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Louis Gray
Our water use is down 40% year over year, due in part to going with Rachio for our smart sprinkler system. We're also down about 60% from two years ago. More to do, but the right direction. http://blog.louisgray.com/2014...
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We went 54k gallons over a 60 day period in 2012 to 24k this year. Our kids still take too many baths, and we do too much laundry, but the trajectory is good. - Louis Gray
We too have been cutting back on water usage. In completely unrelated news, we had to have 17 trees taken out this summer. :( Oh, wait, that's not completely unrelated, is it? :( - Amit Patel
Our well is producing a few gallons a day per person. Around here the water truckers have been overwhelmed with business since june as wells have run dry. We're using bottled water and eating off paper plates. #prayforrain #sacrificepeopleforrain - Todd Hoff
Looking at the data makes me feel like we're still using a ton of water, but unless we never bathe or wash clothes, we're hard pressed to take it dramatically lower. - Louis Gray
That's 12K gallons a month? That's 400 gallons a day. With 4 people that's 100 gallons per person per day. Which is average. So that's very good progress. Good work. Using no water landscaping is a good next step. That will be coming soon enough for everyone. Without better monitoring data it's hard to go that next step in reducing usage. Here are some more water savings tips: http://friendfeed.com/toddh.... - Todd Hoff
Aldercroft Heights is now rationing to 50 gallons per household per day. - Todd Hoff
@todd, but we have five people. :) - Louis Gray from Android
It's extreme, but you can give one away to a family of 3. - Todd Hoff
Stephen Mack
Dropbox is insane. This policy is nuts: "Question: Will joining someone else's shared folder use my quota?" [Dropbox Help] - https://www.dropbox.com/help...
Dropbox is insane. This policy is nuts: "Question: Will joining someone else's shared folder use my quota?" [Dropbox Help]
Answer: "The size of a shared folder will be counted against the quota of every member of that folder, unless everyone is a member of the same Dropbox for Business account. For Business accounts, the size of the shared folder will be counted against the team's shared quota only once. For all other users, your Dropbox storage quota is calculated by adding up the total amount of data in your Dropbox folder, including all shared folders. As a result, the owner of a Dropbox Basic 18 GB (2 GB + bonus storage earned through referrals) account will not be able to collaborate on a shared folder larger than 18 GB. One reason this policy exists is to prevent people from giving themselves unlimited space by stacking Basic accounts with shared folders." - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
My camp is trying to share photos from Burning Man. We started out on Flickr, but Flickr requires everyone have a Yahoo e-mail, and some people resisted. So we gave Dropbox a try. Now everyone who joins the shared folder is out of quota. - Stephen Mack
I guess we'll try Google Drive or Shutterfly next. - Stephen Mack
If people don't want full rez, just upload to G+ and you'll get 2k resolution unlimited photos for free. - Steve and 4 other people
the dropbox thing is baffling. what a strange solution to "we don't want people to be cheap". - Jenica
Steve: G+ might work, although if people didn't want to create a Yahoo account, not sure how they'll feel about G+ accounts. - Stephen Mack
Jenica: I know! It seems completely nuts to me. - Stephen Mack
I think G+ has the same problem as Google Drive right? Do you have a non-google e-mail address I can try to share a GDrive folder with? - Steve and 4 other people
Sure, you could use my @tivo.com address - Stephen Mack
Done. Do you want to share a folder? - Steve and 4 other people
Got it! Thanks, Steve. (Curious: Why do those files have such bizarre filenames?) - Stephen Mack
So what I ended up doing since half of us are on Dropbox already is to use "links" instead of "shares" -- I have one shared folder for uploads, which I then move into the "linked" folder. Still pretty lame. - Stephen Mack
Yup, I have this same problem with Dropbox. We have a license to a bunch of tutorial videos for WordPress, and the creator shares the new versions with us through Dropbox. Each time he shares the updated videos, it blows right through my Dropbox quota, and I have to remove everything else in order to accept the sharing invitation. Then, it gets a little dicey, because I'm never sure if... more... - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Those filenames are just what Amazon MP3 generated, unfortunately. :( - Steve and 4 other people
@Stephen, if Google Drive doesn't work, rant about why and I'll tell our people what we should do to fix. - Louis Gray
Louis Gray
New person record achieved: 60k+ on Fitbit, and I've got an hour-plus to add on!
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Side note: One benefit, I believe, was beating Stephen Mack's personal record too. I'm petty like that. - Louis Gray
Grats! 10 hours of steps! Impressive. How do your feet feel? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I was wearing my Teva sandals for the first 43,000, so I have some red/blistering on the arches where the straps come in contact with the skin, but otherwise, no problems. I switched to regular socks/shoes for the last 18,000 when I left the house around 8 and broke through my old record. - Louis Gray
I think 100k is achievable, and this proves it. It just takes 16 hours of solid work, which allows for 8 hours of flex. We should make it a charity thing and get it done. - Louis Gray
Sixteen hours doing two steps per second? That would be most impressive. - Bruce Lewis
Bruce, do you have access to the overall Fitbit data? What's the record for most steps taken in a day? - Stephen Mack
If you do a public event with witnesses who can say you were really taking steps, then that would truly be the record. Getting a maximum from the data would probably turn out to be something like https://twitter.com/marcamo... - Bruce Lewis
Yeah, I guess there's no way to distinguish the real steps versus someone, say, leaving it in front of a fan all day. - Stephen Mack
I once did three flights of stairs by pacing back and forth in the elevator. I didn't try it again, so I don't know if it was a fluke. - Betsy
That wasn't a fluke -- it would happen every time: http://help.fitbit.com/article... - Bruce Lewis
I thought so. For the record, when I go on my stair-climbing binges (it's been a while), I'm not pacing in an elevator. - Betsy
My 60k were real. Do my 6 year olds count as witnesses? - Louis Gray
Louis, only if a FriendFeeder who has met them vouches for their honesty. - Bruce Lewis
His six year olds seem very honest to me! - Stephen Mack
OK, it's official. - Bruce Lewis
Mark H
Todd Hoff
Smell the freedom - Florida Makes Off-Grid Living Illegal – Mandates All Homes Must Be Connected To An Electricity Grid - http://www.newslinq.com/off-gri...
Smell the freedom - Florida Makes Off-Grid Living Illegal – Mandates All Homes Must Be Connected To An Electricity Grid
"It’s no secret that an opposition to sustainable living exists. Earlier this year, Texas state brought several SWAT teams to a sustainable community and threatened to shut it down. Each one of the community members were initially handcuffed at gunpoint. It was called “The Garden of Eden Community,” and was totally self sustainable. You can read more about that here. This time, it’s Robin Speronis that’s come under fire. She lives off the grid in Florida, completely independent of the city’s water and electric system. A few weeks ago, officials ruled her off-grid home illegal. Officials cited the International Property Maintenance Code, which mandates that homes be connected to an electricity grid and a running water source. That’s just like saying our dependency on corporations isn’t even a choice. The battle to live without most utilities has been ongoing for Robin, the self-sufficient woman has lived for more than a year and a half using solar energy, a propane camping stove and rain water." - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
Shevonne
RT @saladinahmed: I'm pretty sure this is the most horrible termination letter in the history of employment. http://huff.to/X2lS0d http://t.co/8xWaFbQGml
RT @saladinahmed: I'm pretty sure this is the most horrible termination letter in the history of employment. http://huff.to/X2lS0d http://t.co/8xWaFbQGml
Wow, that is terrible! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Geez :( - Stephen Mack
"You're fired. Good luck with the whole cancer thing! As always, Dr. Heartless" - Stephen Mack
No need to read, the letter says "let the air out of my tires and put flaming poo on my front porch". What a guy. - Eric - Poppa Large
That's harsh. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Whoa. Is that illegal or just asshole-y? - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
And by being fired, doesn't she lose her health benefits to pay for her treatment? This is so wrong, immoral and in most civilized countries illegal. - Nils Sandin from iPhone
Markus Jakobs
Cristo
SF Giants. 9-0 against the Dodgers.
Let's go Giants! - Louis Gray
I was listening to the game on KGO. One game behind now. Oops I meant knbr. - Rodfather from Android
Anne Bouey
Every Comment On Recipe Blogs - http://the-toast.net/2014...
Every Comment On Recipe Blogs
"“I didn’t have any eggs, so I replaced them with a banana-chia-flaxseed pulse. It turned out terrible; this recipe is terrible.” “I don’t have any of these ingredients at home. Could you rewrite this based on the food I do have in my house? I’m not going to tell you what food I have. You have to guess.” “I don’t eat white flour, so I tried making it with raw almonds that I’d activated by chewing them with my mouth open to receive direct sunlight, and it turned out terrible. This recipe is terrible.” “Could you please give the metric weight measurements, and sometime in the next twenty minutes; I’m making this for a dinner party and my guests are already here.” “i dont have an oven, can i still make this? please reply immediately” “Does anyone know if you can make this ahead of time and freeze it?” “Have you thought about making a sugar-free version of this?” “Can you give us a calorie breakdown for this?” “I followed this to the letter, except I substituted walnuts and tofu for the... more... - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
hahaha so much this. drives me crazy. - holly #ravingfangirl
"“a warning that if you cook this at 275°F for three hours instead of at 400°F for twenty-five minutes its completely ruined. do you have any suggestions?” “I didn’t have buttermilk, so I just poured baking soda into a container of raspberry yogurt. It tasted terrible.” “I love this recipe! I added garlic powder, Italian seasoning, a few flakes of nutritional yeast, half a bottle of... more... - Anne Bouey
OMG, this is brilliant!!!!! I have to answer these questions as part of my job!!!!! - Melly - #TeamMarina
Chickpea & Milo Brownies - I don't have chickpeas or milo, what could I make this with instead? - Melly - #TeamMarina
I'm laughing so hard because it's true. Along with sugar-free requests are vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and sodium-free. I saw a mac n cheese recipe where the lady asked for a carb-free, dairy-free, gluten-free version. Did a search and found a few recipes in a few seconds time. Why didn't she do that? - Anika
I've just shared this with my colleagues; our Food Editor is on a plane right now but I can't wait for her to see it! - Melly - #TeamMarina
Hilarious. - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Todd Hoff
Milky Way is on the outskirts of 'immeasurable heaven' supercluster | Science | The Guardian - http://www.theguardian.com/science...
Milky Way is on the outskirts of 'immeasurable heaven' supercluster | Science | The Guardian
Milky Way is on the outskirts of 'immeasurable heaven' supercluster | Science | The Guardian
"Astronomers discover that our galaxy is a suburb of a supercluster of 100,000 large galaxies they have called Laniakea" - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
Perhaps this is why we don't get visitors from other planets. We live in the sticks. - MoTO: Team Marina
Which could be a good thing. - Todd Hoff
A cosmic cul-de-sac? - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
this is an awesome simulation video.. shows how small our earth is - Peter Dawson
Barry, It's like UPS. When you live in the sticks, the deliveries don't arrive until later in the day. - Ken Morley
Todd, yes indeedy. Ken, yup. I wish my brain were big enough to take all this stuff in though. But even my tiny little brain is fascinated by this stuff. By the way, a big ol' comet is supposed to pass near Mars around Oct. 18th. Should be visible with a pair of binoculars. Or so I'm told. - MoTO: Team Marina
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.
Steven Perez
U.N. urges U.S. to stop police brutality after Missouri shooting - http://www.reuters.com/article...
Stephan #TeamMarina
Also, I can’t report the outage because my number doesn’t match the bill (though I’ve done that many, many times). Welcome to 2014.
Todd Hoff
The executive order that led to mass spying, as told by NSA alumni | Ars Technica - http://arstechnica.com/tech-po...
"President Ronald Reagan signed EO 12333 within his first year in office, 1981, largely as a response to the perceived weakening of the American intelligence apparatus by his two immediate predecessors, Presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter. Later, EO 12333 was amended three times by President George W. Bush between 2003 and 2008. “Reagan did this at every opportunity: with military exercises, challenging the Soviets in their own airspace and waters, across the board. The gloves were coming off,” Melvin Goodman told Ars. Goodman was the CIA's division chief and senior analyst at the Office of Soviet Affairs from 1976 to 1986. He’s now the director of the National Security Project at the Center for International Policy in Washington, DC. Bush's reasons for strengthening EO 12333 were similar. After the United States faced another existential threat in the immediate aftermath of the September 11 attacks, Bush—and later President Barack Obama—used EO 12333 to expand American surveillance power. But if EO 12333 is essentially a reaction, how was mass surveillance handled beforehand?" - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
I had the misfortune of tuning into some right wing radio stations that complain heavily when a black democrat dares to issues executive orders, but were strangely silent before. - Todd Hoff
Uli
Uli
Nothing To See Here, Just An Eagle Playing In A Sprinkler - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014...
Nothing To See Here, Just An Eagle Playing In A Sprinkler
Did you see the elephants dancing to Bach, Uli? - Marina's Godmother :-)
Um no, not yet. - Uli
Wow. - Uli
Ain't it cool? I think Starmama originally shared it :-) - Marina's Godmother :-)
It wants to make me cry happy tears. - Uli
Jean-Marc Liotier
Why I let my children walk to the corner store — and why other parents should, too http://www.washingtonpost.com/local...
Mark H
Mark H
The Notting Hill Carnival
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We had a few hours to spare on Sunday when we popped up to London to see my wife's cousin and discovered very late on that the Notting Hill Carnival was taking place so headed across the city to check it out. - Mark H
It would be fair to say that my wife initially didn't like it but, after we'd been there a little while, she really grew to absolutely loathe the entire event. This, sadly, curtailed my growing enjoyment of the carnival. It was noisy, crowded, full of mostly glum-looking people, and ankle deep in filth in many places. In short: it was fabulous. I wished I'd had longer there. You'll... more... - Mark H
My complete set of carnival photos can be seen here: https://www.flickr.com/photos... - Mark H
Hahaha! You're an odd duck, sir. - Spidra Webster
It would seem after years of this festival, they would know how many trash bins they would need for the crowds, and that they should be emptied regularly. Or do the trash collectors only work Monday-Friday? - Nils Sandin
Now I'm totally combing through to see if I can spot my friends. My friends who moved there, and my friends who are in town for Kate Bush were all at the carnival :) - Jennifer Dittrich
Nils: I did wonder if the lack of bins might not be for security reasons but it might actually be as simple as realising that people won't use them once they've had a few drinks and it's just as easy to send the sweepers down the road overnight. - Mark H
Wow, that was a lot of trash! I could see either reason, but dang. - Jennifer Dittrich
Be thankful I didn't take pictures of the toilet facilities. Women (and men in need of a sit down) got to queue ten-deep at the portaloos. Men had urinals set up in the street. I'd not seen them before and it was... unsettling. A bit like these - http://www.urinal.net/lowland... - but not quite. Imagine about a hundred on the pavement and men jostling to use them. Lovely stuff. - Mark H
Todd Hoff
Here are 40 maps that explain the Roman Empire | Impact Lab - http://www.impactlab.net/2014...
Here are 40 maps that explain the Roman Empire | Impact Lab
Here are 40 maps that explain the Roman Empire | Impact Lab
"Caesar Augustus died two thousand years ago, on August 19, 14 AD. He was Rome’s first emperor, having won a civil war more than 40 years earlier that transformed the dysfunctional Roman Republic into an empire. Under Augustus and his successors, the empire experienced 200 years of relative peace and prosperity. Here are 40 maps that explain the Roman Empire — its rise and fall, its culture and economy, and how it laid the foundations of the modern world." - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
Thomas Hawk
Todd Hoff
Guardians of the Galaxy. Pleasantly surprised. Expected a silly stupid movie and it was a bit silly, but it was entertaining. Some great CGI given that a few of the major characters were synthetic. Awesome weapons that would make james bond jealous. We get our star wars weird aliens and bar scenes. Witty gang of thieves type banter.
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Groot is perhaps one of the best characters ever. Just an astonishing creation. If such a being doesn't exist it would be a shame. All the actors do a good job. The dialogue is sometimes too much tell and not show, but that's OK. The infinity stone plot device is sufficient, but it lacks the depth of Star Wars and the force. I loved that singing arrow. I want one. There's a formula to the movie and you feel it playing out through the movie, but it worked, so I guess that's the point. - Todd Hoff
Notice, if you've experienced the process of a loved one dying of cancer then the beginning of the movie is devastating and comes out of nowhere. Just be prepared. - Todd Hoff
GROOT - Amit Patel
We are all groot. - Todd Hoff
Thomas Hawk
A Former Yahoo Employee Defends Marissa Mayer From Her Biggest Critic http://www.businessinsider.com/a-forme... via @bi_contributors
Thomas Hawk
.@jeffminich story on @marissamayer http://www.businessinsider.com/a-forme... whatever the case, @flickr has DEFINITELY improved under her leadership.
Thomas Hawk
RT @kevinmonty: @thomashawk Sorry again for using your photo. I was unaware of the editorial implications of CC NC’s licensing when I originally posted it
Thomas Hawk
why is @valleywag using my photo of @kevinrose without permission, payment or authorization? Stealing photos is not cool.
Thomas Hawk
.@kevinmonty's response to stealing my image and publishing it without authorization on @valleywag https://t.co/P28GPDanNP
Amit Patel
What happens when a thunderstorm hits the world's largest airport (ATL) - Imgur - http://imgur.com/HL4jqNm
What happens when a thunderstorm hits the world's largest airport (ATL) - Imgur
(animated gif - click through to see) - Amit Patel
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
RT @typeoneerror: Shit's not adding up. Surprise, surprise. http://keithboykin.com/post...
RT @typeoneerror: Shit's not adding up. Surprise, surprise. http://keithboykin.com/post/94829449161/six-questions-for-officials-in-ferguson
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