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Andrew C (✔)
HOW TO BE A GOOD PERSON, THE EASY WAY: honestly evaluate yourself. Then set the bar for 'good person' one notch below that.
Louis Gray
The following is a complete list of people who I met on FriendFeed whom I now despise and would like to never meet because they are horrible human beings:
And that was two hours ago... - #cryptic
Louis, have you met Eko Moon? - Joe
Oh, I get it. He's referring to the "liked this" list. - Bruce Lewis
Stephan Planken
Victor Ganata
If anyone wants, I can post my hacked-together Ruby script that will download your feed and all the associated entries and images.
It is pretty rough. - Victor Ganata
So far known bug: I think any entry where the post text is just "." will result in weirdness - Victor Ganata
I'd like to see it, Victor. - Micah from FFHound!
It depends on the nokogiri gem. - Victor Ganata
OK, I will find somewhere to upload it to in a bit. - Victor Ganata
Cool. Thanks. - Micah from FFHound!
There is a superfluous "Â" in line 29 and in line 285. It should be "Older items »" not "Older items »". This won't matter for the main feeds, but it will break things when trying to download comment feeds. - Victor Ganata
Ooooh, sweet. - Jennifer Dittrich
I've never done anything with a Ruby script. Are there newbie instructions, or is it the kind of thing you need to know how to use so I shouldn't even try? :-) - bentley
I guess it depends on how adventurous you are. Right now it's just a command line script, and as I've just discovered, it can be messy trying to install ruby. And this is in OS X. I wouldn't know where to start in Windows. - Victor Ganata
I'm on a Mac but I know nothing about Ruby, so I think I'll pass for now. Thanks for writing it, though. - bentley
I installed ruby and I think I figured out how to install Nokogiri too ("gem install nokogiri" should "just work" according to the nokogiri page) but I'm running into problems when I run the script: "C:/Ruby22/lib/ruby/2.2.0/rubygems/core_ext/kernel_require.rb:54:in `require': cannot load such file -- nokogiri/nokogiri (LoadError)" =P - Andrew C (✔)
It's a Windows incompatibilty thing - Micah from iPhone
Ah, so install an older version of Ruby? - Andrew C (✔)
That may work. - Micah from FFHound!
I just posted the most recent version of the script at the same URL — most of the updates are for rewriting URLs to be more self-contained on a local file system, although all those ./../../ paths would probably be really nasty on an actual webserver…. - Victor Ganata
I wrote another version of the script that downloads entries through the API just for the sake of completeness because I realize that there's a bunch of metadata that gets lost when you just scrape the HTML. (Entries are stored as XML only because I know how to work with XML but have no idea how to work with JSON.) - Victor Ganata
Does that second version go past the 10K limit? (Does Claudio's now? I haven't tried any exporters since the first week post-announcement.) - Andrew C (✔)
The API itself seems hard coded to 10,000 entries max so I still have to use the HTML feed directly to get the entry IDs - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Oh, so you grab the HTML feed to get the entry IDs, then download the individual entries via the API? Clever. - Andrew C (✔)
The Other Yvonne
Ordered a plum Charge HR at the end of January. At the time it said 'Ships in 8-10 weeks'. Now it says 'Out of stock until June.' When will I get my new fitbit????
:-/ - vicster.
:( - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I wonder if it's related to this. - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
I've owned a Force since Xmas 2013. I'm waiting for the Charge so I can return the Force. Sigh. - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
Jimminy, it's about manufacturing / inventory vs. demand. Yvonne, there are people working on the answer to your question. - Bruce Lewis
Ugh! 2 more weeks have passed. =( - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
When's the 10 week mark? - Bruce Lewis
Big Joe Silenced
the theme to "The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension"...
Best. Thing. Ever. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
bumping for no reason. - Big Joe Silenced
bump - bentley
Nobody should ever need a reason to bump the Buckaroo Banzai theme. - Hookuh Tinypants
I love this song and hum that keyboard part to myself often. Like, A LOT. - Jim #teamFFrank
Amit Patel
World's Most Outrageous Construction Projects | BC Business -
World's Most Outrageous Construction Projects | BC Business
World's Most Outrageous Construction Projects | BC Business
Oh my, Las Vegas CityCenter … $9.2 billion!? - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
Bargain! - Stephen Mack
Jim #teamFFrank
I changed my desktop image selection to spring pictures today. Because most of the pictures were posted here at some point, it reminded me that this will all be gone soon. How un-spring-like.
Andrew C (✔)
Los Angeles To Siphon Water From Minorities' Bodies | The Onion - America's Finest News Source -
Los Angeles To Siphon Water From Minorities' Bodies | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
[from 1997] ""With its rich tapestry of black, Asian and Hispanic cultures, Los Angeles' diversity is one of its greatest strengths," said L.A. mayor Richard Riordan, announcing the plan. "And with some 15 gallons of water contained within the body of an average 170-pound L.A. minority resident, these people also represent one of our city's great untapped natural resources."" - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
Luca Perencin (No_CQRT)
[bye bye productivity] Google Maps #pacman @googlemaps
[bye bye productivity] Google Maps #pacman @googlemaps
se volete giocare "a casa vostra" aggiungete semplicemente "/data=!1e3" in fondo alla mappa - Luca Perencin (No_CQRT)
<3 - MarioMiX
#sillyday OK, I tried Google Maps Pacman with my home address. I have to admit that was pretty fun. Good job, Google. - Stephen Mack
Greg GuitarBuster
Felicidades Quinceañera, Heather Feathers
Literally laughing out loud. <3 - Heather
Happy birthday, Heather! - Stephen Mack
Steven Perez
I've thought long and hard about archiving my feed. And I've decided not to do it.
I've pretty much said everything I wanted to say, and I know how to find you guys in the other social media worlds. Like everything else in life, I feel that it's time to let it all go. We had fun times, and that's what I'll remember when this place is gone. I don't need anything else from here. - Steven Perez
Ken Morley
Fans Have Dropped $77M on This Guy's Buggy, Half-Built Game -
Fans Have Dropped $77M on This Guy's Buggy, Half-Built Game
"The United Empire of Earth Navy caused quite a stir last November when it announced that it would be putting 200 decommissioned Javelin Destroyers up for sale. Each 1,132-foot-long spaceship has the sort of amenities that your average interstellar mercenary finds hard to resist: four primary thrusters, 12 maneuvering thrusters, a heavily armored bridge, private quarters for a captain and an executive officer, six cargo rooms, general quarters for a minimum of 23 crew members, and a hangar big enough to accommodate a gunship. There's even a lifetime insurance policy." - Ken Morley from Bookmarklet
"The document that announced the Javelins' impending sale took pains to stress that these warships were fixer-uppers. “They are battle-hardened and somewhat worse for wear,” it read, “and have been stripped of the weapons systems.” Thus, any would-be buyer would eventually have to shell out extra to equip the 20 gun turrets and the two torpedo launchers. The asking price for each ship:... more... - Ken Morley
"Despite those caveats, all 200 Javelins sold out. In less than a minute." - Ken Morley
Wow. - Stephen Mack
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
RT @clarajeffery: Chris Rock is taking a selfie every time he gets pulled over by the police
RT @clarajeffery: Chris Rock is taking a selfie every time he gets pulled over by the police
The Other Yvonne
My nose is so stuffed up! #iheartallergyseason
High five from itchy eye town, population Jenn. - Jennifer Dittrich from iPhone
The pollen count here is crazy! I'm hitting the Benadryl tonight. I need some sleep, big time. - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
i finally caved in and started taking allergy meds. This season is awful! - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
I sort of slept last night. I feel hungover today. =( - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
Smart people (people who work in my library) are having problems using three bins--trash, recycling, and compost. The problem is A: They are confused by the three bin system. B: They put waste in the first bin they see, no matter what kind of bin it is. C: They don't give a damn.
Pick one. - Joe
In a way, B and C are similar, but B says they are blind to the type of bin, and just go for the closest one. C says that they see what kind of bin it is, but they don't care, and they dump whatever they have into whatever bin. - Joe
is this a UX problem tho? I remember Don Norman writing that if you have to have a sign on a door saying which way to push / pull to open it, you were doing it wrong. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
That may be a part of it, but I don't know if that is 25% or 75% of the issue. - Joe
Lots of smart people on my campus (including me) find the 3-bin system difficult. I call it the Disposal Final Exam. Not everything I want to toss is listed on the long lists of things that are accepted in each bin, so there's a lot of judgment involved. And then you go to a different campus and the lists are different. - lris
I wish there was a consistent color visual. We have gray (trash) and blue (recycling). But other places on campus have all blue. Other places I go use other colors... I'd like something like Red = Waste; Green = Paper; etc.. - Hedgehog
I hear they fine people in SF if you put recyclable or compostable material in the waste container. I wonder if their adherence is any better than average or if the city of SF just makes a ton of money off of policing bins. - Victor Ganata
I had this issue in Oakland over the weekend: ate at a restaurant with three bins (compost, trash and recycling). I appreciate these things, but dammit, I'm just trying to clear my table and go on my merry way, why do I have to think about what goes where? Doesn't help when the signs for what's okay to put in which bin are just on one side. - Corinne L
I think maybe having to think is part of the point, though? Like, if you're going to be more conscious of what you throw away, you have to think about it? - laura x
Victor: I'd guess SF's average is pretty good (and the fining is a few spotchecks, I think). Here in Livermore, we're diverting 75%-80% of the waste stream through the three-bin system; my guess is that San Francisco does better than that. (Incentive here: your garbage rate depends on your *trash* bin size, and goes up very rapidly for medium and large trash bins.) - walt crawford
What I've found interesting is the big/little campaign here: Posters with Mr. Pizza Box (not named) telling you that he belongs in the greenwaste (compost) bin, along with other food-soiled paper/cardboard. - walt crawford
FWIW, we try to be consistent with trash having black or gray bags, green for compost, and blue for recycling. - Joe
Is that a reasonably universal scheme? (That's how our barrels work.) Wheeling the barrels back yesterday, I was reminded of the issue with doofuses: Namely, how plastic barrels have to have "NO HOT ASHES" molded into the front of the cover. Because, I assume, people were dumping hot ashes into a plastic barrel... - walt crawford
Shannon - GlassMistress
Received an invite for a first communion ... gift event?
Oh, totally depends on the family. Ours, no. My best friend? Yes. - Jennifer Dittrich
Oh dear. I'm the 'family' and I have no clue, lol - Shannon - GlassMistress
Catholic or another denomination? - ellbeecee
Gotta be Catholic, right? I don't think there's a First Communion for anybody else. If so, the kid is like 2nd grade and will certainly hope for a small gift. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
I think some other denominations have first communions, but they're not as big a deal as for Catholics. - John (bird whisperer)
^ this. I'm Lutheran, we did first communion, but it was not the same as it was for my Catholic friends. It was a big deal for other friends in other churches. - Jennifer Dittrich
There were gifts from my parents and god parents, but it wasn't the sort of thing where it was expected of others. Or really very expected even from them. - Spidra Webster
That was my experience; I think the only gift I got was from my grandmother. - John (bird whisperer)
Kid is my cousin but I'm two years younger to his dad rather than being anywhere near his age, seven, I think. Unc converted when he married my aunt, who is Phillipino. I've no clue what may or may not be expected. - Shannon - GlassMistress
At mine I received a missal and a rosary. Maybe you already have a dove bead that can be put on a slim chain necklace? - Marie
I thought bead but wasn't sure what. He adores the movie Titanic, but I'm guessing religious would be more appropriate. - Shannon - GlassMistress
DB, Lil LB's Dad
Weird. 17 spam accounts subscribed to me early this morning. Guess the spammers are trying to cash in one last time before the end.
Up to 25 now. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Wonderful Nerds Put Wonder Woman’s Invisible Jet on Display at National Air and Space Museum | The Mary Sue -
"The National Air and Space Museum has taken 12-year-old humor and done with it what most kids can only aspire to. Yes, they really had someone up on an industrial lift mime cleaning Wonder Woman’s invisible jet and talked about the process of putting it on display. I had myself convinced I’d never use the word “adorkable” to describe something, and then I saw this. They also put out an entire news post about it on their blog with quotes like, “The Museum of Flight had acquired the plane with help from Lieutenant Diana Prince in April 2013. Since then, our curator Bob van der Linden wanted very much to display the plane at the Museum in Washington, DC.”" - Jessie from Bookmarklet
*dead* at the video of the guy cleaning the invisible jet. - Jessie
His rainbow Mr. Fluffy in the air. =) - Anika
Jim #teamFFrank
Coming here is hard for me now because of that persistent notification at the top of the page. Makes me sad every time.
:( - MisterQ
Same. :( - Stephen Mack
Stephan Planken
I tried making an audio-only FaceTime call from iPhone to iPad but it forced a video call. Does that only work between iPhones?
I've done audio-only on an iPad-to-iPad FaceTime connection, I think. - Andrew C (✔)
Ah, interesting. I will try it again tomorrow. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Research reveals what your sleeping position says about your relationship #littlespoon
Research reveals what your sleeping position says about your relationship #littlespoon
Hmmm. Summary did not cover the case of "beagle curled up in the middle." - Technodad from iPhone
Nor did it cover people whose children sneak into their bed so... this is semi inaccurate. :P - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
With kids or animals in your bed there is no sleep. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
#wearethetwopercent (This is probably a safety consideration as I tend to toss and turn rather violently throughout the night. ;)) - Jenny H. from Android
Jenny, so do I. My poor husband. Haha. ;) - team everyone
I can sleep with my kids in bed because what I end up doing is flipping over toe-to-head and that gives both of them more room to spread out. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
inaccurate, 'like a bat' not listed, :/ - chaz2b
How does one account for snoring-induced separation? - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
^Um... they don't? :( - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
That's no longer sleeping, that's self-defense. :) - Stephan Planken from iPhone
holly #ravingfangirl
heh. Norman Reedus is so different from his character on The Walking Dead. that's all I know him from so i did a double-take when he was on Talking Dead. i know, i know, people are not their characters. :)
Also, Michonne. Man, she was so delightful and bubbly IRL. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
And Beth, in her post-death appearance! - John Dupuis
When I see him somewhere, I think of his character in Boondock Saints. - Kristin
i've only ever seen him in Walking Dead. :) - holly #ravingfangirl
He was in The Notorious Bettie Page. Maybe as her boyfriend, don't really remember. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Running home to be with my Zoe. She's got a stomach virus. I almost WFH but people at work have gotten prickly about WFH lately. Ugh!
Poor Zoe :( - Stephen Mack
Wrongly colored Thao mosaic sparks criticism - Taipei Times -
Wrongly colored Thao mosaic sparks criticism - Taipei Times
"A wrongly colored deer mosaic erected by Nantou County to honor Thao Aborigines has sparked criticism, as the Thao’s founding myth has their guardian as a white deer, instead of the black deer mounted on the installation. However, the county government said that it did not undertake the construction until the Thao community had reviewed the draft design, and the error might be attributed to flaws in the review process. Following an inspection on Tuesday, the government said that it would carry out remedial work — either repainting the deer in white or reconstructing the mosaic based on a corrected draft approved by the Thao people. The contractor is to be held accountable for any expenses incurred during the reconstruction, county government officials said." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
"The draft design was passed by a Thao community committee before being finalized by the county government, he said. However, the completed mosaic features a black deer instead of a white deer, he said. The members of the committee might have overlooked the mistake in the draft due to old age, and they felt sorry for the neglect, he said. In addition to the recoloring, lettering reading... more... - Jessie
Victor Ganata
"You know nothing, John Snow" is what I imagine the authorities who believed in the miasma theory of disease kept telling the physician who was trying to figure out the cholera outbreak in Soho back in the day.
Victor Ganata
The fact that a major platform plank of a major political party is the justification of bigotry and discrimination blows my mind.
You Know Nothing, John Snow ;-) - Pete's Got To Go from Android
I know, right? For some reason, I always thought that it was just a side effect and not the actual target. - Victor Ganata
sayonara & arigatou 😔
sayonara 😂 - keiko-san from iPhone
Hallo - ender hanim from Android
sayonara 😂 - keiko-san from iPhone
ciao Keico :D - mary.kate
Hey Keiko zeshtoo you're cute :)) - Foska
sayonara Foska 😂 - keiko-san from iPhone
ありがとうございます。 - نافرمانی مدنی
arigatou 😘 - keiko-san from iPhone
sayonara keiko - alireza6211
sayonara 😂 - keiko-san from iPhone
ciao bella :-* - Mitì Vigliero
sayonara Miti 😂 - keiko-san from iPhone
sayonara Habu 😂 - keiko-san from iPhone
皆さん、さようなら‼️ - keiko-san from iPhone
ありがとう ❗️ - keiko-san from iPhone
Chi è la fotomodella nella foto? - Smeerch
Azz quello è niente meno che un DC10.. - Yeridiani from Android
Mary Carmen
I was once told by several people that my personality was "too much," "too overwhelming" and "it took some time for them to figure out that I was really that way." Consequently, they didn't like me upon our first meeting. I think, 25 years later, that still haunts me.
*hug* - Alix May
Be who you are. Answer to yourself, fuck the haters. You're a wonderful person MC. - Gunneh-MoTo Calls me that
Thanks, Gunneh! - Mary Carmen
Yeah...what the heck with this feedback? You seem pretty darn great to me. :-) - YvonneM
No clue. The funny part is why do people think you wanna know that? - Mary Carmen
Yeah, that's the part that gets me. Like, OK, thanks for confessing you're a bad initial judge of character? I'm not sure what they expect after saying something like that. - Jennifer Dittrich
I thought you were charming as heck upon first meeting, for what that is worth. And that was obnoxious of them. - Marianne
I like Jennifer's twist: "OK, thanks for confessing you're a bad initial judge of character" :-) - bentley
^ ^ :-) - YvonneM
Mary, the lioness does not worry about the opinion of the gnat. - ♫Maurice the Dolphin♫
^ ^ love this! - YvonneM
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