super mefize me June 3, 2009 11:21 AM   Subscribe

I'm trying to MeFize my life, but I need some help. I've found color codes for the backgrounds of each subsite, but I cannot find the color code for the lovely gold-esque color that denotes a link. Help?
posted by Night_owl to MetaFilter-Related at 11:21 AM (56 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

#CCCC00


(sorry, I cheated)
posted by mathowie (staff) at 11:22 AM on June 3, 2009 [10 favorites]


Isn't the word "metastasize"?
posted by Mister_A at 11:30 AM on June 3, 2009 [7 favorites]


Wouldn't you prefer a more professional looking background like white?
posted by dios at 11:32 AM on June 3, 2009 [23 favorites]


If you use firefox, colorzilla is an add-on eyedropper tool that can be handy.
posted by juv3nal at 11:39 AM on June 3, 2009 [15 favorites]


Wow, colorzilla rocks! Thanks juv3nal.
posted by Mister_A at 11:43 AM on June 3, 2009


To continue the derail, MeasureIt is a good screen ruler add-on, although that one's not as generally useful because different browsers &tc.
posted by juv3nal at 11:49 AM on June 3, 2009 [2 favorites]


mathowie's link working for anyone else?
posted by cjorgensen at 12:01 PM on June 3, 2009 [22 favorites]


I refer to this color patch, and use the value #C4C601. Huh. I only just noticed the little "Warning: not a web safe color" icon in the color picker in Photosh Hold on. There's someone really pounding on the door. I'll be right back.
posted by Kronos_to_Earth at 12:02 PM on June 3, 2009 [1 favorite]


mathowie's link working for anyone else?

Yeah, it linked to the deleted comment warehouse. You're not getting this?
posted by jerseygirl at 12:08 PM on June 3, 2009 [4 favorites]


Thanks Matt!
posted by Night_owl at 12:14 PM on June 3, 2009

I'm trying to MeFize my life
What does this mean?
posted by JDHarper at 12:20 PM on June 3, 2009


JDHarper, hopefully it means large tattoos and a painful page on Projects.
posted by adipocere at 12:30 PM on June 3, 2009


Yeah, are you trying to get some paint matching done for your house? blue for theliving room, green for the kitchen, and gray for the room where you lock the neighbors children up in?
posted by Burhanistan at 12:41 PM on June 3, 2009 [2 favorites]


This is a timely MeTa thread for me. I'll be printing out some colour patches sometime this summer so as to match them in yarn for a MeFi hoodie.
posted by orange swan at 12:53 PM on June 3, 2009 [4 favorites]


Yeah, are you trying to get some paint matching done for your house? blue for theliving room, green for the kitchen, and gray for the room where you lock the neighbors children up in?

The yellow is for the doors, I presume.
posted by Acheman at 12:58 PM on June 3, 2009 [3 favorites]


What does this mean?

A longer lasting, more satisfying MeFi experience without pills or doctors!
posted by jerseygirl at 1:04 PM on June 3, 2009 [5 favorites]


Danger in the shape of somethin' wild
Stranger dressed in color, she's a hungry child
Some folks know who she is & what her name is
I don't know where she came from (well, Canada) or what her game is (guessing hockey)

(orange swan in a hoodie)
(orange swan in a hoodie)
(Knittin' wild and lookin' pretty)
(orange swan in a hoodie)

So young to be loose and on her own
Young geeks, they all want to take her home
She goes to meetups, the nerds all stop and stare
When she goes to meetups, she walks like she just don't care, care

(orange swan in a hoodie)
(orange swan in a hoodie)
(orange swan in a hoodie)
Yeah
(orange swan in a hoodie)

Come on down to my place, baby
We'll talk about limitations
Come on down to my place, woman
We'll fuel our creativity!

orange swan in a hoodie
(orange swan in a hoodie)
She's kinda dangerous
(orange swan in a hoodie)
And literate!
(Knittin' wild and lookin' pretty)
Young woman, not a lady,
(orange swan in a hoodie)
orange swan in a hoodie
(orange swan in a hoodie)
(orange swan in a hoodie)
(orange swan in a hoodie)
orange swan in a hoodie
(orange swan in a hoodie)
orange swan in a hoodie
(orange swan in a hoodie)

Heh. Thanks for letting me purge that from my brain.
posted by heyho at 1:09 PM on June 3, 2009


burhanistan: i read your comment as ' ... green for the kitten ... ' and now i'm getting ideas my kitties aren't going to like.
posted by msconduct at 1:10 PM on June 3, 2009


I actually just grabbed all those colors for a project I was working on.
posted by potch at 1:11 PM on June 3, 2009 [8 favorites]


' ... green for the kitten ... ' and now i'm getting ideas my kitties aren't going to like

I thought we banned sixcolors?
posted by Ufez Jones at 1:34 PM on June 3, 2009 [1 favorite]


muahahaha!
posted by msconduct at 1:38 PM on June 3, 2009


I think someone is looking to color code the dye for their unregulated and unlicensed MeFi branded bio-identical hormone cream. Now in Front Page Blue!
posted by Burhanistan at 1:43 PM on June 3, 2009


In OS X the included DigitalColor Meter (Applications/Utilities) will let you grab the RGB color code of whatever you're mousing over. Kind of handy.
posted by 6550 at 1:47 PM on June 3, 2009


I'm trying to MeFize my life

What does this mean?


It means we pay 5 bucks to hang out at Night_Owl's place, answer questions, make snarky comments and trade cat pictures.
posted by The Whelk at 1:55 PM on June 3, 2009 [3 favorites]


I have idly considered repainting my office with mefi colors, as much as anything because the current color is really kind of a boring earth tone. But there's the problem of (1) getting colors that are acceptable close to the screen color and then (2) having to try and calibrate my monitors accordingly.
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:01 PM on June 3, 2009


In OS X the included DigitalColor Meter (Applications/Utilities) will let you grab the RGB color code of whatever you're mousing over. Kind of handy.

ColorMania does the same trick for Windows.
posted by SpiffyRob at 2:05 PM on June 3, 2009


I have idly considered repainting my office with mefi colors

I never realized it until just now, but my dorm room in college was very very similar to the color of mefi blue. How about that.
posted by inigo2 at 2:37 PM on June 3, 2009


(3) Either repainting or re-calibrating the monitors when the paint fades or you change lighting.
(4) "Make It Start."
posted by Pronoiac at 2:43 PM on June 3, 2009


Hmmm, I'll be painting my house (inside) in the fall, I wonder what it would be like to post from inside the web site?
posted by blue_beetle at 2:44 PM on June 3, 2009


jerseygirl: "A longer lasting, more satisfying MeFi experience without pills or doctors!"

I've been on MetaFilter for four hours. It doesn't hurt, it's actually kind of pleasant. I know the warning label says to call my doctor, but the phone is way over there. Should I worry, or ignore the recommendations?
posted by Plutor at 4:01 PM on June 3, 2009 [1 favorite]


Plutor: "Should I worry, or ignore the recommendations?"

I think it's probably still safe to eat.
posted by potch at 4:05 PM on June 3, 2009 [3 favorites]


What about the colors in the Recent Activity or Profile pages? I may be biased, but they seem so much more vivid and about me.
posted by TwelveTwo at 6:08 PM on June 3, 2009


Look I love Metafilter but this is just a bridge to far.
posted by nola at 6:29 PM on June 3, 2009


That sounds like the beginning of a bad joke:

"How do you get a bridge to far?"
posted by limeonaire at 6:42 PM on June 3, 2009


Practice.
posted by emelenjr at 6:48 PM on June 3, 2009


Stand on the other shore and make a noise like infrastructure.
posted by box at 7:02 PM on June 3, 2009 [6 favorites]


Ow! You got your Nijmegen in my Eindhoven!
posted by cowbellemoo at 8:12 PM on June 3, 2009


Answser:

"You keep crossing them until you're on the other side of crazy."
posted by P.o.B. at 8:29 PM on June 3, 2009


Dios, are you my mom?
posted by zinfandel at 8:34 PM on June 3, 2009


How do you get a bridge to far?

Put out a contract on it so that it is forced to turn tricks in front of trump towers?
posted by Cold Lurkey at 8:40 PM on June 3, 2009


I'm trying to MeFize my life...

What does this mean?


Twenty bucks, Same as in town.
posted by ericb at 8:46 PM on June 3, 2009


"How do you get a bridge to far?"

$20 SAIT. Tune in next week when the meme of the week will be, "Ask G.G. Allin." Until next time, stayyyyyy MeFized!!
posted by not_on_display at 10:53 PM on June 3, 2009


Oh, go ask GG Allin, ericb.
posted by not_on_display at 10:54 PM on June 3, 2009


Even to this day, every time I load the blue (and yellow) I think of High School. (shudder)

The brightside is, if I went back to High School, I'd probably think of Metafilter.
posted by iamkimiam at 12:30 AM on June 4, 2009


Like you night_owl, I too thought it'd be a good idea to Mefize my life.

I went by the handle John Stamos' Childhood Diary in those days. I started posting to the blue everyday about all the crazy shit that mefites go crazy about; recumbent bikes, bacon, lolcats. The favorites just started rolling in. In a matter of weeks, I was one of the Mefi elite, in the ranks right up there with your astro zombies, coldchefs and thepinksuperheroes.

Eventually, mathowie invited me up to the mefi compound. I got to see the admin panel--the admin panel that he keeps hidden from jessamyn, pb and cortex. We got wasted and for a laugh he asked how I'd like to try out the banhammer?

It was just a couple of SEO assholes at first, but eventually even self-linkers weren't enough to quench my ban-thirst. I started to ban perfectly good members of the community like it was nothing. The n00bs were the worst. One poor fucker got banned almost a dozen times. Hell of it was, he kept paying the $5. Those were mad times.

I've deleted that old account now and I lay low for the most part, but be careful what you ask for, night_owl. You might just get it.
posted by sambosambo at 12:43 AM on June 4, 2009 [4 favorites]


THAT WAS YOU.
posted by TwelveTwo at 12:44 AM on June 4, 2009 [4 favorites]


it's just like old aunt flannery was always warning me:

the account you delete could be your own
posted by koeselitz at 2:04 AM on June 4, 2009 [1 favorite]


koeselitz: the account you delete could be your own

It's been known to happen.
posted by Kattullus at 5:11 AM on June 4, 2009


I'm not sure why everyone doing anything on the web doesn't use Firebug (the extension for Firefox); it lets you right-click on any page element, say "Inspect Element", and see everything about that element (color, formatting, etc.).
posted by delfuego at 7:19 AM on June 4, 2009


Tune in next week when the meme of the week will be, "Ask G.G. Allin."

Unfortunately, all his answers will be "Ghostbusters 2."
posted by inigo2 at 7:23 AM on June 4, 2009


Pronoiac : (4) "Make It Start."

I believe that to do this in-real-life requires a combination of hot peppers, peyote, and a precisely aimed blow to the head, all delivered in a very specific order.

I've heard that it can be very entertaining for a while, but the "Make it Stop" button takes too long to kick in.
posted by quin at 8:05 AM on June 4, 2009


but the "Make it Stop" button takes too long to kick in.

Some swear by B12 injections for that.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:18 AM on June 4, 2009


I'm not sure why everyone doing anything on the web doesn't use Firebug
Or use Chrome, which has this functionality built-in.
posted by dirtdirt at 9:48 AM on June 4, 2009


I'm not sure why everyone doing anything on the web doesn't use Firebug (the extension for Firefox); it lets you right-click on any page element, say "Inspect Element", and see everything about that element (color, formatting, etc.).

Colorzilla isn't made completely redundant by Firebug. It lets you eyedrop colors within images without having to fire up a paint program, and also, of dubious value, the half-tones at the anti-aliased edges of text etc.
posted by juv3nal at 11:37 AM on June 4, 2009


I just realized my downstairs bathroom is painted very similar to MeFi blue.

No longer will I "drop the kids off at the pool." From now on, my euphemism of choice will be "I'm going to go post on the blue."
posted by bondcliff at 11:46 AM on June 4, 2009 [6 favorites]


Or use Chrome, which has this functionality built-in.

s/Chrome/WebKit/
posted by Mikey-San at 4:40 PM on June 6, 2009


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