: "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.
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.
A nice piece
on Metafilter, including an audio interview with Mathowie, from the Toronto Globe and Mail.
This Nested post
was brought to you by Matt Haughey ... [more inside]
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]
Matt, have you ever heard of this out fit - www.sendbackliberty.us
The url takes you to this page...!!
Looks well fishy to me.
Success! (I think)
Thanks to some in-person help
, I remotely did a backup of the old, corrupted hard drive's web folders and deployed everything onto the new drive. Now that everything's back up, it all seems to be working again (disturbingly smoothly if I must say). If you find any problems, let me know here.