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Victor Ganata
OK, seven hours of sleep does work a lot better than caffeine.
But I still need the caffeine :) - Victor Ganata
If someone tries to make me change my mind after I've said no to something, I get offended, dig my heels in, and refuse to be budged. Even when I'm wrong.
UK Man Jailed For Tweeting Rape Threats In Response To Jane Austen Banknote Campaign | The Mary Sue -
UK Man Jailed For Tweeting Rape Threats In Response To Jane Austen Banknote Campaign | The Mary Sue
"Thankfully, starting yesterday Nunn began serving 18 weeks of jail time under section 127 of the Communications Act, which outlaws electronic messages which are “grossly offensive or of an indecent, obscene, or menacing character.” According to The Guardian, Judge Elizabeth Roscoe said she considered a different sentence to avoid impacting Nunn’s three-year-old daughter but chose instead to send a strong message about the punishment for online harassment: 'It was really all about you and your opinions and what you wanted to do. Although we’re only talking about six tweets, it was persistent [...] There is no reason to suspend it. I’m not convinced that that would give the message that this is entirely unacceptable'." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
"I don’t want to belabor the Jane Austen connection in this story since the main take-away here should be Creasey’s point that harassment via any medium is unacceptable, but it pleases me to no end that a man who simply could not handle seeing a successful woman on his money is being made an example of by a female judge and Member of Parliament. That being said, 18 weeks hardly seems... more... - Jessie
Shannon - GlassMistress
"HoHoHo" always make me think of Brett Butler and her MIL arriving at the door saying HoHoHo ... "Who you callin' ho!?!) LOL - Shannon - GlassMistress
Sold! Woot! - Shannon - GlassMistress
Have you ever tried making the Grinch? - Jenny
I have not. To be honest I avoid most well known characters because I'm a chicken. There's a lady who puts Mickey ears on everything ... I'd be afraid the Disney legal team would be standing on my stoop the next morning. I make and sell such characters when asked, but I don't make them for stock and sales. Also, I've found its darn difficult to make someone else's character look right? I was asked to do a Totoro, simple right. Took me five tries! :-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
The Food Lab: Make Your Own Just-Add-Hot-Water Instant Noodles (and Make Your Coworkers Jealous) | Serious Eats -
The Food Lab: Make Your Own Just-Add-Hot-Water Instant Noodles (and Make Your Coworkers Jealous) | Serious Eats
The Food Lab: Make Your Own Just-Add-Hot-Water Instant Noodles (and Make Your Coworkers Jealous) | Serious Eats
"Wouldn't it be great if you could get all of the convenience and pleasure of instant noodles—the portability, the just-add-water cooking, the lunch-sized portions—but pack it full of fresh vegetables and real, honest-to-goodness flavor? Here's a secret: you can, and it's easier than you think." - rönin from Bookmarklet
"Today, I'm going to keep the talking to the minimum, walk you through one flavor—Spicy Kimchi Beef Flavor—give you basic instructions for the other three flavors—Chicken and Dill Flavor, Vegetable With Sesame-Miso Soup Flavor, and Thai Coconut Curry Shrimp Flavor—and leave you a few helpful tips for designing your own instant pot noodles because really, this is a method more than a strict recipe." - rönin
You can quickly and easily make your own cup-a-soup with angel hair pasta, instant bouillon, and dehydrated veggie flakes. Just add enough stuff to make one mug full of soup, to a ziplock snack baggie (break the pasta in short pieces). You can store a few of them in your desk drawer for "emergencies". - April Russo
Just submitted this via the Tivo Pokerstats bug email address, but don't know if anyone reads it:
Now that I've finally (after 8 long years) made it on the Top 10 EV chart (and therefore this comment is no longer self serving), it's a bug that this chart has people on it who haven't played in years and only played for a relatively few number of games. I get that we want new people to show up -- it's good for the game and it gives people something to shoot for. But we should also get some of the more frequent players on the list. I'd suggest that if someone hasn't played for a year (or some reasonably long time), they come off the list. They can always come back on if they become active again. Separately, we should consider if five entries is enough to get on the board. Seems like that's too soon and it should be more, like 10 or 12. But I don't feel as strongly that this is a bug -- it's more important that the chart have active players on it. thanks! \Steve P.S. Another possibility is to expand the list to top 20 or something larger than 10. That is not mutually exclusive to the two suggestions above. - Steve
This isn't a new ask, but good to hear there's several people who are interested in this change :) It's on my list of things to do. Thanks for the feedback! - Jonathan Disher
+1 - Ken Gidley
Statistically speaking, there will be big swings even after 10-12 tournaments played. Having played tournament chess in my younger days, it took 20 games before a "provisional" rating became "official", i.e., a fair indicator of a player's ability. I suggest we use the same threshold of 20 tournaments as well for the group stats. Definitely +1 on listing players active within the last year and expanding the list to top 20. - Leonard Loscutoff
Britons sign away first-born children for free Wi-Fi - Yahoo News -
Britons sign away first-born children for free Wi-Fi - Yahoo News
"Several Britons agreed to give up their eldest child in return for the use of free Wi-Fi, in an experiment to highlight the dangers of public Internet, published on Monday. Londoners were asked to agree to terms and conditions as they logged on to use free Wi-Fi in a cafe in a busy financial district and at a site close to the houses of parliament. The terms included a "Herod clause", under which the Wi-Fi was provided only if "the recipient agreed to assign their first born child to us for the duration of eternity". In the short period the terms and conditions were live, six people signed up." - rönin from Bookmarklet
Seems like a fair trade to me. - Stephen Mack
A bit awkward at family gatherings, though. "Where's Timmy?" "Oh, I brought the free Wi-Fi instead. It's contractual." - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
was it "good" WiFi? Fast Netflix download.... #mightbeworthit #looktimmywegotfrozenn - WarLord
If it's more stable than my home internet, my first born would fully understand. - April Russo
Andrew C (✔)
So, we'll see everyone here next week for International Decaf Day, yeah?
Hahahaha! Oh, wait? Were you serious? - Jenny H. from Android
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
As of midnight, it is my kid sister's 21st birthday. Just wow. She is such an awesome young woman.
Happy birthday! - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
#pandemic is a game of futility. We've barely taken one round of turns and we're already having a crisis.
#pandemic is a game of futility. We've barely taken one round of turns and we're already having a crisis.
I love this game. - Stephen Mack
We have this game, but *holds head in shame* haven't played it yet. Maybe one for when Jennifer comes to visit? ;-) - Marina's Godmother :-)
*gasp* start on easy, lest you wish to throw the game out the window. - Miriella from Android
Helen, YES! Pandemic is one of my absolute favorites, even if we don't save the human race :D - Jennifer Dittrich
Yay! You can show us how to play it. Sure we've got a few hidden away that you've not come across yet ;-) - Marina's Godmother :-)
I'm a killer in that game. Virus wins every time. - Eric - It's My Thing
Today it was my job to draw all the outbreak cards. Awful. And it looked like death and destruction from like, the second turn. And then you get some false hope, thinking you might have a chance, and then the next turn, it all blows up in your face. - Miriella from Android
holly #ravingfangirl
Amit Patel
Think you drink a lot? This chart will tell you. - The Washington Post -
Think you drink a lot? This chart will tell you. - The Washington Post
"Do you drink a glass of wine with dinner every night? That puts you in the top 30 percent of American adults in terms of per-capita alcohol consumption. If you drink two glasses, that would put you in the top 20 percent." - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
I repeatedly remind my kids it's bedtime to the point that they finish my sentences. But bedtime rolls around they're all like, BUT MOOOOOM!
Spidra Webster
Scientists confess to sneaking Bob Dylan lyrics into their work for the past 17 years - The Washington Post -
Scientists confess to sneaking Bob Dylan lyrics into their work for the past 17 years - The Washington Post
"While writing an article about intestinal gasses 17 years ago, Karolinska Institute researchers John Lundberg and Eddie Weitzberg couldn't resist a punny title: "Nitric Oxide and inflammation: The answer is blowing in the wind". Thus began their descent down the slippery slope of Bob Dylan call-outs. While the two men never put lyrics into their peer-reviewed studies, The Local Sweden reports, they started a personal tradition of getting as many Dylan quotes as possible into everything else they wrote -- articles about other peoples' work, editorials, book introductions, and so on. Soon, the pun ring doubled in size. After another two researchers (also at Karolinska, where Dylan is apparently a big thing) published an article called "Blood on the tracks: a simple twist of fate," a librarian connected the foursome. A fifth scientist joined the group when his article "Tangled up in blue: Molecular cardiology in the postmolecular era" hit the stands. Now, the researchers say, they have... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
Ken Morley
Getting older but...
I didn't set the bar very high when I was younger, so there is still room for improvement. - Ken Morley
"It's never to late to be what you might have been." - George Eliot - Eric Logan
^ George became a woman. - Ken Morley
Only your but is getting older? How strange. - Todd Hoff
I have a portrait of my butt in the attic. - Ken Morley
A Dorian Gray situation? - Todd Hoff
I think George was a woman using a male pseudonym. - Eric Logan
The Arse Of Dorian Gray - Big Joe Silence
Meg VMeg
Do you guys ever daydream that one day FriendFeed will get emancipated from Facebook, in, like, a "no hard feelings" kind of a way, and then the whole world will realize how great it is, and they'll all sign up, and then we'll be, like, the rock star elders of FriendFeed, and everyone will love and worship us?
Everything up to "and then the whole world" sounded pretty good. - Steven Perez from Android
I wish FF would get minor feature updates, at least. New Twitter API (?), Vine and Instagram video integration, HTTPS for Youtube, a bookmarklet that can handle whatever weird thing Tumblr does for photo gallery pages. - Andrew C (✔)
Yes. All the time. Although only if it stays sort of the same, or I get some kind of old-skool privileges like free lifetime ad-free membership. - laura x
Nope, for two reasons. One, "ad-free" would not be in the story, not unless it was a fee operation (you know, The Well is still around...). Two, I don't think we could have the sometimes-frank, lively, open, effective, non-trollish discussions we do if there were 100 million people on FriendFeed. (Take, for example, some of the librarian groups on FB. Please.) - Walt Crawford
as long as I'm dreaming up features, I'd like to have newlines in comments (I realize this can be abused), newlines preserved from imported content like Twitter, and some amount of optional markup, or at least spoilers markup. - Andrew C (✔)
Andrew, new lines are preserved when posted - ffhound app displays then appropriately (well, android app, not sure about ios version anymore). - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Meg, to be honest - yes. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Kind of like how Bill and Ted and the Wyld Stallyns band is so revered in the future. - Joe
I have daydreams of hiring Jimminy and setting up FF2 when/if FB ever gives up on this place. But there's no viable business model. The closest would be donations. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Stephen, how much would it cost? - Meg VMeg
Bandwidth and hosting is likely costing FB at least $5k a month. A part-time sysadmin at least that as well. Any development costs would be double or triple that just for maintenance and minor features. If we can't raise $100k a year it's not worth even considering. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Huh. What if we sold ads that only showed up if people weren't logged in? And never fixed/added any of the stuff Andrew wants (sorry Andrew)? And got Blake to host it (sorry Blake) - Meg VMeg
I would pay for FF. - laura x from iPhone
I would pay for FF. - Heather Piwowar from iPhone
Yep, me too. I was thinking of how Metafilter is partly pay-what-you-will now, in addition to ads for non-members and for members who choose not to turn them off. - Meg VMeg
What if FB just relaunched FF with a new name and a graphical refresh? Like, "Hey", with a condensed Helvetica logo, all in black and white? #takethatEllo - Andrew C (✔)
Stephen, I dream of hiring Jimminy too. Maybe he could help add functionality to a Buddypress site? - Mary B: #TeamMonique
The guy developing hey just followed me on ello. Is hey a thing? - Joe
Victor Ganata
Oh God. Caffeine is having the exact opposite of the intended effect. Now what am I gonna do?
Damn. Time to taper off coffee, reset, then build again? - Stephen Mack
I once saw in cartoons how hiking your eyelids up with toothpicks can work.... - Spidra Webster
It's National Coffee Day. Perhaps coffee itself is taking a holiday. - Spidra Webster
Maybe you need to sleep more, Victor. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
LOL, yeah, probably. - Victor Ganata
Call it a day. Try again tomorrow. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
There comes a point where caffeine will not work any more and you just need to get some sleep. So, have a cup of coffee and go take a 20 minute nap. You'll wake up just as that cup of coffee will be ready to kick in, and it will work better. - April Russo
April knows - MoTO: Team Marina from Android
diminishing returns demands a detox on some scale to re-acquire efficacy. or something. - Big Joe Silence
water. When caffiene stops working, drink water. I find carboated water extra helpful/ - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Make a deposit at the sleep bank so you can keep hitting dat coffee ATM. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
LOL I love how we're giving lifestyle/health advice to a doctor. - Spidra Webster
He's constantly telling us how sleep-deprived he is, so... - Andrew C (✔)
Clearly time for an intervention. - Spidra Webster
You know what most interventions are sorely missing? Coffee breaks. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
I would prescribe something for Victor's sleep deprivation, but I'm not a prescriptionist.
Spidra Webster
OS X Bash Update 1.0 Released to Address Shellshock Security Flaw -
OS X Bash Update 1.0 Released to Address Shellshock Security Flaw
"Apple has released an important security update for Mac users, labeled as OS X Bash Update 1.0. The update addresses a recently discovered critical security flaw known as “Shellshock” that impacts the bash shell, the default shell used by the Terminal app of OS X, and is recommended for all users to install even if they don’t use the Terminal app, bash, or command line on the Mac. The download is very small, weighing in around 3.5MB, and the release notes simply state “This update fixes a security flaw in the bash UNIX shell.” The security patch is currently available as three separate downloads for OS X Mavericks 10.9.5, OS X Mountain Lion, and OS X Lion. A bash patch for OS X Yosemite Public Beta and Developer Preview releases are not yet available. Users can download the appropriate DMG file for their version of OS X via the links below: Bash Update for Mavericks (OS X 10.9.5+ required) Bash update for Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8.5) Bash Update for Lion (OS X 10.7.5) Note that Mac... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
Saturday Morning Cartoons Are Officially Dead
Saturday Morning Cartoons Are Officially Dead
That is so true. Everything on Saturday morning is a rerun. Old rerun. - Eric - It's My Thing
Andrew C (✔)
You get one. It's not "Coffees Day". MT @echaudaily: So I've been told it's International Coffee Day. How many cups am I allowed today then?
Coffee is indivisible, it flows in and around us unceasingly -- giving to all ye who are thirsty. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Andrew C (✔)
RT @themichaelrock: 12yo: Can we go to a haunted house this year? Me: What's wrong with the one we live in? 12yo: WHAT?! Me: Goodnight, son.
That's a great twitter story. Out flashes the flashiest of short stories. - Todd Hoff
Victor Ganata
I may not be that awesome, but I am more awesome than I let on. :)
I take great pains to advertise my exact level of awesomeness at all times. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
Andrew C (✔)
Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal -
Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal
"Welcome to Sysadmin Heaven." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
RT @dapperhistorian: Now THIS is how you show off the past! The black lines are on a glass pane in front of the monument, very clever!
RT @dapperhistorian: Now THIS is how you show off the past! The black lines are on a glass pane in front of the monument, very clever!
Andrew C (✔)
"Lobjectivism": The Virtue of Shellfishness.
My friend on FB: "Abalone=Abalone". - Andrew C (✔)
Andrew C (✔)
Wait, Chicago managed to hold out on getting an Olive Garden until just now? Respect, Chicago. Respect.
We're at the Bowl for the oddest lineup: Cat Power, Gogol Bordello, Pixies.
One of my friends was there, too! - Jenny H. from Android
Oh that's a great lineup! - Steve C Team Marina
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Victor Ganata
In 'Selfie', John Cho Gets An Unlikely Shot As A Romantic Lead - NPR
"Sure, in a perfect world, there have been so many Asian-American male romantic leads that this casting choice is hardly worth noting as unusual or counter-intuitive, but as Cho himself acknowledges we don't live in that world. There's a reason we still have to call it 'colorblind casting' instead of just 'casting.'" - Victor Ganata
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