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Louis Gray

Louis Gray

Silicon Valley early adopter, tech geek blogger, and dad w/twins +1
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The shirt is older than the kid.
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In Tech, In Order for X to Win, Y Doesn't Have to Lose - http://blog.louisgray.com/2014...
In Tech, In Order for X to Win, Y Doesn't Have to Lose
In Tech, In Order for X to Win, Y Doesn't Have to Lose
"As a user of these technologies, and someone who watches the market closely or writes about these technologies, I see lines forming - not just of people who prefer one technology or one company relative to another, but also display an equal and opposite of reaction, to strongly dislike the company or technologies less preferred." - Louis Gray from Bookmarklet
X already won. It represents 75% (assuming a spherical human population in a vacuum, or something) of our species' total gender-deciding chromosomes. - Slippy
1/X - Mo Kargas
I'm pleased that you've recovered from your breakup, but you must remember that non-metallic humans don't speak mathematics as a first language. - Slippy
X > Y? - Louis Gray
X > Because. - Slippy
I asked Python 'X' > 'Y' and it said False. - Amit Patel
In Tech, In Order for X to Win, Y Doesn't Have to Lose - http://blog.louisgray.com/2014...
In Tech, In Order for X to Win, Y Doesn't Have to Lose
Books Step Behind the Curtain of Tech's Leading Companies - http://blog.louisgray.com/2014...
Books Step Behind the Curtain of Tech's Leading Companies
"The end of 2013 brought us an unusual array of tales on technology going behind the public faces of some of technology's biggest names, including Apple, Google, Amazon and the newest $30 billion kid on the block, Twitter. So I spent a good amount of the holiday break taking in stories, with their own various embellishments, covering the challenges of building a mobile operating system at Google and Apple, the executive tug of war and pivot of Twitter, the focus on design in Jony Ive's laboratory, and how Amazon has craftily executed on its plan to become the single store for everything under the sun." - Louis Gray from Bookmarklet
I enjoyed Hatching Twitter even though it was ... a little sensationalist. It's the only book I've finished reading in a long time. Usually I start a book, then go be a mom, and then start another book a few weeks later. - Laura Norvig
Gmail down. Google+ down. FriendFeed up. Total victory.
I take credit. Thanks for the tour. :P - NOT THE CRICKET
*cough* "The irSIR model is then applied to search query data for 'Facebook,' which is just beginning to show the onset of an abandonment phase. Extrapolating the best fit model into the future predicts a rapid decline in Facebook activity in the next few years." http://arxiv.org/abs/1401.4208 *cough* - Meg VMeg
Blink blink. Looks outside. Maybe it's time for an early lunch. - Louis Gray
Try /r/outside - Glen Campbell
Facebook is unproductive and a waste of time. - Slippy
None of these things matter in face of the fact that friendfeed, be it up or down, still exists. - Slippy
'Flawless', one could say. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
And all thanks to an Executive Decision - Slippy
Seems a strange thread to start naming films that feature our favourite actors, but whatever :-) - Slippy
g+ and Voice still down - Peter Dawson
Either you are in Engineering, or you are in Sales. - http://blog.louisgray.com/2014...
Either you are in Engineering, or you are in Sales.
Either you are in Engineering, or you are in Sales.
"At BlueArc, our longtime CEO and executive chairman Gianluca Rattazzi had a saying which he often weaved into his presentations at our company all-hands meetings. "Either you are in engineering, or you are in sales." The idea was to have employees from all corners of the company take ownership of our shared revenue goals, or think about what each of us could do, whether we were in Marketing, HR, Finance or Support, to encourage us to meet our number. Even if we weren't dialing for dollars or meeting with customers, if we weren't the people actually building the product ourselves, we had to think like salespeople. It also was aimed to reduce conflict between teams, as we wouldn't shake our heads at the antics of account managers, or point fingers when one territory or account proved harder than expected." - Louis Gray from Bookmarklet
Either you are in Engineering, or you are in Sales. - http://blog.louisgray.com/2014...
Either you are in Engineering, or you are in Sales.
Root Access: Timing and Market Conditions http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Root Access: Timing and Market Conditions http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AhaVS9qIIg
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Cover Makes My Android Phone Smart and Personal - http://blog.louisgray.com/2014...
Cover Makes My Android Phone Smart and Personal
Cover Makes My Android Phone Smart and Personal
Cover Makes My Android Phone Smart and Personal
"Instead of being an unchanging brick that waits for my next instruction, smart services like Google Now are bringing me updates relevant to my interests at the right time, and the relatively new Cover app is showing me what applications I might want to do next. Developed by my good friends +Todd Jackson and +Edward Ho, along with +Gordon Luk, and designed only for +Android, Cover learns when I use different apps, and where, and brings those applications to a key piece of real estate on our phones that doesn't get much love - the lock screen." - Louis Gray from Bookmarklet
happy year 2014 - Awwal Gafarta Ibrahim Gaf
Cover Makes My Android Phone Smart and Personal - http://blog.louisgray.com/2014...
Cover Makes My Android Phone Smart and Personal
Books Step Behind the Curtain of Tech's Leading Companies - http://blog.louisgray.com/2014...
Books Step Behind the Curtain of Tech's Leading Companies
NetNewsWire Author Debuts Feedshare.net for OPML Swapping - http://blog.louisgray.com/2014...
NetNewsWire Author Debuts Feedshare.net for OPML Swapping
"One of the earliest tinkerers in RSS and the main coder behind the application which first got me addicted to feeds (See: RSS A Demanding Mistress), has dropped a retro OPML sharing service at Feedshare.net on to the Web, letting you share your news sources and find new sites through those posted from your peers." - Louis Gray from Bookmarklet
Feedshare.net Debuts for OPML, RSS Feed Swapping - http://blog.louisgray.com/2014...
Feedshare.net Debuts for OPML, RSS Feed Swapping
First Friday Feature: MightyText: Web and Gmail Texting App - http://blog.louisgray.com/2014...
First Friday Feature: MightyText: Web and Gmail Texting App
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"For nearly three years now, the overwhelming majority of text messages I've exchanged with friends, family and colleagues haven't started with my phone, but instead, with my computer, thanks to the ever-improving application MightyText." - Louis Gray from Bookmarklet
I think Stephen sees himself! - Louis Gray
I do! Or at least one side of the conversation. (Is that really how it works?) - Stephen Mack
It is a way that it works. The other side does happen on the screen as well. In this view, it is not displayed. Makes me look like I never respond to texts. :) - Louis Gray
(o' and i just thought, um, maybe, you slept through those texts, ;) - chaz2b
I don't drop by here too often, but this is a great tip Louis - DC Crowley
First Friday Feature: MightyText: Web and Gmail Texting App - http://blog.louisgray.com/2014...
First Friday Feature: MightyText: Web and Gmail Texting App
Sleep is unproductive and a waste of time. But still cute. Considering taking this guy home. #happynewyear
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Congrats Louis & Kristine, also the mid-size Gray's. - NOT THE CRICKET
Yeah yeah Jimminy. #notmine - Louis Gray from Android
Well, hello there. Who's that? - Laura Norvig
JJ is 3 weeks old and ten pounds. Little brother of Sarah's kindergarten friend. He's been keeping me warm the last few hours. - Louis Gray from Android
A few weeks ago, I met Cristo in person. I promised not to take pictures, but as time has passed, I realized I owe the FriendFeed community a drawing. So here's an artist's rendering of Cristo.
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He is lacking humeri! - Janet
You totally nailed it! - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
How do you keep your pants up? They're awfully baggy. - NOT THE CRICKET
As indicated by the picture, he always does the splits to keep pants up. - Steve C Team Marina
louisgray.com: Now Commerce: Trying to Solve Demand for Instant Gratification - http://blog.louisgray.com/2013...
louisgray.com: Now Commerce: Trying to Solve Demand for Instant Gratification
louisgray.com: Now Commerce: Trying to Solve Demand for Instant Gratification
"We are progressing toward a world of "now commerce", where we can order it now, and expect the results practically instantly. The end of 2013 shows we're getting closer, but the system's not yet quite ready for the pressure, even if consumers are. Simply put: Nobody expected everyone to wait until the very last minute to order Christmas gifts, but everyone did. As UPS told BusinessWeek: "We had our peak projections, and the volume has passed our projections." So all the models failed." - Louis Gray from Bookmarklet
Now Commerce: Trying to Solve Demand for Instant Gratification - http://blog.louisgray.com/2013...
Now Commerce: Trying to Solve Demand for Instant Gratification
From the head of PR for IAC, which owns Vimeo, Tinder, OkCupid, CollegeHumor, Dictionary.com, and others... comes this holiday gem. Wow. Why is this even in her head? https://twitter.com/Justine...
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stupid racist scumbag. - hailsematary
zaa xd - Kucuk ren
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 - Poppa Large
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 - Poppa Large
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. http://www.linkedin.com/pub... - 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
"I'M SO SORRY TO EVERYBODY WHO WAS OFFENDED BY MY TWEET. IT WAS JUST A JOKE." Best Non-Apology EVER. - Hookuh Tinypants
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 http://edition.cnn.com/2013... - akaşa
I assume this is possibly my most popular tweet ever. https://twitter.com/louisgr...
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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. http://www.donationcoder.com/Article... - 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
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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. http://friendfeed.com/louisgr... - Louis Gray
The FestivusFeed icon remains: http://friendfeed.com/static... - 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 - http://www.cnn.com/2013...
"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 - http://blog.louisgray.com/2013...
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 - http://www.theverge.com/2013...
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 FriendFed.com 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
louisgray.com: Working at Google is Living in the Future - http://blog.louisgray.com/2013...
louisgray.com: Working at Google is Living in the Future
louisgray.com: 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 - http://blog.louisgray.com/2013...
Working at Google is Living in the Future
Don't blame us.
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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 - #TeamMarina
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
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