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posted by loquacious to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:48 AM (125 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

Any meetup. Please do feel free to point out the good shit to those of us following from home. Much obliged.
posted by loquacious at 12:54 AM on July 20, 2009 [1 favorite]


FWIW, we have "add photos" links on each city's home page of the ten site, but there's no way to spot new ones, so one free-for-all list here would be good (just remember to add links to the city meetup you attended).
posted by mathowie (staff) at 1:29 AM on July 20, 2009


Honolulu, Hawaii.
posted by kanuck at 2:05 AM on July 20, 2009


London, UK, both Friday and Saturday iterations. Includes Wii-playing, food porn and 1 (one) cat.

I've also got a bit of video, which I'll try to put on the tubes as soon as I can find the time.
posted by flashboy at 3:19 AM on July 20, 2009


Thanks loquacious! I meant to try this yesterday but got a bit caught up in the cricket.
posted by i_cola at 3:33 AM on July 20, 2009


Photos tagged with 'Mefi10' on Flickr.
posted by Happy Dave at 3:34 AM on July 20, 2009 [2 favorites]


Photos tagged with 'Mefi10' on Flickr.
(1,156 uploads)

I'm hoping peeps added city tags too!
posted by i_cola at 4:02 AM on July 20, 2009


pb: the little photo icon doesn't show up beside 10th anniversary meet-up threads which have pictures.
posted by gman at 4:09 AM on July 20, 2009


My photos from the Pittsburgh meetup.
posted by octothorpe at 4:37 AM on July 20, 2009


Sydney, Australia. It was an amazing winter's day - beautiful and warm and sunny.
posted by web-goddess at 4:56 AM on July 20, 2009


I have photos. How about a tour of Ithaca, NY?
posted by Eideteker at 5:00 AM on July 20, 2009


Washington, DC
posted by orrnyereg at 5:11 AM on July 20, 2009


Wish I could've made it to one of the meet ups. I am somewhat disappointed that I didn't see at least one "women love DaShiv" picture (yet).
posted by plinth at 5:25 AM on July 20, 2009


Another DC set of pics
posted by ShawnString at 5:48 AM on July 20, 2009


Freshly uploaded: Philadelphia!
posted by youarenothere at 6:08 AM on July 20, 2009


Man i wish i could have come back to the science club bit. On the other hand, i now have truly abysmal facial hair that probably would have broken people's cameras with its atrocity.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 6:09 AM on July 20, 2009


Lexington, KY: Not many of them because we were too busy talking/laughing. Good times! (Really!)
posted by hecho de la basura at 6:09 AM on July 20, 2009


Indianapolis, Indiana
posted by pjern at 6:32 AM on July 20, 2009


Pics from the Chicago Block Party. Plus eamondaly has some great video shoutouts and the Sock Puppet Pageant. And misskaz has some late night Chicago MeFi karaoke action.
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 6:48 AM on July 20, 2009


Here are my shots from Vancouver, BC.

This shot is how we ended up taking turns putting a fish into our pants.
posted by heeeraldo at 7:15 AM on July 20, 2009


I compensate for my lack of photography skill with my ability to convince people to shotgun beers for the camera.
posted by little e at 7:16 AM on July 20, 2009


As much as I love me some Flickr, this is where Flickr falls short - quick, easy viewing of large numbers of photos. Check out CoolIris as an amazing plug-in that solves this problem.

Sacramento, held in Davis, fell through. I mean, I went, but the organizer and other attendees didn't make it.
posted by geekyguy at 7:22 AM on July 20, 2009


Boston! We give Beantown a whole new meaning! Portland, ME coming soon.
posted by DiscourseMarker at 7:26 AM on July 20, 2009 [1 favorite]


Here's the only relevant pic from the Birminham, Alabama meet-up. There were six of us and we enjoyed ourselves thoroughly.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 7:33 AM on July 20, 2009


Mountain View, California.

There would have been more photos, but I accidentally turned the auto-focus off on my camera and was too impaired to figure out why it wouldn't focus anymore. Guh.
posted by ambrosia at 7:39 AM on July 20, 2009


Here's a good set of L.A. pics, from the cookout to the cupcakes to the Formosa.
posted by Bookhouse at 7:44 AM on July 20, 2009


Mine from New Orleans. More to come when I get home from work.
posted by y6y6y6 at 7:57 AM on July 20, 2009


Opps.... The Flickr group for the New Orleans meetup.
posted by y6y6y6 at 8:01 AM on July 20, 2009


I have pictures from the Columbus, OH meet-up I'm sitting on because A) they came out terribly and B) someone else had to bring a camera, right? and C) I have four thousand other photos from this weekend to upload, between the Alice in Wonderland party on Friday and the sticky sweaty underground electronica show after the meetup. Columbus kiddies, does anyone actually want to see these underexposed and red-eye-ridden shots I managed to get while running for my bus?

I did manage to document what I looked like after doing my damned best to bogart as much of the $100 bar tab as I could.
posted by Juliet Banana at 8:16 AM on July 20, 2009 [1 favorite]


I am somewhat disappointed that I didn't see at least one "women love DaShiv"

Pretty sure NOLA has one of these. Not totally sure the relevant gender is female. Actually, there is a lot I am not sure about this morning, blearily heading towards home. Here is my one group shot photo (and a few more), I'll upload the rest this evening.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:23 AM on July 20, 2009


photos from denver are here, taken by -t. I have to say, I think this one is my favorite.
posted by peachfuzz at 8:26 AM on July 20, 2009


The Original Portland!
posted by DiscourseMarker at 8:39 AM on July 20, 2009


I can't see the Boston ones. You guys ever think of using flash? Jeez.
posted by Astro Zombie at 9:02 AM on July 20, 2009 [8 favorites]


The blue and yellow balloons in Dublin were an excellent idea. *files away for later*
posted by ambrosia at 9:34 AM on July 20, 2009


Dublin represents. There were six of us, which meant everyone got two metafilter cupcakes and 1.75 metafilter balloons (which worked out about as well as you'd expect it to. BANG)
posted by DarlingBri at 9:38 AM on July 20, 2009


South Pole dude/dudette added a photo!
posted by gman at 9:45 AM on July 20, 2009 [6 favorites]


Throwin' up the shocker. Nice.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:46 AM on July 20, 2009 [1 favorite]


Toronto:

FishBike's
tehloki's
5_13_23_42_69_666's
joeclark's

chunking express is supposed to deliver his plethora later today.
posted by gman at 9:55 AM on July 20, 2009


Plate of beans.
posted by ostranenie at 10:40 AM on July 20, 2009


San Diego
posted by booknerd at 10:48 AM on July 20, 2009


Plate of Beantown.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 11:09 AM on July 20, 2009


A few from Dallas. Our wonderful server took the group shots for us.
posted by dejah420 at 11:11 AM on July 20, 2009


I am now officially sad to see that the picture of my flipping off Horace Rumpole (in the most loving way possible) is not up yet.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 11:15 AM on July 20, 2009


My Los Angeles photos

I can do a whole photo series on people lighting cigarettes.
posted by mrzarquon at 11:28 AM on July 20, 2009 [1 favorite]


What's with the bikini clad woman in the background of those Dallas pics? Local custom?
posted by Chuckles at 11:44 AM on July 20, 2009


More Original Portland. We had a squirrel show up also. And it did happen, cuz I got a pic.
posted by Marie Mon Dieu at 11:49 AM on July 20, 2009


Throwin' up the shocker. Nice.

Throwin' up the shocker. Shocker.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 11:52 AM on July 20, 2009 [1 favorite]


What's with the bikini clad woman in the background of those Dallas pics? Local custom?

That's clearly some dinner-time bellydancin'.
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:54 AM on July 20, 2009


Juliet: yes, please!
posted by lohmannn at 12:12 PM on July 20, 2009


I am thinking New York is still collectively too hungover to upload anything.
posted by Dormant Gorilla at 12:20 PM on July 20, 2009 [4 favorites]


cortex: "What's with the bikini clad woman in the background of those Dallas pics? Local custom?

That's clearly some dinner-time bellydancin'.
"

Yep, I have video, to be uploaded.
posted by pineapple at 12:32 PM on July 20, 2009


My Chicago shots.
Lee's Chicago shots.
Zerobyproxy's Chicago shots.
Misskaz's Chicago shots.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 12:40 PM on July 20, 2009


I am thinking New York is still collectively too hungover to upload anything. (Dormant Gorilla)

It is Monday and I'm still carrying around a 1-liter bottle of water. My dehydration was fierce.
posted by ocherdraco at 12:47 PM on July 20, 2009


>Juliet: yes, please!

Aww, I can't resist a please. I really was running out the door when I took them (I had to sprint after the last bus of the night to get down to Skylab) so they don't do justice to the real-life hawtness of Columbus mefites.
posted by Juliet Banana at 12:54 PM on July 20, 2009


I am now officially sad to see that the picture of my flipping off Horace Rumpole (in the most loving way possible) is not up yet.

Happy to oblige.
posted by DiscourseMarker at 12:55 PM on July 20, 2009


Also, here's a little animated danb hot bean action.
posted by DiscourseMarker at 1:16 PM on July 20, 2009 [1 favorite]


I am thinking New York is still collectively too hungover to upload anything.

The smart ones among us solved that problem by simply continuing to drink.
posted by jonmc at 1:19 PM on July 20, 2009


Hey, jonmc! Long time no c!
posted by languagehat at 1:24 PM on July 20, 2009


That's clearly some dinner-time bellydancin'.

Sittin' there eating in peace, all of a sudden getting hip-checked into one's Ilexander kebab, mocking sound of finger cymbals receding in the distance. Traumatic.
posted by ormondsacker at 1:32 PM on July 20, 2009


Checking my flickr stats, I see that people are checking out the picture of a shot of rum but not carrying forward so here is the picture of me with a fish in my pants.
posted by heeeraldo at 1:32 PM on July 20, 2009


Mine from the Richmond, VA meetup

Rainbaby also took photos.
posted by emelenjr at 1:37 PM on July 20, 2009


The smart ones among us solved that problem by simply continuing to drink.

If I'd managed to follow through with that till about...this morning, I might be ok.
posted by Dormant Gorilla at 1:43 PM on July 20, 2009


A few more D.C. Kogod Courtyard meetup (the earlier, baby friendly part of the day) photos here.
posted by onlyconnect at 1:46 PM on July 20, 2009


Well, DG, I've got today off, plus my laundromat died, so, what the hell...
posted by jonmc at 1:53 PM on July 20, 2009


Juliet Banana said: I did manage to document what I looked like after doing my damned best to bogart as much of the $100 bar tab as I could.

Man, Dallas didn't get a tab subsidy. I'm sad now. Think of all the extra belly dancers we could have gotten...we could really have traumatized ormondsacker AND his kebab!
posted by dejah420 at 2:15 PM on July 20, 2009


Just a few from DC here, plus documentary evidence of my glittery blue fingernails.
posted by JoanArkham at 2:19 PM on July 20, 2009


The smart ones among us solved that problem by simply continuing to drink.

But, Brain, isn't that the same thing we do every day while trying not to take over the world?

(Yo. Welcome back.)
posted by loquacious at 2:33 PM on July 20, 2009


Dallas photo now with more belly dancer.
posted by YoBananaBoy at 2:42 PM on July 20, 2009 [1 favorite]


^ Plz note trauma.
posted by ormondsacker at 3:12 PM on July 20, 2009 [2 favorites]


Well, DG, I've got today off, plus my laundromat died, so, what the hell...

Yeah, I had to take a short break for work but I think I'll start back up again now, seeing as how I can already feel my liver anyway.
posted by Dormant Gorilla at 3:20 PM on July 20, 2009


Still getting that weird mefi javascript page when I try to put the Flickr link on the meetup page -- this time from my computer at work. Bah!

So, once more, here they are of Ocean Beach, San Francisco.
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord at 3:30 PM on July 20, 2009


Orrrrlaaaandooo!!
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 3:44 PM on July 20, 2009


Sydney, Australia. My pics don't appear in the tag streams e.g. this doesn't appear in mefi10tab. Why would that be?
posted by tellurian at 3:48 PM on July 20, 2009


A few more from the Durham meetup here.
posted by Pater Aletheias at 4:27 PM on July 20, 2009


chunking posted another good set of Toronto photos. I am not responsible for what I said to that reporter.
posted by gman at 4:46 PM on July 20, 2009


Mine from Washington, DC (Bonus party at Science Club)
posted by terrapin at 4:54 PM on July 20, 2009


Happy Tenth Birthday, MetaFilter. Thanks for the journey.
posted by ColdChef at 5:07 PM on July 20, 2009 [1 favorite]


More from New Orleans - heavy on food porn, if you're into that sort of thing.
posted by tizzie at 5:29 PM on July 20, 2009


I seriously don't think I've ever had such nice meetup photos taken as in this set, from VikingSword's wife. DaShiv can suck it! (come back to LA, ladies love lost lamb DaShiv)
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 6:16 PM on July 20, 2009


New yrok...izzz...where the photos arfrr? Ow.
posted by Skygazer at 6:33 PM on July 20, 2009


Here's a little portrait series from DC.
posted by TheGoldenOne at 7:13 PM on July 20, 2009 [2 favorites]


Sad I didn't get a picture of eamondaly's sweet-ass Metafilter flag.
posted by jtron at 9:04 PM on July 20, 2009


There were just four mefites out at Tucson, and one soon-to-be member. But we had a blast discussing pescatarianism, Tucson, meteor showers and Harry Potter
posted by lizjohn at 11:01 PM on July 20, 2009


Polaroids from the SF meetup! While it may look like a negative 30 year anniversary party, trust me, this meetup was held in the present day.
posted by zsazsa at 11:58 PM on July 20, 2009


That's true zsazsa, it's like a time warp. Loving the light seep.
posted by tellurian at 12:30 AM on July 21, 2009


The fedora meme was in effect in Portland. This photo of DW came out reasonably well.
posted by Tube at 12:54 AM on July 21, 2009


I can't believe I just looked at about 50 photos of strangers thinking about beans.
posted by handee at 3:13 AM on July 21, 2009 [1 favorite]


Thanks for the MeFiMoney mathowie. I'm still puzzled as to why our tab doesn't appear in the tag stream though.
posted by tellurian at 7:09 AM on July 21, 2009


Some photos: Milwaukee, Chicago .

This is eamondaly's view of us, this is us looking at him.
posted by quin at 7:48 AM on July 21, 2009


I took so many photos I can't believe it but I think I'll stand behind this one as summing up the whole weekend fairly well.
posted by mygothlaundry at 9:52 AM on July 21, 2009


Gah, I made no photos but dammit, someone must have captured the film star owls at Motty's gig on sunday, I was too busy squeeing with glee to whip out my camera.
posted by freya_lamb at 10:10 AM on July 21, 2009 [1 favorite]


Last night I sat down and watched the entire mefi10 tag slideshow on Flickr. On standard settings it took about 80 minutes. I recommend it, it's fun.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 10:12 AM on July 21, 2009


Someone needs to take the slideshow jessamyn is taking about and put it to Green Day's Good Riddance. It'll be like every high school slide show from 1997 till today!
posted by Loto at 10:45 AM on July 21, 2009


I am now officially sad to see that the picture of my flipping off Horace Rumpole (in the most loving way possible) is not up yet.

Happy to oblige.


That is the AWESOMEST photo ever. Were I not, y'know, flipping the bird, it would totally be my default profile pic on EVERYTHING.

For context: I sat down to chat with nat and danb and some other folks and Horace told me that I had to move because I was sitting in the beanplating chair. (I did move ten seconds later, that regularly scheduled beanplating could continue. I'm only a semi-jerk, not a total jerk.)
posted by grapefruitmoon at 10:48 AM on July 21, 2009


JONMC! We were talking about you in Boston and how we hadn't seen you around these parts! You've been missed!
posted by grapefruitmoon at 10:49 AM on July 21, 2009


Oh yeah? Well...Miguel came to New Orleans.
posted by ColdChef at 2:15 PM on July 21, 2009


Where are the St Louis pictures?
posted by jedicus at 2:17 PM on July 21, 2009


That Miguel and this Miguel are not the same.
posted by tellurian at 5:20 PM on July 21, 2009



JONMC! We were talking about you in Boston and how we hadn't seen you around these parts! You've been missed!


C'mon...did you really think I'd let the 10th anniversary happen without me. I even brought friends to the party.
posted by jonmc at 5:55 PM on July 21, 2009


This kid and this kid and another unpictured dude. The former kid (the one with the big plugs)got a 'hawt' flickr comment from a male mefite, but he prefers the chicks. The other one (with the glasses, spent awhile dancing up a storm with salamandrous, but he's all about the dudes, as the say. Life is funny.
posted by jonmc at 6:02 PM on July 21, 2009


That Miguel and this Miguel are not the same. (tellurian)

I, too, am confused by the apparent Miguel discrepancy. Plz explain?
posted by ocherdraco at 7:15 PM on July 21, 2009


It is a hilarious joke, is what.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:17 PM on July 21, 2009


Well, here's everything that was on my camera, minus the 20 or so that were grey fuzzy blurs- NYC
posted by Dormant Gorilla at 7:35 PM on July 21, 2009


Holy crap. If you are a photosensitive epileptic, you probably shouldn't watch the second video tellurian linked.
posted by jedicus at 8:09 PM on July 21, 2009


Holy crap. If you are a photosensitive epileptic, you probably shouldn't watch the second video tellurian linked.

I'm not even remotely epileptic that I'm aware of and that video almost gave me problems.

Yikes! Flip, flip, flip, flip, flip, etc.
posted by lilywing13 at 1:34 AM on July 22, 2009


Steady on. Let's not shoot the messenger. If chicken fucking, spouse increasing [Had to have @pbausch up the "links to limit" on MeFi because I have now met too many people. #mefi #mefi10] and epilepsy inducing moderators can't get together to have fun. Where are we?
posted by tellurian at 6:31 AM on July 22, 2009


Actually, I can't be bothered to go back and fix that. Goodnight.
posted by tellurian at 6:48 AM on July 22, 2009


I'm glad I read the thread before watching the video. "Having a seizure" wasn't on my list of things to do today, maybe tomorrow.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 1:45 PM on July 22, 2009


That's weird
posted by tellurian at 6:51 PM on July 22, 2009


tellurian, I am really not getting you. Why did you just link to your own comment?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:23 PM on July 22, 2009


Here's why.
posted by eamondaly at 8:50 PM on July 22, 2009


tellurian, I am really not getting you. Why did you just link to your own comment?
I'll try and explain but I don't know if I'll be able to clearly.
The link I messed up - chicken fucking, spouse increasing [Had to have @pbausch up the "links to limit" on MeFi because I have now met too many people. #mefi #mefi10] and - is behaving weirdly. It keeps changing where it points to. This morning it went to grapefruitmoon's comment. After I noticed that and made the - That's weird - comment, it then went to - http://metatalk.metafilter.com/17989/We-have-cameras#666463 - pointing back to the comment I was writing!
As I write this comment and view source this is what it shows:
If <a href="">chicken fucking, spouse increasing <small>[Had to have @pbausch up the "links to limit" on MeFi because I have now met too many people. #mefi #mefi10] </small>and <a href="http://metatalk.metafilter.com/13294/Miguel-Cardoso-Interview">epilepsy inducing</a> moderators can't get together to have fun. Where are we?</a>
What happens if I link to it again - Link to http://metatalk.metafilter.com/17989/We-have-cameras#66619?
posted by tellurian at 11:54 PM on July 22, 2009


Doh! that should be - http://metatalk.metafilter.com/17989/We-have-cameras#666192
posted by tellurian at 11:59 PM on July 22, 2009


Okay, now (for me) the chicken fucking, spouse increasing [Had to have @pbausch up the "links to limit" on MeFi because I have now met too many people. #mefi #mefi10] and link is pointing to - http://metatalk.metafilter.com/17989/We-have-cameras. Also, the link is always dark blue (unvisited). Am I just having a senior moment here?
posted by tellurian at 12:07 AM on July 23, 2009


See what I mean. If you click on the chicken fucking, spouse increasing [Had to have @pbausch up the "links to limit" on MeFi because I have now met too many people. #mefi #mefi10] and link, it goes to the last comment in the thread.
posted by tellurian at 3:56 AM on July 23, 2009


Damn, on preview it did but on posting it goes to - http://metatalk.metafilter.com/17989/We-have-cameras.
posted by tellurian at 4:00 AM on July 23, 2009


Nested 'a href' does my head in.
posted by tellurian at 4:04 AM on July 23, 2009


The mystery is that your original fucked-up link is just, as you note, blank in the source; your browser interprets that as a relative link (since it doesn't start with http:// or such and so is not an absolute link) to nowhere in particular (since there's no content to the link that would indicate a local directory-and-filename to fetch), which translates to a link to exactly the page you're already on.

Which means if you view it from a fresh load of this thread, it looks like it's linking to this thread. If you view it from a comment anchor in this thread, it links there. From recent activity? It links to recent activity. Etc.

But unless you intentionally view it from a few different places and make the connection, it can seem like a magical ever-changin' mystery link if you haven't run into it before.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:33 AM on July 23, 2009


Nested a-href? ! ? !
What did you expect it to do?
posted by handee at 9:27 AM on July 23, 2009


Metafilter: a magical ever-changin' mystery link
posted by ocherdraco at 9:31 AM on July 23, 2009


After several readings I still can't wrap my head around your explanation, so I'm going to grasp at your last sentence.
How do I intentionally view it from a few different places and make the connection, so that it doesn't seem like a magical ever-changin' mystery link that I haven't run into before?
N.B. The link (for me) currently points to your comment. That would be consistent, yes?
posted by tellurian at 9:34 AM on July 23, 2009


That was for cortex if it's not clear, handee and ocherdraco weren't on the horizon.
handee - it was a mistake on my part and so didn't expect anything.
posted by tellurian at 9:39 AM on July 23, 2009


That would be consistent, yeah, if you clicked into the thread by clicking on my comment from recent activity, because that made the url up in your browser's address bar be the address for my comment:

http://metatalk.metafilter.com/17989/We-have-cameras#666523

Because your link was effectively <a href="">, the browser said "oh shit, the href is blank, so I should just treat this as saying <a href="[whatever address i'm already at]">, and, blammo, my comment is the link it points to.

How you intentionally view it from different places is tricky; you can't view the comment from recent activity anymore, since you've already commented again in this thread and so that broken comment is out of the RA's view of the thread for you. Boh!

But you can click on other people's comment timestamps in here, and each time the link displayed by your broken comment should reflect that new with-#xxxxxx-anchor-text url.

Or you could change the url stub on the thread by replacing "We-have-cameras" with like something else and the blank link will show that.

In essence, the "blank links link to the current page" thing is a side effect of the rules browsers use for deciding how to follow a relative url. It's only especially weird when there's multiple places you can view a comment from, which is the case for metafilter in part because of Recent Activity (which is usually how these WTF moments come up).
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:42 AM on July 23, 2009


That is TOTALLY clear now. I despaired of ever understanding what was happening but now I get it. Thank you.
posted by tellurian at 9:53 AM on July 23, 2009


London, July 17. I'm still adding pictures to this set as I finish processing them.
posted by klausness at 4:52 AM on July 25, 2009


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