Say hello to our new tech person, frimble! May 27, 2016 11:05 AM   Subscribe

I'm pleased to announce that we have found a new tech person to pick up the reins pb's setting down; I'm doubly pleased that it has worked out to be a member of the MetaFilter community, our very own frimble. Come say hello!

If you missed it previously, pb is departing as MetaFilter's tech person after nigh on a decade of keeping the ol' engine running and building pony stables. Consequently, we've spent the last month and change going through a hiring process for someone to take over pb's core responsibilities. (I talked a bit about process and expectations stuff for all this in this MetaTalk post).

And that person is frimble, who has spent the last few days getting to know MeFi's insides and pb's workflow and will be responsible for site maintenance starting at the beginning of June, working in a part-time capacity to keep things stable and up to date; they'll also work with me to figure out plans for site development stuff in the long term.

frimble is in Austria, does MUD coding for fun, is interested in accessibility in web and application development, and prefers they/them; they've been on the site for several years now, posting to the front page, geeking out about Infodumpery now and then in MetaTalk, and hanging out regularly in Chat.

I feel like frimble is a great fit for the position, and I'm super excited to welcome them aboard the team, and hope y'all will do likewise.
posted by cortex to MetaFilter-Related at 11:05 AM (155 comments total) 33 users marked this as a favorite

Hi, I'm frimble. I've generally been a lurker over the past couple of years. I've been trying over the past bit to get up to speed as quickly as possible, but as with most things, the transition is going to take some time.

I can't promise to be a replacement pb. Not only are we different people with different personalities, he's done a lot of great work, and I'm infinitely thankful that how the site works actually makes a lot of sense. While I hope to be at a point in a few months where I can start looking seriously at feature requests, my initial priority is going to be making sure that the site keeps functioning smoothly. Unfortunately, that means a focus on maintenance and bugfixes rather than further development.

I'm also not planning to lobby for radical changes: I'd be very happy with an ongoing pattern of gradual, incremental and thought-through improvements, on a site that's quietly running without any major problems or hiccoughs.

This is a big change in the life of the site, and I hope that, over time, I can live up to the footsteps in which I've been invited to follow.
posted by frimble (staff) at 11:05 AM on May 27, 2016 [198 favorites]


Welcome, frimble! Excited to have you on board!
posted by capricorn at 11:06 AM on May 27, 2016


(✿◠‿◠) -Welcome!
posted by Eyebrows McGee (staff) at 11:08 AM on May 27, 2016 [5 favorites]


Hello, frimble!
posted by languagehat at 11:09 AM on May 27, 2016 [1 favorite]


Wonderful!
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 11:09 AM on May 27, 2016 [1 favorite]


Good luck and thanks in advance for your efforts.
posted by AugustWest at 11:09 AM on May 27, 2016


Welcome!

Can I have a pony?
posted by bondcliff at 11:10 AM on May 27, 2016 [8 favorites]


greetings pony wrangler
posted by poffin boffin at 11:10 AM on May 27, 2016 [18 favorites]


Yes please make just this post have threaded comments.
posted by nom de poop at 11:11 AM on May 27, 2016 [9 favorites]


Congratulations and welcome aboard, frimble!
posted by Metroid Baby at 11:11 AM on May 27, 2016


Hey cool!
posted by Annika Cicada at 11:12 AM on May 27, 2016


Hi, frimble!
posted by rtha at 11:13 AM on May 27, 2016


Welcome!
posted by Sophie1 at 11:14 AM on May 27, 2016


FRRRRIMMMMBO
posted by Greg Nog at 11:15 AM on May 27, 2016 [2 favorites]


Welcome frimble! It has been great working with you and I can't think of a better fellow-coder compliment than, "it sort of makes sense".
posted by pb (staff) at 11:16 AM on May 27, 2016 [62 favorites]


wait is it too late to change my greeting to "LLLLLLET'S GET RRRRRREADY TO FRRRRRRIMBLLLLLLLLLE"
posted by Greg Nog at 11:16 AM on May 27, 2016 [62 favorites]


Okay, but how do you pronounce "gif"?
posted by AFABulous at 11:17 AM on May 27, 2016 [6 favorites]


frimble, what is your favorite MUD?
posted by kyp at 11:17 AM on May 27, 2016 [1 favorite]


HI FRIMBLE!!!!
posted by one4themoment at 11:22 AM on May 27, 2016


Hi frimble and very best wishes! I think starting out by focusing on making sure the site keeps running sounds like an excellent plan.
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 11:22 AM on May 27, 2016 [2 favorites]


I pronounce "gif" the correct way, and I still have a soft spot in my heart for the Discworld MUD, even if I haven't logged in there for ages. There's a bit of background as to why in the Pratchett obit thread.
posted by frimble (staff) at 11:22 AM on May 27, 2016 [10 favorites]


Driver or lib coding for fun?
posted by nom de poop at 11:25 AM on May 27, 2016


Both, though I only did mudlib coding seriously. Driver primarily to understand things.
posted by frimble (staff) at 11:29 AM on May 27, 2016 [3 favorites]


Welcome, Frimble!!!
posted by Frayed Knot at 11:32 AM on May 27, 2016


Hello to our new tech person, frimble!
posted by octobersurprise at 11:34 AM on May 27, 2016


I haven't really been paying attention, but has frimble said hello to our new tech person yet?
posted by maxsparber at 11:37 AM on May 27, 2016 [1 favorite]


frimble plz prove p=np and do it for free in 200 words also poniez k thx bye
posted by lalochezia at 11:40 AM on May 27, 2016 [3 favorites]


frimble: have you finished it yet?
posted by lalochezia at 11:40 AM on May 27, 2016 [1 favorite]



frimble: have you finished
posted by lalochezia at 11:40 AM on May 27, 2016 [2 favorites]


Me too frimble. Pls remember this timeless camaraderie we have established when it comes to pony consideration/banishment time.
posted by nom de poop at 11:41 AM on May 27, 2016


Yay, frimble! I'm so very delighted we have another mefite aboard!

I might have missed it in the staff hazing welcoming chatter, but when I was first hired, I'm pretty sure one of the first questions from my colleagues was "tea or coffee?" As I remember, I was something of an outlier with my "omg buckets of coffee!" answer. So what is it? Are ye wi'me or agin' me? *puts up dukes*
posted by taz (staff) at 11:44 AM on May 27, 2016 [3 favorites]


My entire feelings on P=NP can be found here. I'll be making a raspberry/blackberry pie this weekend.

And coffee in the mornings (I use an aeropress, though am agnostic about coffee preparation methods) and tea in the afternoons.
posted by frimble (staff) at 11:49 AM on May 27, 2016 [16 favorites]


Welcome, Frimble! Have you ever read Frindle?
posted by ChuraChura at 11:50 AM on May 27, 2016 [1 favorite]


Awesome news and welcome, frimble! As with others, you totally had me at does MUD coding for fun. It's been twenty two years since I could claim that, and yet it still hits a huge soft spot in my heart. Particularly because I also mostly dabbled in LPMuds and Discworld was back in that orbit (even if I mostly was on TMI/Nightmare/TMI-2).

Which is to say - your selection has already brought a joy of reminiscence to me and I welcome you as our new technical overlord.
posted by meinvt at 11:51 AM on May 27, 2016 [1 favorite]


Congrats frimble!
We have a nice welcome banner for you! Well, a picture of a welcome banner anyway. If you could just flip that little < img > switch over there, I'd be happy to post it in my next comment ...
posted by Kabanos at 11:53 AM on May 27, 2016 [3 favorites]


Yay frimble and welcome!
posted by LobsterMitten (staff) at 11:57 AM on May 27, 2016


I have not read Frindle. Will attempt to fix that.

The <img> tag is unlikely to come back. On the other hand, mass distribution of Key 23 is likely any day now.
posted by frimble (staff) at 11:58 AM on May 27, 2016 [3 favorites]


Welcome!

And coffee in the mornings (I use an aeropress, though am agnostic about coffee preparation methods) and tea in the afternoons.


There is a correct answer and that is it.
posted by Clinging to the Wreckage at 12:01 PM on May 27, 2016 [6 favorites]


frimble,

my email isn't working

thanks,
schmod
posted by schmod at 12:07 PM on May 27, 2016 [2 favorites]


guten Tag frimble!
posted by valkane at 12:09 PM on May 27, 2016


Hey frimble! Nice to have you!
posted by Caduceus at 12:12 PM on May 27, 2016


Welcome Frimble! You have 121 FPPs so if you were trying to lurk you've been doing a terrible job. :)
posted by selfnoise at 12:13 PM on May 27, 2016 [18 favorites]


Welcome frimble, first of His name!
posted by Foci for Analysis at 12:13 PM on May 27, 2016 [2 favorites]


Congrats on the heavy weight of 24/7 responsibility! ;)
posted by Splunge at 12:15 PM on May 27, 2016


Hi frimble! Congrats on the new job!
posted by Michele in California at 12:20 PM on May 27, 2016


Hi frimble!
posted by Lyn Never at 12:24 PM on May 27, 2016


Welcome.
posted by Fizz at 12:25 PM on May 27, 2016


a new tech wizard! from Austria! this is just like something from Harry Potter
posted by prize bull octorok at 12:40 PM on May 27, 2016 [13 favorites]


O hai framble, just noticed an accessibility issue with the blink and marquee tags not working. Already talked with cotex and they said it'd get turned around toot sweet Be a pal and flip the switch, k?
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 12:47 PM on May 27, 2016 [14 favorites]


Helloooooooo, frimble! Fortunately, it appears that "pony" in German is "pony," so there won't be any translation issues.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 12:52 PM on May 27, 2016


though am agnostic about coffee preparation methods

We are friends for life.
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 1:01 PM on May 27, 2016 [10 favorites]


I hate anyone that ever had a pony when they were growing up.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 1:01 PM on May 27, 2016 [4 favorites]


I had a pony! When I was a little girl in Poland, we all had ponies!
posted by maxsparber at 1:04 PM on May 27, 2016 [6 favorites]


I only had pigs and goats growing up. Both are pretty awesome animals, though.
posted by frimble (staff) at 1:04 PM on May 27, 2016 [7 favorites]


Welcome, frimble. I hope you will honor the tradition that all MeTa release announcements for bug fixes and new enhancements come with a GIF or video of you doing an interpretive dance. pb totally did that all the time.
posted by middleclasstool at 1:07 PM on May 27, 2016 [7 favorites]


PONY REQUEST!!

Welcome frimble... we'll try hard not to razz you too much...
posted by infini at 1:08 PM on May 27, 2016


*weeps inconsolably*
posted by infini at 1:09 PM on May 27, 2016 [1 favorite]


I am sorry. I may have to explain/announce things with reaction gifsets of kittens rather than interpretive dance. The artist should know their medium.
posted by frimble (staff) at 1:10 PM on May 27, 2016 [26 favorites]


Both, though I only did mudlib coding seriously.

Muad'Dib coding? MUAD'DIB CODING! THAT'S SO COO- oh.

Welcome Frimble!
posted by zarq at 1:14 PM on May 27, 2016 [5 favorites]


a GIF or video of you doing an interpretive dance

The Cabal Rules Of Order clearly state that no Member shall ever be filmed during the performance of the Member's work.


Is that true, frimble? Is there a Cabal? C'mon, spill. YOU WERE ONE OF US ONCE
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 1:14 PM on May 27, 2016


Guten abend, frimble. Die besten Wünsche für die Zukunft!
posted by Happy Dave at 1:18 PM on May 27, 2016


If you're into accessibility issues, I hope you've seen sites like this one (one of several in the wide, vast internet).
posted by Melismata at 1:20 PM on May 27, 2016 [1 favorite]


Alvy Ampersand:
"O hai framble, just noticed an accessibility issue with the blink and marquee tags not working. Already talked with cotex and they said it'd get turned around toot sweet Be a pal and flip the switch, k?"
IMG tag is also still not fixed for some reason. Go ahead and add that to the Day One list, should be easy.
posted by charred husk at 1:32 PM on May 27, 2016 [4 favorites]


Greetings and salutations, now close the tabs and code! :-)
posted by sammyo at 1:38 PM on May 27, 2016


i don't know-frimble-know-frimble, but after some conversations in chat where they blew my mind with their intelligence, level-headedness and humor, i found myself thinking now why the f do i not notice them on the blue or grey really? frimble could contribute so much to the discussion! metafilter needs to know how awesome this person is! which is not (primarily) a complaint about your being not high profile. it was a reminder to me there are a lot of people on this site who are not immediately noticeable and still probably have a ton to offer.

anyways congrats, and i'm sure mefi staff will find they're lucky to have you and everyone will love everyone the end.

and now of course you can change the chat subject line all the time.
posted by twist my arm at 1:53 PM on May 27, 2016 [3 favorites]


Thank you all for the kind words. I'm off to bed now, but here are some ponies gamboling, prancing and running.
posted by frimble (staff) at 1:58 PM on May 27, 2016 [7 favorites]


I mean I personally don't think gamboling should be legal but also hi, hey, congratulations, this is awesome, welcome to the jungle, high-five
posted by churl at 2:02 PM on May 27, 2016 [1 favorite]


So, if I'm reading this correctly we're now getting inline GIF's and huge sig lines where you can put jokes and pics.
posted by bongo_x at 2:17 PM on May 27, 2016


i named a merchant halfling frimble for a game i played a few years ago with some mefightclubbers. in case any of the gang is wondering - this is a different person

(congrats and good luck!)
posted by rebent at 2:36 PM on May 27, 2016


Fabulous!
posted by OmieWise at 2:58 PM on May 27, 2016


we're now getting inline GIF's and huge sig lines

That's my interpretation as well.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 3:07 PM on May 27, 2016


Cool! Welcome frimble! I hope it's not too hot and dirty down in the Engine Room of the good ship MeFi, and it seems like you will fit in just fine.
posted by Rock Steady at 3:10 PM on May 27, 2016 [1 favorite]


Excellent, welcome frimble! I was genuinely a bit worried for MetaFilter when I heard that pb was leaving, but somehow I feel much better already.
posted by Anticipation Of A New Lover's Arrival, The at 3:12 PM on May 27, 2016 [2 favorites]


we're now getting inline GIF's and huge sig lines

damn that was quick. thanks frimble (gifs not working so well yet?)
--------
  __ _ _ _  __| |_ _ _____ __ ____ ___  ___| |_____ 
 / _` | ' \/ _` | '_/ -_) V  V / _/ _ \/ _ \ / / -_)
 \__,_|_||_\__,_|_| \___|\_/\_/\__\___/\___/_\_\___|
posted by andrewcooke at 3:27 PM on May 27, 2016 [8 favorites]


Who is "André Wookie?"
posted by los pantalones del muerte at 3:33 PM on May 27, 2016 [29 favorites]


A french/ecluoan astro dude!

PB did this thing with an etch-a-sketch, radial cathode tube and some electrical tape to keep the server gremlin free...

Congrats Frimble. That's about the jokeyst I'd get about PB because when I first joined, his reputation and skills rated top flight, we miss him and YOU must help hold us together on the tech end.
Enjoy and more pony Paawww-er.
posted by clavdivs at 3:52 PM on May 27, 2016 [1 favorite]


Let me be among the last to say "Congratulations, frimble, on getting one of the coolest non-billionaire jobs on the internet (and on Austria narrowly avoiding an electoral return of the Neo-Nazis)". Of course, having been hanging out in The MeFi ChatRoom (sometimes referred to as Tommy Wiseau's ChatRoom), I got the SPOILER of this news a few days ago when frimble got an "employee star" next to their name.

So MetaFilter gets a little less U.S.-centric, at least tech-wise. Of course, we've been reminded for years by Volkswagen commercials about the value of "German Engineering", and I hope "Austrian Engineering" is just as good and less obsessed with cheating on American regulations.

And you "had pigs and goats growing up", so I will make all my outrageous technical requests not for Ponies, but for Goats. (Have I mentioned the Surfing Goats near me lately?) Just keep up the wood gork.
posted by oneswellfoop at 4:04 PM on May 27, 2016


Hello frimble!
posted by carsonb at 5:26 PM on May 27, 2016


does MUD coding for fun, Just MUDs or Talkers too? Like Resort and Foothills?
posted by 922257033c4a0f3cecdbd819a46d626999d1af4a at 5:31 PM on May 27, 2016


This is good.
posted by mightshould at 5:50 PM on May 27, 2016


Alvy Ampersand: "O hai framble, just noticed an accessibility issue with the blink and marquee tags not working. "

Blink is supported by the site; you need to upgrade your browser.
posted by Mitheral at 6:03 PM on May 27, 2016


Welcome, welcome!
posted by needlegrrl at 6:26 PM on May 27, 2016


Great!
posted by TedW at 6:47 PM on May 27, 2016


mass distribution of Key 23 is likely any day now

You could not have said anything better to make me love you as a Metafilter mod already. Congrats, invisible one.
posted by mediareport at 6:51 PM on May 27, 2016


er, mod, support, whatever, ya know
posted by mediareport at 6:52 PM on May 27, 2016


Congratulations on the new position, frimble!

And thanks for the ponies.
posted by blurker at 7:33 PM on May 27, 2016


Congratulations, frimble! :)
posted by mordax at 7:34 PM on May 27, 2016


Hello! Enjoy your new job!
posted by heyho at 7:35 PM on May 27, 2016


Hello and congratulations on the gig!
posted by h00py at 8:01 PM on May 27, 2016


Welcome and congrats!
Can you teach me to code? Use words that would be understood by an idiot or a baby. Or a baby idiot.
posted by chococat at 8:04 PM on May 27, 2016 [5 favorites]


Congratulations, frimble! Glad to have you on the job.
posted by Songdog at 8:29 PM on May 27, 2016


Welcome!
posted by gingerbeer at 8:45 PM on May 27, 2016


Greetings and salutations and congratulations.
posted by soundguy99 at 9:01 PM on May 27, 2016


Congrats!
posted by radioamy at 9:11 PM on May 27, 2016


Can we call you fb?
posted by jabo at 10:23 PM on May 27, 2016 [2 favorites]


Welcome to our new pony whisperer!
posted by Room 641-A at 12:39 AM on May 28, 2016


Welcome, frimble, and from what you've already posted, I can tell that we're going to get along just fine. I certainly hope that cortex FedEx'ed you the employee handbook. It's getting bigger and bigger as the years go by; I can only imagine how much it cost to overnight it. Oh and you'll find the tech admin bottle of ibuprofen in the medicine cabinet, be sure to take it only on a full stomach!

Anyway, even though we've only known each other a short time, I'd like to give you the traditional MeFi greeting to counteract eyeballkid's hatred, when he gets around to unleashing it:

I ♥ frimble!
posted by Lynsey at 1:26 AM on May 28, 2016 [1 favorite]


As somebody who is scared and frightened by change, this person is familiar enough to lull me back into security.
posted by solarion at 2:05 AM on May 28, 2016 [2 favorites]


Congratulations, frimble!
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 2:36 AM on May 28, 2016


Excellent! Everyone needs a frimble around here. Welcome!
posted by Namlit at 3:59 AM on May 28, 2016


howdy, frimble!
posted by easily confused at 5:07 AM on May 28, 2016


Congrats frimble!

We've chatted in chat, so I get to say I knew you before you were famous!
posted by pianissimo at 6:04 AM on May 28, 2016


From Peterborough? Yippee ki-ya!. I grew up there in 60's- 70's (but haven't been back since). However, as a fellow Peterborian, I will expect some favours :P . Enjoy the new job!
posted by what's her name at 7:47 AM on May 28, 2016


'sup
posted by jonmc at 8:18 AM on May 28, 2016


Yay and congratulations to Frimble!
posted by spinifex23 at 8:43 AM on May 28, 2016


Welcome, frimble :)
posted by purplesludge at 8:56 AM on May 28, 2016


Congrats and welcome, frimble!
posted by Secretariat at 9:05 AM on May 28, 2016


Hey, frimble! Congratulations!
posted by minsies at 9:21 AM on May 28, 2016


Welcome! Will you be fixing random tech problems from the wild like pb? Using a satellite dish rigged up from pine cones?
posted by arcticseal at 10:44 AM on May 28, 2016 [1 favorite]


No, no, no, you can't make a satellite dish from pine cones.... heck, not even the soon-to-depart pb of glorious memory can do that! You have to use oak leaves sewn together with pine needles.
posted by easily confused at 10:59 AM on May 28, 2016 [2 favorites]




frimble is a cool name. I like saying it. Frimble. Cool.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 11:28 AM on May 28, 2016


>tell frimble welcome
posted by Miko at 12:23 PM on May 28, 2016 [1 favorite]


Helloooo! I look forward to bothering you twice a year about calendar mishaps!
posted by eamondaly at 12:57 PM on May 28, 2016 [2 favorites]


I lift my Fribble in welcome to Frimble!

actually, I am lactose-intolerant now and can't have Fribbles anymore, so I guess I will just say "Hey!"
posted by briank at 1:24 PM on May 28, 2016 [1 favorite]


Oh hey, this is good news! Welcome to your new role, frimble!
posted by Too-Ticky at 3:04 PM on May 28, 2016


Hello to our new tech person, frimble!

(just following orders)

I hope you enjoy the job, and thanks for stepping up to the plate. I appreciate you taking on the task, as a healthy Metafilter is a happy Rancher.
posted by Devils Rancher at 3:33 PM on May 28, 2016


Plays well with others, it seems.

Welcome, Frimble!
posted by SLC Mom at 4:14 PM on May 28, 2016


Hi, Frimble!
posted by stoneweaver at 4:18 PM on May 28, 2016


Congrats, frimble!

As someone who's spent many hours on MUDs, it's cool to hear of your personal connection/experience with Discworld MUD.

my initial priority is going to be making sure that the site keeps functioning smoothly. Unfortunately, that means a focus on maintenance and bugfixes rather than further development.

FWIW, I don't consider that an "unfortunately" at all. I agree with Mrs. Pterodactyl -- this sounds like a good priority, especially while you get your bearings.
posted by rangefinder 1.4 at 6:00 PM on May 28, 2016 [1 favorite]



TWO PONIES ENTER. ONE PONY LEAVES.

WELCOME. TO. FRIIIIIIMBLEDOOOOOOOOME.

posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 6:01 PM on May 28, 2016 [6 favorites]


Welcome - even though you'll never replace pb in our hearts, I guess we'll learn to tolerate you as time goes on.
posted by dg at 7:35 PM on May 28, 2016 [4 favorites]


No need to get all gushy.
posted by bongo_x at 7:39 PM on May 28, 2016 [3 favorites]


Gidday frimble! To many Americans, Australia and Austria are the same place... so I feel a kind of kinship with you. Yay, there's an Aus-ish in da house!!!!

Also, cortex said you should give his mobile phone number and credit card details to all the Australians because we take care of the ponies or something. He said you'd buy us beer.

Srsly, so great to have you on board. And I don't mean to objectify your vowels or anything...but frimble is an acoustically and phonetically very cool name. Woot!
posted by taff at 2:33 AM on May 29, 2016


Welcome, Frimble! Don't forget to ask pb and cortex where the extra hugs are kept for when you need them. I think they accrue every time someone clicks post on MetaTalk. :)
posted by kimberussell at 7:40 AM on May 29, 2016 [2 favorites]


You have 121 FPPs so if you were trying to lurk you've been doing a terrible job.

I finally had a chance today to check the Infodump, to see if I could use it to argue that I'm like on the low side of average or something. Nope. Per the distribution of number of posts per user, it looks like I suck at lurking.
posted by frimble (staff) at 10:04 AM on May 29, 2016 [5 favorites]


Huzzah for frimble! I hope you enjoy your new gig.
posted by homunculus at 3:32 PM on May 29, 2016


What's up with the pickle car? And good luck catching up with your hat!
posted by TedW at 6:02 PM on May 29, 2016 [1 favorite]


WELCOME. TO. FRIIIIIIMBLEDOOOOOOOOME.

Sigh, can't we just get beyond Frim--

Hmm, actually instead, let's stay here for a while.
posted by JHarris at 6:08 PM on May 29, 2016


Welcome to the firm, Antipodean Nerd!

What with time zones and datelines and whatnot, you should be able to deliver on feature requests even before we make them, right? Great hire,Cortex!
posted by wenestvedt at 8:08 PM on May 29, 2016 [1 favorite]


Welcome to the firm, Antipodean Nerd!

*cough*
AUSTRIA
posted by workerant at 9:24 PM on May 29, 2016 [6 favorites]


Well, EVERYWHERE is antipodeal to SOMEWHERE, even Austria.

Looks like it's opposite a big patch of nothing off the east coast of New Zealand.
posted by Chrysostom at 10:51 PM on May 29, 2016 [1 favorite]


frimble joined just over 5 years ago.So we can assume that he knew what he was getting into. Welcome and bon chance.
posted by Cranberry at 12:40 AM on May 30, 2016


WHERE WERE YOU WHEN I HAD A VIENNA MEETUP A FEW YEARS AGO? HUH? HUH?

bad choice, mods. bad choice indeed.
posted by Joseph Gurl at 2:51 AM on May 30, 2016 [1 favorite]


Welcome, frimble!!
posted by xingcat at 6:07 AM on May 30, 2016


WHERE WERE YOU WHEN I HAD A VIENNA MEETUP A FEW YEARS AGO?

Probably living in Germany.
posted by frimble (staff) at 12:47 PM on May 30, 2016 [1 favorite]


Hi! Hello! Hola!
Welcome frimble!
posted by WalkerWestridge at 5:49 PM on May 30, 2016


Probably living in Germany.

Excuses, excuses.
posted by Joseph Gurl at 8:38 PM on May 30, 2016


h̜̫̤̻͔͎͍̞̕͞ę̺̜̳́y̗͍̺͓ͅ ͡͏̹̭͓̬f̵̺̥̼̪r̶̫̙̠͖̖̠͍͟i̳͙̠̞͝m͙͍̺̪͕͟͝͡b̴͈͕̺̠̗̪͞l̶̢̫̹͇̹͔̲ͅȩ̸͈͔͠ ̨͏̙̙ị̶̴̛͉̮̙̯​ ͈̟̻̗͎̤̀ṱ̙̣̱̀h̴̤̣̺̠̤̕i͏͇̠͕͙̥̜n̠̭̟̮͎̥̪̩͘ḱ̻̜͔͔̮̬͘̕ ͎̮̪̭̘̭͇̻į̸͚̼ ̧̻̼͚͜͝p̡̲̳̫̣͉͖͜u̶̹̱̲̼͚̻̳l̖̱̀l̫̭͝͞e̤͖͎̭͖d̵͉̜̤̰͉͔̀͜​ ̝̹̪͘͟͝t̰̮͕̣͈͍̱͜h̵̘̹̼̜͠e͏̥̭͔̗ͅ ̨͉͖͢͡w̴̴͇͉̦̬̭r̥̥̥̯o̷͍n̯̪g̨̰͡ ̨͕͍͠c̷͡͏̤̱̠̞͉a҉̛͓͉͝b̡̛͇̜̪̤̼̲̹̗̯͜l̵̖̺͖͎̫̞ͅe̵̱​ ̴҉̲̣͖̜͓a̬̤̻̫̥̲̕n̮̭̟d̹͘͞ ̩̩̼͙̲̗̬̭̀͠b̸̤͍̼͖̭r̸̯̲̤̭o̷͇͜k̭̥̬̱̼̺͍̠̀́e͜͏̬͇ ͖̟̻̀͟s̡̨͇̀o̢͈̯̯͔͙͎̜͝m̸̤͉̣̯̞͢͜ę̧̲̭̲̬͓t͈̮̲͎̟̖̀͘ͅh̹̲̖͍͘͜͠ͅi̹̪̮n͓͍̳g̛̙̙̻̣̘̙͡​ ̢͟҉͖̘̝̬̟̲̳̼͙h͖̦̭̼̞͉͠a̫̭̟̩̺͙̱̫̬͠l̴̛̩̺̩̣̦͕̹͕̕p̬̺̜̲̮͚͎̪͎


posted by Existential Dread at 9:06 PM on May 30, 2016


And so, quietly, the Chat regulars begin our insurgency.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 9:53 PM on May 30, 2016 [1 favorite]


I only did mudlib coding seriously. Driver primarily to understand things

I don't understand a word of that so I can rest easy that you are a bona fide tech wizard. Welcome!
posted by billiebee at 2:12 AM on May 31, 2016 [1 favorite]


The hills are alive
With the sound of frimble

I'm so, so sorry
posted by klausness at 6:01 AM on May 31, 2016 [3 favorites]


Welcome! Congrats on the new job!
posted by jillithd at 8:34 AM on May 31, 2016


Austria/Australia? Yeah, well, uh...Virginia is like right next to West Virginia, so those two can't be very far apart, either.

I STAND BY MY ORIGINAL STATEMENT.
posted by wenestvedt at 8:45 AM on May 31, 2016 [1 favorite]


G'day! Wilkommen!
posted by wenestvedt at 10:53 AM on May 31, 2016 [1 favorite]


That would be "Servus" in Vienna.
posted by Namlit at 2:49 PM on May 31, 2016 [2 favorites]


Some time late to the party, so I guess I should say thanks for all you've done so far, frimble. Site is still standing. Great job, keep up the good work.
posted by valetta at 1:20 AM on June 1, 2016


ONUM FRIMBLE GLETZ
posted by quonsar II: smock fishpants and the temple of foon at 9:40 AM on June 1, 2016


Yay, frimble. Thanks for becoming the new provisioner of ponies, glitter and rainbows!
posted by theora55 at 10:19 AM on June 1, 2016


so… finally gonna get that MeFi mud we've dreamed of, right?

Welcome aboard.
posted by klangklangston at 1:42 PM on June 1, 2016 [1 favorite]


Welcome, frimble!

They hired you for your ColdFusion knowledge, didn't they?
posted by SteveInMaine at 4:20 AM on June 2, 2016


Well, if frimble can program in FOCUS, my company could use them.
posted by Chrysostom at 6:44 AM on June 2, 2016


Well done, frimble!

Now, could you possibly add a few more people to chat? Thanks!
posted by Juso No Thankyou at 5:08 PM on June 2, 2016


Welcome, frimble! Congratulations!
posted by Orange Dinosaur Slide at 7:06 AM on June 4, 2016


One of those ponies is a fjord!

(approves)
posted by flabdablet at 6:24 AM on June 14, 2016


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