March 18

Magical Mefites

In a recent post discussing witches and feminism/political activism I received a few emails of interest about getting in touch with other magical mefites. I made a forum for us! [more inside]

March 17

An explicit license for the infodump?

My impression is that all of the infodump data is in the public domain. Is that license explicitly stated anywhere? And, if it is stated somewhere, could we get that statement reprinted on the infodump’s home page and possibly bundled with the zipped downloads. It’d be nice to have some legalese posted somewhere so that no one feels at risk of getting into trouble.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

How are you celebrating? Are you reading about Irish history? Maybe some James Joyce? Or maybe you're having a nice stout craft beer. Just make sure it's poured correctly. Share how you are celebrating St. Patrick's Day or how you are not. And remember to stay safe.

March 15

Let's follow each other on Pocket

Surely, there are many MeFites on Pocket. Their Friends function is the closest thing I've found to the social features on the dearly departed Google Reader Let's exchange usernames and become friends. [more inside]

March 14

Thanks to kitteh and to Metafilter

I'm writing to give a shoutout to kitteh's post from January about homelessness and menstruation. [more inside]

March 13

March Madness

Is anyone planning to do a MeFi March Madness pool? I'd like to participate (using my top-secret system, of course), but, with a sick three-month-old baby, I'd rather not be the admin. Anyone else interested?

March 11

Seeking FPP about a photographer who chronicled her weight loss online.

I remember a post here on MetaFilter about a photographer who decided to lose weight and, as the artist she is, decided to chronicle her weight loss with an online journal, telling the story in words and in black and white images of her body as she lost weight. She was unaware at the start of her project that she would end up having folds and flaps of skin but she found out pretty rapidly, and regardless that it was painful for her to discover what she did, she kept the journal ongoing. [more inside]

Metatalktail Hour: Parental Shame

Good Saturday Evening, MetaFilter! In honor of the Korea expert on the BBC and his adorable children, what is the worst way you ever embarrassed your parents, or your children ever embarrassed you? In the alternative, what's the most interesting thing that happened to you this week? [more inside]

March 10

Thank you, MeFites!

I'm an inveterate, invertebrate people-pleaser, from a long line of inveterate, invertebrate people-pleasers. It's almost pathological. When I want to say 'no' to someone, I typically have a panic attack, hint around wanting to give a negative answer, then say 'yes' anyway. I then spend weeks kicking myself for saying 'yes' to them. [more inside]

March 8

Identifying mods on the blue and the green

Mods are identified as staff on MetaTalk, but not identified as such on AskMe or on the blue. Why is that? [more inside]

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