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Sarah G.
This does not inspire confidence...
This does not inspire confidence...
Which one? - Joe
That's a good "policy." - Stephen Mack
There is no WE in policy, only I. - Micah
It took me a while to realize there's a large contingent of folks who use quotation marks for emphasis instead of quotation. - Spidra Webster
The Other Yvonne
I MAY have bought a huge LEGO set for the boys today. It really felt like a guilt purchase since they didn't put much money of their own towards it, but I wanted it, too. =)
I may be adding to the Lego guilt for your kids today! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Uncle Stephen!!! It's ok. They look happy. =) - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
I always want Legos. I was very sad when I stopped getting them at Christmas. Which is to say, after college. - laura x from iPhone
Laura, I think toddler x should add some to his bday and Xmas lists this year. ;-) - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
Mary Carmen
Little Nyce#2 is a girl. She's looking healthy and big. Due date 7/4/15.
<3 - Starmama
Exciting! - Anne Bouey
Awesome! - Stephen Mack
Yay! Sisters! - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
Amit Patel
Great storm pics out of east and south san jose — roads, houses, cars are covered in hail
Wow! Cleary skies in Sunnyvale. - Stephen Mack
The Other Yvonne
Uncle Stephen is going above and beyond the call of friendship today... He's watching my kids AND his kids today so I can scrapbook ALL DAY AND NIGHT! What did I ever do to deserve a friend like him???????
We're having fun! - Stephen Mack
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
RT @buzzfeedfood: KFC now has a coffee cup you can eat. IDK, guys. Just go with it.
RT @buzzfeedfood: KFC now has a coffee cup you can eat. IDK, guys. Just go with it.
I would not go to KFC to get coffee. Still not going. - Joe
Right?! Gross!! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Is it made out of chicken? - Steve and 4 other people
Regardless of whether it is or isn't, it tastes like chicken. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
They need to make the KFC bucket edible. Heck, make the whole KFC store edible, just like the gingerbread house in that fairy tale. - Morton Fox
I bet the coffee tastes like chicken for sure. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
We live in such strange times. - Jenny H. from Android
Is it just me or does anyone else not feel thrilled about eating the outside of that cup, after it has touched the inside of a car cup holder? - April Russo
or the countertop in the store, for that matter. - Big Joe Silence
Bruce Lewis
I have to wait until March 10th for my fitbit. - Mike Nencetti
Mike, I can taunt him on your behalf in the meantime. - Bruce Lewis
Please do - Mike Nencetti
Taunt - Louis Gray
Cheer - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Two votes for taunt, one for cheer. Stephen, you lose. - Bruce Lewis
Do two taunts, then one cheer. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Stephen Mack
I will play Civilization IV in honor of Leonard Nimoy's memory. His best reading was clearly the quote for "Railroad" --
I will play Civilization IV in honor of Leonard Nimoy's memory. His best reading was clearly the quote for "Railroad" --
But "Satellite" (at 10:24) is a close second: - Stephen Mack
Stephen Mack
I look away for a few minutes and suddenly this place is 83% LlamaFeed.
Kevin Fox said it better: "@kfury: When I left moments ago it was all FCC and net neutrality and now it's llama llama llama. Internet, you have the attention span of a newt." - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Beware the Ides of Newt. - Micah from FFHound!
Steven Perez
Neill Blomkamp’s new Sigourney Weaver “Alien” film will pretend the last two sequels never happened - -
Neill Blomkamp’s new Sigourney Weaver “Alien” film will pretend the last two sequels never happened -
"Blomkamp also told Sky News that “Alien 5″ would actually be a sequel to “Aliens,” and that he would proceed as if the last two installments in the franchise, “Alien 3″ and “Alien: Resurrection,” did not exist: “I want this film to feel like it is literally the genetic sibling of ‘Aliens.’ So it’s ‘Alien,’ ‘Aliens,’ this movie.”" - Steven Perez from Bookmarklet
I wonder how far after Aliens it takes place. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Oh Hollywood... - MoTO Boychick Devil
Meh, this isn't even close. I also have the font wrong, it isn't consolas. The d has a slanted top.
and the f is narrower. - Joe
The glow has a hard edge, not fuzzy. Word art is probably not the correct tool. - Joe
And the letter-spacing is tighter. - Bren from iPhone
Close enough for llama work! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Amit Patel
Around an hour ago I checked the Pebble Time kickstarter and it was at $9.9999 million, so I hit refresh, and it hit $10.0000 million, whee.
For real? Ten billion? What's Kickstarter's share? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Oh, that's a period, not a comma. Ten million, not ten billion. Still amazing. Carry on! - Stephen Mack
Stephen Mack
Emotional Design Fail: Divorcing My Nest Thermostat [Nielsen Norman Group] -
Emotional Design Fail: Divorcing My Nest Thermostat [Nielsen Norman Group]
Article from Feb 22, 2015 by Kara Pernice: "Summary: Don Norman’s 3 levels of emotional design (visceral, behavioral, and reflective) helped me understand how my pure love for the Nest thermostat morphed into abhorrence. I was a proud early adopter of the unique, cool, and pretty device. It helped me save energy, and communicated to me. But things went bad when it let me down emotionally." - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
More: "[...] When I turned the dial to increase the heat to 66 degrees, rather than responding by making the house warmer, or by informing me that it is now working toward this, it read, "in 1 hour and 20 minutes 66 degrees until 10:00PM.” The next day the house temperature plummeted to a punishing 50 degrees (I realize I may be spoiled) for no reason I was privy to. Here, by the way, is another usability heuristic not heeded: visibility of system status. Try as I might, it won’t listen." - Stephen Mack
She details how with her Nest, she can't actually set the temperature. I'm not a Nest owner, but that's shocking to me. Really? It won't let you actually switch on the heat or the A/C? It thinks it knows better than you what the temperature should be? - Stephen Mack
(Hidden motive: Part of why I'm posting this is because Cristo hates Jakob Nielsen so much that I'm hoping this will irk him into reactivating his FF account just to berate the user design model being leveraged here.) - Stephen Mack
I never had any trouble setting my Nest to the temperature I wanted, reliably -- barring when my furnace actually broke. Every once in a while, it would take a small change in habits a bit too far, but it was trivial to go in and readjust the schedule. You can also turn that function off, and set it all manually. My only beef with them right now is that when I got my new furnace (almost... more... - Jennifer Dittrich
I never had a problem with mine. - Glen Campbell
Haven't read through the entire article yet but I have two and have had no issues changing temps. - rönin
So this writer is divorcing for all the wrong reasons. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Pretty much. It's like she never even bothered to read the simple documentation, much less the more complicated. When it says "in 1 hour and 3 minutes" it is telling you how long it is likely to take for your house to reach that temperature. It visually indicates (by showing red, blue, or white) in the meter whether the furnace/ac is currently active, or passive (the picture shown is the AC, in an active state.) - Jennifer Dittrich
@Stephen you can set the temperature with your Nest. (Of course) - Louis Gray
Stephen Mack
Just completed a 6.17 mi run - Morning TiVo run with Brad and Steve #RunKeeper
Just completed a 6.17 mi run - Morning TiVo run with Brad and Steve #RunKeeper
I'm only liking this because I like you, S-MAX. Running is of the devil. - MoTO Boychick Devil
I like you too, BWin. And your waif knows running is of the angels. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I plan on performing an exorcism. - MoTO Boychick Devil
My head is spinning. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
And who makes one's head spin? Hmmmmm? Say-Tan? </Church Lady> - MoTO Boychick Devil
My head is projectile vomiting up pea green soup. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
The Other Yvonne
Sadly, fitbit doesn't register as many steps when I use elliptical w/o moving hand grips. Oh well. Still, I did 45 minutes! - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
Good job! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Thanks, Stephen! My right ankle is paying the price today though. =( I'm hoping if I keep it up my foot will get stronger as I lose some pounds. - The Other Yvonne
Stephen Mack
Straight Talk for White Men [] -
Straight Talk for White Men []
(via Nakachi on FB) From Kristof's post: "SUPERMARKET shoppers are more likely to buy French wine when French music is playing, and to buy German wine when they hear German music. That’s true even though only 14 percent of shoppers say they noticed the music, a study finds." ... "Those studies are a reminder that we humans are perhaps less rational than we would like to think, and more prone to the buffeting of unconscious influences." - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
"It’s not that we white men are intentionally doing anything wrong, but we do have a penchant for obliviousness about the way we are beneficiaries of systematic unfairness. Maybe that’s because in a race, it’s easy not to notice a tailwind, and white men often go through life with a tailwind, while women and people of color must push against a headwind." Also, if there's a tailwind, that may imply that I'm not as fast as I thought I was. - Eivind
Hackers Cut in Line at the Burning Man Ticket Sale—And Get Caught | WIRED -
Hackers Cut in Line at the Burning Man Ticket Sale—And Get Caught | WIRED
"Burning Man has practically gone mainstream. The once-fringe desert camping festival is now cultural fodder for The Simpsons and Taco Bell commercials. Celebrities and CEOs routinely attend. So it’s no surprise that 40,000 Burning Man tickets sold out in less than an hour last Wednesday when they went on sale. But software engineers in Silicon Valley hacked into the Burning Man ticketing system powered by Ticketfly to cut to the front of the queue. Who needs luck when you have engineering skills and you’re willing to use ‘em for your advantage? Well, apparently everyone. Burning Man officials, not ones to let cosmic karma pass them by, announced on Friday that they will find and cancel the hacked ticket orders. “The good news (for us, not them) is that we can track them down, and we’re going to cancel their orders,” according to Megan K. Miller, Burning Man’s director of communications. “Steps are being taken to prevent this from happening again in future sales.” While 80,000... more... - joey from Bookmarklet
Wow. I'm glad they caught them, and it goes a long way to explaining /some/ of the frustration that day, but still. - Jennifer Dittrich
My friend and I saw this vulnerability but didn't even think to use it because we aren't complete jerks and we got tickets. Sometimes it sucks to be a complete jerk! - joey
There were a lot of glitches that day. I heard some people say they started 15 mins late and got tickets where others like me and my campmates clicked very close to noon and didn't. I hope they don't accuse innocent people of hacking and also look into why their queue was formed as arbitrarily as it seems it was. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Louis Gray
YouTube Kids: Smart, Mobile First, and Child Sized. -
YouTube Kids: Smart, Mobile First, and Child Sized.
Show all
"YouTube Kids is "the first Google product built from the ground up with little ones in mind." As a dad of three kids six and under, two of whom who read fairly well and a third just trying to keep up, it's exciting to see them become the focal point for an entirely new interface." - Louis Gray from Bookmarklet
Awesome. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
What are you making for dinner tonight?
Leftover takeout Peruvian chicken. - Meg VMeg
tacos. with leftover taco meat for lunch salads. - ellbeecee
Roasted chicken with potatoes and carrots and steamed broccoli. - Jenica from iPhone
Sauteed rock cod with oyster mushrooms and asparagus and fresh bread. - Stephen Mack
Leftover roast pork lo mein. - Katy S
I'm thinking eggplant and pasta, but I haven't committed to anything yet. EDIT: I'd rather have what Stephen's having. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
popcorn, and cheese and crackers. (it's Oscars night!) - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
I'm not making it, but it's steak, cheesy potatoes and the first Delta asparagus of the season. I am certainly looking forward to it... - Walt Crawford
Sweet-potato (and other stuff) enchiladas. - RepoRat
"fish" "tacos" - Catherine Pellegrino
The quotes need some explanation, please. - Marie
Baked ranch chicken, sweet potatoes, a random vegetable (possibly broccoli ) and a salad - Christina Pikas from iPhone
If I explained it, Marie, you would probably block me on all social media. ;) - Catherine Pellegrino
Pretty much what Jenica is having. - Todd Hoff
Don't know yet. - Prairie & I Know It from Android
Moroccan Lentil Soup with Pita and Peanut butter hummus - Hedgehog
Well see, now I'm intrigued. - Marie
ham/broccoli/grand cru quiche. and there will be cake! finally! cake! - holly #ravingfangirl
We put these into flour tortillas: shredded cabbage, black beans, mayo/chili/lime dressing, cheese, fish sticks. You may now proceed to un-sub me. - Catherine Pellegrino
That sounds pretty good. - Marie
it is! But far from authentic. - Catherine Pellegrino
Catherine - I find myself wanting to try that with chicken fingers. - Katy S
I bet that would be good too. But if calling mine "fish tacos" is a stretch, yours would be....not fish tacos. :) - Catherine Pellegrino
Roast beast and sweet potatoes. - Prairie & I Know It from Android
Steak and mushrooms, twice-baked potatoes, and broccoli. I contributed the broccoli :) - Jen
Shannon - GlassMistress
What's for dinner?
Salmon and broccoli. - Steven Perez
Not sure yet. - Prairie & I Know It from Android
Turned out to be roast beast and sweet potatoes. - Prairie & I Know It from Android
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Zoe was "Star of the Week" at school last week! I think this needs glitter. 💟
Zoe was "Star of the Week" at school last week! I think this needs glitter. 💟
Words have meaning. That's the first lie.
What do you mean by "lie," Micah? - Stephen Mack
I mean exactly what I mean. - Micah
Stephen Mack
Hello Kitty, teaching kids about necklaces for decades. [Imgur] -
Hello Kitty, teaching kids about necklaces for decades. [Imgur]
I... ...what? I mean, how... - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
wtf - Pea Bukowski
It's the first time I actually *like* Hello Kitty - Selkis
WTF?? - lester
! - ellbeecee
... - Alix May from iPhone
What?? - bentley
well....hello kitty is a cat.... - Sir Shuping is just sir
o_0 - Janet
This is still freaking me out. - Stephen Mack from iPhone O.O - Anne Bouey
How can that be real. It must be on an adult product. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Fist comment answered my question... - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Yeah, maybe. There's no more context than this imgur post. But the rest looks real. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
A little googling turned up an article: - Stephen Mack from iPhone
So, it's a collector's item now. - Brian Johns
Please Hello Kitty, tell us about "pearl necklaces" - Selkis
(i guess the closest imma ever going to get to burning man are the crumbs that fall off from his plate throughout the year, :( ) - chaz2b from Bookmarklet
tmi warning: guess its for the best, cause who would want to party with someone ejaculating all over the place just from hearing all that bass, :o - chaz2b
Cool video. Blows my mind how quickly you can get in through the gates when you get there a week early... - Stephen Mack
And Chaz, I'd party with you there in a heartbeat. I hope you can return someday. - Stephen Mack
ty mr mack, i continue to hope, dream, and plot, ;) - chaz2b
Neat to relive the rainstorm around 8 mins in. - Stephen Mack
Love the Ring of Fire remix around 25 mins. - Stephen Mack
Amit Patel
Gastropod: Breakfast of Champions -
Gastropod: Breakfast of Champions
Gastropod: Breakfast of Champions
Best time to drink coffee is mid-morning? Skipping breakfast may be ok? - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
Both make sense to me. - Stephen Mack
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Why is 'fathom' a word but 'unfathom' is not a word but 'unfathomable' is a word? The fact that I have a migraine is unrelated.
You have misfathomed this. - Joe
Full fathom five. - Stephen Mack
Your unforeseeable proposal is unbeatable, but unworkable. Banning the unobjectionable word "unwork" is not only unreasonable, but unenforceable, because the forms you need to file are unavailable. Let's make this post unforgettable. - Amit Patel
Stephen Mack
Sleater-Kinney: "A New Wave" official video by Bob's Burgers
Sleater-Kinney: "A New Wave" official video by Bob's Burgers
(I know I posted a live version of this same song already. Can't help it. Love it.) - Stephen Mack
holly #ravingfangirl
meet the new phone, same as the old phone.
GAH. i know i backed up a few weeks ago but it says my last one was in Oct. WELP. - holly #ravingfangirl
Boo - Stephen Mack from iPhone
i am saddest about the loss of photos. a fair number got sent to flickr, but not all of them. *sniff* - holly #ravingfangirl
back up often! don't be like me! ;) - holly #ravingfangirl
oh. and the chunk of messages that are gone too. sadface. - holly #ravingfangirl
I sometimes wonder if I depend too much on dropbox to save my photos.... - Katy S
i am terrible about backing things up. it's surprising i haven't lost more stuff than i have. :) - holly #ravingfangirl
Me, too. - Katy S
Todd Hoff
Waiting for your app to be approved in the app store is nerve wrecking.
Good luck! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Thanks. It doesn't do that much, it's a first try type of thing, so I'm hoping they are gentle :-) - Todd Hoff
Mary Carmen
Aquaman looks like Rob Zombie.
More Atlantean than Atlantean - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Time to start making up new lyrics to Devil Man, then. - Corinne L
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