February 2019 Archives (all archives)
Poop month was January! JANUARY! And yet Johnny Wallflower and his nefarious assistant Fizz are turning February into Poop month 2: The wrath of crap! When. Will. It. Stop?
On a tangent from the MeFi post about Reddit, and specifically comments to the effect that, once you avoid the obvious trashfires and big mainstream forums, there are some quality subreddits: what are some subreddits that MeFites have found particularly worth following/getting involved in, especially ones that one might not stumble across on a casual visit to the site?
OK, friends and neighbors -- signups for Telephone-Pictionary-by-mail are now OPEN! The signup form is here, and signups will be accepted through the end of February. I'll aim to assign groups and email folks with their group assignments in the first week of March. If you have questions, please feel free to send me a MeFi Mail or shoot an email to email@example.com. Better yet, ask in the comments to this thread. Not sure what this is about? Details within! [more inside]
Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, in honor of Valentine's Day, I want to hear about something you love! A book, a painting, a person, a crayon color, a smell, a TV show -- anything at all as long as you love it! [more inside]
End of another week, let's talk about something else that is not related to politics. If you could have a super power, what super power would you choose? Flight, teleportation, superhuman strength, pyrokinesis, speed, telekinesis, telepathy, claws, a giant tongue or tail, etc. Here's a fun list of X-Men-like mutant powers. Do you think you'd be a hero or a villain? Would you team up and form a super-group or would you be solo? Remember, with great power comes great responsibility. Also, be kind to yourself and others.
ARE YOU READY FOR SOME PODCAAAAAAAST because this is an episode of one. It's me and Jessamyn and a whole passel of Januarial content from MeFi, along with some youthful car stories and our belated discovery of the Spanish word for sock. Runs about 90 minutes. [more inside]
Saw a comment earlier (ask, I think) about two types of internal job postings - one where every job was open and people had to apply for each promotion they got, and the other where job decisions were made by leaders behind closed doors and there wasn't much awareness about who was in line. Can you help me find it?
The UNIX is dead post on Metafilter had two links, a talk by Benno Rice on "The Tragedy of systemd" and a meditation on "contempt culture" by Aurynn Shaw. Both of them showed up in the comments (2, 1). It's a good thread. [more inside]
This one's for all the mefites who like to send and receive snail-mail. (You know who you are!) Last month I authored a Projects post about the "correspondence edition" of Telephone Pictionary I developed. Briefly: Telephone Pictionary is a pen-and-paper party game that adds a visual (drawn) component to "telephone," that game where people sit in a circle and whisper a phrase to one another, usually corrupting the original phrase in the process. In Telephone Pictionary, players alternate between written descriptions and drawings, going back and forth until the big reveal at the end. The "correspondence version" of this is done via snail-mail, so it takes a few weeks. I am interested in facilitating correspondence games of Telephone Pictionary among mefites, and I'd like to know if folks on the site might be interested in taking part! [more inside]
The posts were bested! This month's contest has had some really great posts, including a ton of single-linkers, obscure subjects, the weird and the wonderful. In here we announce the overall winner, the first- and second-time posters, and Mefites announce their category winners. If you have a underappreciated post you'd like to highlight, feel free to bring it in here too -- there's chips and dip and sparkling beverages for everyone! [more inside]
Best Post Contest is wrapping up. Step in here for the Week 4 round-up and a big whack of great posts you may have missed! (Overall monthly round-up coming tomorrow.) [more inside]
Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter, and welcome to Eurotalktails! This week, EllieBOA wants to know what movies you've seen and enjoyed lately, which struck me as a particularly good topic since we're deep into movie award-show season. [more inside]
End of another week, let's talk about something else that is not related to politics. Let's talk about music. What are you listening to? How do you listen? On your phone on the bus? In the car on your way to work? At home with some high-end audio equipment? Are you strictly listening digital? Analog? Do you stream your music? Do you only listen to records? Are you a collector? Is there a certain genre you hate or avoid? Do you pirate your music or pay for it legally? Is there a single or an album that you've been listening to on repeat? Is there something you're looking forward to being released later this year? Let's turn the volume up. Stay safe and be kind to each other.
Some heartwarming news from Ask Metafilter: justalisteningman's cat Fromage, who went missing on Wednesday, has been recovered safe and sound. All is well, you may breathe normally now. [more inside]