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After dinner I handed Sophie an ice cream bar. Honest as she is she responded: "Thanks, Daddy. But Mommy always only gives me half. You can have the other half, if you want."
Awww :D - Jennifer Dittrich
That's darling. - Spidra Webster
We stress the importance of good manners, honesty and respect on a daily basis. I sure hope we can keep that up until she turns 30 or so. - Stephan #TeamMarina
I received an email from a good friend's LinkedIn account (he wants me to confirm I know him -- don't have an account myself). What surprised me is that it suggested I might know 3 people on LinkedIn. Two I only know from here, one here and FB. Where does LinkedIn get this from?
Maybe from their email address lists? - Andrew C (✔)
a long-lost friend from 30+ years ago found me on linkedin recently. We haven't found the data connection that LinkedIn used - we lost contact before PCs existed, no obvious FOAF links. Creepy. - Kevin Johnson
Do you have a LinkedIn account, Kevin? I don't. Mind you, my FF account is not private and there's probably ways to get a list of FB friends. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Yes, I have a linkedin account. In my case, I've wondered whether LinkedIn is buying up enrollment records or something. - Kevin Johnson
A lot of FB/etc web apps request getting your social graph as part of logging in via Facebook. Even if you haven't used them, if your friends have, then they have part of your social graph that way. (what was that phrase someone used? "Google has my email because it has your email"?) - Andrew C (✔)
That sounds plausible. In this case, my friend is not on FB, though. The email address he happen to have used has the same username portion as my username here and FB. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
I called a doctor office yesterday for my child. They started spelling my last name for me (a very difficult middle eastern name). I was shocked. After searching in the Internet for almost an hour, finally found that AT&T allows land line phones to show your full name on their caller id indicators. If you don't want that, you have to actually call the telecom company and ask them to remove it for you. - ؛ patrick
Same here, we had to request not to be listed when we still had a land line. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
People who join LinkedIn can give it access to their email address book, FB friend's list, etc and it will spam people not in LinkedIn to get them to join. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
But it managed to make a connection between someone not on LinkedIn and people on FB/FF (that may or may not be on LinkedIn). - Stephan #TeamMarina
It’s not even September but I turned the furnace on this morning. Too darned cold. #hellberta
Yeah, I noticed my thermostat kicked on the heat this morning for first time this summer. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
I enjoyed the summer of 2014. You know, the three weeks of nice weather between mid July and August. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
This has been my kind of summer. I wish every summer could be just as lovely. - April Russo
*cranks the AC in Georgia* - L.A.M.B. tbh from Android
right there with you, LB. went to the laundrymat this morning and it was just gross hot. - ellbeecee from Android
+3°0 here. Wish we could split the difference. :) - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
^ Indeed. - L.A.M.B. tbh
Somehow I though this month was our last payment for Tanya's vehicle. I was wrong, October will be the last payment.
Our dog has that look: please, please feed me!! You know, bacon, sausages, gravy, steak. No, no, not that regular dog food.
My request for yesterday's day off hasn't been reviewed yet. Same for my request for two weeks of holidays for last year. At this pace I'll never use a single holiday. :)
RIP iPod Touch 3rd gen. http://ow.ly/i/6E6fe
RIP iPod Touch 3rd gen. http://ow.ly/i/6E6fe
Spent four hours in the city to have the battery replaced. Turns out this thing had some minor water damage, enough to have its circuits fried. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
I have tomorrow off and I even remembered to turn off the alarm.
*\o/* - Spidra Webster
But there's always "wake up, let's play the Wii!". :-) - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
JEALOUS! - MoTO: Team Marina
WII TIME! - Eivind
It's six and my biological clock says it's time to get up. Perhaps I can awake Sophie and ask of she wants to play the Wii? :) - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Barry: jealous of the Wii or the day off? (This is my second day off this year, it's been crazy busy at work.) - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Of the day off. Even my days off have been full, lately. - MoTO: Team Marina
Life is too short to be working this hard, I should know better. - Stephan #TeamMarina
man preach - MoTO: Team Marina
RT @thepoke: Canadian coffee cup. http://t.co/MfXENwpbIS
RT @thepoke: Canadian coffee cup. http://t.co/MfXENwpbIS
Had a very productive day, solved one problem after another, 350km away. Thanks to VPN I can spend the evening with my kids at home instead of in yet another hotel room.
Sarah is a real farm girl. Tinkling in the grass is quicker than going to the house and asking for help.
Smart girl. - Tamara J. B.
She's so funny. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
I briefly talked to someone smoking (3 minutes max). Now my hands, arms, shirt smell like smoke. Gross!
RT @normative: #ferguson Keeps reminding me of that old Brecht quote. Perhaps the police department should dissolve the public and elect another...
I don’t think that waking up more exhausted than when I went to bed is what sleep is about.
And now I feel bad. When I came home just now Sophie asked me enthusiastically if I could sleep in her tent with her tonight. I really want to. My body screams no. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
With Sarah holding the phone the picture may be blurry but FaceTime sure is a blessing. http://ow.ly/i/6vwWN
With Sarah holding the phone the picture may be blurry but FaceTime sure is a blessing. http://ow.ly/i/6vwWN
Awwww ... It sure is in these moments! - Sepi ⌘ سپی
She will turn two soon. You should have seen her face, so happy! At the desk I heard myself being referred to as "a very regular guest". It made me realize I'm doing it wrong; I'm away from home too much. Time to finish this project! - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
"Gamma were able to bypass hard-drive encryption products TrueCrypt and Microsoft's Bitlocker." http://arstechnica.com/tech-po...
"Gamma were able to bypass hard-drive encryption products TrueCrypt and Microsoft's Bitlocker." http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/08/leaked-docs-show-spyware-used-to-snoop-on-us-computers/
.@kennwhite Agreed, doesn’t seem directly related to the encryption itself.
Another day, another hail storm. #hellberta
You know, we were so lucky. Less than half a mile north of us the hail came down pretty hard. (No damage here, thankfully.) - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Yup. Pics in my latest post. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Yeah, seen many on twitter. Any damage in your area? - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Well, our new vinyl siding installed a few months ago (needed because of the last hail storm) fared pretty well - only one smallish hole. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Good. I know how it feels seeing your property damaged again. It's been hailing here on and off but no damage. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Ah, that's good. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
"Fingers are too fat". :-) - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
That's when you gave to type it like this: F A T. I've been there plenty. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
This is from a guy who prefers portrait mode typing (iPhone). I just can't. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Looking for a cooling solution for my laptop running hot in this heat. The run of the mill cooling pads for underneath with those tiny USB powered fans isn't cutting it for me (tried a bunch of them). I even have a larger external fan aimed at it.
peltier devices paired with the fans? make sure the hot side is away from the case. (you already know this, but i'm one of those ppl who feel compelled...sorry.) - Big Joe Silence
I have been thinking about the same, just fans will not work. I just opened my laptop (easy, this thing is made to be disassembled), there is hardly any dust in the fan and cooling ribs. I will also remove my PCI cards and DVD drive. - Stephan #TeamMarina
What kind of computer? - Eric - Poppa Large
Barring anything weird, if you want max air cooling, take a look at the Cooler Master NotePal X3 - Eric - Poppa Large
It's for my Dell E6510. The Cooler Master is basically "just" another fan (although a larger one). I am leaning towards thermoelectric cooling, just haven't found anything "turn key" yet. Perhaps I should just bring a large portable A/C with me. :) - Stephan #TeamMarina
I haven't seen anything like that for the consumer. How would you power it and stay portable? - Eric - Poppa Large
I guess the question may be why is your laptop so hot? Has it always been like that? I've got a couple of these at work and the models with an i7 run pretty warm. - Eric - Poppa Large
Reason is that the ambient temperature sometimes exceeds 30°C, plus when I'm using a PCMCIA card it just adds to the heat. (This an i7 as well.) - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
iOS 7 auto brightness: manually turn brightness down; 30 seconds later it's back up. Turn it down, back up, it never learns.
yeah :( - Amit Patel
Ever since I had to turn up the brightness manually because of the sun light it's been either significantly too dark or too bright. Wonder if there's a way to reset its behavior. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
The only way I could get it to work for me was to turn off Auto Brightness, adjust the manual setting, and then turn it back on. That seemed to hold for me, but who knows. - Jennifer Dittrich
Ha, thanks, I just tried that. :-) I came across an older post that suggested turning auto brightness off in low light conditions, sliding the slider all the way to the left (or close to), then enabling auto brightness again. See if that holds up! - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Seems to be working a lot better! - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Happy birthday! I hope you will have a few moments to relax today.
Thanks, Stephan. Me too! ;-) - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Happy Birthday, Angel - MoTO: Team Marina from Android
Happy birthday! - John (bird whisperer)
Happy birthday, Tamara! - Pete : Team Marina
Happy birthday, Tam Tam! :) - ma∟ıĸ
Happy birthday, Tam! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Thanks, all! <3 - Tamara J. B.
Wonder how often we will be without power tonight. #thunderstorm
This morning, Sophie came running to the house and excitedly told me a tree fell down. Guess it was a victim of last night's thunderstorm.
Did she ask you to fix it? - Janet
He he, no she knows about the chain saw. :) - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
RT @ggreenwald: NEW Snowden docs: Cash, Weapons and Surveillance: the U.S. is a Key Party to Every Israeli Attack https://firstlook.org/theinte...
RT @ggreenwald: NEW Snowden docs:  Cash, Weapons and Surveillance: the U.S. is a Key Party to Every Israeli Attack  https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2014/08/04/cash-weapons-surveillance/
RT @lilithlela: Caught Stealing Data in Europe, U.S. Now Seeks to Legalize the Theft http://wemeantwell.com/blog...
RT @lilithlela: Caught Stealing Data in Europe, U.S. Now Seeks to Legalize the Theft http://wemeantwell.com/blog/2014/08/04/caught-stealing-data-in-europe-u-s-now-seeks-to-legalize-the-theft/
The US government has arguably become one of the biggest threats against democracy (if that ever existed) and privacy. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
RT @chrisilluminati: "My dad always said you are who you hang around with...luckily I had no friends." -- Jim #RHONJ
You're welcome.
Stephan - I thought you liked me *sulks* - Marina's Godmother :-)
I couldn't resist. :-) Please accept my sincere apologies, Helen, you are a wonderful person. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Hahahaaaaaaaaaaa! - Melly - #TeamMarina
Sophie just singlehandedly dressed Sarah, complete with matching outfit and a fresh pull-up. :)
Aww. :) Soon she'll be babysitting! - Jenny H. from Android
She helped getting Sarah dressed again; most of the clothes were backwards or inside out. :) - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
:) - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Big sister knows the best ... :-) - Sepi ⌘ سپی
Saturday was a fluke. Lol! - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
She's getting better at it; at times she feels the need to show off her skills to either her sister or us or both, it seems. :) - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Having a late start today so I can see my girls before heading to the office. I couldn't find my shaving gel so Sophie tried to be helpful and handed my wife's deodorant stick: here, use this instead. I like her solution-oriented mind. :)
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