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Steven Perez
Good morning, FriendFeed, - http://bunnzies.tumblr.com/post...
Good morning, FriendFeed,
It's Friday, so I'm going to pretend that there's snow on the ground. :) - Steven Perez from Bookmarklet
Don't joke about that, it will be there soon enough. :) - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Good morning, Stephan. I never joke about snow. :) - Steven Perez
Good morning. - John (bird whisperer)
Good morning. - AJ Batac
Good morning, Bunneh. :) - Anne Bouey
Good morning, Bunneh! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Good morning, John. :) - Steven Perez
Good morning, AJ. :) - Steven Perez
Good morning, Anne. :) - Steven Perez
Good morning, pretty Tam Tam. :) - Steven Perez
Hi snow bunneh!! - Xabaras (G.O.) from FFHound!
Good morning, Xabaras. :) - Steven Perez
Ciao Torahz :D aehm e gh - LilaLaMarea from Android
Good morning, Lila. :) - Steven Perez
Good morning, Torahz. :) - Steven Perez
Ops, chiedo venia: good morning :) a tutti tutti - LilaLaMarea from Android
you be silly Mr. B - Just Val
Hey, Val. :) - Steven Perez
God ettermiddag :) - Eivind
Good afternoon, Eivind. :) - Steven Perez
Laura Norvig
I've been on jury duty all week. What an ordeal.
Gives a different meaning to trial by jury, eh? Well, thank you for doing your civic duty (I say in all seriousness). - Spidra Webster
You're welcome. It does make one grateful for due process and all that. - Laura Norvig from iPhone
Done now, Laura, or still more to go? - Stephen Mack
+1 on the thank you. I was on a week-long sequestered murder trial in the '90s. It was annoying, but I really learned how necessary the jury was to the justice process. - David Lounsbury
Done. Hung jury. Weird how, in the age of the internet, I was able to go look up the defendant after the fact and, uh, wish we would have sent his ass to jail. But that is the kind of bias we were all working against. They may re-try the case - I didn't find out if it was that or a mistrial. - Laura Norvig
Steven Perez
lris
Some Amazon boxes are more like Christmas than others. This one contained paper towels and kitty litter.
ours contained new sheets and an HD antenna. plus lots of vitamins & supplements. and a gignormous cat toy came with it, free! - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
But isn't home delivery of cat litter wonderful? I wish our dry cat food also came from Amazon - Hedgehog
I got one with diapers and wipes and one with a CD. So it was sort of 50/50 around here today. - laura x from BuddyFeed
The last one was Christmas! I'd totally spaced that I'd stuck a bottle of real maple syrup in the order. Was totally confused, since I could feel it rolling around a bit. Damn, that stuff's yummy. - Kirsten
Oh that reminds me I wanted to order cat litter from Amazon - FLEMING from Android
rönin
The world's smallest violin: scientist uses proteins to create a new musical instrument | The Verge - http://www.theverge.com/2013...
The world's smallest violin: scientist uses proteins to create a new musical instrument | The Verge
"If proteins could talk, what would they say? Josiah Zayner still doesn't know — but he does have a sense of what they'd want to sing. That's because Zayner has developed a new musical instrument that relies on infinitesimally small plant proteins to produce melodies. Zayner, who recently completed a PhD in biophysics at the University of Chicago, has long been interested in merging biology with electronic interfaces. The driving force behind his instrument, called the chromochord, was a desire to harness "these incredible proteins that power our lives every single day, but that nobody can see and that nobody really thinks about," he says. "I want people to experience those somehow."" - rönin from Bookmarklet
Ken Morley
Family ditches computers, lives like it's 1986 - http://www.cbc.ca/news...
Family ditches computers, lives like it's 1986
"Blair McMillan and Morgan Patey are playing an elaborate game of make-believe, living like it's 1986 for almost a year so their young sons will know what it's like to live a 'normal' life, without technology" - Ken Morley from Bookmarklet
His haircut is definitely 1986. - Akiva
1st thought: "What does a computer have to do with their fashion choices?" Oh. I get it now. - Anika
...only in Canada !! - Peter Dawson
Hey! Mullets keep our necks warm! - Ken Morley
I liked this, but I think it's a stupid project. 1986 was normal back in 1986. This is the new normal, and if you think it's about your kids not getting enough physical play, I think you can do that without a draconian no-2013-era-technology edict. - Andrew C (✔)
I kind of agree Andrew. What are they going to do when the year is over? - Shevonne
Are they going to call distant friends and family less, to simulate the high cost of long distance calling back in the day? The modern world, IMO, is a tradeoff. We might be less connected to people who are physically here with us, but the value of being more connected with distant friends is a big positive too. Let's not act like we /only/ lost something; we also gained something. - Andrew C (✔)
It's all about balance. I teach Sophie that paying her Wii is fine but playing with ladybugs outside is also fun. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
There were personal computers in 1986 though. - Morton Fox
Oh, I've done this. In 1986. Except for the Apple ][+. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
They should go further back, to before "inside" was even invented. That would teach the small boys a lesson! - Eivind
I had a Commodore VIC 20 in 1986. - Melly - #TeamMarina
Also, how easy it is to get a 2 and 5 year old to give up technology. If the kids were older, then I'd be more impressed. However, it is kind of cool that they did this. - Shevonne
Rahsheen
This was me when the JW's interrupted my workout today... http://fb.me/2lUCfqcas
This was me when the JW's interrupted my workout today... http://fb.me/2lUCfqcas
Steven Perez
Photo: songofthebroken: Best John Barrowman quote I know http://tmblr.co/ZoqvbyuHjEJ9
Photo: songofthebroken: Best John Barrowman quote I know http://tmblr.co/ZoqvbyuHjEJ9
Andrew C (✔)
We have now reached the portion of the evening where wearing ice packs is acceptable. #LAheatwave
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Oh, now I remember why I don't have Helvetica. I don't know which one to install... http://t.co/nZ1hhF8vI2
Oh, now I remember why I don't have Helvetica. I don't know which one to install... http://t.co/nZ1hhF8vI2
comic sans, duh - chaz2b
chaz, go sit in the corner and think about what you've done. - Hot Bubba. 114F Hot.
Ah, bliss. Helvetica and Helvetica Neue are installed by default for me. [stares blissfully into a blissfully blissful blue sky of blissful bliss] - Akiva
How's that loneliness working out for you there, Akiva? - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
^^^ LOL - Marie
I suspect Helvetica is a rare treat for Akiva after so many hours of monospace fonts. Let's not deny him his dessert. - Tinfoil 2.0
Helvetica Neue *is* a treat. Ok, fine. :) - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Mike Nencetti
You are now carrying my child - FFundercat #MOW
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Almost a 1 year anniversary for this #MOW - Mike Nencetti
As expected this FF post shot to the top of Google images when I searched on my name. it has since dropped off. - Mike Nencetti
Only lasts a moment. - Josh Haley
That sounds nasty, Mike. I hear surgery can do wonders these days. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
I got better. - Mike Nencetti from Android
I still can't get this image or link to show up when I google my name. it used to. - Mike Nencetti
Bump - Mike Nencetti
Good to see FriendFeed back up. - Mike Nencetti
Good to see FF back up, again. - Mike Nencetti
Still here. - Mike Nencetti
Still like. - Lisa L. Seifert from Android
3.5 years and still here. nice. :) - Mike Nencetti
troublesome todler? - chaz2b
Johnny
Out for a daddy-daughter day. I'm saddened at the "Oh, visitation day" looks I keep getting. Even if it was, hey, I'm handling my business.
people love to judge. you know what's important, tho. *fistbump* - Big Joe Silence
Screw all those people. - Brian Johns
How do you know that was the type of look? My guess is it's "damn I wish my kid was as cute as that" look - Mo Kargas
Mo, I have more divorced dad friends and family than non-divorced dads. The look is a mixture of knowing, pity and moral superiority. - Johnny from iPhone
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Im going to start crowd sourcing myself a boyfriend. Musts: bearded, smart/techy, geek, compassionate, tall, strong, piercing eyes... #woozy
How tall is tall? - Stephen Mack
Can you do a Kickstarter for that? - John (bird whisperer)
No beard. :( - NOT THE CRICKET
Stephen, oh, say over 5'7"? I'm 5'5" so it's not hard to be taller than me. John, ha! I'll get all sorts of crazies that way. Jimminy aren't you a little young for me? #cougarish Haha! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
If you say so. ;) - NOT THE CRICKET
And is a goatee sufficiently bearded? (I'm asking for a friend.) - Stephen Mack
Lessee: yes, yes, yes, I'd like to think so, 6', yes, very... so where do I send my CV? :-) - Steven Perez from Android
Wow, I fill most of those.... Is old and married a deal-killer? - Ken Morley
Aw. Nope, yes, yes, sometimes, nope, nope, ... and probably nope. 2.5 out of 7! - Andrew C (✔)
Jimminy, I know you ain't over 32. *bitchlips* Stephen, it's acceptable. FOR NOW. ;) Steven, send via a sonnet. :D Ken, married? GTFO. Andrew, hahaaa! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
I think you might be on to something here, Z. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
^I'm saying! *fist bump* - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
yep, -ish, -ish, yep, -ish, yep, yep... soo... yep-ish ;) - Brent Schaus
HEY BRENT. HEEEEEEEY. :D - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
*imagines a sequel to Weird Science. ;-) - DJ Stevie Steve from Android
Andrew C (✔)
If there's a dustbin of history, who are the janitors of history? And what kind of benefits plan do they have?
Sometimes, we need the hazmat crew of history. - Morton Fox
I think the dustbin is a lie. Time is a hoarder. All sorts of historical detritus is overflowing through its halls, rotting and giving off foul odors. Faulkner meant it when he said the past isn't dead, it isn't even past yet. - Victor Ganata
If the past isn't dead, but it's giving off foul odors, I guess the past has bad hygiene. - John (bird whisperer)
Yep, parts of the past are quite gangrenous indeed. - Victor Ganata
So... cleansing fire, right? - Andrew C (✔) from Android
The past is a foreign country, and the smells are just unfamiliar to you. - Eivind
nah, i think it's the FUTURE that's a foreign country and the smells are just unfamiliar to us. the past is just a rotting carcass that won't stop trying to pretend that it's still alive. shambling horrors. - Big Joe Silence
LB: #TeamYou
RAIN! SOOPRIZE! Not.
It just won't stop. Someone with a sense of humor posted this on the Oconee Co. Sherriff's office page. BOLO (be on the lookout for) a large wooden ark said to be occupied by two animals of every kind. Ark is piloted by a man named Noah who may be releasing doves. The ark was last seen heading in the direction of Mount Ararat. Any contact either hop aboard or follow to high ground. - Eric Logan
Nice. :) - LB: #TeamYou from Android
I heard about this too. I would think it was funny if I weren't so rain traumatized already. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
It has been raining all day here. One time I was glad to work in a building without windows. - Janet
Mary Carmen
It's not my favorite place to eat because of the noise level, but Red Robin makes a damn good burger. Plus they are big enough to make two meals out of!
The shakes are decent, too. - Katy S
I know. So sad that I can no longer have red meat! :-( - Jenny from Android
I've never been able to make two meals out of a Red Robin burger. - Morton Fox
Neither have I. I also prefer to sit in the bar away from the kiddies, and I generally like kiddies. - Katie
I have a long-standing love affair with their turkey burger (with bacon!) and fries. And yeah, totally a two-meal burger. - Hookuh Tinypants
i miss their sour cream ranch though :( - holly #ravingfangirl
My appetite has been severely suppressed since getting pregnant. - Mary Carmen
Mary Carmen
Zimmerman verdict any moment now.....maybe.....
The jury wants to adjourn and would like to begin at 9am tomorrow. - Mary Carmen
So wait, they're going to release the verdict at 9am on a Saturday? If this isn't "guilty" there's going to be some serious rioting going on. - Steve and 4 other people
Steven Perez
Beef pepper steak. And now I can't move. (@ Beijings Chinese Cuisine) http://4sq.com/136vQx2
Beef pepper steak. And now I can't move. (@ Beijings Chinese Cuisine) http://4sq.com/136vQx2
Stephan #TeamMarina
Sarah (10mo) tried to get my attention by saying "dada" and signing "dad".
Can't believe we're at that stage already. Time flies. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Eric
If you want the job, proofread your resume!
Micah
Golden View Friendfeed Image Zoom — Chrome Web Store Release v1.0 — https://chrome.google.com/webstor...
Golden View Friendfeed Image Zoom - Chrome Web Store.png
Same basic idea as friendfeed_image_zoom http://friendfeed.com/fftools... userscript, but with a few compatibility improvements and all the Chrome Web Store auto-update goodness. For Chrome users, it's recommended to uninstall yesterday's friendfeed_image_zoom userscript and install this one (however, nothing breaks if both are installed at the same time). - Micah
It works! - John (bird whisperer)
John, Eeeexcelent. - Micah
Grazie! :) - MisterQ
You're welcome, MisterQ, thanks for stopping by. - Micah
Woot! Thanks for this! =) - rönin
Thank you, MICHAH. - Jenny H.
thank you ♥ - Lucretia, my reflection ൠ
grazie :) - strega
grazie :) - Minciaroni™
@Sir. Piplos lo trovi qui http://friendfeed.com/fftools... Greasemonkey, cmq) - cecca
in alternativa se non vuoi installare greasemonkey c'è questa: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US... - Angelo
Thanks! :) - *Chiara*
<3 - Batchiara
will this also work in Comodo Dragon? - Halil
I'm a little confused now as to what to install and how, I use Google Chrome, Comodo Dragon which is based on Chrome's open source, and firefox, as sometimes always run in to bugs so hate relying on 1 browser these days. Do I install both fixes? - Halil
I believe Comodo Dragon is compatible with scripts written for Google Chrome. If you can't install from the Google Chrome Web Store use the friendfeed_image_zoom version which works on both Firefox (with Greasemoney add-on) and Chrome-based browsers. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Hmmm, the Golden View add-on isn't working properly for me in Chrome 18. :( It opens a new tab with the FF Search menu.) - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
Oh, never mind. My "HTTPS Everywhere" seems to interfere with the script. Hmmm. - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
That could interfere, yes. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
♥ - TaS
grazie - Robbè
Tas, Robbe, you're welcome! - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Thanks! - In do
*bump!* - Stephen Mack
Outstanding! Thank You very much for this. - Stefano.
Glad it helps, Stephano, Indomabile. :) - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Micah, sorry to ask again, but still confused, in firefox how exactly do i check for updates, you said i need to install it manually, but will i be prompted when an update is available? - Halil
Easiest is just install again right now (it installs over-top). I'll make an announcement post when I do future upgrades. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
:) - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
PEOPLE OF FRIENDFEED, I IMPLORE YOU IN ALL CAPS: *Install* *this* *script* - Stephen Mack
Sorry. That would require me to switch browsers. I'll just stick with not opening pix. - Hookuh Tinypants
Firefox would be great, as not a fan of chrome. I seem to remember way back when on FF that when you clicked on a photo it came up, without all this preview nonsense, what happened? Despite Facebook's failings when you post something it links the text and descriptor of article neater, I'm pretty sure FF did this originally. For example a Youtube video would link with the text of the file instead of having to manually doing it... - Jason
The brain surgeons still fumbling with keeping FF alive made a brilliant alteration to the programming to change the way photos open (you're right, they used to just open in your browser, like a normal friggin' website). Because we haven't suffered enough indignities on this site. - Hookuh Tinypants
Jason, I made a Firefox version too (see first comment for link). - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Thanks, Micah have downloaded the Zip file. - Jason
Hookah, you reckon Facebook done this on purpose? - Jason
Not sure what you mean. They purposely made the change, claiming it was a security thing. Beyond that, I don't know if they have any other intentions behind their actions. - Hookuh Tinypants
Jason, the change was intentional - Ben Golub who still admins Friendfeed stated it was for security concerns. The technique in my script is safer than restoring the original behaviour, but brings back the convenience. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
It seems strange, that is all. But at least the site is still alive..http://www.youtube.com/watch... - Jason
It's ok. They can make all the changes they want. We've got Micah. I think we win. :D - Hookuh Tinypants
Micah FTW :-), I'm I doing something wrong, I downloaded the zip file and then I extracted it but there seems no change.. - Jason
Jason, you'll need to install the Greasemonkey Firefox add-on first: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US... - then click https://raw.github.com/wittman... to install my friendfeed_image_zoom extension. - Micah
Thanks Micah, that's great! - Jason
You're most welcome. :) - Micah
We should all buy FF - Jason
And bumping this one too. - Stephen Mack
*BUMP* for Adrian - Micah from Android
Very useful! - Son of Groucho
*INSTALLED* Bitchen dude! EDIT: Why'd they change that in the first place? Very strange. - Adrian
Bump! (I have a new laptop and needed this.) - Stephen Mack
NEW UPDATE: 1.14 - Resolved http/https protocol issue, causing Golden View Friendfeed Image Zoom to break, if HTTPS Everywhere (https://chrome.google.com/webstor... ) extension is running. - Micah
Yessssssssssssssssss. - Akiva
Rad - Mark Trapp
SUCK IT, NSA. - Micah
(and by suck it, I mean have a nice day, good sirs) - Micah
:) - MisterQ
many thanks for the update! i was really annoyed before! - Armin
I used Friendfeed Download Blocker but now it doesn't work anymore, so I switched to your extension and it works perfectly! Thanks! - astridula
Eric
Microsoft to shut down TechNet subscription service | ZDNet http://www.zdnet.com/microso...
Microsoft to shut down TechNet subscription service | ZDNet http://www.zdnet.com/microsoft-to-shut-down-technet-subscription-service-7000017541/
GAH! I was just about to get a sub as I'm going back into tech. I might do a year before they shut it down next month. - Hot Bubba. 114F Hot.
Not a good idea. This is one thing that allowed techs to get more familiar with the software to be able to support it. Its not going to help them in the long run. Not everyone has full free 90 days to become fully familiar with the software or have to resign up with a different email to get another 90 days to test out a build for a project. Now I'll have to include test OS licenses costs for any client that wants MS systems. - Me
Oh boo. I will miss this most definitely. As someone who never abused the system, I've always wondered when those who do would mess it up for the rest of us. - Hookuh Tinypants
Agreed. - Eric from iPhone
Andrew C (✔)
LCD monitors don't have a degauss button.
One of the advantages of not using an electron gun to excite atoms to emit photons? - Victor Ganata
I miss it, actually. - Andrew C (✔)
The move from CRTs to LCDs made a big difference in the health of my eyes and sinuses, to be honest. I don't miss CRTs at all. - Victor Ganata
Sinuses? - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Yup, sitting in front of a CRT would dry *everything* out. - Victor Ganata
Some days, the degauss button was all that kept me going. - Meg VMeg
Hey, there's a $1 app for iOS to "degauss" the screen. - Andrew C (✔)
I always wondered if you could cause significant harm to anyone if you took the electron gun out of the casing and tried to shoot people with it, but then I realized that it doesn't really do much if you're not inside a vacuum except arc and short out. - Victor Ganata
BZZZZ!! *wiggle* - Big Joe Silence
On the other hand, I wonder if an electron gun would work as a space weapon…. - Victor Ganata
Now I want a degauss app! - Vezquex
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
oh joy {eats} snobar in west hollywood... - Oh Joy! - http://ohjoy.blogs.com/my_webl...
oh joy {eats} snobar in west hollywood... - Oh Joy!
oh joy {eats} snobar in west hollywood... - Oh Joy!
"I'm a sucker for frozen treats, so when I heard about SnoBar in West Hollywood—described as a mixture between shaved ice and ice cream—I had to have some. The paper thin layers make for a really fun texture to eat." - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Bookmarklet
Sounds tasty! - Tamara J. B.
Yup, I definitely want to try this! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
They have a couple of these places out east ( http://friendfeed.com/foods... ), but W Hollywood sounds way closer to me. - Andrew C (✔)
This is the new food trend, right? I've noticed over the past year, a lot more places have added shaved ice cream to their menus. - Anika
NOT IN CHICAGO! *cries* - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
*Nelson laughs* - Anika
^That made me laugh. XD - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Yay. I'm totally like sunshine on a cloudy day and junk. - Anika
Maybe it's like the tornado potato: new equipment slowly becoming more mainstream. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
The tornado potato what?! MAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN, I miss out on ALL the good stuff! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Haha! I forgot I had seen that, it already had a like from me. :D - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
And they're closed as of a year ago this month: "unfortunately we have closed our west hollywood store front...currently looking for new retail space and going mobile #foodtruck" - https://twitter.com/snobarL... There's Blockheads Shavery, which is even closer to me now though. - Andrew C (✔)
Thomas Hawk
10 Reasons Why You Should Sign Up for FriendFeed - http://thomashawk.com/2009...
10 Reasons Why You Should Sign Up for FriendFeed
I wish there was a AIR client for FF though. - barl0w
Twhirl works well for FF and it's an AIR client. - Bob M. Montgomery from twhirl
Great article. I want to learn more about the dumping the RSS feeder part. You should share some tips with that. Good stuff. - Amani
Love seeing FF through the eyes of someone who's not a traditional techie =) - FFing Enigma
Thanks Bob! - barl0w
A big part of why I wrote this post and have it running in my number one photo spot on Flickr right now is because I want more of my photography friends to sign up for the service. I *love* seeing photos here on FriendFeed and there are so many talented photographers who are not here yet who need to be. If we can get more of them to sign up, you guys will love their work. Of course there are many great photographers already on here but still a lot more who could join. - Thomas Hawk
I had to re-share this with all my FB friends. :) - Kelly W.
Still trying to figure out this whole friendfeed experience. I've had the account for a while and see lots of my twitter friends posting via ff - Demetri Mouratis
great piece! - mashable
Hi Demetri =) Different people use FF different ways because they want to get different things out of it. What are you hoping to get out of it? - FFing Enigma
Thanks for the tip. I had FF but really never 'got' what it was for. This helped! - Molly Nichelson from twhirl
Nice post Thomas. - Paul Wade
TH - for those photographers that are not on here, I put their flickr id into my Flickr Imaginary friend and see their images that way. However, it would be nice to get more photographers on here with their reader shares and such... - Justin Korn
This is definitely the best "Why Friendfeed" post I've seen. - Nick in Manila
Justin, agreed. I have a bunch of imaginary friend accounts for Flickr/Zooomr users as well. But it is nicer when they actually have accounts here, their work can be liked and commented to the larger FF community, etc. It seems like a few new people signed up today based on this post so I'm happy for that. Thanks Nick! - Thomas Hawk
I have AlertThingy FriendFeed Edition as well as AlertThingy v2 - Outsanity
Well said, Thomas. :) - Josh Haley
Nice list of reasons, all well thought out. While I'm at it, I wanted to tell you that I really like your new blog design too. - Karoli
Do most folks use FF in Standard or Real-time view mode? - Scott Loftesness
Only ever real-time.. it sits nicely on the second monitor as a Chrome App. - Greg Gannicott
Realtime here... - Chris Gulker
Did you just reformatted your post, Thomas? It a lot easier to scan through now. - Alan Le
Alan, a lot of times I post first and edit later. I probably shouldn't do that, but yeah, after posting I broke up some of the paragraphs better, bolded a few things etc., to make it easier to read. - Thomas Hawk
That's great. Make sure to check out Windows Live Writer for formatting blog posts if you haven't already yet. By the way, I love the new blog design. It's much better than when I helped you with the html way back. http://thomashawk.com/2006... - Alan Le
Y'know... I must've spent two months randomly Tweeting things like "Will someone PLEASE explain to me why I should be using FriendFeed?" ... And then two days ago I start using my account (I'd had one for a while)... and NOW someone finally makes a post outlining why I should be here. You're two days late, Mr. Hawk, two days late. :P - Lou
actually, there's no search for Russian word forms on Frf. For me that looks as if there's no search at all - orie
hmmm.. I didn't know that orie. It seems like there is a lot of international users on FF, that's surprising to me. - Thomas Hawk
I've been trying to make sense of FF for months now, but every time I come away confused. As it is I feel like I'm drowning under all the social networking sites available. I use Twitter, Plurk and Facebook the most, and I use Ping.fm so I only have to post status updates once. How can I integrate FF into this without making things even more confusing? - Chris Taylor
oooh! I found the zooomr version of this post with no formatting and I whined somewhere else in my FF feed. This one with all the formatting is better :D - Tamar Weinberg
I really liked how you did a post on Flicker - MaryAnn Chick Whiteside
All good reasons but #10 is my #1 reason :) - Mark Krynsky
Mark - agreed. Also, Thomas ... very nice blog. I like. - Amani
@Tamar, the unformated text was a problem on the Zooomr image. Kristopher's fixed that bug now so text in descriptions on Zooomr photos should format correctly now. - Thomas Hawk
I wasn't using FF, but signed up after your post. Now let's see if it is really so useful ;-) - Marcel Körner
@Marcel also take into consideration who you are subscribed to. Aside from maybe four on your current sub list, they are not very active at all on FF. This will affect your experience here. - Carlos Ayala
Didn't know there was a "Porn" room on FF (see screenshot)... - David Young
how did you see that they are not active on FF? - Marcel Körner
David, the "porn" room on FriendFeed isn't all that active actually. I'm not really interested in porn per se, just thought it was a good group name to claim in the great FriendFeed land group name grab of 2008. - Thomas Hawk
@Marcel by their numbers, and the fact that i know most of them and can tell you first hand that they are not. (if you hover over people's names you will see their numbers) - Carlos Ayala
still hard to beat 5 years on for speed - Thomas Power
So true Thomas: people still can't as a majority read dynamic feeds. - Zu from AOD
it gives you an easy key to the way back machine - chaz2b
LB: #TeamYou
Things that bother me (you) for no good reason. Go!
When people type their email message into the subject line and leave the text box blank. - LB: #TeamYou
Miss Piggy. I hate her more than I hate some real, actual people. - Jed rocks the party.
People who refer to celebrities by their first name only. - Soup in a TARDIS
People who stand at a pelican crossing and don't press the button! - Halil
The guy in my office that always wears a fanny pack and always runs everywhere he's going. He's the only grown up I know of that consistently runs every single distance he has to cover on foot during a day. - Eivind
Secretaries who refuse to do secretarial work. - Jenica
Students who apparently think it's ok to block stairs or hallways. ("You're giving ME the stinkeye?") - John Dupuis
people in general - chaz2b
emails with specific words in bold - Kathy
When people go to google, and search for cnn.com (or whatever simple URL) to go to the site instead of putting in the URL in the address bar. - Joe
pineapple on pizza. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
People who correct me with the wrong information. - Anne Graham
So, when I'm walking toward a door and someone else is coming toward it from the other side and they see me and STOP to wait for me to open the door first. - ellbeecee
Laura, I especially love that when I'm pushing a cart full of stuff & students shove through the open doors before me. - Anne Graham
When people walk into a store and stop. I know they are getting their bearings but could the step to one side to do it? Sheesh. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Hearing people chew. - Rachel Walden
Along with Rachel's comment: People who chew with their mouths open. - Friar Will
I have tried to think of something, but the things that bother me do so for very good reasons. - Ha3rvey (on hiatus)
Me too, Harvey. Most recently, it's been people who stand in a sidewalk curb cut on a corner and when I'm coming with a stroller and they won't move aside for me to use the curb cut. - Rochelle
On the bus - people who use speakerphone or talk loudly (phone or otherwise), people who are listening to music loudly enough that I can hear it *at all.* - Rachel Walden
People. - Anika
I suppose I could mention items from my list of things that bother me for good reason, but I'd hate to take over this thread. The ironic thing is, one of the items is, "people who take over your thread with their BS." Another one that applies is, "people who complain all the time." - Ha3rvey (on hiatus)
Grown women who call themselves "mommy" (to other adults, like on Facebook profiles - "mommy of blah blah..."). - Rachel Walden
When someone walks into the path of the pram I am pushing then expects me to move out of their way. - Melly - #TeamMarina
Shannon, and when people step off the escalator and stop. Hello, I'm behind you, and I will get sucked into the escalator vortex if you don't move out of the way! - Melly - #TeamMarina
Joe Buck. - Marie
people who make noise when they eat. - Laura Norvig
Oh, and when they say "became a mommy for the 2nd/3rd.whatever time." Uh, did you become an unmommy at some point in between? - Rachel Walden
Walkers that don't have pre-installed tennis balls. - Rodfather
When I deliberately skip an aisle in the supermarket because it's too busy, push my trolley down the one after it, and it's just as busy. And when someone is at the part of the shelf that I want to look at RIGHT NOW. - Melly - #TeamMarina
People with luggage on wheels with the extended handle who don't realize the luggage takes up space behind them and will stop at the top of the escalator, extend the handle, and THEN walk away with the luggage still at the to of the escalator 5 seconds behind them during rush hour at the train station. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
so much about other drivers! not using turn signals. guardians of the speed. people who drive in my blind spot. drivers who go below the speed limit. cars that stop at all rail crossings... - RudĩϐЯaЯïan from YouFeed
People that tell other people they look tired. I don't care if my eye bags are the size of a scrotal sac....don't infer I look like hell. It is like telling someone they have stinky breath, pits, feet. - Janet from FFHound!
Unsharpened pencils out in pencil cups. - LB: #TeamYou
Traffic. - Steven Perez
tourists. - Lnorigb
Janet, related is people who tell pregnant people that they are huge. "OMG look how big you are!" - Rochelle
+ Jenica - 100% - If you don't want to do that work, get a different job. I see that a lot, 'but ummmm aren't you the secretary?' - Jason
@Anika. - yup. - Jason
- people that don't walk the last few steps up/off the escalator (along with not standing on the right/walking on the left) and people that stop right after they get off the escalator. - people that walk across the sidewalk when in a group - I CAN'T GO AROUND YOU. people that talk to you at any time / try to make small chat for whatever reason (they want money, or are crazy - is what I... more... - Jason
people that ask me if it hurts. (yes they are needles, tattoos hurt/piercings hurt) - I get that I look different and I chose to modify my body, but please shut up. *see people talking to me. *oh, also when they ask me how I blow my nose - A: with a tissue - Jason
people who call me / address me in email by my last name... even people I have worked for/with for YEARS. I get that I have two first name, but it's obvious what my name is. pay attention. - Jason
Your name is Scott Jason Morton, right? ;) - LB: #TeamYou
@LB ^ that. - Jason
oh, in tv shows and movies where two characters talk/whisper to each other like the person next to them CAN'T HEAR them. This happens all the time. ugh. - Jason
*bump* - LB: #TeamYou
When I write my name on a form and the person copying/inputting it stills spells it wrong. - Melly - #TeamMarina
Andrew C (✔)
Argh! Monoprice said they shipped my monitor last night, but the delivery company said they only got the records, not the physical item. This was not reflected in the online tracking, which just said "out for delivery" or something. Hopefully will deliver tomorrow.
at least I learned when I called the delivery company that their delivery window is between 8 am and 4 pm. - Andrew C (✔)
... update: still not picked up from Monoprice. Norco (the delivery company) is pretty on the ball, with a lot of tracking, so they have the evidence that they never received it. I contacted Monoprice; they'll investigate for two days and then send a 'replacement' (odd choice of words, but eh). - Andrew C (✔)
Good thing I didn't try to get rid of my current monitor on Craigslist yet. - Andrew C (✔)
Step right up and hear me tell the tale of the 'overnight' delivery that took a week and counting. - Andrew C (✔)
Finally got it! Bad news: the panel is loose inside the monitor. Hasn't completely fallen out yet, but I think I'm going to try to get a replacement. - Andrew C (✔)
I guess overall I'm glad if I had to have fit and finish problems I'm happier having ordered from an American company than an eBay seller. - Andrew C (✔)
BTW, it seems like Monoprice's reply emails always go out right around 4 pm Pacific time, whether it's follow up to a chat hours before that or an email sent the day before. They always seem to wait till 4 pm. - Andrew C (✔)
New monitor is here! It's pretty darn big (27"). But actually no heavier than my old 20" monitor, because my old one had CCFL backlighting instead of LED. Unfortunately, the DVI cable is short, so I've got it backed up on my desk until a new cable arrives. - Andrew C (✔)
LB: #TeamYou
^ Country as a turnip green.
*sings along* - Soup in a TARDIS
*dances with Soup* - LB: #TeamYou
*dips!* - Soup in a TARDIS
*chases LB with a fork & hot sauce* - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
*ladles pot for the fatback* - MoTO: Team Marina from Android
*has plenty of back fat* Wait, what? - LB: #TeamYou
Does anyone doubt why I luh this woman so? - MoTO: Team Marina from Android
*dances with Bee* - LB: #TeamYou
*bump* Listening to this again. - LB: #TeamYou
rönin
A bobcat and its bobkitten. - Imgur - http://imgur.com/gallery...
A bobcat and its bobkitten. - Imgur
That's pretty cute. - Brian Johns
The comments on the photo rock. "I would try to pet them both and not regret a thing during my road to recovery." - Hookuh Tinypants
Eric
Working on it. - Steven Perez
Muther-effing rain! - Eric
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