"Illegal Sand Mining" http://www.wired.com/2015...
"Sand mining has erased two dozen Indonesian islands since 2005. The stuff of those islands mostly ended up in Singapore, which needs titanic amounts to continue its program of artificially adding territory by reclaiming land from the sea. The city-state has created an extra 130 square kilometers in the past 40 years and is still adding more, making it by far the world’s largest sand importer. " - Micah from FFHound!
Knock it off, Singapore! - Jenny H. from Android
Can Louis please explain Mr Google? I mean the kids love the new Chromebooks at school, so why the haunting nightmares?
I have prepared my last meme for posting.
On April 8th I'll still be on our Hawaiian Islands trip, maybe swimming with sea turtles, so... preparations. - Micah
Sorry, that was clearly not the right response. - Meg VMeg
Oʻahu and Maui. - Micah
YAY (I think I only have travel advice for Kauai and the Big Island) - Meg VMeg
Hmmm. Suspiciously in the Hawaiian Islands at about the same time as the Mack family... - Spidra Webster
I KNOW. In addition, some long-time family friends will be there too. Hopefully some paths will be crossed. - Micah
Don't cross the streams! (well... I guess it's ok in the upper right corner here) #ffmemorial
This will make more sense in a fortnight. - Micah
What are you peeing on, Dad? - Kristin
Oh, hush. (and go check the secret garden to see what's new). - Micah
The ffmemorial probably destroys the card catalog of a library just like in the movie? Or, will there be really good symmetrical book stacking? - Joe
Symmetrical book stacking sounds like a hobby I need to check into. - Micah
It may be an Olympic sport in 2024. - Joe
Friendfeed Memorial - coming soon... http://friendfeedmemorial.com
It's the gift I've been working on for all of you. It will reveal upon the close of FF, April 9th. - Micah from iPhone
Damn allergies. - That's So CAJ!
Thanks to everyone here. I'm choked up thinking about it. - Micah from iPhone
MICHAH. <3 - Jenny H. from Android
Best Internet Dad Ever. - Kristin
Tease. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
;_______; - ani
:-) - Mary Carmen
<3 Thank you. - joey
<3 - Colette
is this gonna be a new place? - ♕Dr. Eynollah ♕
wat - Aldo Oldo
Non so cosa sia, ma per non sbagliare mi commuovo - ratavolòira
lol - naltro
una specie di lapide virtuale, fico. - GePs from Flucso
Dr. Eynollah, like a small museum. - Micah from FFHound!
AWW.. I like museum :-( - ♕Dr. Eynollah ♕
*taps foot impatiently* *looks around sheepishly and is ashamed of being impatient when Micah is doing such a nice thing* - laura x
dude :( - doper
thank you mr micah - chaz2b
thank you whatever it is :) - ellbeecee
Will the departed be cremated or buried? - Joe
ingested - Big Joe Silenced
Wow. Thanks in advance, can't wait. - Marie
what else gonna do a friendfeeder :/ - Federer - orfe
dedeler? - orfe
yarrak capsi koy kanki - Rendetullah
ahah ren ya - Alfonker Tapir
Why you gotta make me cry on the train? Why?? ;_; - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Micah. You're one of a kind sir. - Gunneh-MoTo Calls me that
MICAHLETTI SCIARON - L'Andre from iPhone
Serena Ryder "What I Wouldn't Do" - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Serena Ryder "What I Wouldn't Do"
*listening again* - Micah
They kept saying "biscuit", and I thought to myself whut?, then realized it's what we call SMBs. #shoptalk
Other examples like "learned" (where the accent is on last syllable, —learnéd) that's been retained in contemporary English:
Coopt? - Meg VMeg from Android
Piqued - Meg VMeg from Android
Accursed. - Jennifer Dittrich
Beloved (kind of) - Meg VMeg from Android
Blessed - Micah from FFHound!
Aged, sacred - Meg VMeg from Android
lots of examples in hymns . . . not really contemporary though, "believ-ed" for instance. - Friar Will
Marked - Meg VMeg from Android
Oh, like 'marked improvement', that's a good one. Friar, although some examples in the hymnal are still used in conversation, if perhaps more rarely. - Micah from FFHound!
Maybe something in here is helpful: http://english.stackexchange.com/questio... - Meg VMeg
TIL aibohphobia is the fear of palindromes, I Learned It Today.
I am very suspect. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Mostly unrelated: I hade the phrase "A man, a plan, a canal: Panama" stuck in my head all night last night. - Bren from iPhone
Are you sure it isn't just a fear of the racecar? - Kristin
That may be something else. - Micah from FFHound!
OH "You mean you've never heard the term billfold?" [adult male] "Is that like a fanny pack?" "Noooh – here, see this $20 bill, now I'm folding it... in my wal–"
When I use the term 'billfold', people says it makes me sound over 60. I'm not sure I even used the word wallet until I was 15. - Anika
The guy explaining was mid-forties, from Tennessee. The other guy was late 20s from southern Ontario. - Micah from FFHound!
AHANDA! bravo helal işte bu kadar piç göt şit dis façe seni köpek gibi nesin \o/ - Alfonker Tapir
abi ne kadarsa aramızda para toplayıp çarpalım suratlarına, lanet olası fahişeler! - Ignis Fatuus
yugayz dedim ağladım - Alfonker Tapir
commente bogmak lazim orayi da - kunthar
Jon freaking Udell raised up the Save FriendFeed banner! http://friendfeed.com/judell - Micah from FFHound!
How do you define FriendFeed "yet another _failed_ social network". For me, FF has not failed and has been a successful since the day it launched. It will be remembered as a successful social network. - Kol Tregaskes
ASLAN \o/ - dejanoir
... *stares out window* The deed is done. All Friendfeed integration and mention thereof is now removed from bebepool.com. So it is, and so it was.
This is the way the world ends / This is the way the world ends / This is the way the world ends / Not with a bang but a whimper. - Mark Trapp
*whimpers* - t-ra needs this place from Android
*wipes sweat from brow* Done passing all messages class, didn't even get caught.
On the last day of school. As the wrecking ball swings. - Micah from FFHound!
"Lower portion, age 35." - Micah from Bookmarklet
There it is. - Micah
Boom. - Derrick
Haha that's awesome - Rodfather from Android
What a lovely head of hair you've got there, Mr Wittman! - Jenny
He's dashing, really. - Micah
YES! - Kristin
:D - Kristin
The ordinary moments together have become the #mow.
Yesterday was like summer. Woke up to this.
RT @batkaren: Do not use subway pole to destroy your opponents. http://t.co/7ROza99fQv
RT @batkaren: Do not use subway pole to destroy your opponents. http://t.co/7ROza99fQv
According to stats, the FF backup and render apps have been downloaded over 600 times. 85% Windows version, 15% OS X.
I could get that OS X number up if I could make it work on Snow Leopard. I'm trying to figure out if I can upgrade without breaking some of my expensive boughten software. - Spidra Webster
Spidra, do you want me to run a backup for you and give you a zip file to download when it's done? - Micah
(I forget: did yours include my comments?) - bentley
bentley, not sure what you mean. - Micah
If I were to download my feed using your thingie, would it include My Discussions? (Sorry, I phrased it badly earlier.) - bentley
Micah, that would be FANTASTIC. - Spidra Webster
@bentley - it does include comments on your posts - Christina Pikas
I mean the comments that I've made on other people's posts. Claudio's thing gave that as an option but I was told it tended to choke on that. - bentley
I successfully exported and converted 61 pages running on OS X 10.9, but the target directory does not show up in Finder. :-( - Nils Sandin
Nils, sometimes it doesn't complete ot can't create the files on a particular system. Did you try running again? Also, if you want I can run it for you a give a zip of your backup to download. - Micah from iPhone
The target directory is inside of the app, so you can't see it with Finder (was my problem at least, before I figured out how to look inside the app). - Meg VMeg
So if it's inside the app, how can I access it independently? - Nils Sandin
HOW TO MANUALLY FIND YOU DATA DIRECTORY: Ctrl-Click the ffexp.app icon > Show Package Contents > then drill down through directories: Contents > MacOS > www. In www you should have ff_stream_<your username>.json — this is your raw data. Also: html_output folder has all your HTML files if you converted the data with the app. The ff_media folder has all the images and attachment files. - Micah from iPhone
I already downloaded but I'm going to try this because now I'm curious. :) - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Thanks Micah! - Nils Sandin
... hearing a youtube playing in background tab—guitar solo: Me: "Someone's ripping off Stevie Ray Vaugh". Finds tab. It is actual SRV.
ahah! - Alfonker Tapir
I caught the end of a bad medieval-ish movie one time and one of the actors was doing a bad David Warner impersonation. Checked the credits. It was the actual David Warner. - bentley
bentley, that's what I'm talking about. - Micah
It's interesting that David Warner apparently does a *bad* David Warner impersonation. You'd think he'd have it down fairly pat by now. - walt crawford
:-) - bentley
Whoa. Almost disoriented for a second there, been floating in an alternate ffuniverse. Timeshifted back to present now. :)
"Reminds me, have to call Youtube to come down here and tape this." - Michael Scott
Prescient? - Micah
But how many angels dance on the head of a pixel?
all of them - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
How about hiDPI pixels? - Amit Patel
shhhh.... working on a seeeeecret gift to ff.
We never had this conversation. - Micah
I take a size <REDACTED>. - Spidra Webster
^ I need pixel dimensions. - Micah
That reminds me, Micah... - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
"Dad, how do you spell pivot?" Me: "PIVOT!"
This just happened. - Micah
PIVOOOOOOT!!! - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
"Doctor, this baby is ready to come out." Dr Adobe: "Great. Now, would you like to install a free home security system first?" "WHAT THE FUCK, NO." Dr Adobe: "Okay, un-sign here..."
Friendfeed Export and Format (v0.51) for OS X Yosemite (will probably not work in older OS X versions). Download: Here's the link to a zip file that contains the .app file: http://wittman.org/ff...
— FFexp.php & FFExp2HTMLex.php - "Paging Edition" (customization of Claudio Cicali's FF backup and archive-to-HTML scripts by Micah Wittman. App wrapper integration by Micah Wittman) - Micah
IMPORTANT: You'll need to allow unsigned apps. Here: System Preferences > Security and Privacy > Allow apps downloaded from > Anywhere - Micah
Mac'liler bunu görsün hadi yine iyisiniz bak Mayka abimizin kıyakçılığı yerinde v_v - Alfonker Tapir
Hold on, technical difficulty with download. - Micah
Interesting. I thought I'd see what happens on Snow Leopard. It doesn't even let you unzip it. Gives Error 1. (Not complaining, just FYI...) - Spidra Webster
abi ya vindows? brother i uze vindows - Rendetullah
OK. Try re-downloading from: http://wittman.org/ff... - Micah
After downloading from your new link above, unzipping and double-clicking, I get a plain white window with no labels or anything, only the three red-yellow-green buttons. On the menu bar, the word "nightrain" and nothing happens when I click on it. That's all I'm getting. - bentley
Alright. I need to fix the packaging of the app. Be back in 30 min to an hour. - Micah from iPhone
I'm able to download and install just fine, but running I get the "limit exceeded" error. (OS 10.10.2) - Jennifer Dittrich
Ok, good to know the package may be ok. Jenn, regarding the limit exceeded, I'm not surprised because it's basically running the same way behind the scene's as the bare script. I will try to add a memory setting adjustment that may or may not make a difference, but we'll see. - Micah
Ah, that makes sense. I figure I'm going to have to basically dump most of my feed to backup the rest :/ - Jennifer Dittrich
it's working for me - Mike Nencetti
vindvs lazim admin duy beni - Rendetullah
I redownloaded and I'm still getting nothing. But I already have a backup (no Discussion), so don't worry about fixing it for me if it works for everyone else. - bentley
ahahah abi ya admin duy beni mi yahasha. micah turkish windows users are wondering if you are planning to create a windows version as well. - Alfonker Tapir
Alfonker, yes, that's the plan. The base application is supposed cross-platform, and I'll be trying to confirm it will work tonight. Stay tuned. - Micah from iPhone
The second download worked great for me on 10.9.5. - Meg VMeg
It appears to be working, but I'm not sure where it's downloading to? - Alix May
Yeah, and I already forgot where it downloaded to :( - Meg VMeg
It tells you when it finishes running. Otherwise open app and just click Show Path button in upper right corner, then scroll below to see message. - Micah from iPhone
It just gives me a blank line. - Alix May
yes odd. I can see the files in terminal, but not in Finder, even after showing hidden files. - Mike Nencetti
HOW TO MANUALLY FIND YOU DATA DIRECTORY: Ctrl-Click the ffexp.app icon > Show Package Contents > then drill down through directories: Contents > MacOS > www. In www you should have ff_stream_<your username>.json — this is your raw data. Also: html_output folder has all your HTML files if you converted the data with the app. The ff_media folder has all the images and attachment files. - Micah
thanks! - Mike Nencetti
❤ Thank you so much, Micah. - Alix May
Thank you! - Meg VMeg
FYI: Deleted previous downloads, downloaded it again, unzipped, double-clicked. Still getting only the blank nightrain screen like before. - bentley
Ok so I ran it for the past hour and it pretty much did the same thing as when I ran Claudio's script directly last week. Namely it starts repeating itself after the 10101st row. Which I thought I had read somewhere that they had fixed. And looking at the script version here, you are a couple of point versions behind (1.2 vs the current 1.5). So I had to manually quit the php processes through Activity Monitor and never got to check out the conversion process. - rønin
It's running now - I had to make my feed public (even with the remote thingie, it didn't want to go) - was considering doing this anyway later, so we'll see how far it gets. At the moment, I'm seeing a lot of image files getting saved, so that's something :D - Jennifer Dittrich
Jenn, oh that's good. - Micah from FFHound!
Ronin, I'm updating the code to Claudio's current version, may be out tomorrow. Windows version also almost there. The 10K limit issue isn't likely to change, however. - Micah from FFHound!
So, if it is looping, how do you tell? It's still enumerating pages, but it looks like it's recording the same image (and skipping it) every few pages. [I'm in the 250's at the moment, and I've reached the end of my feed in HTML at 35,670.] - Jennifer Dittrich
To avoid looping, download the 1.5 ffexp.PHP script. When it detects a loop, stops automatically. - Ubikindred
Ah, gotcha. I'll stop what I've got running tonight, and retry tomorrow evening. - Jennifer Dittrich
(For the reached maximum allowed memory limit, in xampp/windows it's sufficient to increase the maximum allowed memory size from the default value to an higher value, i.e. 2048 MB, in php.ini. Unfortunately I don't know what is the configuration file in MacOS X environment) - Ubikindred
(it's php.ini lowercase, important in a case sensitive environment; the path depends on which php you are running, the one coming with the OS or the one provided with MAMP) - vic
(Sorry, for any ununderstandable reason, my corrector writes PHP instead of php) - Ubikindred
Holla at me if there's ever a Windows version? - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
The script is universal, you must have a working php engine to run the script (i.e. in Windows the esiest way is to install xampp, putting the script in the c:\xampp\www\php folder and running it in a DOS prompt - Ubikindred
I plan on having the Windows version out night. - Micah from FFHound!
(Sorry, I was talking about Claudio's php script naturally) - Ubikindred
No problem, understood - my version is still essentially his script with an interface and php environment wrapper. - Micah from FFHound!
New version (v0.6) for OS X released: Download: http://wittman.org/ff... - has Claudio's most recent script version (1.5) integrated in now. - Micah
Ooooh. I'll give that a go in just a sec. - Jennifer Dittrich
Rats. Still can't use it on Snow Leopard. I'm going to have to see if I can get Claudio's script working again. - Spidra Webster
I'm running it now - thanks, Micah! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
...69 pages after 18 mins and still going - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
..and done on 71 pages - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
It goes back to 2011. I can see up to p. 34 in the html directory. Are the other pages somewhere else? - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
It worked, I got 50 pages (so, about a year.) More or less what I expected. I'll likely do a Tumblr entries purge at some point and re-run, which should get me a lot more of the other entries. - Jennifer Dittrich
Trying with the new one. The old one supposedly backed up 2000+ pages, but nothing in the html directory. - Alix May
Alix, try re-dowloading the app (it's now version 0.6). I fixed an issue with the HTML file rendering. Note: even when no HTML files are created (like backup only mode), your raw data can be there nonetheless. - Micah from FFHound!
I dl'ed and re-ran it again last night. Looks good, I haven't had a chance to look into the data but it did convert and finish instead of looping. - rønin
I downloaded and ran it again without images, and it backed up 102, but only converted to html up to p. 50 - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Looking a the raw data json data, it goes back to Jan 2011, so the early years must be beyond what can be downloaded for me. Edit: 50 pages x 200 posts per page =10,000 posts (which seems to be the max allowed). - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
I have back to 2010. ❤ (also 50 pages for me, Higlet) - Alix May
A new, consolidated app install instructions page: http://wittman.org/ff... - Micah
Friendfeed Export and Format (v0.6) for Windows 7 (or higher). Download: Here's the link to a zip file that contains the exe: http://wittman.org/ff...
INSTRUCTIONS: Download: http://wittman.org/ff... - Micah
Right-click > Extract All - Micah
Drill down in folders: ffexp-windows > ffexp > then double-click ffexp.exe - Micah
Follow instructions in app. Will require using Chrome or Firefox. - Micah
For OS X version SEE http://friendfeed.com/ffhacks... - Micah
Let me know how it works. Thanks! - Micah
giving it a whirl. :) - holly #ravingfangirl
*twirls* LB style - Micah from FFHound!
says there's a missing file - MSVCR110.dll and then a debug alert for wxWidgets (can DM a screenshot of the alert if you need it) - holly #ravingfangirl
Sure, would be great. I tested only on Windows 7. - Micah from FFHound!
Holly, the solution is here: https://github.com/naetech... - Micah from FFHound!
Looks like it chokes if there's a space in the path you're running it from. Not sure if that's a limitation of Claudio's script or a limitation of the way you packaged it. I currently have the exe stored in "H:/Ten-321 Docs/ffexp" on my computer, and, when I tried to run it, I got an alert saying "Windows cannot find 'H:/Ten-321'. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again." I'll try it in a different path. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Ok thanks for letting me know - I'll trouble shoot that tonight. - Micah from FFHound!
Yay! I'll give this a try with Windows 8 later. - John (bird whisperer)
BTW, I was running it on Windows 8.1, in case that's important. Script worked fine in a path with no spaces in it. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Worked for me. I had to download the vcredist_x86.exe program first so that I could have the MSVCR110.dll. My FF life and file is under 100mb including the media and HTML text. This gets me 10,000 posts of my 18,000. Thanks a lot Micah. This is awesome. I am on a WIndows 7 machine. - Joe
It worked fine, took me back to Dec 2010. so 'lost' first 18 months. But as I've been bumping stuff I want to keep, that's not such a big deal :) - Pete's Got To Go
This sounds great, will give it a go now. So does it go back to December 2010 only? If so, might have to do what Pete did. - Kol Tregaskes
It does the most recent 10K posts. It took me to December of 2011 if I remember right, about half of my time here. - Joe
HOPPAAAA \o/\o/\o/\o/\o/\o/\o/\o/\o/\o/\o/\o/\o/\o/\o/\o/\o/\o/ - Alfonker Tapir
koşturun abiler php kurmadan yorum ve layk ve dosya emişkeliyosa bugün bizim bayram günümüz, neredeyse dona düşen son damla yasaklanmışçasına sevindim - Alfonker Tapir
vay yaptin mi keke - Rendetullah
senin ben dassagini yiyim micah gibi - Rendetullah
senin ben dassagini yiyim micah gibi - Rendetullah ahashashskdjfgekaşf - Alfonker Tapir
Hobaaaa micah for president - doper
bunu arada apolayak da millet gorsun - Rendetullah
Joe, OK. Going to leave it running overnight. It's still on this year for me! I'll probably only capture a fraction of my posts if it does the last 10k. Will keep an eye on it. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Oh wait, that's the current time I see in the DOS window. Then I have no idea how far it's got, I don't even know where it's saving it all. Hmmm... - Kol Tregaskes
I love you , Micah! have I told you lately how much I love you? LOVE YOU, MWAH! - t-ra needs this place
running now, thanks a lot micah. by the way, some other users from turkey told you in this feed that they want to eat your testicles, which, strangely enough, is a term of endearment in turkish. - Alfonker Tapir
running like manyak, akiyo - Rendetullah
some other users from turkey told you in this feed that they want to eat your testicles, which, strangely enough, is a term of endearment in turkish. - Alfonker Tapir ahah - Rendetullah
^ ROFL - rønin
Alfonker, you can take the baller out of the game, but you can't take the game out of the baller. - Micah
Blowing a kiss back atcha, t-ra. - Micah
Lan olm adama senin zikine asiliyim mi dediniz ne dediniz ahahahjssjdk - doper
senin ben dassagini yiyim micah gibi - Rendetullah ^^ - Alfonker Tapir
yukledigim capslerden pdf'lere ne varsa indirmis,helal lan - Rendetullah
thanks :) - مـــمـد ☮
bunu görmeyen var - Alfonker Tapir
A new, consolidated app install instructions page: http://wittman.org/ff... - Micah
I've figured out why it's not been working for me. It didn't like being run in a folder with a space in the name. I've moved the app to a folder simply called "Temp" and it's working fine. If not already, perhaps add this into the instructions? - Kol Tregaskes
Saying that, although I see the images being saved I don't see anything being saved in \ffexp\www\html_output - where do the pages or other data get saved? - Kol Tregaskes
When I click on Show path, all I get is the date and time "(3/21/2015 10:24 am)". Should it show the path? I'm seeing images being backed up and it says "Backed up pages: 44 (3/21/2015 10:25 am)" but I don't see where these pages are. - Kol Tregaskes
Ignore me, it's worked. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Thanks you very much for this!! :-D - Kol Tregaskes
Micah can you please include a delete after backup function? so we can bypass the 10100 feed API limit and access our ancient feeds? :D - لرد فرهاد
Such a funny moment.
RT @nitashatiku: Do thought leaders dream when they sleep?
Only of the herd that follows them. - Jennifer Dittrich
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