Labor Day MetaTalk Queue August 28, 2013 1:36 PM   Subscribe

It's queue time again. We're going to queue MetaTalk posts this Friday through Tuesday so they can be posted when there are enough moderators around to keep an eye on them.

When the queue is on, posts to MetaTalk are sent to moderators instead of the site. This gives the mods on duty the chance to either work with the poster to resolve the issue via email or approve the post when enough folks are around to help out. Thanks!
posted by pb to MetaFilter-Related at 1:36 PM (107 comments total)

Todaybor Day is a Labor Day!
posted by capricorn at 1:43 PM on August 28, 2013


Enjoy the time off, all. :)
posted by capricorn at 1:43 PM on August 28, 2013


*Red light flashes*

WHOOP WHOOP WHOOP

*A series of jumpsuited personnel slide down a firefighter pole*

WE HAVE METAQUEUE. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.

*Blast doors slowly decend*

WHOOP WHOOP WHOOP

*Red light flashes*

I just think the Queue needs a bit more drama, is all. Have a good weekend modly beings.
posted by Rock Steady at 1:43 PM on August 28, 2013 [8 favorites]


Have a great holiday weekend, everyone!
posted by zarq at 1:47 PM on August 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


I prefer the Barbie Queue. It is delicious.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 1:48 PM on August 28, 2013 [3 favorites]


Man, with the Bay Bridge closing down for the weekend and what feels like half my neighborhood at Burning Man, and now a queue for meTa....It's like one big empty quiet party. Rock on!
posted by rtha at 1:49 PM on August 28, 2013


"Labor Day, Labor Day. What a dumb day.
Hire some fool and then send him away
to celebrate working by playing all day."
-Garfield
posted by charred husk at 1:52 PM on August 28, 2013


I think we should have a special MetaTalk holiday day called Belabor Day. Only it would be observed every day, and we wouldn't do anything different.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 2:01 PM on August 28, 2013 [16 favorites]


all hail the new flesh
posted by boo_radley at 2:02 PM on August 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


It's time for my annual Labor Day comment where I tell someone about how when we were kids one of my sisters thought Labor Day was about women going into labor.
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:04 PM on August 28, 2013 [6 favorites]


Oooh! I love the excitement of MeTa queue! What will make the grade?! Who won't be able to wait for the long weekend to be over?! Will the mods get to ignore this page, at least?! Will we get four straight days of NO METAs?!?

NAILBITING SUSPENSE!
posted by batmonkey at 2:07 PM on August 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


Personally, I plan to have a Drunken Labor Day Meltdown to thoroughly entertain the mods that stumble upon it in the queue.
posted by Ghostride The Whip at 2:11 PM on August 28, 2013


shucks, cortex, one of my sisters-in-law did go into labor on Labor Day ---- twice.

(And she missed it by only a couple hours the third year!)
posted by easily confused at 2:11 PM on August 28, 2013


batmonkey: " I love the excitement of MeTa que! What will make the grade"

Probably the brisket. Man if cortex ain't know his way around a smoker like nobody's business. And Jessamyn's potato-mushroom salad? The best.

What? Oh, you thought that they were going to queue up posts to metatalk? Well, that's homophones for you.
posted by boo_radley at 2:12 PM on August 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


Eh, no big loss. I mean I was going to march the Wobblies through in honor of the holiday, here but one of them broke a hip and the other found out that TBS is marathoning Murder, She Wrote.
posted by griphus at 2:15 PM on August 28, 2013


Have a great holiday weekend, everyone!

Don't you dare tell me what kind of weekend to have!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 2:16 PM on August 28, 2013 [2 favorites]


I actually rely on other PDX mefites for brisket work; mrzarquon has a nice Traeger grill and, man, if he can't slow-cook some dead animal, boy howdy.
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:17 PM on August 28, 2013 [3 favorites]


Man I ought to set up something for Denver. I could be a one man brisket smoking machine for hell of mefites who bring side dishes.
posted by boo_radley at 2:19 PM on August 28, 2013


Huh. I thought it was always on queue now. I need to start paying closer attention.
posted by heyho at 2:31 PM on August 28, 2013


Brandon Blatcher: " Don't you dare tell me what kind of weekend to have!"

Everyone except Blatcher.
posted by zarq at 2:35 PM on August 28, 2013 [2 favorites]


We've just had the late August bank holiday here in the motherland. In addition, the Ashes have concluded, the nights are drawing in, an autumnal chill in the air initiates the wearing of a cardigan, and there's only 17 weeks till Christmas, 18 to the year 2014. So it feels like summer is done.

Wishing y'all over there in the US of A a most splendid Labor Day weekend.
posted by Wordshore at 2:39 PM on August 28, 2013 [2 favorites]


Huh. I thought it was always on queue now.

We fairly recently added a clearer "hey, you really do know you can hit us up at the contact form if that's the more appropriate venue, riiiiight?" checkbox thing to the Metatalk posting form, that may be what you're thinking of it. Still just a suggestion/reminder at that point, though, vs. the queue we're using occasionally for holiday stuff.
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:40 PM on August 28, 2013


I just want to wish the mods a great Labor Day. Doing what they do really is hard labor.
posted by bearwife at 2:40 PM on August 28, 2013


The NAABF Will see you in court, Mr. Zarq
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 2:42 PM on August 28, 2013 [2 favorites]


But I'm angry now.
posted by MoonOrb at 2:47 PM on August 28, 2013 [11 favorites]


Huh. But the queue isn't being turned on for Labour Day, right?
posted by GuyZero at 2:52 PM on August 28, 2013


no u
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:55 PM on August 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


So I'll just drive to Canada to post to MetaTalk. Excellent.
posted by GuyZero at 2:56 PM on August 28, 2013 [2 favorites]


Well, let me get it out of my system:

GRAR! This (post|comment) is terrible! It needs to be deleted and the (poster|commenter) should be vaporized banned!

I don't see the big deal. What's the point of this call out?

Did you try the contact form?

People like the (poster|commenter) are the reason Metafilter is going to hell in a hand-basket!

I know for a fact that you are arguing in bad faith!

I'm stuck in a well. I feel like I should dig. Should I dig?

Oh yeah, well you're a stupid-head, assbutt!

The level of discourse has fallen below my minimum standards. I'm pushing the red button now.

Fuck all y'all (deleted)

Note: Everyone needs a hug.

Remember: you can't tell people to go fuck themselves, even in MetaTalk. Also, this will not be a proxy converstaion about (post|comment)

I think the best thing about (post|comment) is...

I had an experience with (post|comment) in 1998...

I like pancakes...

Lemon chiffon pie

1 ( 1/4 ounce) packet (about 1 1/2 teaspoons) unflavored gelatin
3 tablespoons water
4 eggs, separated and divided
1 cup sugar, divided
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
1/2 cup heavy cream, whipped
Baked pie crust

1. In a small bowl, drizzle the gelatin over the cold water to soak.

2. Meanwhile, in a medium metal bowl, whisk together the egg yolks with 1/2 cup sugar, the salt, lemon juice and lemon zest. Place the bowl over a larger pot of simmering water and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture is thickened to a custard-like consistency, about 8 minutes. Add the soaked gelatin and stir until dissolved. Remove from heat and place the mixture over an ice bath, stirring just until cooled to room temperature. Remove from the ice bath and set aside.

3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, or in a large bowl using an electric mixer, beat the egg whites until foamy. With the mixer running, drizzle the remaining 1/2 cup of sugar over the whites and continue beating until the whites form stiff peaks.

4. In a separate bowl, beat the heavy cream until stiff peaks form.

5. Mix approximately one-fourth of the beaten egg whites into the cooled lemon mixture to lighten it. Fold in the remaining egg whites, followed by the stiffly whipped cream, taking care not to deflate the filling as it is combined.

6. Turn the filling into the baked pie crust and refrigerate at least 4 hours to allow the filling to set up.



OK. I'm good for the long weekend.
posted by double block and bleed at 2:58 PM on August 28, 2013 [23 favorites]


Isn't gelatin derived from declawed horses?
posted by heyho at 3:01 PM on August 28, 2013 [5 favorites]


Only in Israel and Palestine.
posted by double block and bleed at 3:03 PM on August 28, 2013 [4 favorites]


MoonOrb: "But I'm angry now."

You want boomsticks, aisle 10. Shells, aisle 11. Shop Smart. Shop S-Mart.
posted by zarq at 3:25 PM on August 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


THIS IS NOT A DRILL.

Nope, just the mods showing off their power.
posted by oneswellfoop at 3:26 PM on August 28, 2013


THIS IS A DRILL.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 3:28 PM on August 28, 2013


It's time for my annual Labor Day comment where I tell someone about how when we were kids one of my sisters thought Labor Day was about women going into labor.

Were women to have a labour day as late as the US, babies would come out walking and talking.
posted by Thing at 3:32 PM on August 28, 2013 [2 favorites]


THE MODS ARE ASLEEP EVERYBODY POST ANIMATED GIFS
posted by entropicamericana at 3:33 PM on August 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


time for shibe and dorite
posted by elizardbits at 3:40 PM on August 28, 2013


POST GIFS!
posted by Lutoslawski at 3:41 PM on August 28, 2013 [3 favorites]


I have a frozen pea under my mattress.
posted by y2karl at 3:49 PM on August 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


I just think the Queue needs a bit more drama, is all.

I think the queue exists to cause less drama.

And to use up excess "u" tiles.
posted by GenjiandProust at 3:56 PM on August 28, 2013 [4 favorites]


It's time for my annual Labor Day comment where I tell someone about how when we were kids one of my sisters thought Labor Day was about women going into labor.

And I talk about how I was born three days after Labor Day so there was always some family lulzing about the near miss.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 3:59 PM on August 28, 2013


THIS THREAD IS NOW ABOUT END OF SUMMERTIME JAMS.

I'VE BEN LISTENING TO THIS A LOT.

(oh man the Last BBQ is on Saturday and I am gonna be awful and just buy things to bring cause I don't want to look at, let alone use, the stove ever again.)
posted by The Whelk at 4:09 PM on August 28, 2013


grrr I envy all y'all that get a holiday. Us poor grocery store workers never get Labor Day off.
Whaa and whine!11
posted by a humble nudibranch at 4:10 PM on August 28, 2013


or maybe wha?? and wine.
posted by a humble nudibranch at 4:11 PM on August 28, 2013


Well, let me get it out of my system:

I'm impressed that you posted all that from a kindle.

Happy Labor Day mods!
posted by arcticseal at 4:13 PM on August 28, 2013


END OF SUMMER JAMS.

I've been listening to a lot of THIS and THIS.
posted by Lutoslawski at 4:19 PM on August 28, 2013


internets dance party
posted by The Whelk at 4:20 PM on August 28, 2013


Cool. I'll just add my MeTa to the queue here:

"hey uh … a MeTa post … huh OK yeah"

That should keep you busy all weekend.
posted by klangklangston at 4:42 PM on August 28, 2013


"grrr I envy all y'all that get a holiday. Us poor grocery store workers never get Labor Day off."

Which is why I never buy anything on Labor Day. I get that some folks choose to work that day, but I'd rather not be a part of it.
posted by klangklangston at 4:43 PM on August 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


Personally, I plan to have a Drunken Labor Day Meltdown to thoroughly entertain the mods that stumble upon it in the queue.


Hey. Hey. HEY. I'm metatalkin' here. I jus- I jus- I just wanna say that it's NOT VERY NICE when THE WHELK shows up. Becuase the WHELK is an ELK. And I don't need anything like that in my posts. I don't need any DEER, any kind of HORNED ANIMALS doing whatever in my posts. Ok,thnksa.
posted by Going To Maine at 5:07 PM on August 28, 2013


grrr I envy all y'all that get a holiday. Us poor grocery store workers never get Labor Day off.
Whaa and whine!11


Organize and/or support your local
posted by kjh at 5:08 PM on August 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


DRILL DRILL DRILL
posted by klangklangston at 5:09 PM on August 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


END OF SUMMER JAMS

I've listened to this ESG track like twenty times in the last week.
posted by cortex (staff) at 5:13 PM on August 28, 2013


Only salsa can save us now: Lloraras (by Orquesta Tabaco y Ron). Takes a full minute to wind up and get rolling.
posted by jquinby at 5:14 PM on August 28, 2013


So I'll just drive to Canada to post to MetaTalk. Excellent.

We have Labour Day up here, too. (It's an international thing.) We just spell it correctly.
posted by Sys Rq at 5:51 PM on August 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


I thought May 1st was the international celebration and the 1st Monday in September was just the U.S. and Canada.
posted by Area Man at 5:59 PM on August 28, 2013


Quiet, you.
posted by Sys Rq at 6:05 PM on August 28, 2013


Exactly.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:08 PM on August 28, 2013


We have Labour Day up here, too.

Our women were having babies first, Canada, stop trying to steal our ideas!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 6:25 PM on August 28, 2013


Less pew! pew! and more queue! queue!

Oh, wait...
posted by deborah at 6:30 PM on August 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


It's time for my annual Labor Day comment where I tell someone about how when we were kids one of my sisters thought Labor Day was about women going into labor.

My mother actually went into labor with me on Labor Day, and until I was 6 the folks TOLD me that Labor Day was a commemoration of that. So enjoy!

Happy holiday weekend mods!
posted by kimberussell at 7:24 PM on August 28, 2013


All of this labor day excitement, and the bank holiday the English had just now makes me think the Netherlands needs a holiday in August too.

But nooo, stuck at work all week and no MetaTalk excitement in the weekend? I am disappoint.
posted by MartinWisse at 2:00 AM on August 29, 2013


Just imagine that I made a horribly sexist comment in that mansplaining thread in which I also personally attacked another user, had it deleted, and then came here to complain about censorship. At first people try to patiently explain why my comment was offensive, but they become increasingly hostile because I only respond with faux-naive questions about basic principles of feminism. (I wouldn't actually do that, but my user name works well with the story.) You can make your MetaTalk fun! Some friends could join in and it would be a role-playing game.
posted by Area Man at 5:34 AM on August 29, 2013 [5 favorites]


Yes, if people want to use the weekend to write competing Metatalk Fanfic Threads I promise to spend at least some small portion of next week skimming them and choosing a nominal winner.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:26 AM on August 29, 2013 [4 favorites]


Just DO NOT WRITE THEM HERE IN METATALK.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:34 AM on August 29, 2013 [10 favorites]


Man I ought to set up something for Denver. I could be a one man brisket smoking machine for hell of mefites who bring side dishes.

What's that, you say? You want to make my weekend getaway to Denver that much more awesome?
posted by psoas at 8:55 AM on August 29, 2013


Just DO NOT WRITE THEM HERE IN METATALK

WE CAN'T
posted by double block and bleed at 9:06 AM on August 29, 2013


there's only 17 weeks till Christmas

LALALALALALA I CAN'T HEAR YOU
posted by desjardins at 9:24 AM on August 29, 2013 [4 favorites]


Just DO NOT WRITE THEM HERE IN METATALK

We need another site for a fully functional, live-action MetaFilter simulation. Fake FPPs, fake AskMe questions, fake overheated MetaTalk threads, and simulated moderation.
posted by Area Man at 10:01 AM on August 29, 2013 [1 favorite]


"Yes, if people want to use the weekend to write competing Metatalk Fanfic Threads I promise to spend at least some small portion of next week skimming them and choosing a nominal winner."

GREG NOG PUTS ON HIS ROBE AND WIZARD HAT
posted by klangklangston at 10:07 AM on August 29, 2013


Fake FPPs, fake AskMe questions, fake overheated MetaTalk threads, and simulated moderation.

Right down to the blue roof on pb's outhouse.
posted by griphus at 10:08 AM on August 29, 2013 [1 favorite]


Fake FPPs, fake AskMe questions, fake overheated MetaTalk threads, and simulated moderation.

By and about MetaDilbert's own Scott Adams.
posted by y2karl at 10:46 AM on August 29, 2013


GREG NOG PUTS ON HIS ROBE AND WIZARD HAT

the point of fanfic is that it is fictional and not factual
posted by elizardbits at 12:46 PM on August 29, 2013 [9 favorites]


I thought Greg was a rogue class, or at the very least a ranger (Familiar: Gigantic Cats. Racial Enemies: Metal Talos Men, people who don't like being pawed at by Giantic cats)
posted by The Whelk at 1:03 PM on August 29, 2013


Man, with the Bay Bridge closing down for the weekend and what feels like half my neighborhood at Burning Man, and now a queue for meTa....It's like one big empty quiet party. Rock on!

Time to occupy, book in hand, that slope on the south side of Dolores Park.
posted by Devils Rancher at 4:40 AM on August 30, 2013


What are MeFites planning to do over the long Labor Day weekend?
posted by Wordshore at 7:07 AM on August 30, 2013


Tonight: Birthday night up at the A & A's -- getting to see a good friend celebrate 23 years of sobriety. Saturday: Gym, Child ferry, rehearse with the headphones on for a gig with the Tommy Hall Schedule (we play 13th Floor Elevators songs) Play said gig & hopefully not fuck up because I rehearsed -- it's a musical chairs sort of thing, with rarely the same group of musicians together, if ever, and no actual rehearsals -- home by 11, hug wife a lot. Sunday - fuck-all. Monday, fuck-all, maybe write a blog post for my long-neglected screen printing blog. Words With Friends. Stay away from all crowds.
posted by Devils Rancher at 7:25 AM on August 30, 2013 [1 favorite]


Tonight: work, friends coming in late, hang with friends, eat food I made
Tomorrow: friends coming in, hang with friends, eat food they made
Sunday: hang with friends, more friends coming in, eat food me and my sister made, birthday cake, say bye to some friends
Monday: more friends coming in, hang with friends, eat hot dogs and corn, work, clean the house, do endless loads of laundry

In-between: clean things, do my "stay away rain" dance, surreptitiously check email. Have a good gig, DR!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:35 AM on August 30, 2013 [2 favorites]


Denver! If you know cool things that can be done in downtown Denver other than those in the two AskMes...
posted by Going To Maine at 7:38 AM on August 30, 2013


I want to make turkey chili.
posted by griphus at 7:39 AM on August 30, 2013


I'm workin' this morning, maybe get a haircut this afternoon since I've spent a few months going from Reasonably Shaggy straight to Come On Now, maybe pick up an amp from a friend whose selling it so I can see if it's a good fit for me, work an epic shift tomorrow, BBQs on Sunday and Monday. Front-loading, that's what it's about.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:56 AM on August 30, 2013


Wordshore: "What are MeFites planning to do over the long Labor Day weekend?"

Boring stuff. Am running some very time- and energy-intensive work events starting next weekend and running into the middle of the following week, so this weekend is devoted to personal prep for that and preparing for the Jewish holiday. Rest, laundry, dry cleaning, clothes shopping, cooking, taking solo time with my kids on Saturday and Sunday to give my wife a little bit of a break before I totally disappear into professional hell for 7 days. Nothing exciting. Was supposed to be away but that was cancelled.

What about you?
posted by zarq at 8:00 AM on August 30, 2013


Tacos boxing sketching drinking watching a Hitchcock marathon cooking stretching BBQ boxing again and a beer and burger at the best bar. Monday is a wild card, possibly spent inside playing Fallout with a new character with maxed out luck and no other skills ( Candide run).
posted by The Whelk at 8:05 AM on August 30, 2013


( oh and yesterday was spent at the tailor, trying to ignore how much he mutters in Russian when dealing with my shoulders.)
posted by The Whelk at 8:06 AM on August 30, 2013


I'm flying out to Pdx Sat., driving down the coast, going tuna fishing Sunday, driving back to Portland Monday and flying home. I just realized that I need to find out if there's enough time on Monday between me getting dropped off in Portland and my flight leaving to have 'keep me entertained, don't make me drink a beer alone' meet up.
posted by Gygesringtone at 8:07 AM on August 30, 2013


I'm going to Eastern Washington, doing some hiking, and taking a boat trip in Hell's Canyon.
posted by MoonOrb at 8:23 AM on August 30, 2013


We're in Vancouver with family, likely doing the Flight across Canada movie thing at the Pacific Centre on Monday. Relaxing and eating way too much.

work an epic shift tomorrow
Visions of you as Indy now, using your bullwhip on reckless commentators.
posted by arcticseal at 8:41 AM on August 30, 2013


( oh and yesterday was spent at the tailor, trying to ignore how much he mutters in Russian when dealing with my shoulders.)

Ah, that reminds me -- I bought a suit! Not to self: Get pants hemmed before somebody else dies or gets married! If I can squeeze that in on Saturday, I may shock you all with a photo of The Respectable Rancher at some point during the weekend. It's pretty weird to look in the mirror & see myself in anything other than jeans & a t-shirt.
posted by Devils Rancher at 8:59 AM on August 30, 2013


Visions of you as Indy now, using your bullwhip on reckless commentators.

As quiet as the site usually is on holiday weekends (knock wood, praise queue), I think it'll be more like one of those stakeout scenes where a cop is hunched down in an unmarked car drinking coffee and trying not to fall asleep.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:04 AM on August 30, 2013 [3 favorites]


Don't jinx it!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 10:40 AM on August 30, 2013


Jessamyn wakes up Monday morning, glances at the queue and quips,

"I'm gettin' too old for this shit."
posted by GuyZero at 10:44 AM on August 30, 2013 [1 favorite]


Going to get my hair cut on Sunday, thank god, because it's all long and shaggy and I look like a damn hippie. (It is almost two inches long! The horror!)
posted by rtha at 11:00 AM on August 30, 2013


Watching cricket. Editing an education infokit on the use of digital games in education. Drafting a post for the blue for tuesday. Writing the weekly letter to my fiancee using (gasp!) pen and ink, even though we video chat every night, because I like writing to her and she likes reading them. Going for a long walk, following a river. Playing Animal Crossing: New Leaf (just one fossil away from the complete museum collection). Trying not to remember or dwell on having a mid-forties birthday in a few weeks ... dammit!
posted by Wordshore at 11:56 AM on August 30, 2013


Btw, the absolutely best word to use in playing Hangman: queue.
posted by Melismata at 12:27 PM on August 30, 2013


Bellydance lecture, bellydance workshop, bellydance superhero party, friend's birthday party if I'm at all capable of functioning (the infused vodka will probably be gone by the time I get there if I make it *sadface*), When Art Danced with Music, Neverwhere, laundry, call my mom, clean the bathroom, see how shamed I am by the state of my task list (current condition: unopened for days). And listen to my end of summer jam.
posted by EvaDestruction at 12:30 PM on August 30, 2013 [1 favorite]


MetaTalk queue is on so cannot create a new post so instead:

HAPPY SIGNIFICANT NUMBER BIRTHDAY, PB

As indicated by Matt in a tweet, which lead to this interesting Wikipedia entry on one aspect of blogging history.
posted by Wordshore at 2:14 PM on August 30, 2013 [1 favorite]


MetaTalk queue is on so cannot create a new post so instead:

You can, you'd just need us to approve it. We would approve this. Try it.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 2:21 PM on August 30, 2013


Wordshore: " As indicated by Matt in a tweet, which lead to this interesting Wikipedia entry on one aspect of blogging history."

Yeah, pb's pretty awesome. I'm stunned to see he doesn't have his own wikipedia page. pb was one of Blogger's original co-creators, for heaven's sake. (His mefi wiki page update is on my ever-lengthening to do list.)

Not only did pb invent the permalink, but he used to work at Pyra back in the late 90's. He helped create the original Pyra application, which was a neat idea that in some ways resembled the original ACT program, but online: a project manager and contact database manager as well as a to do list. IIRC, The app never got out of beta and was eventually repurposed into the software that ran Blogger. Blogger was one of the earliest services that allowed the public to run a blog without any real knowledge of how to code or run an in-depth website. When people talk about it, they usually say that the service "popularized blogging" but the truth is, the site basically took blogging mainstream to the masses. Before that, you could make a site using tripod or geocities or yahoo. But when Blogger and a few other tools came along they allowed for a more interactive experience.

He's written at least a couple of books, too. Including We Blog and Amazon Hacks.
posted by zarq at 2:35 PM on August 30, 2013 [1 favorite]


Actually, four Hacks books.
posted by zarq at 2:40 PM on August 30, 2013


As ever, Mods are quick on the draw, and there's a PB birthday post.
posted by Wordshore at 2:45 PM on August 30, 2013


Gonna hang out and relax today and tomorrow. Will go play cards with an improv-comedy friend on Sunday. On Monday, will go help the Boston MeFi trivia team win the Geeks Who Drink tournament. Then back to work.
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 3:53 PM on August 30, 2013


To go back to the conversation upthread, does anyone want to start a meta-roleplay? (disclaimer: I have never played a role playing game so I don't really have an idea of what they involve). But anyway, a bunch of us grab some fantasy usernames: erudite_elf, dwarf351, paladininindiana or whatever and then go hang out in chat and discuss the income disparity between high elves and wood elves or whether it's humane to get a warg from the shop when there are so many in the shelter looking for a good necromancer.
posted by Ned G at 4:35 PM on August 30, 2013 [7 favorites]


Reading that back I'm not sure if I'm an idiot or a genius. Oh alcohol.
posted by Ned G at 4:36 PM on August 30, 2013 [1 favorite]


THIS THREAD IS NOW ABOUT END OF SUMMERTIME JAMS.

Put me down for three jars of strawberry, please.
posted by IndigoRain at 1:06 AM on August 31, 2013 [2 favorites]


Reading that back I'm not sure if I'm an idiot or a genius. Oh alcohol.

From personal experience think there should be another "pick a reason to flag" option on comments, which only appears to the author:

"Look, I'm sorry; I was drunk when I wrote that. Please delete, mods."
posted by Wordshore at 7:02 AM on August 31, 2013


We hold out eternal hope that people will not need such a flag, so we make you email us. Mixed bag, I know.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:12 AM on August 31, 2013 [1 favorite]


Hey, aren't you supposed to be on vacation? Shoo!

We can't get rowdy if you keep checking up on us.
posted by entropicamericana at 8:50 AM on August 31, 2013 [1 favorite]


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