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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!! Maybe I'll try to join you for a lap - my next badge is at a measly 25K steps... - Ken Gidley
We'd love to have you for some or all, Ken! That's for everyone else here, too. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Hey Bruce, I think @Fitbit should be promoting this on their channels. :) - Louis Gray
What about … sleep?! - Amit Patel
Sleep is a waste of time and unproductive Amit. - Louis Gray
What could be a bigger waste of time than walking? - Todd Hoff
Not walking? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Walking or running for charity is never a waste of time. As a fellow charity racer and Fitbit fanatic, I'm proud of Louis and Stephen for being so awesome! I did 65K during my marathon day (29 miles total including walking to/from the race), so I know y'all can rock this so easy! Kick butt, gentlemen! <3 - Hookuh Tinypants from FreshFeed
Thanks Amanda! - Louis Gray
Thanks also from me. - Stephen Mack
Jason Toney
I can now say I've played cards of humanity. I can also say that it is highly unlikely I will ever play it in mixed company.
Shannon - GlassMistress
Step mom went out for some last minute shopping so I hauled over to their house and snapped a few more photos oh the pup. Much better this time, but this dog will not look at the camera, grr. I'd have liked one good head on shot. Ah well. Here goes, pick three please.
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2, 3, 5 - Pete
3 and 5 have the most character, i think. - Big Joe Silence
3 is my fave. <3 - The First NoeLB from Android
Lounging puppy in the first and third are priceless! I like the last two also. - Heather
2, 4, 5 :-) - Marina's Godmother :-)
2, 3 and 4 - Jenny
3 and 5. - Corinne L
3! - Katy S
#3, fitness pup doing sit-ups. :D - April Russo
4 and 5 ears up alert - WarLord
Eric - ill subliminal
Excuse me, are you the sommelier? Yes. I'd like to know what pair well with a $2,000+ car repair bill? Yes sir, I believe a leaking water heater that has flooded you laundry room and requires a complete replacement would be just the pairing. Well, that is exactly what I'll have. The fucked up special please.
Sorry. I wish to reject this pairing and ask for one that will keep me sane! Because this bitch is about to lose her mind with all the shit we've dealt with the last few months! - Elena from iPhone
Dang, that is not fair. - Marie
:( I'm sorry, guys. - Jenny H. from Android
Downsizing the water heater size helps on price, but it's still four digits of fail. Installation happening now. - Eric - ill subliminal
Ugh. I am so sorry :((( - Jennifer Dittrich from iPhone
Yuck. - Steele Lawman
I'm so sorry, y'all. :( - The First NoeLB from Android
Damn. I'm really sorry. - vicster: hon. canadian
Damn. :( - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Jeez, not another thing. - Joe
Oh no! - Katy S from iPhone
I am so ready for this year to be over. It has been one thing after another. Hopefully 2015 will be a lot easier on our wallet! - Elena
I don't know, but a bottle of whiskey seems like a much better pairing to me. - April Russo
Andrew C (✔)
Besides bonsai trees, what other gifts are mostly giving the recipient perpetual homework?
Amish Friendship Bread - Meg VMeg
we used to call that Amish World-Domination Bread. at least it tastes great! - Big Joe Silence
I've never heard of that till now, but yeah, that fits the profile. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
Puppies. White elephants (the literal ones). - Jaclyn aka spamgirl from Android
So, living things, definitely. What else? Boats? - Andrew C (✔) from Android
Gym membership - Johnny
lessons of any kind. preferably for something difficult. - Big Joe Silence
Tuition. - Spidra Webster
Lord of the Rings (Extended editions) box set. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
A BSA motorcycle. - Spidra Webster
Something of the month clubs. Remember on everybody loves Raymond ? - Christina Pikas from iPhone
More fruit??!! - bentley from FFHound(roid)!
vacuum cleaner - ellbeecee
[Something]-a-day calendars (e.g., craft a day, yoga pose a day, recipe a day) - bentley
A computer. - April Russo
Mistletoe - Steve C Team Marina
Anything that comes with a monthly bill, like a mobile phone, unless you also plan on paying for it, perpetually. - April Russo
Carbon-steel kitchen knives: "Caring for a carbon-steel knife requires ritual-like devotion." http://www.seriouseats.com/2014... - Andrew C (✔)
Starmama
Jayden brought home two huge boxes from school, filed with food donations. I think everyone who donated shops at Trader Joe's and Whole Foods. Fancy stuff! More pasta than I can store so I'm giving some to other folx. Way different (better) than the food bank stuff.
And not one can of green beans! Now THAT'S what's up. Canned green beans are disgusting & they're in almost every donation box. lol. Just gross. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Maybe gross, but they were one of the few things that ever came from the food bank that wasn't all carby & toxic for my hubby. We actually appreciated those green beans (and the rare can of tuna) and were hoping for them, rather than another can of peas, corn, white potatoes, sweet potatoes, or carrots. - April Russo
Brian Johns
4 more released from Guantanamo today. 132 left, 64 of which have been cleared for release (for years). http://www.washingtonpost.com/world...
That's crazy. I wish we'd shut it down like Obama said. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I really do believe he's working on it. I think he lost focus for a couple years but I think/hope he's got this back on track. At least for the ones that have been "cleared for release". - Brian Johns
Melly Claus #anticaper
RT @torstenbeeck: Google gives insights to the four major religions. http://t.co/sYoArWzALh
RT @torstenbeeck: Google gives insights to the four major religions. http://t.co/sYoArWzALh
past-da-farian? - Ken Morley
Once you turn to the dark side of PDF, there is no salvation. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
past-da-farian? - Ken Morley - Tolgardo
Stephan
Looks like a bunch of intoxicated individuals just dropped of several stolen vehicles right in front of our property.
In a way I'm glad our dog was inside, she would certainly have attacked. RCMP notified. Vehicles locked. Buildings locked. Dog outside as early warning. - Stephan from iPhone
RCMP were here very quickly looking for them. - Stephan from iPhone
Mary Carmen
So first things first, did he actually commit the crime?
I think if he did not actually murder her, that he knows exactly what happened and for some reason is not coming clean about the details. The obvious other person who could be involved is Jay. He seems shady and fuck and the discrepancies in his story are troublesome. Also, the dude who found the body....not sure I'm buying his story either. So many doubts and questions. - Mary Carmen
I'm far more suspicious of Jay than of Adnan. I don't think he did it, and I think even the re-creation of events to try to mimic the timeline didn't take into account far too many factors to ring true. SO many questions! - Julie Kane from iPhone
Jay seems untrustworthy. But I don't fully trust Adnan either. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Mary Carmen
Another thing I find "interesting:" dude has been in jail for 15 years for a crime he claims he didn't commit, yet he has no alternative theory for the crime. He never once offers up what he thinks happened. It just seems weird to me.
Mike Nencetti
Celebration of Life - Beverly Anthony Nencetti - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Celebration of Life - Beverly Anthony Nencetti
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This is the edited version with copyright free music for the slideshow. . - Mike Nencetti
Victor Ganata
The fact that attacking a multinational corporation somehow can give you leverage over the government of a nation-state just makes it clear that the existence of multinational corporations are totally antithetical to the continued existence of nation-states.
We should all be farmers. - Todd Hoff
It's not a normative statement, just a description :) #inevitability - Victor Ganata
Every day repealing Treaty of Westphalia and of course every William Gibson novel - WarLord
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 #anticaper
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
Sean, I'm interested in your feaure list. - Heisenberg
Italian Friendfeed like service: http://www.frenf.it/earlyad... - miki
Geocities - Maurizio
Heisenberg -- give me a few days to find time to compile it -- the notes are scattered across six or seven years. - Sean McBride
My admiration and love for the brilliant design of Friendfeed continues unabated -- in fact, it keeps increasing as I compare it to new inferior services. - Sean McBride
Has everyone noticed that Friendfeed is often more efficient than email for private one-on-one and group communications? Much less cruft. Much swifter. Much easier to browse over time. Also superior to text messaging in many cases, in terms of interface. - Sean McBride
Sean, you should look at Slack if you have a group of people that interact. It's better than FriendFeed for a slightly different application area. - Heisenberg
Will do. - Sean McBride
Andrew C (✔)
RT @theferocity: White man forgives white woman for saying something racist about black people. http://gawker.com/justine...
RT @theferocity: White man forgives white woman for saying something racist about black people. http://gawker.com/justine-sacco-is-good-at-her-job-and-how-i-came-to-pea-1653022326
Jed
Just had one of the biggest treats of my life: interviewing WYTCHES and BATMAN writer Scott Snyder for FreakSugar. Check out part one of our interview on Monday.
Looking forward to it - Steve C Team Marina
Thanks! I'll tag you when it's up. - Jed from iPhone
laura x
I am out of both butter and salt. Who runs out of salt?
yesterday i finished making salt dough ornaments, and realized i had used the last of the bazillion canisters of salt that my ex-husband bought 5 years ago when he decided that everyone needed to stockpile salt in case of the apocalypse. - Jenica
I had to switch to the sea salt for a couple of Thanksgiving recipes. A canister of salt lasts a long time, so I never think to check if it's running out. - RepoRat
Seriously. I think this is the first time in my life I've actually used an entire thing of salt before moving. - laura x from iPhone
Stephan
Me: "Go brush your teeth please." Her: "I'm too tired." Me: "You'll be too tired for stories, so straight to bed then!" (Goes to brush teeth.) Yeah, I played those games too, grasshopper.
At least once a week. Silly children. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl from Android
We don't make story time optional because we want to make sure they get their 20 minutes in. Now the tv before bed is an entirely different story. =) - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
I know how much she enjoys that time -- I do to, it's one of my favorite things to do. So I know the prospect of losing it can motivate her to stop her eternal dawdling. - Stephan from iPhone
Melly Claus #anticaper
RT @html5_yoda: The American date format, created by me it was.
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
I'm cold. I can't get up to get a blanket for my toesies because I'll get colder! *pout pout* Maybe I can knit myself one... 💡
If you've got a cat you can warm your feet inside it Hoth Tauntaun style. - Steve C Team Marina
So I get to kill a cat? All right!! :P - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Stephan
Attack code exploiting critical bugs in net time sync puts servers at risk | Ars Technica http://arstechnica.com/securit...
Attack code exploiting critical bugs in net time sync puts servers at risk | Ars Technica http://ow.ly/GcKEp
Steve C Team Marina
Over Half of Dr. Oz’s Advice Is Unfounded: Study - http://www.msn.com/en-us...
Over Half of Dr. Oz’s Advice Is Unfounded: Study
"“One out of three recommendations from The Dr. Oz Show has believable evidence, and about half of the recommendations on The Doctors has believable evidence,” Mike Allan, another Alberta medical professor and co-author of the study, said in a statement. Of the health recommendations that appeared on The Dr. Oz Show, researchers found evidence to support 46 percent, meaning that 46 percent of the time the show gave solid advice. But 15 percent of the time, the advice directly contradicted best available evidence. A whopping 39 percent of the time, the researchers found no evidence to support the advice." - Steve C Team Marina from Bookmarklet
That's lower than I expected. Everything I've seen people post on social media from this dude is 100% hogwash. Him, Dr. Gupta, Dr. Phil....TV doctors are all frauds. - Anika
^^ - Janet
Victor Ganata
Science Says: Cocktails Could Protect You From Getting Sick - MoJo - 2013 Dec 19 http://www.motherjones.com/blue-ma...
Ah, another J-shaped curve :D #GoldilocksProblem #TooDrunk #NotDrunkEnough - Victor Ganata
J is for Jigger. - bentley
"In a medical breakthrough that should come as welcome news for millions of at-risk Americans, University of Pennsylvania cardiologists announced Tuesday that taking one aspirin tablet and a fifth of bourbon daily can "significantly reduce" an individual's awareness of heart attacks. " - http://www.theonion.com/article... - Andrew C (✔)
^^LOL (1) I know an old school doc who allegedly told his nonagenarian patient to take an aspirin and some bourbon while he was having a stroke because the doc was certain the ER would totally kill his patient. The patient totally survived with minimal residual deficits. #DefinitelyNotMedicalAdvice (2) the problem with ASA 325 mg + EtOH 40% x 750 ml p.o. daily is that that's going to eat a hole in your stomach and/or esophagus pretty quick ;) #ProceedWithCaution - Victor Ganata
Andrew C (✔)
Gift exchanges at work: remember, they are competitions and it is imperative that you try your hardest to win.
Johnny
Those few seconds in-between discovering you have half a pumpkin pie in your fridge and remembering why you have half a pumpkin pie in your fridge... Followed by the internal debate surrounding pumpkin pie as a suitable breakfast option.
What's to debate? The answer is always Yes. - bentley
Victor Ganata
Carelessness and not thinking things through is way expensive.
Not in the short term! Unrelatedly, hooray for term limits, right? - Andrew C (✔)
Well, money is never an object in the short term :D - Victor Ganata
And I think we learned this century that four years can be quite catastrophic enough and eight years can nearly destroy a nation-state :D - Victor Ganata
Joe
Joe
Sorry, but when I see that you use #TheSMGirl to describe yourself, I may not think "social media girl" right off the bat.
Victor Ganata
How the Ancient Romans Made Better Concrete Than We Do Now - io9 http://io9.com/how-the...
Mechanical resilience and cementitious processes in Imperial Roman architectural mortar - PNAS - 2014 Dec 10 http://www.pnas.org/content... - Victor Ganata
Jason Toney
RT @curbedla: Los Angeles is switching to LED streetlights and it's completely changing the way movies look: http://la.curbed.com/archive... http://t.co/BtAmN4FMQi
RT @curbedla: Los Angeles is switching to LED streetlights and it's completely changing the way movies look: http://la.curbed.com/archives/2014/02/las_new_led_streetlights_are_changing_the_way_movies_look_1.php http://t.co/BtAmN4FMQi
Interesting. I had thought LEDs were still less light per watt than the sodium lamps used in streetlights… (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...) - Amit Patel
I've lived through every change of street lighting except gaslight. Every color change since incandescent has been jarring and seemed Wrong. Colors were always changed from "real". When my street switched to LEDs I was charmed. The first few nights seemed eerie. But in a way the street now looks more natural. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Andrew C (✔)
RT @jwoodham: STARBUCKS: Can I help you? ARIANA GRANDE: Medium coffee please. STARBUCKS: Don't you mean... ARIANA GRANDE: I will literally murder you.
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