But I don't WANT to google a pis. December 4, 2008 4:51 PM   Subscribe

Same old "tried to add favorite, bumped to top of page" stuff.

Yeah, I know, it's NoScript. But here's the thing: I could favorite things just fine twenty minutes ago, and I haven't changed any settings in the interim. Apparently now I have to allow googleapis.com for favorites to stick, which was never necessary before.

What's that about?
posted by Sys Rq to Bugs at 4:51 PM (18 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

We just moved two of the JavaScript libraries (prototype and scriptaculous) to Google's AJAX Libraries API. Because they have a huge content distribution network that spans the globe, we can let them serve up those files faster for everyone based on their geographic location. Those scripts are no longer hosted at metafilter.com so if you're using an extension like NoScript to block JavaScript, you'll need to add an exception for http://www.google.com/jsapi and googleapis.com.
posted by pb (staff) at 4:56 PM on December 4, 2008


That's what I figured.

To be honest though, I was kind of hoping for the "WTF Google is eating us" explanation.
posted by Sys Rq at 5:03 PM on December 4, 2008


I don't know how we ever did anything without pb.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 5:05 PM on December 4, 2008 [2 favorites]


[inevitable zinging response]
posted by cillit bang at 5:17 PM on December 4, 2008


I don't know how we ever did anything without pb.
Patience and lubricate.
posted by dawson at 5:28 PM on December 4, 2008


I don't know how we ever did anything without pb.

j all by itself gets a little old sometimes.
posted by dersins at 5:37 PM on December 4, 2008 [3 favorites]


Thanks for asking, thanks for answering. I hadn't noticed my favorites had broken, but this saves the confusion later.
posted by paisley henosis at 6:07 PM on December 4, 2008


If you remembered the days when favorites were non-javascript/non-ajax and loaded a new page with the whole "success, now press back to go back to where you were" schtick, you'd be more thankful for the current scheme.
posted by Rhomboid at 6:52 PM on December 4, 2008


pb cleans my rain gutters every third Saturday. Free of charge. Just because. And when he does it, he doesn't clean out leaves - he cleans out live, pristine doves.

pb is love.
posted by Navelgazer at 8:36 PM on December 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


that's funny, I don't remember that.
posted by pb (staff) at 9:34 PM on December 4, 2008 [2 favorites]


I don't know how we ever did anything without pb.

I know! Those jelly sandwiches tasted like dog shit!
posted by clearly at 10:26 PM on December 4, 2008


pb: "We just moved two of the JavaScript libraries (prototype and scriptaculous) to Google's AJAX Libraries API."

Google's done a lot of great things for the web that have nothing to do with "search". This is a perfect example. I use their hosting for jQuery in some of my Greasemonkey scripts, and I sleep much better than I did back when I pointed at jQuery's website.
posted by Plutor at 5:31 AM on December 5, 2008


Here's the thing you guys aren't realizing.

pb has no memory. He's a genius, but he has no memory. Every day he wakes up and thinks wow, this is a pretty cool job, how did I get here? And then he codes a couple unicorns, eats a cloud maybe, waxes AJAX, ponders how to make Metafilter more gorgeous, cleans Navelgazer's rain gutters, chats on the phone with Obama - about panda bears, goes to the circus to shoot lolcat material, then he goes home and dreams of lovely things.

Then he wakes up and thinks wow, this is a pretty cool job!
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 5:44 AM on December 5, 2008


I call him Mario van Pbles.
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:46 AM on December 5, 2008 [1 favorite]


It's kind of scary that pb could with a single stroke of a button (or a series of well placed keystrokes) irrevocably alter the site and send tens of thousands of people into nervous spasms.

"But they're FAVOURITES, not BOOKMARKS!!"

So what's your preferred sacrifice, sir?
posted by Phire at 7:07 AM on December 5, 2008


So wait, Google owns MetaFilter now? Because I had to enable googleapis on NoScript to favorite something.
posted by Eideteker at 7:20 AM on December 5, 2008


We have always been at Google with MetaFilter.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:29 AM on December 5, 2008 [2 favorites]


It could be worse.
posted by blue_beetle at 11:46 AM on December 5, 2008


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