May 2022 Archives (all archives)
185: A very wearing my bathrobe all day day
It's episode 185 of the MeFi Monthly Podcast, with Jessamyn and I talking for a good chunk up front about the whole process over the last couple months of figuring out transferring ownership of the site from me to her. We also talk about, like, good stuff from the site for most of it. [more inside]
Working together on ableism
What can we as community members learn from each other and help each other improve about posting and commenting around issues that relate to disabilities/differences? [more inside]
Metatalktail Hour: Making-Love
Inspired by this wonderful knitter and her fine froggy friend, for today's Metatalktail Hour I'd like to ask everybody what they are making. Needlework, woodwork, music, cooking, gardening, writing, refinishing, building, painting, sketching, repairing, cooking, programming for fun? Tell us about it! [more inside]
[MeFi Site Update] May 25th
Hi there, Metafilter! Happy Wednesday! You’ll find updates regarding the site below. I’m looking forward to your feedback and questions. [more inside]
Need Baby Formula?
If you need baby formula, i am happy to buy it here in Austria and ship to you. Please send me memail to discuss details.
A MetaFilter User Survey
The MetaFilter Transition Team (TT) is excited and pleased to announce a MetaFilter User Survey (May, 2022). This is the first major step the TT is taking to help MetaFilter be more sustainable and community-driven. [more inside]
Metatalktail Hour: What The Deuce Is This?! edition
Happy weekend, friends. For this week's MetaTalktail Hour, I'd like to know what the deuce the ghost in the (search) machine is surprising you with today. Earlier I started typing "the" into the address line of Duck Duck Go, and this happened ... [more inside]
I thought a Eurovision moments might be a fun Metatalktail Hour Idea and suggested it but as the Hour for this week had been posted Taz suggested I just post it anyway. So what are your fun / meaningful / wellthathappened / windmachine / fire / waswatchingandthishappenedatmyparty / mycountrywasrobbed etc. favourite Eurovision moments? [more inside]
MetaFilter: A Utopia of Rules?
This (quite positive) write up of MetaFilter came into my inbox this morning via the New_ Public newsletter. Featuring some thoughtful quotes from some guy "Millard". Enjoy!
Still wondering after all these years
What AskMe of yours are you still curious about? What was never resolved? [more inside]
Metatalktail Hour: Chatter Box
You've received a rather deluxe gift of a monthly subscription box, and it turns out it's your *perfect* fantasy subscription box! What's inside? What sort of theme is your delightful subscription? What items might you find inside? Let us dream. [more inside]
[MeFi Site Update] May 11th
Hi there, Metafilter! Happy Wednesday! You’ll find some updates regarding the site below. I’m looking forward to your feedback and questions. [more inside]
Old post search: Walmart display camera footage from the nineties?
So I believe I saw a post here years ago (10?) about a very interesting time capsule: a VHS recording of customers watching themselves on a display TV in the electronics section of what I believe was a Walmart (or maybe Sam Goody?) in the 90s. I’ve tried but cannot find this post. Ring any bells?
184: Sentences are music
I didn't edit or write this month's podcast (other than this little bit)! Thanks so much to eotvos for all his work on this; note his note at the end of the podcast about other possible contributions as well! In any case, Jessamyn and I talk about MetaFilter as we are wont to do; it runs the usual 90-ish minutes. [more inside]
Some of you have new names now
I've installed a language learning extension in my browser called Toucan which changes an assortment of words on whatever page you're looking at into your target learning language -- in my case French -- with the idea that you will learn that vocabulary in the context of your primary language. But what's currently cracking me up is that when I open a page on Metafilter: communauté weblog, it often chooses to translate bits and pieces of peoples usernames. [more inside]
Paperwork & Bodywork: short virtual anti-procrastination calls
Is there paperwork or light exercise you've been putting off? Would mild peer pressure from other MeFites help you get started? Join or start a short call! As a followup to recent FPPs on fitness, on Hybrid Calisthenics, and on accountability and body doubling, I'm setting up several IRL (but actually online) events May 10th-14th. And I'd love copycats. [more inside]
Metatalktail Hour: Mystery Train
Hello, dear friends. For this week's Metatalktail Hour, I'd like to ask you about the personal, tiny, enduring, inscrutable, seemingly insoluble mysteries that have haunted you. What small, unexplained episode from your own experience still leaves you scratching your head? [more inside]
Chatfilter: Abortion Rights are Under Attack! What do we do? Fight Back!
This post is being prompted by this thread: Abortion rights under imminent threat?. Early on in the thread, some Mefites asked about concrete actions that can be done, to protest this absolutey disasterous decision. It got lost, though, in the discussion over politics and procedures - which is completely valid! It's a great discussion! So, I thought I'd open this space both for venting, and also on discussing the actual logistics of protesting. There are probably a lot of people who are completely new to protesting, and this could be a great space to discuss it, and educate each other. Please, obviously, avoid discussing illegal stuff here! [more inside]
Do a least 35 mefites play Marvel Puzzle Quest?
About three weeks ago MPQ was mentioned in a thread on the blue. At least 35 members favorited comments referencing the game. I play this game... [more inside]