London meetup photos (Feb 2007) February 17, 2007 6:20 AM   Subscribe

Photos from last night's London meetup. Straight from sueinnyc's camera to my Flickr account to your face. Features health warnings.
posted by chrismear to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:20 AM (61 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

Every time I refresh - more appear! Yelp!
posted by armoured-ant at 6:42 AM on February 17, 2007


Cool. What's the deal with this? The photo is a very-pixelated snap labelled "Happy Valentines Becca and Devin", but then the All Sizes thing shows a normal photo of Optamystic. Does anyone else get this, or is it some weird caching issue afflicting only me?
posted by matthewr at 6:53 AM on February 17, 2007


Woah. I get it too. WTF? Investigates...
posted by chrismear at 6:53 AM on February 17, 2007


Yeah, I got that too, matthew. I thought chrismear was trying to send me a secret Valentine. Obviously it was intended for you.
posted by essexjan at 6:54 AM on February 17, 2007


It also seems to change photo from time to time, so at one point I got a moody anime-style shot of someone. It also affects one of the other photos in the set, this 'un.
posted by matthewr at 6:56 AM on February 17, 2007


In fact, some of the thumbnails are buggered too. Bloody Flickr. I'm going to reupload some of them and see if that fixes it.
posted by chrismear at 6:56 AM on February 17, 2007


Nope, it's a Flickr-wide problem. Twiddles thumbs and waits for them to fix it.
posted by chrismear at 6:58 AM on February 17, 2007


If you want to see any of the photos that are being mischached, just click the Other Sizes button, and it'll show you the original.
posted by armoured-ant at 7:20 AM on February 17, 2007


I don't remember that crucifix being there.
posted by MrMustard at 7:24 AM on February 17, 2007


Nice photos though.
posted by MrMustard at 7:26 AM on February 17, 2007




just click the Other Sizes button, and it'll show you the original.

I just clicked the Other Sizes button for a photo of Optamystic and the Large size had a painting of a plane, while the Original size was someone's ass.
posted by matthewr at 7:30 AM on February 17, 2007


Brilliant!
posted by chrismear at 7:30 AM on February 17, 2007


I guess it's totally buggered, then.
posted by armoured-ant at 7:33 AM on February 17, 2007


Correction: If you view other sizes, make sure you choose 'Original'.
posted by armoured-ant at 7:40 AM on February 17, 2007


a normal photo of Optamystic.

As if such a thing exists.
posted by Optamystic at 8:00 AM on February 17, 2007


According to the Flickr folk it should be fixed now, though you might need to do a shift-reload.

Flickr drama over! Back to talking about good-looking London MeFites!
posted by chrismear at 8:02 AM on February 17, 2007


There's something else wrong with the Flickr database. When I click on a photo of myself, I see a drunken jackass.

Twiddles thumbs and waits for...well, Godot, I guess.
posted by Optamystic at 8:09 AM on February 17, 2007


You guys identify yourselves anywhere? Or was this a secret meetup?
posted by muddgirl at 8:11 AM on February 17, 2007


The tags are fairly helpful for identifying folk.
posted by MrMustard at 8:17 AM on February 17, 2007


Check the tags!
posted by chrismear at 8:18 AM on February 17, 2007


Preview!
posted by MrMustard at 8:21 AM on February 17, 2007


Thanks, chrismear, especially for all of the titling and tagging.

I guess I missed out on all of the mismatched-photo fun earlier
posted by sueinnyc at 8:33 AM on February 17, 2007


A transatlantic shout-out! Thank you! (And curse you for making me crave beer and naan.)
posted by jrossi4r at 8:42 AM on February 17, 2007


Looks warm in London. fvw is very cute.
posted by jamesonandwater at 9:08 AM on February 17, 2007


You all look so proper.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 9:30 AM on February 17, 2007


woo. shoutout!
posted by Stynxno at 10:10 AM on February 17, 2007


Thanks for the shoutout! Is that Cillit's handwriting?
posted by armoured-ant at 10:11 AM on February 17, 2007


Hello!
posted by ludwig_van at 10:20 AM on February 17, 2007


No, I think that's from this charming young lady.

I could never pick one MeFite over another.
posted by cillit bang at 11:50 AM on February 17, 2007


fvw, did you move there?

is that Pretty all grownup-looking? : >
posted by amberglow at 12:00 PM on February 17, 2007


great pics : >
posted by amberglow at 12:03 PM on February 17, 2007


is that Pretty all grownup-looking? : >

Methinks you're looking at atrazine. Isn't P_G in the USA these days?
posted by ludwig_van at 12:33 PM on February 17, 2007


oh... is he?
posted by amberglow at 12:47 PM on February 17, 2007


is he still banned? matt, let him in again.
posted by amberglow at 12:47 PM on February 17, 2007


Nice job on the titling there, CM! Though I thought we agreed on optamystic being a screwdriver; that may have been just me though.


*blushes at Jameson*


Amberglow: Well, I haven't moved to london yet, but I was there for house hunting. Or to be precise, I was there getting my time wasted by nefarious and annoying (the latter is worse actually) estate agents, as it turns out.
I'm back in NL now for at least a few days, albeit sans bagage. Luggage handlers and estate agents, the first against the wall when the revolution comes.


Yes, I assume you mean atrazine, P_G wasn't there.
posted by fvw at 1:12 PM on February 17, 2007


ahhh...real estate is so expensive there--can you swing it? good luck! London rocks, but it's very pricy overall, i find. (you already have work there?)
posted by amberglow at 1:14 PM on February 17, 2007




Lekker.
posted by bingo at 1:52 PM on February 17, 2007


Oh sweet, my first shoutout and it's from a transatlantic meetup! Thank you, hugsnkisses!
posted by kkokkodalk at 4:31 PM on February 17, 2007


Once again...London MeFites = hawt.
posted by SisterHavana at 4:50 PM on February 17, 2007


Yay! Shoutout! Boo - I got called a loser. Thanks, guys :)
posted by TheDonF at 3:11 AM on February 18, 2007


As predicted, the few pics I took with my shitty phone came out way too grainy to share. Sorry.
posted by MrMustard at 5:14 AM on February 18, 2007


Obviously, I need to make my presence felt in London. I'll have to show up in a Lotus, wearing my Danger Mouse eyepatch. Preferably with essexjan and/or hugsnkisses on my arm(s).

I doubt I'll be forgotten much after that.
posted by Eideteker at 9:08 PM on February 18, 2007


Actually, I think the trick is to ooze subtle sophistication. Which is why I fail.
posted by chrismear at 2:19 AM on February 19, 2007


Looked like a good night!
Is that a call-out, I mean, seriously. WTF does GYOBFW 0.0 mean? Paging MrMustard.
posted by Wilder at 8:44 AM on February 19, 2007


Get Your Own Blog FuckWit.

o.O is one of those disturbing anime emoticons.

We had been drinking quite heavily at that point...
posted by hugsnkisses at 5:12 PM on February 19, 2007


Wilder - I think the 'B' might have stood for something else. It was an obscure reference to a comment you made to econous on MeTa regarding his wandering eyes at the Cheshire Cheese meet-up.

But yes, we had been drinking rather heavily by then. And I was playing 'catch-up' as pennance for my tardy arrival.
posted by MrMustard at 11:53 PM on February 19, 2007


Aw, guys I thought my response was perfect in light of his "Bomber Harris" comment (which I loved BTW, but where is econous these days?).

Glad you got some mileage out of it.
posted by Wilder at 5:50 AM on February 20, 2007


Gah! I look like Humpty-Dumpty.

I enjoyed meeting the London contingent--and the good food on Brick Lane, but man, that tout was aggressive (the ones on E. 6th st are nowhere near as persistent). Why can't you have naan, jrossi4r?

Did anyone get a picture of the fox?
posted by brujita at 6:14 AM on February 20, 2007


Did anyone get a picture of the fox?

Must resist... making... obvious joke...

posted by chrismear at 7:20 AM on February 20, 2007


I thought Hugsandkisses hair was beautiful, just forget to say it until now. Gorgeous colour.

Chrismear, so controlled... are you on something?
posted by Wilder at 7:23 AM on February 20, 2007


I'm trying to keep it in check, I think it's starting to piss people off.
posted by chrismear at 7:26 AM on February 20, 2007


Thanks for the shout-out. When I come to visit London, I'm totally going to party with you guys. I'll even wear my Nancy Reagan gaucho hat.
posted by hermitosis at 7:35 AM on February 20, 2007


Some Brit-Yank confusion here.....
posted by brujita at 8:15 AM on February 20, 2007


Fox doesn't mean the same on that side of the pond?
as in foxy lady?
Oh well,

and Chrismear despite your voluminous posting history I bet no-one's told you to get your own blog (or whatever) fuckwit, which goes to show you can't be pissing people off, really ;-)
posted by Wilder at 9:06 AM on February 20, 2007


Sorry I couldn't come. I was busy chucking EVE Online players out of my engagement party for taking pervy photos. Next time I hope.
posted by randomination at 1:31 PM on February 20, 2007


Uh, yes it does....but we did see a real one. *blushes*
posted by brujita at 10:01 PM on February 20, 2007


Ah, no. In Britain we call that a tafflegoose.
posted by cillit bang at 11:53 AM on February 21, 2007




And I managed to post that comment to the wrong fucking thread. gahmyhe ad
posted by chrismear at 3:50 AM on March 17, 2007


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