Remember back when the TV series "Heroes" began and many of us thought actor Zachary Quinto resembled our #1, Matt Haughey?
Well, I found another celebrity lookalike (albeit certainly older-looking) in Diego Trujillo, who has been cast in a spanish-language version of "Breaking Bad"
as "Walter Blanco". At least he does in character, which has him with a lot more head hair and less facial hair than the actor usually has*. Not sure? Well, take a look at the publicity picture that looks like Matt in Walter White's tighty whiteys
. Also notable, the title they picked for the show: "METÁSTATIS"
**. And here's an english-language promo
. [more inside]
Quit! #26: This Is Not My Beautiful Life
Dan is joined by Matt Haughey, founder of MetaFilter and briefly Glenn Fleishman to discuss what it truly means to run a business. [more inside]
: "I think RSS is so important that I'd take a job (leaving MeFi) at any startup aiming to make an improved Google Reader (w/ social features). [...] I'm serious, and feel free to email me. MetaFilter can continue with the employees running things."
I think that this maybe merits some serious discussion here, pronto. [more inside]
I am not sure how elusive the Metafilter moderator GUI screenshot
might be to the average MeFi user, but I have always wondered about it's efficiency and I was pleasantly surprised when I finally caught a (blurry) glimpse of it during Matt's SxSW 2011 talk: Lessons from 11 Years of Community
An interesting and entertaining interview
of MetaFilter user #1
by Colin Marshall. It's a free podcast, an hour in length.
Happy 40th birthday, Matthew
. But, what does one get as a 'significant birthday' present for he who separated the light from the darkness, and verily created the blue? [more inside]
He displayed a graph of his mid-twenties existence, with the bar representing work towering over the one for personal life. Now that he’s 40, the bar heights are reversed.
Mathowie, family man/firm rejector of corporate villiany, is featured in this month's Wired cover story
Summer is not just the time for a MetaTalk queue. It also brings June 13
. [more inside]
Unexpected Matt Haughey sighting and Metafilter mention in the "Matter" Kickstarter video
(~2:27) [more inside]
mathowie is featured on the flickr blog
today as part of "8 Years, 8 Members, 8 Stories". [more inside]
mathowie as one of the most 25 viral people on the internet. He came in at number 13. [more inside]
and his random tweet lead to a larger soapbox
for him to complain about the changes to his beloved Google reader [more inside]
Okay, am I crazy or did I just hear the voice of our dear leader on the teaser for next week's Marketplace
? [more inside]
On the eve of MetaFilter's twelfth birthday, the Willamette Week sits down with Matt Haughey
to talk about his roots at the dawn of the blogging age, the value of lifestyle work vs. captaining industry, and the future of community blogs in an online landscape increasingly dominated by Twitter, Facebook, and mobile browsing.
"Yeah, yeah. Having a section of the site dedicated to talking about the site I originally designed that just to keep people from jabbering about like fonts that they didn’t like in the middle of a thread about some news event, and just being like shut up, don’t do that; having a place dedicated has been great because then people can talk openly about lots of things."
The July 1st SitePoint podcast
is a panel discussion on "...the profession of Online Community, how it’s grown in importance and profile, and what it means to today’s Web," conducted by Patrick O'Keefe
, founder of the iFroggy Network: with Venessa Paech, Lead Community Manager of Community Engine
; Sarah Hawk, Community Manager of SitePoint
; and our own intrepid mathowie
. [more inside]
Matt Haughey of Metafilter and his wife Kay split household chores right down the middle, except when it comes to garbage duty. Does the person taking out the trash have "garbage hands" that are only suitable to replace the trash bag and deal with all matters dirty? Judge John Hodgman decides!
I am the MetaFilter pintern (paid intern) Dom, and would love to hear any funny stories the Mefi community has about breaking bones, in order to keep the boss's spirits up while healing from his scaphoid fracture. [more inside]
Improv Everywhere sprang a spontaneous musical
onto unsuspecting attendees of the GEL Conference
in New York. Not exactly newsworthy but mathowie was there and chimed in
on the comments section. [more inside]
Lessons from 11 years of community
- a video by some guy
who runs a blog. (2011 SXSW)
Mathowie tweets about a photo on Flickr
depicting a newspaper article about MeFi HQ. Typos included. [more inside]
Dan Benjamin of 5 by 5 Studios interviews Matt Haughey
, eliciting answers to questions such as why Internet Fame sucks, how staffing up a web community can kill it dead, and what are the benefits of simplifying your life. (direct link to The Pipeline episode
"A lot of people obsessed with venture capital see Metafilter as a lifestyle business, but in my mind, it’s a mature business. It works really well and yet nobody aspires to do something like this and I don’t know why. Nobody celebrates just simple businesses that work." - Interview with Matt Haughey
by Sue Medha [via Matt's twitterfeed]
Mathowie was the recipient of a greeting card emergency. [more inside]
Yay, Matt's brain is now officially (mostly) fixed! Also, he's horny again. Details are here on his blog. [more inside]
is for sale
In case there are any Mefites who don't follow mathowie
on Twitter, he just sent one out
about his health that you should read.
Best wishes for a full and speedy recovery, Matt!
Yet another celebrity shout-out
to #1. I'm jumping on this bandwagon and renting a recumbent for Halloween.
Birthday greetings to the one who started it all. Happy Birthday Matt!
Just wanted to highlight Lore Sjöberg's Mathowie-ing of Weird Al Yankovic's "Charles Nelson Reilly"
, which then inspired wendell's rewrite of the lyrics
. Both fairly amusing and almost lost in the shuffle, I think.
Since other cities are already posting meetups, I figured I'd better jump on the bandwagon. Cortex-tastic New Orleans meetup in September! [more inside]
A nice piece
on Metafilter, including an audio interview with Mathowie, from the Toronto Globe and Mail.
Los Angeles Mefites, your attention please: We are about to be visited by one of Metafilter's most distinguished gentlemen. Please join us on Thursday, June 11, to welcome ColdChef
to the City of Angels, and make this evening of LA-meets-L.A. a meetup to remember! [more inside]
on the nerd vote has been posted over at boingboing
This Nested post
was brought to you by Matt Haughey ... [more inside]
While reading the paper this morning I found this article
featuring MeFite #1 decrying the culture of snark. (This is not actually the newspaper I read it in, but it is the only registration-free online version I saw.)
Why in the fucking fuck was my post in Ask deleted, assholes? [more inside]
A follow up to this little post
I made a few years ago about a fellow that was attempting to walk every street and lane of his surroundings. His passing
has given me pause to reflect on the idea of community and how posting events from the local to the global bring us closer together. I want to say thank you to mathowie for providing us with this forum for sharing these often unheard stories.
Two months ago, Fearless Leader gave a neat talk
at WebVisions 2008 about how to make money off your particular web passion without resorting to venture capital interference or selling out, and the slides
and the audio (MP3
) from his talk are now online. It's plenty cool enough to watch/listen to on its own merits, if you've ever dreamed of running your own web company or making a small-but-cool web tool -- but since MetaFilter (and what it's been like to start and run MetaFilter) are mentioned prominently, I thought it was worth noting here, rather than on the Blue. [more inside]
A Dude's Perspective...
impressive taste in bike related objects!
Looking for analysis of what works on MeFi, probably a couple of years old, written IIRC by mathowie. [more inside]