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MetaPhotography

If you feel up to it, please take a photo of something nice (anything that makes you feel good) and share it with all of us. It can be something on your desk. Something pretty you have hanging on the wall. Or maybe something interesting in your backyard, porch, stoop or balcony. Cute dog & cat photos are encouraged. I just want to look at something pleasant and nice. Stay safe and remember to be kind to yourself and to others.
posted by Fizz on Apr 16 at 2:04 PM - 75 comments

paywalled article for fpp

I was thinking about making an fpp about how Whole Foods is using a "heat map" of factors to try and prevent unionization. The article is behind a paywall at Business Insider I read it on an archive site. Is there a way to make post that people can read ethically?
posted by 445supermag on Apr 24 at 12:32 PM - 5 comments

Server move and downtime, take 2

In a second attempt at moving MetaFilter to a new AWS account, the site will be offline between 22:00 and 01:00 PDT Sunday evening.
posted by frimble on Apr 19 at 8:38 AM - 104 comments

COVID-19, Domestic Edition

Lately I've seen many a fine recipe, sewing pattern and/or general quarantine project idea gracing various COVID threads on the blue, green, and grey. I thought it would be nice to have someplace central to store and chat about that sort of thing. So, are you doing something amazing or hilarious or at least vaguely interesting with your home-bound time? Building something new, cooking or baking something awesome (or at least awesomely terrible?) Reading or watching something that makes you happy? Whatever you're doing with yourself to make your lockdown time a little less stressful, share it here.
posted by invincible summer on Apr 6 at 7:04 AM - 121 comments

🎂 Cake? or 🥧 Pie?

As the Highlander always says: “There can be only one.” Are you team cake or team pie? Discuss.
posted by Fizz on Apr 8 at 11:46 AM - 139 comments

1-877-Kards-4-Kovid

The Covid Card Swap (previously discussed here)is a go! If you want to send cards/postcards/notes of encouragement and connection to other Mefites, follow the simple instructions inside.
posted by Sparky Buttons on Mar 27 at 12:12 PM - 46 comments

“I'll be there with Bells on! Ho ho!”

I'm playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons. The game was just released and it's available on the Nintendo Switch. It seems like everyone is playing these days. Let's talk about our islands/towns. What fruit did you end up getting? There are five possibilities (not counting coconuts): apples, cherries, peaches, pears, and oranges. If you're up for it, let's share our Nintendo Switch Friend codes so we can visit each other's islands/towns. This is a super chill game and it makes me happy. If you have the opportunity, consider picking it up. As always, be kind to yourself and to others. Happy crafting, farming, shopping, & exploring friendos.
posted by Fizz on Mar 21 at 8:23 AM - 126 comments

Feature request: plaintext

Give us .txt, please. In an expandable box beneath the main post on the blue.
posted by Sterros on Apr 6 at 9:43 PM - 37 comments

Server move and downtime

In order to move MetaFilter to a new server*, the site will be offline between 22:00 and 01:00 PDT Thursday evening.
posted by frimble on Apr 16 at 7:40 AM - 58 comments

Masks made with love by Mefites

Over the last few weeks, I've seen comments from Mefites, infinitely more crafty than myself, who are making masks. Are any of you selling your masks on the Etsy or elsewhere? I'd love to buy a few for myself and Mr. Computech. Links please!
posted by computech_apolloniajames on Apr 7 at 5:04 PM - 20 comments

Do you make music?

Do you have an instrument at home? Or a voice? And a camera or a microphone? Willing to upload to Youtube or Facebook or Vimeo or Soundcloud or your provider of choice and link to it here? Better to be at home sharing music than to be at home not sharing music!
posted by clawsoon on Mar 28 at 6:15 PM - 43 comments

Metatalktail Hour: idle wikipedia stroll

Happy weekend, Mefites! I'm in search of some nice things to idly think about that aren't in my immediate view. I'd like to see a wikipedia page you like, of something that isn't in your home.
posted by LobsterMitten on Apr 11 at 5:50 PM - 76 comments

Corona Virus Check-in Thread no. 3

I can't improve on Gotanda's intro for the last check in thread so here it is again updated: A third catch-all thread for mefites living in areas directly affected by novel coronavirus (aka SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19) picking up from the last one. Again, please no idle speculation, catastrophizing, or chat. Let's stick to actual news, updates, personal experiences, and more mutual support from and to people dealing with this virus in their daily lives. How you all doing?
posted by glasseyes on Mar 23 at 11:35 AM - 1063 comments

Bookshop vs Amazon

Hey, have we thought about switching up our affiliate links (at least for books) from Amazon to Bookshop? It’s apparently a platform for indie bookshops set up specifically to keep them afloat and to break Amazon’s stranglehold over online book purchases.
posted by chappell, ambrose on Apr 10 at 9:49 AM - 18 comments

Poems for Coronavirustimes

Did we not have a thread with uplifting poems etc relevant to the current catastrophe? I can’t find it.
posted by HotToddy on Apr 3 at 4:44 PM - 6 comments

Let's make some dang art

I'm finding art is a really useful thing for putting my brain somewhere other than *waves hands around floridly* for a while. And I know a lot of folks on MetaFilter make art, or have made art, or would like to make art. So, hey: let's make some art! Good art, bad art, first-timer art. Let's make stuff, and talk about stuff you'd like to make, and share what you're making, and share resources and guides and inspiration and so on.
posted by cortex on Mar 27 at 5:36 PM - 95 comments

Can mods sign up MeFi for Scroll?

Mozilla has announced an initiative with Scroll as a way to pay for sites.
posted by Your Childhood Pet Rock on Mar 25 at 7:33 AM - 29 comments

Fuck! Fucking Fuck, Fuck. Pandemic edition.

Everything is cancelled, we're worried about everyone, and the world is upside down. I presume that MeFites, too, need a place to scream. Here it is. FUUUUUUUU-----
posted by BuddhaInABucket on Mar 12 at 10:30 AM - 903 comments

What's the worst, most annoying book you've ever read?

I loved this post on the green and thought I'd extend the question to the flip side.
posted by annieb on Mar 17 at 4:39 PM - 387 comments

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