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Stephen Mack
Hi FF! I'm back. Had a great time. Missed you all. I don't have my pictures uploaded yet, so in the meantime here's one Paul Buchheit posted to his Facebook timeline, of the immense sculpture "Embrace" burning on Friday morning.
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Don't worry, I'll just pull them down from icloud. - Todd Hoff
Paul's caption (https://www.facebook.com/photo...): Camilla: "It looks like they have a really intense headache" - Stephen Mack
That was me this morning. - Cristo
Todd and Cristo: :) - Stephen Mack
Stephan #TeamMarina
RT @mikeschinkel: "The Decline of Drupal, or How to Fix Drupal 8" http://mikeschinkel.com/blog...
RT @mikeschinkel: "The Decline of Drupal, or How to Fix Drupal 8" http://mikeschinkel.com/blog/the-decline-of-drupal-or-how-to-fix-drupal-8/
Contemplating switching to Wordpress and not D8. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
My company is an Acquia partner and the 18 months or so of Drupal I've had to endure makes me so glad I kicked up enough of a stink to get shunted back to the .Net team. - Mark H
holly #ravingfangirl
Oh hey, got a pic 'splored on Flickr again. It's been a while. :)
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
RT @jayrosen_nyu: A huge deal. Millions of historic images have been posted to Flickr http://blog.flickr.net/en... "No known copyright restrictions" on all of them.
RT @jayrosen_nyu: A huge deal. Millions of historic images have been posted to Flickr http://blog.flickr.net/en/2014/08/29/welcome-the-internet-archive-to-the-commons/ "No known copyright restrictions" on all of them.
Spidra Webster
Saw these photos passed around on Facebook without attribution. Used TinEye to dig up the origin. Some really great art/craft on this site. - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
I love that floor! - Jennifer Dittrich
Does the swirl go the other way in the Southern Hemisphere, though? ;-) - Spidra Webster
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
it's bittersweet being at work now. I'm working on projects I'm actually interested in (which hasn't been the case for awhile) and jazzed about, learning new software and feeling more engaged than I have for years, yet now it's all on a timer... it's just bizarre.
:( - Anne Bouey
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
ok. let's try to balance this initial dread and terror reaction with some helpful reminders, shall we?
I remain employed with full benefits through October 1st. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
I have access to enough money to cover 2 month's salary. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
I'm a long-time member of a professional association that has a job bank and gives me access to a wide network. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
I needed to update my resume anyhow. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Good positioning. Now all energy to that new job! - Eric
The volunteer work and professional networking I started this year has exposed me to opportunities here in Athens I didn't know existed. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
every so often it's helpful to find out who your real friends are, and this will be one of those times. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
I have an amazing support network of friends that have helped me through bad times in the past, so I have the moral support I'll need to make some tough decisions (provided I ask for it; that's on me). - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
I have a Master's degree and a broad range of fairly marketable skills. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
I paid off 2 credit cards so that chunk of cheddar can go elsewhere. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
job hunting expenses are tax deductible (ok, that one's a little lame, but whatever). - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
and you're cute as hell - MoTO: Team Marina
ha, B. thanks for the chuckle. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
since I finally got my taxes filed, some money will come back from the Fed even after paying what I owe the state and the tax preparer. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
I was on a roll for awhile keeping a reasonable expense budget, then I blew it with beering and dining, and now I can get back on it for better overall regardless. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
I've wanted/needed to get my 401k and IRA and other random accounts I've accumulated over the years organized for awhile and kept putting it off (b/c ugh) but now would be a good time to get my money house in order in general. I asked the tax guy about it and got a recommendation, so I have someone to call to help me get started sooner rather than later. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
my therapist will help me through this and will likely run a tab for me if I'm unable to pay for awhile as she's done in the past. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
I'll be 40 in March. I am a grown-ass woman. I can handle my business. Not wanting to deal and not being able to deal are two very different things. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Looks as if there are a few training-type openings at Maritz - I figured there would be, if you want to live in St. Louis. Are you a cat person? - Mary B: #TeamMonique
Thanks Mary. I'll take a look. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
You are also a bad mamajama. Don't forget that part. - Corinne L
ha, Corinne. thanks, doll. Ima try to remember that. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
rönin
Thousands Of Wasps Take Over The Spare Bedroom In UK Home - http://io9.com/thousan...
Thousands Of Wasps Take Over The Spare Bedroom In UK Home
A true professional. =) "Remarkably, Birkett says he was able to save the crocheted blanket under the nest." - rönin from Bookmarklet
Nope - Eric
Pretty crochet flowers draw wasps. - Janet
Omg - Rodfather
Nope - Steele Lawman
Halil
Scotney Castle - The earliest record from 1137 gives the owner of the estate as Lambert de Scoteni. Roger Ashburnham is credited with building the castle c.1378-80. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...
Scotney Castle - The earliest record from 1137 gives the owner of the estate as Lambert de Scoteni. Roger Ashburnham is credited with building the castle c.1378-80.
Scotney Castle - The earliest record from 1137 gives the owner of the estate as Lambert de Scoteni. Roger Ashburnham is credited with building the castle c.1378-80.
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The gardens, which are a celebrated example of the Picturesque style, are open to the public. The central feature is the ruins of a medieval, moated manor house, Scotney Old Castle, which is on an island on a small lake. The lake is surrounded by sloping, wooded gardens with fine collections of rhododendrons, azaleas and kalmia for spring colour, summer wisteria and roses, and spectacular autumn colour. - Halil from Bookmarklet
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Lady bartender owner friend just offered to hire me on for support staff on game days for $100 a night. So moved and humbled by people's generosity with this whole mess. Just, wow.
Also, another good timin rock n roll lifestyle connect for the win. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
That's what the hell I'm talking about! Yes! Me, I'm not surprised people want you on their team :-D - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
That's great. And definitely props to you for cultivating such a good network. - Spidra Webster
Right? I'm starting to think I don't even know what all is possible. I forget that how I perceive myself is often off the mark. I need to work on that. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Thanks for the compliment, Starmama. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Cheers to you, Spidra. You are a constant source of inspiration. Trust. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
get it cash or byebye EI - ابوتایغر ابوالشر
How we perceive ourselves might be the single most important denominator between success and failure. If you believe it you can achieve it. - Eric Logan
So true, Eric. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Michael W. May
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
going over my finances again today I realized I squirreled away a month's salary in a CD awhile back. praises be for all the advice I was given over the years to have an emergency fund, and bless you past self for heeding it.
Praise unto thee prior t-ra - Steve C Team Marina
also I sent the email to the fam I've been dreading, so that's done. fingers crossed they respect my request to not pepper me with questions I can't answer. nor raise their own DefCon level at me and freak me out even more. honestly, my family can be great in a crisis, but not in a Keep Calm kinda way. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
another positive: followed up with my musician friend's offer from the other night and he has already contacted the guy he had in mind and said he'd let me know when he hears back. so sweet of him to do. regardless of what comes of it, the gesture is incredibly heartwarming (even if it's because we made out that one night 20 years ago). - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Steve C Team Marina
Michael Sam sacks Johnny Manziel, and the world is a better place - LA Times - http://www.latimes.com/sports...
Michael Sam sacks Johnny Manziel, and the world is a better place - LA Times
"He tweeted: "Rams vs Browns tonight. If Michael Sam sacks Johnny Football & gives the money sign, drinks are on me. For everyone in the world. Forever." Guess what happened? Yep, Sam took down Johnny Manziel, not once but twice." ""Anyone know Sam's fave charity? So pumped he sacked JFF. If I can't perpetually intoxicate society, I can contribute to its betterment," he tweeted Saturday night. The next day Sam himself joined the Twitter conversation. "I heard there was a drink offer ... In lieu of that @SquareKnight the Boys & Girls Club of Greater STL could use help!" the Rams rookie tweeted. This time @SquareKnight was true to his word, donating a reported $500 to the charity. Nice move on both men's part to help a cause even more worthy than my parched throat. - Steve C Team Marina from Bookmarklet
Shevonne
Daughter Got Her Own Cellphone this Weekend http://wp.me/p4Sw3z-P
Daughter Got Her Own Cellphone this Weekend http://wp.me/p4Sw3z-P
I already gave her the rules. 1. No video streaming on the data plan 2. She better text or answer the phone right away 3. No downloading stuff on the data plan :D - Shevonne
"Mommy, I’m almost a black belt. I’ll be fine.”" <== lub that comments - Peter Dawson
Halil
This is a first in weather history, rain on a bank holiday! :o
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holly #ravingfangirl
Look what I finally found!!!!
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it seems appropriate that this posted sideways. ;) - holly #ravingfangirl
delish - Meg VMeg
meg! i also for the first time found Dogfish Head Festina Peche which I think you told me about eons ago. - holly #ravingfangirl
Yes! The opposite of this. - Meg VMeg
WOOOOOOT!!!!! - Mary Carmen
Stephen Mack
You know what triggers my latent OCD sometimes? The fact that September, October, November and December are not the 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th months.
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Image: Matinée de Septembre (or September Morn), a painting by the French artist Paul Émile Chabas (1869–1937). "Painted over three summers ending in 1912, it became famous when it provoked a scandal in the USA." Via http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki... - Stephen Mack from iPhone
"Ultimately, the painting would be labelled as kitsch by critics who thought it lacking in interesting artistic features: contrast, coordinated lines, and a worthy subject." Ouch! - Brian Johns
Sparky: Yeah, critics are mean! - Stephen Mack
And I have always liked this painting, kitschy or not. - Stephen Mack
But! Back to month names. - Stephen Mack
How do we fix this? Well, the easiest fix would be to remove the two months added latest, January and February. And then stick them at the end of the year. So we'd essentially shift every month down two spots. - Stephen Mack
But I actually think "May" is a terrible name for a month. If you buy that "June" is named after the Latin word "iuniores" (young men; juniors) and that May is named after the Latin word "maiores" (grown men; majors) then we have two months dedicated to young and old men. (Via http://www.pantheon.org/miscell... .) No one needs that. So we should remove those two, shift the rest up two, and then come up with two new month names for the 11th and 12th months. - Stephen Mack
I am therefore hereby calling for submissions for new month names. - Stephen Mack
(Note that "June" is typically described as being named after the goddess Juno. e.g.http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki...) - Stephen Mack
"Stupid Smarch weather." - Victor Ganata
We could always just go back to the old Roman calendar of 10 months plus 60 days of Winter (at least in the Northern Hemisphere). :D #WinterIsComing #decimalization #metricization - Victor Ganata
Thinking about this more, I think it would probably just be easier to rename September, October, November, and December to things that aren't numerical. Problem solved! - Victor Ganata
If 9=Septem, 10=Octo, 11=Novem, 12=Decem bothers you, can you imagine how people must've been really irritated by the fact that New Year's Day was March 25th? - Victor Ganata
Can you imagine if we still had a month called Sextilis? #iam12 - Victor Ganata
^ I think we need that month again. - Stephen Mack
Sextilis, nine months later, Natalis ;) - Pete : Team Marina
Or remove the vanity months of July and August, whose names were changed after January & February were added. - Cristo
nowadays we no longer need the calendar to know when to sow, I wonder how it could be a 400-days-long year, with ten months, each with four ten-days weeks, with three day of festivity per week - mario leone
Mario, why a 400 day year? Don't we still need it to be 365.3? Or do you want the seasons to shift? - Stephen Mack
I think we don't, seasons may shift, they would shift without the leap years - mario leone
But we have leap years just so the seasons don't shift! I'm all for decimalization, but I think a basic requirement of an annual calendar is that it should actually align to the period of time it takes the Earth to revolve around the sun. - Stephen Mack
Proposal: 10 "months", each with 6 weeks of 6 days, (so "month" = 36 days), with 5.3 days of 'bonus' time between the 'end' of a year and the 'start' of the next. Days are still 24 hours of course. 'Bonus' time may or may not be used as in the 'Purge' movies. :) - Ken Gidley
Metric time: 1 year = 10 months, 1 month = 10 weeks, 1 week = 10 days, 1 day = 10 hours, 1 hour = 100 minutes, 1 minute = 100 seconds, with seconds redefined appropriately :D Screw solstices, the moon, and sunrises and sunsets! - Victor Ganata
So THAT'S how The Purge got started! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
And that's the news on Quintidi, Fructidor the 5th, 221. - David Lounsbury from iPhone
Somewhat similar to Victor's proposal, but slightly different. The fixed time units are days and years, which correspond to the rotation of the Earth and its orbit around the Sun. I'll explain more in another post: http://friendfeed.com/cristob... - Cristo
I swear that I heard this conversation just the other day in the office. - NOT THE CRICKET
Micah
Ok... so I'm reading this http://friendfeed.com/micahwi... out loud to L. Stops me one sentence in... Her: "Whoa-whoa, you lost me already—'OKCuban'?" Me: "...... BwaHAHhaha."
Me: "Sorry. I'll explain..." - Micah
Micah
RT @tkingdoll: In lighter news, Reddit thread on "bad dates" yielded this brilliant story. http://twitpic.com/eampcp
RT @tkingdoll: In lighter news, Reddit thread on "bad dates" yielded this brilliant story. http://twitpic.com/eampcp
... - Alix May
Mike Nencetti
Beverly takes me to the dr today. http://t.co/yFDVN5VKJx
Beverly takes me to the dr today. http://t.co/yFDVN5VKJx
Her communication issues are tough. She has difficulty in constructing sentences. She's unable to email, or text, or use written communication. When people email her I have the challenge of replying for her, When people call her I have to explain she wants to talk, but will get stuck. She most likely will need full time care soon. New chemo drug tomorrow. I'm used to this. we are still doing well, I'll use FMLA if it comes to that. I can work some at home, people will be staying with her, we have a great support group with family friends and our church. Glioblastoma multiforme is called the monster. I am on many facebook groups. I see how it can destroy the caregivers. there is no cure because it is not one cancer. well, thats all I have. im doing ok. - Mike Nencetti
Holding her and you in prayer. - Jim: with more caffeine!
{{{Mike and Beverly}}} I'm glad you have a support system. - Anika
Thinking of you both and sending good thoughts. - Galadriel C.
*hugs* for you and Beverly. - vicster: full-bodied
Thanks everyone. - Mike Nencetti
Sorry, Mike. I can only imagine how difficult this is. - Stephan #TeamMarina
((hugs)) thank you for keeping us updated, Mike. Love and all good wishes to you both. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Much love to y'all. - L to tha B from Android
I can't imagine how tough this must be, and I applaud and am humbled that you both can find a smile. You are lovely people. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Steve C Team Marina
Two ancient Mayan cities found in Mexican jungle - http://news.msn.com/world...
Two ancient Mayan cities found in Mexican jungle
"MEXICO CITY, Aug 22 (Reuters) - Archaeologists have found two ancient Mayan cities hidden in the jungle of southeastern Mexico, and the lead researcher says he believes there are "dozens" more to be found in the region. Ivan Sprajc, associate professor at the Research Center of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, said his team found the ancient cities of Lagunita and Tamchen on the Yucatan peninsula in April by examining aerial photographs of the region. Sprajc said the two cities reached their heyday in the Late and Terminal Classic periods (600-1000 AD). At each site, researchers found palace-like buildings, pyramids and plazas. One of the pyramids is almost 20 meters (65 feet) high. They also found a facade featuring a monster-mouth doorway, which probably marked one of the main entrances to the center of the city. Photographs from the sites showed stone pyramids jutting out from beneath dense foliage." - Steve C Team Marina from Bookmarklet
I love that we can still discover ancient cities. - Stephen Mack
And lost tribes. - Todd Hoff
Very interesting, having recently visited Chichen Itza and Coba in the Yucatan. - Son of Groucho
eliokir
Starmama
Do I get a badge or something for the first time a racist gun nut blocks me?
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Kudos to Starmama! - Steve C Team Marina
That guy's feed is nuts. - Steele Lawman
Last night I learned that racists are absolutely obsessed with black people. They bring them up & into their conversations constantly. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
It's like they're scared if they stop talking about them, they'll stop seeing black people as less than human, and heaven forbid. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
This is what I have noticed about conservative talk radio, too. They spend almost all their time talking about how horrible the liberals are. - Steele Lawman
those horrible, filthy, sexy liberals... - Pete : Team Marina
Another thing I learned is that this particular subset of Americans are the only people left who still talk about ebonics o_O - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Micah
If you can, send t-ra a smile and thumbs up today. #itsGoingToBeOkTRA
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Ok now y'all gonna make me cry and I haven't yet. And I'm at the pub now so that would be muy embarrassing. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Also, thank you Micah. You're a good egg. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Well, such a time called for a group hug. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
No doubt. I'll take all the hugs I can get till this gets sorted. Virtual, IRL, whatever. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Maitani
Oldest metal object found to date in Middle East -- ScienceDaily - http://www.sciencedaily.com/release...
Oldest metal object found to date in Middle East -- ScienceDaily
"A copper awl, the oldest metal object found to date in the Middle East, was discovered during the excavations at Tel Tsaf, according to a recent study published by researchers from the Zinman Institute of Archaeology and the Department of archaeology at the University of Haifa , in conjunction with researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the German Archaeological Institute of Berlin. According to the study, which appeared in the journal PLoS ONE, the awl dates back to the late 6th millennium or the early 5th millennium BCE, moving back by several hundred years the date it was previously thought that the peoples of the region began to use metals." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
"Tel Tsaf, a Middle Chalcolithic village dated to about 5200-4600 BCE, is located near the Jordan River and the international border with Jordan. The site was first documented in the 1950s and excavations there began at the end of the 1970s. From the earliest digs nearly 40 years ago, this area, the most important archeological site in the region dated to this period, has been supplying... more... - Maitani
Halil
The list of Haringey’s buildings includes Hornsey Town Hall, the 639 centre, Hale Village, and Alexandra Palace. - Halil from Bookmarklet
Sepi ⌘ سپی
In home, the bathroom is our best-loved space. Most of time, it’s an area where we can fully relax and take out some time for oneself or maybe both J. Whether in luxury hotels, villas or dream chalet, discover our selection of the most stunning walk-in shower, bath… that, we hope will give you some ideas for your future home. - Sepi ⌘ سپی from Bookmarklet
I agree it's best-loved space :D - Ramona
Missi ... is my favorite room to design and relax both ... and after that is kitchen :-)) - Sepi ⌘ سپی
Absolutely :) - Ramona
exactly - John Arick
yes kitchen and bathroom! :) - Shirinooo
lris
My siblings and I earned our first DVD player (edit: actually VCR player) by digging dandelions out of our yard, five cents per root that measured an inch or longer. That remains one of my prouder accomplishments. #saturdayFF
In my middle age, I imagine my parents thinking "Oooh, we can get a DVD player AND a weeded yard." - lris
Damn. I only got a penny for weeding dandelions, but I got a dollar for ironing blouses. My mother had a wrinkle free wardrobe and a weedy yard. - laura x from iPhone
Aw man, I did ironing for free! - lris
Luckies! To get paid, I had to do things like paint creosote on the horse pastures' fences. - Katy S
Ironing for free as a child. One reason I wear (almost) entirely non-iron clothes as an adult. (The "almost" hasn't come into play for a year or more...) - Walt Crawford
I didn't have anything to spend money on, so I mostly did it out of boredom, I think, or a desire to get my mother's attention. I suspect she did it mostly to get me out of her hair, so it was kind of a zero sum there. - laura x from iPhone
My chores were based on a non-monetary reward system. Mostly donuts. - Meg VMeg
Aw man, I really missed out on rewards! The dandelions were the only chores that came with rewards for me. - lris
(I am also deeply curious about how early on you all got a DVD player--I had only a VCR until I was 30.) - laura x from iPhone
Good catch! This was a VCR player I'm remembering. - lris
50 cents for mowing the front yard, 70 cents for the side or back yard. Dandelions were considered a lost cause. - Deborah Fitchett
Anne Bouey
Guess who got married today!
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Jessie and Dominic got married this afternoon in Dallas! - Anne Bouey
Congratulations! <3 - Jennifer Dittrich
Congratulations! - mina_sydney from iPhone
Congratulations and Best Wishes to them. - Greg GuitarBuster
Huzzah! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
They have been in love across so much distance in both time and space marriage will be the easy part. - Steve C Team Marina from Android
Congratulations Jessie and Dominic! - Anika
Woo hoo! - Soup in a TARDIS
Congrats!! - Janet from FFHound!
Congrats! - John (bird whisperer)
Oh wow, congratulations! =) - rönin
Congratulations!! :) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Oh! Congratulations!!! <3<3 - vicster: full-bodied
Congratulations! - Big Joe Silence
Cheers! Felicidades to all! - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Congratulations! - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
congrats - WarLord
Congrats! - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Congrats! - Spidra Webster
I saw pictures of Dominic. That may be the happiest I've ever seen a man in my life. And he should be what a great family to join. - Steve C Team Marina
Congrats!! - Tamara J. B.
<3 congratulations <3 - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Congratulations to them! - joey
congrats!! - imabonehead
Congrats! :) - Eivind from Android
Congrats! - Mo Kargas
Congrats! - Rodfather from Android
Congratulations, Jessie! - Jenny H. from Android
Congratulations! - Son of Groucho
Congratulations!!! - Stanley Mathis
Congratulations!! - FireDragonll
Congratulations!!! - Alix May
Thank you everyone for all the best wishes on our wedding! Dominic and I really enjoyed the ceremony and look forward to sharing a long and happy life together. Beginning, of course, with the immigration paperwork. - Jessie
Mike Nencetti
Dinner with my lovely wife at Casa Grande. http://t.co/CEYLsLrfbk
Dinner with my lovely wife at Casa Grande. http://t.co/CEYLsLrfbk
Her issues are fatigue, balance and communication (aphasia). But she is still her joyful self. - Mike Nencetti
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