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Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
I need to find out who our HR people are in this office.
Uh-oh. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Yep. It's bad. People fitting to get themselves fired. For what? Because we're asking questions? Oh no ma'am. You don't get to have an attitude with me. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
And the thing is I don't think HR knows about this person's poor treatment of her colleagues. I'm going one level up to discuss with the warning that I was going to go to HR directly but wanted to let him know first. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Geez. Sounds horrible. Good luck, Zu. - Stephen Mack
Thanks, Stephen. I'll need it. :) - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Hopefully you'll get somewhere. In our company, HR doesn't really stand for anything. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
To provide an update: I still haven't been able to meet with the next higher up because he's always in meetings. I'm not sticking around until after EOD to talk about this. I'm thinking I just go to HR directly. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Talked to her superior. He will take care of it without mentioning me at all. So we'll see if that has any affect. Otherwise I'll gather a posse to talk to HR about it because I don't want to be the only one pointing a finger. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Stephan Planken
In my head I did a happy dance around the office, with "another one bites the dust" playing in my head with the imaginary volume at ten. In reality, however, I maintained my usual poker face.
Clicking "delete" from the phone directory feels so good. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Shannon - GlassMistress
I was asked to make an Instagram bead, how'd I do?
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Very well! - Pete
Do you think its recognizable? I thought it came out well but I dont use Instagram so I wasnt sure anyone else would know what it was. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Very nice! I recognized it right away without reading the post first. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Great! I got a little messy on the colors (tiny + 45 yr old eyes = messy) but was hoping it still worked. It took a ridiculous amount of time for such a small bead :-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
Stephen Mack
I'll take Things You Don't Want To Find In Your Tire for $100, Alex.
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:( That happened to me once and it SUCKS. - Spidra Webster
Nailed it, Spidra. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
:-( No Bueno. - vicster: full-bodied
Small enough that it can be fixed with a plug? - Stephan Planken from iPhone
I am a magnet for road metal too. - Janet
Stephan, unfortunately not. It was close to the wheel well and angled in a way that caused an irreparable buckle. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
:-( - Amit Patel
I should put a magnet in front of my tires to avoid this. Bummer dude! - Yvonne from FFHound!
Sorry, Stephen, that's very unfortunate. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
That's the worst. Just happened to me recently on a month-old tire. (Guess who didn't get road hazard insurance? Yup.) - CAJ hates pants
They have road hazard ins? Damn - Janet from FFHound!
I've had a slow leak in my tire for a while. Finally got it fixed today and while I expected them to find a hole, I didn't expect them to find a nail! - Spidra Webster
Mary B: #TeamMonique
Happy birthday, Jed!
Happy birthday! - John (bird whisperer)
Happy birthday! - vicster: full-bodied
Happy birthday, Jed :) - Eivind from Android
Happy birthday! - Corinne L
Happy Birthday. - Eric Logan from FFHound!
Happy Birthday stud! - Steve C
Happy birthday! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Happy birthday, Jed. - Betsy
Happy Jed Day! - LB hates stale candy!
Happy birthday, Jed! - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Happy birthday! - Soup in a TARDIS
Happy birthday! - Jennifer Dittrich
Thanks so much everyone! - Jed from iPhone
Happy Jed Day! I'm glad you were born! - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
Thank you! - Jed from iPhone
Stephan Planken
Another day, another tornado warning. (I'm more afraid of the potential for large hail.)
Not having an awesome summer up there? - Eivind from Android
Not really. The weather is so fucked up. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Laura Norvig
Thanks for the bday wishes @penguinasana !
Happy birthday, Laura! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Happy birthday, Laura! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Happy birthday, Laura! - RepoRat
Happy birthday! - John (bird whisperer)
Happy birthday! - Corinne L
Happy birthday, Laura! - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Happy you day! - LB hates stale candy!
Happy birthday! - Betsy
Stephan Planken
RT @matthew_d_green: If you own an iPhone and wonder how Apple is (or isn't) protecting your data. http://www.zdziarski.com/blog... via @JZdziarski http://t.co/Ut5YwkTjp2
RT @matthew_d_green: If you own an iPhone and wonder how Apple is (or isn't) protecting your data. http://www.zdziarski.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/iOS_Backdoors_Attack_Points_Surveillance_Mechanisms.pdf via @JZdziarski http://t.co/Ut5YwkTjp2
That PDF is quite revealing. iOS is less secure than I would have thought. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
That packet sniffer section is crazy. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Isn't it? What would be the purpose of that on people's devices, not during development? - Stephan Planken from iPhone
But also the deceiving idea that content is encrypted when the device is locked. Nope. On the other hand, it must not be so easy for law enforcement to get access to an iPhone's content else they wouldn't need Apple. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Stephan Planken
While driving through the city Sophie thought that every building taller than our house was a sky scraper.
She also thought that every traffic light was a traffic jam. Well, it is, just a temporary one. :) - Stephan Planken from iPhone
She's so darn cute! - Tamara J. B.
Hehe, I'm just being a bad parent, never having properly explained the topics of urban life. :) - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Stephan Planken
This month's phone bill is going to be insane. (But it's all work-related and my employer pays my bill.)
That's nice they pay the bill! - Tamara J. B.
Occasionally they remind me that they should provide me with a phone. But I'm quite happy with my iPhone. They can't track the device and I control it. So this solution is slightly more expensive to them but it keeps everybody happy. (If you know how little they pay per minute it makes you realize we are all getting screwed.) - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Victor Ganata
Blergh. I can't tell if the hard drive on my iPod Classic is starting to crap out or if iTunes is just a horrendous piece of shit.
What's happening with it? My HD-based iPod broke down after 4 years or so. Clicking noises, freezing... eventually it just died. - Andrew C (✔)
One of these two is absolutely true. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
I've heard people run SpinRite on their classic iPods, by the way. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
It's just taking forever to sync now. Just a few days ago it took maybe two minutes. But that was before I made the mistake of updating to the newest point release of iTunes. - Victor Ganata
I kind of wish they made high capacity flash-based iPods, even if they cost a ridiculous amount. I drop my iPods way too much for moving parts to survive very long. - Victor Ganata
I would absolutely upgrade to a 128 GB ipod touch if they made one. - Andrew C (✔)
Stephan Planken
Took the day off to visit my boss in the hospital. Sophie wants to come with me so it will be a great ride to the city.
Wouldn't that qualify as a business trip? ;-) - Nils Sandin
It is, but since I brought Sophie along I just took the day off. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Starmama
J's class is going to the bowling alley today. Got him to quit goofing off & comb his hair by telling him there might be girls there...
:-) - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Monique Judge
RT @steenfox: Me. RT @BostonGlobe Man uses blowtorch to kill spider in his laundry room, starts fire http://www.bostonglobe.com/news... https://twitter.com/BostonG...
RT @steenfox: Me. RT @BostonGlobe Man uses blowtorch to kill spider in his laundry room, starts fire  http://ow.ly/zfiR7 http://t.co/jzR5RIhFU2
It would be really tragic if the spider survived. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Lmaooo. For real for real. - Monique Judge
Victor Ganata
If MH17 *wasn't* hit by a missile, would we ever find out?
So far, I don't think that anyone has any evidence it was a missile, other than people stating it was. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Maybe it's just the streams I'm following in the social-media-verse, but the missile strike theory seems to be the most dominant narrative, and popular narratives have a way of trumping evidence or the lack thereof. - Victor Ganata
Even PRI and BBC World Report seem to be pushing this narrative. - Victor Ganata
Pretty sure they know it's a missile. Some inside sources (w/in US Intelligence) have even identified the type of missile. - Glen Campbell
Joe Biden said the plane had "been shot down, not an accident. Blown out of the sky." based off US intelligence. I doubt we will see definitive evidence so close to the incident. - Johnny
The FAA also warned U.S. airlines about flying over Ukraine in April "Due to the potential for conflicting Air Traffic Control (ATC) instructions from Ukrainian and Russian authorities and for the related potential misidentification of civil aircraft, United States (U.S.) flight operations are prohibited until further notice in the airspace over Crimea, the Black Sea, and the Sea of Azov,". - Johnny
"Missile strike" is definitely the prevailing narrative and there seem to be good reasons supporting that as the cause, but, still, I can't help but remember the Maine, is all. - Victor Ganata
That FAA warning mentions nothing about the possibility of being shot out of the air, though. I suppose one could infer that possibility from "potential misidentification of civil aircraft" but I'm not sure this is evidence that the FAA foresaw this type of incident. - Victor Ganata
You gotta admit, Colin Powell and Edward Snowden are like a one-two punch against the credibility of U.S. intelligence. - Victor Ganata
"for the related potential misidentification of civil aircraft" is a way of someone saying fighter jets and missiles may make mistakes without saying it directly. Pretty standard fair when describing flight paths through conflict areas. Plus a military cargo plane and a military fighter jet was downed earlier this week. - Johnny
Not to mention reports of rebels parading their cache of anti-aircraft missiles through towns in the area. - Johnny
Still, that warning was in April. I'm not sure it was widespread knowledge that Russian sympathists in the Ukraine were sufficiently armed to be able to take down planes flying at high altitude. Getting accidentally taken down by Ukrainian or Russian armed forces is a slightly different hazard. - Victor Ganata
If the Iraq War taught me anything, it's to beware of U.S. intelligence bearing casūs belli. - Victor Ganata
The S-200 rocket that brought down Siberia Airlines Flight 1812 in 2001 was fired from Crimea. It's not that much of a stretch to be cautious given the separatists stormed the army bases early on and may have gained access to such weapons. The FAA was correct in issuing the warning then. I appreciate what you're saying re intelligence but this one isn't some Dick Cheney fiction. - Johnny
Even if it was a missile, there are still at least a couple of possibilities, though, like Ukrainian loyalists trying to make the separatists look bad or the Russian military actually f-ing up and blaming it on the separatists to stave off economic blowback and/or all-out war. Not that I know what the ramifications of any of this would actually be. But just because Dick Cheney isn't... more... - Victor Ganata
That's a different discussion. Who isn't what. I'm not chasing you down that rabbit hole. - Johnny
I dunno, I'm thinking that the discussion of "what" inevitably leads to "who", especially when it's a human directed cause like a missile. - Victor Ganata
Well, I know it's not just me. "It is unclear whether the missile was fired from inside Ukrainian or Russian territory and who fired it, the official added." http://abcnews.go.com/Interna... (from April's post http://friendfeed.com/app103... ) - Victor Ganata
Who is a wide open field. What is quickly becoming narrower. What might lead to who did it but I have no info on that so I can't speak to it. - Johnny
I have to admit, U.S. intelligence admitting they don't know the details does make their analysis seem more credible. - Victor Ganata
Ken Morley
Canadian Netflix Hell - http://gizmodo.com/my-life...
Canadian Netflix Hell
"I'm American, but I've spent a big chunk of the last eight years in Canada, first for affordable education, and then for love. Canada is a gentle foster motherland, suckling me on her polite, maple-flavored bosom. But Netflix here is some bootleg FUBAR bullshit." - Ken Morley from Bookmarklet
"My long (non)-national nightmare with Canadian Netflix began two years ago, when I left the U.S. for Toronto. I'd lived in Montreal years before, but Netflix streaming wasn't a thing then. [Sidebar: I can't even imagine how shitty a Netflix: Quebec would be if the province ever fulfilled its separatist goals. It would literally just be the movie C.R.A.Z.Y. and old clips of Bon Cop Bad... more... - Ken Morley
"I tried to stave off my homesickness by introducing my Canadian friends to the liberal '90s screwball utopia of The West Wing, but apparently Canada hasn't forgiven Sorkin for Studio 60. Parks and Recreation, 30 Rock, and Louie all vanished north of the 49th parallel. Altogether, Canada has fewer than half the available titles that the U.S. version of Netflix offers, which is probably... more... - Ken Morley
"Most Canadians I know get sweaty palms about jaywalking but don't think twice about rerouting their Netflix to the south, because if there's anything worse than not having something you want, it's not having something you want and watching your neighbor enjoy it" - Ken Morley
"fewer than half" - where's the data supporting this percentage statement? - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
"My friends were referring to the 10,000 titles that American Netflix users enjoy, in contrast to the options available on Netflix Canada, which currently amounts to about 4,000." - http://www.torontosun.com/2014... - Andrew C (✔)
I used to bemoan the (relative) lack of choice on Netflix. Then, I stopped watching it so much. Now, it's just right :) - Brent Schaus
Andrew, SEAN FITZGERALD, columnist, states the numbers but doesn't cite a source. - Micah
Netflix. The stuff people in the sticks can only dream of. (Friends living in these things called cities are raving about it.) - Stephan Planken from iPhone
It's good for old series, but the movies pretty much suck. Also, the interfaces on various boxes (e.g. Apple TV, TiVo, Roku) also kind of suck. Come to think of it, I should really cancel my subscription. The TV I spend the most time watching is SF Giants games. - Professor A.I.
Stephan Planken
Tornado watch for us.
Be safe Stephan - Sepi ⌘ سپی
No worries. The bad weather is to our south and north. I might just go home a bit earlier just in case. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Major hail. Poor truck. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Stephen Mack
Tata Nano -- the "one lakh car" [Wiki] - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...
Tata Nano -- the "one lakh car" [Wiki]
From the article: "The Tata Nano is a city car manufactured by Tata Motors. Made and sold in India, the Nano is the cheapest new car in the world today with a price of INR100,000 (US$1,700). Designed to lure India's burgeoning middle classes away from two-wheelers, it received much publicity." - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
Fascinating engineering design. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I wonder if a $1,700 car could be viable in the US. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I can see it being useful for commuting. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
I'm guessing it'd be about twice as expensive here (just given relative costs,) but I would've killed for that when I was in DC. I didn't really need a 'road trip' sort of car, just something to go to the grocery store or the train. Heck, even now, it might work for me here. - Jennifer Dittrich
Stephan Planken
Flight MH17 crashed in Ukraine (B777, 295 people) http://m.bbc.com/news...
Flight MH17 crashed in Ukraine (B777, 295 people) http://m.bbc.com/news/world-europe-28354856
And of course, fingers are being pointed by all parties. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Stephan Planken
"Before an IO device can be addressed by an IO controller, it must have a device name. This procedure was chosen for PROFINET because names are easier to administer than complex IP addresses."
Yeah, because the auto derived device name of "plc-1xoxamcc-3c40e" is so much easier to remember than "192.168.42.5". - Stephan Planken from iPhone
I know, who dreams this shit up? - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Stephan Planken
Today I have officially stopped working with Windows NT 4 Server. I’m doing an imaginary happy dance around the server room.
I rebooted that server less than a dozen times over the past 15 years. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Wait, you had an NT 4.0 server still running? - Eric - Back to the Grill
NT == New Technology - Professor A.I.
at least it wasn't 3.51? - Big Joe Silence
I supported NT 4.0 on Alpha processors. ALPHA! - Eric - Back to the Grill
This was an old production server running NT 4 SP 6a, SQL 7, Siemens OPC Server, as well as a proprietary application, two Profibus interfaces. Typically, if automation works well, there's no reason to replace it. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Wow.. - Me
The Windows 2000 slogan never made sense to me: based on NT technology. By that time that new technology was already over a decade old. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
"NT technology" is redundant. - April Russo
t-ra: WeirdnessSandwich
Ima ride this out because it's getting interesting. If you don't hear from me in the morning, send the dogs.
I'll keep the St Bernard with the brandy on standby for you. - Stephan Planken
Oh dear. I am not cool enough for these people. Too bad. - t-ra: WeirdnessSandwich from Android
So does that mean we can call off the search and rescue? - Uli
ah the misadventures of me. nothing too heavy. ended up staying at the pub past close with one of the owners and a few other dudes. he's the owner I know the least and his wife is a rad lady I'd love to be friends with. they both seem a little stand-offish to me so I thought it might be a way to get friendlier with them, plus maybe learn something about one of the other regulars who was there, but it just turned into a pissing contest between the guys for the owner's attention, so I left. - t-ra: WeirdnessSandwich
Steven Perez
Decisions, decisions: do I spring for a new power supply for the Heat Sink Desktop, or do I get a new machine?
It all depends on your budget. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Michael W. May
Pixie had her gallbladder surgery this morning and is in recovery now. All went well :D I guess tweets are having issues coming through :/
Sleep and some food is in the immediate future, before discharge in a couple hours or so. - Michael W. May from Android
I'm glad everything went well, and wish her a speedy recovery! *hugs* - Jennifer Dittrich
I'm glad it was successful. - John (bird whisperer)
I'm very glad that the surgery went well and hope she has a complete and speedy recovery! <3 - vicster: full-bodied
❤ - Alix May
Hugs!! - Janet from FFHound!
I'm glad it went well! - Katy S
Good good. Relax so you get all healed! - Eric - Back to the Grill
One thing I learned post gallbladder removal. Buffet eating and most fats are not your friend. Explosively they will be your enemy. Liver must learn how much bile to continually produce. It goes wonkers in the learning phase. - Janet
Glad to hear that it went well. Thanks for the update, and speedy recovery, Alix! - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Stephan Planken
Looks like FF is importing everything again. Now all we have to do is invite Robert Scoble back.
it's odd - last month it imported for two days, then it stopped again, and now it's working again - .mau.
and now, at least here, image uploading isn't working - quel *** di Luca S.n.c.
Hasn't imported my twitter feed in months - Glen Campbell
Not even with Advanced Tweets? - Stephan Planken from iPhone
You mean natively posting a picture, zeta3? I did that the day before yesterday, haven't attempted it today. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Yeah, my Twitter is permabroken - but Advanced Tweets works really well. - Jennifer Dittrich
Victor Ganata
D'oh, I guess you can't upload pics directly.
bookmarklet is also toast. - Big Joe Silence
But we have a fix for the bookmarklet! http://friendfeed.com/ffhacks... - Stephen Mack
I think he meant adding photos via bookmarklet. That doesn't work anymore. =( - rönin
At least the thousands of Flickr, tumblr, blogs etc are coming in again. That's something. (Not sure what, but it's something nevertheless.) - Stephan Planken from iPhone
You can't have everything. - Eric - Back to the Grill
Stephan Planken
When Flickr floods FriendFeed it reminds me of my grandma when she suddenly started remembering things during her bright moments.
Hey, is that you, Tam? - Stephan Planken
Get off my lawn! - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte from Android
Barry suddenly remembered he has a lawn :) - Eivind from Android
WHO IS THIS BARRY YOU SPEAK OF YOUNG MAN??? - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte
Yvonne
My sister-in-law is pregnant!!!!! (Update: she lost the baby. =( )
7 week u/s looks good. Really good! Please please please let this one stick! - Yvonne from FFHound!
Lots of prayers. - laura x from iPhone
Sadly, she lost the baby at around 11 weeks. This poor woman (nor any woman really) does not deserve this. She's up to 4 or 5 miscarriages now. =( - Yvonne from FFHound!
That's awful. :( - Jenny H. from Android
Sorry, Yvonne. That's really terrible! - Stephan Planken from iPhone
:( - rönin
Oh no, I'm so sorry. :( - Stephen Mack
Awful. :-( - Mary B: #TeamMonique
So very sorry - Janet from FFHound!
I'm so sorry. - vicster: full-bodied
My heart so goes out to her. I wish I/they could afford to have me be their surrogate. I'd do it in a heartbeat! - Yvonne from FFHound!
I am so sorry. - laura x
That's so sad :-( - Lola Bean (Penguin) from iPhone
Sorry for her loss. That's devastating. :( - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Melly
I had two pairs of pants suitable for leaving the house in & one pair now has a hole in the bum. FML. #fb
That still leaves you with two pairs of pants suitable to leave the house. :) - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Ain't nobody needs to see that shit. - Melly
Patch it with adorable fabric so you know people will be looking at your bum and smiling. :) - Heather
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Middle of July and I have to wear jeans because polar vortex. Oh, weather you so crazy! *cries*
It's been 30°C here, and I'm glad it's cooling off for the next few days. :) - Stephan Planken from iPhone
It was in the 80s F here this weekend!! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
We're supposed to get some of that tomorrow but only for a day and it's gonna be wet too so can't even enjoy it. - rönin
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