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Help me! Looking for a post of comedy video, where the entire video is portrayed as looking at the monitor of an IT guy. Hilarity ensues when a guy from marketing asks him to reboot the Web server, and the IT guy interrupts a game of Halo to help. [more inside]
posted by Cool Papa Bell to MetaFilter-Related at 9:50 PM PST - 18 comments
I'm getting fed up of seeing meetups scrolling down the sidebar and not being able to attend any, so... who's up for a meetup in Ireland at some point between now and the end of May? [more inside]
posted by knapah to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:57 PM PST - 15 comments
Is there a Meta out there about the website prisonvoices.com, which allows you to write/become penpals with prisoners? Search has failed me. TIA!
posted by biochemist to MetaFilter-Related at 4:54 PM PST - 3 comments [closed]
Blazecock Pileon's relentless browbeating of anyone who is not a cheerleader for Apple and general bad behaviour whenever Microsoft is mentioned in the iPad thread
and others is becoming increasingly tiresome. [more inside]
posted by Artw to Etiquette/Policy at 10:25 AM PST - 174 comments [closed]
I'm looking for a sire mentioned on metailter or askmefi long ago. It was a site designed for people looking to build their vocabulary (or people who just like words). It allows a user to keep lists of words on the site and links to definitions. Users can also view lists created by other users. This seems like it would be relatively easy to find but I am striking out. Does anyone know what I'm talking about?
posted by btkuhn to MetaFilter-Related at 7:34 PM PST - 10 comments
I'm looking for a link that I'm pretty sure I found on MeFi, but searches are failing me. It was an all Flash site with a series of videos and documents connected together as a sort of flowchart. Viewing each of these revealed portions of a mystery. Videos were displayed on a cube, with different camera angles on different sides of the cube. Anyone remember what I'm talking about? Thanks.
posted by endquote to MetaFilter-Related at 4:10 PM PST - 8 comments
Followup on the memorial for Brad Graham. (Previously here
, donation page here
). We've nearly reached our $5000 goal here, and have an additional contribution of about $3k, so I'm now in discussions with the Rep about how to use the money, and want to get a sense of your preferences. [more inside]
posted by judith to MetaFilter-Related at 9:44 AM PST - 8 comments
MeFi gives us the option to choose a theme, tweak the font, font sizes, etc, to make the site look the way we want it to look—to a degree. Add-ons like Greasemonkey allow us to customize even further.
What does your MetaFilter look like? [more inside]
posted by defenestration to MetaFilter-Related at 5:49 PM PST - 97 comments
Calling all backtaggers- want to help out in Haiti? Consider doing some data entry from an SMS-based missing persons system to the centralized Google People Finder for Haiti: details here.
posted by potch to MetaFilter-Related at 1:56 PM PST - 20 comments
I unintentionally derailed a really good thread about involving inmates in arts programs to combat recidivism by talking about how resistance to inmate programs is partially fueled by community frustration with collapsing opportunities for art in schools. The flash phrase was No Child Left Behind. So, can we bring the NCLB rage here and get back to talking about art in prisons there
posted by toodleydoodley to MetaFilter-Related at 9:59 AM PST - 18 comments
Any Mefites going to MIX 10
or just hanging out in Las Vegas in March? How about meeting for drinks on either the 15th or the 16th somewhere in the area of Mandalay Bay?
posted by Artw to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:48 AM PST - 1 comments
Summer swapset ppl have discs coming their way but need to verify address viability. Also: need good ATX crew contact to relay the $100 10yr beer fund for a future meet-up OR would like to invite ATX folks to a meet-up wherein first $100 of drinks is covered. [more inside]
posted by batmonkey to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:21 AM PST - 7 comments
The [skip to menu] link in the iPhone format no longer jumps to the bottom of the page.
posted by BitterOldPunk to Bugs at 1:39 PM PST - 11 comments
AskMe pony request: How about an option to receive an email notification when an answer you gave in AskMe has been marked best answer? Or, if notifications aren't a good idea for some reason, how about some way to quickly check (via your profile) which of your answers have been marked best answer? [more inside]
posted by Jaltcoh to Feature Requests at 9:06 AM PST - 40 comments
Episode 48 was recorded on January 11 and runs about an hour long. We cover our favorite bits of the site over the past month and squeeze in a few more music clips than usual. Enjoy. [more inside]
posted by mathowie to MeFi Podcast at 12:16 AM PST - 40 comments
Help me find a comment from a few years ago from someone who used to drive a San Francisco Cable Car. Google has failed me. I remember it relating the challenge of working the cable grip and the various braking systems at the same time. The topic came up in a discussion today and I was hoping to find the link and send it on. I'm 90% this was on Metafilter, but its possible it was somewhere else on the web. Thanks!
posted by jpdoane to MetaFilter-Related at 12:17 PM PST - 14 comments
We were performing some scheduled maintenance on the server tonight, and lost some data over at Ask MetaFilter. [more inside]
posted by pb to Uptime at 1:47 AM PST - 104 comments
I would like an RSS feed for Ask.Metafilter popular favorites of the last 24 hours. Please. Thank you.
posted by bigmusic to Feature Requests at 12:21 AM PST - 7 comments
Anonymous pony? One time I asked a question about squicky things, and I asked it in a way that wasn't very useful to the community. Not having it show up, I contacted Jess and she gave me some advice on how to improve it. What if failed anonymous questions were posted and immediately deleted and looked like regular deleted ones with reasons for deletion. This will only work for those with the Firefox script, but at least the asker gets an opportunity to remain anonymous, and other users acquire a sense of what's not going to work.
posted by b33j to Feature Requests at 2:06 PM PST - 31 comments
Safari 4 does not seem to be correctly displaying the number of new posts in a thread and I think it's the Top Sites feature of Safari 4 that is causing this problem. [more inside]
posted by gyc to Bugs at 1:49 PM PST - 10 comments
Our dear longtime member Bradlands
is gone. Delightful SXSW party host, coiner of the word "blogosphere", all-around bon vivant & damn fine friend. Not much news yet
, but here's a placeholder for news to come & remembrances. He will be so greatly missed.
posted by judith to MetaFilter-Related at 3:00 PM PST - 420 comments
Can you help me find this post? A while back on the blue, someone posted a comic strip about a sentient being who is engineered by scientists to provide sustenance for the few remaining humans on earth. The "twist ending" is that.....(spoiler alert!) [more inside]
posted by chara to MetaFilter-Related at 5:24 PM PST - 7 comments
Denver: WTF. Last time, you all gave me this crap about how I never come out to meetups, how I had no community spirit, et cetera. Well, I say to you - what meetups? It's been two months! So why not get together, eh? [more inside]
posted by koeselitz to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:35 AM PST - 91 comments