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Oh good, there's the campus email on "What to Do If You're Exposed to Ebola." #funtimesindallas
Oooh, oooh, is one of the steps "run around licking people and their personal items"? - Soup in a TARDIS
LOL no but there's a lot of "If you are a patient and you think you have Ebola, PLEASE CALL US BEFORE SHOWING UP." - Jessie
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
"Ello: a design disaster" by @jvdgoot
"Ello: a design disaster" by @jvdgoot
I shared this on FB, saying part of the Ello hype was that it was built by designers (paraphrase) and my friend replied "didn't say GOOD designers". - Andrew C (✔)
Yay! After 12 years with the company (being the first employee after the directors) I'm finally getting a work phone. Mind you, when I say work phone I mean they're getting my personal number ported to their carrier on a cheap BYO plan. So my 2 year old battery fucked iPhone 5 is my new phone...
Everyone else in the company is getting new iPhone 6s... even the part time secretary. The existing non-fucked iPhone 5Ss are going to the director's grandchildren. I'm super grateful for the phone plan because it's $60 a month I don't have to spend but I can't say it doesn't sting just a little bit. - Johnny
Gah. :( Maybe time for a mysterious accident to happen to your phone? - Stephen Mack
The thing is, on a BYO plan, they can't get a new phone for me. The iPhone 5S are already promised to the grand kids... I know cause I was just handed one of them to set up. - Johnny
(Also, I have to pay for my phone to be unlocked from my carrier to accept work's carrier). - Johnny
Yvonne Renee
STOP! Shower time!
You can't wash this. - Stephen Mack
2 Armpits 2 Quit? - Big Joe Silence
Steven Perez
Photo "Shadows - Monument Valley" by Frank Delargy #500px
Photo "Shadows - Monument Valley" by Frank Delargy #500px
Glen Campbell
Don't worry about Ebola spreading in Dallas. The Cowboys have shown us that people in Dallas can't catch anything.
Ebomo! - Todd Hoff
Victor Ganata
CDC confirms first case of Ebola in United States - PBS News Hour
OK, this is a little more worrisome. - Victor Ganata
Government Confirms First Case of Ebola in US - ABC News - Victor Ganata
It sounds like they got things locked down pretty quickly, and the patient wasn't symptomatic until six days ago. Hopefully that gives a short enough window of exposure (and limits who could be at risk.) - Jennifer Dittrich
Louis Gray
Automatic and Fitbit Data Show My Car Use Down 50% as Steps Are Up 33% -
Automatic and Fitbit Data Show My Car Use Down 50% as Steps Are Up 33%
To compensate, I've been driving twice as much since getting a fitness tracker. - Amit Patel
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
To be fair, Windows 95, Windows XP, Windows ME, the numbers never really mattered. "Is it a good OS?" is the real question.
I just find it offputting. Why introduce confusion? If they made a clean break (like the one from 95 to XP, where the names are wholly unrelated) it would be easier for me to understand. OK, branding. This smacks of branding (trying to match the other "ones" they've got going on) but without enough of a connection to actually make it work. - Jennifer Dittrich
Don't get me wrong, I'm not up in arms or anything, I just don't get it. - Jennifer Dittrich
I just installed 5 new PCs at work for production. Some were using 7 and some were 8. Only one person knew the difference. I suspect Windows has something planned marketing wise that ties the phone OS etc - Johnny from iPhone
Andrew C (✔)
In hindsight, we should have pitched FF to our friends as "beautiful and ad free".
We still can. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Also, I think FF and Ello are both behind for not having native phone apps. FF, well, it was designed slightly before the smartphone era and acquired by FB before smartphones became so dominant. Ello, ... Ello feels like a boutique product that doesn't fit anyone but its own designers that well. - Andrew C (✔)
And of course FF now has one problem that Ello doesn't. Both may be ad-free, but I think the point of people who tried/are trying to move from FB to Ello is that they are fleeing FB, and well, FF is owned by FB. - Andrew C (✔)
One of the features that would be a good sell but is broken is the Twitter integration. In a fit of pique, I took my Twitter account off. When I tried to re-add it, it didn't work. I just realized it would be great if I had favorites coming in because Twitter's own interface makes it difficult to search through favorites (which I use like bookmarking). - Spidra Webster
Perhaps with a big enough uptick in traffic we could prompt FB to rebrand FF as FB's answer to Ello. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
I think they would just shut it off if it got too busy. There is no hope that FB will revive FF. None. - Eric - It's My Thing
Coke still runs Diet Coke in addition to Coke Zero. (and also TAB in addition to Diet Coke... and Coke Zero.) Sometimes it pays to have multiple brands. Or see also Old Navy/Gap/Banana Republic. Or more relevant, FB and Instagram. - Andrew C (✔)
I can't believe we're still having a conversation about FF as an ongoing network maintained with new features. It's not going to happen! - Eric - It's My Thing
History has shown that nothing seems to be able to stop us. We've all been forgotten about, switched off, you name it. FF - still here! - Iain Baker
Listen, I love this place. You know that. But let's not fool ourselves. It's nice, but attempting to grow it won't change what has already happened and how we just keep on with the help on FB engineers in their spare time. Do I wish they could bring it back? Sure. But come on everyone. Let's be realistic. - Eric - It's My Thing
Not saying it's realistic. Just ping ponging off of the OP and Stephen's first comment. FF's state is well known and well established. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
We're the social media version of morse code - an unseen heartbeat. Yeah, we're archaic, but if we were ever silenced, we'd be missed. - Iain Baker
I think we'd miss us but I don't think anyone in the tech world would care. Just a small blurb on Mashable or some other news site when they finally pull the plug for good. That's it. Count on it. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
I remember trying to get people of FF and they just didn't get it. They were already on FB and/or Twitter and just didn't get real-time, pulling in RSS, and now those features are pined for on other platforms. It's a testament of the forward looking people on this project that it's still standing and working as intended for the most part. - Eric - It's My Thing
Yeah I had similar experiences. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
It just clicks for some folks. Others not so much. I came here based upon a post by Jason Toney on back in the day. It took a little while to get my bearings. I didn't really hit FF hardcore until I was out of work about a year later. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
My experience with Ello so far is that there isn't much user content, one of the few comments I did make either never got posted even though it seemed to, it's not actually beautiful or even pleasant to look at -- even the Tumblr and FF feeds are better -- just overall, they launched wide access way too early. - Andrew C (✔)
Agreed. For photo posting, it's gorgeous. It has nothing else, though. Except active development. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Ah, well, I rarely do anything with photos. Probably why I'm not on Instagram. - Andrew C (✔)
Same here with Ello. How is this the next gen of social? It doesn't even work yet. - Eric - It's My Thing
Ello already has spam. But so does FF so.. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Mary Carmen
That moment where you are outside, with your oxygen tank, smoking a cigarette....yeah, you may wanna rethink that decision.
some times there is a victory in letting go and not giving a damn - Azemat
Is there victory in exploding? o.O - Soup in a TARDIS
SmiteMe (I <3 elitists)
Google’s Orkut shuts down today. Farewell to Brazil and India’s former favorite network. -
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Sleepy Hollow is like National Treasure but with black magic and a hotter male lead. 💀 🔮 💣
Based on the trailers, before it came out, I described it as, "National Treasure + man from the past + supernatural elements + historical conspiracy + Headless Horseman of the Apocalypse + modern cop show." - Betsy
I think my favorite description of it was "Kate and Leopold versus the colonial Terminator". Can't remember where I saw that though. - Jessie
Haha! I knew I wasn't the first to think along these lines! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Gov. Jerry Brown signs California gun restriction -
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California will become the first state that allows family members to ask a judge to remove firearms from a relative who appears to pose a threat, under legislation Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday he had signed....
Sarah G.
Yvonne Renee
Now that school is in full swing, I really need a weekly plan. I'm feeling a bit sluggish.
Like a wet sponge. - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Slugs are totally different species than sponges you can't be both woman. :) - Steve C Team Marina
I was quoting Airplane. =) - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Crouching Tiger Sequel To Be Netflix’s First Major Feature, Regal Throws IMAX-Sized Tantrum | The Mary Sue -
Crouching Tiger Sequel To Be Netflix’s First Major Feature, Regal Throws IMAX-Sized Tantrum | The Mary Sue
"According to Deadline, the service has just completed a deal with Harvey Weinstein of The Weinstein Company that will see the long-awaited Crouching Tiger “sort of sequel” Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend premiere simultaneously in IMAX theatres and exclusively for streaming on Netflix. The film is slated for release on August, 28th, 2015, and is based on Silver Vase, Iron Knight, the fifth episode in Wang Du Lu’s Crane-Iron Pentalogy; the original Crouching Tiger was based on the fourth book in the series. Ang Lee will not be returning to direct the Netflix project, but Michelle Yeoh and Donnie Yen will both star. Yuen Wo-Ping is attached to direct a script by John Fusco (Hidalgo, and some stuff not starring Viggo Mortensen)." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
Without Ang Lee and James Schamus, and with Harvey "Scissorhands" Weinstein involved, I'd keep my expectations down to "well, at least Yuen Wo-Ping and Donnie Yen will probably make for good fight choreography." - Andrew C (✔)
"direct a script by John Fusco" - Is this not even going to be in Chinese then? - Jessie
Probably they'll just do like the last one. James Schamus doesn't know Chinese. Translators translated the book into English for him, he adapted it into a screenplay, and then that was re-translated into Chinese. - Andrew C (✔)
Victor Ganata
It occurs to me: it's only been two months since I went to Hawaii to bury my uncle and a lot has changed in my life since #ChokeMeInTheShallowWaterBeforeIGetTooDeep
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas monitoring patient possibly infected with Ebola virus | Dallas Morning News -
"A Dallas hospital expects preliminary test results Tuesday that may confirm whether a patient there has Ebola. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas placed the patient into “strict isolation” after the person’s symptoms and recent travel history raised concerns, spokeswoman Candace White said in a written statement Monday. The name and other details about the patient were not released. The hospital said it is following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations to ensure the safety of patients, staff members and visitors. No Ebola cases have been confirmed in the United States, though several aid workers who contracted the disease in West Africa have returned to the U.S. for treatment. Last month, patients in Sacramento and New York City were isolated because of concerns they’d contracted the disease, but they tested negative for the virus." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
*grabs facemask* - Jessie
Man only married a few months and you already forgot about saving Dominic. You truly are a wifey. :) - Steve C Team Marina
Pfft Dominic's Taiwanese. He's got his own facemask in his glove compartment. - Jessie
DB, Lil LB's Dad
We realized we hadn't done any formal pictures of Lincoln in a while. The situation was rectified this past weekend. #babyburnsnumber1
What a gorgeous family! - Anika
Beautiful! - Anne Bouey
The kid is super cute and all but your wife's a babe. :) - Steve C Team Marina
You know it Steve. I wonder every day how I ended up with such a beautiful catch. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Note to selves. Don't schedule a photo shoot in the middle of what's supposed your baby's normal nap time. I'm honestly surprised we got any usable shots. He was not a happy camper for most of our time there. These are literally the best shots. That said I think these came out well. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Andrew C (✔)
RT @shaunking: Police now admit, when forced under oath in a lawsuit, that they did FIVE outrageous things leading to the murder of Kendrec McDade.
"First, the police admit that they NEVER turned on the lights of the car they used to chase Kendrec. He was scared to death" - - Andrew C (✔)
"Secondly, the police now admit that they NEVER even identified themselves or said ANYTHING when they got out of the car." - - Andrew C (✔)
"Thirdly, the police admit that they LIED when they said they SAW gun flashes and HEARD gunshots come from Kendrec McDade. A total lie." - - Andrew C (✔)
"4th, police now admit that McDade, a college athlete & all state football player, survived their 8 gunshots, but they handcuffed him anyway" - - Andrew C (✔)
"5th, police now admit that Kendrec wasn't even who they were looking for. He was completely unarmed & just frightened by them." - - Andrew C (✔)
"In spite of ALL OF THIS, the police were not fired in the murder of Kendrec McDade. The Grand Jury here still sided with the officers." - - Andrew C (✔)
Outrageous but not surprising. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Andrew C (✔)
RT @blacktress: My new favorite HuffPo headline: "'Drunk' Moose Terrorizing Sweden Probably Not Even Drunk: Scientist".
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Put away my summer clothes and hung up my winter clothes. I need to keep reminding myself I don't need any more clothes. #toomuchstuff
We need this reminder too. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Things you shouldn't have to explain:
How to find a guide to the guides to the literature. - Joe
how to spell your name - Iain Baker
How to achieve peace in the Israeli--Palestinian conflict - Todd Hoff
Estimating the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow. - Joe
*wanders past, banging coconuts* - Iain Baker
:) - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Todd Hoff
It's amazing any iphone app works at all.. What a mess. It's pretty clear nobody had embedded system programming experience when they started all this.
Extension by inserting code into a template is just really bad design: - (BOOL) application:( UIApplication *) application didFinishLaunchingWithOptions:( NSDictionary *) launchOptions { self.window = [[ UIWindow alloc] initWithFrame:[[ UIScreen mainScreen] bounds]]; // Override point for customization after application launch - Todd Hoff
Weak / Strong pointers is a crazy responsibility for programmers to handle. It's impossible when using tasks. - Todd Hoff
Chaining initializers is more bad design through excessive coupling: self = [super init]; - Todd Hoff
The lifecycles of when objects are created and when methods are created is implicit. I can't tell by looking when things happen. In other words, the dynamic behaviour of the code is not clear at all. - Todd Hoff
MVC. Love it hate it, put everything in the controller. - Todd Hoff
Generally I'm against making the programmer run a compiler in their head to understand what is actually getting called. So though property seems like a good idea it makes very hard to deduce when reading code what will be called when an assignment happens. - Todd Hoff
Cell reuse by a reuse identifier is kludgy and error prone. Why does it need to own the memory? - Todd Hoff
String based selectors are used all over the place. These are not typed so are large source of run time errors when they shouldn't be. - Todd Hoff
The compiler doesn't check for methods in the interface that aren't implemented? It's a runtime error? Wow. - Todd Hoff
Seems odd to create a view controller and then give controller of the memory to the navigation controller. Seem like unnecessary memory allocs/deallocs. - Todd Hoff
In example code I see the use of static variables inside functions. That's bad style. It's more invisible magic code. - Todd Hoff
You can't test anything like the full functionality in the simulator. Beacon stuff? No. Camera? No. The interfaces should be accessible so someone could at least try to write an advanced simulator. - Todd Hoff
Nice debugging and monitoring tools. Very nice. - Todd Hoff
I'm not sure how it could be done better, but the auto layout constraints are bewildering. Oh my. - Todd Hoff
Using reference counting to manage memory when transition application states to background and active and to handle low memory conditions is highly error prone. - Todd Hoff
Not a fan of adding private class members in an @interface section of the .m file. I reserved judgement of this at first, it sounds good, but in practice I prefer everything to be in one place so I can see how everything relates together at a glance. - Todd Hoff
I wonder if they were able to start over on the watch? I haven't seen the watchkit so I'm not sure how it works. - Todd Hoff
Having to explicitly trigger a table update in the UI's main thread is another example of thread weirdness: dispatch_async(dispatch_get_main_queue(), ^{ [self.tableView reloadData]; });. - Todd Hoff
I'm not sure why you would ever create convenience initializers when you can just create convenience constructors and hide all the initializers? - Todd Hoff
Frameworks. For or against? - Todd Hoff
Steve C Team Marina
Who's that swimming in the nursery? It's a fish from Shannon swimming with his buddy. Thanks so much Shannon he's awesome and obviously fits our decor. :)
Apologies for bad photos it's a 6 year old blackberry but in my defense i haven't paid for a phone in 10 years so i'll stick with what I'm given. - Steve C Team Marina
Aww! Now THAT's a place of honor! - Shannon - GlassMistress
As soon as the boy can move though it's going back in the living room display case with your other fishes Shannon to prevent it from becoming a meal. :) - Steve C Team Marina
Toofy fish = bad meal :-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Happy Birthday, Iain Baker!
Happy birthday! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Happy birthday! - Anne Bouey
Happy Birthday! - Jennifer Dittrich
Happy birthday! - John (bird whisperer)
Happy birthday! - Corinne L
Happy birthday, Iain! - Big Joe Silence
Happy Birthday music hero! - Steve C Team Marina
Happy happy! - Meg VMeg
Happy birthday Iain! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Happy Birthday, man. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Happy Birthday, Iain! - vicster: full-bodied
Happy happy! - Mary B: #TeamMonique
Happy birthday! - Stephen Mack
Hope you've had a great day! - Signs Point to LB from Android
Happy birthday - Eric - It's My Thing
Happiest of birthdays! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Happy belated birthday! - Jenny H. from Android
Aw, thanks everyone! Had a wonderful day, party in the garden, with friends, family, food and wine until the wee small hours. All good x - Iain Baker
The Onion
Teacher Who Learns More From Her Students Than She Teaches Them Fired -
Teacher Who Learns More From Her Students Than She Teaches Them Fired
Sarah G.
Only in New York can you see a t-shirt for sale that says "Fuck you, you fuckin' fuck" kids size.
Tokyo. For different reasons, though. - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
I bet Miss 8 would wear it. - sglassme
It's basically all I can do to not buy it for her - Sarah G. from iPhone
It would make for a fun Thanksgiving. Esp if she wakes up to a hair day like she had on Saturday. OOh, better yet, you need to get one, too, and get a pic together. It can be her "only at Aunt Sarah's" shirt. - sglassme
Nope. You'll see those in redneck areas, too. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
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