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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.
This is the Fitbit Surge, a $250 'superwatch' with built-in GPS [The Verge] - http://www.theverge.com/2014...
From the Verge article: "Fitbit is preparing to launch three new fitness trackers in the coming weeks. Two of those will be the Charge and Charge HR. The Charge looks to be a revision of the Fitbit Force, which was pulled off the market after it caused bad skin reactions for some customers. Charge HR will offer a bit extra with the addition of PurePulse, the company's wrist-based heart rate monitoring system. But there's more: Fitbit has also been working on a third, flagship wearable for serious athletes. It's the Fitbit Surge." - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
More: "Apparently Fitbit thinks Surge is several steps beyond your average "wearable." The company refers to it as a "superwatch" according to marketing materials The Verge has received from a tipster. Set to be priced at $249, the Surge includes built-in GPS tracking — a big draw for runners — PurePulse heart rate monitoring, and promises to provide real time workout data for a variety of activities. You'll get stats on distance, pace, elevation climbed, heart rate intensity, and so on." - Stephen Mack
hrm...color me intrigued, but not keen on that price tag. although, it's not out of line with the Garmin products - ~Courtney F
*throws wallet at Fitbit* I'm in. - Hookuh Tinypants
Take my money! - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
Any comment, Bruce? :) - Stephen Mack from iPhone
The first new song from Sleater-Kinney in nine years! "Bury Our Friends" http://www.youtube.com/watch...
The first new song from Sleater-Kinney in nine years! "Bury Our Friends" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7flldNGy34
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I really like it. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Eeeeeeeeee! - Jason from iPhone
New record AND tour for 2015!!! - Jason from iPhone
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! *jumps up and down like Holly* - Stephen Mack
I saw The Book of Life with Gabrielle yesterday. I thought it was funny, charming and with so many impressively designed and animated scenes. - http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m...
I saw The Book of Life with Gabrielle yesterday. I thought it was funny, charming and with so many impressively designed and animated scenes.
From Rotten Tomatoes: "THE BOOK OF LIFE, a vibrant fantasy-adventure, tells the legend of Manolo, a conflicted hero and dreamer who sets off on an epic quest through magical, mythical and wondrous worlds in order to rescue his one true love and defend his village" - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
I love del Toro's visual aesthetic. - Stephen Mack
I want to see that movie. - Anika
The marketing has been really confusing from the commercials I can't understand what the gist of the story is. - Steve C Team Marina
http://www.craftychica.com/2014... Found one!! Totally going to play with this. - Gabrielle
Steve C., it's an animated version of a folk tale involving the Day of the Dead (Dia de Muertos, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...). It reminded me a bit of A Nightmare Before Christmas in terms of tone and style, but very different visuals. - Stephen Mack
Gabrielle, omg, that looks so fantastic. - Stephen Mack
What age range do you think it's appropriate for? - Steve and 4 other people
I'd say 10+ to be honest. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
As I understand it, del Toro helped it get out & distributed, but it's the work of Jorge Gutierrez https://twitter.com/mexopolis - Spidra Webster
That's a good point. But I felt like del Toro had a lot of influence. You get a sense of that in this interview: http://www.iamrogue.com/news... and also this one: http://thefilmexperience.net/blog... - Stephen Mack
Reason why men suck #infinity: Men don't change who they find most attractive as they age, but women do. This is just sad. ("Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Make Me A Spreadsheet" | FiveThirtyEight) - http://fivethirtyeight.com/feature...
Reason why men suck #infinity: Men don't change who they find most attractive as they age, but women do. This is just sad. ("Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Make Me A Spreadsheet" | FiveThirtyEight)
Reason why men suck #infinity: Men don't change who they find most attractive as they age, but women do. This is just sad. ("Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Make Me A Spreadsheet" | FiveThirtyEight)
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Did we talk about this already? Most of the article is a profile of OKCupid's Christian Rudder, but the marquee insight (covered plenty elsewhere) is from these two charts. Biological imperatives and all that, but if you ever wanted to see data showing just how different men and women really are (and just how awful men are), this is a prime example. - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
Articles like this make me so curious to know whether he was the half of Bishop Allen that wrote "Things Are What You Make of Them": http://www.youtube.com/watch... (hipper, lower-in-fi: http://www.youtube.com/watch...) - Meg VMeg
Meg, good question. I couldn't find any writing credits. - Stephen Mack
Not all men. - Brent Schaus
If you say so! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I definitely can say my tastes in men have changed over time. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
No comment. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
I'm not sure I see how this data means that men suck. Am I missing something? Imho youth will often be a main reason for attraction. I thought that was just part of human nature. Women in this sample may have been responding mainly from a place of "the men I am attracted to who are date worthy", while men may have been responding more from a "she's hot/cute regardless of whether or not I end up dating her." - Corinne L
Rudder's new book, Dataclysm, is really entertaining -- easy 60 min read -- showing how in the behavorial sciences one should definitely NOT rely on self-reporting and polls. Observe how people actually behave, don't ask them -- collect their preferences via their clicks and keyboard activities. Technology from online ad marketing does have fascinating uses. BTW we are also such racists, despite what we might even tell ourselves. Overall, cool data science application on social graphs. - Adriano
Thanks, Adriano. I will definitely read it. - Stephen Mack
How Your Cat Is Making You Crazy - Kathleen McAuliffe [The Atlantic] - http://www.theatlantic.com/magazin...
How Your Cat Is Making You Crazy - Kathleen McAuliffe [The Atlantic]
From the March 2012 article:"Compared with uninfected people of the same sex, infected men were more likely to wear rumpled old clothes; infected women tended to be more meticulously attired, many showing up for the study in expensive, designer-brand clothing. Infected men tended to have fewer friends, while infected women tended to have more. And when it came to downing the mystery fluid, reports Flegr, 'the infected males were much more hesitant than uninfected men. They wanted to know why they had to do it. Would it harm them?' In contrast, the infected women were the most trusting of all subjects. 'They just did what they were told,' he says." - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
Toxoplasmosis research. More: "Humans ... are exposed not only by coming into contact with litter boxes, but also, he found, by drinking water contaminated with cat feces, eating unwashed vegetables, or, especially in Europe, by consuming raw or undercooked meat. Hence the French, according to Flegr, with their love of steak prepared saignant—literally, “bleeding”—can have infection... more... - Stephen Mack
A friend's dad had it infect his eye and it was apparently disgusting. (The things people tell you when they know you've had it). It's weird to know because you wonder if it's actually affecting you or not. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl from Android
Jaclyn, that's what's so fascinating about it to me -- that doubt we get that our behavior is actually under our own control. The scaffolding holding up the illusion of free will is very visible sometimes. - Stephen Mack
Loma Prieta quake left legacy of repair, renewal [SFGate] -- 25 years ago today. - http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea...
Loma Prieta quake left legacy of repair, renewal [SFGate] -- 25 years ago today.
From the article: "If the Loma Prieta earthquake hadn’t struck on Oct. 17, 1989, 63 people wouldn’t have perished. A section of the Bay Bridge wouldn’t have snapped loose. Homes in the Marina district wouldn’t have gone up in flames. And in many ways, the San Francisco we know today would not exist. The Embarcadero Freeway, with its twin decks of concrete, probably would remain a barrier between downtown and the bay. The residential towers sprouting south of Mission Street would be few and far between. City Hall’s regal copper dome would be dingy green and black, no gold-leaf shine." - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
I'm struck by so many memories of what it was like to be a college student and 22. I think the article goes too far -- yes, it was a very different world back then, but many of these changes would have happened without the earthquake. - Stephen Mack
Netflix down 23% today
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They are used to it :p - ؛ patrick
Patrick, I bet folks at the Los Gatos HQ wouldn't be very sanguine about today! :) - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I am sure they aren't :) but I think in long term they are going to recover. Netflix is simply too good to lose the market to anyone else. Unfortunately the stock market has lost its sanity and is working purely on sentiment rather than fundamentals. Although that could be called a business opportunity for some people, but in an insane market, buying stocks that are fundamentally very... more... - ؛ patrick
Wasn't there a market-wide panic today? Thought I read something about that earlier. Edit: nevermind, that was yesterday. Netflix's problems are all its own :( - Mark Trapp
Mark, even so, it was 2-4% for most stocks yesterday. Any stock losing more than 10% in a day is unusually big. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
It was HBO news (HBO GO without cable sub.) and lowered growth expectations from their earnings call yesterday. - NOT THE CRICKET
Quick informal poll: Within your school or place of work, are you hearing about the new Poodle SSL exploit? How does coverage of it compare to what you've heard in the past about Heartbleed ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki... ) and Shellshock ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki... )?
Quick informal poll: Within your school or place of work, are you hearing about the new Poodle SSL exploit? How does coverage of it compare to what you've heard in the past about Heartbleed ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heartbleed ) and Shellshock ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shellshock_(software_bug) )?
For coverage of the Poodle SSL exploit, see April's post: http://friendfeed.com/app103... -- it links to http://arstechnica.com/securit... - Stephen Mack
I heard about it today while trying to resolve the Firefox problems I'm seeing. - Greg GuitarBuster
Yes, not sure yet - some of the guys were talking about it, but I was doing something else and tuned out (so, more my inattention rather than lack of information.) We'll likely discuss it more in depth tomorrow to decide if there's anything we need to do ourselves. - Jennifer Dittrich
I have not heard about it within my school or place of work but if it let's us cut off access to a version of IE completely then I'm all for it! I installed the Firefox plugin to disallow pre-TLS-1.0 website access for my personal computer. - Brian Johns
No report from our IT dept. - Janet from FFHound!
Yes. Aware of it at work. :) "The flaw was documented by Bodo Möller, Thai Duong, and Krzysztof Kotowicz, all of whom work at Google." Do we have to do everything? - Louis Gray
Instructions for securing your browser: https://zmap.io/sslv3... - Eric Logan
I was the only one to mention it at work and found out about it while researching a solution to error messages I was getting in my IRC client, when I suddenly could no longer connect to Slack. Then I found this: https://status.slack.com/2014-10... Up until that point, nobody even knew I was using the IRC gateway, and it turns out I was the only one using it. The... more... - April Russo
Whoa, Netflix stock. Crazy.
Read as 'Netflix socks'. Also whoa. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Because of the HBO maybe thing? Or is it something else? - bentley
Most likely. - Julian
Radio news said it's because new subscriber rates are lower than expected. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
It figures. I *just* subscribed, so it automatically becomes old hat. - bentley
huh. Thanks for this - I'll use Netflix as an example in my Bloomberg workshop this afternoon if anyone shows up. - ellbeecee
As long as Netflix can still offer something that Amazon Prime & (potentially) HBO Go cannot, Netflix will still be relevant. If Amazon Prime and HBO together can pick up everything that Netflix offers, and continue to offer the other services it does, Netflix will quickly disappear. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
(oooh, excited about lbc's bloomberg workshop! share notes? I used NFLX last week in a bloomberg session; surprised to see they weren't in listed in bloomberg's entertainment BI industry group; 'twas hard, but not impossible, to compare them to AMZ - despite Complicated Mr. Noodle's suggestion that they are competitors) - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
(this is my 4th one this semester: so far they're basic intros to the system, but I do intend to actually write up some notes now that I know the kind of thing that come up every time :) Once I get those done, I'll absolutely share them) - ellbeecee
Also, good to know about the difficult to compare part! - ellbeecee
Speaking for the few million disc subscribers (still more profitable than the streamers), neither Amazon Prime nor HBO offer anything even remotely comparable. Then again, neither does Netflix streaming. The big temporary stock drop may also have had something to do with yesterday's absurdly erratic market. - Walt Crawford
I suppose people were speculating that they'd partner with HBO and now that HBO seems to be unbundling in 2015, it's a blow? - Steve and 4 other people
It really seems to be about disappointing subscriber results. http://www.cnbc.com/id... - Stephen Mack from iPhone
The Shelf Life of Food [Visual.ly] - http://visual.ly/shelf-l...
The Shelf Life of Food [Visual.ly]
"Foods unopened, uncut or uncooked - unless stated otherwise - and their shelf life in the pantry, refrigerator and freezer." - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
I can quibble with a bunch of this (they list meats as lasting 1-2 days in the fridge but my experience is that they last longer than that), but I'm mostly surprised by some things, like people keeping cucumbers in the pantry. - Stephen Mack
I guess I'd substitute 'counter' for pantry and then it isn't so weird - fresh cucumbers from my garden usually just end up on the counter for about a day, and then they're eaten. If I get a bunch at the market/in my farm share, then they end up in the fridge. If they're sliced at all, into the refrigerator. I wish they had a 'put into storage' column as well, because things like... more... - Jennifer Dittrich
But a cold cucumber tastes so good! I can't imagine room temperature cucumber. - Stephen Mack
Well, to be fair, our room temperature here might often be a bit colder - but I'm usually slicing them to put in with other cold things, so they're pretty cool by the time they're eaten. - Jennifer Dittrich
Potatoes in the fridge? Really? - Walt Crawford
If you live someplace warm and muggy, yeah - or someplace where bugs are a problem that you don't have full control over (like an apartment.) - Jennifer Dittrich
Doesn't the resulting conversion of starch to sugar sort of mess up the potatoes? (Not my superior knowledge; quoting one of the signs in Safeway's produce department.) - Walt Crawford
Yeah, it's not the best, it just might be what you do in a pinch. I mean, their recommendation on eggs only applies to the ones washed and prepped American style, so I'm guessing there may be some recommendations that you take with a grain of salt. - Jennifer Dittrich
HALEY BIRTH JOSH HAPPY DAY
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That is a triumphal photo. Happy birthday, Josh! - Spidra Webster
It is! From his FB feed, Sears Tower Skydeck, October 2, 2012. - Stephen Mack
Happy birthday, Josh! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY OH MASTER OF THE WORLD! DO NOT CRUSH US! - MoTO: Team Marina
Happy Birthday Anniversary! - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
happy bday! - imabonehead
Gracias every todos! - Josh Haley
Happy Birthday!!! - Janet from FFHound!
Happy Bday love the pic oh lord and master of all - Steve C Team Marina
Happy birthday, Jenny! We miss you in the states.
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Thank you, Stephen! I miss you, too! :) - Jenny H. from Android
خارجیم اومده فرفرمون:)) - مستانه
Happy birthday! - Anika
Happy Birthday! <3 - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
Thank you! <3 - Jenny H. from Android
Birthday! - Louis Gray
Venmo: A case study on why e-mail verification is absolutely required by any web site with account creation - http://www.zeigen.com/blog...
[Screenshot of Venmo's cancellation screen]
Excerpt: "It’s not so much that I’m 'dissatisfied' with your 'free service' as I am completely mortified at how horrifically terrible your security practices are." - Stephen Mack
They kept writing "free" as if it's a get out of jail free card. Also, Attention World: Don't mess with the Zeigen. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Heh, thanks Micah. - Stephen Mack
Weird, Venmo just came on my radar today because of this post http://qz.com/277509... - Laura Norvig
Laura, that's hilarious. There is definitely a age line going on these days. - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
Laura: Haha, amazing. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Um, wow. Thanks, Laura. - Micah
Fitbit introduced a new Challenge feature, so naturally I had to take on Louis. He beat me handily -- even a 15k run in the evening didn't get me close. Congrats, Louis! You win round one.
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Only because you challenged me. :) - Louis Gray
;) - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I'm not touching challenges with a ten foot pole! Lol! - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Just completed a 9.66 mi run - Trying to catch Louis on steps. No such luck! http://rnkpr.com/a7gkcmj #RunKeeper
Just completed a 9.66 mi run - Trying to catch Louis on steps. No such luck! http://rnkpr.com/a7gkcmj #RunKeeper
Poll: You drop a piece of candy on the ground. Do you: (A) Pick it up within five seconds and eat it, (B) Throw it away, or (C) Other
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c: make an art piece with it - Sir Shuping is just sir
B, most of the time - Jennifer Dittrich
B. Always. - Anika
C: don't eat/drop candy - Meg VMeg
B. always - Amit Patel
depends on the candy - hard candy like the one pictured, if sufficiently hard and not too sticky, then A; melty chocolate will most likely be handled with B (but with infinite sadness). - Ken Gidley
Depends on the ground. And yeah, depends on the candy. When I was a kid, we didn't have the five second rule. Instead, we crossed ourselves (it was a Catholic country). All of us kids knew it was safe to eat dropped food if you crossed yourself. :-) - bentley
My answer is similar to Betsy's. :-) - John (bird whisperer)
C, if it's like the candy above I rinse it off. There is no 5 second rule, grossness sticks, but hard candy can be rinsed. - Heather
I suspect Heather's right, but for Jolly Rancher? B. - Walt Crawford
Definitely A - Friar Will
Usually A unless it's a manky floor. A quick visual inspection and blow job normally determines if I have to resort to B. :D - Jenny H. from Android
^^^^ We still talking about candy? or have we switched to "Candy"? - Ken Gidley
Depends on the substrate, but I'd say 95% of the time, B. - Hookuh Tinypants
A. Unless it's sticky and picked up carpet and hair fibers. - Louis Gray
A. for linoleum, tile or hardwood and as long as it's hairfree. Also it depends on the type of candy. - NOT THE CRICKET
A - Janet from FFHound!
D: Pick it up, rinse it off, eat it. - Steve and 4 other people
Pick the carpet/dog hair off and eat it. No time limit. - Ken Morley
B- I probably shouldn't be eating candy anyway. =) - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
B - always. - imabonehead
A or B, depending on the ground/floor/environment. Would say mostly B. - CarlC
(D) I take a picture of it and post about it. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Depends on the ground and candy, but I'm probably gonna rinse it off if I can and throw it away if rinsing isn't possible. - Andrew C (✔)
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 - #TeamMarina
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 - #TeamMarina
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
How to get the FF bookmarklet working in Chrome again (thanks to user "sizofroid")
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EDIT: Forget these steps, just go to http://friendfeed.com/ffhacks... - Stephen Mack
1. In Chrome, open the page https://gist.githubusercontent.com/anonymo... 2. Copy the entire text from that page by hitting Ctrl+A and then Ctrl+C - Stephen Mack
3. Show your Chrome bookmarks by hitting Ctrl+Shift+B (if they're hidden) - Stephen Mack
4. Right-click on an empty area of Chrome's bookmark bar, then select "Add page..." from the shortcut menu. - Stephen Mack
5. Under "Name", put in whatever you want the button to appear as (such as "FF+" or "Share on FF"). - Stephen Mack
6. Under "URL", press Ctrl+V to paste in the text you just copied. - Stephen Mack
7. Click Save - Stephen Mack
8. Bookmark stuff. Happy FriendFeeding! - Stephen Mack
Credit to user "sizofroid" (http://friendfeed.com/sizofro...) due to his comment on a post from Amit Patel here: http://friendfeed.com/amitp... - Stephen Mack
I don't know if sizofroid fixed this code or not (since both the github repository here and the code it calls on Google Drive are anonymously contributed), but whoever wrote this and fixed it, THANK YOU! - Stephen Mack
Per sizofroid in that comment, this replacement bookmarklet works on Safari as well (but I haven't tested that). My instructions are from the perspective of a Windows Chrome user; if I need to modify any of these instructions for MacOS, please let me know. - Stephen Mack
I don't see anything dangerous in the code (https://googledrive.com/host...) but bear in mind that in theory whoever created this could change the code to be malicious in the future, and in theory possibly add a keyboard logger or blah blah blah so caveat emptor. - Stephen Mack
The code was written by Bret or Paul, no diff from, http://friendfeed.com/share.... It's literally just a rehost. My guess is the only thing that needed changed was http://friendfeed to https://friendfeed in the bookmarklet, as has been required for Firefox for 2 years. - NOT THE CRICKET
Just checked and there is a diff, at line 300 iframe.location has been changed to iframe.src (in the working version). - NOT THE CRICKET
Ah, I see -- thanks for checking, Jimminy. - Stephen Mack
Thanks VERY much all -- it works! Reposted to Quora friendfeeders: https://friendfeeders.quora.com/How-to-... TLDR for Firefox: go to your Bookmarks library, and manually edit the entry for the Friendfeed bookmarklet --change the part of the one-line javascript code from "http://friendfeed" to "https://friendfeed". - Adriano
Adriano, interestingly, just changing the http to https alone doesn't solve it for Chrome, it looks like the other change listed by Jimminy is needed to solve it on Firefox. - Stephen Mack
I backed up both the bookmark code and the bookmarklet code here: http://friendfeed.com/friendf... - Stephen Mack
Thank you, Stephen. \\ Also, the code for rendering embedded YouTube videos is not part of the bookmarklet. It's on the Friendfeed server side, so hopefully a kind FF engineer will fix the problem to work with the current YouTube API. - Adriano
Hmm, for YouTube, I just manually change the URL to http instead of https, and it usually works. - Stephen Mack
THANK YOU - lris
Mike Tyson does not work :( https://friendfeed.com/rsvp... so wondering what works consistently for YouTube. - Adriano
Youtube, has to be posted manually or while not logged in to google. Friendfeed's linkify on the backend only handles http:// links. Google forces https:// on all pages while logged in. - NOT THE CRICKET
Or you can just delete the pesky "s" before posting. - lris
Iris, when posting from the bookmarklet, it doesn't let you modify the URL. And Google will automatically redirect to the secure protocol, so you can't open the bookmarklet on a non-secure page. - NOT THE CRICKET
Ah, my bookmarklet has been kaput for so long I'd forgotten that. :) - lris
So being logged into Google has a hidden side effect, wow, thx. - Adriano
Asking from ignorance: does this work on Macs? - bentley
Adriano, well not all pages, just Google owned sites, like Youtube and stuff. It's pretty common to force logged-in users into using a secure protocol while logged-in as best practices. - NOT THE CRICKET
true, and for Quora pages one must manually append "?share=1" to URL for the benefit of non-Quora viewers. - Adriano
Betsy, it's not a machine problem, merely some bookmark code in the browser one uses. - Adriano
From what I can tell, the iframe.src is a recent Webkit change (effecting Chrome & Safari), and the protocol issue has been prevalent for all mainstream browsers for a few months, due to blocking Mixed Active Content (trying to access HTTP content on an HTTPS page [images get a pass, due to common caching systems]). - NOT THE CRICKET
This is great, thanks Stephen. I've posted an alternate hosting solution for those who want to use dropbox (or extrapolate the idea to other platform to self-host and control one's version of the code) http://friendfeed.com/ffhacks... - Micah
Thanks, Adriano. - bentley
Thanks for this useful info :) - Ozgur Uckan
Thank you!! - Amit Patel
Thank you, Stephen! - Maitani
You guys, use Micah's version! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Thank you! :) - Pea Bukowski
Just updated! I can't use Micah's version because dropbox is blocked at work. :( - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
I self hosted the target javascript, works like a charm. - Andy Bakun
For the interested, I added a feature to make it work with flickr (SEE http://friendfeed.com/ffhacks... ) - Micah
Very good - Thank You - YoNews
\o/ - nomnomski
up - ebru
Hmm... did this stop working in Chrome again? Doesn't seem to work w/Version 37.0.2062.124 m. - rönin
Bump: http://friendfeed.com/ffhacks... -- version 1.03 by Micah from June, now a draggable image - Stephen Mack
Thank you very much! - pm10
Second lunar eclipse of 2014 will happen tonight! - http://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse...
Second lunar eclipse of 2014 will happen tonight!
From the page: "This total lunar eclipse will occur on October 8, 2014. It will be visible from North America, parts of Australia, China and Japan. Parts of South Asia, and Eastern Europe will see a partial eclipse. The penumbral phase of the eclipse will begin at 8:17 AM (08:17) UTC on October 8, 2014 and the eclipse will end at 1:32 PM (13:32) UTC the same day. The Moon will be totally eclipsed (totality) for about 58 minutes. This will also be a good time to see the Draconid meteor shower, which is expected to peak on October 8-9, 2014." - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
It's a late one -- for the West coast of the U.S., the penumbral eclipse begins at 1:17am, the partial eclipse begins at 2:18am, and full eclipse begins at 3:27am. Maximum eclipse at 3:55am. - Stephen Mack
There is a slight chance I won't be witnessing this. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Just completed a 5.75 mi run with @RunKeeper. Check it out! http://rnkpr.com/a7f7efh #RunKeeper
Just completed a 5.75 mi run with @RunKeeper. Check it out! http://rnkpr.com/a7f7efh #RunKeeper
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Had a fantastic weekend in SF with my Burner friends -- Hot Buttered Rum at the Independent on Friday night, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass on Sat then DJ Dan at Mighty for a friend's birthday party, and then Hardly Strictly Bluegrass again on Sunday, including a close-out set from the incomparable Emmylous Harris. - Stephen Mack
Amazing lineup this year: http://www.hardlystrictlybluegrass.com/2014... -- if there's a better free music festival in the world than this, I'd like to know about it. - Stephen Mack
I REALLY wanted to go this year because the lineup was fucking phenomenal, but I couldn't find anyone to go with me and I didn't feel like braving it all alone. Especially bummed that I missed Emmylou, Dawes, and Conor Oberst. :( - Hookuh Tinypants
Awww, sorry Hookuh. Plan on joining me next year! - Stephen Mack
I will! :D Between this and Burning Man, I'm going to stick to you like a bad habit. - Hookuh Tinypants
Awesome! :) - Stephen Mack
We ended up seeing Willie Watson, St. Paul & the Broken Bones, Jon Batiste and Stay Human, Mavis Staples (!!!), and Reckless Kelly on Saturday. On Sunday it was Ralph Stanley, Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn (amazing), Lake Street Dive (really great, hadn't heard of them before), and Emmylou Harris. A lot of the performances can be streamed from http://www.hardlystrictlybluegrass.com/2014... - Stephen Mack
You got to see some really great stuff. Lucky bum. :D - Hookuh Tinypants
I would have loved that....going to dig through the archives - Greg GuitarBuster
<3 - Jenny H. from Android
Envious! - Michael W. May from Android
Just completed a 5.50 mi run - MVARC Bay Trail return! http://rnkpr.com/a7drol7 #RunKeeper
Just completed a 5.50 mi run - MVARC Bay Trail return! http://rnkpr.com/a7drol7 #RunKeeper
Apple is such an amazing company in so many ways. How come iTunes is so awful, and has been for so long? As they have migrated its functions off to the cloud, iTunes really has exactly one job for me now, to put music on my phone. At that, it completely fails. Here we see my music, stuck in "Other" and unable to be played. Jolly good show, iTunes.
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Here we begin unsyncing all of my music, trying to reclaim the Other, and then resyncing. I've put six or seven hours into that so far, with no luck. - Stephen Mack
Oh good. I thought that was just happening to me. On one hand, I'm glad I never relied solely on iTunes to store my music, but now, out of thousands of songs only like 600 of them are playable on my iPods. - Anika
iTunes is a huge POS - Jeff (Team マクダジ )
I always assumed misuse of "other" was iOS's fault... - Andrew C (✔) from Android
How can you tell what is in the "other" section? I've noticed my other section has been growing as well. - Friar Will
I was just having this moment while I was trying to clear stuff out on my phone. At this point, they should have a far more robust management utility that is /separate/ from iTunes. There's no reason for the two to be married together once the cloud sync stuff came into play. (FWIW, on my phone most of the "other" was comprised of data bloat for a couple of applications, Flickr and Tumblr being the worst offenders.) - Jennifer Dittrich
Oof. There goes my plans for buying an iPhone if my Nexus 4 ever dies. I love my iPod nano, but I've never been able to easily sync my digital music with my phone, and I'd like to do that someday. Looks like Apple isn't helping that happen anymore. - Holly's favorite Anna
Andrew, you may be right that it's iOS's fault. Hard to separate out where the fault is, really. - Stephen Mack
There are third party music sync apps. Any of you use them? - Stephen Mack
Will, per the Apple support communities (https://discussions.apple.com/thread...): "Other" data is real data including your system files and cached content that you put on your device by using the built-in apps. It's just that as you use the phone, it will grow. This includes: Messages and attachments Contacts Reminders Safari bookmarks and cache Email messages and attachments Calendar entries Genius data Music catalog and cover art Operating system settings Game Center status - Stephen Mack
I haven't experienced issues like you have Stephen, but I have had a difficult time setting the sync just right. No matter how many times I uncheck sync movies, it took iTunes ages to realize I don't want movies on my iOS devices downloaded to my laptop. iTunes has usually been pretty good with my music, though. However, if it weren't for the fact that 90% of my music were ripped from CDs, I wouldn't sync with iTunes at all, since syncing iPhone with a computer is so '00s to me. >_> - Arlan K.
After iTunes Match, I don't think I've intentionally synced my device with iTunes since. $25 a month is so worth it. EDIT: crap, yes. $25 a YEAR. See, this is why I didn't do poker last night, my head was wonked up. - Jonathan Disher
You mean $25 a year, Jon. :) - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Other is the data the apps build up. Under Settings > General > Usage you can see each app by total size and inside of each you can see how much is taken up by locally stored data. I delete and re-install Facebook, Twitter and Vine about once every 2 months to clear the cache. - Johnny from iPhone
$25 a YEAR? Hmmmm.... - Arlan K.
Johnny, that's a good tip. In my case, though, it's music that doesn't sync correctly and can't be reclaimed. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
itunes makes me crazypants. I had some songs that I could not get removed from my phone no matter what i did. what i discovered was that the itunes setting was set to show all store purchases and itunes match uploads, even if they had never been downloaded to the phone. so all those random freebies that i got from itunes over the years were always showing up on my phone. SO DUMB. ITUNES IS CRAZYPANTS. - holly #ravingfangirl
I recently found dozens of old CDs I had in the garage. I've sucked them into iTunes, and they they automatically get synced to Google Music. iTunes is just the CD ripper. Once they're on Google Music (or Spotify), you're covered. - Louis Gray
Sorry Louis. Google Music streaming doesn't work too well for me. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Yes, $25/year. Bad brain. - Jonathan Disher
Got much worse this evening -- almost all of the phone was locked out with "Other." There are 11 pages of people experiencing the same syncing issue that I had that led to this mess (https://discussions.apple.com/message...). Now restoring the phone to factory settings and starting over. What a mess. - Stephen Mack
Factory reset and restore from backup and seven hours of syncing overnight seem to have fixed things. And the battery life seems a bit better too! - Stephen Mack
At least you can sync. That's more than what I get with 11.4; it crashes when syncing apps. Every time. It's enough to give up and never sync again. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
So is a factory reset the equivalent of turning it off and on again? - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Wow. What a hassle. I'm sorry it's sucking so badly. - Spidra Webster
Stephan: I'd say turning it off and on again is equivalent to turning it off and on again. Factory reset is more like when you take every single item out of your house and put it on the lawn so you can clean the house out of dust and bugs. - Stephen Mack
Spidra, thanks. Sounds like Stephan has it worse than me! - Stephen Mack
iTunes :-/ - Amit Patel
I have never referred to "corn" as "maize." #saturdayff - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...
I have never referred to "corn" as "maize." #saturdayff
I have never referred to "corn" as "maize." #saturdayff
I have never referred to "corn" as "maize." #saturdayff
"An unusual use for maize is to create a 'corn maze' (or 'maize maze') as a tourist attraction. The idea of a maize maze was introduced by the American Maze Company who created a maze in Pennsylvania in 1993. Traditional mazes are most commonly grown using yew hedges, but these take several years to mature. The rapid growth of a field of maize allows a maze to be laid out using GPS at... more... - Stephen Mack
But, as an ex Brit, have you ever used "corn" to refer to a non-maize grain? - Eivind from Android
Eivind: I saw that note in the Wiki article about "corn" referring to any cereal in UK English, and I have to say, no, that was news to me, I've never heard that. - Stephen Mack
I've encountered it many times, so I can attest to it happening :) (Makes sense to a Norwegian, as the Norwegian word "korn" just means grain.) - Eivind from Android
Had "grits" last week with breakfast for the first time! Well, it's American polenta, of all things. Any good recipes? - Adriano
Tomatillos prepped for roasting - http://www.flickr.com/photos...
Tomatillos prepped for roasting
I faved that one of Jenn's a loooong time ago. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
FF is feeling the heat from Ello. - Stephan #TeamMarina
Of course, the irony being that I was debating whether to open one of the jars of salsa these tomatillos made yesterday :D - Jennifer Dittrich
yeah, flickr and friendfeed are in different time zones, it seems. - Laura Norvig
Just completed a 4.58 mi run with @RunKeeper. Check it out! http://rnkpr.com/a7cmb60 #RunKeeper
Just completed a 4.58 mi run with @RunKeeper. Check it out! http://rnkpr.com/a7cmb60 #RunKeeper
Happy Seventh Birthday, Sophie - http://www.zeigen.com/blog...
Sophie in 2014, at the Mountain View Farmer's Market again
Happy birthday! :) - Eivind
happy bday! - imabonehead
Happy 7th birthday! :D - Big Joe Silence
Happy birthday! - Maitani
:) Happy birthday - Pete : Team Marina
Happy birthday, Sophie! - Anne Bouey
Happy birthday to Sophie! :) - Jenny H. from Android
Thanks, all! Her birthday was Tuesday; we celebrated at her school on the day (goodie bags for everyone!), and had some pizza with family and friends Tue night. Then she has a small party this weekend with some of her other friends. This is on the heels of doing the same with Sammy last week. And then they each are attending other parties. So it's six parties in two weeks. I'm exhausted. I do feel bad for Sophie having to always have her birthday right after her brother's. - Stephen Mack
Belated happy birthday, Sophie! - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Happy birthday! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Happy Sophie Day! - Louis Gray
Happy birthday to Sophie! Seven is a great age. - Corinne L
Belated Happy Birthday to Sophie! Such a beautiful baby growing into such a lovely young lady! - vicster: full-bodied
Happy Belated Sophie! I love the girl you're growing up to be! - Yvonne Renee
Happy birthday! You haven't aged a bit. - Brian Johns
^ ha! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Just completed a 5.51 mi run with @RunKeeper. Check it out! http://rnkpr.com/a7c9ivu #RunKeeper
Just completed a 5.51 mi run with @RunKeeper. Check it out! http://rnkpr.com/a7c9ivu #RunKeeper
Just completed a 5.51 mi run with @RunKeeper. Check it out! http://rnkpr.com/a7bgvtw #RunKeeper
Just completed a 5.51 mi run with @RunKeeper. Check it out! http://rnkpr.com/a7bgvtw #RunKeeper
How Mull of Kintyre lost its magic for Paul McCartney [Daily Mail Online] - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowb...
How Mull of Kintyre lost its magic for Paul McCartney [Daily Mail Online]
How Mull of Kintyre lost its magic for Paul McCartney [Daily Mail Online]
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Bittersweet article from 2013: "High Park Farm was the first home Paul and Linda created together. He’d bought it in 1966 when living with actress Jane Asher, but it was only after he married country-loving Linda in 1969 that he began to spend much time there." - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
That first picture is so amazing, of Paul in his bathrobe balancing on the fence with his kids jumping around. - Stephen Mack
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