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69.62 miles. 112.04 kilometer. This was challenging but wonderful.
Great job! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Thanks! My legs have in the meantime stopped cramping and I've taken a shower so I feel just about human again. - Uli from Android
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I love your favorite YouTube videos, Stephen. You have such varied interests. ;) - Tamara J. B.
A complex man, indeed :) - Morgan Fugel from Android
Sophie borrowed Stephen's iPad again! - Louis Gray
Dang! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Laura Norvig
RT @borthwick: Use this card to get into the Gillmor Gang Room - Don't have Rooms app? Get it at
RT @borthwick: Use this card to get into the Gillmor Gang Room -  Don't have Rooms app? Get it at
(what is Rooms?) - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
new Facebook app for anonymous chat/forum type discussions. - Laura Norvig
So they've abandoned FF? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
If you wear Google Glass, you can see Robert Scoble in the shower through the QR code. - Heisenberg
Crashed 3 times. Tried both camera and screenshot. Now it has access to my camera and photos. - Heisenberg
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Wisdom Has Costs [Burning Blog] -
Wisdom Has Costs [Burning Blog]
Wisdom Has Costs [Burning Blog]
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Tales From the Playa blog post: "You know what? I fucked up. I told her, 'Don’t worry about your bike.' I honestly thought we’d be able to keep our eye on it. But come on, brother. It was the middle of nowhere out there, and I know better. Still, seriously, what the fuck, right? Don’t take the material advice of some dust-wizard in the dark of night. Hold up. Let me begin at the beginning." - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
Great read. - Stephen Mack
Stephan #TeamMarina
One less burden
Right on :) - Brent Schaus
Congrats! - Stephen Mack
W00t! - Spidra Webster
Now we actually own one of our vehicles. :) - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
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Don't act like it's a bad thing to fall in love with meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeEeeeeEEEEEeeee
Unlike Justin, though, my love is not freeeeEeeeEEEEEEEEee. $75 an hour, two hour minimum. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Is that "me" autotuned via text? - Josh Haley
Josh: YeeeEEEEeeesSs - Stephen Mack from iPhone
75 an hour? You get off cheap. - Louis Gray
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My impressions of Ello so far
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1. It's a stretch to call it "beta" -- seems more alpha level in terms of stability or feature set. - Stephen Mack
2. It's completely illegible to me on my mobile device. Like, I literally cannot read the light gray text on either the white background or the black background at the font size being used. - Stephen Mack
3. Zero privacy controls, and that's by design. That's causing some consternation: - Stephen Mack
4. When the site is working, and when viewed on a desktop/laptop, the design feels responsive, elegant, and is very generous in terms of displaying artwork. As an example, try looking at this guy's feed: (I think that should work for anyone, even if you're not signed up). - Stephen Mack
They should probably warn people that it wasn't designed for IE. I'll have to wait until I get home to see if all the issues I'm having are browser-specific or the site overall. For now it's just clunky as hell - very alpha more than beta. - Hookuh Tinypants
Hookuh, ah, I hadn't tried IE. Sorry to hear. I've been using Chrome mostly. - Stephen Mack
Yeah, the privacy stuff (and inability to block) is too sketchy for me. I could wish Tumblr were better in this regard, but even some rudimentary controls are better than none. - Jennifer Dittrich
A friend on FB called Ello "Tumblr for adults". - Andrew C (✔)
Andrew, that's apt. A random person commenting on a friend's FB post about Ello called it, "It's similar to twitter but not a clusterfezzik of communication going every which way. Also its design is very minimalistic and it feels like being in a really expensive and trendy Soma restaurant where it's dark and the menu is in 10pt Courier font and the portoins are really small." - Stephen Mack
Looks good but clunky to navigate. And this posting/commenting thing is confusing to me. ETA: Ahh, it's just automagically prepping me to post on someone's feed. I get it now. - Corinne L
Well, it's no Facebook... *runs* - MoTO: Team Marina
The search is a bit slow, but I imagine their systems are a little busy. - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
Yeah, the whole thing is a bit slow. - Stephen Mack
So it's just like FriendFeed except for no privacy, no private groups/rooms, no DMs, no auto-import of feeds/RSS, no IM/Alerts (not that it works here anymore), no friend-of-friend discovery, no bumping of posts up to the top, no bookmarklet, no support for #hashtags, no real-time or pause, no custom lists of friends (everyone's either "Friend" or "Noise", no My Discussions link, no... more... - Stephen Mack
But it's going to be so much better once they have "Fluid grid Noise view" - Meg VMeg
Logged in, got my account, logged out. That was fun! - Josh Haley
"Everything You Need To Know About Ello" - - Andrew C (✔)
^^ :-) - bentley
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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. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I was with them from the beginning. DO I GET A PONY? - Josh Haley
I want my pony to look like this: - Josh Haley
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34 Panoramic Photos Gone Terrifyingly Wrong [Distractify] -
34 Panoramic Photos Gone Terrifyingly Wrong [Distractify]
34 Panoramic Photos Gone Terrifyingly Wrong [Distractify]
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Ack! Terrifying is right. - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
Looks more like "fuckery you can do with a panoramic algorithm," but I actually laughed out loud :) - Morgan Fugel
Eivind, yeah, some of these seem intentionally manipulated. Others, I'm sure the photographer was dumbfounded by what was stitched together. - Stephen Mack
OH MY. Some people are afraid of clowns... - Josh Haley
HOLY HELL these are AWESOME! - Josh Haley
DO YOU? - RepoRat
I DO! - Zamms
is it the news i think it is? - kendrak
are you becoming president?? - Sir Shuping is just sir
Kendra: It's not the news you think it is. Andrew: No, no, no, they're not THAT crazy! - Zamms
No? Why not?? It would be awesome! You could appoint Kendra and Jennifer as the first co-cabinets of Soccer Ministry! - Sir Shuping is just sir
I am building this up way too much... - Zamms
At this point you'd better have invented a flying car or something - lris from Android
wait wait Zamms invented a flying car?! WELL DANG, THAT SURE IS NEWS. - RepoRat
BREAKING NEWS: Flying car invented by FF regular. Film at 11! - Catherine Pellegrino
*runs over to Wikipedia to edit Zamms's page* - RepoRat
*posts it to Twitter* - Catherine Pellegrino
*starts a rumor that the car will have limited release, with ff receiving first purchase option* - Marie
Better be a hybrid. - Joe
*goes to remove flying car reference from Wikipedia page* *realize I don't have a Wikipedia page* *sighs* - Zamms
*goes to create Zamms's's's Wikipedia page* - bentley
*creates a website for zamms's flying car business* - Sir Shuping is just sir
So you have news? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Maybe... - Zamms
So .... ? - Mary B: #TeamMonique
(do you have ebola?) - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
where is the news?? we must know! - Sir Shuping is just sir
Is this all just some big Huey Lewis joke? - Steele Lawman
Steve and 4 other people
List of things you think are gross but other people seem to like for some reason.
Fish. - Jenny H. from Android
Stuffed Bell Peppers. (Sorry, Jenny!) - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
Prepackaged bread/pastry. - Meg VMeg
Poptarts, any and all flavors. - Janet
Anchovies - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
Peanut butter - Stephen Mack
5 guys - Todd Hoff
Shellfish - David Lounsbury from iPhone
Beets. - Joe
Raw tomatoes. - Heather
Beets, black beans, cilantro, squash. - Bren - pseudo-Buddhist from iPhone
Cilantro, pigs feet, khaki pants, hair gel, lots of candy types, dryer sheets, anything with sodium lauryl sulfate in it. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Mayonnaise, sour cream, cottage cheese - unless hidden in recipes where I can't see them. Cilantro. - Mary B: #TeamMonique
natto - Rodfather
Avocado and Justin Bieber - Kevin Fox
Eggplant, olives, pickled almost anything (exc. kimchee). - Walt Crawford
Marshmallows, lemon meringue pie, key lime pie, sugary beverages, Starbucks coffee, cheap beer, cottage cheese with fruit in it (I like mine plain), sugar and milk in farina (I prefer mine with butter, salt, & pepper), Italian fruit cake, fruity herbal teas, Earl Gray tea (smells like hair gel) - April Russo
Other people - Iain Baker
Iain wins. :-) - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Red vines. Peeps marshmallow thingies. Radicchio and frisee. - Laura Norvig
Broccoli. Cauliflower. Taco Bell. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
red wines?!?! - мик
all organ meats, durian fruit, felching, the GOP, every song from "Frozen", my own navel - Big Joe Silence
red wines = love. red vines = hate - Laura Norvig
I've been using FF for about 6 years now, and I just discovered something. You can click on the time since the post to go to just that individual post. I've been going to share to see the link to just that individual post. DUH me.
well crap. if i knew that i forget it. i've been doing what you're saying - Sir Shuping is just sir
On the bright side, think how much more you'll enjoy the next 6 years. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Click on it in the individual post, then, and it will give you a whole new window/tab. :). I learned that back in the glory days of FFundercats. - LB put a spell on you. from Android
Wha? I had no idea. - Marie
that's the same for Twitter right? Facebook too I think but I don't like Facebook that much, - aaron from BuddyFeed
Good old Affordances: -- skip to Kevin's thoughts at the end - Stephen Mack
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
I'm counting my blessings it wasn't worst. I could've been stabbed, dragged, punched, or worst. Ugh. I can't deal with this. Not even hungry
Shuddle Is an Uber for Kids Driven by Childcare Pros | Re/code -
Shuddle Is an Uber for Kids Driven by Childcare Pros | Re/code
"Shuddle, a new service for parents to arrange paid rides for their children, launches today. It will be available in San Francisco and nearby areas including the East Bay and the Peninsula. Shuddle is very on trend; it could be described as an “Uber for kids.” The San Francisco-based company behind the service has raised $2.6 million in funding from Accel Partners, Forerunner Ventures and Comcast Ventures. Shuddle is much like the ridesharing services that are now becoming familiar in many cities — UberX, Lyft and Sidecar — except the driver is often a professional nanny." - Me from Bookmarklet
Sounds too much like "shudder " - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Andrew C (✔)
RT @picpedant: This is neither psychology nor science. @psychologicaI @awkwardgoogle
RT @picpedant: This is neither psychology nor science. @psychologicaI @awkwardgoogle
@Psychology said it, so that bottom one is 100% accurate. - Stephen Mack
ಠ_ಠ - Andrew C (✔)
Psychology is what his white friends called Confucius - Pete : Team Marina
Brian Johns
is ello still a thing?
Nollo - Louis Gray
Insomuch that it exists, yes. - (Curtis) Alan Jackson from Android
A thing that has fewer posts a day than FF. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Nope. - Andrew C (✔)
Haven't seen anyone using it. - Jonathan Disher
Have they figured out how they're going to make money, but not off their users? - Brian Johns
They sent an announcement today that they're committed to be ad-free and not sell user data. Unclear how they do actually make money, though. You can read it here: (warning, PDF). Excerpt: "To assure that Ello always remains ad-free, today Ello converted to a Public Benefit Corporation (PBC). A Benefit Corporation is a new kind of for-profit... more... - Stephen Mack
Thanks for the update. I guess there's always the idea of charging a membership fee. - Brian Johns
And they could merchandise (Ello t-shirts!) and make a few pennies off affiliate links. - Stephen Mack
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A Summary Of The Gamergate Movement That We Will Immediately Change If Any Of Its Members Find Any Details Objectionable [ClickHole] -
A Summary Of The Gamergate Movement That We Will Immediately Change If Any Of Its Members Find Any Details Objectionable [ClickHole]
From the article: "What do members of Gamergate want? One need only spend three or four hours perusing Gamergate message boards to know that the main thing members of the movement want is ethics in gaming journalism—there aren’t enough ethics, and so, one way or another, there will have to be more ethics. They might want other things too, but we had a hard time figuring out what they were. Again, if you’re a member of Gamergate who feels like we didn't get this part exactly right, please just tell us what you want added or removed, and you can consider it done. We don’t want any trouble." - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
More: "Is Gamergate a vast, complex, and diverse community? Yes! It is not composed, as the mainstream media would lead you to believe, solely of white male trolls. It also has female trolls. It has African-American trolls and Asian trolls, gay trolls and straight trolls. In fact, Gamergate is all about the inclusion of anyone—regardless of gender, race, or sexual orientation—whose views on video games and how we should think about them conform exactly to those of the movement at large." - Stephen Mack
Snappy coroner's answers to stupid cross-examiner's questions - Boing Boing -
Snappy coroner's answers to stupid cross-examiner's questions - Boing Boing
""How can you be sure [the patient wasn't alive] Doctor?" "Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar." "But he still could have been alive, nevertheless?" "Yes, it is possible he could still have been alive and practicing law."" - Me from Bookmarklet
I think I remember some of these from 20 years ago... - Stephen Mack
(Curtis) Alan Jackson
I'm so confused. Or maybe the sign is confused. ;-)
Shop next door? :) - Anne Bouey
What this person said. vvvv - Stephen Mack
Once I saw a store with a huge "GRAND OPENING" sign. Underneath it, in smaller letters, another sign read "Closed." I still wish I'd taken a pic. - YvonneM
Turns out there were two sets of doors and they wanted people to use the other set. Oh, well. - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
Mary Carmen
My daughter is dancing to Taylor Swift...I am okay with this.
Does she just wanna shake? - Stephen Mack
James Brown is more better :) - MoTO: Team Marina
Jason Toney
are people requesting invites to google's inbox? Is anybody already in Is it worth my time? #questions
google's what now? - MoTO: Team Marina
Thanks, S-MAX. I didn't get in invite. Guess I don't rate anymore. *le sigh* - MoTO: Team Marina
Yvonne Renee
Yesterday was pretty sucktastic on so many levels. For now, we are a 1-car family. Let's hope the transmission fix isn't too costly!
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Netflix down 23% today
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
still going up... and we lost a sweet 6~7 percent in just one week :p - ؛ patrick
BREAKING - Soldier shot at war memorial in Ottawa.
Victor Ganata
I seem to have done something weird to the left side of my neck while I slept.
Owww. :( - Stephen Mack
Hate. That. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Mary Carmen
Boot camp day 3: 100 squats in 1:45 and she didn't hurl.
My arse hurts for you already. Fanny good work!! - Janet from FFHound!
Great job, MC! - Stephen Mack
I was much more concerned about SARS and h1n1 (which actually put my kid in the ICU) than I am about ebola. And it's possible there are no longer any cases of ebola in the US. I hope folx are done panicking now.
I hope so too. The fact the all of Duncan's friends and family are now past the incubation period with no new cases should be seen as a very positive sign. - Stephen Mack
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This is the Fitbit Surge, a $250 'superwatch' with built-in GPS [The Verge] -
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
Steve, no heart rate monitor though. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I'd be interested, except 1) they've opted to not play in the HealthKit land, and 2) Watch is coming. - Jonathan Disher
I'm glad Fitbit isn't jumpking on the HealthKit bandwagon. The less crap I entrust Apple with, the better. - Hookuh Tinypants
FJ, when did you find your way to FriendFeed?! (For everyone else: I met Jonathan Disher on irc yeaaaaaaaars ago!) - Laura
holly #ravingfangirl
We had to say goodbye to miss nessa today. She was loved by many.
We had to say goodbye to miss nessa today. She was loved by many.
Oh Holly, I'm so sorry. - lris
I'm so sorry, Holly. - Corinne L
{Holly} - Pete : Team Marina
Oh, Holly. *huge hugs* - Laura
I'm sorry, Holly. *hugs* - Anne Bouey
Awful to hear, I'm so sorry, Holly. - Stephen Mack
sorry to hear, Holly - MoTO: Team Marina
So sorry. I can't imagine what I'll do when I get to this point with either of my cats. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
I'm sorry for your loss. - Marie
Really sorry for your loss. - Jen
Oh Holly. I'm sorry. Many hugs - Hedgehog
I'm so sorry, Holly. Sending love. - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
<3 - Kristin
*hugs* - Heather
Oh no! Holly, I am so, so sorry. I was really hoping she could pull through. *hugs and hugs and hugs* - vicster: full-bodied
***hugs*** - Kirsten
I'm so sorry! - Katy S from iPhone
:( - Jenica
oh so sorry. sooo sorry. She's in kitty heaven now, eating all her favorite foods & snarfing up catnip and doing All the Things. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
I'm so sorry. What precious pics. - YvonneM
I'm so sorry for your loss, Holly. - Tamara J. B.
So sorry...what a pretty! - Bash
*hugs* - bentley
So sorry, Holly. - Friar Will
I am so sorry. It's the worst. - Meg VMeg
Sending all my love and hugs xoxoxoxox - Melly - #TeamMarina
I'm so very sorry. Sending good thoughts and hugs. - Galadriel C. from Android
I'm sorry, Holly. - Brent Schaus from iPhone
I'm so sorry :( *hugs* - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
So sorry *hugs* - Halil
*hugs* RIP, Miss Nessa. - Jenny H. from Android
Mary Carmen
Boot camp day 2. So many mountain climbers I think I'm halfway to Everest.
Go MC go! - Stephen Mack
Are you sore?? - Janet from FFHound!
Very. It only hurts when I move ;-) - Mary Carmen from iPhone
My trainers suggest pickle juice. I forgot this and my arms are screaming. - Janet from FFHound!
I am trying the pickle juice. How much should I be drinking I wonder. - Mary Carmen from iPhone
And bananas - Yvonne Renee
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