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I was pretty surprised to see Jessamyn on Venture Beat this morning. Great picture!
posted by 2bucksplus to MetaFilter-Related at 8:42 AM (66 comments total)

Jessamyn is pretty surprised to see Jessamyn on Venture Beat, to tell you the truth. Especially considering that is also my uncredited photo.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:45 AM on January 31, 2013 [22 favorites]


oh my. (There is a little credit line at the bottom).
posted by 2bucksplus at 8:46 AM on January 31, 2013


I'm a little more impressed that jessamyn knows Robert Johnson.
posted by griphus at 8:49 AM on January 31, 2013


I think they just edited the post to add the "photo credit: jessamyn via photopin cc" credit line. Unless I typoed, I did a search on an earlier load of the page, and didn't find a reference to Jessamyn.
posted by RichardP at 8:49 AM on January 31, 2013


Ah so there is.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:50 AM on January 31, 2013


Although, I note that Jessamyn is using the Creative Commons Noncommercial use only license. I am pretty sure Venture Beat doesn't qualify as a legitimate noncommercial use.
posted by RichardP at 8:54 AM on January 31, 2013 [5 favorites]


Love it! Great picture indeed, as are all Jessamyn pictures!
posted by The Deej at 8:55 AM on January 31, 2013


I am pretty sure Venture Beat doesn't qualify as a legitimate noncommercial use.

Hey, they didn't charge me anything to look at it!
posted by dubold at 8:55 AM on January 31, 2013 [1 favorite]


Hey, they didn't charge me anything to look at it!

OMG your the product LOL
posted by dersins at 8:57 AM on January 31, 2013 [37 favorites]


OMG your the product LOL

No offense to blue_beetle, but I would really like it if THIS became the 'oft cited' Metafilter quote on this topic.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 9:00 AM on January 31, 2013 [38 favorites]


I thought "having a price on your head" meant something entirely different.
posted by dubold at 9:00 AM on January 31, 2013


All I can see of your shirt is "I heart _erds". You heart herds? Herds of what? Wildebeests? That'd be okay, I guess. If you're ever in DC and want to chat about wildebeests give me a ring.
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 9:07 AM on January 31, 2013 [5 favorites]


But, sort of like the pigs in George Orwell’s Animal Farm, some users are more happy than others.

what
posted by ODiV at 9:08 AM on January 31, 2013 [3 favorites]


Android smartphone owners are more promiscuous...

To them, every OS is beautiful and worthy of love.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 9:12 AM on January 31, 2013 [3 favorites]


"I heart nerds."
posted by ericb at 9:23 AM on January 31, 2013 [1 favorite]


everybody knows that Android users get sent to the glue farm
posted by angrycat at 9:26 AM on January 31, 2013


Android smartphone owners are more promiscuous...

Um, we prefer bi-OSexual or bi-curiOuS, thank you.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 9:29 AM on January 31, 2013 [1 favorite]


OMG your the product LOL

T-shirt material!
posted by ericost at 9:30 AM on January 31, 2013 [3 favorites]


U sign up fro website n it say "my servise is free". THEN WHO WAS PRODUCT?
posted by invitapriore at 9:35 AM on January 31, 2013 [16 favorites]


Android smartphone owners are more promiscuous...

I'll just leave this here.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:41 AM on January 31, 2013


How big are that man's hands? They look enormous.
posted by boo_radley at 9:45 AM on January 31, 2013


That's the unreleased iPhone Mini.
posted by 2bucksplus at 9:49 AM on January 31, 2013 [1 favorite]


how is product formed
posted by cooker girl at 9:58 AM on January 31, 2013 [6 favorites]


But, sort of like the pigs in George Orwell’s Animal Farm, some users are more happy than others.

Some free content is overpriced. They should have paid me to read that sentence.
posted by George_Spiggott at 9:59 AM on January 31, 2013 [3 favorites]


That's just the default iPhone wallpaper.
posted by bondcliff at 10:17 AM on January 31, 2013 [3 favorites]


All I can see of your shirt is "I heart _erds".

I assumed it was a librarian in-joke: a kind of humorously illiterate "I heart werds".
posted by George_Spiggott at 10:20 AM on January 31, 2013 [1 favorite]


Android smartphone owners are more promiscuous...

..that's because we have a Fetlife app, and a Grindr app, and... etc :)
posted by Mistress at 10:22 AM on January 31, 2013


2bucksplus: That's the unreleased iPhone Mini.

Heh. I don't usually watch Jimmy Kimmel, but the other night he was going on about the NEW iPad with TWICE the memory and Apple's marketing strategy.

He joked that Apple should just have a subscription service where we automatically give them our money and every six months they just send us the newest version of their product.

How sad is it that my first thought was, "That would be pretty awesome, actually?"

Not that I own every Apple product, because of course I don't! I just wish Apple offered a (cheaper) way for fangirls/bois like me to upgrade our existing stuff when the new, improved version comes out.
posted by misha at 10:22 AM on January 31, 2013 [5 favorites]


Mistress: "Android smartphone owners are more promiscuous..."

..that's because we have a Fetlife app, and a Grindr app, and... etc :)


Yes, Mistress*, but Grindr is also in the App Store (not sure how they got around the "no adult apps" policy).

And it looks like some kinksters are working on a Fetlife iOS version, too.**

*This feels weird to type.

**Please, may I have another? ;)
posted by misha at 10:41 AM on January 31, 2013


Oh, excellent misha! I do hope so, as I am a HEAVY FL user, more so than Facebook, and I would love to have an iPhone again :)

I was surprised when I saw this screen name available and it is very fun to have mefi go 'welcome back mistress', etc. I've got it on several other sites as well, which is kind of cool.
posted by Mistress at 10:46 AM on January 31, 2013 [2 favorites]


I would love a OMG your the product LOL tee shirt but my inner pedant would make me cross out your and write in you're with a sharpie, lolspeak or no.
posted by pointystick at 11:57 AM on January 31, 2013 [5 favorites]


I HEART BERDS

ERMAHGERD
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:00 PM on January 31, 2013 [14 favorites]


my inner pedant would make me cross out your and write in you're with a sharpie, lolspeak or no.

but but but...

thatsthejoke.tshirt
posted by ericost at 12:04 PM on January 31, 2013


ericost, I KNOW but still it makes my eyes hurt! It is sad.
posted by pointystick at 12:07 PM on January 31, 2013 [2 favorites]


Android smartphone owners are more promiscuous...

Polyandrorious
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:11 PM on January 31, 2013 [1 favorite]


Actually, the visible part is "I (heart) ERD", no S.

Could be "I (heart) FERDINAND" or a misspelled "I (heart) WIERDNESS"
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:00 PM on January 31, 2013


I LIKE [thump thump] BERDS.
posted by maudlin at 1:04 PM on January 31, 2013


The first rule of Jessamyn is: You do not talk about Jessamyn.
posted by Danf at 1:05 PM on January 31, 2013


It's an I ♥ Nerds shirt. Or did you guys all know that?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 1:18 PM on January 31, 2013


But how do you feel about birds?
posted by maudlin at 1:20 PM on January 31, 2013


I am fond of them.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 1:21 PM on January 31, 2013 [1 favorite]


I thought it said "I ♥ ergs."

(Also, this is as good a place as any to remark on how much I hate those spammy "From around the web" links that have become all the rage lately. Hate them!)
posted by octobersurprise at 1:41 PM on January 31, 2013


octobersurprise: "I thought it said "I ♥ ergs.""

I hope that shirt doesn't exist. For everybody's sake.

For the fortunate and uninitiated, an erg is a shorthand term for a rowing machine. It's a wonderful, full-body workout that makes all of you feel like death when you're done.
posted by schmod at 1:54 PM on January 31, 2013 [1 favorite]


Please, if we are talking nerds here, ergs are a unit of measurement.
posted by ssg at 2:25 PM on January 31, 2013 [4 favorites]


Actually:
An erg is the unit of energy and mechanical work in the centimetre-gram-second (CGS) system of units, symbol "erg". Its name is derived from the Greek ergon, meaning "work"
posted by kavasa at 2:26 PM on January 31, 2013


GOD DAMN IT
posted by kavasa at 2:26 PM on January 31, 2013 [1 favorite]


Real nerds use proper SI units.
posted by schmod at 2:29 PM on January 31, 2013


It's an I ♥ Nerds shirt. Or did you guys all know that?

I did know it. I apologize for any confusion I may have caused.
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 2:50 PM on January 31, 2013


How does she make her eyes do that?
posted by tommasz at 3:01 PM on January 31, 2013


I've always had a thing for ergs. They're a nice comfy unit, you know?

Sure, there's the officious joule, that's all sleek and international and SI, and its awkward American cousin the kWhour. I've met the eV and played with wacky wavenumbers. I even flirted with natural units in university, but that relationship seemed too undefined.

I've seen 'em all, but after all, CGS is such a comfortable dimensioning, like a dime or a feather or a snap of the fingers. It's ergs for me, all the way.
posted by bonehead at 3:07 PM on January 31, 2013


He joked that Apple should just have a subscription service where we automatically give them our money and every six months they just send us the newest version of their product.

How sad is it that my first thought was, "That would be pretty awesome, actually?"


That's the plan I'm on with my phone company. I pay them monthly and every year or two I get a new handset. Since the iPhone came out I use it to upgrade my iPhone.
posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants at 3:07 PM on January 31, 2013


That shirt could be repurposed as

I <3
HERDS

for cowboys or

I H(EART
ERDS)

for nerdy cowboys.
posted by ersatz at 3:12 PM on January 31, 2013


I <3
ERGS

For TROO pop punk kids.
posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants at 3:13 PM on January 31, 2013


Or did you guys all know that?

Well I was pretty sure it wasn't:
I ♥ [Inglourious Bast]erds
posted by George_Spiggott at 3:36 PM on January 31, 2013


I ♥ Weirds
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 3:42 PM on January 31, 2013


It's an I ♥ Nerds shirt. Or did you guys all know that?

Duh but what flavor?
posted by carsonb at 4:21 PM on January 31, 2013


I assumed it was "I heart perds"
posted by zippy at 7:10 PM on January 31, 2013


I thought it said "I ♥ ergs."

(Also, this is as good a place as any to remark on how much I hate those spammy "From around the web" links that have become all the rage lately. Hate them!)
posted by octobersurprise at 8:41 AM on February 1 [+] [!]


octobersurprise: "I thought it said "I ♥ ergs.""

I hope that shirt doesn't exist. For everybody's sake.

For the fortunate and uninitiated, an erg is a shorthand term for a rowing machine. It's a wonderful, full-body workout that makes all of you feel like death when you're done.
posted by schmod at 8:54 AM on February 1 [1 favorite −] Favorite added! [!]


Please, if we are talking nerds here, ergs are a unit of measurement.
posted by ssg at 9:25 AM on February 1 [2 favorites +] [!]


You're all wrong. The Ergs are a New Jersey pop punk band that bridge the gap between Descendents and Teenage Bottlerocket.
posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants at 7:34 PM on January 31, 2013


I assumed it was "I <3 Perd."

Ya heard?
posted by Monsieur Caution at 9:15 PM on January 31, 2013


6mo != 2yr
posted by lordaych at 9:28 PM on January 31, 2013


I heat nerds.
posted by Eideteker at 10:11 PM on January 31, 2013


The picture tricked me into hoping for Jessamyn-related content. Then I was disappointed.

That's my story.
posted by Pope Guilty at 3:01 AM on February 1, 2013


The clever reader can use it to discover jessamyn-produced content on photopin, wherein one discovers that jessamyn has SO! MANY! HAIRSTYLES!
posted by drlith at 3:24 AM on February 1, 2013


I would hope that anyone who has 44 years worth of photos on the internet would have a lot of hairstyles. More to the point, I grew it out and cut it off probably twice in the ten years of heavy internet documentation, so I'd argue there are three haristyles: long, short, dreadlocks, and then everything else is an in-betweener phase of some sort. I've literally never found a haircut that I've just latched on to and thought "That's the one!" I sometimes envy the people who can do that.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:32 AM on February 1, 2013


but but but...

thatsthejoke.tshirt


OK. So soon after I graduated college I was hanging out with some college friends somewhere for some reason. And we were talking about t-shirts we should make. Because that's a thing we did. And we decided, for some reason, that we should make whole series of shirts on the theme: www.something.computer. I don't know how the idea arose, but maybe we were talking about starting a t-shirt business or something? Anyway, it was hilarious at the time. For that magical 2 hour period, there was nothing funnier than the phrase elephant.computer.internet.

In retrospect, I think it may have been quite weird.
posted by that's candlepin at 8:20 AM on February 1, 2013


I keep reading it as I <3 Zergs.
Which is odd.
I was never a Starcraft fan.
posted by Mezentian at 8:27 AM on February 1, 2013


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