Mathowie now a member of the "Gray Lady"? February 14, 2007 7:59 PM   Subscribe

It seems our fearless leader has a little New York Times thing going on in tommorow's paper. Unless there's another Matthew Haughey who writes tech stuff.
posted by jourman2 to MetaFilter-Related at 7:59 PM (22 comments total)

posted by isopraxis at 8:13 PM on February 14, 2007

naw, that is me. Here are all my teeny reviews. I haven't done one in a while.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 8:23 PM on February 14, 2007

That's the least Haughey-esque bit of Haughey I've ever read. So clean and plain and markety. It's like Haughey from an industrial sandwich press or something.
posted by cortex at 8:24 PM on February 14, 2007

Oh yeah, a 200 word limit is hell, plus I can't use the word "I" which is how I write everything from the first person.

They cut out half of what I wrote to distill it down to the very basics so it comes out almost like a software manual in the end.

I wanted to say how much I loved the device and how I've had four different wireless points from different companies and even though Apple's stuff is expensive, it's the only wireless router I've had last more than a year. I've never had one die on me, and I have a stack of overheated, dead linksys, d-link, and other routers in a box somewhere.

I had a whole paragraph on all the new features that didn't fit.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 8:30 PM on February 14, 2007

Uh, let's trim that up a little:

I like to talk about myself. Apple is expensive. I break things.

much better.
posted by popechunk at 8:34 PM on February 14, 2007 [2 favorites]

btw mat, is it at all possible to add the little "link" "I" and "B" buttons (like there is in lower right hand corner in the comment box) to the MeTa posting area. I'm kinda HTML stupid, and it took me a while to figure out how to do links and stuff.
posted by jourman2 at 8:41 PM on February 14, 2007

yeah, I need to add the HTML buttons.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 8:44 PM on February 14, 2007

Is mathowie gonna be a daddy? My dad sold out when mom got preggers too.
posted by davy at 8:49 PM on February 14, 2007

Maybe I should say 'again'? Of course it's never too early to start that college fund.
posted by davy at 9:00 PM on February 14, 2007

davy, you know the NYT pays a pathetic amount to freelancers, right? I do it for the ego boost of being in the NYT and because some editor liked my blog and asked me.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 9:08 PM on February 14, 2007

Are we CERTAIN that "Matt Haughey" is "Matt Haughey" of "'the NYTimes' Matt Haughey"?
Because my mailman's name is Matt Haughey, and my softball coach was named Mr. Haughey and I've been a fan of Howie Mandel for years.
Please work the problem, people!
posted by Dizzy at 9:25 PM on February 14, 2007

802.11n is up to 200mbps. I suppose you could go multichannel in your home, or something, but many PCs now come with gigabyte Ethernet ports built in. And the cards aren't expensive these days either. And you can get a gigE hub for $109 these days.
posted by delmoi at 9:33 PM on February 14, 2007

As a freelancer myself, I say, good on ya, haughey! NYTimes! W00t!
posted by Lynsey at 9:36 PM on February 14, 2007

Does that make Matt, like, the Judith Miller of Tech? Or the Jayson Blair?
I keed because I insanely jealous.
posted by wendell at 10:20 PM on February 14, 2007


Naw, seriously, that's actually pretty cool. Next step: World domination.
posted by arto at 11:27 PM on February 14, 2007

*crosses middle and ring finger*

West side, represent!

*realizes that he lives in the mid-west and has no homies.*


Always like to see our fearless leader getting press. No coverage is bad coverage, right?


unless that coverage is you trying to pull the eye-teeth out of an endangered ape for the sweet supposed narcotic effects, and then all of a sudden you are a 'bad guy' or a 'poacher'.

Fucking monkey lovers...

That said, Yay for Matt!
posted by quin at 11:57 PM on February 14, 2007

I don't really understand this article format at all. Not a knock on Matt, but it's so space limited that you end up with a condensed marketing press release.
posted by smackfu at 5:54 AM on February 15, 2007

you end up with a condensed marketing press release.

Which is what the Times is all about. Anyway, congrats, Fearless Leader!
posted by languagehat at 7:03 AM on February 15, 2007

I just finished reading the piece five minutes ago and thought it addressed some questions I've had about the 802.11n standard that I've had for awhile. I've wanted to upgrade my router and this fits the bill. Thanks, Matt.
posted by docpops at 7:46 AM on February 15, 2007

"Are we CERTAIN that 'Matt Haughey' is 'Matt Haughey' of '"the NYTimes' Matt Haughey"?'"

No, it's actually Ed Helms.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 8:15 AM on February 15, 2007

You just know they're all over there arguing now about whether they get to call him "The New York Times' Own Matt Haughey."
posted by koeselitz at 9:38 AM on February 15, 2007 [1 favorite]

I typically stay out of the subculture that travels with 'the blue' but what is with the attitude towards someone who has written an article in the NYT? Sold-out and I like to talk about myself bullsh*t?

Good for him is what I say. Published in the NYT and has an highly active website which is spawning (I found Metajobs last night btw - cool!)

posted by fluffycreature at 5:06 PM on February 15, 2007

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