The MetaFilter community played a nice, bright part in my day today. First I woke up to find an email from another member who offered to send me a car stereo
that had been sitting around in his closet for a while and would solve my iPod/car stereo problem. Best answer, indeed! During the day I scheduled a meeting with a little writing group I met via one of our own at a meetup
. I'm definitely looking forward to that. Then I got pictures
in my email from our own multi-talented DaShiv, of an art show I wanted to see last Friday but didn't make it to. The SF group rumbled all day about another meetup date soon, possibly when #1 is in town. I can't wait for that! Then to cap it all off, tonight I came home to find my roommate had a guest over. She recognized me and it turned out we'd been introduced at the MeFi/MoFi meetup in Berkeley. Small world!
Nothing earth shattering here, but good stuff all around. I didn't even really think twice about this stuff until just now
when some said "Whatever community was once to be found here is long dead, unless you are perhaps looking for a community based on vitriol and snark
.". Perhaps gd779 is kidding, or thinking of certain glory days of rapping online with old cronies now gone, and perhaps those days are over for those folks. But for me, anyway, here, now, the community is a goodly part of actual life, not just an "online" community, and certainly more than a cauldron of blind vitriol.
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