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Michael R. Bernstein
ballotbox 0.1 : Python Package Index -
ballotbox is a Python library that attempts to implement useful voting methodologies. - Michael R. Bernstein
Michael R. Bernstein
What’s and its CEO Tony Hsieh got to do with downtown Las Vegas? Plenty. Get the scoop about the Downtown Project from the unveiling of the once “secret project”to Zappos employees, to the developing story in the news. - Michael R. Bernstein
Michael R. Bernstein
Michael R. Bernstein
Re: Design challenge: paragraph-level permalinks -
"No need to make them look better (although you might replace the octothorpes with actual paragraph marks, aka pilcrows: ¶ ), but I would suggest hiding them by default, and only revealing them when you mouse over the paragraph. That should make them sufficiently non-distracting." - Michael R. Bernstein
Stephen Mack
Quick with the one-liner
"You have the Midas touch. Everything you touch turns into a muffler." -- Henny Youngman - Stephen Mack
"When I turned two I was really anxious, because I'd doubled my age in a year. I thought, if this keeps up, by the time I'm six I'll be ninety." -- Steven Wright - Stephen Mack
"When I die, I would like to go peacefully, in my sleep, like my grandfather did. Not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car." -- Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey - Stephen Mack
"When I grow up I want to be a futurist because I want to know what happens next." - Kevin Fox
(Is that one by you, Kevin?) - Stephen Mack
It has my name after it. right? ;-) Seriously, I ws going to give myself attribution, but it seemed weird to say "-- Kevin Fox - Kevin Fox" - Kevin Fox
On the other hand, you just said "-- Kevin Fox - Kevin Fox" - Kevin Fox - Stephen Mack
"Me fail English? That's unpossible." -- Ralph Wiggum - Stephen Mack
"If I were manager of a Black Angus restaurant, I'd have one person responsible for going out at dusk to make sure the 'G' lights up." -- Emo Philips - Stephen Mack
"A girl phoned me the other day and said, 'Come on over, there's nobody home.' I went over. Nobody was home." -- Rodney Dangerfield - Stephen Mack
"A girl phoned me the other day and said, 'Come on over, there's nobody home.' I went over. Nobody was home." -- Rodney Dangerfield - Kevin Fox
I'm still waiting for a fireman and stripper to have an affair; I can see the see the headline now, "Stripper Caught on Fireman's Pole" - NOT THE CRICKET
"If the world were perfect, it wouldn't be." -- Yogi Berra - Stephen Mack
"Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life." -- unknown - Dylan Parker
(Dylan, per this site,, that great line is by Terry Pratchett from "Jango.") - Stephen Mack
"I saw a woman wearing a sweatshirt with ‘Guess’ on it. I said, 'Thyroid problem?’" -- Peter Kay - Stephen Mack
I was on the street. This guy waved to me, and he came up to me and said, “I’m sorry, I thought you were someone else.” And I said, “I am.” - Demetri Martin - Aneto
I LOVE Demetri Martin. That is not a one liner. Just sayin'. - Lisa L. Seifert
"The trouble with unemployment is that the minute you wake up in the morning you're on the job." -- Slappy White - Stephen Mack
"Say what you want about long dresses, but they cover a multitude of shins." -- Mae West - Stephen Mack
"The world is getting to be such a dangerous place, a man is lucky to get out of it alive." -- W.C. Fields - Stephen Mack
There Stephen, I "liked" your thread, are you happy now?! ;) - Georgia
My happiness is infinite and unbounded. -- Me - Stephen Mack
"Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same." -- Oscar Wilde - Stephen Mack
"Don't spend two dollars to dry clean a shirt. Donate it to the Salvation Army instead. They'll clean it and put it on a hanger. Next morning buy it back for seventy-five cents." -- Billiam Coronel - Stephen Mack
"Marge, I'm not going to stand here and lie to you, so I'll be at Moe's" - Homer S. - Mark Layton
"Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes." -- some guy on Reddit - Stephen Mack
(Seen on a fridge magnet) "It speaks well of the human race that we allow our teenagers to live." - Dylan Bennett
"This is the worst kind of discrimination. The kind against me!" -- Bender, Futurama (yay renewed!) - Stephen Mack
Futurama got renewed?! When where. :) - Dario Gomez
"The wages of sin are death. But by the time taxes are taken out, it's just sort of a tired feeling." -- Paula Poundstone - Stephen Mack
"How many members of a certain demographic group does it take to perform a specified task?" "A finite number: one to perform the task and an additional number to act in a manner stereotypical of the group in question." - Stephen Mack
"Although golf was originally restricted to wealthy, overweight Protestants, today it's open to anybody who owns hideous clothing." -- Dave Barry - Stephen Mack
Just because you can, it doesn't mean you should... - Tyson Key
Aperture Science: "We do what we must, because we can" - Kevin Fox
'I sprayed spot remover on my dog and now he's gone.' –– Steven Wright - Akiva
'I came home the other day only to find that everything in my apartment had been stolen and replaced with an exact duplicate.' –– Steven Wright - Akiva
'Do you know why Jewish husbands die before their wives? Because they want to!' –– Henny Youngman - Akiva
Very nice, Akiva, keep 'em coming. - Stephen Mack
[Not necessarily a one-liner but a personal favorite] When interviewing a woman who had six children, Groucho Marx asked her why so many. She replied, 'Because I love my husband!' He said, 'Well, lady, I love my cigar, too, but I take it out of my mouth every once in awhile.' - Akiva
'I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman, "Where's the self-help section?" She said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose.' –– George Carlin - Akiva
[Another personal favorite] 'I'd never join a club that would have someone like me as a member.' –– Groucho Marx - Akiva
Just because you are paranoid doesn't mean that they aren't out to get you! - Morgan
'You know an odd feeling? Sitting on the toilet eating a chocolate candy bar.' –– George Carlin - Akiva
'Everything in moderation including moderation.' - Akiva
'This sentence is a lie.' - Akiva
"In the future, everyone will be obscure for fifteen minutes". - me - Michael R. Bernstein
"Very good, then we shall fight them in the shade!" - Chris Charabaruk
"If you ever see me getting beaten by the police, put down the video camera and come help me." -- Bobcat Goldthwait - Stephen Mack
The funny thing is that the video may end up helping him a lot more. Getting someone else to even out the fight doesn't work so well when the cops have billy clubs, mace, tazers and guns (not to mention the law). - Kevin Fox
He's a little beyond help now though... - Stephen Mack
'Who are you and how did you get in here?' 'I'm a locksmith. And, I'm a locksmith.' - Leslie Nielsen (via Gmail clips box just now) - Paul Buchheit
"I'm against picketing, but I don't know how to show it." -- Mitch Hedberg (RIP) - Stephen Mack
"One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got in my pajamas, I don't know." -- Groucho Marx (as Capt. Spaulding in "Animal Crackers") - Stephen Mack
"My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people." -- Orson Welles (1915 - 1985) - Stephen Mack
Never argue with an idiot. Someone else might not be able to tell the difference. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
"Trust me, that fall won't kill you. But the deceleration poisoning is a bitch..." - Jonathan Disher
"When you're Amish, everyone's relative." - Kevin Fox
"Recently I got caught masturbating -- to National Geographic. Not my finest moment. I don't know who was more embarrassed, me or my dentist." -- Anthony Jeselnik - Stephen Mack
#humdaybumpday (I've been trying to find this post again for more than a year now! I missed it a lot.) - Stephen Mack
"At what age do you tell a highway it was adopted? I think seven, because that's about the time he starts to think, 'I don't look like Kiwanis club.'" -- Zach Galifianakis - Stephen Mack
Michael R. Bernstein
Re: Why I No Longer Give Away My Music -
"Mr. Ostertag, I'm not sure you realize that you can sell your music AND still make it available under a Creative Commons license. They aren't mutually exclusive." - Michael R. Bernstein
Michael R. Bernstein
Re: Set Your Minimums and Defaults Carefully -
""$1 and $2.50 might not read as much different to the purchaser’s gut sense of value. But $2.50 and $5, say? Might be enough for someone to just opt for free." That might be so, but it's not the right question. Instead, you need to figure out if enough more people opt for free to cancel out the additional revenue. Because you want to maximize overall revenue, not number-of-paid-copies, or even revenue-per-paid-copy." - Michael R. Bernstein
What is your FF Comments/Likes Ratio? (Comments divided by Likes to 2nd decimal place - as of now) -
What is your FF Comments/Likes Ratio? (Comments divided by Likes to 2nd decimal place - as of now)
1.05 (670/633) - Micah from Bookmarklet
Can you remind me again where to find those stats? - Brian Johns
Brian, go to "Me" link ( which defaults to the Feed tab. Look at the sidebar on the right, below Discussion. - Micah
0.75 (926/1226) - still relatively new here - mikepk
I only see my stats for the last week (17/14 = 1.21) Please tell me your 670 number is for more than just a week! - Brian Johns
1.44 (566/391) for brianjohns (after week tally you should see a comma then 'all time' count - I can see it on your page) - Micah
OK, sorry. I'm a total dumbass. I stopped reading after the weekly totals... - Brian Johns
3.74, which seems way off of everybody else's. I wonder what that says. I comment a lot more than I like. - Cyrus Lendvay
FFers use FF with their own strategy or simply default tendencies. The ratio is an interesting snapshot of behaviour. Thanks for joining in everyone, hope more keep flowing in. - Micah from twhirl
0.79 - Brian Roy
0.77 - Shey
0.76 - FFing Enigma
1.39. - Rochelle
1.61 - I only 'like' when I want to throw my support behind a topic but don't have anything constructive to add. - Bjorn Stromberg
1.12 - Tinfoil 2.0
5.08 (3181/626) ! - ◄ani625Ξ ಠ_ಠ
0.66 - I tend to 'like' things without needing to comment further, I guess, and I notice I usually like the things upon which I comment. Well, frequently. - ɐ ɯıʞ sıɹɥɔ
.39 (2457/6242) I guess I don't comment much. I do 'like' a lot of things, it would seem. - Fred Garvin
0.62 then again i have over 11,000 comments - Cee Bee
1.23 (5287/4229) - I am put to shame by Cee Bee's participation, good grief! - Lindsay
@Cee Bee I think you meant 0.62 - ◄ani625Ξ ಠ_ಠ
1.27 (902/705) - Leandro Ardissone ⍨
yes, thanks for the correction. lindsay, you're making me feel bad. lol - Cee Bee
0.8576, I only like mostly when I'm going to comment - Molly Song ;)
1.55 endlessly repeating. This Like/Comment included. - Dana D
before this comment: .69 I kid you not. - InPerpetualMotion(Gina k)
So far: Average: 1.27 | Median: 0.81 ... (if you average 1 comment per like, you'd be 1.0 ... if you're 0.xx you might herd content more than discuss ... if you're whole numbers above 1 you may not 'like' much or discuss plenty or both) - Micah
CSV_A: 1.05,0.75,1.44,0.81,3.74,0.79,0.77,0.67,0.77,0.76,1.39,1.8,1.61,1.12,0.141,5.08,2.41,0.66,.39,0.62,.62,1.27,0.8576,1.551,0.69 - Micah
1.83 - Grant Bierman
I tend to like allot of photos which really don't need comments. - InPerpetualMotion(Gina k)
InPerpetualMotion(Gina k), I really liked this 'Like' of yours (in a series of pics, so I flickr fav'd it): and commented. Thanks! - Micah
.37 1002/2708 - Michael Fidler
this is what scobes walls would like if he didnt have FF - sean percival
I haven't seen Marc Canter's fabled fence (just heard about it), but I imagine this but on wood pickets :) - Micah
This week: 2.48 (1162:467) but this is not the norm, my likes usually match or are higher than comments, overall: 0.95 (14228:14846). - Kol Tregaskes
Thanks Michael, Kol! I'll recalculate average/median when we build up some more data points here. - Micah
1.03 748/723 - Keith - @tsudo
.68 6986/10194 Someone wrote a great article on the comment-like ratio a few months ago. Search on FriendFeed is crashing on me... I'll try to get the link. - Mitchell Tsai
Thanks Mitchell (btw, search crashing on me too - lots) - Micah
1316 comments/20221 likes (0.06), according to Windows Calculator, although I probably screwed up. - Tyson Key
*bump* - Micah
Thanks, Mark! - Micah
Thanks Spidra! - Micah
0.95 (1520/1604) - it's 2+ months later, and my ratio flipped (more Likes by .05) - Micah
.7 (1204/1724) - before this comment at least. - Rachel Lea Fox
Thanks, Rachel! - Micah
3.46 (3665/1057) before this comment and like. - Kevin Fox
Thanks, Kevin. 3+ is quite the comment on your commenting activities :) - Micah
I've got stuff to say. - Kevin Fox
3.98 (900/226) - Richard Lawler
1.02 (3538/3484) for sofarsofarshaun - Micah
.34 (600/1747, not counting this comment) - Michael Hocter
Thank you, Siavash and Michael - Micah
.52 overall, but .68 this week. - Rebecca Lasley
Nice, thanks Rebecca. - Micah
1.31 - Rahsheen
0.56 - imabonehead
Rah and imabonehead - rock on! (Richard too!) - Micah
0.16 - Anne Bouey
4.62 (287/62) -- Yikes! I'm chatty. - Ted Roden
Thank you kindly, Anne, jcunwired and Ted. - Micah
2.63 - Bryce Roney
Thanks for joining in, Bryce. - Micah
.15 all time, .13 this week. - Alix May
Thank you, Alix and David! (and Alix, you're tied with Siavash for the Highest Like ratio. Wow). - Micah
2.94 - j1m
Thank you, j1m. Ok, I'm gonna roll this up into a csv and call it a night. - Micah
CSV_B: 0.95,0.7,3.46,3.98,1.02,0.15,0.34,0.52,1.31,0.56,0.16,1.39,4.62,2.63,0.15,0.52,2.94 - Micah
this week = 0.45%, alltime = 6.43% - chaz2b
CSV_B Mean: 1.49 (previous mean for CVS_A: 1.27) - Micah
Of course the numbers can easily lie, but I'm gonna say it anyway: "We're getting more conversational, people!" - Micah
0.49 (493/988) - Bluesun 2600
816 / 2502 = 0.326139089 overall | 50 / 233 = 0.214592275 this week I like much more than I comment. (maths via google) - Chris Loft
3026/5013 = 0.6036 - Roger Chen
chaz2b, Bluesun 2600, Roger, Nicholas — thank you! - Micah
5.25 but I don't know what this *means, yet. maybe I'm just stingy with my "likes" compared to others? - Marg Uerite
Thanks jamar78 and Marg! - Micah
A recent change in FF: now the comment count shows total number of comments (previously multiple comments in one thread only counted as one) so all the numbers above are from the old methodology.... - David HC Soul
My new ratio: 0.76 all time (old methodology .52).... this week 1.39 - David HC Soul
*bump* - Micah
1.26 (2965/2346) - Micah
Thanks, Glen and pea! - Micah
Looks like my ratio as flipped again (comments back to dominating again). Seems to match my own awareness I've lately been commenting without Liking (commenting is my inherent recognition of value to me and the additional Like is when it merits an extra bump to help discovery by others). - Micah
.38 - Ryan Dadey
Ryan, I have to say, that's one high caliber ratio ;) - Micah
An update it's .44 which is an improvement from .36 - Michael Fidler
2.94 1040/354 I have likes set to post to twitter automatically, so I'm careful with them. :) - guruvan (Rob Nelson)
0.85 - Steven Perez
0.73 up from 0.66 on Jan 08 - ɐ ɯıʞ sıɹɥɔ
0.37 for the week past, 0.45 on the whole. - Parth Awasthi
Michael, Anthony, Ahsan, guruvan Steven, sıɹɥɔ and Parth - thanks for dropping in your stats! - Micah
5.81 i'm not using it as does everyone else here. that is fer sure. - Marg Uerite
Ahsan, huh, I'd never considered that. - Micah
17942/30571=.59 - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Alex, thank you, sir. - Micah
ALmost 2:1 exactly. - Amani
Much obliged, Amani. - Micah
3062/5777 you do the maths. - Will Higgins™
.53 (3062/5777) for Will Higgins #math-on-demand-services - Micah
Thank you, amin/gnu - Micah
1.45 (4374/3026) - Micah
0.92 now. I think the movie reviews have been getting me closer to a 1 to 1 ratio. - Steven Perez
Steven, yep, you were a 0.85 in April. - Micah
2.10 now ... - Amani
0.97 now. - Eric Johnson
Amani, so your comments have climbed a bit. - Micah
Thanks, Eric. - Micah
yes, but i am not consciously "not liking" things - Amani from IM
Probably, just chattier then :) - Micah
I'm down from 7.16 to 6.94 :-) - Ken Sheppardson
the live NBA playoff threads have ALOT to do with it. - Amani from IM
Ken, the FCC may be interested to explore how your "I'm down" may be offensively self-deprecating ;) - Micah
.56 eeep, must try harder - Threepwood
4.52. I don't bother to like things I've commented on, since commenting already flags it as interesting. - Andy Bakun
0.46 (1698/3638) - Glenn Slaven
Threepwood, Andy, Glenn - thanks (Andy, that's my mo too; then I'll Like if it warrants a "double vote"). - Micah
1.31 (4,471/3,401) - Karoli
Thanks, Karoli. And the both of us have a _very_ similar ratio and absolute numbers. wow. - Micah
Thanks, Ryo! - Micah
Andy, scroll upward and you'll see a couple calculations from before (January: Average: 1.27 | Median: 0.81) - Micah
In March the Mean was: 1.49 - Micah
1.021276595744680851063829787234042553191489361702127659... via Wolfram Alpha - tom murphy
Thanks, tom. And though a bit verbose, your friend Wolfram is resourceful :D - Micah
0.55 (254/444) - Willem (@wim66) ☠
Thank you, Willem. - Micah
In April you were 0.97, so you're liking more / commenting less. - Micah
1.88 (779/414) - Ton Zijp
Thanks, Ton. - Micah
0.43 (3597/8305). - Parth Awasthi
0.74 (1970/2667) - Kristin of Two Everything
And thank you Parth, Scott. - Micah
Parth, compared to your April numbers, you've been consistent. - Micah
Thanks, Rick! - Micah
.54 (4148/7674) Updated! - Michael Fidler
Rick, you mean that face with glasses I photoshopped tint into with an apparently disembodied arm which is actually very much attached to my eldest son? It's mostly just me :) - Micah
Thanks, Michael. Yes, you have a rising tide of comment percentage (oh, wow, you were one of the originals from January - cool!) - Micah
1.82 from 798 comments / 438 likes - David Damore
Thanks, nivé and David! - Micah
2027/1594 = 1.27 - Brome
0.58 - Marc Dong
2.9 (3,242/1,116) mhhh.. time to straighten my use of FF a bit.. thanks for this entry - Thierry R. Andriamirado
Brome, Marc and Thierry - thank you! - Micah
Thierry - yeah, 2.9 is fairly high - got to pick the pace on like side :) [but hey, whatever works for you is fine] - Micah
1.91 - MiniMage
Thank you Nicholas and MiniMage! - Micah
Yeah, that's a decent upward rise in comments, Nicholas. - Micah
.6 (6,000/10,000) 3rd update - Now it's time to flip this on its head. My goal is to have (16,000/16,000) next time I post here. Regardless of what happens, I'm just looking forward to the next 10,000 comments, likes, posts, and new relationships I make here. It's all good! - Michael Fidler
1.76 (7539/4290) My commenting habits haven't chanced much, but it felt like I clicked Like a lot less, and this ratio confirms that for me. - Micah
It's that time again. - Micah
.50 - Larua Boats
Thanks, Laura! (you're a 50-caliber gal!) - Micah
0.64 - Imabug
Thank you, Imabug. - Micah
4.67 (I'm greedy :p) - directeur
0.99 - Steven Perez
About 1:2 comment to likes at this time - RAPatton from iPod
.63 - metalerik
Thanks Imabug, directeur, Steven, RAPatton, Jim, Brent and metalerik! - Micah
0.78 - Pete D
.82 as of right now. edit: on January 8th it was 0.39 -- when I saw that, I decided to make more of an effort to comment. When I hit 10k "likes" I decided I wouldn't "like" anything else until I also had 10k comments. - Fred Garvin
And thank you Jimminy, Pete, Bren and Penguin! - Micah
2.47 as of right now. - Jonas, Leper of FF
Micah, are you doing something with these numbers? If so sounds interesting. - NOT THE CRICKET
0.58 - Absentee
Jimminy, I'm copyrighting every single number. It's kind of a honeypot ;) Actually, it was curiosity mostly, but I also hope to build a sampling (small and self-selecting as it may be) for anyone who might want to analyze it. - Micah
Jonas, James and Kurt - thanks you! - Micah
You're welcome. I hope the results do some good. :-) - Absentee
.31. I have almost 4 times as many likes as comments. - edythe
Thank you edythe and Eric! - Micah
195/245 makes 0.8 rounded not including this one which would be 196/245 making 0.8 unrounded, - tom murphy
Thanks, Tom. - Micah
1.98 (588/297) - Bryan Zirkel
1.67 (19,550/11,684) - Mitchell Tsai
Bryan, Mitchell and Jeff P. - thanks, guys! - Micah
1.18 - it's always been close to 1, since day one, for some reason. - Laura Norvig
Wow, Penguin is a prolific liker! - Laura Norvig
2.67 (875/328) - Nathalie
Thank you, Nathalie! - Micah
Thanks, Spidra and Mark! - Micah
0.49 - Jammy Lee
Jammy and Mathew, thank you very much. - Micah
I don't know I just like that picture - Brian Hendrickson
.40 - Ben Hanten
Mine was exactly 2:1 about a week ago. Did a screenshot when I had 2,000 comments and 1,000 likes. - Joe from iPod
SuezanneC, Brian, B E N and Joe - thank you all very much! - Micah
Joe, it's like see the odometer click through a nice round number - it's just inexplicably engaging. :) - Micah
1.40, nearly the square root of two. - Vezquex
Thanks, Raphael and Andy! - Micah
12.23 (844 / 69 ) I guess I take my likes seriously ;) - Chris Myles
Wow I didn't realize I was so out of whack!! 12.23 that's got to be a record (and I don't even import my feeds with the summary as a comment)!! - Chris Myles
Thanks JA, Chris (wow, 12+ is unusual :), Serkan and Nine! - Micah
Micah.. I told you I take my likes seriously; ). You *might* want to ask (in a separate post) what percentage of likes were used to "bookmark" a post or save it for later VS actually "liking it". I NEVER used like for that.. but I did use a private group that if filled with my own topics (and comments).. - Chris Myles
1.78 (8529/4782) - Micah
Likes are down relative to comments, which matches my much lower frequency of liking. I'm a more selective liker than ever. - Micah
I don't think I could argue that any particular kind of ratio is "best", because if Lurkers like to Lurk and cultivate (via Likes) and the Chatty-ites love to chat, to pump out much many more comments than Likes, each can be happy and make for a great social experience. - Micah
383/372 - Ashish
'Just clicking "Like" seems too easy' — Jason, that's because you're from the Chatty-ite tribe :) - Micah
Thanks, ashish. - Micah
wow, what a difference time makes, when i 1st posted on this thread, 6.43%, now = 1.25%, for a 5.18% difference, :o (and this is the earliest post to date i've recovered of my activity on ff) - chaz2b
chaz, I think there's been a big fluctuation for most people (maybe not that much). This is the oldest post on which you commented that you've recovered? - Micah
When I first saw this: 1.91 Sept 28: 1.94 - MiniMage
536 comments in the last month has me at .8736...still creeping toward 1.00 - Fred Garvin
Thanks, MiniMage (2x participant!), Bren (3x!) and Shannon (your inaugural visit!) - Micah
Thank you, SustainedEuphoria. - Micah
Thanks, Mark. - Micah
1.45 - Brett Kelly
Thanks, Brett :) - Micah
5.67 all time. Second highest ratio on here. Woot! I love to talk. - Kevin L
Thank you both, Kevin and mridul (the two of you balance it each well :) - Micah
1.80 (10,189 / 5,666) [compared to Likes, my Comments still continue to rise] - Micah
1.02 (10323/10161) - Fred Garvin
.5666 currently (30,084/53,093) - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Thanks, Bren. - Micah
Thank you, Alex :) - Micah
that was my third post... It's interesting to see how the number has changed. of course, I manipulated the number to a degree, because I stopped "liking" things for a while... - Fred Garvin
Bren, the other thing that can seriously throw off someone's stats is a feed that upon each item it imports adds a comment automatically. - Micah
true. that can seriously inflate comment stats, of course. Then you have someone like RAPatton, who posts a gazillion comments, in part because of his playlist posts where he will list each song in a separate comment. I found, after this post in fact, that I tended to "like" things much more frequently than comment on them, that I was lurking instead of participating. I have changed the way I use ff rather considerably, and I think for the better. - Fred Garvin
Thanks, Sarah, Tutivillus. - Micah
1.19 - Joe Bonner
Micah this is like 11 months ago, I see you have almost doubled your rate. lets make a graph for everybody now, :) - ۳۰ مرغ Loves Y'ALLLLL
Quick, someone write a greasemonkey script to inline some google charts! (tap-tap-tap...wut? don't look at me ;) - Micah
Thanks, Joe. And you thank you, Mahmood :) - Micah
Thanks, Glen! Your comments in the ratio have gone up too. - Micah
1.70 (it was 1.41 on Jan 8) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
WorldofHiglet, thank you :) The comments are strong in this one. - Micah
0.64 (2,589/4,051) - Chieze Okoye
0.58 - Thomas Page
Chieze and Thomas - thank you! - Micah
*bumpage* - Micah
So, Micah, we never did find out what you were doing with this info.... - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
0.27 (5637/20234) - I only see a couple people lower than me. - John (bird whisperer)
4.06 (747/184) - Jan Ole Peek
WoH, World Domination. - Micah
Rene, John and Jan - thank you, all three! :) - Micah
0.97 (6,694/6,929) - NOT THE CRICKET
Thank you J., Jimminy and آقای تلخک :) - Micah
2.23 - Paola Bonomo
0.71 (8,200/11,551) updated - Michael Fidler
0.03 (284 / 10378)! - Daniel Rowley
Thanks Paola, Michael, Artemko, J. and Daniel! - Micah
*thanks Christopher thoroughly* - Micah
14.86 (1442/97) I'm going the wrong way!! - Chris Myles
1.77 (11831/6622) - Micah
0.56 (2059/3703) - Joel Webber
0.89 (1,766/1,986) - chrisofspades
Thanks, Joel and Chris! - Micah
In 4 days it will be 1 year since my first recorded stat here. My comments/like were almost a 1:1 ratio then. Now comments are almost double likes for me. - Micah
jamar78, same trend for you, it looks. :) - Micah
1.00 a year later. {edit -- screwed it up the first time. not telling what I did.} - Jim #teamFFrank
Thanks, Jim! - Micah
.52 this year. - Larua Boats
Thank you, Laura =) - Micah
75,415 comments/1,286 likes = 58.64 - i wish the auto inserted comments didn't get counted... the true number is probably much much close ot my number of likes - Chris Heath
1.09 (11910/10953) - Fred Garvin
1.97%. thanks again micah, this has been a great metric to measure my first year here on ff. As the year went (this being the first record of me being here that i've found): , 6.43%:1.25%:1.97% - chaz2b
Chris, Bren, thank you. And chaz2b, thank you too - glad it's a special marker for you. :) - Micah
1.79 (13620/7618) - Micah from iPhone
0.91 - Bruce Lewis
0.13 - Morton Fox
1.69 now (1.70 on Nov 10th and 1.41 on Jan 8, 2009) - - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
0.23 - Mark H
Thanks Bruce, Morton, Higlet, Brent and Mark! - Micah from iPhone
How is this thread doing in the longest-lived-ff-comment-thresds-ever contest? - j1m
5.76 right now - Kevin L
0.53 - Rodfather
j1m, I wonder how many threads over a year old are regularly updated by an asoetment of users. - Micah from iPhone
Kevin, Cecily and Rodfather - thanks! - Micah from iPhone
1.49 (2,222/1488) - DB, Lil LB's Dad
"I must not ask Micah questions" written out a bajillion times.... :) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
LOL @Higlet - Correct. (but Brent, you can also ask the Mathematics Dept of West Bohemian University in Pilsen, Czech [via ]) - Micah
0.32 (2011/6291) Looks like I need to comment more. =) - Beau Liening
Thank you, Beau. And, by stating you want to comment more you're already helping the cause :) - Micah
2.09329564 (10366:4952) I don't think that I'm the norm here - See-ming Lee 李思明 SML
*bump* - It's that time again, folks. - Micah
1.71 (16,017/9,357) - Micah
0.91 (13,933/15,222) - NOT THE CRICKET
2.66 - Marissa
1.48 (2,469/1,669) - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Thanks, Jimminy, Marissa and Daryl. :) - Micah
1.21 - Jenny
Thanks, Jenny! - Micah
1.10 (4874/4448) - DGentry
2.13(7957/3734) - Melanie Reed
Thank you, Denton, Glen and Melanie! - Micah
63.58 (97,534/1,534) -- interesting that my last three digits are the same there, eh? (note, i already posted a month or two ago when i first saw this thread) - Chris Heath
Thanks, Chris! - Micah
0.87 (3770/4312), so I'm either getting more commenty or less likey. [0.74 (1970/2667) was what I previously reported back in June] - Kristin of Two Everything
Thanks Scott, pea and T. Brent. - Micah
Brent, interesting. Look forward to more commentary. :) - Micah
1433/1161 = 1.23 - cdogzilla | downgraded
1.19 (5132/4316) - Ruchira S. Datta
Thank you, cdogzilla and Ruchira! - Micah
0.94(15045/15978) 0.83, (28.August.2009); 0.97, (11.Nov.2009); 0.91, (17.April.2010); 0.94, (11.May.2010). - NOT THE CRICKET
1.65 (18,070 / 10,970) - Micah
*bump* It's that time again, folks. - Micah
1.05 (1710/1625) - cdogzilla | downgraded
1.66 here. Chattyites 4ever! - Lo
Thanks cdogzilla and Lo! - Micah
Last year my comments were around 7000 and likes around 2500, for a ratio of 2.80. I consciously chose to do more liking over the last year. As of today my comments number 10,782 and likes number 7,666, for a ratio of 1.41. - Stephen Mack
Jason, Stephen - cool. Thanks for keeping updated here. :) - Micah
Thanks, RG - Micah
1.03. Micah you've made over 18000 comments since you first posted this. - chrisofspades
0.76 (3,624/4,766) Egad that's only .1 improvement since 2009-01-08 :-P but at least it's moving in the right direction. - ɐ ɯıʞ sıɹɥɔ
3.25 No wonder I always had to stand in the hall in school for talking ;-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
Still right at 1:1. W00t. - Jim #teamFFrank
1.15 (14662/12739) - Fred Garvin
chrisofspades, crazy isn't it. :) - Micah
kima, tortoise wins and all that ;) Thanks, Shannon. Jim, you have maintained balanced in the force you have. Thanks, Bren. - Micah
2.33 :( my new yr's resolution was to "like" more, imma not doing sucha good job, :( - chaz2b
Thanks, Mark, and chaz, you'll get there. :) - Micah
1.61 (20,661 / 12,818) - Micah
*BUMP* - It's that time again. THANKS! - Micah
1.76 (15,652/8,886) - Jenny
Thanks, Jenny and hollyrai! - Micah
Thank you, Glen. - Micah
0.77 - Steven Perez
0.31 (14566/47299) - John (bird whisperer)
John, you're a 'liking' fool! :D - Jenny
Apparently I'm the human version of FALOB - John (bird whisperer)
Ha! (and thanks, John) - Micah
Double ha! - Jenny
Thank you Steven. - Micah
2.28 - Jesse Stay
1.66 (updated) - Eric - ill subliminal
Thanks Scott, Jesse, Eric and holly! - Micah
58,144/3,749=15.509, basically due to multiple feed imports. - Daniel Mietchen
*BUMP* - Micah
1.60 (22,066/13,819) - Micah
:) @Jason. - Micah
0.69 - Absentee
0.76 - Steven Perez
slightly off of my usual this time: 1.01 - Jim #teamFFrank
Thanks James, Steven and Jim "STAY-ON-TAR-GET" Jannotti. :) - Micah
.98(20,405/20,834) - NOT THE CRICKET
1.36 (20684/15224) - Fred Garvin from iPhone
Thank you, Jimminy, Greg and Bren! - Micah
1.88 (21954/11691) Chatty Cathy, apparently. - Jenny
11289/9010 = 1.25 (wonder if some comments are from imported feeds) - Mike Chelen
Thanks Jenny and Mike. :) - Micah
Sorry - Micah .... but the math is just too complicated :) - Charlie Anzman
Charlie, I'm make it simple. I'll do the talking, you drive the get-away car—we'll split it even: 80/20. - Micah
Damn, More Homework. - Brent - Yes I am
including this comment (119,119C/1677L) ... 71.03 - Chris Heath
1.21 - Joe Bonner
1.56 (24,076/15,472) - Micah
*BUMP* - it's that time again. Also, I passed 24K comments recently. - Micah
Thanks, Micahel. - Micah
113,457 comments / 166,887 likes = .68 - RAPatton
2.02 (31627/15675) I need to start liking more and shut the hell up. - Jenny
1:1.618, of course. - Josh Haley from iPhone
2.60 - Jack&Cleo
I was waiting for that from you, Mr. Haley. - Lisa L. Seifert from Android
Those are some heavy hitter numbers there, RAPatton. Thanks. :) - Micah
I've been on FF for a long time, Michah, because I am really, really old. - RAPatton
LOL Josh. These aren't the maths you looking for. [lateral hand wave] - Micah
Jenny, do not take your own advice; not advisable. - Micah
Thanks, Jack & Cleo. - Micah
RAPatton, you're not old—you triple-comment-excerpt every bookmarklet post :)) - Micah
Cristo, this post is an ancient relic. Handle with care. - Micah
0.13 - Morton Fox
Okay, Micah. <----I had to resist the urge not to post that because I know it's going to up my comment count. ;) - Jenny
But how many of those primordial, high interest posts are still active. Uh huh. :) - Micah
Thanks, Morton. BTW, when you posted in February, it was exactly 0.13 also. - Micah
Jenny, resistance is futile; embrace the rising tide of comments. - Micah
Comments are more difficult and time consuming than Likes. I'd be happy about a high comment:likes ratio except that many are surely imported from feeds, while every Like is manual. - Mike Chelen
it has changed to 2.2256 now as Sep, 6 2010.Labor Day. :) I added the date for future references. - ۳۰ مرغ Loves Y'ALLLLL
IN HONOUR OF DERRICK'S 100,000th LIKE: - Micah
1.54 (25,102/16,257) - Micah
Thanks, Alex. - Micah
2.29.... 26 HR, 89 RBI - .LAG liked that
.15 on March 21, 2009. Now .19. - Alix May
Thanks, MarkJ, .LAG and Alix! :) - Micah
Thank you, Deepak! - Micah
1.47 (24757/16749) - Fred Garvin
I make a lot of comments but no one like me, so I guess the ratio is infinite or undefined. - Sue - Friendfeed is best
1.45 (29653/20444) *BUMP* - Micah
1.22 (31900/26233) - holly #ravingfangirl
.59 (58,923/99,251) - Scoble, Alex Scoble
6.61 (2825/427 )... I'm a wee bit chatty - Shannon - GlassMistress
I had exactly a 2:1 ratio as previously reported [Aug 30, '09], now I am at: 1.7241:1 ratio. 6,067 comments to 3,519 likes. - Joe
0.79 as of 6 Jan 2011. - John E. Bredehoft
my brain hurts - Morgan
Two years later and my ratio has climbed from 3.4 to 4.675. I've got a lot to say, apparently. - Kevin Fox
Funnily, I didn't notice until after leaving that comment that when I reported my stat in 2009 I also followed it up with "I've got stuff to say." I didn't say it was *new* stuff... - Kevin Fox
1.000 (27093/27080) - NOT THE CRICKET
I've had an improvement since the last few times this has come up. I was .49 or close to it, now I'm running a .57 ratio - Bluesun 2600
1.68 (55826/33281) - Jenny
81.1 - rising consistently - Chris Heath
I think this is the oldest thread I see that still gets new comments added. - Sue - Friendfeed is best
*BUMP* - Micah
1.40 (32175/22968) - Micah
I dunno, I'm not good with math - sofarsoShawn
0.35 ... Apparently I'm not very talkative. - John (bird whisperer)
Thanks, John and Shawn. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
1.459 (33067/22667) - Fred Garvin from iPhone
looks familiar... - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
2.6 (wow, this thread is like my yearly checkup; thanks micah and friendfeed, 3+years and going strong [6.4%, 2.33%]) - chaz2b
1.02 (38,615, 37,927) 9/27/11 - NOT THE CRICKET
1.29 (36,959 / 28,580) - Micah
Thanks, Jimminy, Bren, WoH, and chaz2b. :) - Micah
.46 now. :) - Larua Boats
Thank you, LB. - Micah
0.33 (34741/105115) - John (bird whisperer)
Thanks John. Gracias, caj. - Micah
1.57 (24,460/15,624). It was 1.12 the day after the OP. - Tinfoil 2.0
The likes dim and comms brim. - Micah
2.91; 6.43% (@ 2yrs ago) 2.33% (@ 1yr ago). for history's sake, this thread was started shortly after i found friendfeed, or friendfeed found me, so it holds a special place in my heart. thanks for keeping it around mr micah - chaz2b
You're certainly welcome, chaz2b. In some way it feels like a living heirloom to me. :) - Micah
*BUMP* - Micah
1.25 (40,008/31,895) - Micah
1.15 - Kristin
1.41 - Melly
5.12 - Julian
3 (2.991) (and now the list has become too lengthy for me to track my progress, ;) [dumb me, i have a post not 10 lines ago in history, from 090711 2.91; 6.43% (@ 2yrs ago) 2.33% (@ 1yr ago) ;) ] - chaz2b
.79 - Shevonne
24 072 / 35 095 = 0.685909674 - AJ Batac
0,77 (before and after this comment) - loi
2.65 (69,814 comments/26,281 likes) - Spidra Webster
1.51 = 28,196/18,717. Was 1.57 in Sept 2011 and 1.12 in Jan 2009. - Tinfoil 2.0
*BUMP* - Micah
0.174 (6966/40022) - Not much of a talker. - Kevin Johnson
1.23 (41,476 / 33,845) - Micah
1.43 - Tamara J. B.
.15 on March 21, 2009, .19. on September 18, 2010, and .22 today (March 8, 2012). - Alix May
*BUMP* for Ross - Micah
2.83 - Ross Miller
1.97 on 2012-04-24 - ؛ patrick
0.99 (44,752, 45,200) 4/24/11 || 0.83, (?, ?), (28.August.2009); 0.97, (6,694, 6,929), (11.Nov.2009); 0.91, (13,933, 15,222), (17.April.2010); 0.94, (15,045, 15,978), (11.May.2010); .98, (20,405, 20,834), (03.August.2010); 1.00, (27,093, 27,080), (06.January.2011); 1.02, (38,615, 37,927), (27.September.2011); 0.99 (44,752, 45,200), (24.April.2012); - NOT THE CRICKET
1.6 - AJ Batac
1.34 Did you finish all your profiling yet, Micah? - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
1.22 (42,526 / 34,975) - Micah
Glad to see you here, Ross. Thanks for the updates everyone. WoH, the master plan is coming together nicely. - Micah
Excellent *steeples fingers* - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
*staples fingers* - John (bird whisperer)
Hmm, can you order finger-steeples on Amazon? - Micah
*readies the Band-Aids* - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Micah: I can sell you some, cheap. Just fax your credit card, SIN and maiden name to the usual number. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
My facsimile machine is in dry dock at the moment, but I'll pigeon over a small scroll with all the requisite datums. - Micah
Done and done. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
0.31 <-- about the same as usual - John (bird whisperer)
After the last 19+ hours, it's high time to log-in your stats again. - Micah
1.20 (45878 / 38084) - Micah
1.54 (32,913 comments / 21,412 likes) - Tinfoil 2.0
Thanks, Tinfoil. - Micah
Try dividing by zero and find out ( ) - Micah
1.04 (10778 / 10303) - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Thanks, DB. - Micah
Currently 0.3. - John (bird whisperer)
Thanks, John. - Micah
1.01 (47,240, 46,956) 9/13/12 || 0.83, (?, ?), (28.August.2009); 0.97, (6,694, 6,929), (11.Nov.2009); 0.91, (13,933, 15,222), (17.April.2010); 0.94, (15,045, 15,978), (11.May.2010); .98, (20,405, 20,834), (03.August.2010); 1.00, (27,093, 27,080), (06.January.2011); 1.02, (38,615, 37,927), (27.September.2011); 0.99 (44,752, 45,200), (24.April.2012); 1.01, (47,240, 46,956), (14.September.2012); - NOT THE CRICKET
Thanks, Jimminy and Zulema. - Micah
BUMP - in honor of Kevin's 8K comment threshold. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
.38 - March 15, 2013 - Jennifer Dittrich
0.279 (58096/208087) - John (bird whisperer)
0.172283 (8005/46464) - Kevin Johnson
0.75 (38,250 comments / 50,175 likes) (My entry above from 2 years ago said I had 10,782 comments and 7,666 likes for a ratio of 1.41. I've been busy, and my pattern seems to have changed.) - Stephen Mack
Thanks, Jennifer, John, Kevin and Stephen. :) - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
0.51 (6,883/13,438) - Stephan from iPhone
5.72, though I deleted my first account, like, 3 years ago - Meg VMeg
1.03 (51,436, 50,018) 3/15/13 || 0.83, (?, ?), (28.August.2009); 0.97, (6,694, 6,929), (11.Nov.2009); 0.91, (13,933, 15,222), (17.April.2010); 0.94, (15,045, 15,978), (11.May.2010); .98, (20,405, 20,834), (03.August.2010); 1.00, (27,093, 27,080), (06.January.2011); 1.02, (38,615, 37,927), (27.September.2011); 0.99 (44,752, 45,200), (24.April.2012); 1.01, (47,240, 46,956), (14.September.2012); 1.03 (51,436, 50,018), (15.March.2013); - NOT THE CRICKET
.44. I guess I'm getting lazy. - Larua Boats
2.22. I use YouFeed a lot, and liking takes an inordinate amount of time on the app.... - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
3.10 up from 2.83 a year ago. - Ross Miller
Thanks, Ross. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
BUMP - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
1.07 - Kristin
1.03 - Fred Garvin from iPhone
This thread is amazing. What a treasure trove of information - Fred Garvin from iPhone
0.62 (5077/8197) as of 4/29/13 - bentley
2.49 today - Marissa
1.0591 Comments per like (16,230 / 15,324). - Joe
0.47 (10,057/21,354) - Zu from AOD
0.98 (48000/48933) - Fred Garvin
Michael R. Bernstein
ballotbox 0.1 : Python Package Index -
ballotbox is a Python library that attempts to implement useful voting methodologies. - Michael R. Bernstein
Michael R. Bernstein
What’s and its CEO Tony Hsieh got to do with downtown Las Vegas? Plenty. Get the scoop about the Downtown Project from the unveiling of the once “secret project”to Zappos employees, to the developing story in the news. - Michael R. Bernstein
Michael R. Bernstein
Re: Red States Love Pinterest, Blue States Love Macs -
"How about other operating systems, such as Linux? Any correlations there?" - Michael R. Bernstein
Michael R. Bernstein
Re: Doctors rate doctors in HealthTap’s medical quality project -
"I'd be very interested to learn how they are going to crunch the ratings data, at least in broad outlines. I assume that a simple average of ratings won't do, that they'll have to weight ratings given by the rating of the doctor making the rating (pagerank-style), and perhaps come up with other ways of determining the authority of the doctor making the rating. Incidentally, is HealthTap making public the individual ratings/reviews being given (anonymized, perhaps), or just the resulting aggregate scores?" - Michael R. Bernstein
Michael R. Bernstein
Re: How to write copy that converts -
"OK, this gives some great ideas to test: Test various incentives, like free support options (chat, email, etc.). Change the call to action to "Get Started" (also test "Start Now", "Share Now", "Start Sharing", etc.) Test text identifying the user it is for (change " the easiest way to do X" to " the easiest way for gardeners to do X.") Thanks!" - Michael R. Bernstein
Michael R. Bernstein
"Some feedback: 'Customer Development' really refers to the whole process up to the point where you have achieved product-market fit. Instead, you probably want to replace that box with 'Problem Validation'. Following problem validation, you may want to insert a 'Solution Validation' box. Solution validation overlaps somewhat with MVP building, depending on what you consider an MVP. You can validate a solution with nothing more than a landing page, but not everyone considers that to be an MVP. The 'Attention' box in the McClure column is actually 'Acquisition'. The Ash/Lean column implies that startups invariably switch from one engine of growth to another. While they may do so, changing your engine of growth is actually a change to your business model that is significant enough to be considered a pivot, and while nearly all startups pivot, not all pivot around their chosen engine of growth. Regardless of the engine, the middle of the startup lifecycle is focussed on achieving..." - Michael R. Bernstein
Calf, inked. #calfmeme
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It took FOREVER to get this picture, btw. - Derrick
Is that a banksy? - Michael R. Bernstein
It is! On the other side of my leg, I have the kissing bobbies. Too hard to snap a pic, though. Thanks, Meg! - Derrick
Bump for Jason. - Derrick
Michael R. Bernstein
Re: The New and Updated Running Lean Book -
"Ash (and all other readers), you can get a $9.99 early release of the 2nd edition (WITH updates including the final version) directly from O'Reilly here: The $9.99 price is good until the end of January 2012. Notable differences between the O'Reilly and Amazon's deals: - O'Reilly gets you an early-release version immediately, Amazon makes you wait until the final version - O'Reilly ebooks are DRM-free, Amazon's ebooks are crapped up with DRM - O'Reilly ebooks come in multiple formats (including Kindle), Amazon is Kindle-only" - Michael R. Bernstein
Michael R. Bernstein
Re: The New and Updated Running Lean Book -
"Ash (and all other readers), you can get a $9.99 early release of the 2nd edition (WITH updates including the final version) directly from O'Reilly here: The $9.99 price is good until the end of January 2012. Notable differences between the O'Reilly and Amazon's deals: - O'Reilly gets you an early-release version immediately, Amazon makes you wait until the final version - O'Reilly ebooks are DRM-free, Amazon's ebooks are crapped up with DRM - O'Reilly ebooks come in multiple formats (including Kindle), Amazon is Kindle-only" - Michael R. Bernstein
Michael R. Bernstein
Re: The New and Updated Running Lean Book -
"Ash (and all other readers), you can get a $9.99 early release of the 2nd edition (WITH updates including the final version) directly from O'Reilly here: The $9.99 price is good until the end of January 2012. Notable differences between O'Reilly and Amazon's deals: - O'Reilly gets you an early-release version immediately, Amazon makes you wait until the final version - O'Reilly ebooks are DRM-free, Amazon's ebooks are crapped up with DRM - O'Reilly ebooks come in multiple formats (including Kindle), Amazon is Kindle-only" - Michael R. Bernstein
Michael R. Bernstein
Re: Parsing HTML in Python (Shallow Thoughts) -
"Take a look at BeautifulSoup: is far better at dealing with bad markup." - Michael R. Bernstein
Michael R. Bernstein
Re: Cut the working week to a maximum of 20 hours, urge top economists - Heather Stewart via The Observer -
"Stowe, I'm curious, do you grow any of your own food?" - Michael R. Bernstein
Michael R. Bernstein
Re: Cut the working week to a maximum of 20 hours, urge top economists - Heather Stewart via The Observer -
"Stowe, I'm curious, do you grow any of your own food?" - Michael R. Bernstein
Michael R. Bernstein
For Akiva. And the Peaches.
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You, sir, rule! - Akiva
Good work, Michael! :) - Rochelle
ahahahaha! - vijay
lol - Myrna
Peaches! —that's how I like them apples. - Micah
You're very welcome, Akiva. - Michael R. Bernstein
Bump. For no particular reason. - Michael R. Bernstein
Completely forgot about this, went straight to 100% LOL. - Akiva
Bumping again. - Michael R. Bernstein
Excellent bump, Michael. :) - Micah
YEP. - Akiva
Michel Bauwens
International Political Economy of Work and Employability:
Where's the download link? - Michael R. Bernstein
Just ran across this again. Still no download link. - Michael R. Bernstein
Michael R. Bernstein
I'm returning to Albuquerque today. -
See more in my Dopplr profile. - Michael R. Bernstein
Michael R. Bernstein
W3C Federated Social Web Incubator Group -
"The mission of the Federated Social Web Incubator Group, part of the Incubator Activity, is to provide a set of community-driven specifications and a test-case suite for a federated social web." - Michael R. Bernstein from Bookmarklet
Mary Carmen
Here's the conclusion I came to last night: This is my body. While it reserves the right to look slightly different on a daily basis and may look way different 3-6 months from now, it is mine and this is what I look like. I will stop hating it. I will love me for who I am not what I look like. If people want to judge or dislike me because....
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...I have wide hips, an ass and some thick thighs, then they can go screw themselves. I'm tired of beating myself up. I have a good life. I have friends who love me. I have a man who loves me for me and doesn't care that I am soft in all the wrong/right places. I have a loving and supportive family. I have no idea why I make myself miserable other than it's always been that way, and I say it's time to end that. I will still work towards living a healthier lifestyle because I feel good when I do, not because a scale has shamed me into feeling guilty. That relationship is over. Spring cleaning has begun! - Mary Carmen
Hello, beautiful. :) - Steven Perez
I think you rock but then I am biased. Good Morning Mary. - Comics Forge
About g'd time. - ♫Maurice the Trainer♫ from iPod
Good morning, pretty lady! - Larua Boats
what glen said, and Steven, and Junebug, and LB and... - Jim #teamFFrank
Thanks, y'all are awesome! - Mary Carmen
You look damn good to me! xoxox - Melly
Mary you are the best!! - Valz 4 TEAMMARINA
the old saying goes I am responsible for my happiness today. And you have alot of good things going on so enjoy them. Your man, your family, your FFers and of course yours shoes. Happy Good Friday my friend. - Valz 4 TEAMMARINA
oh and waving from Riverhead - Valz 4 TEAMMARINA
HI VAL! - Mary Carmen
:D keep up the good work you look MMMMMMarvelous - Valz 4 TEAMMARINA
btw, awesome hair style. - Steve C Team Marina
Yep, Mary, you are doing it awesomely. Great post. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
You look fabulous, Mary Carmen! And you ARE fabulous. - tab
i can dig it - cysko
Happy Friday, you very smart woman. - Jenica
Great to see such self-acceptance. - Meryn Stol
I think you're beautiful, just as you are. And, if you think you're beautiful, then you will be. If you think you're ugly, then you will be. Your outsides reflect what you feel on the inside, so continue to be positive about your body, because there's nothing wrong with how you look. - Cassandra
Good girl! You're a beautiful woman! It's always the hardest to clean out the junk between the ears than our houses. Continue your fabulousness! - Hedgehog
*blushes* thank you all. could not do this at all without all your support. - Mary Carmen
***********HUG*********** - Ayşe E.
Noms, that's all I gots to say. - Scott. Cat Herder.
Let me clarify, I think you are beautiful, have a beautiful body, and should be ashamed of nothing. - Scott. Cat Herder.
<3 - AJ Batac
Hear, hear. - laura x
That's awesome. It's going to sound really stupid, but I've been going through the same "overcoming body shame" thing too, lately. Right on, MC!!! (and for the record, you are way better than me at dressing in a flattering way) - Lo
I continue to hold the opinion: *swoooooon* - Johnny
We all have the right to be proud of however we look. Awesome on you for getting there! :) - Heather
*gives MC a standing ovation with a few W00Ts thrown in* - vicster
internal beauty is what counts in life, not superficial fake...these warm comments should make clear what ppl think about u :-) - کاوه
Thank you! - Mary Carmen
You're beautiful and loving yourself makes you even more so. - topernic
This is proof that the outside matches the inside. - Ha3rvey (on hiatus)
Great advice for anyone and a great new attitude! - Paulette
Hi! I don't know you really, but we've 'talked' a couple of times, and I've lurked around a bit. Please forgive me when I tell you that I'm completely jealous of your haircut. It is soooooo cute. I have a weak chin (well 2 or 3 of them :) ), so I have never been able to rock a page boy. I'm sorry that you had a winter of corporal discontent, but you seem like you're recovering well!!! I think that since I can't manage the pretty hair, I will copy the pretty attitude. Happy Easter, and wonderful spring! - Charleen Mullenweg
Thanks, Charleen! It's an asymmetrical bob and I love it. I part it way on the side and flat-iron it. I love it and I'm definitely asking my dude to cut it shorter next time. I think it is a haircut that a lot of different facial types can wear. - Mary Carmen
I want to "like" this again. :) - Larua Boats
Right the eff on! And, thank you. - Maria Niles
Well done Mary. You look fabulous - Technogran
Hi Mary! I love librarians & libraries!! I don't care what shape or color they come in!! Have a great day! :) - Harold Cabezas
Well, ya look gorgeous to me - Marianne
THANK YOU! - Mary Carmen
So am I, Eric ;-) - Mary Carmen
Being comfortable in your own skin is the biggest challenge anyone can face. While self improvement is always a nice goal, loving yourself for being yourself is awesome. Congrats to you! </pseudo-philosophicalism> - Mike Nayyar
This thread makes me incredibly happy and grateful for all you wonderful people. - Mary Carmen
UR DOIN IT RITE - Michael R. Bernstein
I'm know I'm late to the party MC, but I'm loving this. What Glen said. Oh, and RAWR. - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Thank you, Barry! - Mary Carmen
Nothing sexier than a confident woman. Period. - iTad
Tad + 1 - Oguz Serdar
I'll cosign Tad and add intelligent. - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Y'all are way too good to me. - Mary Carmen
you make it easy - MoTO: #TeamMarina
*blushes* - Mary Carmen
roflmao - Mary Carmen
So say we all. - Ron Bailey
*Clapping hands* There we go. - WooEB
*Jumps and cheers!* - Mary B: #TeamMonique
Two thumbs waaaaaaaaay up! - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Is there a Gorgeous Big Broads room on FF? Maybe there needs to be. - Mary B: #TeamMonique
Lol...THERE SHOULD BE - Mary Carmen
well said! - - SportyGeek Adj.
Bumping myself because I *really* *REALLY* need this reminder today. - Mary Carmen
MC You look great. Self image is a bitch though I agree. - A Gunny named Slickback
This. - Absentee
Here's the thing that I always yell at myself about: I've been through so much physically, you'd think I would just be happy to be breathing. But some days, I get all on myself about stupid shit. - Mary Carmen
You are beautiful, no matter what your head says ;). - Scott. Cat Herder.
100% Agree with Just. Scott. - Carlton Hackett
Just. Scott. is a very wise man. - Ha3rvey (on hiatus)
This thread was a big pile of Awwww right when I needed it. Rock on, MC! - Lo
Bumping because I need this reminder right now. - Mary Carmen
*hugs* This is my struggle as well. :) - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Same here. - Corinne L
Michael R. Bernstein
ballotbox 0.1 : Python Package Index -
ballotbox is a Python library that attempts to implement useful voting methodologies. - Michael R. Bernstein
Michael R. Bernstein
Requests: HTTP for Humans — Requests v0.5.1 documentation -
A saner API for making HTTP requests. - Michael R. Bernstein
Michael R. Bernstein
Requests: HTTP for Humans — Requests v0.5.1 documentation -
A saner API for making HTTP requests. - Michael R. Bernstein
Michael R. Bernstein
Requests: HTTP for Humans — Requests v0.5.1 documentation -
A saner API for making HTTP requests. - Michael R. Bernstein
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