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Louis Gray

Louis Gray

Silicon Valley early adopter, tech geek blogger, and dad w/twins +1
Now Commerce: Trying to Solve Demand for Instant Gratification -
Now Commerce: Trying to Solve Demand for Instant Gratification
From the head of PR for IAC, which owns Vimeo, Tinder, OkCupid, CollegeHumor,, and others... comes this holiday gem. Wow. Why is this even in her head?
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stupid racist scumbag. - hailsematary
zaa xd - Rendetullah
I can't imagine how that could even be a real tweet. - Brian Johns
Yeah, haha, it's so funny, because *catch my breath* AIDS is ravishing the continent, and you wouldn't dream of touching or getting close to an African in Africa right? I GET IT! LOL, rimshot please! White, haha! Whew. - Eric - Let Me Know
I hope to god this is fake or her account was hacked. - Mary Carmen
whatever the case, this is surely hugely damaging to both IAC and her career. - Big Joe Silence
Have you seen the rest of her feed? Seems like someone who's trying to get attention more as a comic than the head of PR. Pretty obnoxious. - Derrick
I don't know, or really care for her, but it's a good joke. A play on white privilege/entitlement. It would work in a routine. Now how she meant it is a different question. - gottlieb liebherr
Color me crazy, but I expect better from a PR person. Save the comedy for a personal account. - Mary Carmen
"The tweet, insensitive on about 13 different levels, spread like wildfire. As of this writing, Sacco was reportedly still on board the plane. But IAC issued the following statement: “This is an outrageous, offensive comment that does not reflect the views and values of IAC. Unfortunately, the employee in question is unreachable on an international flight, but this is a very serious... more... - Eric - Let Me Know
Cok iyi - okuz from Android
From her tweets the stupid ditzz doesn't seem to have a clue that EVERYONE can read her tweets -- not just her d***a** friends following her. - LoisMarketing
What would be funny is if the country she's visiting refused to admit her - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Was her account hacked or is this for real? - Marie from iPhone
This is real. - Louis Gray
Her Twitter avatar matches her LinkedIn profile photo with 500+ connections. - Louis Gray
She deleted the tweet. Oh girl. - Louis Gray
Account is gone now. - Kristin
Before the account was gone, she'd also changed the profile to remove IAC info and IAC removed her from their contact page. - ellbeecee
Good luck, everyone. - Louis Gray
این آقای صاحب فید خیال میکنه به خاطر فید خودش بود که طرف توییتش رو پاک کرد ، زهی خیال باطل ! :دی - alireza6211
that fork. it's in her. - Big Joe Silence
I suspect she might not be the head of anything when she gets back. - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
wow. reading her new account it's obvious she's oblivious. saying you're sorry isn't an instant do-over. "No has called me from work and told me I'm fired though." YET. - Big Joe Silence
Her responses are just ridiculous. "I'm sorry to all the black Africans I offended." But no one else in Africa? Or how about all the people living with HIV and/or AIDS that you offended? How about all the people who aren't black or HIV+ who are offended? How about STFU you idiot? - Hookuh Tinypants
Aaaaaand now her acct has gone private. Chickenshit. - Hookuh Tinypants
Actually, Twitter shut it down, according to her new account. - Glen Campbell from iPhone
Which new account? :) There's been a few and only one was real. - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
Kesin Başar'dan çalmıştır bu tiviti! - orfe
Company parts ways with PR exec after AIDS in Africa tweet - akaşa
I assume this is possibly my most popular tweet ever.
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…an angel loses a Bitcoin and goes to sleep :D - Victor Ganata
SLEEP - Amit Patel
DON'T BLINK - Amit Patel
Sleep is unproductive and a waste of time. - Louis Gray
What he said. - Louis Gray
Bitcoins are obsolete. Dogecoins ftw! - Amit Patel
Cody coins are as good as cash, once deposited into your paypal account. - April Russo
For some reason, mine is a tweet complaining about an avocado being slightly too soft. - Akiva
FestivusFeed: Start Festivus right with the traditional Airing of Grievances
A festivusfeed theme, would have been awesome. - NOT THE CRICKET
I wonder what ever became of the pole? - Kevin Fox
The pole was lost in a 2008 accident. - Louis Gray
The FestivusFeed icon remains: - Louis Gray
When do we get FestivusBook? Can we make it available once a year through the Konami Code? - Jesse Stay
:-) - Kevin Fox from iPhone
Yay! When is the airing of the laundry? #doesntwatchSeinfeld - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
LOL It's the Airing of Grievances. I like laundry better, though. - Anika
who bumped this ?? I have a grrivance for bumping old old threads !! - Peter Dawson
I have a grievance that LG posted this and yet he's hardly here anymore. I challenge him to a feat of strength. - Spidra Webster
I am always here, Spidra. I have a grievance that you assume the inaccurate. - Louis Gray
can we get a logo change up in here? - Laura Norvig
Yay. The gift that keeps on giving. - A Gunny named Slickback
CNN: Mega Millions jackpot jumps, could reach $1 billion -
"The Mega Millions jackpot is juicy, but thanks to new, longer odds, it's entirely possible the payout could reach $1 billion by Christmas." ... however... "you have a much, much better chance of being killed by an asteroid, and while those are long odds, they're even longer than they were in early October." - Louis Gray from Bookmarklet
I question their statement though. Somebody always wins the lottery, and I haven't heard of any deaths by asteroid lately. - Louis Gray
Plus, it's easy to double my odds of winning. (buy another ticket) Much harder to double my odds of being hit by the asteroid. - Brian Johns
So by buying 5 tickets I could cut my odds down to to 1 in 52,000,000 which is a huge edge over the people who only bought 1 ticket. And if I win the lottery I won't really care about my EV and whether it took $1 or $2 or $5 to win it. - Brian Johns
Maybe by "asteroid" they meant "meteorite". - dgw
How the Moves App Can Track Your Steps, Places and Commute -
How the Moves App Can Track Your Steps, Places and Commute
How the Moves App Can Track Your Steps, Places and Commute
How the Moves App Can Track Your Steps, Places and Commute
"Ever since jumping feet first into the Fitbit fanclub last year, I've been quanitifying just about every step, finding excuses to take a walk, parking further away, and generally being more active. I lost 30 pounds from my peak weight, and have found many people doing the same, as we battle on the weekly leaderboard for the most steps. If I don't have my Fitbit tracker on, my activities simply don't count. But on top of my daily Fitbit habit, for the last few months I've been tracking my comings and goings with the Moves app for Android, and have found it a strong companion that tells me information about where I've been, even if it lacks the social component that has Fitbit play such a big role in my need to be competitive." - Louis Gray from Bookmarklet
i've been using moves, and while it's got issues when i'm biking, walking has been great. - kendrak
I've been using Rove, but I should try out Moves as well. - Amit Patel
Moves is -killing- my phone. It leaks memory quite a bit, and it's a huge battery hog. Alas. - Jonathan Disher
Hackers broke into poker pro's hotel room to install 'sharking' malware | The Verge -
Hackers broke into poker pro's hotel room to install 'sharking' malware | The Verge
"This September, on the Barcelona leg of the European Poker Tour, Jens Kyllönen had a strange run-in with the the criminal underworld. He had busted out of that day's tournament early, but when he returned to his hotel room, his laptop was missing. He went downstairs to find his roommate, but when they came back to the room together , the laptop had mysteriously reappeared. And to make things even more suspicious, Kyllönen's computerized room key was malfunctioning, triggered by some problem in the electronic door lock." - Louis Gray from Bookmarklet
Scary. - Stephen Mack
Sometimes I type in and it automatically redirects here. Nice to know.
Putting us in the past tense. Nice. ;) - Yolanda
++Yolanda - Peter Dawson
Поширюйте, якщо любите Україну Ідіоти: «Віддайте владу народу й врятуйте свої дупи» Джозеф Байден нам не допоможе – самім треба голову на плечах мати, щоб її не втратити… Звернення Кандидата в президенти від народу до Президента Януковича Голові Верховної Ради. Президенту Януковичу: Заслухайте мене на раді - повідомте Президента. Тільки так ми ще можемо врятувати Державу" Ультиматум... more... - Петро Рекало Working at Google is Living in the Future - Working at Google is Living in the Future Working at Google is Living in the Future
"There are many assumptions about Google out there. I read lots of them. I hear others. Knowing the company and its people as I did when I joined meant I wasn't dramatically surprised by much - but one of the core things that is assumed to be true externally and remains true internally is that working at Google is like working in the future. That's true not just for visibility into longer-term projects which are secret or fall into the category of speculative, but also when it comes to day to day." - Louis Gray from Bookmarklet
Flying cars at Google! And no weather! YAY! - Lisa L. Seifert
Working at Google is Living in the Future -
Working at Google is Living in the Future
Don't blame us.
I was confident. If Cristo wanted to nuked it, he would do a damn sight better job of it. - Johnny
You enrich other things than uranium. - Stephen Mack
Maybe it was because Akiva and Cristo were together in the same room at the same time. - Melly
There is no proof that Cristo and I were in the same location at the same time. It was all a hallucination. - Akiva
Really? Cristo complains for days that he can't find a quote, then meets up with one of the two ppl on FF I've met IRL, and suddenly it's all DDoS over search not working? - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
How do I +1 your comment, WoH? - Louis Gray
^ like that - Stephen Mack
Reddit Style: I had lunch with Cristo today. Ask Me Anything. AMA
Will we have to wait until 2016? - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
No. - Louis Gray
Boxers or briefs? - Meg VMeg
Commando. - Louis Gray
Scrunch or fold? - Melly
If I ask you a question, will I end up with 2 YouTube accounts? - Johnny from iPhone
Fold. - Louis Gray
I don't believe the two are related, Johnny. - Louis Gray
Will there be a screen saver? - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Anyone else? - NOT THE CRICKET
WoH, there is a screensaver on some of the devices. - Louis Gray
Yes, Jimminy, there was. - Louis Gray
I also enjoyed the Milanesa. Lucy is a sweetie. - Louis Gray
They should verify that you weren't sleeping. For all we know, Cristo is just one of your creations. :P - NOT THE CRICKET
No sleep was had. - Louis Gray
You were not drunk. - Louis Gray
What is your real job? No, really. Seriously. - Eric - Let Me Know
Whose real job? Mine? I run Google Developers Live ( - Louis Gray
WIll you post a video saying "Developers! Developers! Developers! Developers!"? And I think you're really Batman and Google is just your front for crime fighting. - Eric - Let Me Know
Will I? No. As for Batman, it's not me. - Louis Gray
That reminds me, I have $1,000 to spend on that cloud platform from Defrag Con. I need to figure something out. - Eric - Let Me Know
Cloud Platform pricing is here: - Louis Gray
Geesh, it's going to take me forever to spend this credit! ;) - Eric - Let Me Know
That's a lotta storage my friend. - Eric - Let Me Know
were desserts had? and if so, what were they? - chaz2b
There was not enough room for dessert. - Louis Gray
Question. Who else was there? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I believe you were, Stephen, in addition to dozens of other patrons. - Louis Gray
Let's go general. Is it bigger than a breadbox? - Eric - Let Me Know
No. - Louis Gray
I've got nothing else, but I know he's cooking up something. I just hope it's not meth. - Eric - Let Me Know Are the Big Phone Carriers 'Good Enough' These Days? - Are the Big Phone Carriers 'Good Enough' These Days? Are the Big Phone Carriers 'Good Enough' These Days?
"In the process of moving from my aging 2011 Galaxy Nexus on Verizon, I'm now on T-Mobile. This means in the space of five or so years, I've gone from an iPhone on AT&T, to an HTC Evo and Samsung Epic 4G on Sprint, to the Galaxy Nexus on Verizon and now the Nexus 5 on T-Mobile. You could say I've tried all the big carriers here in the US, and experienced their positives and negatives. And in my experience, what they deliver, for the most part, is good enough." - Louis Gray from Bookmarklet
Do you know about ? Sounds like something Google would do, but not from google. - Brian Johns
I only learned about Republic Wireless recently, with their making the Moto X available. Interesting. - Louis Gray
Are the Big Phone Carriers 'Good Enough' These Days? -
Are the Big Phone Carriers 'Good Enough' These Days? Enthusiasts & Evangelists: Pushing Product, Begging for Features - Enthusiasts & Evangelists: Pushing Product, Begging for Features
"There's a fine line separating an enthusiastic user from that of an evangelist, even if the two terms are often thrown out there as equals. For as excited as a user may be about consuming your product or your ideas, it takes an extra level of effort - working as a partner, testing early versions of products, and seeing where a product is headed to be truly considered an evangelist." - Louis Gray from Bookmarklet
Enthusiasts & Evangelists: Pushing Product, Begging for Features -
Enthusiasts & Evangelists: Pushing Product, Begging for Features
Happy Halloween, FriendFeeders!
Video: GDL Root Access: The Intersection of Skill and Luck -
Video: GDL Root Access: Timing and Market Conditions -
Real Valley Stories: "The Missiles are in the Air... Please Stay" -
"Ten years ago was a time of change, or so it seemed. I'd just gotten married, and Silicon Valley was in the throes of a deep recession. The once-packed highways became easy to drive again. Parking lots were empty and constructed buildings didn't have any tenants. Two-plus years into my job, we'd already seen our unfair share of peaks and valleys. The CEO had been replaced, as had our VP of Sales, and the Marketing team had almost completely turned over, making me one of the more senior folks, surprisingly. But while I believed in our technology, our future was not certain, so when a former colleague gave me a call, asking me to interview at his new startup, I figured I'd give it a try." - Louis Gray from Bookmarklet
Real Valley Stories: "The Missiles are in the Air... Please Stay" -
Real Valley Stories: "The Missiles are in the Air... Please Stay"
Balancing Act: Building for Both Future and Current Users -
Balancing Act: Building for Both Future and Current Users
"You're wrong. Sorry, Louis." (Seems like that's all I've written in reply to the last few posts you've written; having not yet read this one, I'm just going to mock myself.) - NOT THE CRICKET
"You're right. Sorry, Jimminy." - Louis Gray
^^^ you got me. I'm so nailed! You win again, Cristo! - Louis Gray
The alternative to iGoogle is MyYahoo of course! - Amit Patel
Status Board for iPad :) - Tinfoil 2.0
I'm pretty much the same, but the iPad (mini) is useful for when I want more than phone but less than a laptop or desktop. - Tinfoil 2.0
And teenagers are rude and take pictures of food and stuff while you're trying to eat dinner and converse. I'm convinced either phones she be banned at the table, or teenagers should be banned from social interaction, because they're horribly inept. It's like, 'Put the phone down, bitch." - NOT THE CRICKET
It was pretty expensive for a teenager. It was about 25 a head the other night. I should have took his damn phone and told him no, since I was paying. - NOT THE CRICKET
My intern said to check FriendFeed and to write this. - Louis Gray
I think your intern was sleeping. - NOT THE CRICKET
I walked Matthew and Braden to Cuesta Park this evening. I put Braden on the swing and looked up to see Paul. I looked to my left and Paul's daughter was on the next swing. Fun surprise. Trivia note: Paul's son was born 5 days after my twins. Here's photo proof of the encounter.
Now, if only one of them was wearing an ff shirt. - Joe
FriendFeed is always in our hearts, Joe. - Louis Gray You Don't Get Any Participation Medals for Just Showing Up - You Don't Get Any Participation Medals for Just Showing Up
"For the past 15 years, I've been working in Silicon Valley, and I've encountered an incredible mix of people who perform as if they are on different gears. Some work incredibly hard, and are driven to succeed at practically any cost, refusing to let traditional limits get in their way. Others seem almost crestfallen if they can't keep up with those gracing magazine covers simply by being in the right place at the right time. And the truth is that life's not perfect. There is an intersection of skill and luck that very often sees great employees at bad businesses punished for their career choices, while less impactful employees at incredible companies gain the benefit of their colleagues' work." - Louis Gray from Bookmarklet
Agreed. I've re-posted it all over the place lol - Brent Schaus
Thanks, Cristo. Good luck with your printer. - Louis Gray
This was the song I thought of (and listened to on the way home) -- Depeche Mode: Work Hard. - Louis Gray
Do I get anything for showing up late and drunk? - NOT THE CRICKET
Great read, Louis. - NOT THE CRICKET
Hm. Jimminy and Cristo liked it. I should close the blog. - Louis Gray
You Don't Get Any Participation Medals for Just Showing Up -
You Don't Get Any Participation Medals for Just Showing Up
That moment when you're thinking hard about deleting Breaking Bad and Dexter from your TiVo season passes, and a Web typography issue throws you so hard you get distracted. Thanks Tivo!
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Boo. issue? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Often, sir Stephen. - Louis Gray
Gimme the steps to reproduce and I'll file a bug! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Log into Go to your season passes. Delete a season pass. - Louis Gray Developing for the Web or for Classic Mode - Developing for the Web or for Classic Mode Developing for the Web or for Classic Mode Developing for the Web or for Classic Mode
"Again we have a choice - to a more modern platform with more opportunity for a rapidly-evolving set of users for whom the Web and anytime access are a given, and for whom nearly all their time is spent in the browser. Making the leap as a developer to a lesser-known path may involve some risk, but unlike that time at the beginning of the last decade, you don't need the overwhelming majority of a small market base to upgrade and get to your product. Most of those online are already there - and they want your app." - Louis Gray from Bookmarklet
In the US, if we can't get carriers to move forward on increasing bandwidth, large portions of people cannot live like you (which you did mention). Such as me. I don't see it changing anytime soon or at the scale necessary. Also there are security consequences for storing all your data online. Who knows when someone's going to manage to get access to some financial data and order a... more... - NOT THE CRICKET
Jimminy, no doubt there is always a tradeoff. The entire Snowden/NSA discussion is a big mess right now and I don't think anybody feels better about that - which is making a lot of people even more skittish about the Cloud. Assuming fast broadband constantly is not a reality in many places. Offline apps support is critical. But I see this trend being real, and what we're able to do today on the Web is tremendous compared to where we were 5 or 10 or 15 years ago, and progress doesn't seem to be slowing down. - Louis Gray
I forgot I changed my name. - NOT THE CRICKET
Louis, I agree with you, just not the time scale. Maybe 10-20 years from now, but I don't think the switching point is as soon as you would hope. - NOT THE CRICKET
Or, it will be sooner and those of us without constant access to unlimited and ultra fast connections will be left in the wake. - Johnny from iPhone
Or neither. I don't think proprietary OS's are going away "soon", nor are we so lucky to have Steve Jobs around to bury them. But I think it makes more sense, where possible, to build for the Web instead of for Windows or Mac. Mobile is a whole different story, of course. - Louis Gray
The way to make this masses friendly is to get it out of the browser. Have a stand alone interface. Having my word processor in one tab and my Facebook in the other would make my boss uneasy. - Johnny
Johnny, Mozilla did that 3-4 years ago with Prism. Unfortunately, it's been dead for a few years. - NOT THE CRICKET
Any proper Californian will inform you that 59 degrees is freezing and warrants winter clothing.
Cute! Also: Cosign. I also had mixed success in dressing my kids weather-appropriately today: It ended up being shorts and jackets, like yours. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
is 15 degree C, really freezing ? LOL - Peter Dawson
nice click - Chickenmeuk
Card sharp used infrared contact lenses in Cannes poker scam - Telegraph -
Card sharp used infrared contact lenses in Cannes poker scam - Telegraph
"An Italian card shark has been sentenced to two years in prison after using infra-red contact lenses to count cards marked with invisible ink." - Louis Gray from Bookmarklet
Hard to catch that scam if the cheat is careful. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Infrared contact lenses!??! How does that work?? - Amit Patel
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