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May 16

Trying to find an old AskMeFi question

At least a couple of years ago, but maybe more than a couple, there was a question in which the poster had been asked by a friend to learn to play the violin so that the poster could perform at the friend's wedding. [more inside]

May 12

Mathowie FTW!

I've seen mathowie pop up in lots of places before, but this one takes the cake.

May 11

Impressive. Most impressive.

I was having feelings about cheese the other night and remembered that time I asked a seemingly hopeless question that you wonderful people were able to answer. It feels like it's been a while since we had a success stories round-up! Please take a moment to share the most impossible solved ID questions you've come across. The vaguer and less detail-rich the better! [more inside]

May 10

"for some people, the trainwrecks are their favorite."

Dear favorites, today you are ten. Despite mathowie telling us to "Think of favorites as an internal bookmark system" we've decided you mean whatever we want you to mean. Happy birthday. [as promised] [more inside]

May 9

Something about pregnancy over 40

I'm trying to a find a comment someone made in an Ask thread about the statistics that show increased birth defects in over 40s mothers are based on over 40 primigravidae. Anyone else seen this research, or remember this comment?

May 6

Medicine spinoff?

One of today's Ask posts--and the recent no-username-at-meetups discussion here!!--prompted me to ask: Are any of the various medical students, physicians, etc. interested in forming a Google group or similar? [more inside]

May 3

"You were accidentally put in the bad pile.”

It’s funny. I was at the first XOXO, I give a talk about like “Hell, I don’t know, but it seems like the weather’s changing and this might be the sunset for blogs.” It was a really depressing talk. At the end I was like, “Maybe there will still be opportunities?” but two weeks later I woke up and the site was making half as much money overnight. -- Behind the scenes at Metafilter with former Maximum Leader mathowie.

May 2

Go on, spill it.

Everyone is most likely familiar with the Profile page's "About" section explanatory text: "What's the deal with your nickname? How did you get it? If your nickname is self-explanatory, then tell everyone when you first started using the internet, and what was the first thing that made you say 'wow, this isn't just a place for freaks after all?' Was it a website? Was it an email from a long-lost friend? Go on, spill it.' I am curious if anybody's user name actually WAS inspired by an email from a long-lost friend. [more inside]

Quote from... Dan Luu?? About effort and intent

I remember a quotation from someone, I think Dan Luu, about how maybe something is hard, maybe it's easy, but the thing is, the this is possible and whether you're doing it speaks more about your values than the intent of the work. I'm pretty sure I commented on this quotation directly, but can't find it. Am I losing my mind? Please help me find this. Thanks.

April 29

#keepmefiweird

Inspired by Greg Nog's comment in an earlier MeTa, I want to suggest Keep MeFi Weird May. [more inside]

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