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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. :-) - Betsy
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. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
So is a factory reset the equivalent of turning it off and on again? - Stephan #TeamMarina 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! - Betsy
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! - Stephan #TeamMarina 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
Kevin Fox
I wonder if Apple has a ringtones division.
We don't comment on rumors or speculation. - Louis Gray
Louis Gray
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
Steve and 4 other people
LG IS COMING TO MY CUBE!
...and he's gone. - Steve and 4 other people
Oh sorry. - Louis Gray
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
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
Louis Gray
New person record achieved: 60k+ on Fitbit, and I've got an hour-plus to add on!
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Side note: One benefit, I believe, was beating Stephen Mack's personal record too. I'm petty like that. - Louis Gray
Grats! 10 hours of steps! Impressive. How do your feet feel? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I was wearing my Teva sandals for the first 43,000, so I have some red/blistering on the arches where the straps come in contact with the skin, but otherwise, no problems. I switched to regular socks/shoes for the last 18,000 when I left the house around 8 and broke through my old record. - Louis Gray
I think 100k is achievable, and this proves it. It just takes 16 hours of solid work, which allows for 8 hours of flex. We should make it a charity thing and get it done. - Louis Gray
Sixteen hours doing two steps per second? That would be most impressive. - Bruce Lewis
Bruce, do you have access to the overall Fitbit data? What's the record for most steps taken in a day? - Stephen Mack
If you do a public event with witnesses who can say you were really taking steps, then that would truly be the record. Getting a maximum from the data would probably turn out to be something like https://twitter.com/marcamo... - Bruce Lewis
Yeah, I guess there's no way to distinguish the real steps versus someone, say, leaving it in front of a fan all day. - Stephen Mack
I once did three flights of stairs by pacing back and forth in the elevator. I didn't try it again, so I don't know if it was a fluke. - Betsy
That wasn't a fluke -- it would happen every time: http://help.fitbit.com/article... - Bruce Lewis
I thought so. For the record, when I go on my stair-climbing binges (it's been a while), I'm not pacing in an elevator. - Betsy
My 60k were real. Do my 6 year olds count as witnesses? - Louis Gray
Louis, only if a FriendFeeder who has met them vouches for their honesty. - Bruce Lewis
His six year olds seem very honest to me! - Stephen Mack
OK, it's official. - Bruce Lewis
Brian Johns
Donuts outside my cube if you're interested.
Euphemism? - Johnny from iPhone
Be right there! - Louis Gray
There are 4.75 donuts left. These things aren't going to eat themselves! (except for that .75 of a chocolate ring, might might actually be in the process of eating itself.) - Brian Johns
i put that chocolate one out of its misery. oh, thanks! - Ken Gidley
Will these also be available tomorrow morning? - Stephen Mack
They have disappeared. - Brian Johns
So you're saying the 4.75 donuts will NOT be available tomorrow morning? - Stephen Mack
I don't know anything about any "donuts" you might be talking about. Nobody can prove anything. Nobody saw me. - Brian Johns
vicster: full-bodied
Kind of frustrated that Fitbit is not properly logging sleep. It's recording the time from when I switch on the sleep clock to when I switch it off in the morning and saying I slept the whole time, even though it shows constant restlessness throughout the night. I hope they get that sorted soon.
Fitbit is still a relatively small company, so there aren't a lot of layers between customer service and engineering. Try opening a case at https://help.fitbit.com/ and they can probably get your feedback to the right people. - Bruce Lewis
it's happening to me too - starting the last week or so - ~Courtney F
I just sent them an email. - vicster: full-bodied
Sleep is unproductive and a waste of time. - Louis Gray
Mr. Gray. - vicster: full-bodied
Hi. - Louis Gray
What did they say? - Bruce Lewis
I haven't heard anything yet, Bruce. - vicster: full-bodied
And now I think the stair climbing counter has gone haywire. It says I climbed 31 floors today but I don't remember taking a lot of stairs or climbing the higher hills near my office. - vicster: full-bodied
Sometimes the stairs are confused for me when the barometric pressure goes crazy. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl from Android
I found a FAQ page: http://help.fitbit.com/article... Restlessness isn't counted as awake time. If you probably were awake there are instructions on that page for changing the sensitivity setting. - Bruce Lewis
The issue is that the more sensitive setting is no longer registering properly on the Dashboard. You have to turn it off and back on for each day for it to reflect the time actually asleep. - ~Courtney F
Vicster, can you DM me the case number for your email? I know people in Customer Service and can get it escalated. - Bruce Lewis
Thanks, Bruce. It seems to be working again. I did get an email over the weekend from them saying that they have fixed the issue. I just got distracted every time I started to come back to this thread to update. :-) - vicster: full-bodied
Johnny
Is it still "I've been hacked" if your friend grabs your unlocked phone and posts a stupid status update on Facebook? It's not RIGHT but by using the word "Hacked", does that downplay the seriousness of recent privacy violations (which are really cracks)? Sounds closer to pranked. I don't know.
We need a better ontology of online dickery - Pete : Team Marina from FFHound(roid)!
It sounds like they're trying to say hijacked and not quite getting it right. - Katy S
Pranced sounds right to me. In WoW I've seen some people have that kind of thing happen when they afk and a sibling starts posting. - Heather
We call it "cheesing" as in "I just cheesed Johnny". - Louis Gray
Who moved my cheese? - Yvonne Renee
When people do that on Twitter (usually kids posting for their parents or siblings pranking siblings), I call it "tweetnapped". - Spidra Webster
Louis Gray
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
Stephen Mack
The craziest thing I did at Burning Man this year? Fell 10 feet off this dome. #saturdayff
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It was the Sunday of temple burn, and I was helping break down our camp. Our ladder was not quiiiiite tall enough. - Stephen Mack
So, I clambered on up the dome itself. We loosened the top central bolt successfully. And then I was working on one of the next five hubs. I was anchored and prepared for it to shift when the bolt came off. - Stephen Mack
But I wasn't prepared for the entire area I was perched on to shift as well. I kind of rolled off and there was nothing to grab onto. So I fell. - Stephen Mack
Fortunately, some old Hapkido training kicked in: I landed on my side, with a pretty good arm slap to break my fall. Everyone in camp was freaked out, but I just stood up and said I was fine. - Stephen Mack
After that, we got the tallest guy in camp to do the bolts, and our neighbors across the street (AEZ, one of the cooler camps around) loaned us a taller ladder. Both of which were things we should have done from the beginning. - Stephen Mack
The bad part is that we were TRYING to be careful, since we'd also had an accident setting up the dome: The tall guy had accidentally dropped one of the bars while stretching up to secure one of the top hubs, and it struck our camp leader on the chest, leaving a nasty gouge. It could have been REALLY bad if it had hit her elsewhere. - Stephen Mack
One of the frequent Burning Man refrains is "safety third" but we internalized that a bit too much this year, I think. - Stephen Mack
We set up a white board with a "0 DAYS SINCE LAST ACCIDENT" and later had to switch DAYS to HOURS because of our many frequent (but fortunately minor) mishaps this year. - Stephen Mack
Note to self: Bring a taller ladder next year. - Stephen Mack
My neck was a bit sore on Wednesday, but otherwise no ill effects. - Stephen Mack
All in all, a great year. Fabulous art, thunder and lightning, great crew, amazing burns, new experiences (including working a greeter shift and running a 5k). I have zero complaints and miss the playa deeply. - Stephen Mack
--fin-- - Stephen Mack
Screw a taller ladder, bring a giant. - Steve C Team Marina
All I saw was: Screw a giant. - Kristin
I'm glad you're okay! - Spidra Webster
Again: GoPro that stuff, Stephen. - Louis Gray
One of the guys in camp set up his GoPro of the dome assembly. Haven't seen the footage yet. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
imma tall, you could just bring me, ;) - chaz2b
Done deal, Chaz! - Stephen Mack
Stephen Mack
POLL: Do you have paper maps in your car?
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(Image credit: Vintage 1968 Texaco Paper Road Map of Oregon, on sale for $3 on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing...) - Stephen Mack
My answer: Nope. Not for at least five years now. - Stephen Mack
Yes - one of WA, one of the US and Canada. - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
Yes, many from all over the place. - Todd Hoff
I still use paper maps. - John (bird whisperer)
yes. I keep one of Michigan roads just in case. I haven't needed it often. But the few times I have, it's been invaluable. - MoTO: Team Marina
Of course. I didn't get a smart phone till a year ago and I much prefer a paper map. - Betsy
Nope - Glen Campbell
Nope. They're under my bed. - Anika
yes. - Lnorigb
Nope. - Louis Gray
Yes. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
For the record my car also has a tape deck. - Steve C Team Marina
probably ones I printed out from Google and neglected to throw away. - Steele Lawman
yes, I keep an atlas of the US in there - ellbeecee
Yes, several. - Anne Bouey from iPhone
Not anymore. I do have an atlas at home for getting a general sense of places I might want to visit. - Amit Patel
I should add, part of the reason I have a couple of paper maps are the couple of times I've been stuck somewhere needing directions when either my phone has died, or there's no service. - Jennifer Dittrich
Yes, mostly for CA, but I have east coast ones at home in the file cabinet. I think there are a few AAA guidebooks in the car, too, come to think of it. - Corinne L
Yes, absolutely, city maps where we drive frequently. CSAA even mails maps (since the nearby office closed). - Walt Crawford
I still have some Hagstrom county books from the 90's, but no car. :P - April Russo
I don't think so. It's entirely possible there are still one or two atlases in the ex-wife's car, though (which used to be mine). - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
I didn't realize it but yes, we do. Joy actually pulled one out of the glove box the other day and began using it! - Jim: with more caffeine!
I have a small Yellow Pages which has a local street directory, and I think we have a Gold Coast map in there somewhere. - Melly - #TeamMarina
Yes. - joey
Yes I do. - Stefano.
Nope. Last time was in 2010. - Kevin Johnson from Android
yes - Tamara J. B.
I did when I had a car. I never used them, but I liked them being there. Before GPS went crazy, I used maps religiously. :) - Jenny H. from Android
Nope. - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Yes (only for Rome. but wasn't opened in ages) - Xabaras (G.O.)
At home. GPS in car. - Janet from FFHound!
I've never owned a car. - Eivind
Yes paper maps still rock but then so does Onstar - WarLord
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