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Louis Gray

Louis Gray

Silicon Valley early adopter, tech geek blogger, and dad w/twins +1
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DINKs vs SITKOMs and Other Family Finance Disasters - http://blog.louisgray.com/2013...
DINKs vs SITKOMs and Other Family Finance Disasters
Alright... which one of you is responsible for this gem? "His bed is cold / his pillow too / REM adventures / he does eschew /oh Louis Gray / oh Louis Gray/ Circadian rhythm eludes thee" http://siestathieves.com/napstea...
ahahahaha! - holly #ravingfangirl
Aha! It's from Pete. Original here: http://friendfeed.com/louisgr... - Louis Gray
:D - Pete
And not even a credit. Kids today ;) - Pete
+1 Pete - Spidra Webster
No. +100. - Louis Gray
Happy first day of kindergarten from the twins!
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Their Android backpacks. - Anika
Aww. I remember those days. - Eric
THESE KIDS - Stephen Mack
Note: The blip in the lower left is our beagle with an embarrassing cone on her head. :) - Louis Gray
UP di Android - Maurizio
wow where did the time go? - MAMA VAL#GOSCARLETTGO
I hope that the Kindergarten teacher didn't confiscate their Droids on the first day of class. Don't need them to be Googling the answers to everything already. - Joe
Tonight I get to go to an Oakland A's/Mariners game with Akiva! And tomorrow, the twins start kindergarten! So it's a big 24 hours. :)
POIDH - Eric Logan
That's a whole lot o' EPIC going on. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Take the twins to the game and send Akiva to kindergarten. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Play time then snack time then nap time then play time then snack time? Sign me up. - Akiva
Astute people will note I opted to hang out with Akiva instead of getting kids ready for kindergarten because I am a bad person. - Louis Gray from Android
But you're productive and don't waste time. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Get them ready for K between Midnight and 6am. Sleep is unproductive and a waste of time. - Joe from iPod
I'm the best! - Akiva
100% Yep! - Louis Gray
louisgray.com: The Twitter Google Netflix iPad Dotcom YouTube Facebook Era - http://blog.louisgray.com/
louisgray.com: The Twitter Google Netflix iPad Dotcom YouTube Facebook Era
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"Newsmakers and analysts alike are trying to explain just what this new era should be called. Is there one device or one company or one shared experience that defines us? With some quick research, it's clear there are many players vying for the elite status of owning our tech-savvy era. I tapped into Google (disclosure: I work there) for a few examples." - Louis Gray from Bookmarklet
I set up a new PC yesterday. After using Windows 8 firsthand finally, I'd agree that the Microsoft era is over. I think we're in an era of smudgy screens. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
You missed "The Internet Era" which has 169,000,000 hits. If you're looking to define the current generation by one thing, that is it. Considering the boom in consumer use didn't occur until the late-90's and early-2000's. Even at the earliest, as we know it, you'd go back to Mosaic in 1993. - NOT THE CRICKET
You are right, Jimminy! Add that to the post. - Louis Gray
"The smudgy screen era"... I await the post from Stephen on this! - Louis Gray
Louis just made me post to Google+ for the first time in a year or so. Must work in marketing. - NOT THE CRICKET
Louis -- I can't take credit for the "era of smudgy computing" bit, that's the creation of John Scalzi: http://whatever.scalzi.com/2012... (at least, that's where I first read it). - Stephen Mack
That's a bit of a scary realization. The consumer web as we know it is only 4 years younger than I am. - NOT THE CRICKET
The Walled Garden Era for sure. - Todd Hoff
Jimminy, I do not work on Google+ and I do not work in Marketing, sir. - Louis Gray
A great article, Louis. - Brent Schaus
Thanks, Brent. Posted with a smile. - Louis Gray
I got a hit on this one; "Emerging Trends in Wireless in the Era of the Internet of Things". Say that 10 times fast. - Eric
Just went live: Google Developers Weekly, Episode 1 (with some guy who I bet you know) http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Just went live: Google Developers Weekly, Episode 1 (with some guy who I bet you know) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvjcexaL5S0
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The Twitter Google Netflix iPad Dotcom YouTube Facebook Era - http://blog.louisgray.com/2013...
The Twitter Google Netflix iPad Dotcom YouTube Facebook Era
My Hobby: Taking the kids to Stephen Mack's house when he's not there and taking pictures.
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You know, you COULD inquire ahead of time if I shall be home.... - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Sir: I know where you live too, you know. My new hobby is going to be rearranging rocks in your rock garden. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Buy a bag of rocks and replace one every day. - NOT THE CRICKET
The epic Mack/Gray games commence today. <3 - Janet from FFHound!
Do it, Mackenstein! I've had people hit and flat out DESTROY my rocks before. You think a little rearranging will bug me, Mr. Mackintosh? - Louis Gray
Do you have his key, LG? Steal ALL the ice cream. - Mo Kargas
lol I love you guys. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
louisgray.com: Real Valley Stories: Emailing the Company About Future Layoffs - http://blog.louisgray.com/2013...
louisgray.com: Real Valley Stories: Emailing the Company About Future Layoffs
"After the dot-com crash and subsequent recession in the early part of the last decade, many venture-backed companies, including my own, were fighting to stay relevant and alive in a suddenly more challenging environment, where customers were exceptionally risk-averse, going with what the vendors they knew and not the ones they didn't yet know. With this challenging landscape as a backdrop, one of the storylines that emerged was not so much one of thriving, but simply survival - and if there was an opportunity to get positive press simply for sticking it out, even if we weren't hitting on all cylinders, it was one we'd go for." - Louis Gray from Bookmarklet
Ouch, Louis. The good news is that your story will be part of my next teaching cycle. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Oh great. Thanks, WoH. - Louis Gray
Real Valley Stories: Emailing the Company About Future Layoffs - http://blog.louisgray.com/2013...
Real Valley Stories: Emailing the Company About Future Layoffs
louisgray.com: Connection Equals Endorsement: Reboot LinkedIn for Fun & Profit - http://blog.louisgray.com/2013...
louisgray.com: Connection Equals Endorsement: Reboot LinkedIn for Fun & Profit
louisgray.com: Connection Equals Endorsement: Reboot LinkedIn for Fun & Profit
Still using the Bookmarklet? Or is that just for the G+ posts? - Daniel W. Crompton
I just used the bookmarklet. This isn't a G+ post. It's from the blog. - Louis Gray
I see how it is Louis.... - Georgia
Oops, my mistake. :) - Daniel W. Crompton
I too see how it is Louis... - Stephen Mack
Bwahahahahaha. For the record, I was never connected to either of you guys, so puh-leaze. - Louis Gray
Heh :) Thanks for the connection, Louis! Although I could have sworn we were connected. - Stephen Mack
Connection Equals Endorsement: Reboot LinkedIn for Fun & Profit - http://blog.louisgray.com/2013...
Connection Equals Endorsement: Reboot LinkedIn for Fun & Profit
I think I found Edward Snowden in my house.
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Being on the run sure has aged him quickly. - Julian
Can you send me a copy of his slides? - Brian Johns
Looks a little tired, maybe should get some sleep. - Marie
Brian, I'm not letting him anywhere near my computers. For obvious reasons. - Louis Gray
He's already got whatever you want to protect. - Brian Johns
I hear a drone has been dispatched to your house - Mo Kargas
Mo wins. - Janet
Angry Mother of Twins Throws Flaming Diapers at Late Night Firework Shooters - http://www.rockcitytimes.com/angry-m...
Angry Mother of Twins Throws Flaming Diapers at Late Night Firework Shooters
"Police were called to a Hillcrest neighborhood early this morning when neighbors reported that a local mom of twins began throwing flaming dirty diapers at a group of people setting off fireworks. The woman, Ernie Orsborn, became angry over fireworks going off in her neighborhood while her two young children were trying to sleep. Records show repeated calls to 311 reporting the firework violators between 8:30p.m. and 1 a.m." - Louis Gray from Bookmarklet
We had nothing to do with this. - Louis Gray
Only because your twins know that sleep is unproductive & a waste of time. Duh. - Lisa L. Seifert
Duh. - Louis Gray
"...None of the individuals shooting the fireworks sustained any injuries, although several did have large amounts of child fecal matter on their faces. Police say that the men promptly put away the fireworks and apologized to the angry mother..." - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Maybe there's a market for post-consumer diapers, after all. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
il appreciate her..... - Ankitha Raj
Parody site, but I wish this story were real. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Parody schmarody. - Louis Gray
I wish I would have thought of this when the kids were younger and unable to get sleep on July 2, 3, 4, and 5 due to stupid ass fireworks. - Eric
Five years ago, Matthew and Sarah debuted. That makes today their fifth birthday! Here's the original FriendFeed thread from June 20, 2008: http://friendfeed.com/louisgr...
Happy birthday, Matthew and Sarah! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Happy B'day Yo Mat and Sarah.. Yip those were the early days of FF too !! - Peter Dawson
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MATTHEW AND SARAH - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte
Happy birthday - Eric from iPhone
Happy Birthday Matthew and Sarah...hard to believe they are 5 years old. - MAMA VAL#GOSCARLETTGO
Wow. I remember that so vividly - sometimes think how weird it would be to explain to someone that, well, I met you in the delivery room. ;-) - Mary B: #TeamMonique
Happy birthday! - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Happy Matthew & Sarah Day! - Lisa L. Seifert
Happy Birthday, Sarah and Matthew! - vicster: full-bodied
Happy Birthday! - Kevin Johnson
Happy Birthdays!!! - Kevin Fox
Happy Birthday, Sarah and Matthew! - Anne Bouey
Happy birthday! - B. LB. from Android
You Have Your Tech Routine. But It Will End. - http://blog.louisgray.com/2013...
You Have Your Tech Routine. But It Will End.
Tad and Lindsay came to my office and now I get to have Dinner with them!
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Congrats to Bret, Ana, Casey (former FriendFeeders) and many others on the launch of Quip today. Check them out at http://www.quip.com
Neat! - Brian Johns
Really cool. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I really like how it's teamed with Google to help you manage your contacts. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Yes, congrats! - Eric
My good friend Drew Olanoff is on Conan tonight, talking Google Glass! http://www.youtube.com/watch...
My good friend Drew Olanoff is on Conan tonight, talking Google Glass! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NO4Y0u7x0PQ
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And I was expecting it to switch to the recent James Dean + Google Glass shots. - NOT THE CRICKET
Here we go. George Zimmerman found not guilty of murder in Trayvon Martin's death - CNN.com - http://edition.cnn.com/2013...
Here we go. George Zimmerman found not guilty of murder in Trayvon Martin's death - CNN.com
"George Zimmerman is not guilty of murder in the death of Trayvon Martin, a Florida jury decided late Saturday. The fact that Zimmerman fired the bullet that killed Martin was never in question, but the verdict means the six-person jury had reasonable doubt that the shooting amounted to a criminal act." - Louis Gray from Bookmarklet
This is despicable. - Louis Gray
It was a setup at the state lawmaker level. At the NRA level. At an uninformed America level. - Eric
Damn. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
OJ 1 : 1 Zimmerman - ؛ patrick
I am the oldest of five. #saturdayff
“Why did you shoot me? I was reading a book”: The new warrior cop is out of control - Salon.com - http://www.salon.com/2013...
"In 2007 a Dallas SWAT team actually raided a Veterans of Foreign Wars outpost for hosting charity poker games. Players said the tactics were terrifying. One woman urinated on herself. When police raided a San Mateo, California, poker game in 2008, card players described cops storming the place “in full riot gear” and “with guns drawn.” The games had buy-ins ranging from $25 to $55. Under California law, the games were legal so long as no one took a “rake,” or a cut of the stakes. No one had, but police claimed the $5 the hosts charged players to buy refreshments qualified as a rake." - Louis Gray from Bookmarklet
"As the Texas Hold ’Em craze picked up momentum in the mid-2000s, fans of the game started hosting tournaments at private clubs, bars, and residences. Police in many parts of the country responded with SWAT raids. In 2011, for example, police in Baltimore County, Maryland, sent a tactical unit to raid a $65 buy-in poker game at the Lynch Point Social Club. From 2006 to 2008, SWAT teams... more... - Louis Gray
But they get to keep whatever they seize, right? And they gotta play with all the toys... - Brian Johns
Microsoft Quietly Shuts Down MSN TV, Once Known as WebTV - http://allthingsd.com/2013070...
Maybe they Sunset it due to a decline in users. - Louis Gray from Bookmarklet
Someone was still using WebTV? - Eric from iPhone
My hobby: Finding Google+ and Facebook posts where straight people are celebrating DOMA's demise and Prop 8's demise, and saying "I'm so happy for you on your big day!"
That ought to confuse some folks. BTW... yay for the Supreme Court! - Louis Gray
I'm so happy for you on your big day! - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
+1. - Louis Gray
Once again, I told TiVo to give all my friends at the firm substantial raises. I even told them that these folks are the best in the whole world. We'll see if it works this time.
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We'll see if this shows up on my upcoming review. - Brian Johns
Tell them you're a top influencer and that they should therefore be influenced. - Spidra Webster
Tell them we'll show them Scoble's 'Director's Cut' Google Glass feed if they don't. - Mo Kargas
<Ahnuld>You've been Scobleized.</Ahnuld> - Big Joe Silence
I assume you put me last on the list because I am the best. - Robert Christ
Next time you can give comments you should tell them that they're high if they think it's okay to charge a monthly subscription for TiVo mini. - Kevin Fox
Haha. Awesome Kevin. - Georgia
For those who are curious... today is going to be the day. The "Schwag Magnet" twins are coming. Don't expect minute by minute...
Congrats Louis! - Ross Miller
I love the Schwaggin Waggon - Eric Schlissel from twhirl
Awesome! Can't wait to meet your two new kids and hope everything goes as well as possible. - Robert Scoble
When Maryam had Milan we were actually able to use our iPhones in between contractions. (Milan was born at Stanford, just like Louis' kids are -- great wifi there). Maryam didn't want any video, so we did photos and audio. Just be prepared to put down the iPhone IMMEDIATELY when your wife needs you. Otherwise the consequences are harsh. :-) - Robert Scoble
Mazel Tov and may all go as seamlessly as possible. - Mathew A. Koeneker
Wi-Fi at Lucille Packard is great, BTW. :-) - Louis Gray
Congrats! Don't worry about us and take some time offline! - Xavier Bartholome
Louis: I told you it rocks. So, is your wife admitted already? Or did they tell her to take a walk and come back in three hours like they told Maryam? (We went to Jack in the Box, and later, even back home cause, while Maryam was having contractions, she wasn't dialated enough to give birth for nearly 12 hours after we first went to Lucille Packard (Stanford's hospital for children). - Robert Scoble
Oh, and if you know Thomas Hawk, do anything you can to get him to come by and make photos. He took the most spectacular photos of Milan (and my family) that I really treasure to this day. - Robert Scoble
Matthew- Seamless birth , hmm. Kind of counter-intuitive. Louis-all the best to you,wife and twins. - Mark Forman
Congrats! - Yuvi
Good Luck Louis! Stay positive. - Jon-Paul Bussoli
I'm going to sleep hoping we hear great news when I wake up. Just remember, photos, we want photos!!! - Robert Scoble
We are admitted. Contractions are 4-5 minutes apart. We'll be here for a while. - Louis Gray
Cool. Any bets on the time? I'll bet that they are here by noon. Ahh, long night for Louis ahead! Breathe! Breathe! Breathe! :-) - Robert Scoble
I don't dare bet on a time. That's bad luck. But I'm not going anywhere, and she's not either. Duncan Scoble Gray and Cyndy Corvida Gray might debut in the morning. - Louis Gray
now you are ego pandering! Well I am off to bed. Our house is childproofed now and is awaiting the arrival. Milan is looking forward to having a couple of new friends to share toys with. Thinking good thoughts for you both. - Robert Scoble
Be interesting to see how many posts a week you're going to be able to manage now... :-) - Andy Davies
And no, those won't be their real names. :-) - Louis Gray
Congrats man! Get ready for the wild ride. - Mark "Rizzn" Hopkins
Best of luck throughout the night Louis. Hopefully when I wake up the two new Grays will be ready to blog. - MG Siegler
In case you guys wanted to know where you rate, we haven't told any family on either side that we're here. Didn't want to wake anybody up. Once we get close to 7 a.m. PDT, depending where we are then, maybe we'll let them know. Thanks for the notes. (Is this the first FriendFeed "live" birth?) - Louis Gray
Wooo, awesome! Congrats in advance. :) - Don MacAskill
Congrats and good luck! And they'll share a birthday with @crazybob's #2! - Cyndy
Contractions are 2-3 minutes apart now. Both of them hanging out, and both of us, hanging in... - Louis Gray
I do like the names you've chosen, though. Although you haven't managed to tack FriendFeed or Disqus in there. Maybe two middle names would work. I did that with #4 so she could be named after three family members. - Cyndy
Best wishes! - Mark Dykeman
Congrats!! :) - Paula Hawk
My daughter was born in a different age (1991). I couldn't provide updates to the world on an iPhone. Heck, all I could have done (I didn't) would have been to drive home, fire up the Mac Plus and my 2400bps modem, and posted text updates to the Deep Thoughts and Grotto BBSes. - Ontario Emperor from fftogo
@Ontario My last was born in 2005, and I couldn't even update THEN... they ban all cell usage and WiFi is still a pipe dream. They are still going with the "cell phones mess with equipment" airline story. - Cyndy
And regarding names...you could work "Obama" and "McCain" in there somehow...Duncan Scoble FriendFeed Obama Gray? :) - Ontario Emperor from fftogo
first photos better be with the cn stickers :) - Allen Stern
Congrats Louis! am excited for you. - Nick Halstead
Good luck to all four of you! - Chris Nixon
Congratulations Louis! Life as you know it has now changed. Good luck to all of you. - Rob Diana
Allen: CN stickers are in my hand _right now_. Kid you not. You might get lucky. - Louis Gray
Very exciting. Good luck! - Dave Stanley
Omg! How exciting! Congratulations!!!! - Sarah Perez
Congratulations and enjoy every minute! - RyanEs
WOOT!! Good luck to you and your wife at the hospital today Daddy Grey. - Mike Fruchter
You'er not streaming the whole event? ;-) No I agree some things are sacred. Unless you're scoble. I bet mrs scoble is happy that qik wasn't released when she gave birth... - Gez
Congratulations LG. God Bless - Keith - @tsudo from twhirl
I'll add my congratulations! I'll enjoy taking a rest from your articles :P - Tim Hoeck
Good luck. - James Rishabh Mishra
Congrats Louis! I know what raising twins is like, so I'll wish you good luck as well :) - Shey
Gez: there were certainly video options when Milan was born. She made it very clear that video wasn't to be used. - Robert Scoble
This will be up there as one of if not your BEST day - Christian Anderson
Agree wholeheartedly with Christian.... - Chris Reed
CONGRATULATIONS DADDY!!!!!!!!! - Susan Beebe
Congrats! - Dave Peck
I too will add congratulations! - Andy Tinkham from twhirl
Congratulations Louis! I can only imagine how excited you must be right now. - Caleb Elston
Waiting..waiting...waiting.... ;-) - Hutch Carpenter
Only 8 hours gone by. Our first was 37 hours. The second was like 2 - Capn' One Eye - adrift
Back at Hutch: Waiting...waiting...waiting... - Louis Gray
Congratulations! - Steve Lynch
Ten hours now. Cigars at the ready. - Russellreno
Wishing the best for all four (!) members of the family!!! - Dustin Harris
CONGRATS LOUIS! Glad I get to be in the names :D Can't wait for pictures though. I need to get "shegeeks" and "hegeeks" schwag over there asap! - Corvida
I hope you got plenty of Coffee and brought your laptop battery plug. It's going to be a loooooooong day/night. Hey at least you got FF to kill the time :-) - Mike Fruchter
Update: Things are obviously not the fastest I've ever seen, but progress is progress. We're at six cm. I didn't want to do a cm by cm update, but here we are! Nurses seem excited, so I'll pretend I am. - Louis Gray
This is one occasion when comments really need timestamps... - Andy Davies
This just in..... LG still waiting as of 5 minutes ago. Now in hour 13. http://friendfeed.com/e... - Russellreno
I am jealous. The arrival of one was a joy. Two would have blown my mind! - Capn' One Eye - adrift
Turning to superstition a bit, I got out of my A's shirt, which I've been wearing since we got here. Let's see if wearing the DISQUS shirt I got from Daniel Ha does the trick. :-) - Louis Gray
All in good time. Heck, I would be excited as hell. :) - Mathew A. Koeneker
For those watching this thread, obviously things have taken longer than we expected. Dilation has been slow, and the doctors are talking C-Section. We're trying to avoid. Babies are doing great. - Louis Gray
C-Section imminent, as labor stalled (you might have noticed). Hopefully, back with good news soon. - Louis Gray
Well, this is the sixth thread goin' on the twins, so (1) Louis we're hangin' with ya buddy and (2) get on with it already ... I want to go to sleep :) Seriously, positive, warm and happy thoughts ... and coffee. - Charlie Anzman
at this rate, i think Scoble's gonna have to change his bet from noon Friday to noon on Saturday! - Susan Beebe
Baby Grays are here! The boy clocked in at 9:01 at 5 pounds, and the girl weighed in at 4 pounds, 3 oz at 9:02. Both healthy. - Louis Gray
YEAH!!! Congratulations!!! This is wonderful news - both healthy!! awesome....next, what are their NAMES?? - Susan Beebe
bump for the oldest thread i've ever found on ff, post-congrads, :) - chaz2b
Matthew and Sarah are now five years old. Happy birthday, twins! - Louis Gray
Video: How Startups Can Raise Their Visibility Seed Round - http://blog.louisgray.com/2013...
"Friendfeed we'll talk about in a bit" - Kevin Johnson
Oh yeah. FriendFeed is in there. - Louis Gray
This is how you do baseball fandom in the Gray's house.
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Someone needs to make you an Android that looks like that. ;) - NOT THE CRICKET
That's already happened, Jimminy. - Louis Gray
Is that the new iPhone logo? - Amit Patel
Nah, not enough salmon and teal colours - Mo Kargas
For Stephen Mack and his Get Lucky obsession.... the right way to dance to the song. http://www.youtube.com/watch...!
For Stephen Mack and his Get Lucky obsession.... the right way to dance to the song. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeEQDtk63H4#!
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Sorry to say, but Helen beat you to it: http://friendfeed.com/bigstar... - Stephen Mack from iPhone
It's not a contest. - Louis Gray
If you weren't sleeping, you would have had this. - NOT THE CRICKET
False. - Louis Gray
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