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Stephen Mack

Stephen Mack

I'm a resident of Silicon Valley, father of two young children, an employee of TiVo (over 15 years now), and I care about things.
TiVo Santa Run Silicon Valley 2014 photos! (December 14, 2014, Downtown SJ, http://santarunsv.com/)
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(1) A bunch of TiVo employees and The TiVo Guy at the start line. (Not sure who took this photo.) (2) Crowd during the warm-up (photo by Steve Wymer, TiVo VP of Marketing, who was on stage). (3) At the finish line! (Photo by Angel B., a co-worker.) (4) Some celebrities who ran the race! (5) Kids playing in the "snow" at the finish line after the race was done. (6) The TiVo Guy crossing the finish line. (Photos 4-6 by me.) - Stephen Mack
You make a pretty fly Santa, Mr. Mack. :D - Hookuh Tinypants
Thanks! My beard was not on straight, though. - Stephen Mack
I would expect nothing less from you. :P - Hookuh Tinypants
Timeline of costume removal: Mile 0.1, beard is scratchy and gets in my mouth. Lowered to my chin. Mile 0.5: Santa shirt is warm and sleeves are slipping off my shoulders. Mile 0.7: Pants are flimsy felt and have split fully. Mile 1.4: Hat too warm. Holding it instead of wearing it. Mile 2: Santa shirt removed and tied around waist. (Would have ditched it but it has my bib and tracking chip.) - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Hahaha. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
And this is why I don't do full-body costumes for races. LOL I will wear my base layer of my race pants and shirt, and I'll throw on accoutrements (wings, skirts, arm warmers, head decorations, funky socks, etc) but never will I put on an actual costume. The people planning to run the Star Wars 10K dressed like Stormtroopers are flippin' insane. And so are you, Santa! :P - Hookuh Tinypants
I don't see a Screensaver Santa. - Heisenberg
Hookuh, but that's what brings it a bit of the whole http://darthvalley.com/ appeal! - Stephen Mack
Cristo, he automatically climbs down the chimney when you've been on the same menu for 23 minutes. - Stephen Mack
When people post about the date containing numerical sequences or other oddities, I always want to point out that "14" is really "2014" which spoils it. In related news, I am a horrible pedant. #saturdayff
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The excitement over these "sequences" is lost on me. - Stephan from iPhone
Stephan, I think it's related to an attraction to round numbers and seeing faces in clouds. We are natural-born pattern detectors. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
It's neither little endian nor big endian. #awkward - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Kevin's take also discounts the value of other types of sequences: 05/10/15, for example. - Bren - pseudo-Buddhist from iPhone
And 01/01/17 is the next sequential prime day. - Louis Gray
ISO standard is 2014-12-13 - Glen Campbell
rt @trove: A baby was born on 10:11, 12-13-14 in Massachusetts: trov.es/1AzlGn2 - chaz2b
Considering we don't really know when Jesus was born, it maybe really should be the year 2018 instead of 2014. I wish God would have had a digital camera with the date and time on it so that he could better document the birth of his son. - Joe
Just completed a 3.15 mi run - Third Annual TiVo Santa Run 5K! http://rnkpr.com/a7zgnpu #RunKeeper
Just completed a 3.15 mi run - Third Annual TiVo Santa Run 5K! http://rnkpr.com/a7zgnpu #RunKeeper
Is this a Santa run where everyone dresses like Santa? If so, photos, please! - Corinne L
Corinne, yup! I don't have any good crowd shots this year, unfortunately. But I'll post a couple. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
SF Bay Area folks: Poll -- Hellastorm, Overhyped?
Where I'm at, it's already pretty strong and the strongest part hasn't even reached us yet (according to Doppler). I don't think it's been overhyped at all because even if the storm itself isn't completely insane, the effects of the storm are what people need to be prepared for. - Hookuh Tinypants
It's a good point. And the widespread power outage in SF alone is significant. But where I am in south bay, it's nothing so far. I appreciated how empty the roads were when dropping off my kids at school -- quick commute this morning. But last night was horrible. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
South 280 is flooded. That's pretty bad. - Rodfather
I thought there was a bit too much hype leading up to it, but the power outages in SF are pretty bad. Here, in Alameda, it seems to be hitting us in bands, some not bad, others very heavy. The winds here seem to have backed off, ATM, but we have steady rain. - vicster: hon. canadian
And, really, if the hype got people to think about getting their emergency supplies stocked and fresh batteries in their lanterns and such, that's a good thing. - vicster: hon. canadian
North Bay is basically getting bent over a car hood and screwed without any lube right now. I don't think they'd appreciate anyone insinuating that this storm was in anyway overhyped. Maybe it didn't hit every single part of the Bay Area equally but it's hitting hard no matter what. - Hookuh Tinypants
Yeah, if nothing else, it's nice that folks are thinking about emergency supplies right now! It's surprising how many people in California don't have any sort of emergency anything. It's like they forget that one strong earthquake can seriously screw us. - Hookuh Tinypants
My cousin who lives in Berkeley just discovered that her basement is flooded. Yeah, not overhyped. - Hookuh Tinypants
There's been flood warnings in Alameda County. Creeks in Berkeley are rushing, but otherwise just wet. - kendrak
It stalled in the north bay, seems to be coming through to the south now. - Todd Hoff
It's supposed to hit Reno from the south, at around 2 or 3 this afternoon. I'm a little baffled about the wind pattern - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Raining in downtown Sacramento ATM - not seeing or hearing high winds here. - Corinne L
WAY too early to say, esp. since we're well to the east & south (Livermore). Currently sheet rain, as heavy as it ever gets, warm this a.m. As vicster sez, winds have backed off for the moment. So far, no, not clearly overhyped.[Our downspouts look like somebody's got a firehose at the top...] - Walt Crawford
Montgomery Station downtown is apparently closed due to flooding... - Andrew C (✔) from Android
minor wind damage in my neighborhood. my neighbor always cleans out the gutter & drains down on the corner before a storm. he's wonderful. lots of blocks in our neighborhood flood because of trash & plant debris in the storm drains. and I'm glad the schools closed. even one kid hurt in a weather-related accident is too many. - Starmama
Wind is insane here. Comcast is out. No rain yet. Not overhyped. - Mary Carmen from iPhone
Here comes the rain. - Mary Carmen from iPhone
South Bay had 20mph winds and a couple inches of rain so far, heavy at times. Seems to be easing off now. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
We've got horizontal rain. - Todd Hoff
I just sat in on a conference call where all the guys in attendance were talking about how weak the storm was and how wimpy everyone was for being cautious. (mind you, they all live in/around San Ramon, with 5 minute commutes) I had to school them with some of the updates I've seen from FFers and FBers experiencing the strong shit. - Hookuh Tinypants
This is a very "bandy" storm--one look at the radar shows that. It's huge, but the sheet/horizontal/flood rain is in small bands. If you miss the bands, it doesn't seem terrible. And, as usual, the North Bay gets the worst of it. If anyone says "eh, weak, no issue," tell them they've been lucky and should maybe STFU. - Walt Crawford
Oog. Sez I, just looking at the Wundermap (Wunderground) and seeing one big wide yellow (heavy/severe) band just to the west of us and moving southeast. - Walt Crawford
I'm glad it's coming at us from Hawaii and not Alaska. Temperature's pretty comfy, considering. - Starmama
The only bad thing about that is that you get less snow, and what we need is snow. So far, no sign of snow. (The paper seemed to say this was an arctic storm, but the temp. sure doesn't suggest that.) - Walt Crawford
Walt, there is supposed to be snow south of Tahoe, high up. The jet stream will largely avoid the ski areas around Tahoe (and therefore, won't be Tahoe basin drinking water in the spring) but I had heard up to 2 feet at Tahoe ski runs. I can't imagine what's hitting further south!! - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
It's definitely overhyped, by people lacking experience with rain. I'm used to seeing this kind of torrential downpour a minimum of 4-5 times a year, often with higher winds. And it's not even an area that suffers from hurricanes which are legitimate things to fear. - NOT THE CRICKET
I'll cross fingers. Two feet is a lot better than nothing (the Chronicle was saying 3 feet this morning, but that may be even higher). - Walt Crawford
Here's some heavy streaming on Google campus. No disaster, but impressive. https://www.youtube.com/watch... - Louis Gray
That was cool Louis :-) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Our campus (Sonoma State) was closed yesterday, which is kind of screwing with finals. There's some pretty significant flooding. It's A LOT OF RAIN. And not good because the dryness of the past few years has made the top soil pretty loose, which makes flooding worse. Our power was out yesterday for about 6 hours. - Laura Krier
The thing is, if you live an area that regularly gets this kind of weather you have the infrastructure for it and the effects aren't that bad. If you don't, well... - Laura Krier
I think that's the most important point, Laura. In the same way Californians are surprised when other regions are devastated by earthquakes that seem mild to us, we suffer during heavy rain. To quote a blog post on SFGate, "Our infrastructure– many aboveground power lines, roads that turn into sinkholes, insufficient storm drains– is less equipped to handle big storms than in many other places." - Stephen Mack
Laura speaks the truest words. The most frustrating thing about yesterday was having to listen to people strut around all like "Oh these people clearly don't know what weather is! Where *I* come from it's ten times worse!" or the people who were in the parts of the Bay Area that weren't hit by the strongest portions of the storm (or didn't have it stall out right over their region)... more... - Hookuh Tinypants
People around Northern California lost their homes. That ain't no joke. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Homework time. My daughter Sophie has a question and needs 10 yes or no answers. Her question is, "Do you like pizza?"
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(Gah, sideways.) - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Yes. - Katy S
Yes - Meg VMeg from Android
Yes! - Jenica from iPhone
No! Oh, who am I kidding? Yes! - Kristin
Oui. Uh...Yes. - Spidra Webster
She needs to publish these results, obviously! :) - Lo
Thanks all! 10 answers in 18 minutes. She's now tabulating, graphing, and publishing (to her teacher, anyway). Kristin, she had to think about how to treat your answer. :) - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Yes! - Louis Gray
No - Todd Hoff
Too late, polling is closed. Conclusion: 100% of everybody likes pizza. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
The words "she had to think about" mark a good homework assignment. - Bruce Lewis
It was rigged! - Todd Hoff
For the record I think Joe cheated on the quiz. - Steve C Team Marina
Thinking is good! ;) - Kristin from iPhone
She should have asked a more controversial question like do you like kittens. Lol. - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
This is my sister playing sitar. She studied in Calcutta for more than 7 years. http://www.youtube.com/watch...
This is my sister playing sitar. She studied in Calcutta for more than 7 years. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cse9J1yzktc
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(random YouTube video) - Stephen Mack
Cool! - Brent Schaus from iPhone
Neat! - Spidra Webster
Dear FriendFeed, I still love you but I have no time for you lately. Thinking of you and hope you're well. What's the weather like? Did you get time to do that thing at that place with those people? Hope so and hope that it was fabulous. Wow, look at the time. I have to go now, but promise to write soon. Much love from everyone here! Yours, me
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Yeah, I'm thinking of adding 'on hiatus' to my display name and taking it easy for a while. - Kevin Fox from iPhone
You guys are making me cry inside. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Dear Kevin, Thanks for your comment. I'm away from FriendFeed currently due to the demands of the holiday season, but will read your comment when I return. Best, Stephen - Stephen Mack
Dear Alex, Thanks for your comment. I'm away from FriendFeed currently due to the demands of the holiday season, but will read your comment when I return. Best, Stephen - Stephen Mack
Dear Mr. STEPHEN MACK, Thank you for your query. Someone will respond within ONE to THREE years. Love, FriendFeedFaceBook - Just another Bubba
Take pictures while you're away so we can catch up later. - Bruce Lewis
Setting aside me being silly: @Kevin, always a good idea to take a break and refresh later. Makes sense to add "on hiatus." I'd do that, but I know as soon as I did that then I'd probably feel foolish when I spend an hour reading/liking/commenting the next day. @Alex: Don't cry! I'm not abandoning FriendFeed, and I'm certainly not using any other social media service more. My twitter and facebook usage is zero. @Bubba: That made me chortle. @Bruce: Will do! - Stephen Mack
I love the @ sign. So visually striking. @@: Where's my at at? And my AT-AT? (Please to reference http://friendfeed.com/zeigen...) - Stephen Mack
@Cristo, yes, I'm very hard at work on that. Although if I coded it, we'd all be in a lot of trouble. - Stephen Mack
4-year bump! What was true in December then is true now. FF, I haven't abandoned you, but it's just a very busy time of year for me. - Stephen Mack
We'll be here when you return. You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave. - Spidra Webster
Never leave us! - Louis Gray
Not leaving! Still reading! Just not much room to spend much time here. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
To my Canadian, Australian, and British friends, I would like to wish a safe and peaceful Happy Random Thursday.
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Thanks mate, but it's Friday :D - Mo Kargas
Thanks, Stephen :) - Brent Schaus
I love *Random Thursday* - Janet
Hmm Mo, good point. Happy Random Canadian Thursday then? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Mo, welcome to the time machine. - Janet
Good one, Mo. - bentley
The future is nowww - Mo Kargas
Happy Thursday, Stephen. - Stephan from iPhone
Just completed a 5.00 mi run - Sure gets dark early now. Even worse next week. http://rnkpr.com/a7magul #RunKeeper
Just completed a 5.00 mi run - Sure gets dark early now. Even worse next week. http://rnkpr.com/a7magul #RunKeeper
Worse or BETTER? - Kristin
Weather colder, too. :-/ - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Kristin, I prefer longer days. I like it when it gets dark at 8, not 5:30. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
And next weekend you fall back. - Eivind from Android
I just want the cold weather! - Kristin
Happy birthday, Sparky! Go go go you Ironman you.
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(Photo by Dennis Soong, https://www.facebook.com/photo...) - Stephen Mack
Happy birthday. You're kind of a big deal! ;-) - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Happy Birthday! - Katy S
Thanks! I went and ran a mile this morning and nothing broke or fell off, so I've got that going for me. - Brian Johns
Then I spent 10 minutes at lunch today googling "Free birthday food" before heading to Cold Stone. - Brian Johns
Happy birthday, Brian! - Anne Bouey
Don't forget Denney's and Starbucks! - Stephen Mack
Happy birthday Brian! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
FriendFeed Bookmarklet Hosting: Micah W.'s ffbookmarklet v1.03 "Woot Tube" Release -- draggable version - http://www.zeigen.com/ff/
FriendFeed Bookmarklet Hosting: Micah W.'s ffbookmarklet v1.03 "Woot Tube" Release --  draggable version
Having trouble with the FF Bookmarklet in Chrome or other browsers? This is an updated version thanks to Micah and sizofroid. To make it easier to install, I'm now hosting it at my site, so you don't have to jump through hoops, you can just drag the updated version to your bookmark bar. - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
Yay! [update: uh, I don't see the actual bookmarklet on that page] - lris
Hmm, what browser are you using, Iris? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Chrome, Mac. Here's what I see http://screencast.com/t... - lris
Well that's weird. Chrome on Windows is working for me. When you go to the FF tools page, is the button there visible for you? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Yes it is - lris
Iris, have you disabled JavaScript by chance? I had a coworker test with Chrome on his Mac and it was working for him. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
No. And I did have adblocker running but I disabled it for that site. - lris
I love you. - Melly Claus
I love you too, Melly! - Stephen Mack
Iris, hold on, gonna try something to fix it. - Stephen Mack
I'm running Chrome on Windows if that helps, FYI. - Melly Claus
Iris, I changed how the image for the button was hosted. Did that fix it for you? - Stephen Mack
Yay! I see it! - lris
Yay! Hmm, you must have some pretty high levels of security set. All I changed was copying the image for the button from FF's server to mine. - Stephen Mack
I am not aware of extra high levels of security. Maybe I'm accidentally extremely careful. :) - lris
I'm sure it's no accident. :) - Stephen Mack
Hopefully no one else is having any trouble? - Stephen Mack
I added the older versions at the bottom, just in case there are any compatibility issues. - Stephen Mack
When I saw "draggable" I first thought it meant the popup can be dragged around within the page, to make it easier to select images that it would ordinarily be covering up...like this old one: http://pastebin.ca/1323845 I am still using that one, but installed as a dedicated CustomButton. If you have the Firefox add-on installed, it's easy to install the button from here: http://appsapps.info/ff... What I would like to have is a combo of all the goodies into one awesome button. - April Russo
April, that's a cool idea. I couldn't get the one you linked to work for me, though. I wonder if we can beg Micah to add that functionality into his version. - Stephen Mack
I just did. ;) - April Russo
Ah! I don't know about CustomButton, though. What is taht? - Stephen Mack
Which one could you not get to work? The 1st or 2nd link? The 1st is instructions for modifying the official bookmarklet to use the drag & drop popup. The 2nd link requires the CustomButtons add-on installed in Firefox. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US... You'd just click the link on my page to install the button, then right click a Firefox toolbar, go to... more... - April Russo
2nd link. But I see what you mean, it requires the add-on. Does it work on Chrome or IE, or just Firefox? - Stephen Mack
Compatibility: Mozilla Firefox 1.5+ SeaMonkey 2.0+ Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0+ Mozilla Sunbird 0.8-0.9 / Calendar 1.0pre KompoZer 0.8b1-0.8b3 Flock 0.7-1.5+ and Pale Moon (which is what I am using) - April Russo
Bump due to recent discussion. Micah, it'd be great to incorporate that feature from April's. Heard that at least one user is having trouble with the new bookmarklet. How's it working for others? (Works great for me! My default browser is Chrome.) - Stephen Mack
Working with Chrome, I'd say it works about 95% of the time really well. There are a couple sites where it just doesn't want to pull in the images, and sometimes the NY Times is tweaky, but both seem related to recent layout changes. - Jennifer Dittrich
Mine still doesn't work. I wonder if one of my plugins is breaking it. I've taken to browsing in Chrome and copying the URL over to IE when I want to post something to FF. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
It doesn't work for me: in Firefox (my default browser) it just brings up an empty box. As DB said, it might be a conflict with an extension, but I'm not sure which would be causing it. - John (bird whisperer)
First off, thank you for this work. I'll test it out in a bit. I have a lot of browsers to test in, and I use XMARKS so it should just pop to all my different browsers. - Eric - ill subliminal
Just completed a 5.75 mi run - Morning TiVo run with Brad http://rnkpr.com/a7uyrmt #RunKeeper
Just completed a 5.75 mi run - Morning TiVo run with Brad http://rnkpr.com/a7uyrmt #RunKeeper
I'm going to "TiVo "Santa Run Silicon Valley" 2014". See you there? http://www.eventbrite.com/e... via @eventbrite
I'm going to "TiVo "Santa Run Silicon Valley" 2014".  See you there? http://www.eventbrite.com/e/tivo-santa-run-silicon-valley-2014-tickets-11608943663?aff=estw via @eventbrite
Just completed a 4.63 mi run - SF beach run with Lisa! http://rnkpr.com/a7u9x77 #RunKeeper
Just completed a 4.63 mi run - SF beach run with Lisa! http://rnkpr.com/a7u9x77 #RunKeeper
I'm not a natural-born citizen, but if I were to run for President, my platform would hinge on not just the usual liberal stuff I always go on and on about like voting rights, freedom of choice, minimum wage, drug legalization, etc., but these two items I would push in particular:
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1. No more time changes, ffs. - Stephen Mack
2. Before Halloween, ONLY Halloween decorations. Before Thanksgiving, ONLY Thanksgiving decorations. Christmas decorations, carols, and sales before December 1 will be considered treason. - Stephen Mack
In conclusion, please vote for me in 2016. - Stephen Mack
Mr Mack! Mr Mack! If I could follow up on #2, what is your position on seasonal latte beverages? - Andrew C (✔)
It's a weak platform but it does benefit from being achievable so that's something. - Mark H
Andrew, thank you. This is difficult to say. You may have seen press reports about some of my earlier papers, written when I was in college (and highly impressionable), endorsing pumpkin spice lattes, eggnog lattes, peppermint lattes, and other similar fare. Let me be clear: I WISH TO REFUDIATE ANY POSITIVE WORDS I HAVE EVER WRITTEN IN THE PAST ABOUT SUCH ITEMS IN THE MOST STRIDENT... more... - Stephen Mack
Mark, my staff and I thank you for the glowing endorsement. I will now kiss your wife and/or baby and firmly shake your hand while gazing around the room. - Stephen Mack
FLIP-FLOPPER - Andrew C (✔)
I can agree with most, but I would propose a change in #2. Christmas decorations are only allowed the earliest of thanskgiving weekend. Its the long weekend to spend to put everything up. And they must be taken down by the 15th of Jan (This is leniency due to vacations, trips, and recovery from the holiday hangovers.) I would also like to offer that valentines and easter decorations/gifts/mentions are not allowed until a month before the actual holiday. #DownwithHolidayCreep! - Me
We have no babies (by choice) and my wife finds public displays of affection from strangers abhorrent. You'd still have our vote if you campaigned in a mankini, though, because we welcome challenging politicians. - Mark H
*puts on ball gown and beret* - Johnny from iPhone
*digs for blackmail material on Mr. Mack, hopes to make a fortune* - Brian Johns
CW, I would hereby like to offer you the position of Running Mate. Mark, you are hereby hired as my wardrobe consultant. Johnny, you are elected Chief of Chief of Staff. Sparky, you're going to be BUSY, there's an awful lot of dirt out there. Fortunately, I believe that thanks to my two positions enumerated above, I will be elected in a landslide despite my youthful "indiscretions." - Stephen Mack
You want us to elect you on your number 1 and number 2. Sounds like a typical politician to me. #shitofthebulls - Kristin
Stephen, I'd like to be your press secretary. This is a campaign I can get behind. - Corinne L
Welcome aboard, Corinne! Kristin, my #2 doesn't stink. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Where were you born? - Meg VMeg
Don't answer that, if it's, like, related to a security question or something. - Meg VMeg
My money is on Kenya. - Kristin
Ha! (England.) - Stephen Mack from iPhone
One of us!!!! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
That's all the time we have today for questions. - Corinne L
*is escorted off-stage while holding up Nixon v-fingers and making Howard Dean yelps* - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Stephen, you are the bright spot in my evening. Want to come take over Sacramento city government with me? - Corinne L
Sounds fun! Are there a lot of kickbacks in it for us? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Of course! How about arena naming rights? Or perhaps free parking in perpetuity? - Corinne L
When are you going to post your birth certificate? And your income tax? But mainly your birth certificate? - Stephan
Please hold all questions until our next press conference tomorrow at noon Pacific Standard Time. Thank you. - Corinne L
You won't be running unopposed. I'll be running against you on a platform that includes year round egg nog, requires some actual pumpkin flavor in all things "pumpkin spice" (not just the spices), and allows nothing Christmas related until Santa enters Macy's at the end of the Thanksgiving Day parade, the way it should be. Halloween things will be allowed year round, for the benefit of... more... - April Russo
I want to pick this thread up and hug it. - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Please refrain from touching the candidate, sir. Thank you. - Corinne L
PEOPLE OF FRIENDFEED: I'd like to announce my third key platform item: Any big-box retailer that opens on Thanksgiving will be levied a special tax on sales on Thanksgiving Day -- at the rate of 100%. - Stephen Mack
Can I be the one Fox News interviews after I accuse you of an impropriety and then rescind my statement? #iwantmy15minutes - Janet from FFHound!
BOSB 10-23-2014 Britgrass Invasion - 1 Modern Love - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
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Spent a few days last week in Carmel with my family. My youngest brother Harry flew back with his wife and stepson Saturday. Wish I were able to spend time with them more often. (Pictures by my sister-in-law Mary.)
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That first one is my three younger brothers and sister (Phil, Rob, Jo, me, Harry). - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Looks like a fun gathering! - Anne Bouey
Just completed a 5.55 mi run - I spelled an F http://rnkpr.com/a7snkmv #RunKeeper
Just completed a 5.55 mi run - I spelled an F http://rnkpr.com/a7snkmv #RunKeeper
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
Big Hero 6 is excellent. Highly recommended. Huge emotional heart. It's reminiscent of The Incredibles but even better.
Both my kids loved it. A little intense for Sophie in parts but it won her over quickly. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
We can put a lander on a comet, but we can't _______________.
Fund science programs in public schools. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Feed children. (but, I'm happy we can get a lander on a comet, too) - Katy S
figure out the whole flying car thing - Stephen Mack from iPhone
stop Kim Kardashian. - Eric - ill subliminal
fire the harpoons! - John (bird whisperer)
find the time to tell the Santa's Village #saturdayff story. KIDDING!!! - Laura Norvig
keep the staff wiki updated. - Steele Lawman
get Canada to take Justin Bieber back. - Corinne L
bring FriendFeed back. - Louis Gray
rename FriendFeed to FriedFeed - Amit Patel
John beat me to it. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
find a clean alternative to the internal combustion engine. - Steven Perez
bring Firefly back. - A Gunny named Slickback
get a screensaver on Tivos. - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
cure cancer/AIDS/flu/common cold/Ebola/Parkinson's/Alzheimer's/depression... - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
skin a horse at full gallop - Big Joe Silence
pay women equal pay for equal work. - Spidra Webster
get databases/institutions to acknowledge that some people go by their middle names. - Spidra Webster
live with 'em and we can't live without 'em. - Steele Lawman
Make Brussels Sprouts taste like chocolate cake. - Janet from FFHound!
fix Congress. - imabonehead
manage a voter turnout greater than 50%. - Spidra Webster
get solar power after landing on said comet - Amit Patel
find the lander we put on the comet - esorciccio a.d. from Flucso
Come ho scritto su FB un po' di tempo fa: "Siamo arrivati sulla luna ma non abbiamo ancora trovato il modo per fare uscire l'acqua tiepida dal rubinetto" - Biagio Romano
make it drink. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Sam Sayonara Simon: "He makes over 10 million dollars a year from The Simpsons, though he has not worked on the show since 1993." - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...
Sam Sayonara Simon: "He makes over 10 million dollars a year from The Simpsons, though he has not worked on the show since 1993."
Good work if you can get it. - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
He was also Mr. Jennifer Tilly until 1991. - Stephen Mack
And a boxing manager. And a poker player. - Stephen Mack
And, per George Carlin, "a ******* horrible person to be around." - Stephen Mack
But he really loves dogs: http://www.samsimonfoundation.com/ - Stephen Mack
I can't imagine being this guy for even one second. - Stephen Mack
Sad. But also sad: "if you want publicity and you want to pick up girls, cancer is the greatest thing in the world.” - Laura Norvig
Just completed a 6.20 mi run - Surfer's path 10k with my brother, sister-in-law and nephew! http://rnkpr.com/a7q8x8v #RunKeeper
Just completed a 6.20 mi run - Surfer's path 10k with my brother, sister-in-law and nephew! http://rnkpr.com/a7q8x8v #RunKeeper
Bamboozled: What happens when a 'thirty-seven-fifty' bottle of wine really costs $3,750 | NJ.com - http://www.nj.com/busines...
Bamboozled: What happens when a 'thirty-seven-fifty' bottle of wine really costs $3,750 | NJ.com
From the news story: " 'I asked the waitress if she could recommend something decent because I don't have experience with wine,' Lentini said. 'She pointed to a bottle on the menu. I didn't have my glasses. I asked how much and she said, "Thirty-seven fifty." ' " - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
More: "The total bill was $4,700.61, including tax. The bottle of wine, Screaming Eagle, Oakville 2011 -- cost $3,750. 'I thought the wine was $37.50," Lentini said.' " - Stephen Mack
They settled with him for $2,200, which he split with two other diners. - Stephen Mack
But it seems you can find this bottle for as little as $1,000 (http://www.wine-searcher.com/find...) so I'm surprised they wouldn't move lower. - Stephen Mack
It sounds like he really didn't know wine. A decent bottle of wine at an upscale celebrity restaurant is never going to be $37.50, not with the normal 3x or more liquor markup. - Jessie
Yeah, it's absurd that he'd think he could get a bottle for less than $50, but as you say, he's not a wine drinker. Which is why it's ridiculous the waitress would recommend the second-most-expensive bottle on the menu to someone who says he's not a wine drinker. - Stephen Mack
The bit about "thirty seven fifty" being mistaken as $37.50 when it's really $3,750 reminds me of this ancient urban legend: http://www.snopes.com/busines... - Stephen Mack
Honestly, it feels pretty sketchy that you'd recommend one of your most expensive bottles to someone who has professed ignorance about wine and is asking for help choosing something for the table. They had a lot of bottles that were more in the $50 range. - Jennifer Dittrich
She should have called over the sommelier or recommended wine by the glass. Recommending such an expensive bottle to a novice is a bad move by the staff. - Eric - ill subliminal
Oh I agree, it was a dick move on the waitress' part. - Jessie
TIL: always have your glasses handy to read a menu; don't let the wine newbie order for the table; don't trust the server to make the best decision for you re: wine purchases. - Corinne L
"You know why I got sick? Because I was thinking too hard on Monday while on a math test." --Sophie
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I believe her! - Steve C Team Marina
Utah’s Mia Love to Become First-Ever Black Female Republican in Congress [Slate] - http://www.slate.com/blogs...
Utah’s Mia Love to Become First-Ever Black Female Republican in Congress [Slate]
From the article: "Mia Love won election to the House of Representatives in Utah's 4th District (the "Fighting 4th") Tuesday night and will become the first black female Republican to ever serve in Congress." - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
ALL THIS... AND SHE'S A MORMON. - Stephen Mack
Well, Utah. - Eric - ill subliminal
I was going to say "Like"... but Republican. - Louis Gray
elected by only a 4,000 vote margin? Wow. - Brian Johns
I tried to look at her 2012 speech. I couldn't get past the first 20 seconds of her introductory video. "You will not be burden to society. You will give back." I'm done. - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Brian, she lost by less than 800 votes in a previous election. - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Damn.
Hmm? - Louis Gray
Senate. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
:( - Anne Bouey
no shit. ugh. - Big Joe Silence
It's going to be a good two years for Obama's veto pen collection. - Mark Trapp
What brand of pen is the official veto pen? Might be smart to buy some stock in the company, now. - April Russo
April: It surprised me how quickly Google auto-completed the search of "what brand pen does obama use" - Stephen Mack
That means it's a common search and perhaps a lot of people have had the same idea that I did. - April Russo
The official "Obama Pen": http://www.cross.com/Catalog... - April Russo
It's 5:35pm but it feels like half past nine
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Yup. Not wild about the lack of light at this time of year but definitely looking forward to cooler temps. - Spidra Webster
ARE YOU HAPPY, DST? ARE YOU? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
RT @zpower: y'all need to stop complaining about it getting dark early + DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. we have two options: time machine or alter earth's axis - Spidra Webster
BUT I FEEL LIKE I WAS AT WORK FOR 14 HOURS - Stephen Mack from iPhone
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO MAKE A SCREEN SAVER? - Spidra Webster
Fifteen years but the screen has to WANT to be saved. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
^LOL - Jenny H. from Android
As I said on Helen's post earlier, we should move midday to 1400, or so, to nudge solar noon closer to the center of regular waking hours. - Eivind
Hubby is going to have a hard time getting used to this. Until then, I am going to have to put up with him asking dumb questions twice a day, like asking "why is it light out already" early in the morning, and "why is it dark already" shortly after he comes home from work. - April Russo
Just completed a 4.50 mi run with @RunKeeper. Check it out! http://rnkpr.com/a7ojvfu #RunKeeper
Just completed a 4.50 mi run with @RunKeeper. Check it out! http://rnkpr.com/a7ojvfu #RunKeeper
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