March 2021 Archives (all archives)
Site Update #7, 3/29/2021
Sort of hard to believe that big boat got stuck in the Suez Canal and then unstuck again all since the last update, but life is a rich tapestry indeed. Quick update this time in any case. [more inside]
MeFiMusic - O Come All Ye Faithfull!
Do you like good music? [more inside]
Metatalktail Hour: Accoutrements
I was a person who never wore leggings before and now I wear them every day. Has the past year given you a new style, a new accessory (besides your mask), or some little thing/companion/habit/routine that you enjoy and is becoming part of you? Pets, hairstyles, jewelry, houseplants, what's a new thing with you lately? [more inside]
Find me these Little Ditties About Nuclear War
A while back, in SOME post somewhere, someone discussed a song from an album I'd like to track down - however, I don't remember enough detail to effectively search for it, and am hoping if I describe it someone can help. It was a folk album (or folk-esque) by someone in the 1970s or thereabouts, and was a collection of songs about a nuclear apocalypse and its aftermath. [more inside]
Bread Glaive Jalapeña
There’s an entry for Board Game Arena in the Social Stuffs section of the MetaFilter Wiki, which means that it will be eventually added to the Social Explorer and we will be able to add icons to our profiles (if so inclined), but in the meantimes there’s now a little community on BGA if you’re interested in finding other people with whom to play modern board games.
Metatalktail Hour: Arts and Crafts!
Happy weekend, metafilter! This week, I'd love to see some art or craft projects or home renovations or redecorations or anything like that, anything that you've been making that's beautiful or cool or efficient or well-organized that we can all admire for its talent and beauty! [more inside]
Asian American MeFite Checkin
I never thought i'd be the one making a post like this, but here we are. Asian Americans of MeFi, I wanted to write and check in after the horrible shootings in Atlanta yesterday. [more inside]
Find this Metafilter novelist
Yesterday, I was hanging out on the site, and in a conversation about the pandemic, a Mefite mentioned having written a book, and feeling like it was published into the abyss because of the pandemic. Several people piped up to say they had just bought a copy. I would like to find that thread, or that Mefite. [more inside]
Site Update #6, 3/15/2021
It's our first Monday update after having done these on Fridays the last few months. We have team meetings every Sunday, so this is a more natural fit for getting these updates ready to go and keeping them up-to-date come posting time. [more inside]
Captain Curbside, Immortalized
I need to give my man a shout-out cuz he won't do it himself... [more inside]
Metatalktail Hour: Minor Missings
Happy groggy Sunday for those of you experiencing Daylight Savings Time. I was realizing as we hit the one year anniversary of these Pandamnit Times that I miss some weird things. Like there are the BIG things like hugs, theater movies, and indoor time with friends and family, but there are also the small, dumb things like that weird overly cooked french fry at the bottom of the fries, or cleaning the tiny drops of pee that hit the rim of the toilet bowl if I have standing-pee-ers visiting, or the way you have to decide how to pass people in an airplane or music hall aisle. [more inside]
MetaFilter Fantasy Baseball - 2021!
Hi everybody! Spring training is upon us, and baseball season starts in less than 3 weeks! The MetaFilter Fantasy Baseball league is returning for its 16th season. The good news is that this season should be regular-length, and probably not as weird. Join us! [more inside]
10 Year Anniversary of Tohoku Earthquake
Ten years and a couple hours ago, the Tohoku earthquake happened, setting off the tsunami and nuclear power disaster in Fukushima. It was my last day at a high school in suburban Chiba, outside of Tokyo, and, pre-smart phone, I had no way of getting in touch with Mrs. Ghidorah, or knowing much of what was happening. The thread on the blue was an immense help at the time. [more inside]
Mefispotting: Longform Ep 432 with Jess Zimmerman (emotional labor)
This week's Longform podcast is with Jess Zimmerman. At 32:00, Zimmerman talks about her “Where’s My Cut?”: On Unpaid Emotional Labor piece on The Toast and the epic 2015 Metafilter thread that transpired. Zimmerman and the host, Evan Ratliff, both say nice things about Metafilter!
Metatalktail Hour: Latest Obsession
Happy weekend, MetaFilter! This week, I want to know what your latest obsession is! It can be anything, but links are def appreciated so we can all go get obsessed with it. [more inside]
Thanks for all the FanFare discussion about WandaVision
For the past nine weeks, I've been eagerly looking forward to reading and discussing WandaVision episodes with y'all and it's been the most fun I've had on the site in while. Tons of insight, jokes, links, backstory and viewpoints in lowkey, yet engaging way. Thank you so much!
Site Update #5, 2021
Not a lot of site news this update, though we’ve been laying groundwork for upcoming stuff and have checked off a few lingering items from the last while. [more inside]
Thank you MeFi for career change advice, & coding bootcamp success story
Just wanted to say thank you to everyone who commented on this Ask post, and tell my brief success story. [more inside]
170: Through A Paper Towel Tube Darkly
number one victory royale / yeah podcast with Jess who's my pal / 90 minutes running time oh wow / just cleaned out my Chrome tabs now [more inside]
MetaChat: Personal quarantime playlists
Anyone else remember their personal "heavy rotation" music from this time last year when quarantine started? [more inside]