Mefi reference on Wired (sort of) May 30, 2007 9:48 AM   Subscribe

Lore Sjöberg has a column/blog/whatever on Wired's website. In the most recent edition/post, he expresses a desire to "replace [the caps lock key] with a more useful key, like Reload MetaFilter Obsessively." Full thing here.
posted by Arturus to MetaFilter-Related at 9:48 AM (42 comments total)

I think you mean "Metafilter's Own Lore Sjöberg".
posted by mendel at 9:55 AM on May 30, 2007


BUT WITHOUT MY CAPS LOCK KEY, HOW WILL PEOPLE KNOW THAT I REALLY REALLY REALLY CARE ABOUT WHAT I'M WRITING????!!???!?
posted by SBMike at 10:07 AM on May 30, 2007


This guy again? It's like astroturfing without the effort. Not that I have anything against Lore. Hi, Lore!
posted by Plutor at 10:10 AM on May 30, 2007


Hi, Plutor!

I kinda felt bad about leaving Metafilter out of the Dot Combos column, so I threw in a shout-out. Also, that would probably be the most worn-out key on my keyboard.
posted by L. Fitzgerald Sjoberg at 10:17 AM on May 30, 2007


Or, now that I think of it, if it really does reload MetaFilter obsessively, I'd only need to hit it once every time I booted the computer. So it would be one of the least used keys on the keyboard, but it would save wear-and-tear on my bookmarks menu.
posted by L. Fitzgerald Sjoberg at 10:20 AM on May 30, 2007


Hey, did anybody see that Ask A Ninja thing?
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:21 AM on May 30, 2007


Tip: The F5 key already reloads Metafilter obsessively.

It does on my machine, that is.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 10:23 AM on May 30, 2007


sbmIKE, YOU WILL NEED TO HOLD DOWN THE shift KEY. bESIDES, STUDIES SHOW IT IS EASIER TO READ mIxEd CaSe.

Ugh. Now I'm off to eat some chicken nuggets.
posted by yohko at 10:24 AM on May 30, 2007


little gaskets of filth

I like it :)
posted by doctor_negative at 10:36 AM on May 30, 2007


'Metafilter's own - L. Fitzgerald Sjoberg' who?
Posing behind some lame vagabond pseudonym. I don't think so.
posted by tellurian at 10:36 AM on May 30, 2007


Everybody loves Lore. If he recorded a few songs, he might become as popular as cortex.
posted by Faint of Butt at 10:45 AM on May 30, 2007


You don't want Lore recording any songs. They'd go on longer than Mathowie's Community Blog.
posted by jacquilynne at 11:00 AM on May 30, 2007


Lore, you still in SF? I'd love to shake your hand and say hello. Email is in profile.
posted by loquacious at 11:04 AM on May 30, 2007


Also, I saw the MeFi shoutout yesterday and it made me grin.
posted by loquacious at 11:05 AM on May 30, 2007


Capslock? Screw that, SysReq.
posted by Pope Guilty at 11:07 AM on May 30, 2007


But then every day would be International Caps Lock Day, RUINING IT FOR EVERYONE.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 11:11 AM on May 30, 2007


I am so totally going to print this screen.
posted by brain_drain at 11:16 AM on May 30, 2007




Christ, that Closer to Fine flash thing is brilliant. Stop stealing my ideas in reverse, Sjoberg.
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:18 AM on May 30, 2007


Just a few more Bjork songs...
posted by graventy at 11:18 AM on May 30, 2007


Oooh, I want a Roomba Mouse! My only suggestion is that it has a hose attachment so it can also get at the crumbs in the keyboard.
posted by deborah at 11:50 AM on May 30, 2007


Christ, that Closer to Fine flash thing is brilliant. Stop stealing my ideas in reverse, Sjoberg.

Cortex, that bit is older than *I* am.

Yesterday I was telling my husband about the pantsfish so I showed him the pic. He asked what the fish was saying, and what it meant, so I dug up the thread which I had forgotten turned into happy cyborg name-generating silliness.

Who invented the cyborg name generator?
That's right...
Lore.
posted by frecklefaerie at 12:28 PM on May 30, 2007


It was actually a mention of metafilter on Mr. Sjoberg's blog that caused me to check it out for the first time. Clearly, he's attracting the riff-raff.
posted by Greg Nog at 12:38 PM on May 30, 2007


Cortex, that bit is older than *I* am.

The "college roomie's fuck up songs a lot" bit, or the "this will actually literally go on forever because it's randomly playing segments of the song punctuated by 'oops' moments in an infinite loop" bit?

I'll give you the former, but the latter is what I really like.
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:52 PM on May 30, 2007


Now that I think about it, Greg Nog, I believe I ended up here via the Lungfish as well.
posted by Partial Law at 1:04 PM on May 30, 2007


I've been noticing that Lore has been a lot more active on Mefi lately. This makes me very happy.
posted by quin at 1:13 PM on May 30, 2007


I had no idea so many names rhymned with Bjork.
posted by YoBananaBoy at 1:45 PM on May 30, 2007


Lore, can you make a brief recording of yourself saying "Hello, my name is Lore Sjöberg, and I pronoung Lore Sjöberg `Lore Sjöberg`"? I would really appreciate it.
posted by boo_radley at 1:57 PM on May 30, 2007 [2 favorites]


LOLSHUTTLECOCKS
posted by Elmore at 2:01 PM on May 30, 2007


Why DON'T they have mousepad-sized trackpads though?

I've been digging Lore's shit since the Shuttlecock days. Hey asavage, how about getting a Book of Ratings series on Discovery?
posted by Rock Steady at 2:11 PM on May 30, 2007


I agree with cortex, that indigo girls thing is hysterical.
posted by shmegegge at 2:15 PM on May 30, 2007


Hey boo_radley, Lore pronounces his full name in the beginning of The Björk Song recording linked above. It sounds pretty much like Show-berg.
posted by Partial Law at 2:18 PM on May 30, 2007


As I have said before, I love and worship Lore in a totally satirical ironic way, but I wondered about the absence of MeFi in the "Dot Combos" column, so I came up with some of my own, and also developed a real-web version of "Figg" (he self-linked).
posted by wendell at 2:20 PM on May 30, 2007


I also noticed recently that he had been more active, but was also pleased that no one else had really noticed. You know, so not every other mefi shoutout would call attention to him *cough*asavage*cough*. Some of us like our secrets. ;)
posted by artifarce at 3:22 PM on May 30, 2007


I also checked out brunching again, and checked out The Legion of Doom ep of Ratings. Lore, that is seriously one hell of a nu-metal goatee you're rocking. I want you to know that. Also you're totally right about Bizarro.
posted by boo_radley at 3:37 PM on May 30, 2007


I used to work for a Scandinavian company which exposed to me lots of Swedish and Norwegian names. So the first time I saw Lore's name I just read it as 'Show-berg,' and I'm glad to see I wasn't wrong.
posted by needled at 3:58 PM on May 30, 2007


It's Show-berg Time!
posted by wendell at 4:02 PM on May 30, 2007


Lore Sjöberg hosts my buddy's now defunct webcomic Death to the Extremist, for which I'll always be grateful. Thanks Lore!
posted by Kattullus at 4:51 PM on May 30, 2007


Aw, thanks cortex, et al.

I wasn't going to announce this for a couple days, but those of you who liked Brunching might want to keep an eye on Bad Gods. It's on hiatus at the moment, but it should be less hiatusy any day now.

Thanks for the plug opportunity!
posted by L. Fitzgerald Sjoberg at 5:19 PM on May 30, 2007


When I used a ball mouse, the dirt of course formed little gaskets of filth on the rollers that needed to be extracted with revolting regularity

Lore, you really shouldn't tell the world that you have dirty mouse balls. Some things are better left unsaid.
posted by Lentrohamsanin at 5:31 PM on May 30, 2007


Doesn't everybody here have dirty mouse balls?

Doesn't?

Every?

Body?

Huh?

Ruh roh.
posted by wendell at 10:11 PM on May 30, 2007


Lore:

BrunchingShuttlecocks is blocked by my worksite as a "sex site". Heehee.
posted by Bugbread at 3:47 AM on June 1, 2007


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