37 posts tagged with mefi by mathowie.
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Sixteen Years

After 16 years of doing a bit of everything under the sun here, I’m stepping away from the day to day of running MetaFilter and moving into the background. Never fear, I’m leaving it in the best of hands and things are looking good for the future. [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Mar 4, 2015 - 960 comments

MeFi Labs updates for 2014

As we pass into 2015, we've created year-in-review summary pages in the Labs area for the MeFi Stats 2014 and Popular Amazon Links in 2014. [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Jan 1, 2015 - 30 comments

Mefites' Choice 2014 winners, Week Four

It's the final week of the December Best Post contest, and the winner is EvaDestruction's incredibly interesting post about underground Soviet records made from old x-ray films. For the win, capricorn will send some delicious coffee, tea, or hot cocca to keep them warm. [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Jan 1, 2015 - 47 comments

MeFi State of the Update

After a couple months of fundraising and general money belt-tightening and Google up and downing, I wanted to give an update. [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Aug 5, 2014 - 113 comments

It's a bird...

YOUR EAGLE IS CALLED MEFI - A story of how I gave away a twitter handle to a football club in France because their badass eagle is now called Mèfi.
posted by mathowie on Jun 24, 2014 - 255 comments

93: Midlife Crisis Machine

The newest episode of the podcast features the same crew of jessamyn (first post-MeFi show!), me, and cortex recapping the funding efforts, and then all the best bits from the MeFi universe that runs a total of 1hr 40min long. [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Jun 4, 2014 - 60 comments

Deck ads on The Blue

In the ongoing effort to decrease our reliance on Google's Adsense and stabilize ad income, we'll be soon showing ads for The Deck (same as we currently do on the front pages of all the sites) on MetaFilter discussion thread pages, for both logged in, and logged out users on desktops (mobile will continue to show Adsense ads). It will look something like this screenshot. [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Jun 3, 2014 - 52 comments

MeFi Fundraising Update

I wanted to thank you all for your generosity in helping MeFi’s future stability and also give some big updates on where we are with the impromptu fundraising efforts over the last couple weeks. [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Jun 2, 2014 - 326 comments

Help Fund MetaFilter

We've set up an official fundraising/​contributing/​support page here, and are now tracking the number of people signing on as monthly supporters. [more inside]
posted by mathowie on May 21, 2014 - 1149 comments

State of MetaFilter

Today I need to share some unfortunate news: because of serious financial downturn, MetaFilter will be losing three of its moderators to layoffs at the end of this month. What that means for the site and the site’s future are described below. [more inside]
posted by mathowie on May 19, 2014 - 1702 comments

91: Because Math?

A new podcast covering the month of March and the recent April Fools. It runs about 90min long and was recorded yesterday. [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Apr 3, 2014 - 56 comments

Moving Day!

This Saturday we are planning some downtime of about one hour some time around 10am Pacific. We'll put up a big banner across the top of the site tomorrow to give everyone an additional heads up and post updates to the status blog. [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Mar 13, 2014 - 256 comments

MeFi Radio pre 1.0 beta testers needed

Want to beta test out MeFi Radio, a new iOS 7.x app? [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Mar 12, 2014 - 27 comments

90: Pic Pedantic

Episode 90 of the MetaFilter podcast was recorded today and runs about an hour and twenty minutes long, covering all the best bits from the MetaFilter universe for February. [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Mar 6, 2014 - 32 comments

89: Bookie Clicker

The latest podcast was recorded yesterday and runs about an hour and fifteen minutes, covering all the highlights from the site in January. [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Feb 6, 2014 - 38 comments

88: Owls as Pets

Episode 88 of the MetaFilter podcast features recaps from most of December, including a bit about the MeFites Choice contest as well as things we learned from Labs. The show was recorded on January 3rd and runs a little over 90 minutes. [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Jan 6, 2014 - 37 comments

Announcing MeFi Labs

Today I wanted to unveil a new subsite featuring some experiments with our data called MeFi Labs. [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Jan 2, 2014 - 250 comments

Mefites' Choice 2013 winners, Week Three

It's week three of our MeFites Choice contest, where we showcase the best posts according to you, the reader, via the use of fantastic flagged posts. [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Dec 22, 2013 - 33 comments

83: Legally throwing up on the subway

Episode 83 of the podcast is an extra large one at nearly 2 hours long and was recorded earlier today. Enjoy! [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Jul 26, 2013 - 35 comments

77: Gay Teen Denouement

Episode 77 of the MetaFilter podcast runs about 1hr 40min and was recorded yesterday afternoon with jessamyn and cortex. It features a run-down of our favorite posts from across the sites for January 2013. [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Jan 29, 2013 - 41 comments

Eating our own dogfood

We are currently looking for at least one part-time moderator for MetaFilter. Apply if you've got a flexible schedule and have been a member for a while.
posted by mathowie on Sep 18, 2012 - 522 comments

August best post contest

August 1st is tomorrow, and that means a new BEST POST CONTEST!!! [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Jul 31, 2012 - 172 comments

63: The Intern Speaks

In this episode we interview our intern Dom, then cover the usual excellent spots from all parts of MetaFilter. We recorded this on Monday, July 11th and it runs about an hour and a half. [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Jul 12, 2011 - 34 comments

Memories in the corners of the site

Memmmmmories.... For MetaFilter's upcoming 12th anniversary we're collecting stories to put on a special new site unveiled on the magic day. Your task is simple: tell us how you found MeFi and what your favorite memory is from the site. Submit your answers here. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Jul 6, 2011 - 116 comments

46: Help, I'm trapped in my room

Episode 46 of the podcast was recorded last week on October 27, 2009 (sorry about the delay getting it edited and out). We cover our favorites from Projects, Jobs, MeFi, Ask MeFi, MetaTalk and even throw in a few Music favorites. Show notes follow. [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Nov 5, 2009 - 54 comments

December Awesome Post Contest

A couple years back we did a best post contest in December (winners here). A couple days ago, anotherpanacea suggested we do it again, and it sounded like a good idea, so yeah, consider this the announcement of a December 2008 Awesomest Post of the Official Recession Contest. With Prizes. [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Dec 1, 2008 - 68 comments

Good charity keeps plugging along

Remember Modest Needs? They turned five years old this week and hit one million dollars in funds dispersed since they started. In the anniversary post, the founder mentions they got their whole start thanks to that post on mefi.
posted by mathowie on Apr 3, 2007 - 29 comments

I'm kind of disappointed to see everyone so cynical lately.

Mmmm. A one-link post to a mediocre commercial.

I dont think there is anything worth discussing about this commercial. [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Jun 13, 2006 - 235 comments

Email from Marshall Oak.

Remember Marshall Oak, the star trek photoshopping guy? He found us! (email inside)
posted by mathowie on Mar 18, 2006 - 26 comments

Mefite nudist arrested on child sex abuse charges

A freaky unfortunate turn of events: As an update on a very old thread on nudism that questioned and debated the gray area between nude adults and nudist children in the setting of a nudist colony, one defender of nudist culture from that discussion was arrested on charges of child sex abuse late last year (still being held awaiting trial afaict). It's freaky to go back and re-read the debate knowing what eventually came to pass.
posted by mathowie on Jun 6, 2005 - 138 comments

Readability of MeFi as compared to other popular sites.

Readability Results for http://www.metafilter.com:
Gunning Fog Index 10.70

Typical Fog Index Scores:
6 TV guides, The Bible, Mark Twain
8 Reader's Digest
8 - 10 Most popular novels
10 Time, Newsweek
11 Wall Street Journal
14 The Times, The Guardian
15 - 20 Academic papers
Over 20 Only government sites can get away with this, because you can't ignore them.
Over 30 The government is covering something up

We're just like Time and Newsweek!
posted by mathowie on Apr 24, 2005 - 36 comments

Are people from dotcomscoop.com spamming mefi?

I noticed an odd trend recently in the way a couple new people were posting and I think I've uncovered a problem. (more)
posted by mathowie on Oct 1, 2001 - 100 comments

Self-blogger

This is a classic self-blog. [more]
posted by mathowie on Jun 10, 2001 - 19 comments

MetaFilter's Web server statistics for March 2001

March 2001 stats. The second most popular search term is especially interesting. heh.
posted by mathowie on Apr 3, 2001 - 18 comments

Sessioning should be fixed now, I think.

I think I fixed the sessioning. I reworked a lot of code tonight, and tested it, and I think I got it working correctly. Here's what's going on: you come to metafilter for the first time today, it says 3 new links and 24 new comments. You read the site, hitting the index page as many times as you want, and you'll never lose that 3 links and 24 comments status.

then you go away for a few hours, and you come back. it should say "1 new link and 13 new comments" (if that much changed between visits), and it should remain that way until you go away for over 15 minutes.

Now, the only place where this will be screwed up, is when you hit the site within 15 minutes from your last visit. That way, the session won't die and it won't update your last visit time.

I also got rid of the new window thing, and the double arrow things, since you won't lose state if you jump directly into a thread.

Let me know if you find any problems.
posted by mathowie on Feb 22, 2001 - 26 comments

MetaFilter outage

FYI: MetaFilter was down for about three hours this morning because of a shoddy power chord. The power chord could wiggle a little bit in the back of the server, and when it did, sometimes the power connection would break. This would happen occasionally as people walked right next to it, jostling it ever so slightly. Today though, it looks like it happened at 6 in the morning in a locked office, so I replaced the chord with one that won't cause it to power down.
posted by mathowie on Apr 28, 2000 - 6 comments

I never thought we'd outnumber Lance's army of followers

I never thought we'd outnumber Lance's army of followers (of which I'm a member).
posted by mathowie on Apr 22, 2000 - 0 comments

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