Stephen Mack

Stephen Mack

I'm a resident of Silicon Valley, father of two young children, an employee of TiVo (over 16 years now), and I care about things.
Just completed a 4.61 mi run - MVARC track run #2 of the year, 8x300m with 200m rest (plus warmup/co ... http://rnkpr.com/a8rbwyi #RunKeeper
Just completed a 4.61 mi run - MVARC track run #2 of the year, 8x300m with 200m rest (plus warmup/co ... http://rnkpr.com/a8rbwyi #RunKeeper
Before, during, and after at last night's Blacklight 5k in Santa Clara
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With first-time runners from MVARC Gloria and Erica, and Mara. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Fun run! Tricky running at night on the trail at the fairgrounds without tripping. But the pictures don't do it justice. Seeing everyone lit up and dancing reminded me of Burning Man. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
That colored powder gets EVERYWHERE though. It's the glitter of the 5k fun run world. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
This is Santa Clara County, not the City of Santa Clara, right? - Brian Johns
Wherever the Santa Clara County fairgrounds are. I guess that's San Jose? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
فرنفیت رو ایشون راه انداخته. - مـــمـد ☮
Testing the waters of frenf.it, the Italian FriendFeed clone project, thanks to an invite from Xabaras. - http://www.frenf.it/earlyad...
Testing the waters of frenf.it, the Italian FriendFeed clone project, thanks to an invite from Xabaras.
They're pretty far along, and they have an FF feed import feature (that I haven't tried yet). You should be able to sign up at http://www.frenf.it/earlyad... - Stephen Mack
join us on our ark! - Pea Bukowski
Ok, I'm in. Usual user name. :) - ellbeecee
Same, Jenn2D2. - Jennifer Dittrich
Mmmm io dico che Zuc non sarà molto contento.. - Yeridiani
Lris - lris from Android
Looks very cool so far. I'm holding off on importing until I decide how I want to handle a personal backup. I may just import the one room I have and DM's, and then start relatively fresh. - Jennifer Dittrich
join us... - bezdomnyj82
I'm in as technodad. Holding off on importing for a bit, though. - Technodad
I like that they have a "Trash" feature -- deleted posts and comments are saved for you to restore until you empty the trash. Supported imports so far are Twitter and Tumblr. And they have an RSS feed for your feed! - Stephen Mack
Nice! *crosses fingers for a flickr import* - Jennifer Dittrich
The nicer features are: a) the like to comment and b) the dislike! - vale (acaso)
I love the comment like! - Jennifer Dittrich
don't forget the "bookmark" option without expressing liking or disliking - bezdomnyj82
I am there same username will start linking up soon :-) - Pete's Got To Go from FFHound(roid)!
Evaluate world peace? - Laura Norvig
it's the balance between likes and dislikes :D - Pea Bukowski
Hope they add an RSS import of any sort. Lots of stuff can come in that way. - Joe
Meta. Meta World Peace? - Joe
mu username has changed from lauran to lnorvig: http://www.frenf.it/earlyad... - Laura Norvig
I'm trying to like your comments... :'D - vale (acaso)
I hope it gets a security certificate soon... - Julian
Oh... I am julian2 there as well. - Julian
I'm in, usual name, haven't yet really used it. Hard for an Anglophile to understand the T&C. - walt crawford
I'm in. bentleywg, like here. I'll look into it later, but I'm in. - bentley
Hmm. Tried to look at it, and my account's been disabled. That was fast. I'll try again in a few days. - walt crawford
Walt, all accounts start as disabled until you confirm the e-mail they send. It took about 30 minutes for me to get my e-mail and enable my account when I signed up. - Stephen Mack
come to the frenf.it side, we have cookies - Lucretia, my reflection ൠ
It's being developed by one person as a side-project, and he's under some pressure given the Apr 9 deadline. It might be rough here and there, but please try and be patient :) - PI
Hmm, I didn't get any confirmation email, but I started off by trying to create via hookup to my Twitter account. - Andrew C (✔)
In as oajoe. - Joe
My email came instantly :) - Brent Schaus from iPhone
I got mine pretty fast as well. - Jennifer Dittrich
(Also if someone is in touch with FF founders or maintainers, we'd love to understand if there's a better/more efficient way to transfer content over there) - PI
hi there. - aurora
keep in mind that frenf.it is a pet projcet of senape, and he does not have a lot of bandwidth (and disk space: this is why for example pics and videos are not stored locally) - .mau.
PI or .mau. feel free to give him my contact info james@jimminy.me, and I can help provide some advice (about the efficiency of transfer) and maybe offer some storage facilities.) Right now, I'm also pushed by the deadline, to extend the life of content while also reducing strain on FriendFeed's servers, and providing better archives, but only have 5-6 hours a day to give, except on the weekends. - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
Hi Jimminy, I am the author of one of the "export scripts" out there (https://github.com/claudio...) I have just a simple question (which is a recurring one, by the users of my script): Do you know the reason behind the API limit? Is it set to prevent the server stress or just because the data is not there anymore? Thank you! - Claudio Cicali
@Claudio: the data still exists. Jimminy wrote that deleting newer posts the older ones appear, and that there is a kind of resilience, so that you may *undelete* the newer posts. So, I think that it was just a hard-coded limit. - .mau.
@Jimminy - I'll try to contact senape, but I am not sure that he will answer promptly (he works in Brussels but his family is still in Italy, and a couple of hours ago he wrote that he was taking a plane to return home...) - .mau.
It's fine, I have a relaxed enough schedule, that I can respond at his leisure. - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
Looks like this has been around about 2 or more years. - Joe
^ data is definitely there: I can follow 'earlier' links on my feed page up to the very first post, but these early post are neither exportable nor even searchable any more. - 9000
Do I take this to mean you guys have dropped Ello? *ducking for cover* - Stephan Planken from iPhone
*admires the huge brains in this thread* - MoTO Boychick Devil
@9000: that would be phase 2 of import, according to Senape. Have a look at http://frenf.it/earlyad... and http://frenf.it/earlyad... - .mau.
Stephan, I'm optimistic about Ello in the long-term but I don't think it will ever be similar to here. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
me http://www.frenf.it/earlyad... ... what is ello? - Halil
@Claudio, it's possible, but you have to store the id's of the posts, while processing, then you delete the oldest 500-1000 posts (1 request for each deletion), fetch 10 more pages of 100 posts each (start=9x00-10000), repeat that process until you hit the end with a page less than 100 items, then you restore all the posts you marked deleted, (another request for every post deleted). - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
So I registered, MaryCarmen. How do I find you folks? - Mary Carmen
for y'all English speakers: on http://www.frenf.it/earlyad... we'll try to answer questions. Keep however in mind that frenf.it is closed source: I for one do not know its inner workings, even if I am using it since it started in 2012 - .mau.
Very glad you're joining! Feel free to ask your questions here or in the the official room in frenf.it http://www.frenf.it/earlyad... I do my best to reply to everybody, but for the faq i'll provide an english version of the faq soon (maybe tonight after midnight gmt+1) - senape. quello di frenfit
My FF import is going slow, and meanwhile neither my Tumblrs nor my Twitter accounts, which I've hooked up to frenf, have started importing anything. - Andrew C (✔)
@Walt, terms and conditions are pretty easy, they're written in complicated lawyer style. Pretty much, they say that you are the only responsible for what you write and post and comment. You are the only owner of whatever you write, and once you delete it is deleted forever, but a copy on the backup for legal reasons, and you cannot post hate or racist messages. Kinda. - senape. quello di frenfit
Thank you! Welcome abroad And please visit our country! - elrocco from Android
yay - zisho
Same there as here: zoblue http://www.frenf.it/earlyad... Thanks for the links, Stephen! <3 - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Ehi, Old and New friends, I kinda started a thanking meme here ( http://www.frenf.it/earlyad... )for Senape, the developer, by taking a picture with your mustard (senap) - bezdomnyj82
senape: Not really too worried about the T&C--and yes, my confirming email link came and I seem to be in now. Bookmarked in my tiny "sn section"; I'll try it here and there. (Been to Italy, more than once, thanks.) - walt crawford
Be my guest! :) I wish you all will stay, I'm working very hard to improve its performance. After the final development of the friendfeed import, I'll re-activate the real time feature, so that comments and posts will be updated without refreshing the page. - senape. quello di frenfit
Halil: it is a relatively new social network. Several people here signed up (including myself) but it didn't seem to gain much traction. https://ello.co - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Ok - I signed up for the Italian version - still as Webgoddess, so I should be easy to find! - WebGoddess
( :o ) - Non sono Bob from Flucso
I'm in. Username: Okiboy14. Handle: DB, Lil' LB's Dad - DB, Lil LB's Dad from Android
Katy_S - so, that's me. - Katy S
ehy, ma ciao! - LilaLaMarea from Android
We're probably going to kill their servers but...http://www.frenf.it/earlyad... :) - That's So CAJ!
You will get a mail with a confirmation link :) - Pete's Got To Go
hey-o, i'm over there as orgmonkey! - Marie
Useful list of recent subscribers http://frenfit-users.appspot.com/recenti - Invernomuto from Flucso
Thanks for the links, Invernomuto. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
I'm on as warmaiden! - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
I'm Jed on there! - Jed
Amazing to see so many FF folks sign up over there. And the warm welcome we're receiving on frenf.it is wonderful. - Stephen Mack
ok Lets see what this thing can do.. http://www.frenf.it/earlyad... - Me
you're welcome ! - Mäckley [ein troll!]
Heh, they have FALOB: http://www.frenf.it/earlyad... (you guys remember FALOB?) - Stephen Mack
FALOB is user #1000 on frenf.it. This should mean something, but I don't know what - .mau.
ahahah lol mau :D - strega ❄
I do hope to have FALOB to like us all again *___* - Haukr
Yes, I remember FALOB. Man, it's like a time machine. - Spidra Webster
" it's like a time machine"... no, it was a like machine :P - Cernobil
no falob, no party! :) - aurora from FFHound(roid)!
Well, if Falob is there....! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
how do i upload a profile pic? :-/ didn't work when i added a link from web, can't seem to upload an image from my pc either, no option. - Halil
the profile pic works from the avatar url, just give it some time :) - Haukr
Joining too! I wanna be with the cool kids!! - Paulette from iPhone
http://ff.im/1kTW38 if you need help, this is your thread in english ;) - fewdayslate
http://www.frenf.it/earlyad... Here I am, testing the import function right now - لرد فرهاد
Thanks guys for this great project, but as the deadline approaches we're in desperate need of a full backup script / function that can bypass 10100 API limit. if anyone can help, Claudio's script is a fantastic baseline to start. - لرد فرهاد
Non ci pou trasferire della friendfeed, ancora? Quando pensi che possiamo transferire tutti? Grazie! - نومیا
The problem is that the approach suggested by jimminy is quite dangerous: DOWNLOAD XXX posts, DELETE XXX posts, DOWNLOAD XXX + 1 ... and then at the end re-post everything. Doing this with an automated script would generate too many corner cases (what it the delete fails? What if the download fails but NOT the delete? What if SOME download/delete fails? What if the re-post is not succesfull?) etc... - Claudio Cicali
mille Grazie ragazzi... Noi, ragazzi da Iran, tutti aspettiamo per boun risultati. Molto strano, ma perche voglono fermare Friendfeed. vi Aspettiamo! - نومیا
I'm webgoddess in Italian, too. Look at me being all multinational. - WebGoddess from Android
Claudio we will lost our whole data in less than a month, the risk is completely acceptable, it's a little bit dramatic to say but having a chance is better than not doing anything to save our data at all - لرد فرهاد
Boun Lavoro! - نومیا
Is there anyone willing to donate an almost empty account to the cause? FF doesn't allow to create new accounts, and if I – or whoever else – wants to try this road, we need a "guinea pig" account to test the feasibility of the idea. I won't test it on mine :) The idea would be to "pump" thousand of posts on that account and the try to back them up... several times. - Claudio Cicali
Aspetta! forse ce'! - نومیا
Forza Italia ^_^ - گیلداد
claudio? Voi conto vuoto o no? - نومیا
Claudio I will broadcast your request and will let you know - لرد فرهاد
Claudio, I have a mostly unused 'testing' FF account I can hand over to you. Subscribe to me and I'll DM the details. - Micah from FFHound!
Claudio, found you another test subject ;) please add my friend for the DM detals https://friendfeed.com/saeedgr... - لرد فرهاد
www.frenf.it/earlyadopters/ferihelper - Feri Helper
Thanks guys :) - Claudio Cicali
Claudio: DonationCoder has an account with just 19 subscribers, most of which I think are inactive. It has about 1000 existing posts, but we will not mind allowing you to use it to test with. In fact, we'd be proud to, if it could help save everyone's data. - April Russo (FForever!)
April, great! I think I am going to need the "key" of that account to be able to post on its behalf. - Claudio Cicali
Guys, i love you. - Pea Bukowski
God bless u! - فوژان from Android
I think we killed the server...getting 404s and gateway failures. - Technodad
کسکشا شما که بلد نیستید ازین کارا کنید غلط میخورید گوز گوز میکنید :دی - ووووزلا
فارسی نداره؟ چرا پ؟ :دی - ووووزلا
عزیزم حالا که داری زحمت میکشی، این فونت تاهوما رو هم ردیف کن که ما نریم سراغ انگولک کردنش، تاهوما بیییییییییییییترین فوت هست واسه فارسی :دی - ووووزلا
The back up does not work for me and also the settings doesnt work although i have only tried it on ipad it might be the reason - || بهاره ||
Bouna sera! Come va!? Speriamo che funziona finalmenete O no?! - نومیا
میلان سرور یووه و اینتر هست :دی - ووووزلا
فقط بگید اگر میلانی نیستید نیام اونجا :دی - ووووزلا
من یک سوال هم داشتم، پخش زنده هم دارید؟ :دی - ووووزلا
اینو قرار بود یکی دیگه بپرسه ولی گفتم خودم بپرسم :دی - ووووزلا
عزیزم قربون اون پیشونی بلندت برم، تو فقط برای دل خودت کار میکنی، پس ما چی که زبون فارسی میخوایم؟ :دی - ووووزلا
++++++++ Like - Mir ∂r∂sh
I'm in - heleninstitches :-) - Heleninstitches #teamff
I never got the email to enable my account. :( - Paulette from iPhone
I'm still not a cool kid!! Wahhhh! - Paulette from iPhone
Thanks Mr Stephen Mack ... - مـــمـد ☮
http://www.frenf.it/earlyad... thank you senape. quello di frenfit for making, & mr mack for finding - chaz2b
Hello! If anybody still waits the confirmation mail, i will enable him/her by hand. I'm going to open a new thread - senape. quello di frenfit
Awesome. Too bad I fatfingered my account name. :( - Kevin Johnson from Android
Every interaction there, I'm on edge -- does this post meant for a group accidentally tag people outside the group? Which third party gets info about my friends? Is this a trap, a mistake, a misclick, an overshare, an error? Who sees what? Who tracks what? What experiment are they trying on me now? Is this feed real or filtered?
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I may use Facebook, but at heart to me it feels precarious, adversarial. I will never trust it. I can never relax there. It will never be home. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Yup. While it actually has tools that allow more granular control as to who the post goes to than FF does (I can't remember whether we can do multi-DMs here), Facebook is *so* bad about remembering the prefs you give it and so on-the-record disdainful of privacy that I'll never entirely trust it. - Spidra Webster
What Facebook isn't -- clean, simple, lightweight and intuitive. And one feels like a lab rat within its confines. But there is a tremendous amount of activity going on there -- much of it interesting. - Sean McBride
Lab rat -- exactly right. But also I feel like a product there, a thing, a mark, a rube. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
If you have to be that concerned about privacy for specific things, I would question whether or not what you're saying or sharing should be done on a social network anyway, to be frank. On the plus side, it does train people to be more mindful about what it is they're posting and how. You learn to quickly check your settings before posting. And you also learn that despite how careful... more... - Hookuh Tinypants
I use facebook for a dispersion point. I have not found a Friendfeed alternative I like. We are friends on Friendfeed and it is shutting down. I would like to stay connected with you somehow :) Could you connect with me on LinkedIn? I cannot as you are too far removed for me to do so with the "free" account. https://www.linkedin.com/in... - RetiredTeacherD
please sign this and tell your friends to do that to save our Friendfeed :( http://www.standunited.org/petitio... - Shinil
Hookuh, you're right. And I use FB, so the feeling I get there doesn't stop me from posting entirely. But I can't shake that adversarial feeling I get there. It's a culmination of how the UI there feels to me, and their business model, and their past privacy transgressions. My posts there feel more restrained as a consequence. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
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Happy Pi day! - Stephen Mack
It's between 4π and 5π today. - Eivind
Two-year bump, Happy Pi Day again. - Stephen Mack
We're gonna Zoom zoom zoom on zoom! - Steve and 4 other people
Another two year bump! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Just completed a 5.07 mi run - Run after dropping off kids at UCSC for day camp. I forgot how gorgeo ... http://rnkpr.com/a8qdmzn #RunKeeper
Just completed a 5.07 mi run - Run after dropping off kids at UCSC for day camp. I forgot how gorgeo ... http://rnkpr.com/a8qdmzn #RunKeeper
Kids are in Santa Cruz today for a day camp.
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I always forget how beautiful the UCSC campus is. - Stephen Mack from email
Is YOUR place of work celebrating National Pie Day today?
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No. :( - Kristin
Sadly, no. - Jennifer Dittrich
There's still time! (In some time zones.) - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Are you crazy, Stephen, we do not celebrate anything, ever. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Mad Props to HR for sending out emails about on-site fitness classes hours after drowning us in pi(e)! - Brian Johns
No, but I have chicken pot pie for lunch and razzleberry pie for dessert. - That's So CAJ!
We're celebrating macaroni and cheese with hotdogs day at my place of the opposite of work. - Jenny H. from Android
Powdered Alcohol Faces Hurdles After Regulatory Approval : The Two-Way : NPR - http://www.npr.org/blogs...
Powdered Alcohol Faces Hurdles After Regulatory Approval : The Two-Way : NPR
From the article: "Two days after a federal regulator approved powdered alcohol, there's already an attempt to ban it. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., said today he is introducing legislation in the Senate to make the production, sale and possession of Palcohol illegal. 'I am in total disbelief that our federal government has approved such an obviously dangerous product, and so, Congress must take matters into its own hands and make powdered alcohol illegal,' he said. 'Underage alcohol abuse is a growing epidemic with tragic consequences and powdered alcohol could exacerbate this.' Palcohol got the green light this week from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau for its powdered versions of a cosmopolitan, a margarita, rum and vodka. Another product, Lemon Drop, is expected to be approved soon, The Associated Press reported." - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
Also covered on All Things Considered today: http://www.npr.org/2015... - Stephen Mack
I'm surprised this was legalized because it's going to be so easy to sneak into events. Easy for kids to get a hold of and pass it off as juice. - Gabrielle from FFHound(roid)!
Yeah, that's definitely part of the rationale for why states are now banning it. But the makers are defending it (naturally) by saying it's easier to sneak in some Everclear than a packet of powder. - Stephen Mack
this is so abusable, hope UK don't approve it. - Halil
Part of me is like "woooooo!" The other part is like "this could go really badly." - Jenny H. from Android
it's the kids that worry me, it can so easily be sold to them as sweets by older children making access to drinks 1000x easier, the UK has a huge underage drinking problem which worries me as young adults are being diagnosed with liver failure now! - Halil
"Heavy When I Need It" / Sleater-Kinney [vinyl-only exclusive track] http://www.youtube.com/watch...
"Heavy When I Need It" / Sleater-Kinney [vinyl-only exclusive track] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9vJar3Ox7c
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My favorite song on "No Cities To Love" is turning out to be a song that's not actually on the album -- this was released (along with another song, "The Fog and Filthy Air") on the deluxe vinyl LP. - Stephen Mack
Holly says this is so good it hurts http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Holly says this is so good it hurts http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkCU-lFG4YU#
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(Testing the YouTube URL thing.) - Stephen Mack
I can't see it around Ryan Adams hair. - Steve C, Team Marina
Ha! He is one hirsute fellow, that Ryan. - Corinne L
Holy crap Johnny Depp can rock it on guitar. - Steve C, Team Marina
In the segments where Butch is talking about making the album, I keep thinking he looks so much like the actor who plays Tom Keene on "The Blacklist." - Corinne L
Oh man Corinne you're right! - Steve C, Team Marina
heh i can see that too. and yes, ryan's hair has its own zip code. - holly #ravingfangirl
*covers eyes with hands* LA LA LA LA LA
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Everything is fine. FINE I TELL YOU. - Stephen Mack
*sticks fingers in ears* NOTHING IS WRONG! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Stephen i found you very lately but i lose you earlier than that bro . let me hug you :( - Arfin Kiriloğlu
*hugs* Arfin - Stephen Mack
New subs are way down in the last day or two though. :-\ - Brian Johns
E' una foto della Costa Concordia? - Ale Roots
ha ha...çok hoş.) - neferteti
Rearranging deck chairs like a mofo right now. - Micah
*holds wine bottle close* - Jenny H. from Android
Rose! You're so stupid, Rose! You're so stupid! - Josh Haley
Josh, would you paint me? Paint me like one of your French girls? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Ooh..the Jedi are really going to feel this one on April 9th. - Technodad
Stephen, the image of your bare chest is etched on more than just my canvas. - Josh Haley
Enter Scott and MC's Baby Pool! - http://bebepool.com/go...
Enter Scott and MC's Baby Pool!
Enter Scott and MC's Baby Pool!
I created a baby pool for Scott and MC using our very own Micah's bebepool site. Guess Baby Girl Nyce's birthdate, birthtime, weight, and length! - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
What does the winner get???? - Mary Carmen
Uh, I probably should have asked MC and Scott for permission first. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Also, Stephen, 9 pounds, 13 ounces......I HOPE YOU ARE JOKING! - Mary Carmen
I think it's fun, no worries. - Mary Carmen
Phew! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Scott weighed like 10 pounds when he was born. I was 4 weeks early and weighed 4 pounds. I am hoping that she is in the middle of that. - Mary Carmen
Unca Steeben will be sending lots of Time Lord goodies to his favorite little Time Lady. :-) - Steven Perez from Android
Y'all are killing me with the weights. I may have extra padding, but I really am a small person. - Mary Carmen
I just used my niece's info for length/weight. Mostly because of Scott, as her father is tall as well. - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
HOLY MOLY!! :))))) - Micah
MC, my oldest and baby brothers were both 9 lb 14 oz :D - Katie
My kids were both long at birth despite their mom being short. Plus: LOOK AT SCOTT JUST LOOK AT HIM (he's tall). - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I know, but I am short! - Mary Carmen
True! I guess we'll find out in November.... - Stephen Mack
Or December ;) - Eric Logan
HOW LONG, HOW HEAVY, AND WHEN IS BABBY FORMED? - Just another Bubba
I thought y'all liked me....now I'm not so sure with these 9 and 10 pound babies. - Mary Carmen
We love ya, MC. But Babby wants pizza. :P - Just another Bubba
I see Scott is hoping for an All Hallows Eve baby. :D - Steven Perez
He wants that or 11/12/13. - Mary Carmen
Bumping this up. It seems like time is flying and this is getting closer. - Mary Carmen
I'm standing firm on my guess. That kid is a Time Lady. - Steven Perez
This bump brought to you by logging into BBB and seeing "89 days left till the baby arrives." I didn't realize we are down to two digits. - Mary Carmen
Whoa! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Crazy! - Mary Carmen
OK, guess who won the baby pool? Go on, guess! It was... HOLLY! Grats, Holly. Results here: http://bebepool.com/go... - Stephen Mack
Did you see the Average Weight predicted??? Boy were we off!!! - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
Kudos, holly-boo. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Damn. I flipped the date and time again. I had the date as 11/23, and the time of birth was 11:23. Stoopid faulty precognition. - Steven Perez
The average weight was off even before Andre the Giant guessed 520 lbs. :-) - bentley
so who won ? - Peter Dawson
aw, i came in second! so close. - Christina Pikas
The 520 lb guess was excluded from the average automatically - I wrote standard deviation-based smoothing code to handle these kinds of occasional joke numbers, so extreme values get thrown out. :) - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Smart Micah. - bentley
AWWWWWW YEAH. *struts* - holly #ravingfangirl
I got pretty close on the weight! - vicster.
I repeat—Mariella's almost 1½! - Micah
I know, can you believe it. Now we have another one to bet on. - Mary Carmen
A hack of the spinning girl illusion - http://ofb.net/~whuang...
It never worked for me before this (was always clockwise) - Stephen Mack
^ my first native post #ffirstdayposts - Stephen Mack
The creepy but definitive list of FriendFeed employees and where they work now. UPDATE: As of October 2, 2012, *three* still work at Facebook. Still true as of November 20, 2013.
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With Paul's departure from Facebook today (November 12, 2010), I've heard several FFers talk about who's still at Facebook. I've seen various different numbers, none of which I think are accurate. This is my attempt to be more accurate. Information comes from publicly available sources where available. I drew on the list of FF employees from http://friendfeed.com/about... and http://blog.friendfeed.com/. - Stephen Mack
Ana Yang http://friendfeed.com/ana: Chief Miscellaneous Officer at Quip, per https://quip.com/about/ and had left Facebook around September 2012 (see Tudor B.'s comment from 9/20/2012 below). Formerly Places Product Manager at Facebook (see http://www.guardian.co.uk/technol...). - Stephen Mack
Ben Darnell http://friendfeed.com/bdarnell: DropBox (per Tudor Bosman below, updated 5/22/2012). Prior to that, AOL (Brizzly until their acquisition by AOL in September, see http://friendfeed.com/bdarnel...). - Stephen Mack
Ben Golub http://friendfeed.com/bgolub: Software Engineer at Facebook (see http://www.linkedin.com/in...). - Stephen Mack
Bret Taylor http://friendfeed.com/bret: Co-founder and CEO of Quip, per his FF page profile. Was previously CTO of Facebook (see FF profile). On June 15, announced he was leaving FB: https://www.facebook.com/btaylor... - Stephen Mack
Casey Muller http://friendfeed.com/casey: Quip, per https://quip.com/about/. Per Tudor on 10/2/1012, no longer at Facebook, confirmed by Casey's FB page listing "formerly" there (see http://www.facebook.com/caseymr...). - Stephen Mack
Dan Hsiao http://friendfeed.com/dhsiao: VP of Product @ Soldsie, per his FF page profile. Per Tudor on 5/22/2012, he is no longer at Facebook (see comment below). Previously was Program Manager at Facebook (see bio of twitter feed, http://twitter.com/danhsiao). - Stephen Mack
Gary Burd http://friendfeed.com/gburd: Managing Director at BeagleDreams per his Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/gburd); it previously said he left Facebook in October of 2009. - Stephen Mack
Goutham Patnaik http://friendfeed.com/gpatnaik (private feed): Google. Summer intern, left on 9/18/2009 (see http://blog.friendfeed.com/2008...). Update 5/22/2012: Per below, now at Google. I previously listed him as "unknown." - Stephen Mack
Jim Norris http://friendfeed.com/jim: Entrepreneur In Residence at Funemployed per his FB page, http://www.facebook.com/james... (updated 11/20/2013). Previously AeroFS per his mom (comment below). - Stephen Mack
Kevin Fox http://friendfeed.com/kfury: Electric Imp (see http://friendfeed.com/kfury...). Previously Mozilla Labs. Kevin left Facebook in May of 2010 (see below) and announced on 10/27/2010 that he joined Mozilla Labs (see http://friendfeed.com/kfury...). - Stephen Mack
Paul Buchheit http://friendfeed.com/paul: Y-Combinator as of 11/12/2010 (see http://friendfeed.com/paul...). - Stephen Mack
Ross Miller http://friendfeed.com/ross: Taylor Engineering in Alameda per his Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/ross...). (Ross was a two-time intern at FF.) - Stephen Mack
Tudor Bosman http://friendfeed.com/tudor: Software Engineer at Facebook (see http://www.linkedin.com/in...). - Stephen Mack
Overall status as of November 2010: Of the 14 people who were ever FriendFeed employees, 8 are still at Facebook (Ana Y., Ben G., Bret T., Casey M., Dan H., Jim N., Sanjeev S., and Tudor B), 5 have departed from Facebook (Ben D., Gary B., Kevin F., Paul B., Ross M.), and 1 is unknown (Goutham P.). - Stephen Mack
I will update the above if I hear news. - Stephen Mack
Technically my first day at Mozilla isn't until Monday. :-) - Kevin Fox
I will also remove this if any FF employees think it's too creepy. :) - Stephen Mack
Ross Miller's account: http://friendfeed.com/ross - Rochelle
You are both thorough and scary :) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
KLevin, tehcnically, this is your last day here and your not part of the FF team ! - Peter Dawson
Me too, Geoff. - Kevin Fox
Thanks Rochelle, updated! Kevin F., edited now, thanks. :) - Stephen Mack
Peter, what? Today is my last day where? And I left Facebook (and the FF team) back in May. - Kevin Fox
Of those still left at FB, I only see Tudor and Ben who are still active here and have contributed to FF fixes since the buyout. - Rodfather
Kevin mea culpa .. now i remember you want on a summer sabbatical ! - Peter Dawson
No worries. :-) - Kevin Fox
Rodfather, I'm not active here? - Kevin Fox
Of those still left at FB. ;) - Rodfather
I love the iFly photo of us. We are a great big arm rainbow!! - Rachel Lea Fox
Yeah, Paul and April were missing from that picture because that was the day Thomas was born! - Kevin Fox
Rod: Oops, my bad. I saw 'left FB' and missed the 'at'. - Kevin Fox
Wild AND Crazy - Eric - Final Countdown
OK, took some editing but I think the above is accurate. If anyone knows where Ross M. or Goutham P. are now, please let me know! - Stephen Mack
Many thanks to people who provided info, especially Rochelle. - Stephen Mack
Rachel: That's definitely an awesome pic. I had a hard time choosing, you guys had a lot of great events. - Stephen Mack
Wow that is a great list I should probably try an add a few people. FriendFeed very good micro blogging, thanks. - Robert Bridge
Thanks Robert! Updated Ross's employer with information Anne B. found on his Facebook page. - Stephen Mack
He made them an offer that they could eventually refuse? - Stephen Mack
*snicker* - Big Joe Silenced
Bump in honor of today's FB IPO. Time to do more creepy digging to see what's up with the FF team! - Stephen Mack
Updated Gary's entry. - Stephen Mack
Updated Jim's entry. He's apparently left Facebook. (I think I remember him confirming this when I had lunch with him last month!) - Stephen Mack
Updated Kevin's entry. - Stephen Mack
Overall status as of May 2012: Of the 14 people who were ever FriendFeed employees, 7 are still at Facebook (Ana Y., Ben G., Bret T., Casey M., Dan H., Sanjeev S., and Tudor B), 6 have departed from Facebook (Ben D., Gary B., Jim N., Kevin F., Paul B., Ross M.), and 1 is unknown (Goutham P.). - Stephen Mack
Stephen, Goutham worked at RockYou for a bit in 2010 and now works for Google. Also, how have I not seen this thread before?! I remember you taking that picture at Kitchen Table - fun times :) - Ross Miller
now this is creepy.. some1 is stalking all the former employees of FF :)- - Peter Dawson
Peter, I wonder who? Ross, thanks! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Jim is now at AeroFS. - Anne Bouey
Stephen, also Goutham was a summer intern the year before the Facebook buy. He did not transfer to Facebook. Ross did you transfer to Facebook, I can't remember. - Rachel Lea Fox
oh and I think Ben D. has left AOL. But I can't confirm that, I just seem to remember something about that. *shrug* - Rachel Lea Fox
Anne, AeroFS looks cool! Congrats Jim!! - Rachel Lea Fox
Ben Darnell is at Dropbox. - Tudor Bosman
Also, Dan Hsiao is no longer at Facebook (no more details). - Tudor Bosman
Goutham Patnaik is at Google. - Tudor Bosman
And yes, both Ross and Goutham were interns and were never Facebook employees after the acquisition. - Tudor Bosman
Thanks Tudor! Updated above. - Stephen Mack
Overall status as of May 22, 2012: Of the 12 people who were ever FriendFeed employees plus 2 interns, 6 are still at Facebook (Ana Y., Ben G., Bret T., Casey M., Sanjeev S., and Tudor B), 6 have departed from Facebook (Ben D., Dan H., Gary B., Jim N., Kevin F., Paul B.), and 2 were interns who never went to Facebook (Ross M., Goutham P.). - Stephen Mack
And now there are five. - Mary B: #TeamMonique
Indeed. I'll update when I get back from vacation -- by then we should know more about Bret's new venture. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Oops, I see I never updated this. Stand by. - Stephen Mack
Bret's entry updated. - Stephen Mack
Overall status, as of June 15, 2012 (updated on September 13, 2012): There are 12 people who were ever FriendFeed employees. (In addition, there were 2 interns (Ross M., Goutham P.) who never went to Facebook, per Tudor B., above.) So, of the 12 official FriendFeed employees: Currently, 5 of 12 are still at Facebook (Ana Y., Ben G., Casey M., Sanjeev S., and Tudor B), and 7 of 12 have departed from Facebook (Ben D., Bret T., Dan H., Gary B., Jim N., Kevin F., Paul B.). - Stephen Mack
So basically we're gradually losing FF advocates within the mothership. :-( - DB, Lil LB's Dad
So clearly we need to either recruit current FB'ers to start using FF or get FF users employed FB, or both. - Andrew C (✔)
13 Sep 2012: what was the cause of the outage? But perhaps more importantly, *who* kindly fixed it (and from where) ? [If FB open sources FF, who would be willingly to maintain it?] - Adriano
And whoever it was, I'd happily buy them a nice dinner. - Meg VMeg
Per Tudor (in this thread http://friendfeed.com/friendf...) it was Sanjeev who saved us. THANK YOU SANJEEV! - Stephen Mack
SANJEEV! - Josh Haley
bump just to immortalise this pix and the start-up crew ! - Peter Dawson
Ana left Facebook, no more details. - Tudor Bosman
Thanks Tudor -- I updated her entry. Overall status, as of September 20, 2012): There are 12 people who were ever FriendFeed employees. (In addition, there were 2 interns (Ross M., Goutham P.) who never went to Facebook, per Tudor B., above.) So, of the 12 official FriendFeed employees: Currently, 4 of 12 are still at Facebook (Ben G., Casey M., Sanjeev S., and Tudor B), and 8 of 12 have departed from Facebook (Ana Y., Ben D., Bret T., Dan H., Gary B., Jim N., Kevin F., Paul B.). - Stephen Mack
Thanks Tudor and Stephen for the update. - Meg VMeg
Casey left Facebook as well (which, as he's Ana's husband, is no big surprise :) ). No more details. - Tudor Bosman
Ah, so three now. Thanks Tudor. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Not sure how I missed Tudor's update back on October 2, but I have now updated Casey's entry. - Stephen Mack
Overall status, as of October 2, 2012: There are 12 people who were ever FriendFeed employees. In addition, there were 2 interns (Ross M. and Goutham P.) who never went to Facebook, per Tudor B., above. So, of the 12 official FriendFeed employees: Currently, 3 of 12 are still at Facebook (Ben G., Sanjeev S., and Tudor B), and 9 of 12 have departed from Facebook (Ana Y., Ben D., Casey M., Bret T., Dan H., Gary B., Jim N., Kevin F., and Paul B.). - Stephen Mack
An update of sorts, which I guess is in and of itself creepy. I was reading a recent piece on Google Reader, and I was struck by the fact that Darnell jumped from Google Reader to FriendFeed (there are similarities between the two orphaned applications, when you think about it). Then I saw that Darnell made his move right before the Facebook acquisition. After reading subsequent... more... - John E. Bredehoft
Bump. Updated a few folks above to show they're at Quip. I think it's still the case that 3 of the 12 are at Facebook (Ben, Sanjeev, Tudor). - Stephen Mack
Thanks for the update Stephen! - Zu from AOD
Bump! I think the count is still three. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Bump. - Crisco
Whats the number now? - Me
I don't think it's changed. - Stephen Mack
I never noticed how creepy that first pic was. Not waving, but...? - Meg VMeg
Meg, I surprised them when the FF employees were eating lunch at a restaurant on Castro in Mt View, now closed. (I think I was stopping by to give Kevin something.) I wanted to take their picture but it was bad lighting so I told them to pretend I was a paparazzi stalking them ("no pictures please"). I might be able to dig up the original post. (EDIT: Original post is here: http://friendfeed.com/zeigen...) - Stephen Mack from iPhone
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I learned so much from this. - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
#fftop20 It'd be interesting to plot the scores over time. And just as a random stat: I've met 11 of these 20 FFers in person. Only one did I know before FF. (Hi Yvonne!)
It may be possible in the future, to provide that graph. (It was always a lack of data, and accurate & accessible time info.) - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
Go ahead, #askmeanything
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(I stole this joke from Akiva.) - Stephen Mack
^^ Oh man, you know it's real when they use the Cyan Alert feature.
you be nice! it's a new service! - Kevin Johnson
*imitates Sam Neill in the cinema at the end of "In The Mouth Of Madness"* - Big Joe Silenced
I keep reading the last part as saying "Close to learn more" - Stephen Mack
Just completed a 5.00 mi run - MVARC Track Runs resume! 4x200m intervals plus some extra http://rnkpr.com/a8om3o5 #RunKeeper
Just completed a 5.00 mi run - MVARC Track Runs resume! 4x200m intervals plus some extra http://rnkpr.com/a8om3o5 #RunKeeper
How to export your friendfeed stream (posts and comments) by Claudio Cicali - http://claudio.cicali.name/post...
How to export your friendfeed stream (posts and comments) by Claudio Cicali
Via Micah (http://friendfeed.com/micahwi...) and Rod (http://friendfeed.com/rodfath...). Requires either Unix/Linux or a Mac, PHP, and the ability to edit the script. Fast connection recommended. Claudio's github repository is here: https://github.com/claudio... - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
I will take your word on this since I have neither linux or a Mac. - Friar Will
I ran this after work today, and it worked perfectly for my feed. Took about 30 minutes to complete. - Stephen Mack
Friar, it may be possible for Windows users. Or, I could actually run this for you and archive your feed. - Stephen Mack
Tinfoil, yes, but only before he deletes them. - Stephen Mack
My archived feed is here: http://www.zeigen.com/ff/ - Stephen Mack
Some stats: - Stephen Mack
From February 23, 2007 to today, I have made 2,580 posts (including imported posts from my blogs, Twitter, Amazon wishlist, YouTube favorites, Flickr, Google reader shares, Gmail status, Facebook post imports, and Yelp reviews, as well as native posts, bookmarklet posts, buddyfeed posts, and FFHound posts, but excluding DMs, and group/room posts). That's 1.3 posts a day, a bit more than my goal of averaging about 1 post a day. - Stephen Mack
I have posted 1,974 images, or almost exactly 1 per day. - Stephen Mack
The earliest imported item (beginning of my feed) is this from February 23, 2007: http://friendfeed.com/zeigen... - Stephen Mack
The first item I posted natively was this one on January 10, 2008: http://friendfeed.com/zeigen... -- just me commenting on it. - Stephen Mack
The first item to get a comment from someone other than me was this one on January 11, 2008, garnering a comment from Kevin Fox: http://friendfeed.com/zeigen... - Stephen Mack
The first item to get a like was also the first item that got any kind of discussion, this iPhone speed dial hack that Kevin and I worked on together from January 26, 2008: http://friendfeed.com/zeigen... - Stephen Mack
The first time I used the bookmarklet was May 6, 2008: http://friendfeed.com/zeigen... (but the image no longer exists). - Stephen Mack
I got it working by using XAMPP http://www.andreabeggi.net/2011.... It stopped at 1/15/2011 for me. I think there's a post or page limit. It stopped after fetching 100 pages or around 10,000 posts. It didn't actually stop, it kept trying to fetch page 101 over and over. - Rodfather
Rod, I see. (And if you translate that link that Rod posted, Will, it has instructions for Windows users.) Mine finished -- for me the total number of pages was fewer than 100, so maybe that's the limit of either the FF retrieve API or the script (or both). - Stephen Mack
Stephen, I think your post with the first like (also has comments) is actually this one: http://friendfeed.com/zeigen... (January 26, 2008) - Micah
It's probably the API. In the script, by default, there's no limit on the number of pages it will retrieve. - Rodfather
My run today stopped at 99 pages. - Micah
Sorry to hear that Micah. (And isn't the one from January 11 before that one from January 26?) - Stephen Mack
It's hard to figure how much is missing, because the API orders the posts by update too not just create date. - Micah
Good point. - Stephen Mack
In browsing through memory lane: 2007 was all imported stuff. 2008 I was mostly talking to myself and the people on FF whom I knew before joining FF, and in 2009 I began having more serious interactions with other people. It's fun to see the first like from people like Micah or Louis or Akiva or Derrick or Josh or Anika or Spidra or Johnny or [you]. - Stephen Mack
Early on in 2008, someone very popular here (but I don't remember who) posted the instructions of how to search for your most popular posts, and said to look for posts that had at least 20 comments and 20 likes: Enter "from:[yourusername] comments:20 likes:20" in the search box. E.g., for me it's http://friendfeed.com/search... -- but I had no posts... more... - Stephen Mack
It's fun to figure out the stats, thanks, Stephen. :) - Micah
No no, thank YOU, Micah -- I'd been meaning to get a backup of my FF posts for a long time and I couldn't have done it without you and Claudio. - Stephen Mack
Now I'm wondering about the ethics of me hosting this. Now there's a single gigantic web page with all of the comments that you've ever made on any of my posts. If you go to http://www.zeigen.com/ff/ and expand all the comments using the link at the top, then search for your name, you can see things dating back up to four years in one place. Certainly my feed is public, and in theory... more... - Stephen Mack
I haven't run Cluadio's and it's possible that his has more stuff than the publicly available one. I have versions of mine that have images and comments. Here's a hosted one, that I've removed comments, for legality reasons, and images to speed up loading & memory for your own posts. Takes about 5 minutes to fetch 10,000 items. http://hiphs.com/ff/ffexp.html Mine doesn't save the file, you have to let it finish and then use your browser to save the file, so that there is no issue of accidental discovery. - OCoG of FF, Jimminy from fftogo
API is limited to 10,000 posts. Mine stops in Feb. 2011. - OCoG of FF, Jimminy from fftogo
OK, so that explains why Micah and Rod and others were having problems with Claudio's script stopping at page 100. And presumably there's no workaround to get to the older posts? - Stephen Mack
There is a workaround, but due to latency on it's highly likely to cause data-loss. If you wipe out 100 items in your 10k, you can go back 100 items further. Unfortunately, the latency I was seeing for new posts coming in, and then replacing them. I believe that doing this caused some trashing as the latency became quite high. I actually had issues with timing at one point where the... more... - OCoG of FF, Jimminy from fftogo
Here is info on that attempt. http://friendfeed.com/e... - OCoG of FF, Jimminy from fftogo
So Jimminy, you viewed the archiving of other people's contents as a potential legal issue with your script? (I've now moved my archive to a private location; doesn't feel right to keep it exposed to all.) - Stephen Mack
It's against TOS, to do so without their knowledge and permission. Of course, you retain all rights to your own content, which is where it becomes a bit more nebulous. If they post, in a manner that extends, among your original content, does that provide you with the right to share. Obviously, by the way the service does it, the answer is yes, (e.g. If a user, James, is private and... more... - OCoG of FF, Jimminy from fftogo
Bump for relevance. In case FF ever goes away but doesn't come back, you can snag a copy of (most/some) of your posts. - Stephen Mack
I could never get it to work. :/ - holly #ravingfangirl from iPhone
I have written this program with Java. It can download all your feeds including the images, music, and other attached files - http://friendfeed.com/persian... - ؛ patrick
*holds breath* - Dennis Jernberg
Will the 10K post API limit (I think that's what it is) mean my oldest posts will be unretrievable? - Andrew C (✔)
Andrew, if you have more than 10k posts, yes. Unless you want to start deleting posts. - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
Fooey. - Andrew C (✔)
Tinfoil: It's working for me. Perhaps you tried to access a private feed? - Stephen Mack
Yeah, remote key is generally better than OAuth, when dealing with private feeds. I know I had to hack a work-around into FFTopTen, to hold the keys, between the page and the request functions called by AJAX. - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
Bump. This is what I've been using to archive. Please wait a few days before archiving so we don't overload the FF servers. - Stephen Mack
For those who don't use php (like me), you can download the windows version (zip file) from here - http://php.net/downloads.php | then extract it to a directory (e.g. c:\app\php) | next rename php.ini-development to php.ini | next open php.ini in notepad and add this to the end of the file: extension=ext/php_curl.dll | now open a DOS command prompt and type: cd c:\app\php | now you should be able to run: php | follow the instructions in the link mentioned in this post - ؛ patrick
Where to find me online outside of FF in order of my expected frequency of usage:
My neglected WordPress blog, which I will probably make my main priority for posting henceforth: http://www.zeigen.com/blog/ - Stephen Mack
Hehe. He said, Ello. - SAM
Yeah, Ello could be cool. They seem to be a bit full of themselves, and it's feature-poor currently, but the biggest problem it has (lack of users) could be solved if we all migrate over there. - Stephen Mack
ONLY CRISTO CAN SAVE US NOW
More like me. - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
Hahahahaa! *cries* - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
He might help. - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
Okay, yes, technically it would be him, if he gives me time to work on it. - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
Cristo saves :D - Eric Logan
ONLY JIMMINY CAN SAVE US NOW - Stephen Mack
Just completed a 4.12 mi run - First Saturday MVARC in a long while. And après *$ http://rnkpr.com/a8no3g4 #RunKeeper
Just completed a 4.12 mi run - First Saturday MVARC in a long while. And après *$ http://rnkpr.com/a8no3g4 #RunKeeper
This week's new movies, 3 in wide release: "Chappie" with Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel & Sigourney Weaver (rotten, 31%), "Unfinished Business" with Vince Vaughn (truly rotten, 12%), and "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" with Dames Judi Dench and Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy and Dev Patel (barely fresh, 63%) - http://www.rottentomatoes.com/browse...
This week's new movies, 3 in wide release: "Chappie" with Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel & Sigourney Weaver (rotten, 31%), "Unfinished Business" with Vince Vaughn (truly rotten, 12%), and "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" with Dames Judi Dench and Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy and Dev Patel (barely fresh, 63%)
This week's new movies, 3 in wide release: "Chappie" with Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel & Sigourney Weaver (rotten, 31%), "Unfinished Business" with Vince Vaughn (truly rotten, 12%), and "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" with Dames Judi Dench and Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy and Dev Patel (barely fresh, 63%)
This week's new movies, 3 in wide release: "Chappie" with Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel & Sigourney Weaver (rotten, 31%), "Unfinished Business" with Vince Vaughn (truly rotten, 12%), and "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" with Dames Judi Dench and Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy and Dev Patel (barely fresh, 63%)
(I used to do this every week. But the last time I did this was 2010, http://friendfeed.com/zeigen...) - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
"Chappie" (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m...) consensus: "Chappie boasts more of the big ideas and visual panache that director Neill Blomkamp has become known for -- and, sadly, more of the narrative shortcomings." Lou Lumenick of the NY Post: "I haven't been as happy to see a movie end since the third 'Transformers.' " - Stephen Mack
"Unfinished Business" (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m...) consensus: "Unfocused and unfunny, Unfinished Business lives down to its title with a slipshod screenplay and poorly directed performances that would have been better left unreleased." Kyle Smith of the NY Post: "That 'Unfinished Business' thinks it's a really fun idea to have a leading character named Mike Pancake tells you all you need to know." - Stephen Mack
"The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m...) consensus: "is about as original as its title -- but with a cast this talented and effortlessly charming, that hardly matters." Connie Ogle of the Miami Herald: "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is exactly that - second best." - Stephen Mack
Dev Patel is a very interesting actor to me (he was compelling in The Newsroom). It's fascinating to see him appear in two such very different movies in the same week. - Stephen Mack
There are zero movies between now and May that interest me enough to want to see in a movie theater.
Even the indie stuff? Some of these might be out there: http://www.indiewire.com/article... There's a live webcast of talks with some of the foreign language film Oscar nominees tomorrow at 1pm Pacific time http://americancinematheque.com/globes_... - Spidra Webster
Same here. To be honest, there are only a couple of movies a year that I care to see in the theater. Everything else looks great on our big TV. - Jason Huebel
Sadly, we rarely get Indie stuff in our area. :-( - Jason Huebel
On mobile that first link produces nothing but popups and ads. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Sorry. I'm on a desktop with AdBlock so I didn't know. This Guardian list seems to include more than just blockbusters: http://www.theguardian.com/film... - Spidra Webster
Interesting. I'm seeing Imitation Game and Selma this weekend. Did you see those already, or are they of no interest? - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
I'd like to see Selma, but I'm not sure there are many others before May. - Jennifer Dittrich
Good link, Spidra! I didn't see any of those on the list of upcoming titles opening near me, but I probably just needed a better list. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Rudi, I want to see Selma but not enough to see it in a theater. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Mockingjay??? This weekend??? - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
I'd watch DIGGING FOR FIRE. I liked DRINKING BUDDIES. But if it's premiering at Sundance, it might not make full release before May. Also Linklater's THAT’S WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT, also with a release date TBA. - Andrew C (✔)
Also, CHAPPIE (March)? - Andrew C (✔)
Yvonne, you free tonight? - Stephen Mack
Andrew, I haven't heard about CHAPPIE before. But looking at http://www.imdb.com/title... yeah, I'd definitely see that one. Andrew wins! - Stephen Mack
TAKE THAT, EVERYONE ELSE. - Andrew C (✔)
Sit and spin, Mr. C! - Spidra Webster
Mockingjay tonight! Yay! - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
(Bump.) Chappie is out today, but sadly reviews are not kind. 31% on RT. http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m... - Stephen Mack
Misophonia, "hatred of sound" [Wikipedia] - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...
Misophonia, "hatred of sound" [Wikipedia]
From the article: "Symptoms: People who have misophonia are most commonly angered by specific sounds, such as slurping, throat-clearing, people clipping their nails, brushing their teeth, chewing crushed ice, eating, drinking, breathing, sniffing, talking, sneezing, yawning, walking, chewing gum, laughing, snoring, typing on a keyboard, coughing, humming, whistling, singing; saying certain consonants; or repetitive sounds. Sufferers experience fight/flight symptoms such as sweating, muscle tension, and quickened heartbeat. Some are also affected by visual stimuli, such as repetitive foot or body movements, fidgeting, or movement they observe out of the corners of their eyes. Intense anxiety and avoidance behavior often develops, which can lead to decreased socialization." - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
More: "The prevalence of misophonia is unknown, but groups of people identifying with the condition suggest it is more common than previously recognized. Among patients with tinnitus, which is found at clinically significant levels in between 4 and 5% of the general population, some surveys report prevalence as high as 60%, while prevalence in a 2010 study was measured at 10%. A 2014... more... - Stephen Mack
I'm sure it's a spectrum, in that all of us are at least a little annoyed by certain sounds at certain times, but I've known a few people who have extreme sensitivity to certain trigger sounds. My mom, for example, would become very upset with me for smacking my laps when eating. - Stephen Mack
I'd guess that there's a high correlation of misophonia with people who are intensely introverted and who score highly on this test: http://www.buzzfeed.com/joannab... - Stephen Mack
By "hatred of sound" do you mean this sound? -----> Jar Jar Binks: "Mesa phone ya tomorrow?" - bentley
TRIGGERED BY BETSY / CURRENTLY CURLED IN A BALL - Stephen Mack
< evil laugh > - bentley
TIL: I'm on the misophonia "spectrum" and I hate people. Thanks, Stephen! - Kristin
Hah, Kristin! I'm sorry. *types silently* - Stephen Mack
Just don't smack your lips, chew ice, click pens, clip your nails, breathe loud, whistle, tap your fingers, shake your foot, etc, etc. [hulk smash] ;) - Kristin
*holds stock still and makes zero sounds* - Stephen Mack
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With my friend Kyrie and her twins. All four kids had their first snowboarding lessons and did very well. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Stephen f*ing adorable Mack and family!!! <3 - Laura Norvig
Helloe! - Brent Schaus from iPhone
Hello Kitty, teaching kids about necklaces for decades. [Imgur] - http://imgur.com/5JDJXuJ
Hello Kitty, teaching kids about necklaces for decades. [Imgur]
I... ...what? I mean, how... - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
wtf - Pea Bukowski
It's the first time I actually *like* Hello Kitty - Selkis
WTF?? - lester
! - ellbeecee
... - Alix May from iPhone
What?? - bentley
well....hello kitty is a cat.... - Sir Shuping is just sir
This is still freaking me out. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Oh...wow. O.O - Anne Bouey
How can that be real. It must be on an adult product. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Fist comment answered my question... http://www.reddit.com/r... - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Yeah, maybe. There's no more context than this imgur post. But the rest looks real. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
A little googling turned up an article: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news... - Stephen Mack from iPhone
So, it's a collector's item now. - Brian Johns
Please Hello Kitty, tell us about "pearl necklaces" http://www.urbandictionary.com/define... - Selkis
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