Wired just posted this article, which is their coverage of the Mystery on Fifth Ave apartment remodel (posted here). They included pictures of a few more of the puzzles, including this cipher. [more inside]
Old AskMe post resolved. In 2004, I asked about getting a jammed Pentax K1000 fixed. -> [more inside]
Update: Jill Sobule's first fan-funded album The California Years has arrived. (Previously here, here, here, and here.)
Staff Benda Bilili have an album out! I'm sure you remember them from when flapjax at midnite made your day with this post. [more inside]
Update on this project, which became this thread on the blue: turns out eamondaly's beard can lift a 50-pound child. [more inside]
I thought I'd gather together some follow-up links for various things I thought were worth following up on since they were originally posted to the blue. Some things worth checking out, but not individually meaty enough for a whole new FPP. [more inside]
Newbie MeFi-etiquette: On AskMe, it is considered acceptable to ask for more information/detail about a particular answer on the original question's page? [more inside]
Reading the recent story of Norman Van Lier's death reminded me of the "Dead neighbor, or overactive imagination?" AskMe thread from over the holidays. [more inside]
BUSTED! A follow up! My father found out what the mysterious substance was, but I didn't tell him... [more inside]
Is archiving a thread supposed to put the kibosh on Recent Comments? Also, a follow-up. [more inside]
Followup to my Keane question. The money wasn't as exciting as I thought, but what a painful experience! [more inside]
A follow-up to this much-beloved FPP, the resultant AskMe question, and the inevitable follow-up FPP ... it's TIME FOR SOME STORIES: THE BLOG! It contains some reprints from the original thread, plus some new anecdotes. Also of note: the original TIME FOR SOME STORIES thread was restored on vivalavinyl.org, and features newer Dave Secretary stories that weren't in the original linked-to archive.
Follow up, they caught those fools! [more inside]
About a month ago you asked a question on Ask MetaFilter: [more inside]
Remember that time I kinda flipped out a little bit on MeTa about that AskMe question about how to get Zimbabwean dollars on the cheap? [more inside]
Do the mods ever ask an anonymous questioner for follow-up info, or does the anonymous asker always initiate the follow-up process? I'm just curious. [more inside]
Thanks to jepler, pixel detctive [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.
To all the people who have suggested Hendrick's gin with cucumber - thank you. It really is amazing. [more inside]
Do people follow-up much? [more inside]
Big huge, ginormous thanks and hugs to Metafilter in general and Konolia in particular. [more inside]
Shed a tear for the passing of the LongBoing, this day at 9:58am. We got 2516 oars in the water before setting the whole thing aflame, standing on the strand to watch it drift beyond the horizon. It's where we were all Vikings.
People who were interested in the original thread may enjoy seeing some big grins on kids' faces courtesy of baby_balrog's playground ministry; the playgrounds are evidently up.
A sad follow-up to last year's post on the Last Lecture: Randy Pausch passed away this morning at the age of 47.
The end result of this question just needs to be preserved as a "wonderful AskMe moment." Crushing problem solved in a way neither of us would have considered if it hadn't been for the suggestion in AskMe. Now we know, and the other credit-card-ignorant will know too when they search!
AskMe vent: Is it just me, or does anyone else get frustrated when they answer questions and the asker never comes back to say "Hey, thanks, that's what I was looking for" or "That's not what I meant, but let me clarify" or never comes back to give feedback to the answers in any way? I'm not talking about "anonymous" askers who obviously can't follow up. I mean regular/mundane/normal questions whose askers never bother to respond at all. [more inside]
Unfortunately, I can't post it to the original thread because it's more that 30 days old, but Paul Schmeltzer just posted my contribution to his Signifier-Signed project to the blog. Heh. [more inside]
Today a mysterious box arrived, which turned out to be my long-lost OLPC! Are there any other Mefites playing around with them? [more inside]
In case anyone wondered what happened with the College Admissions Official From Hell (thread here), an update! Thank you to the good people of AskMe. [more inside]
note: Ask MetaFilter is as useful as you make it. Please limit comments to answers or help in finding an answer. Wisecracks don't help people find answers. Thanks.
Also, I think that the definition of "noise" needs to be extended to encompass posts that are just people giving their opinions without providing anything new to the discussion. posted by 1 at 2:08 PM on February 12 [more inside]
Tonight a debate that has pitted brother against brother, friend against friend, MeFite against MeFite, will be finally laid to rest. The long awaited Mythbusters episode about airplane vs. conveyor belt airs tonight at 9 o'clock. For real this time. No really, it's airing, Adam Savage said so. [more inside]
Seeing this response by the original poster made me recall this little pony request. The poor little thing has been left outside in the rain for a fortnight. [more inside]
The Givewell Board of Directors have issued a statement concerning the changes they made in the wake of the astroturfing and related activities earlier in the week. [more inside]
The Keynote Index Fund. In which Matt asks "Is it possible to make money off the Apple keynote talks given by Steve Jobs?".
A follow up on this post. I saw there were a few members that had sailed on SS France / SS Norway / SS Blue Lady and thought they might want to grab a souvenir. [more inside]