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Louis Gray
Taking the 100k Steps Fitbit Challenge and Raising Money for Charity - http://blog.louisgray.com/2014...
Taking the 100k Steps Fitbit Challenge and Raising Money for Charity
On Monday, Stephen and I have a crazy plan to set a new personal record for Fitbit steps. The goal? 100,000 steps in a single day, blowing away my previous personal best by more than 50 percent, and coming close to fifty miles walked - while also helping raise money for Camp Taylor, a free summer camp for children with heart disease, in memory of Riley Norton, the son of my friend and colleague Ken Norton. - Louis Gray from Bookmarklet
Who's this Stepeh guy? :) - Stephen Mack
No idea STEPHEN. NO IDEA. - Louis Gray
You go guys!! - Ken Gidley
Steve C Team Marina
Parental units: All babies are different and there's no one magic solution but did you have any success with any kind of sleep training and if so at what age?
We're down to 1.5 hours of continuous sleep before waking up - he's 6 months. Wife has taken chemical warfare off the table. - Steve C Team Marina
Ferber method, around 5 months for my 2nd and a year for my first kid. Worked for me, generally, but I'm not dogmatic about it. - Stephen Mack
crying it out was becoming a disaster for all of us, including our (first) baby. my inlaws were recommending a baby bottle full of red wine. we went with co-sleeping instead. we all slept great then. both our kids decided to sleep without us by roughly age 18 months. - Big Joe Silence
Thanks for inputs Stephen and Joe - Steve C Team Marina
Everything was going fine for us until a couple weeks ago when teething started. (5 months) Those teeth have pushed through but the sleep pattern is a disaster now. Coupled with not wanting to take a bottle or any interest in food yet, this is destroying my wife. We have not yet taken chemical warfare off the table yet. So what I'm saying is, "I hear you, and I'm following this thread for ideas." - Brian Johns
If it makes you feel better the teething/6 month sleep regression doesn't last forever, or no kid would make it to 7 mo. We were a cosleeping family (because I could feed in my sleep), but many many of our friends were not. As our moms group leader said, "Do whatever gets everyone the most sleep." Good luck! - Jaclyn aka spamgirl from Android
My mum says at 6mo the best shot at sleep training is keeping to a very consistent schedule. Bedtime at a specific time, wake up too. Naps can be harder for this. If he takes a long time to get down try putting him to bed earlier (this is more for your sanity than his comfort). - Soup in a TARDIS
Well we're consistent with bedtime and wakeup it's that whole time in between he doesn't understand so far Soup. :) - Steve C Team Marina
Indeed. - Brian Johns
Keep in mind, both me and Adrian worked at home, so a disruption in our sleep wasn't disastrous. We did CIO, but we also didn't put the kids to bed until about 10pm. They both slept through the night at 4/5 mos. teething wasn't an issue for us, but around 8 - 10 mos. neither of them wanted to sleep, just play. We put them in bed with me. - Anika
Yvonne Renee
It's late and I'm about to try go to sleep, but I feel like crap. Head cold came on fast this evening. =(
I hear that. Man, colds are the pits. I hope you're feeling better soon, and you get some good sleep. - Jennifer Dittrich
Sorry Yvonne. I got sick last night too. My throat feels like sandpaper this morning. - Stephen Mack
My nose feels like someone turned on a faucet. It's so gross. And I thought the medicine I took wasn't working until the 4 hours passed and the faucet turned back on again. I feel like I never have the exact right medicine for what ails me. - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Stephen, sorry you're sick too. It's not feeling like the most wonderful time of the year! - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Ugh. I feel like I'm fighting off the ick, too. - vicster: hon. canadian
Anika
Superpowering Runkeeper's 1.5 Million Walks, Runs, and Bike Rides | Mapbox - https://www.mapbox.com/blog...
Superpowering Runkeeper's 1.5 Million Walks, Runs, and Bike Rides | Mapbox
Superpowering Runkeeper's 1.5 Million Walks, Runs, and Bike Rides | Mapbox
Superpowering Runkeeper's 1.5 Million Walks, Runs, and Bike Rides | Mapbox
"Using the new vector rendering capabilities of Tippecanoe, we were able to revisit our map of 1.5 million walks, runs, and bike rides with data from our friends at RunKeeper. All of this data is part of RunKeeper's public feed but to be expressly conscious of privacy, we've processed the data to strip the first and last 200 meters off of each route. Along with 150,000 additional routes, the anonymized tracks can now be explored all the way down to sidewalk level. This gives even better clarity into the best places from all over the world to get outside and explore." - Anika from Bookmarklet
Beautiful! - Stephen Mack
Heh, I found the route I always run. It's so bright! - Stephen Mack
I don't know how to look at my route. Maybe my blockers are blocking that option.ETA: Nevermind. I figured it out. My routes looks like it's only me using Runkeeper, though I know a majority of my runs are private. - Anika
What's really amusing are sections that you wouldn't really expect to be tracked. I have a tiny parklet nearby that is lit up! There's a hill next to mine that's also bright, but doesn't connect to the streets going down. It looks like people just walk around the hilltop. - Anika
It would be interesting to see how these lines correlate to community obesity, though I supposed it would need to add other fitness trackers to be a better representation. Since my S4 has a built-in pedometer, I don't use extra apps to track my mileage. - Anika
Petty LaBelle
RT @landofpropagand: #NYPD Viciously Attacks 12 Year Old Child as Horrified Witnesss Demand They Stop #ICantBreathe http://thefreethoughtproject.com/watch-n... http://youtu.be/7cO2BLmc6yQ
RT @landofpropagand: #NYPD Viciously Attacks 12 Year Old Child as Horrified Witnesss Demand They Stop #ICantBreathe http://thefreethoughtproject.com/watch-nypd-viciously-attacks-12-year-child-horrified-witnesss-demand-stop/#s4UhPTCBL2rS2Q4L.99 http://youtu.be/7cO2BLmc6yQ
That was unbelievable. And yet it happened. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
OMG :( - Stephen Mack
holly #ravingfangirl
Advanced Tweets doesn't want you to know, but I met my Goodreads challenge goal last night! \o/
Grats! - Stephen Mack
i am also bumping up my goal next year because i am going to start including all the cookbooks I read. Artificial inflation FTW! ;) - holly #ravingfangirl
Heisenberg
What other social networking/Web 2.0 sites do you use besides FriendFeed?
Bumblr, Snickr, YouTuba, but nowhere any good. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Or anywhere no good. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Nothing you haven't heard of. :) (Twitter, Flickr, FB...need to spend more time learning Quora and Reddit). - Spidra Webster
Flickr - WarLord
I tried out Ello. - Stephen Mack
Twitter, Twitter, and more Twitter. Also Github. - Mike Chelen
FB and Twitter. Very occasionally G+. - Jenny H. from Android
What Jenny said - Laura Norvig from iPhone
FB and rarely G+. - Anne Bouey
Twitter and FB, a little bit of G+ and Tumblr. - Melly Claus
Livejournal. - bentley
not sure what you mean by web 2.0 but I hit twitter every morning for a quick scan of the news, feedly for the blogs I want to read, and tumblr is a distraction for my increasingly fractured mind. I think of tumblr as a glossy magazine where I flip through the pages. - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Feedly, Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook. Oh, and Ello, from time to time. - Steven Perez from Android
Yeah I guess I should add that I do use Facebook to interact generally with family and a few friends. But Facebook's noise to signal ratio is too high for me to use it for much else. - MoTO: #TeamMarina
plus.google.com, news.ycominator.com. I keep intending to use facebook but don't generally get to it. I caught up with Instagram yesterday, thanks to the fact that I'm only following something like 4 people there. - Bruce Lewis
g+ and feedly. - imabonehead
G+ daily, Twitter 2-3 times a day, FB once or twice a day, but only really active on FF. (As with MoTO, FB's mostly for family. - Walt Crawford
Twitter and Google+. - Louis Gray
None. I'm a purist. - Steve C Team Marina
Barry, I'm not sure what I meant by Web 2.0, other than there are sites that have some social component to them, but are not really thought of as social networks, e.g. Yelp. - Heisenberg
What are people's impressions of Ello? - Heisenberg
Wasn't ready for beta. Very few features at beta. More now, but no users. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Just Twitter (for light use) -- not Facebook or Google+. Still waiting for any other service to catch up with Friendfeed -- and for the next generation of a Friendfeed-like service to appear -- someone is bound to develop it. - Sean McBride
Any interesting features that FriendFeed doesn't have? - Heisenberg
screensaver. - imabonehead
I've got a huge list of features to add to Friendfeed that I've collected since 2007. I need to pull those notes together and post them as a single document. - Sean McBride
Facebook - Ozgur Demir
I just checked out the latest Twitter analytics features -- great stuff. A future version of a Friendfeed-style social media platform should include analytics at this level (and better) for all individual and group feeds (*especially* group feeds, which are ripe for hundreds of analytic snapshots). - Sean McBride
Mary Carmen
I did all the puking today. All of it. Your share, and your share, and even your share. All the puking.
Yikes. - Steven Perez
Thank you. I hate puking. - Brian Johns
I do not like, but appreciate your taking this on for the rest of us. - Friar Will
Ugh. I am so sorry :( - Jennifer Dittrich from iPhone
Puking is the worst, worse than pain for me by a long shot - Steve C Team Marina
:( - Alix May
Thank you fro taking one for the team... Be well - WarLord
If I would have been at your side I could have pity puked. I puke at the sound of gagging. - Janet
If I had known, I would have drank more beer! Seriously, I hope you feel better today. - Eric - ill subliminal from iPhone
Nope, sorry, not my share. I did a lifetime's worth of puking about 2 years ago, when I had all that gall bladder trouble. Every time I ate the wrong thing with just a little bit too much fat, about 12 hours later I'd end up puking every 10 minutes, for about 6-12 hours. The pain would be gone in about 3-4 hours, but the puking would just keep on going. I can only describe the... more... - April Russo
Oh doll. So sorry. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Louis Gray
Christmas tree is all done!
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I like the branded approach. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Needs a bead ;-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
Brian Johns
So, I'm pretty psyched about this Cuba thing.
Let's go visit! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Harold
Maxwell is a big brother... Benjamin born early Monday morning...
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Congratulations! - John (bird whisperer)
Congratulations! - Anne Bouey
Congratulations! - Jennifer Dittrich from iPhone
Thanks... tomorrow is the big day for Maxwell to meet his little brother. Everyone is doing well... even better now since we got some sleep. - Harold
congrats! - imabonehead
Congrats - Katy S
Congratulations! - vicster: hon. canadian
Congratulations to you all! - Stephan from iPhone
Congrats, Kamilah and Harold and Maxwell! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Wonderful congratulations! - Steve C Team Marina
Congratulations!! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Congratulations on your new addition! :) - Jenny H. from Android
CONGRATS! - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Grats :) - Eivind
Congratulations! - The First NoeLB from Android
Congratulations, you four <3 - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Paul Buchheit
We miss you here, Paul. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I like the evolution of the pictures in posing for a family portrait. It tells a story :) - Maggie
Are you still checking us out here, Paul? - AJ Batac
looks like not that much ... - непростые коротышки
He liked several items yesterday. - Ahmet Yükseltürk
++ Maggie 8D - Zu from AOD
Todd Hoff
Dateline Los Gatos. The Great Dry Needle Xmas Tree Catastrophe of 2014. Reports are coming in of Xmas trees losing their needles much earlier than usual. Who ruined Xmas? The drought. These same tree owners report trees are sucking up water at an alarming rate, but no matter how often the reservoir is filled, the needles fall, as do Xmas dreams.
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If you're still using live trees for Christmas you're not much of an environmentalist. :) - Eric Logan from FFHound!
They are pretty much dead once you cut them down. And trees are a perfectly renewable resource. If you cut them correctly new trees grow directly from the stump of the old trees. - Todd Hoff
Have to say, picked a horrible tree this year. Went with something different, a white cedar. It's too small, it's not thick and bushy, branches are too far apart. Sometimes the same old same old is the same old because it's actually better. - Todd Hoff
I believe using a real tree is a net benefit for the environment. The industry grows replacements, and as demand grows, wooded area increases. The artificial trees are made of some nasty stuff. See this article for example: http://www.earth911.com/home-ga... - Stephen Mack
But that aside, Todd, sorry to hear about your tree's condition. - Stephen Mack
Thanks Stephen, but ours is still doing well, though I kinda of want it to die. I've never had a cedar tree before, but I don't think the it will dry out like needles do. This tragedy is being reported on a local list. - Todd Hoff
The first artificial trees of goose feathers where designed to prevent deforestation in Germany. The US version was made by a brush company. The older a tree gets the more carbon it absorbs also. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki... - Eric Logan
In the US we have xmas tree farms, so deforestation isn't an issue. The goose feather trees look a little funky http://www.ebay.com/itm... - Todd Hoff
Stephen Mack
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
Stephen Mack
The greatest article about Burning Man EVER: "Burning Man's debauchery in the desert" [Daily Mail] - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news...
The greatest article about Burning Man EVER: "Burning Man's debauchery in the desert" [Daily Mail]
The greatest article about Burning Man EVER: "Burning Man's debauchery in the desert" [Daily Mail]
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A must-read. Makes everything clear. - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
Andrew C (✔)
» Technics Announce New CD-Less USB-Less Turntable That Just Sits There Starting Debates - http://wundergroundmusic.com/technic...
» Technics Announce New CD-Less USB-Less Turntable That Just Sits There Starting Debates
"“It doesn’t take usb, cds or records,” explained a Technics’ spokesperson, “it basically just sits there acting as a focal point for the ongoing tedious debate around the use of technology in DJing.”" - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
This really gets me worked up. Not only do I wonder how you work it, but it immediately calls into question the skills of different DJs I have seen in person or read about it or people have mentioned. - Stephen Mack
That's funny - Eric - ill subliminal
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
Micah
2014 AD in three words:
"It's December already?!" - The First NoeLB from Android
Selfie twerking ebola. [or, is selfie twerking so 2013?] - Joe
thanks for imagezoom - Alfonker Tapir
I haz money? - Brent Schaus from iPhone
You're welcome, Alfonker. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Altogether too long. - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
Mostly not great. - ellbeecee
Got new job. - bentley
Censorship is bad. - Katy S
Just about over. - Bren - pseudo-Buddhist from iPhone
Dated a doctor. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Stephen new companion? - Todd Hoff
Left my homeland. - Jenny H. from Android
Fuck it all. - Lola Bean (Penguin) from iPhone
i forgot it - chaz2b
Ethics in journalism. - Corinne L
Older, not wiser. - Stephan from iPhone
Did I answer? - Brent Schaus
Watching the flames - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
It's all happening! - Corinne L
Really shitty year. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Had a baby. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
stuck in neutral - Marina's Godmother :-)
Got progressively better. - Jim: meatvalve.
two major events. - Brian Johns
Still in Texas. - Kristin
I'm pregnant again. - Mary Carmen
spinning my wheels - vicster: hon. canadian
Same Slow Dance - WarLord
selfie shark jump - Mo Kargas
Minimum Payment Due: - Spidra Webster
Sleep? What's that? - Steve C Team Marina
Good freaking riddance - Janet
Stephen Mack
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
Julian
GO ____! BEAT ____!
Navy, Army - Eric Logan from FFHound!
Vegan, eggs - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Linux, Windows - imabonehead from Android
Anyone, USC - Spidra Webster
Home, Off - Steve C Team Marina
Wire whip, cream - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
Michael Jackson, it - The First NoeLB from Android
Micah
Look in the mirror and answer honestly: Do I break more shit than I fix, or fix more shit than I break?
I went to do that but I broke the mirror. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Stephen wins! - Janet
Honestly? I fix a lot of other people's shit. Consequently mine gets low priority. Which really wasn't the question, was it? But there it is. #IGuessIHaveIssues - MoTO: #TeamMarina from Android
Stephen Mack
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)!
Andrew C (✔)
RT @okbjgm: maybe all information ever wanted was to be content.
A plus wordplay. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
= Awordplay - Stephen Mack from iPhone
booooooo - Andrew C (✔)
Dear Information, do you want to be right, or happy? - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
It wants to be freeeeeeee - Stephen Mack from iPhone
All y'all "content creators" can think of yourselves as (theoretically) in the happiness business. - Andrew C (✔)
Steve C Team Marina
Good God those Hobbit movies are still going? I thought that stuff was done a few years ago. I saw part of one on TV a long time ago but lost interest quickly as nothing seemed to be getting anywhere.
SteVe, yes, they must still escape from the Pit of Golgorroth and bring the ring to the Valley of the Master Forgers in Breeland before Sarugon summons the Balgag to rain destruction on the veiled city of Minith Tirash. Larry Freeman is very good in this. Plus the dragon Schmaaaaawwwwg is leading the five armies (consisting of Wargs, Hobknobs, South Hadarites, Hadoop Masters and... more... - Stephen Mack
I detect sarcasm... - MoTO: #TeamMarina
The moment they announced they were taking what I consider to be a relatively short book and stretching the fuck out of it to make a bajillion films, I knew we were in trouble. I can't even with the Hobbit films. I just can't. - Hookuh Tinypants
If PJ somehow ever gets the IP rights to The Sil (which won't be any time soon because most of the current stakeholders of the Tolkien Estate totally hate what he's done) there will be movies long after my corpse has crumbled entirely to dust. - Victor Ganata
New from Peter Jackson, the completely original seven-part movie series THE SCHMILMARILLION! - Andrew C (✔)
*cries* - Hookuh Tinypants
The Sil would *easily* be a 21-part saga at the bare minimum. It would rival the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Each son of Fëanor would get a trilogy. - Victor Ganata
No, this is the Schmilmarillion. Totally different. - Andrew C (✔)
So, 42-part saga? They squeezed four movies out of *The Hobbit* after all. - Victor Ganata
Micah
.... Bwhaha. Freak & Geeks Mom: "I think he has worms." *pauses netflix* My son: "Wait, what?" I explain. Son: "...."
Teachable moment! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Lucky kid! I got them from playing in the dirt when I was a kid and it was not pleasant. - Spidra Webster
It hit us kids growing up too. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
"When I was a boy" something something "eat dirt" something "immune system" - Ken Morley
Louis Gray
Ingress: The Incredible & Addictive Covert Game Being Played All Around You - http://blog.louisgray.com/2014...
Ingress: The Incredible & Addictive Covert Game Being Played All Around You
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"A little over two years ago, a small team within Google called Niantic Labs introduced Ingress, a game that adds a virtual reality layer on top of the entire world, which you can claim, defend or destroy for your cause - depending on which side you've chosen. And while I tested early versions of the game while it was developing at Google, and dabbled with it just after launch, I put it aside before jumping back in with both feet two months ago, when a pair of colleagues on my new team couldn't stop talking about it. And now I won't stop talking about it either. Simply put, in my view, it's the most well-designed, intelligently deployed concept I've ever seen for an immersive experience on mobile, which encourages you to get off your butt, explore the world around you, and find new people to help you achieve goals together. Every facet of the application, even while it seems mysterious, is designed to help you get out of house, to explore new crannies of your neighborhood (and beyond)... more... - Louis Gray from Bookmarklet
I have to say I find it totally impenetrable. The UI confuses me no end, and I'm just completely flummoxed by it. - Stephen Mack
I'm paranoid enough as it is. - Meg VMeg
Maybe this is what happens when you don't waste time sleeping? - Walt Crawford
@Stephen come with me some time, and I can teach you! - Louis Gray
Scoble, Alex Scoble
Why in the name of all that is good and pumpkin pie are you all not on Facebook yet?
Facebook is where I stab myself in the eye. - Meg VMeg
I'd pay to see that! ;) - Scoble, Alex Scoble
facebook is dying. at least that's what i heard - Sir Shuping is just sir
I'm already missing how friendfeed does the river after 5 minutes of being back on here - Scoble, Alex Scoble
I follow people, not logos. - Johnny
Facebook is where I'm not paid to stab myself in the eye :( - Meg VMeg
LOL, Johnny, you are on Facebook...very funny though. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Facebook is where grandparents and co-workers are. - lris
What's Facebook? - Steven Perez from Android
Real answer: because there are one million (or fewer) people on FF and one billion (or more) on Facebook. (I'd guess most of us also have FB accounts, but I certainly spend ten times as much time here among a smaller, more select group.) - Walt Crawford
I keep asking myself why I am still on there. - Jim: meatvalve.
I'm there, but I prefer to be here. - The First NoeLB from Android
I'm on there once a year to wish someone a happy birthday. I like it here better. - bentley
Because FF is still better than FB even if FB has the critical mass. - Spidra Webster
Isn't the better question why are you on Facebook? - Todd Hoff
Facebook? Eww! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
I'm there, and I'm in the Friendfeed group. Because that's where we meet to complain that ff is down, and announce when it's back up again. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
I like LB's answer. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
The day I use Facebook is when pigs fly :) - imabonehead
Also: Iain Baker. - Meg VMeg
I'm not old enough for Facebook. There are predators on Facebook. - Steve C Team Marina
I am, but I mostly just lurk and get really angry on FB. - Jenny H. from Android
Facebook is for head-shaking and lying and pretending to approve of assholes you work with. - Big Joe Silence
Facebook is where I argue politics and my daughter uses my account to play games - WarLord
I'm there about as much as I'm on any socnet these days. And that's not much. Healthier. - J. Marie B
Because http://goo.gl/Kwib8u Also, what WoH: Professor MOTHRA said. - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Here because of the Shannon–Hartley law. Social networks are all about the signal/noise ratio. - David Lounsbury
The real question is, why is Facebook not on you? - Steele Lawman from Android
I'm on FB because most of my iPad games require it. Also because despite the fact I "deleted" my real account, it's still there. - Heather
Jessie
Two Fort Worth American Eagle Employees Strangled, Burned the Body of Co-Worker, Cops Say | Dallas Observer - http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/unfairp...
Two Fort Worth American Eagle Employees Strangled, Burned the Body of Co-Worker, Cops Say | Dallas Observer
"Police say Clarence Mallory and Carter Cervantez thought they got away with their first theft -- an $18,000 deposit absconded with from the Hulen Mall's American Eagle's safe after-hours in August -- so they decided to do it again. This time, they were going after a bigger score, the store's Black Friday take, estimated to have been between $40,000 and $50,000 by an American Eagle loss prevention officer. This time, it wasn't going to be as easy as the theft on August 24. Mallory and Cervantez didn't have inside access any more. They hadn't been prosecuted over the summer, but they had been fired from their jobs at the store. In the first crime, police say, Cervantez left the back door unlocked at closing and a hooded Mallory waltzed in, walked right to the safe and grabbed the cash. This time the duo would need keys. They decided to get them, the Fort Worth Police Department says, from Ashlea Harris." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
o.O - Jessie
Murder over $40k? Cold. - Stephen Mack
Andrew C (✔)
welp, I can't seem to comment on anything right now: "The file you requested is no longer on FriendFeed's servers." But the post I'm trying to comment on does exist!
Weird. - Stephen Mack
Clearing the browser cache didn't fix it. Logging out and back in didn't. (I can, however, comment via Android, which is how I'm writing this.) - Andrew C (✔) from Android
OK. My problem appears to be with the friendfeedimagezoom Greasemonkey script I've been using. Disabling just that one fixes it. - Andrew C (✔)
Yeah, it does that to me, too. I use the script only when I need it, then turn it off and reload after to reset. - Spidra Webster
I'm pretty sure for me it never started causing persistent trouble until last Friday. - Andrew C (✔)
Yvonne Renee
I was curious how much extra weight I was carrying around and came across this 9-year old article: http://discovermagazine.com/2005...
Hmm. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
So much I didn't know. At times, my eyebrows were in full raised position. - bentley
This explains so much. - Corinne L
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