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Meg VMeg

Meg VMeg

genius billionaire playboy philanthropist
Do you guys ever daydream that one day FriendFeed will get emancipated from Facebook, in, like, a "no hard feelings" kind of a way, and then the whole world will realize how great it is, and they'll all sign up, and then we'll be, like, the rock star elders of FriendFeed, and everyone will love and worship us?
Everything up to "and then the whole world" sounded pretty good. - Steven Perez from Android
I wish FF would get minor feature updates, at least. New Twitter API (?), Vine and Instagram video integration, HTTPS for Youtube, a bookmarklet that can handle whatever weird thing Tumblr does for photo gallery pages. - Andrew C (✔)
Yes. All the time. Although only if it stays sort of the same, or I get some kind of old-skool privileges like free lifetime ad-free membership. - laura x
Nope, for two reasons. One, "ad-free" would not be in the story, not unless it was a fee operation (you know, The Well is still around...). Two, I don't think we could have the sometimes-frank, lively, open, effective, non-trollish discussions we do if there were 100 million people on FriendFeed. (Take, for example, some of the librarian groups on FB. Please.) - Walt Crawford
as long as I'm dreaming up features, I'd like to have newlines in comments (I realize this can be abused), newlines preserved from imported content like Twitter, and some amount of optional markup, or at least spoilers markup. - Andrew C (✔)
Andrew, new lines are preserved when posted - ffhound app displays then appropriately (well, android app, not sure about ios version anymore). - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Meg, to be honest - yes. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Kind of like how Bill and Ted and the Wyld Stallyns band is so revered in the future. - Joe
I have daydreams of hiring Jimminy and setting up FF2 when/if FB ever gives up on this place. But there's no viable business model. The closest would be donations. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Stephen, how much would it cost? - Meg VMeg
Bandwidth and hosting is likely costing FB at least $5k a month. A part-time sysadmin at least that as well. Any development costs would be double or triple that just for maintenance and minor features. If we can't raise $100k a year it's not worth even considering. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Huh. What if we sold ads that only showed up if people weren't logged in? And never fixed/added any of the stuff Andrew wants (sorry Andrew)? And got Blake to host it (sorry Blake) - Meg VMeg
I would pay for FF. - laura x from iPhone
I would pay for FF. - Heather Piwowar from iPhone
Yep, me too. I was thinking of how Metafilter is partly pay-what-you-will now, in addition to ads for non-members and for members who choose not to turn them off. - Meg VMeg
What if FB just relaunched FF with a new name and a graphical refresh? Like, "Hey", with a condensed Helvetica logo, all in black and white? #takethatEllo - Andrew C (✔)
Stephen, I dream of hiring Jimminy too. Maybe he could help add functionality to a Buddypress site? - Mary B: #TeamMonique
The guy developing hey just followed me on ello. Is hey a thing? - Joe
Love it when the user survey doesn't load.
It's like they can read my mind. Very satisfied by not having to take your survey! - Meg VMeg
I'd pay good money to see/hear a band that included both Rivers Cuomo (Weezer) and Rivers Romo (Tony Romo's 7 mo. old son).
Orange butterflies, made of money, that fly into the sun? Nope nope nope nope nope.
My tv is changing its channel overnight or while I'm at work.
TIL Starbuckses in NY don't have almond syrup and people will look at you funny if you ask for it.
weird! - kendrak
RIGHT? He said, "Um...are you from around here?" And I was like, "Don't you take that tone with me, young man." - Meg VMeg
did you wag your finger? - kendrak
i don't think i've ever seen it here either. - holly #ravingfangirl
No almond syrup? I find this strange. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Strange and inconvenient. Do you have it there? - Meg VMeg
"No almond syrup? Sorry, I thought this was Starbucks." - Betsy
It gets easier once you remember that no one remembers anything you remember.
So pant waists are on the rise, while dress waists are bottoming out? Sounds expensive.
Hey, has Time Warner ever loaded an ugly Roadrunner page reminding you about your bill, when you opened a new tab?
Yeah, the URL looks like it's really them. How scary. - Meg VMeg
No, I haven't seen that. I have seen the annoying search page they through up. I forget how I turned that off (a lot of ISPs do that obnoxious trick that you have to undo). Relatedly, fuck Time Warner. - Stephen Francoeur
Background on DNS hijacking by ISPs: - Stephen Francoeur
"Relatedly, fuck Time Warner." LOL. Isn't that sentiment universally applicable? - Catherine Pellegrino
I suppose so. - Stephen Francoeur
Holy crap, I got cited in the 2014 IPCC report.
linky? (which I typed first as "oinky" and just, no.) - RepoRat
Well, not that prominently, but still: (it's Keener et al.) - Meg VMeg
Twice. I think that's pretty impressive! - RepoRat
Awesome! - Jenny H. from Android
I hate to have to say it, but I very firmly feel: Maria's not an asset to the abbey.
I'd like to say a word in her behalf. - Big Joe Silence
Maria makes me laugh. - ellbeecee
I love Mr. Butler the butler.
If you had to prepare/cook a ton of kale/chard in some way that you could freeze and eat it later (either on its own or as part of a larger stew/crockpot/whatnot), what would you do?
Hmm. Chop, blanch, and freeze in bags? - laura x
I've done similar to Laura (containers, not bags -- but on reflection, bags would work better). Good for stews, etc. - Catherine Pellegrino
A tip for using the freezer bags: use brand new ones, and then as you're sealing the bag, insert a straw into the last corner of the ziplock closure and suck out as much air as you can before closing. - lris
Freeze raw, then use in smoothies. - Brent Schaus from FFHound!
These are perfect, thanks! (NO FUCKING WAY, THIS IS MY FUCKING KALE/CHARD) - Meg VMeg
(FINE, KEEP ALL THE KALE/CHARD!) (We're making quiches with ours, btw, but you can't freeze that.) - Zamms
I have disavowed being some random person's backup Gmail account 3 times today. I am tired.
have i mentioned i am getting this at home now? When some guy bought his car they put the wrong address on everything, so I am getting all his GM propaganda, statements, etc. - holly #ravingfangirl
and not long after we moved into this house, some woman (APRIL L REEVES) gave our number to her creditors. So off and on, we get repeated calls for her from them. i only say this because we got one today when we haven't had one in months. i hate people. - holly #ravingfangirl
There are two or three different people that seemed to give out my home number to their creditors, as well, for a long time. Haven't gotten a lot of calls for any of them recently, but I did get tired of getting phone calls for Don/Donna/John Amistadi, and calls for Donna George as much as I did. It was still happening 6 or 7 years after I had the number, so it's not like it was just a few leftover people that had the number. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
yep, same here. I'd had this phone number for probably 10 years before the calls started (sorry for the threadjack, meg) - holly #ravingfangirl
Nope, not a threadjack, I hate all of them. - Meg VMeg
Today, mine is either a research biogeochemist at USGS or someone who can't spell and thinks Joan from Mad Men is super-cool. - Meg VMeg
I cannot believe it takes 30 minutes, minimum, to cook brown rice in the microwave. What a stupid food.
Like, I don't know if the microwave can microwave for that long? - Meg VMeg
They can, but I wouldn't be surprised if they don't use a lot more energy than a stove doing it that way. - Jennifer Dittrich
Ridiculous. - Meg VMeg
Totally. - Marie
our first microwave came with a recipes to cook a turkey in it. 2hr plus. - jambina
lolololololol - Meg VMeg
Am I high on meds or was there a microwave cooking show in the 80s? - Zamms
You say that as though it's an either-or. - Walt Crawford
Personally, I want a pressure cooker. - Friar Will
Walt made me lol even more. - Meg VMeg
So Infiniti drivers are extremely distracted, if not just plain bad at driving, is what I'm understanding from this commercial.
I had the SAME thought. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I am too important to focus on driving. They all live in DC. - Zamms
Seriously, this commercial is begging for a mash-up with David After Dentist: "I CAN'T SEE ANYTHING" "I DON'T FEEL TIRED" "I FEEL FUNNY" - Meg VMeg
There was a fake French faux-metal band busking outside my work as I left. Then, on the subway, the woman across from me proceeded to shuck 5 ears of corn. I don't think I can live anywhere else.
This is quite good. I crossed it with the Budget Bytes version: - Meg VMeg
Sounds nom - Marie
Oh, we make a version of this from one of the Moosewood cookbooks. Now that the weather has turned, I'll have to put it back into rotation, 'cause it's delicious. - Catherine Pellegrino
King of desks! (FOREVER AND EVER) And desk of desks! (HALLELUJAH HALLELUJAH)
The archeduke of escritoires! - Mark Trapp
♫ There's a little water spot on the wood today... ♫ - April Russo
Earl of End Table? - April Russo
The 'Duke of Drawers' sounds vaguely naughty. - Jennifer Dittrich
Count of Cabinet. - April Russo
Sovereign of Secretaires? - Laura
(LOL @ April's first comment.) - Signs Point to LB from Android
Yeah, that was the other King of Desks song. :P - April Russo
Love the Geico commercial where Kenny Rogers sings The Gambler.
I always want to sing it to people at extremely relevant (yet always inappropriate) times. - Meg VMeg
there are too many opportunities to sing that in academia. it's almost criminal. - jambina
Saw this for the first time recently. LOLed. :) - Signs Point to LB from Android
You just know that Kenny has done that in real life... several times. - Julian
I couldn't recognize him except for the voice - Victor Ganata from iPhone
A friend of mine won a Kenny Rogers lookalike contest several years ago. He looked more like Kenny than Kenny did! - Signs Point to LB from Android
Drinking expensive margaritas in the airport because they're damn good expensive margaritas.
And because I'm getting in to Newark at 10pm, which was a terrible idea. - Meg VMeg from Android
Newark at any time is a horrible idea, so yeah. - RepoRat
Timing it. Landed at 9:48, found the express bus at 10:05, left Terminal C at 10:15. - Meg VMeg from Android
Well played, Smith. - Stephen Francoeur
Welllllllllllllll we may or may not be dropping someone off at her friend's house. - Meg VMeg from Android
That is not a euphemism, there is a passenger (not me) who would strongly prefer to be dropped off at her friend's house. - Meg VMeg from Android
i still can't believe you made that connection! - jambina
The express buses come every 15 minutes, allegedly, so it would have been fine either way (allegedly). Got to Bryant Park at 10:50, train showed up at 11:03, then went FUCKING LOCAL DAMMIT, home at 11:40. Much better than NJTransit, I think. - Meg VMeg
Subway driver wanted to take you on the scenic route, as you were probably wondering what all the stops looked like while you were away (and all the excitement you missed in NYC while you were gallivanting around TX). - Stephen Francoeur
Life is hard. May your struggle be cost-effective and/or time-efficient and/or incalculably rewarding (in that order, I think).
My dad had the same kindergarten teacher as Bob Dole. Here he is at age 1.
Sorry, that's my dad, not Bob Dole nor the teacher #pronouns - Meg VMeg from Android
Who's riding your dad? - Stephen Francoeur
I thought the horse was named Bob Dole. - Steve C Team Marina
Grandpa was a Texaco man.
We think he started getting better gifts after 20 years, that's why the pins stop there. - Meg VMeg from Android
"Sorry, we don't have Coke, only RC Cola, is that okay?" "YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS DEAR LORD YES"
Hah! That's totally me at one of our local diners. YES, PLEASE. - Jennifer Dittrich
I can't remember the last time I had an RC Cola. - Steele Lawman
*wants a Moon Pie* - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
^Southern Sacrament - MoTO: Team Marina from Android
This is where I should point out that my sister in law manages the Moon Pie General Store in Chattanooga - - ellbeecee
Oh! I had moon pies in Chattanooga last week! - Glen Campbell
I've never felt closer to you guys than at this very moment. - MoTO: Team Marina from Android
I don't know what it says about where I live, but all the stores have RC here. Not many restaurants, though. - Catherine Pellegrino from iPod
the Moon Pie General Store?? Road Trip!!! - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
also: ▶ RC Cola & a Moon Pie: NRBQ - YouTube - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
My family made fun of me on vacation last year when we were buying snacks for the week and I was excited to find moon pies. I grew up down the street from an RC bottling plant. - Alan
That must have been like living next to the pearly gates! - MoTO: Team Marina
If a place has RC Cola instead of Coke, I check the other options. - John (bird whisperer)
HERETIC! - MoTO: Team Marina
We get RC Cola quite a bit around here, but that's probably related to the fact that we have a major RC bottling plant right down the road. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
This is what summers should sound like.
I wish I'd recorded the katydids when we lived in rural Tennessee. They were absolutely deafening. - Catherine Pellegrino
so tempted to process this and use it as a soundbed for a track. may i? - Big Joe Silence
Joe, be my guest! - Meg VMeg
Catherine, I was worried the neighbors would call the cops if I got any closer to their tree with my laptop, but yeah, it's much louder than this would indicate. - Meg VMeg
I bet! With the katydids, it wasn't just the sheer volume (though there was that, too) -- there were, like, thousands of them. It was like living in the middle of a Steve Reich phase-shifting piece. - Catherine Pellegrino
That's now my new ringtone. - Stephen Francoeur from Android
<3 - Meg VMeg
I really like cicadas, even the ones that sound like power saws. - John (bird whisperer)
Hail Steve, son of neighbor, the Lord is with thee.
*Mr Rooter wink* - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
My dad keeps the vodka in the same freezer as the important/tax documents that were soaked when the basement flooded 10 years ago.
Tonight I'm going to remember to record the cicadas. - Meg VMeg
Tonight my sister is indoctrinating me into the ways of "nacho tacos".
Just had my bare foot groped/held as I climbed the stairs leaving the subway platform *crosses that off some list*
Ick. - Steele Lawman
Right? On the plus side, it's good to be reminded that you will instinctively yell your fucking head off until the dude gets the fuck away, and that it's not ever going to be like a bad dream, in that sense. - Meg VMeg
ew! I am sorry. - RepoRat
Ugh ugh ugh. - Corinne L
i hate that list. - jambina
the fuck - kendrak
What!!? Gah. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
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