Snack at the movie theater: Large diet coke, chicken sausage with baguette, large popcorn with butter

Ate Snack at the movie theater: Large diet coke, chicken sausage with baguette, large popcorn with butter

Snack at the movie theater: Large diet coke, chicken sausage with baguette, large popcorn with butter

Reply to What Was Known by Jim Groom

Replied to What Was Known by Jim Groom (bavatuesdays)
...the issue for me was Known was contextless for social media. I often post across various sites in response to things and share my photos as part of a conversation, so doing it through Known seemed a bit like working in a vacuum. I use Twitter less and less for discussion, so I wonder if I would feel different about this now, but what I wanted from Known was a way to also view and respond to Tweets, Facebooks statuses, photos on Flickr, Instagram, etc. A kind of reader for my content that would collapse those various conversations for me, and I could respond through my Known as if I was within those apps. I increasingly thought Known would make an awesome read//write feed reader if it had such a feature. The main reason Known fell by the wayside for me was I was not using it to publish in all these spaces, rather doing it post-facto if at all. Does that make sense?

Interestingly, Known had a lot of these features hidden in code under the hood. Sadly they weren’t all built out. It in fact, did have much of a reader (something which Ben indicated they were going to take out of the v1.0 release to slim down the code since it wasn’t being used). It also had a follow/following block of code (and even a bookmarklet at /account/settings/following) so you could follow specific sites and easily add them to your reader. Also unbeknownst to most was a built-in notifications UI which could have been found at /account/notifications.

It’s a shame that they put many of these half-built features on hold in their pivot to focus on the education market and creating a viable cash flow based company as this is the half that most CMSs lack. (If you think about what makes Twitter and Facebook both popular and really simple, I think it is that they’re 95% excellent feed readers with 5% built-in posting interfaces.)

I’ve managed to replace some of that missing functionality with Woodwind, a reader at http://woodwind.xyz, which one could connect with Known to do the reading and then integrate the posting, commenting, and replies to complete the loop. I do have a few very serious developer friends who are endeavoring to make this specific feed reader portion of the equation much easier to implement (and even self-host) to make the hurdle of this problem far lower, but I suspect it’ll be another 3-6 months before a usable product comes out of the process. For those looking to get more social into their feed readers, I often recommend Ryan Barrett’s appspot tools including https://twitter-atom.appspot.com/ which has instructions for extracting content from Twitter via Atom/RSS. It includes links at the bottom of the page for doing similar things with Facebook, Instagram and Google+ as well.

Interestingly there are now enough moving pieces (plugins) in the WordPress community to recreate all of the functionality Known has, one just needs to install them all separately and there are even a few different options for various portions depending on one’s needs. This includes adding reply contexts for social media as well as  both the ability to syndicate posts to multiple social sites for interaction as well as getting the comments, etc. backfeed from those social sites back into the comments section of your post the way Known did. Sadly, the feed reader problem still exists, but it may soon be greatly improved.

Ate Dinner: Steakhouse blue burger with sweet potato fries and a diet coke (2 refills) and topped off with a chocolate fudge ice cream sundae.
I blew it and didn't get a photo of the burger which was quite beautiful.

Dinner at Twohey’s: Steakhouse blue burger with sweet potato fries and a diet coke (2 refills) and topped off with a chocolate fudge ice cream sundae. I blew it and didn’t get a photo of the burger which was quite beautiful.

 

Checkin Twohey’s Restaurant

Checked into Twohey's Restaurant

Apparently they’re closing this location on January 31st! Not sure where they’re moving to afterwards.

It was a painful experience tonight as the expected wait time of 20-30 minutes went to over an hour and clocked in at about an hour and a half before we were served. I’ve been a couple of times a year always saying that “maybe it will be as good as it ‘used to'” but every time I’m kidding myself and swear I’ll never return. Sadly after such terrible wait times, the burger I ordered came out lukewarm and had to be sent back. Worse, they apparently threw it into a microwave to fix the problem. I suppose this is to be expected from what is primarily a Sysco sourced operation. I’d have been better off with the In-N-Out next door.

I won’t be returning.

Tonight I had the steakhouse blue burger with sweet potato fries and a diet coke (2 refills) and topped it off with a chocolate fudge ice cream sundae. I blew it and didn’t get a photo of the burger which was at least good looking.

📺 “Tin Star” The Kid (S1, E2)

Watched Tin Star: The Kid (S1, E2) from Amazon
Directed by Marc Jobst. With Tim Roth, Christina Hendricks, Genevieve O'Reilly, Abigail Lawrie. Wracked with guilt, Jim attempts to bury his grief by continuing with the murder investigation of Dr Susan Bouchard. Instinctively believing it's connected to his own tragic loss.

This somehow seems even more brutal than the first episode. I’m still not quite sure where it’s going or what all the characters’ motivations are. I may dip into it again in a week or so, but I may just give up here.

Watched via Amazon Prime on Television with Fire TV stick

📺 “Tin Star” Fun and (S)Laughter (S1, E1)

Watched Tin Star: Fun and (S)Laughter (S1, E1) from Amazon
Directed by Rowan Joffe. With Tim Roth, Christina Hendricks, Genevieve O'Reilly, Abigail Lawrie. An alcoholic small-town police chief's life is shattered by unspeakable tragedy.

Both an unexpected beginning and a twist for an unexpected ending.

I’m not sure there’s enough character development in the first episode to have a lot of clue where this is going and why I should care. But it is Tim Roth, so we’ll give it a chance, but a slim one because it is psychologically brutal.

Watched via Amazon Prime on Television with Fire TV stick

📺 “Bosch” The Sea King (S3, E10)

Watched Bosch, The Sea King (S3, E10) from Amazon
Directed by Ernest R. Dickerson. With Titus Welliver, Jamie Hector, Amy Aquino, Madison Lintz. Bosch's relentless pursuit in the Meadows case reaches a climax. Bosch and Edgar talk about a startling discovery. An unexpected visitor drops in on Bosch and Maddie. Harry learns that his history is far from settled.

The tie up at the end felt a bit too quick and somewhat unsatisfying. They have set us up with some more plot to lead into season 4 however…

Watched via Amazon Prime on Television with Fire TV stick