
Jennifer, it's a good point. I'd love to see us implement a national voting day holiday (which other countries have had for years). - Stephen Mack
Certain segments of the political spectrum encourage apathy with such statements as "they're all the same" etc and by making voting a more arduous task then it needs to be.... Make Sunday polling day and tell them that football doesn't start tell the votes are tally'ed.... - WarLord
I'd love to see a voting holiday (a real holiday, as in only emergency personnel have to work, and people get paid leave) as well as a lot more polling places (with special emphasis on currently underserved areas, like reservations and very poor neighborhoods.) - Jennifer Dittrich
I support Stephens call for a national drinking^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H voting holiday! (which is apparently how some folks in countries with such holidays respond... :/ ) - Ken Gidley
A holiday is interpreted as a "travel and get away" day. So that would conflict with voting. - Louis Gray
We vote on a Saturday. Works for us. - Johnny from iPhone
You vote on a Saturday? How do you get people to show up? They can't put a TV show on Saturdays. - Eric - It's My Thing from iPhone
Also, voting is done at almost every public school (close, easily accessible by public transport), there is pre-polling options like electoral officers taking voting stations to nursing homes and hospitals. - Johnny from iPhone
Eric. We have compulsory voting (which I wholeheartedly support) but they also have a sausage sizzle and jam stores so you do it on the way out or back from your weekend stuff and grab a snack. - Johnny from iPhone
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