I can't believe no one has said anything to our "datawranglin' mod"
until now, but many happy returns!
"Moderator, chief datawrangler at Metafilter"
is a 32-year-old musician, computer geek, and generally reckless creative-type person in Portland, OR. His username on mefi is “cortex”, for reasons that aren’t particularly interesting."
The sock thief
of the MetaFilter Aristocracy
has some warm words
for the masses on this special day. [more inside]
Can we favorite a deletion reason?
Summer is not just the time for a MetaTalk queue. It also brings June 13
. [more inside]
Coooooooooooooortex! Happy birthday, dude! I think dude deserves a shoutout for his mod duties, for MeFi music, for all the data crunching, for the fascinating subsites and just for being an all-around outstanding contributor to the site. So, thanks man and again, happy natal anniversary!
In case you missed it, metafilter was down for maintainance
for a bit last night.
In this old MetaTalk thread
, cortex's staff icon isn't displaying for me. [more inside]
The Video Game Of Missing The Point Of Metafilter, by ye olde Cortex. [more inside]
Alright, I've had it with all this mod oversight. So fed up right now! [more inside]
So did butterstick and cortex et al
ever get around to giving us their Dark Horse Aliens
comic book summaries, as promised in this thread
and specifically here
? [more inside]
This was not a good deletion
. I think cortex pulls the trigger too quickly sometimes on the deletion of Ask Me posts and more restraint would be appreciated. [more inside]
(not to be confused with Zither Cat
) began life as a deletion reason
on the blue, was briefly batted about
on the grey, was then auctioned off
, and is now residing in Projects
, ready to be purchased
and taken home. Oh won't you love him, Mefi.
Folk music, viral weirdness, and the Ballad of Steven Slater
. Josh Millard, known to all and sundry here as cortex, analyses how The Ballad of Steven Slater
written by Max Sparber, a.k.a. Astro Zombie, which cortex set to music and performed, went viral. How viral? Wolf Blitzer viral
Pony request for my birthday: Can cortex's deletion reasons be collected? Stuff like this
is one of my favorite features of the site.
Why is MeFi turning into the Josh Millard Fan Club? [more inside]
is a callout that should've been done here, although in a much truncated form. [more inside]
Some time ago, I did a post about parodies of "The Last Supper"
. Little did I know at the time that the Greatest Spoof Ever would feature MetaFilter's Own Jesus H. Shatner
(although in retrospect, it seems obvious). Ladies and Gentlemen, a masterpiece by leonardo pjern, "The Last Round" [more inside]
This is the official cortex Tours America
Salt Lake City meetup thread. [more inside]
As promised: the First Annual Chicago Cortex Convergence, October 2nd and 3rd. Mark it on your calendars, kids. [more inside]
Two things? Explicit and transparent on the front page and on the inside, or so I thought. What's the second thing? [more inside]
Cortex & brother, Baltimore, Sept 19? [more inside]
Who's in for an Original Portland™ meet-up with Cortex on September 12th? [more inside]
NYC Karaoke 10/07/2009 + cortex. 2nd on 2nd. [more inside]
Vermont playdate with cortex! [more inside]
Any interest in a Burlington, VT, meetup on September 14th when cortex is here? [more inside]
Bay Area mefites - let's get the planning started for cortex's 9/29 visit! [more inside]
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]
Triangle NC-Cortex-Meetup GO! [more inside]
Does 9/20 Sound like a good time for a DC Meetup to anyone? [more inside]
In a world where... cortex has NEVER BEEN TO LOS ANGELES... until now... anything could happen... even taters. [more inside]
Cortex in Boston! 9/11! [more inside]
Cortex and French Fry are gonna be in Philly! September 18th. Let's eat, drink, and be merry. [more inside]
What were the mods like (on Metafilter) before they were mods? Please point me to notable posts by Jessamyn, Cortex, et al from when they were just some schmo on MeFi like you or me. [more inside]
Cortex turns 30 today. Hiccups: gone
. Pants status: unknown. Metafilter contributions: Awesome!
This inaugural episode of the new Metafilter Music Podcast supplement is hosted by cortex and features an interview with and music by Corduroy
, as well songs from lovermont
, and The World Famous
. It runs just under 36 minutes. [more inside]
Yeah, I'm pretty sure the OP of the thread below me was asking in a VERY creative way:
Why is there a metafilter policy against telling others via postings what you received in MeMail?
Easy on the trigger, cortex. Just because you CAN delete and end threads, doesn't mean you should.
I just wanted to be sure everyone gets the memo.
"Web zaphods," is that clear?
Right this very moment, Cortex is sitting at home, sans-pants, watching the flag queue, poised with the ban-hammer, bemoaning his utter lack of head-sized doughnuts. Welcome to the Land of the
Lost Full-Time MetaFilter Admins
Cortex, can you chill out?
South Portland/Portland, ME meetup? I'll be in town for a few days, and I have Sunday 3/25 free.
Cortex has been a great mod so far. I motion that he be granted perma-mod status. Can I get a second?
Do we have a new administrator? admincortex
mopping up with a napkin.