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Stephen Mack

Stephen Mack

I'm a resident of Silicon Valley, father of two young children, an employee of TiVo (over 15 years now), and I care about things.
I'm trying out "Breeze," the new step-tracking iPhone app from RunKeeper. It uses the built-in motion tracking hardware of the iPhone 5S. Gets decent results. However, the notifications are ridiculous and patronizing. If it can't talk to me like I'm an adult, I have no respect for it.
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Fancy that. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I would have to punch my phone if I saw that. I don't remember if it was Endomodo or Runkeeper who had the "encouragement coach" while you're running, but it was like pure sarcasm, "Oh. Another half mile. Good. For. You." - Anika
Ugh: I hate apps that do that. MailChimp is another one. I'd like to know where in the world that type of condescending tone is considered familiar. - Mark Trapp
Anika: They turned Clippy into a running coach??? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Mac users: A friend wants a recommendation for a password manager. Preferably one that's cheap or free, syncs with iOS, and easy to use. Any reliable recommendations?
I use 1Password4 but it is neither cheap nor free. It is however reliable, syncs with iOS (using the app), and is easy to use. - Soup in a TARDIS
The de-facto standard is 1Password, but it's not cheap or free: $40 on the mac and $20 on iOS (they sync together). There's Wallet, but the guy who made it was acquihired by Facebook and it's always a question whether it'll just stop working one day and he won't update it (though he's updated it after his acquihire from Facebook, albeit with several months of lag, in the past). That's... more... - Mark Trapp
LastPass is recommended by Steve Gibson. - Todd Hoff
Awesome, thanks Soup, Mark and Todd. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
She's installed Dashlane, how does that rank? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I also use 1Password and have heard good things about LastPass as well. Haven't read anything about Dashlane though. - rönin from iPhone
I also use 1Password. It occasionally goes on sale so if you make an alert on DealMac you'll know when that happens. - Spidra Webster
Definitely 1Password. Dashlane's also good and I might use that if I haven't been a 1Password user for many, many years. - Akiva
1Password here. - Anne Bouey
1Password - don't think twice. Especially iOS. - David Lounsbury from iPhone
I use the built-in Mac Keychain, which works with Safari, Chrome, and (with an extension) Firefox. Also syncs to iOS but I haven't tried that feature. - Amit Patel
Via http://www.changethemascot.org/ -- commercial that aired during the NBA finals in some regions. - Stephen Mack
New Study Finds 67% Of Native Americans Find R[...] Name Offensive - http://www.buzzfeed.com/lindsey...
New Study Finds 67% Of Native Americans Find R[...] Name Offensive
From the BuzzFeed Sports (eww) June 4 post: "A recent study by the California State University, San Bernadino reports 67% of Native Americans find the Washington R[...] name and imagery racist." - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
Study details are here: http://cips.csusb.edu/docs... -- seems like a small sample, and I'm not sure if only collecting survey results at pow-wows is the right approach. But the methodology requiring documentation of affiliation is clearly better than the approach used in the 2004 survey which accepted anyone's self-identification. - Stephen Mack
Shocking ‘Game Of Thrones’ Finale Concludes With Arrest Of 5 Million Viewers For Piracy [The Onion] - http://www.theonion.com/article...
Shocking ‘Game Of Thrones’ Finale Concludes With Arrest Of 5 Million Viewers For Piracy [The Onion]
From the article: "NEW YORK—Following a critically acclaimed 10-episode run, the HBO series Game Of Thrones capped off its fourth season Sunday night with a shocking finale that concluded with 5 million viewers being taken into police custody for pirating the show online. 'Wow, you expect some major shakeups in the final episode of the season, but that part right at the end when the FBI kicked in my door and told me to get on the ground? I did not see that coming at all,' " - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
The idea that yellow and blue make green still seems like crazy unexplainable magic to me.
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I very much remember learning about the color wheel and how colors blend as such when I was in kindergarten. Seeing watercolors do precisely that was mind-blowing for a five-year-old. - Akiva
Meanwhile, the fact presented by COSMOS that leaves are green simply because of what color they DON'T absorb? Get out, science. GET OUT. - Akiva
The part that really breaks my mind is how we see yellow because of our red and green photoreceptors. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Subtractive vs additive color physics is what blows the cork right off my brain. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Blue and red making purple? Oh sure, makes sense. Red and yellow produce orange? Fine fine. But green is crazy to me. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Looking at the rainbow, green and orange made sense to me but purple did not. - Amit Patel
It's like a shady yellow. - Meg VMeg
CMYK vs RGB still confuses me. Like, you mix all the colors you get black vs you mix all the colors you get white. My mind confuses the two... - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Was about to post what Zulema just said. That's the one that's *really* crazy. - Spidra Webster
Was about to post what... wait, I already did. - Micah
Out of curiosity, what about the combination of blue and yellow creating green seems like magic? Zulema: what's even crazier, to me at least, is that 0% C 0% M 0% Y 100% K isn't the blackest CMYK gets. There's a blacker black, a rich black, that's 75% C 68% M 67% Y and 90% K. - Mark Trapp
You know what's really crazy? There are yellow stars, there are blue stars, there are red and white and orange stars, but there aren't any green stars. WTF?!?! - Victor Ganata
Hey, that makes sense to me. All those colors appear in flame according to heat. Green doesn't appear unless you toss in an element with the right emission spectrum. - Spidra Webster
BLELLOW! - Eivind
Mixing paints is technically CMYK but it "feels" like RGB. Computer screens and the world we see is RGB (light) but mixing paints and printing stuff is CMYK but it has to emulate RGB. I think I got that right... :-& - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
CMYK is subtractive (adding pigments changes which wavelengths get absorbed or reflected) while RGB is additive (you're directly changing which wavelengths get transmitted). But, yeah, ultimately, we have RGB receptors in our retinae. - Victor Ganata
Mark T.: It seems like magic to me because it seems unpredictable and illogical and emergent, much like mixing bleach and ammonia produces a deadly gas. Yeah, this is all a bit "f'in' magnets, how do they work?" - Stephen Mack
Ahhh, I see. To me, it seems logical that green is created from yellow and blue: green, to me, just looks like a yellowish blue or a bluish yellow. But maybe that's a construct of education, forced upon me by the man, man. My head hurts now. - Mark Trapp
I'm even more confused now because I know you have to convert images to CMYK when you print them. I completely forgot to ask my photography teacher about that when we printing our "RGB" photos in class from Lightroom. The last job I had there it was always a big deal when printing designs from the printer to the ink used to the paper you were printing on and which colors will print more accurately. Like JEEZ, it's just a print of a design but OH NO, dumb girl, it's kind of a big deal. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
And that, not only can you use the colours to find what elements teh stars are made of, but you can use the colours to determine how fast they are moving away from you via red shifting! #mindblown - Ken Morley
Fun fact: you can get the colors in CMY from RGB and you can get the colors in RGB from CMY... http://stefanabrams.com/StefanA... - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
I know I'm probably too often an optimist, but I do feel the world is generally getting better over time. For example, I never hear Paula Cole on the radio anymore. #dontcarewhereallthecowboyswent #keepwaitingpaula
LOL - Jenny H. from Android
Judge questions settlement in Silicon Valley no-poaching case [San Jose Mercury News] - http://www.mercurynews.com/busines...
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From the article: "A federal judge Thursday heavily questioned a $324 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit against Apple, Google, Adobe and Intel alleging illegal hiring practices, leaving it unclear whether she will sign off on the deal later this year. 'I have concerns,' U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh said during a back-and-forth with lawyers that lasted nearly two hours. 'I would like to think about it further, but I do have concerns about whether this is a good settlement for the plaintiffs.' The settlement, which gives approximately 64,000 workers involved an average of a few thousand dollars each, was a big victory for the companies, allowing them to avoid an embarrassing trial while sustaining a relatively minor financial hit. Apple, for example, has nearly 500 times as much in its cash reserves as the total settlement amount. The proposed settlement has been called unjust by one of the four named plaintiffs in the 2011 lawsuit, Michael Devine, a former Adobe... more... - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
It really is a very light settlement for $3 billion. I suspect the judge is going to reject the deal. - Stephen Mack
Why we're banning Redskins in The Seattle Times [Seattle Times] - http://blogs.seattletimes.com/take2...
From the post: "The most controversial name in sports won’t appear again in The Seattle Times’ print edition or on the seattletimes.com home pages as long as I am sports editor. It’s time to ban the use of 'Redskins,' the absurd, offensive and outdated name of the NFL team in Washington, D.C. Past time, actually. We’ll probably receive scathing emails, letters, phone calls and reader comments telling me we’re too PC, that the name actually honors Native Americans or that we have no right to change a team’s official name. Everyone’s entitled to an opinion – even if I don’t buy it. We’re banning the name for one reason: It’s offensive. Far from honoring Native Americans, the term colors an entire race. Many Native Americans consider it an outdated label placed on their people." - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
More: "Randy Lewis, a member of the Colville Confederated Tribes who is a board member for United Indians, didn’t pull any punches when asked what he thought. 'I find it as offensive as black people find the N-word,' he said. 'They say they’re trying to dignify or honor something with it. It doesn’t dignify us. It doesn’t honor us. It doesn’t make us feel good about ourselves.' ” - Stephen Mack
And more: "Brian Howard, a legislative associate with the National Congress of American Indians, is 26 years old and attended school in Arizona off the reservation. 'I've witnessed and experienced first-hand many of the stereotypes, perceptions and racism aimed at Native people, including the R-word,' Howard said. 'As long as I have a breath of life, I will keep opposing this.' " - Stephen Mack
943 comments to the article posted there today so far. Many of them similar to this exchange: http://friendfeed.com/ericlog... - Stephen Mack
h/t to comix aka martha: http://friendfeed.com/comix... - Stephen Mack
Seems ironic to use the r-word in the headline of the article where they say they're banning the use of the r-word, but I guess they mean "starting... NOW." - Stephen Mack
BTW, I will personally use "r-word" from now on instead of the actual word. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Two of my cousins and my aunts and uncle live in Virginia, and they've always been huge fans of the Washington Football-Team-That-Uses-A-Slur-For-A-Name. I remember one Christmas when I was in England and about 8 or 9 years old, they sent us some porcelain football player figurines with lamps attached. Even as a boy I hated the name of the team.
I felt bad (because I'm sure the gifts were expensive, and shipping them overseas was even more expensive) but I refused to put the lamp in my room. It's one of the first presents I can remember rejecting. - Stephen Mack
Now my relatives lurk here on FF so they'll see this and may feel bad. Sorry, D&B. I know you view the name of the team as honoring Native Americans. I just can't see it that way. - Stephen Mack
Honestly, I really hope this USPTO ruling sticks and the owners finally give in and change the name. - Stephen Mack
#SaturdayFF I'm glad that as a life experience, I saw the Grateful Dead a few times back in the late '80s. - http://www.dead.net/show...
#SaturdayFF I'm glad that as a life experience, I saw the Grateful Dead a few times back in the late '80s.
This is the show I remember most clearly -- Laguna Seca Recreation Area - May 9-10, 1987. Bruce Hornsby first, then Ry Cooder, then the Dead. I went with my brother Phil and our friend Rick in Rick's VW van. We camped overnight and then saw the same show the next day. (The Dead, of course, played a very different set the second time.) - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
In no way would I call myself a deadhead, but I ended up seeing them a couple of other times later on (I remember at the Shoreline in Mountain View a year or two later less clearly). I enjoyed the shows, the vibe -- it was the first taste I had of just how obsessed some people get with a band or musician. - Stephen Mack
At this show, they ended up doing a late "third set" after dark to film the video for A Touch of Grey -- https://www.youtube.com/watch... -- and it was weird to experience. They kept on starting and stopping and restarting the song to get the marionettes in the video to film properly. The band would wander on and pretend to play for a bit, then disappear for a while. But somewhere in those crowd scenes, there I am. - Stephen Mack
At some point, I could see Bob Weir was smoking. I idly wondered aloud what type of cigarette he was smoking. Someone nearby overheard me and let me know exactly what brand. - Stephen Mack
When they played Iko Iko later, I wondered aloud what the words meant. I got a long history from a different nearby person who overheard me. - Stephen Mack
Like I said, the fans were REALLY into the dead, man. - Stephen Mack
When Jerry Garcia died 8 years later, I really regretted not having gone to a few more shows. I remember the headline: Head Deadhead Dead (was it The Onion that printed that?). - Stephen Mack
I was also there (didn't watch the video shooting that night) but had a great time at those shows. All three acts were great and the Dead shows were beautiful. - Christian Crumlish
Stephen, you are adorable. That was a fun show, I remember it well. Although not as well as you do ... for various reasons. - Laura Norvig
Jerry Garcia died on my birthday. I take no responsibility. - Akiva
I saw The Dead a couple of times, once was way back when PigPen was in the band (68 maybe?). One of my favorite bands, but I never took off following them. - Greg GuitarBuster
Or the early 70s. Course, I was 13. - Mary B: #TeamMonique
Image of the Day from the iOS Star Walk app: Peninsula seen from ISS
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Sent via the Star Walk app: "For those who said Mississippi was too easy. How about this? Photo was taken from the International Space Station by ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst. Share your guesses with #starwalk on Facebook or Twitter. Find the right answer on Vito's blog on Wednesday, June 18. Image Credit: ESA/NASA. Source link: http://blog.vitotechnology.com/... -- Find more pictures and learn more about the universe in Star Walk app for iPhone (https://itunes.apple.com/app...) and in Star Walk app for iPad (https://itunes.apple.com/app...)." - Stephen Mack from email
Can we do this via some yes/no questions? Is this in the Asian continent? - Steve and 4 other people
Nevermind, I found it. My first guess country was right, mate! - Steve and 4 other people
Funny thing is how it doesn't look volcanic -- going to have to find a nice geologic explanation of this feature. :) - Steve and 4 other people
Oh I guess it is volcanic. "These formed due to intraplate volcanism between approximately eleven and eight million years ago (Miocene) on a continental crust. " - Steve and 4 other people
Good detective work, Steve! - Stephen Mack
Also, I'm surprised that the FriendFeed pic-to-post feature is still working. But it is! I sent this via e-mail from the Star Walk app. Seems to have arrived here instantly. - Stephen Mack
Finished my first PT session. It's tendinitis of the posterior tibialis. 2 stretches to do each day plus 2 strength builders. Ice for 10 mins a day. No running for 8 weeks (until no tenderness when I touch the affected area). Need to have muscle inflammation go down while building strength. PT for those 8 weeks -- twice a week for first 4 weeks,...
...then once a week after. No extra walks either. Bummed at no running, but I'm confident this will help me recover. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Yup. Better to take care of yourself. You can always get back into running shape later. I'm glad they put a name to it. - Spidra Webster
Oof. Best wishes. - Marie
Ouch, glad there is a diagnosis and plan in place. - Janet from FFHound!
glad you found out your problem and are getting therapy mr mack. plenty of time to be back in tip-top shape for september, ;) - chaz2b
Ooof, not fun, but I'm glad you've got a diagnosis and plan of treatment. - Jennifer Dittrich
Sad trombone - Yvonne from FFHound!
I'm sorry you won't be able to run for awhile, Stephen. I hope you'll have a full recovery and come back even stronger. You got this. :) - Jenny H. from Android
Hope you get well soon and you'll be able to get back to your normal routine, be patient and follow the practitioners advice, don't get too ahead of yourself and think your ok. - Halil
I know it's no fun, but I'm glad you have a diagnosis and a great recovery plan you're confident will help you. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Thanks, all! And my Fitbit friends can watch my steps plummet. - Stephen Mack
Stephen, how about I walk to your place and borrow your fitbit, so I could count on your behalf? Would that not be the mark of a true friend? - Louis Gray
Only a true friend would exercise for you. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Louis Gray is the opposite of sleep. - Akiva
Sleep is unproductive and a waste of time. - Louis Gray from Android
To celebrate school being done, we went camping from Thursday to today at Sanborn-Skyline County Park, in the Santa Cruz mountains above Saratoga. Beautiful place. My ex had made the reservation and gave it to me when her schedule changed. She neglected to tell me, however, that it was walk-in camping. I had packed for car camping.
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Fortunately, they had carts to borrow. Also: showers. So, hardly roughing it. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
It was almost deserted when we arrived Thursday. Half-full on Friday. Was getting busy when we left today. Weirdly, on Thursday night, someone was hosting a rave: Dubstep and squeals from around 1am to 4am echoing through the redwoods. The kids slept through it, and I didn't mind (it reminded me of the playa). - Stephen Mack from iPhone
We goin' to the playa next year. TRUST. - Akiva
Check out the creepy dead tree that resembles a ghoul! Also a rock that an excited Aussie told me to look out for on the Nature Trail because, he assured me enthusiastically, it was uncanny how it resembled a ghost from Pacman. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Akiva: YUS. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
If any of you make it to Sanborn, bring some bug repellant. They have some of the most obnoxiously persistent mosquitos I've ever seen. Swatting did nothing to deter them, and they'd follow us down the trail for a good half mile. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Also, Sophie lost a tooth. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
And to make it a quick #saturdayff, my family lived in Saratoga for years, only a quick drive away, and we went camping several dozen times, but I don't believe I've ever been to this park before. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I cannot think about the word Saratoga without referencing this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki.... My friends and I have been there on a few occasions. I'm hardly one for mystical whatevers but that place is creepy as hell. My old friend Jeff described it best: 'It's like driving down something's throat.' - Akiva
Akiva, creepy story; I've not heard of that one before. - Stephen Mack
Full Flickr set of 45 pics is here: https://www.flickr.com/photos... - Stephen Mack
My daughter is hoping to go to the playa next year. She had to miss out on Freeform this year, sold her tier 1 tickets to a friend, who may be borrowing my Mr. Bones for her "Camp Dead". https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos... - April Russo
Sounds like fun, Stephen. :) - Jenny H. from Android
#saturdayff In the mid-80s, while I was in high school and college, most summers I worked at a catering company in Los Gatos called Beardsley's Catering. I had a lot of tasks, including helping with food prep, running errands to pick up supplies, moving and setting tables, serving food, and cleaning up.
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But mostly for each gig (which was often at the Paul Masson Mountain Winery, pictured), my main responsibility was to create a packing list, load up the truck, and drive it up to the venue. - Stephen Mack
Now the truck was this old old Econolilne, with the grabbiest brakes I've ever seen. Just a light touch, and the truck would slam to a halt. - Stephen Mack
The route to the winery wasn't terrible from Los Gatos. Half of it was just through city streets. You could anticipate the red lights, and coast most of the time without having to hit the brakes at all. - Stephen Mack
It was tougher on the mountain part. The road was in good shape but there were some sharp curves, and it took some skill to be able to take them without risking using the brakes. Especially the long, windy driveway up to the winery itself. - Stephen Mack
Sometimes I'd take some of the staff up with me. There were no seats other than the driver's seat, so they'd hang on to the poles or jam themselves in at the back on top of some tables, or next to some of the stacks of crates holding the plates. - Stephen Mack
When I was new to driving the truck, I'd send the passengers flying forward sometimes, and once I nearly had someone fall out (since the doors were sliding, and usually open since there was no A/C). But after a bit I got used to it, and was mostly safe despite the egregiously dangerous nature of the brakes. - Stephen Mack
One Sunday morning, I was heading up to the winery by myself with a very full truck, since the gig was for 400-odd people that particular day. I had just spent nearly two hours packing the plates and dishes and chafing dishes and glassware, not to mention the food in the trays in the warming containers. - Stephen Mack
Right on Highway 9, I was stopped at the light for Big Basin, just before the point where the two lanes become one lane (and right before the street where my parents lived at the time, Bellecourt). There was a woman in a white BMW in the left lane. When the light turned green, we both started to go, and we were side by side. She put on her brakes to let me go first, and then last second she accelerated ahead, and cut me off. - Stephen Mack
I had to hit the brakes to avoid rear-ending her. - Stephen Mack
And I hit the brakes as gently as I possibly could. Remember, even a light touch would have the van immediately grab to a halt -- so violently the rear wheels would come off the ground. But in this instance, a light touch wasn't possible, because I wasn't expecting her to do what she did. So the van made an awful noise, and behind me, all the food crates came rushing forward into the front, and I heard crates tip over and dishes smash. - Stephen Mack
I was almost thrown out of my seat (the seat belts weren't really usable) -- and my foot came off the brake, and the van lurched forward, about to hit her again, so I had to hit the brakes again, causing more crates to topple over. - Stephen Mack
But I did manage to avoid hitting her. - Stephen Mack
And I kept going. - Stephen Mack
And further up ahead, near Saratoga village, the road widened to two lanes again. She got in the right lane. And at Saratoga Ave, we were both stopped at the light. - Stephen Mack
I don't lose my temper often, but I was furious. The passenger door was open. So I turned to face her, and I flipped her off. Several times. Expressively. - Stephen Mack
This was, I believe, the first time I have ever flipped someone off. - Stephen Mack
She looked surprised. Then she turned right. - Stephen Mack
I got to the winery without further incident, and assessed the damage. Not too many broken plates, some food was spilled but not too badly (since it was in sealed containers), and I had to wash and clean off a tray of silverware that had scattered over the floor of the truck (which was nasty). - Stephen Mack
This was pre-cell phone era, so I left a message at the office for items I needed replaced when the rest of the staff came up. - Stephen Mack
Eventually the other servers appeared, and helped me prepare. And then the office manager, Richard, and the chef/owner, John, arrived, in John's beat-up Ford station wagon, with the rest of the food. - Stephen Mack
They were both big guys, with larger-than-life personalities. And both were cracking up. - Stephen Mack
And they came up to me and clapped me on the back. "Hey bird man!" "What's up, bird man?" - Stephen Mack
And they explained that the woman had called the office, to say she was upset that she had been flipped off. She had described me, the van, the van's license plate so she could identify the right van (which was funny, since we only had one van), and said that she had no idea why I had flipped her off but that I had done so for no reason while she was driving. - Stephen Mack
John and Richard had spoken to her, and taken down all the details. And she had asked that I be fired. To which they apparently said, "Yes, ma'am, we're very sorry ma'am, we'll fire him right away, ma'am." - Stephen Mack
And then they had cracked up. - Stephen Mack
Because, then as now, I don't lose my temper often, and they knew me well enough to know I wouldn't just randomly flip someone off for no reason. - Stephen Mack
"So tell us what happened, bird man?" "Why did you flip her the bird, bird man?" - Stephen Mack
When I explained what happened, they thought it was the funniest thing that they had ever heard. - Stephen Mack
The entire evening, during the gig (which I believe was a Robin Williams concert), they kept yelling out at me, "Table six needs more coffee, bird man!" - Stephen Mack
"Steaks are ready, bird man!" - Stephen Mack
"Time to tear her down, bird man!" - Stephen Mack
For several more summers, I was the bird man. New caterers arriving to work would be told to go get briefed or have work assigned by the bird man. And the newbies would ask me, "So, why are you the bird man?" - Stephen Mack
And then I'd flip them off. "That's why." - Stephen Mack
--fin-- - Stephen Mack
[applause] - Akiva
Oh, god. For a minute there I thought it was going to be the client! - Spidra Webster
Spidra: Ha, no, that would have been too perfect. I never saw her again. But I did wonder what would happen if she ever saw me driving the truck after that and be upset once she found out that I hadn't been fired. - Stephen Mack
Great story! - Spidra Webster
It's a great story, Stephen. I also wondered if the woman was a client. :) - Stephan Planken
I'm calling Friendfeed -- I want everyone fired who doesn't have as good a story as the bird man's. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Dads and Donuts Day at Blossom Hill Elementary with Sophie
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Double D Day :) - Eivind from Android
So cute! <3 - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
You two are pretty adorable. - Marie
Que cute!! - Gabrielle from FFHound(roid)!
Thanks, all! I should have posted pics of the book she made, the drawings are adorable. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Woch out! - Yvonne from FFHound!
I am woching! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Note how she draws no hair on the top of my head... - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Oof. I just ate double donuts. - Louis Gray
Feeling very frustrated that my shin is hurting again this morning after only a slow 2.5 mile run last night (I stopped when it started to hurt). I took nearly a month off running and eased back into it. Have been stretching every day. Iced it last night. Why is it still hurting? This sucks.
Had an MRI done, and they say it's definitely not a stress fracture. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I've had shin splints in college but it was mild and only lasted a week or two. So have any of you dealt with more lengthy cases? How did you handle? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I guess next it's compression socks and ask the ortho for a referral to PT. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
That stinks! Sorry :( - Georgia
Aw, that sucks. I hope you're able to find the cause. - Spidra Webster
PT may be of great assistance. - Janet from FFHound!
I had shin splints in college. They had me wrap ACE bandages around my shins for about a week. And told me to walk on grass-not concrete. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Dude, that sucks. Being sidelined for something pesky is so annoying. Hope you can get back out there soon! - Yvonne from FFHound!
I feel for you, Stephen. Been fighting bad hamstrings for weeks now. It sucks. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Thanks, all. On the advice of my doctor/girlfriend, I'm going to go running this evening anyway. Fight the power! - Stephen Mack
I had a bout of shin splints last year when I was running a lot. I cured it with ice, using compression calf sleeves when I run, and VERY LARGE amounts of massage of the affected area. Basically I sacrificed my thumbs by overusing them to rub up and down the sides of my tibia to bring my shins back. (use plenty of baby oil or the skin won't survive the treatment) There may have been some hot-tub-jetting going on too. I threw the kitchen sink at it. - Brian Johns
:-( I hope your shins get with the program soon, Stephen. - vicster: full-bodied
Grr. Hurt too much to run tonight. Compression sock was ordered. Will get a PT appointment next. I feel so frustrated. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I'm sorry you're hurting. I hope the sock and PT work. - Spidra Webster
Ooof. I hope the new treatments will help. - Jennifer Dittrich
And if you can't run, I assume you also can't dance . . . and that is a real problem! - Friar Will
sounds like shin splints (i used to get them walking to/home from work) to me, but i dont have anything to offer except my condolences and hope that your better by now, :(. O' next time your buying (running) shoes, talk with a knowledgeable shoe sales person, they may be able to help alleviate future re-occurrences http://www.livestrong.com/article... - chaz2b
I've been resting/recovering for weeks now from my killer shin splints. I'd like to get back out there again, myself. Picked up some new running shoes while I was in the states. Should have bought compression sleeves while I was there. Doh! - Jenny H. from Android
Late answer, but if you end up at PT ask to use the game ready machine. Have used it for them - When they are healed- get a pro to look at your running shoes and make sure you are using one that works best for the way you run. PT can help with stretch program. If you happen to be running on concrete - stop and get onto dirt, grass, wood chips... Dm me if you have ?s (I used to specialize in overtraining issues) - Tracy Benham
Thanks, Tracy. Very helpful. My PT appointment is Monday. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Best of luck. - Tracy Benham
If it turned out that oil from serpents actually was a significant cure for something, that would be the most challenging marketing campaign ever.
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This is why very few people know that snake oil IS being investigated for properties relating to cardiac health. Because, you know, Omega 3. - Slippy: Potato Croquette
But Slippy, pity the poor salespeople trying to hawk it. "You know what would help clear up that heart condition? The Omega 3 from this snake oil I'm selling for just $11.95 a bott-- Gah, they keep hanging up." - Stephen Mack from iPhone
But imagine if you could actually put "snake oil salesman" on your business card or resume and really mean it. - Brian Johns
How to get the FF bookmarklet working in Chrome again (thanks to user "sizofroid")
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2. Copy the entire text from that page by hitting Ctrl+A and then Ctrl+C - Stephen Mack
3. Show your Chrome bookmarks by hitting Ctrl+Shift+B (if they're hidden) - Stephen Mack
4. Right-click on an empty area of Chrome's bookmark bar, then select "Add page..." from the shortcut menu. - Stephen Mack
5. Under "Name", put in whatever you want the button to appear as (such as "FF+" or "Share on FF"). - Stephen Mack
6. Under "URL", press Ctrl+V to paste in the text you just copied. - Stephen Mack
7. Click Save - Stephen Mack
8. Bookmark stuff. Happy FriendFeeding! - Stephen Mack
Credit to user "sizofroid" (http://friendfeed.com/sizofro...) due to his comment on a post from Amit Patel here: http://friendfeed.com/amitp... - Stephen Mack
I don't know if sizofroid fixed this code or not (since both the github repository here and the code it calls on Google Drive are anonymously contributed), but whoever wrote this and fixed it, THANK YOU! - Stephen Mack
Per sizofroid in that comment, this replacement bookmarklet works on Safari as well (but I haven't tested that). My instructions are from the perspective of a Windows Chrome user; if I need to modify any of these instructions for MacOS, please let me know. - Stephen Mack
I don't see anything dangerous in the code (https://googledrive.com/host...) but bear in mind that in theory whoever created this could change the code to be malicious in the future, and in theory possibly add a keyboard logger or blah blah blah so caveat emptor. - Stephen Mack
The code was written by Bret or Paul, no diff from, http://friendfeed.com/share.... It's literally just a rehost. My guess is the only thing that needed changed was http://friendfeed to https://friendfeed in the bookmarklet, as has been required for Firefox for 2 years. - NOT THE CRICKET
Just checked and there is a diff, at line 300 iframe.location has been changed to iframe.src (in the working version). - NOT THE CRICKET
Ah, I see -- thanks for checking, Jimminy. - Stephen Mack
Thanks VERY much all -- it works! Reposted to Quora friendfeeders: https://friendfeeders.quora.com/How-to-... TLDR for Firefox: go to your Bookmarks library, and manually edit the entry for the Friendfeed bookmarklet --change the part of the one-line javascript code from "http://friendfeed" to "https://friendfeed". - Adriano
Adriano, interestingly, just changing the http to https alone doesn't solve it for Chrome, it looks like the other change listed by Jimminy is needed to solve it on Firefox. - Stephen Mack
I backed up both the bookmark code and the bookmarklet code here: http://friendfeed.com/friendf... - Stephen Mack
Thank you, Stephen. \\ Also, the code for rendering embedded YouTube videos is not part of the bookmarklet. It's on the Friendfeed server side, so hopefully a kind FF engineer will fix the problem to work with the current YouTube API. - Adriano
Hmm, for YouTube, I just manually change the URL to http instead of https, and it usually works. - Stephen Mack
THANK YOU - lris
Mike Tyson does not work :( https://friendfeed.com/rsvp... so wondering what works consistently for YouTube. - Adriano
Youtube, has to be posted manually or while not logged in to google. Friendfeed's linkify on the backend only handles http:// links. Google forces https:// on all pages while logged in. - NOT THE CRICKET
Or you can just delete the pesky "s" before posting. - lris
Iris, when posting from the bookmarklet, it doesn't let you modify the URL. And Google will automatically redirect to the secure protocol, so you can't open the bookmarklet on a non-secure page. - NOT THE CRICKET
Ah, my bookmarklet has been kaput for so long I'd forgotten that. :) - lris
So being logged into Google has a hidden side effect, wow, thx. - Adriano
Asking from ignorance: does this work on Macs? - Betsy
Adriano, well not all pages, just Google owned sites, like Youtube and stuff. It's pretty common to force logged-in users into using a secure protocol while logged-in as best practices. - NOT THE CRICKET
true, and for Quora pages one must manually append "?share=1" to URL for the benefit of non-Quora viewers. - Adriano
Betsy, it's not a machine problem, merely some bookmark code in the browser one uses. - Adriano
From what I can tell, the iframe.src is a recent Webkit change (effecting Chrome & Safari), and the protocol issue has been prevalent for all mainstream browsers for a few months, due to blocking Mixed Active Content (trying to access HTTP content on an HTTPS page [images get a pass, due to common caching systems]). - NOT THE CRICKET
This is great, thanks Stephen. I've posted an alternate hosting solution for those who want to use dropbox (or extrapolate the idea to other platform to self-host and control one's version of the code) http://friendfeed.com/ffhacks... - Micah
Thanks, Adriano. - Betsy
Thanks for this useful info :) - Ozgur Uckan
Thank you!! - Amit Patel
Thank you, Stephen! - Maitani
You guys, use Micah's version! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Thank you! :) - Pea Bukowski
Just updated! I can't use Micah's version because dropbox is blocked at work. :( - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
I self hosted the target javascript, works like a charm. - Andy Bakun
For the interested, I added a feature to make it work with flickr (SEE http://friendfeed.com/ffhacks... ) - Micah
Very good - Thank You - YoNews
\o/ - nomnomski
Evelyn McHale: A Beautiful Death on 33rd Street [Keith York City] - http://keithyorkcity.wordpress.com/2012...
Evelyn McHale: A Beautiful Death on 33rd Street [Keith York City]
From the 2012 blog post, regarding this young woman who jumped to her death from the Empire State Building in 1932: "Lying on her back, clutching a strand of pearls at her neck, Evelyn looked to be resting peacefully. Were it not for the fact that she was nestled snugly into the crushed roof of a United Nations Assembly Cadillac, she could even be mistaken for being asleep. But the poor woman, just 23 years old, was dead." - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
(Came across this image via a Quora thread, http://www.quora.com/Facts-a... -- fascinating story, and such a tragic/amazing picture.) - Stephen Mack
You're filling your bottle of drinking water. Do you add cubed ice, crushed ice, or no ice?
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Cubed ice, always. I'm surprised people keep selecting crushed ice on the work fridge. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
crushed - Mary Carmen
Cubed. Always. - Anika
Cubed. Rarely crushed. Maybe 1 out of 20. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Crushed! Depending how crushed is crushed. I prefer maximally crushed. - Meg VMeg
None because I fill it out of the tap at home or the filling station at yoga and it's just water. - joey
For drinks in a bottle (Gatorade, water, etc.), I'll do cubed. For drinks in a cup, I'll do crushed. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE from WinForFeed
No ice. The ice isn't filtered water so it tastes gross to me. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Is the water cold or room temperature? Is it summer? - Melly
Melly, let's say the water is cool and the room is warm. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Crushed whenever possible (which is never at the moment) - Soup in a TARDIS
I'd probably just have cool water. If I was feeling hot, I might add a little crushed ice. - Melly
I don’t care about the ice. I want my WATER crushed. - Akiva
Crushed ... I'm one of those terrible ice eaters. - Shannon - GlassMistress
No dice. - NOT THE CRICKET
I don't like refrigerator ice. It always tastes off. Usually bagged ice in the freezer. - Eric - For You Wack MCs!
None for me, thanks. - CAJ hates pants
I prefer crushed ice or nothing. - Janet
It all depends on the size of the opening on the bottle. Cubes won't fit into everything. - April Russo
Cubes in a bottle, they melt slower. - Heather
Nice 15 year TiVo bottle you're showing off there... - Brian Johns
and "none", please. - Brian Johns
Sparky, that's the one every employee got from the Blue Moon Fifteen Party a month ago. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
i skip the ice and i refrigerate the bottle in advance. - Big Joe Silence
Cubed if it's for water in my water bottle. Crushed for everything else, including to eat all by itself. - Hookuh Tinypants
No ice. - Steven Perez from Android
Oh yeah - I forgot. I thought it was part of your gift basket. - Brian Johns
No ice. I used to drink room temp water when I lived in Vegas. - Jenny H. from Android
No ice. - Mark H
^ That's my reasoning for putting ice in my water bottle as well, except with running. Between the sun and the heat of my body, the water I carry gets disturbingly warm. The only exception is at the gym. For some reason ice-cold water isn't refreshing during a workout, so I just go room temp. But in general, ice in the water bottle (besides, the body burns more calories with ice water versus room temp :) - Hookuh Tinypants
Always cubes. I want the longer lasting cooling effect you get with the reduced surface area of cubes vs. crushed. - Ken Gidley
If you want a longer lasting cooling effect, fill the bottle partially and freeze it. A nice big block of ice in there would work better than a bunch of cubes, and since it's going in as a liquid, there is no issue about the size of the opening. ;) - April Russo
Winter adds bottle-shaped ice here. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
For water, no ice. For sugary drinks, crushed ice. - Amit Patel
no ice, nothing but coffee and water for me please - chaz2b
Cubed for endurance. Crushed for cooling efficiency. None for time efficiency. Preference doesn't matter. - Ross Miller from iPhone
How have I never known this before today?
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My car's indicator is in the middle photo -- it spells it out literally, but I never noticed before this morning, when my girlfriend Elizabeth told me about an Ellen DeGeneres routine regarding these indicator arrows. - Stephen Mack
You all knew about this years ago, right? - Stephen Mack
...yes. But Justin did not until about 6 months ago when I pointed it out. - Jenica
I know it, but I don't remember when I learned. Probably in a time period when I had to use rental cars a good bit. - ellbeecee
yes useful on rental cars - Steve C
No, we didn't all know about this years ago. Or maybe everybody else did... - Walt Crawford
I think I learned it here, on Friendfeed, a few months ago. - Betsy
Betsy, dang, I must have not opened my browser that day. - Stephen Mack
In my youth 55 - 59 Caddy hid their gas cap under the left tail light... http://blog.allstate.com/awesome... - WarLord
WarLord, I remember some Oldsmobile (?) from the '70s that one of my East coast relatives had, where the gas cap was behind the license plate. The greatest joy he had was to drive into a service station and wait as the attendant kept walking around and around the car trying to find it. (Edit: I see now this is mentioned in that blog post.) - Stephen Mack
Stephen: Because you apparently do not read Rhymes With Orange. Because she did a comic strip about this a week or two ago. :-) - Brian Johns
Sparky, true, I gave up comics when I stopped subscribing to the Merc. - Stephen Mack
I had no idea. I even used my sideviews to remember which side it's on. Confusing when you switch between cars and the tank is on the other side. - Anika
I will not question your intellect. 'Tis a mere detail. - Louis Gray
I learned many years ago when I rented a car & the agent pointed it out. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I had an issue this weekend where I was talking about my old car and promptly pulled up on the wrong side of the pump for the one I was actually driving. - Neal Krummell
I missed that day of school. My 2002 4Runner doesn't have a sided-ness indicator. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
This is awesome! - Janet
This came in handy today, driving a rental to the gas station. Of course, first I had to find the little gas pump icon as I'm coasting towards the pumps 'cause I didn't think of it before I got there. - Betsy
Screw the indicators. I want to know if Elizabeth is a girlfriend or a *girlfriend*. If you catch my drift. - Laura Norvig from iPhone
My 2003 Hyundai doesn't have them. - Jennifer Dittrich
Now I want a t-shirt but with the gas pump icon on it and the triangle-arrow pointing up toward my mouth. And inside the gas pump icon would be a tiny chicken leg silhouette. - Akiva
My dad told me this a few years ago - last month, when I told a guy friend, he said he'd never heard it before, which surprised me, as he usually seems to know these things way more than I do. - Corinne L
I always struggle to find that fucker. Thank you, Stephen! - Eivind
Judging by the number of donkeys I see at gas stations dragging the hose across their car to reach the fill spot, it's clear that MANY people do not know about this. - Ken Gidley
Ken: Or their fuel gauges aren't marked? I wonder what percentage of cars do use this system. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Laura has a valid point. =) - Yvonne from FFHound!
Is this a real thing, or an evolution of the pre-existing urban myth? You know, the one which states that the position of the hose on image of the pump itself tells you which side your filler cap is on. - Slippy: Potato Croquette
It's a real thing, and the arrows themselves became common early 2000's, but handle on the pump also works on most vehicles back through the 90's. I think there's only been one or two vehicles where it was wrong. - NOT THE CRICKET
So that was a real thing too? Now I have to figure out why I thought it wasn't. - Slippy: Potato Croquette
I don't think the handle on the pump one is true -- just the arrows. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
when did this convention begin? from which country? - Adriano
Could it be that the fact that this is an urban myth...is an urban myth? Is this the first urban metamyth? - Slippy: Potato Croquette
Stephen, I've definitely used the handle one in the past. If it's not true, it's been pretty consistent in effectively deducing side. (When the arrow isn't there.) - NOT THE CRICKET
I remember learning this from an issue of Reader's Digest. :) - Sucker DJ LB from Android
Norovirus. :((
Oh shit :( - joey
Sammy Thursday. His mom Friday. Sophie yesterday. Me today. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I'm sorry. Are they any better yet? It's awful having an entire house so ill. - joey
Yeah, all but Sophie and me are better. I bet it'll be done for me in 24 hours or less, just like theirs. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
But the issue is who else we gave it to. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Joey, funny thing is, it's been four different places -- my place, her place, on her camping trip, and at my brother's house. Ha ha :( - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I'm glad you all seem to have a very quick strain. Keep resting and hand-washing. How did you all make it so far without just collapsing? You have strong constitutions until the moment you don't? ;) - joey
Oh man, that sucks. I'm glad it's passing through quickly, though. - Spidra Webster
GAH! - Melly
Joey, yeah, I felt great until a few hours ago. I had the kids through Wednesday, then they got sick during their mom's turn to have custody on Thursday, but I helped out by watching Sammy on Friday, but he was all better by midday, so she took them camping and texted me a day later to say now Sophie was sick and none of this is interesting but I'm feverish so I'll prattle on ignore me was it always so warm in this room? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Gah! That can't be any fun at all! Feel better fast! - Shannon - GlassMistress
Ugh. That's an ugly one! I wish you all speedy recoveries! - Jenny H. from Android
I'll say a prayer for you this morning in church. ;^) - Friar Will
:-( - Stephan Planken from iPhone
I hope you feel better soon, Stephen! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Feel better! My best friend had norovirus starting Friday night, but she lives in Hawaii. - Meg VMeg
Yikes! - Akiva
:( - Janet
Nooooooo - lris
Oh man... - Anika
:( - Louis Gray
That went through the elementary school this month. Matthew had it for 24 hours. - Louis Gray
:-( At least it seems like it's passing *cough* quickly. Hope you all are feeling 100% soon. - vicster: full-bodied
Get better soon! - imabonehead from Android
How's the household doing? - Anne Bouey
I'm home and in bed; I'd say about 75% better (no more fever or vomiting or diarrhea, just weak). Sophie and Sammy are camping with their mom. Sophie is apparently doing the same as me. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Louis, the rest of you escaped? Well done! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Glad you're improving. :) - Anne Bouey
@Stephen, when Matthew was sick, I did all I could to avoid him. - Louis Gray
:( - Eivind from Android
Did u stay at my in laws? - Steve C
For $29.95, I'll infect the household of your choice. $39.95 for in laws. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
*slaps down credit card* How much time you got? - Hookuh Tinypants
That sucks! We were looking forward to this awesome relaxing weekend and we're home bound, too. At least you don't have to take care of you AND the kids. Hope you feel better soon and let me know if I can help in any way. I'd LOVE to get out of the house today. =) - Yvonne from FFHound!
Thanks, Yvonne. 90% better. And I'll be off to pick up the kids at 5:30. I don't need anything at present except fluids and rest. Anything you guys need? I'm contagious for another day or two, but I can drop off things. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Even after being ill, you still volunteer to bring us stuff. Best. Friend. Ever. - Yvonne from FFHound!
How are you feeling today? Hope you're on the mend? - Halil
Thanks Halil, all better, and no longer contagious today (in theory). - Stephen Mack
A couple of years ago when Laura Norvig told me on FF that my kids would get sick on Tuesday on our Tahoe vacation because I had been sick on Sunday, i thought she was a magician. But she just knew the pattern of Norovirus. I must say, reading the wiki page about it explained so much. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki... - Stephen Mack
I'm doing an industry best standards survey for uptime measurement. If you work on service uptime measurement yourself, or know who at your company in operations or IT who measures uptime, would you be willing to discuss your measurement techniques with me?
(I'm interested in if your service uptime measurement follows any standards such as ITIL, if you use a seat-minutes model or a minutes down per period model, and what standards you use to determine if an outage counts against uptime or not.) - Stephen Mack
Not sure how helpful it is, but at my last job (pre Jan this year) running the IT for an enterprise SaaS, our SLA specified uptime used the minutes down per period (specifically, 4 hours(!) per month). We counted all outages not directly caused by the client themselves as periods of unavailability. We checked every 15 seconds to ensure a suite of pages returned an HTTP 200 in under a... more... - Mark Trapp
Mark, that's very helpful, thanks. - Stephen Mack
Discharged!
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Tired Sophie is tired. But much better. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
FREEDOM!!! - vicster: full-bodied
Yay!!! What a rough ride. Big hugs all round xoxoxox - Melly
Her nurse Kari (pictured) was super awesome. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Glad to hear she can go home and that she is feeling better. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Sleep well tonight, Sophie! You, too, Stephen! :) - Anne Bouey
\(^_^)/ - Eivind from Android
She's asleep! Me next. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
**hugs** to you both. Sleep well! - Jennifer Dittrich
Good Night.... Take care little angle..... - Callpanipat
Hopefully you will all get a good night rest. - Stephan Planken
How's she doing now? - Spidra Webster
Spidra, she's as if nothing had happened. No idea how scared some of us were. She's doing great. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
The plural of anecdotes is not data, it's anecdoteses.
Anecdota, the next big game from Valve. - Mark Trapp from iPhone
I don't know if I'll remember that in my anecdotage. - Spidra Webster
My anectatertots are delicious. Or so someone told me. - Akiva
Mairzy doats and anec doats and liddle lamzy divey. - Stephen Mack
Anecdotatas? Wait…. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Anecgoatse. >_> - Jenny H. from Android
the plural of anecdotes is old folks' home - Pete
Mairzydotes and anecdotes and little lambs eat ivy.... - Spidra Webster
Avoiding the computer terms "Master" and "Slave" - http://bcomposes.wordpress.com/2013...
Avoiding the computer terms "Master" and "Slave"
At work on Friday, during a morning meeting discussing outages, one of the newer members of the team made the request that we stop using the words "master" and "slave" for server configurations. I thought this request was perfectly reasonable. - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
The link is to Jason Baldridge's essay on the topic, "When words are racially insensitive." I think his concluding paragraph is insightful: "Some people seem to get quite offended by statements like “word X is racist in such-and-such context, so don’t use it that way.” Why? My guess is that quite often the offended person thinks “I’m not racist, but I’ve used that word in that way, so... more... - Stephen Mack
In 2003, L.A. County made headlines after their purchasing department sent a memo to vendors requesting different words: http://edition.cnn.com/2003... "Faced with an avalanche of complaints from vendors and the general public, Sandoval told Reuters in an interview that his memo was intended as 'nothing more than a request' and not an ultimatum or policy... more... - Stephen Mack
An attempt to discuss on Stack Exchange went nowhere: http://programmers.stackexchange.com/questio... - Stephen Mack
This forum post on the Blacks in Technology site had some interesting discussion: https://www.blacksintechnology.net/communi... - Stephen Mack
Most sites posting about the L.A. County request from 2003 thought it was ridiculous, as exemplified by the comments on this post from Joel on Software: http://discuss.fogcreek.com/joelons... - Stephen Mack
I just discussed master/slave configurations with PLC networks. Changing the terminology would lead to confusion unless the entire industry would agree. And even then, there would still be legacy equipment for many decades. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Every now and then I found bugs posted for specific software saying the code should be updated to remove that terminology, but those bugs generally were rejected. - Stephen Mack
And then there's Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r... - Stephen Mack
Oh man, my name is on that Programmers Stack Exchange question! If I recall (it was three years ago), I voted to close it because people were just guessing and arguing about whether it was PC in the comments instead of providing any expert opinion. Stack Overflow has the same question with what I believe is the correct term pair these days, parent/child, with other generally acceptable alternatives: http://stackoverflow.com/questio... - Mark Trapp
I have to admit, my brain immediately went with "dom" and "sub" (it's still hierarchical, but in theory, it's a completely consensual relationship) but I don't know if BDSM practitioners would appreciate the appropriation. But in general, I really don't know why people have such an incredible problem with someone requesting "Could you please not use those words around me?" You certainly don't have to comply, but you also don't get to dictate how people will feel about you not acceding to such a request. - Victor Ganata
I wonder why motherboard/daughterboard stuck but that relationship concept didn't transfer to other similar hierarchies in IT. - Victor Ganata
Stephan, he proposed "primary" and "secondary" for our own internal use, which I think would be accurate terminology and not very confusing. Granted, the legacy equipment would be there, but it would be phased out over time possibly. Remember when SATA drives always were making you set them as master or slave? I'm glad we don't have to deal with that technology any more -- and that the terminology also has expired is just a bonus. - Stephen Mack
I like Primary/Secondary, better than parent/child, considering parent/child is more prominently hierarchical. - NOT THE CRICKET
Mark, that's funny you're on that question! I think about how there are all these leaves on the tree, some with our names painted on it (a metaphor from an old Roger Zelazny book). Whenever I run across some old site with some old comment from me, I think about that. - Stephen Mack
Victor: Good question with motherboard/daughterboard. - Stephen Mack
Victor: Generally, if someone asks me to not use particularly terminology because they find it offensive, I will comply regardless of whether or not I think it's offensive to me, because I prefer not to offend others. So what you write makes sense and resonates with me. - Stephen Mack
Jimminy, yeah, plus then you get into "killing children" or whatever... :) - Stephen Mack
Of course I don't care when intent is clearly in a different context. I've just had way too many stupid requests to about stuff of questionable insensitivity; I was once asked to stop referring to black mana in MtG as black because that was apparently offensive. - NOT THE CRICKET
I agree Stephen that it would eventually phase out. Except industrial equipment tends to lasts many decades. But primary/secondary would not adequately describe the relationship where a master rules the bus and a slave responds to a request from a master. But I guess it could be a matter of having large companies push any new terminology. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
it's alot like life, this bus that we're on... - Big Joe Silence
Some pushback at work at the proposal to change the terminology. These will be some interesting discussions. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Male/female connectors are on their way, it's a matter of months - Craiv
Last night I had sweet bread for the first time. #saturdayff
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It was delicious. Chewy. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
On Christopher Evan Welch’s Last "Silicon Valley" Episode [Vulture] - http://www.vulture.com/2014...
On Christopher Evan Welch’s Last "Silicon Valley" Episode [Vulture]
From the article: "Last night's Silicon Valley was Christopher Evan Welch's last. Because after shooting five episodes playing the show's best and most interesting character, Welch couldn't go on, as a result of complications stemming from the cancer that would eventually kill him." - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
Very sad. RIP. His portrayal of this character really was brilliant. - Stephen Mack
Wow, had no idea. Easily the best character on the show. - Mark Trapp
Such a flexible actor -- he had such a wide range: http://www.imdb.com/name... - Stephen Mack
He was amazing. - Laura Norvig from iPhone
I actually didn't like his character until the Burger King scene and then suddenly it all made sense. - Akiva
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