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Louis Gray

Louis Gray

Silicon Valley early adopter, tech geek blogger, and dad w/twins +1
First Grade: Initiated.
Looks like they are going in with the proper attitude - Steve C Team Marina
Go get em! - Eric - ill subliminal
thats cute - sandra hall
Today, Kristine and I did an 8 mile loop hike in Cool, CA. It's in El Dorado County. This is what Fitbit says it looks like. Lots of ups and downs!
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I'm Joining the Google Analytics Team to Help Make Data Count
Grats! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Joining the Google Analytics Team to Help Make Data Count -
Joining the Google Analytics Team to Help Make Data Count
When Priced for Perfection, Startups Not Given Room for Error -
When Priced for Perfection, Startups Not Given Room for Error
"When a private company sees incredible media visibility, and scores a fast-ramping, highly active customer base, it's usually assumed similarly climbing revenue isn't far behind. For game changers like Facebook and Twitter, who commanded sky high valuations privately before earning them publicly, this made sense. But for companies who are seen to have missed expectations, the descent in public perception and media love can be fast and steep - forcing pivots and other odd behavior that can be somewhat puzzling to the outside world." - Louis Gray from Bookmarklet
something about the layout screams "Best of Craigslist" to me. - Big Joe Silence
When Priced for Perfection, Startups Not Given Room for Error -
When Priced for Perfection, Startups Not Given Room for Error
Achievement Unlocked: Throwing Out the 1st Pitch at an A's Game:
P.S... I really miss the FF bookmarklet working. :( - Louis Gray
which browser? still works like a champ for me in Firefox. - Big Joe Silence
i miss the bookmarklet but dang that's rad! - kendrak
Grats, Louis! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
This amuses me. I am shaking my fist at Matt Cutts. Always one step ahead!
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Everyone has a Matt Cutts in their lives. =) - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Life By Numbers and Notifications -
Life By Numbers and Notifications
Rachio's Smart Sprinkler Controller Brings Intelligence to the Yard -
Rachio's Smart Sprinkler Controller Brings Intelligence to the Yard
Beware of the wily #seesmic raccoon. It has invaded my home and made its imprint on my twins.
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We're all doomed! Run for your life. - Matt Ruiz
Now he looks life a lot of fun. Wonderful and thanks for sharing. - Robert Mendez
this is huge!!!! - Loic Le Meur
Louis, how many kids do you have and what ages? I will get you tshirts! - Loic Le Meur
Excellent :) - Jean-François Amadei
Loic, we just have the two one-year-old twins. They are unrepentant and always accept schwag. - Louis Gray
great thanks Louis - Loic Le Meur
btw Louis, did you know Loic is Louis in "Breton"? We actually have the same first name - Loic Le Meur
Now I know. I knew France was a big fan of Louis. We were "elected" king more than a dozen times, no? - Louis Gray
Louis, does Loic call you Loo-ey? - Derrick
Derrick, I haven't noticed. Yesterday, when I abruptly and rudely called for him to come on stage to pose with Iain of TweetDeck and Nick of TweetMeme, he said "anything for Louis" and I believe I heard an "s". - Louis Gray
I used the "s" to make it sound english but yeah, no s pronounced in french - Loic Le Meur
I start my French classes in September for my trip next year. I wonder if Loic can tutor me. Louis, you're my "in". Make it happen! - Derrick
Cute as ever. - Anne Bouey
My suitcase is actually full of that! :D - shinchi
... and my son's name is Lewis - Though as his mum and me both lived in France, that's not too surprising. - Jim Connolly
5 year bumpage. - Louis Gray
I had lunch with Steve Lacy today. AMA.
How was lunch? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
How many steps in total was the circuit? - Steve and 4 other people
BTW lunch was fine the chicken was a bit tough. :) - Steve and 4 other people
Lunch was good. Pizza, chicken, vegetables. Even dessert! - Louis Gray
According to Moves, our route was 4,231 steps in total. - Louis Gray
So Kristine sees this photo from I/O and says, "Who's the cutie?" I answer, "That's me. What, you don't recognize me?"
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This 4-day holiday weekend, my main squeeze Johnny and I are going traveling. #ffflashback
50 Top Startups from 2010: Acquired, Pivoted or Still Going? -
50 Top Startups from 2010: Acquired, Pivoted or Still Going?
100 Days of Solar Energy: Like Having Two Priuses on My Roof -
100 Days of Solar Energy: Like Having Two Priuses on My Roof
Matthew and Sarah turn six today! Happy birthday twinners!
Awww! Happy birthdays! - Stephen Mack
Happy birthday! - Anne Bouey
Happy birthday to the twins! - Mary B: #TeamMonique
Wait...what?! Weren't they just born not that long ago? - April Russo
Yay! Congrats. - Daniel W. Crompton
@April, they were born just yesteryear... - Daniel W. Crompton
Six years and one day ago. - Louis Gray
How time flies! Happy belateds :) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Belated happy birthday! - Stephan from iPhone
A belated Happy Birthday to Sarah and Matthew! - vicster: hon. canadian
The Myth of the Billion Dollar Startup -
The Myth of the Billion Dollar Startup
Double Daddy Donut Day and Braden Photobombs! (/cc Stephen who just did this)
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nice tie! - Marie
Sarah made me that tie! - Louis Gray
Awww is so cute <3 - Johan Andres Diaz Mora
Awesome! - Stephen Mack
Confession: I still visit FriendFeed about 5x more than Facebook. Maybe 10x.
But Google+ is where your heart is, yes? - Mark H
Google- - Maurizio
Me too! - Farzad
*sleeps on LG's shoulder* - The First NoeLB from Android
I am fair to all networks. I use Twitter and Google+ the most. Much of my Google+ activity is in communities. - Louis Gray
FF is a site i see in e-mails, facebook is the network of people I know. Google plus is the reason I use Android now and twitter is thrown to the history books. The community has left twitter. I'm on instead. - Richard A.
I much prefer the Friendfeed interface and feature set for information sharing and discussion over Facebook, Google+, Twitter and all blog platforms. Imagine where FF would be now if it had remained in intensive forward development and tweaking for the past few years. - Sean McBride
Why the preference? -- highest signal to noise in terms of the overall user experience. Look at how clean this page is. Look at how much information is on it. Look at how easy it is to follow conversations and add comments. I could go on and on.... - Sean McBride
But is the clean look/user experience a function of the fact that FF has been basically left alone? I enjoy the way it works, too. And I often wonder why more socnets don't adopt it's interface and feature set. And then it occurs to me that twitter and Facebook were a lot cleaner before the developers started fiddling with them. Also: it is undeniable that FF is great but it's no Google Wave ... *runs* - MoTO: #TeamMarina
@Sean, I think my allegiance to FriendFeed for 6-7 years is well documented. You also know I wish they'd had a chance to grow without being acquired. - Louis Gray
Louis -- you have always had impeccable taste in picking superior technologies. It's unfortunate that sometimes the best technologies don't prevail in the marketplace. It's enough to make a grown man weep. - Sean McBride
@Sean, please post a video of you crying to YouTube, and share it. - Louis Gray
Please -- I must maintain my dignity. :) - Sean McBride
I keep wondering if there are any far-seeing parties out there who could revive FF, bring it back from its state of suspended animation. Such a dreamer. - Sean McBride
I still have the app running telling me about new posts. - Daniel W. Crompton
Louis it's still a source of complete bewilderment to me that your friends at Google didn't buy it. Has to be one of the worst "passes" in tech history. - JSLeFanu
Only the people there know the whole story, JS. - Louis Gray from Android
Hi Ladies! Braden says good afternoon.
Hiya handsome :D - Shannon - GlassMistress
Forget the cute babby. What's up with the tub of red vines on top of the desk hutch? And why aren't you sharing? :D - Hookuh Tinypants
4 pounds. Oof. Whomever said I love Red licorice is in for it. Black is favored. :) - Louis Gray
*fistbump* Louis. Black all the way, baby (but if I can't get black, I'd take red for the sugar high) - Hookuh Tinypants
Gosh, they grow up fast. Little dude is the spitting image of his big brother and pops. - Mike Nayyar
I am now kicking myself that I didn't think to get Louis to bring Braden with him. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Braden is way fun in person. He's ALL MINE too. - Louis Gray
Now I want to see that pic of me and Braden again. HE LOVES ME. - Monique the crochet freak
Wow, he's grown so much! Way too cute :oD - Melly Claus #anticaper
I showed Emily - she did a massive burp. - Melly Claus #anticaper
Audrey says, "Baby! Crawling. Laughing. Couch." - Rochelle
Josiah says, "That's cool." - Melly Claus #anticaper
Babies have such beautiful and innocent smiles. Pure joy. <3 - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
<3 :) - Stiletto
the blue strechie brings out the blue in those beautiful eyes - Valz 4 TEAMMARINA
hi braden:)) - Sima
Bump for 3 year anniversary of this post. :) - Louis Gray
These three measure up.
Reese's Peanut Butter Oreos are Real and Available |Foodbeast -
Reese's Peanut Butter Oreos are Real and Available |Foodbeast
Hello Heaven. Derrick, when are we going to sit down and eat a bag of these? - Louis Gray from Bookmarklet
If I find this, I am buying this. - Akiva
I'm potentially disappointed that it looks like the creme is half peanut butter and half chocolate. This makes no sense since the cookies are already chocolate. - Akiva
No luck at the nearby Safeway, unfortunately. - Akiva
i am doomed. - Big Joe Silence
C'mon, now. Everyone's made the mistake of trying to eat a Hershey's chocolate bar with JIF spread on it. It ain't the same. Then again, Reese's Peanut Butter in a jar tastes nothing like the peanut butter in a Reese's cup so we're all doomed anyway. - Akiva
When I was young, we moved around a lot, so I was the new kid in school each year. By 3rd grade, at the 4th school in 4 years, I had no friends, and hung out at recess with some 6th-8th graders who were essentially elementary school slackers and would-be stoners. Their drug of choice was chew (which they got from their dads, probably). #SaturdayFF
For some reason, they accepted my being young and nerdy and nicknamed me "Puffer", which suggested I smoked, even though I didn't. - Louis Gray
I'm not even sure what we did, except I followed their orders to be some kind of low-quality bully, to go attack schoolyard enemies. Like "Get him, Puffer!" and I'd run after and rough up or tackle some kid who was older than me but younger than them. - Louis Gray
It was weird, and didn't last too long, but after eating in the cafeteria, I'd run out to the grassy area where these white trash roughies would be lazing about and perform my role as Puffer, and for a short time, they were my posse. - Louis Gray
This Puffer creature sounds a bit like Reek (of GoT fame). Btw, please, go ahead! - ıɔ ǝɯɯǝ ˙ɹp
No one ever leaves me a massage. Louis is lucky. - Janet from FFHound!
When I type F in my browser bar, it still autocompletes to FriendFeed.
Mine comes up I stream a lot of shows from there. - Akiva
Foursquare for me ;-) But then, FriendFeed is constantly open in a tab anyway. - Nils Sandin
Same here. - Sean McBride
Facebook *sigh* - Eric - ill subliminal
Foursquare for me too - Maryam Ardakani
Friendfeed for me - Steve C Team Marina
what Eric said. - Laura Norvig
FriendFeed. - John (bird whisperer)
Friendfeed :D, every browser... didn't try on IE, do I ? - Vincio
Friendfeed. Old habits. - Iain Baker - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
La ilgilenin şu friendfeedle bu böyle gitmez. - «Zarifoğlu»
Friendfeed for me, too. And Friendfeed is 1 of only 3 urls listed in my browser's top 10 that isn't work related. - April Russo (friendfeed is second) - Eivind
Friendfeed for me on both laptop and phone browser. - Jenny H. from Android
(And please, keep an eye on it from time to time...) - Xabaras (G.O.)
Confession: Every time I beat Stephen in the Computer Science category on QuizUp, I am filled with glee.
Brag: I could have shortened this sentence to read: "Every time, I beat Stephen in the Computer Science category on QuizUp." - Louis Gray
0-3 :( - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Sorry, Stephen! I'm just irrationally stunned when I actually do win with my lame liberal arts degrees. - Louis Gray
8-1. - Louis Gray
It asks too many Google questions. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
8-3. - Louis Gray
If I had a Secret account, I would fill it with high quality things like, "I really want Pop Tarts".
That where all your "I could really use a nap" tweets live. - Spidra Webster
:) I could really ... wait! You're trying to trick me! - Louis Gray
I don't know, a preference for young singers might prove popular. - Todd Hoff
++spidra - Yolanda from Android
I have a feeling that when Braden gets to be about eight, you're gong to sleep for a month. - Mary B: #TeamMonique
Sleep is unproductive and a waste of time. - Louis Gray
I've been eating pop tarts … after sleeping. - Amit Patel
Sleeptarts™ - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
I love this photo. Such great smiles!
Awww! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Staying Ahead of the Curve on Tech Trends Isn't Trivial -
Staying Ahead of the Curve on Tech Trends Isn't Trivial
"When it comes to picking choices in tech, making the wrong decision on formats, manufacturer, or version can set you back in terms of dollars, leave you with rapidly obsoleted hardware, or find you investing time in something that provides you will non-optimal returns." - Louis Gray from Bookmarklet
Good post -- and you earned bragging rights in the prognostication department. - Sean McBride
Thanks, Sean! I tried to keep it short. - Louis Gray
As predicted. - Todd Hoff
Staying Ahead of the Curve on Tech Trends Isn't Trivial -
Staying Ahead of the Curve on Tech Trends Isn't Trivial
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