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The NYTimes looks back upon its 5 years of...
If you mean machine name, Yahoo used to run on Akebono, of course. I had found some stuff (self-blog ahead!) on Yahoo's history a while back.
posted to MetaFilter by anildash at 3:57 PM on January 21, 2001

A unusually even-handed article
I agree with that assessment-- I think the ecstasy industry is conducting an awareness campaign or something. I haven't been this motivated to try drugs since I first heard "White Lines".
Pipeline (pure as the driven snow)
connected to my mind
(and now I'm having fun, baby!)
Highrise (it's getting kind of low)
'cause it makes you feel so nice
(I need some one on one, baby!)
And then, of course, you have to shout "Don't do it!" so that no one suspects you of being a pusher.
posted to MetaFilter by anildash at 3:52 PM on January 21, 2001

I was just curious as to why the link about a diarist's suicide has disappeared
I don't mean to seem like the rubbernecker looking for the car wreck, but can anyone give a link that would indicate something about the thread that's being discussed? I'd be curious to see some background before I (presumably) thank Matt for his good taste and willingness to err on the side of being too sensitive...
posted to MetaTalk by anildash at 1:01 AM on January 21, 2001

"Ego Finds a New Outlet In 'Blogs'"
The thing I liked about this article when I saw it was it's the first press report I've seen that correctly credits Peter for coining the word "blog" itself.
posted to MetaFilter by anildash at 5:52 PM on January 19, 2001

Freebies Aren't Forever.
Regarding cC's request for a list of Pro's features, I'm going to self-blog and give you a link to the Blogger Pro known info page I put together...
posted to MetaFilter by anildash at 4:31 PM on January 18, 2001

"until every vote is coutned"
Can we talk about Ghostbusters again? Please...?
posted to MetaFilter by anildash at 3:25 PM on January 18, 2001

On an almost-related topic. DAMN, what happened to Harold Ramis? I thought I gained some weight since 1984...
posted to MetaFilter by anildash at 8:19 AM on January 18, 2001

2gether's Michael 'Q.T.' Cuccione Dies.
Wait a minute... I worked on a video for 2Gether, and he was playing "the sick one" and now he actually died? I thought the joke about him dying was for the character....? This is too meta, I can't follow it.... mind overflowing... must get sleep....
posted to MetaFilter by anildash at 8:53 PM on January 16, 2001

Is LiveJournal taking aim at Blogger?
Funny, I thought the reason LiveJournal didn't get more press was because the New World Order's black helicopters were using the Area 51-derived technology to "silence" any people who were trying to get word out.
This guy's novel blend of irrational paranoia, crushing insecurity, and raving jealousy is painful to watch. Try putting out a press release, you schmo, don't bitch because you didn't get to be in the newspaper. If your goal is to build a community,… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by anildash at 6:31 PM on January 12, 2001

"Ten years ago, Kurt Cobain saved us from the horrific pap that was popular music. We sure could use another Kurt Cobain today."
I really hate how it's considered "conventional wisdom" that Britney, N'Sync, et. al are bad. Now, I know, and respect, plenty of mainstream, marginal, and underground groups, but I don't think that precludes me from liking and appreciating teen pop acts.
I mean, good production, very entertaining stage presence, well-crafted (if not well-written) songs? That's most of what the Beatles had during the BeatleMania phase, and it wasn't until they started… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by anildash at 10:21 AM on January 11, 2001

Four out of Five Americans Know Earth Revolves around the Sun.
Hey! Let's debate about religion in schools! The kids aren't learning basic facts of science and history, but we need to focus more on getting them to silently contemplate God. I betcha if we all post our 2 cents, that will cause lawmakers to modify the Constitution of the U.S. and there will be no more violence. Or maybe not.
And that, my friends, is how we Save The Children.

posted to MetaFilter by anildash at 2:41 PM on January 10, 2001

Organizine Closing Doors already?
Phew! Am I glad I never emailed everybody about the project I didn't get around to launching.
And, on a related note, is there a bookmarklet to pop up page comments in a new windows yet? I'll have to work on that...
posted to MetaFilter by anildash at 11:52 AM on January 9, 2001

"He's not a Democrat."
I just like to chime in with my usual rhetoric about the fact that, as mentioned above, conservatives by definition think that best answers lie in the past. To me, it's obvious that these answers can't possibly be correct. Especially for America.See, my folks didn't even come to this country until just before the 70's. So how could a politician in his 50's or 60's, who was born in the 1940's or so, think the best answer comes from a past which doesn't… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by anildash at 6:11 PM on January 8, 2001

Is this town big enough for two blogs named...
Hey, Dan, you do know there's a Lake Effect over at BlogSpot, right?
Heh, heh, heh.
posted to MetaFilter by anildash at 7:10 PM on January 4, 2001

"Ante up!"
Of course, Ev's got a picture of the stickers, and being such web-savvy little Pyrates, of course they take PayPal.
posted to MetaFilter by anildash at 6:36 PM on January 2, 2001
In regards to the comments about "making fun of Pyra" above, I hope it wasn't directed at my original post, as that was the furthest thing from my intention.
But as far as the concept of making donations to Pyra goes, the reason I donated willingly, even eagerly, is because I used to have my own company, and I know that companies are made of people.
I get great satisfaction out of running and maintaining and tweaking my blog, and that became easier to… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by anildash at 8:36 PM on January 2, 2001
Actually now that the "pay for schwag business model" meme has come up, wasn't the Sock Puppet one of the more profitable items at I'd love to buy all kinds of Blogger crap and pay for the server that way. Do they even have a Cafe Press link up anywhere?
posted to MetaFilter by anildash at 9:59 AM on January 3, 2001

blah blah blah new york times "Web logs" blah blah...
Amen, Brad, those two just look Bloggerific in that photo. Is anyone getting the feeling we should create a fake blog that everyone links to in their sidebar and see how long until the pseudoblogger is mentioned in a print article?
posted to MetaFilter by anildash at 9:05 AM on December 28, 2000

How's this for viral marketing?
So what does that bring the total number of weblogging tools to? I know about Blogger and Manila and now Xanga off the top of my head... what else is out there?
posted to MetaFilter by anildash at 11:27 PM on December 26, 2000

"Brad the Cad"
Oh, Dan. That was bad. I'm grimacing here.
Oh yeah, and does anyone have pictures of Claire? Just for research purposes, of course...
posted to MetaFilter by anildash at 6:42 PM on December 22, 2000

Neo Nazis holding pro-Bush rally
Hitler appropriated the swastika from Hindu mythology
Man, that still pisses me off. Woulda been such a cool symbol to get to keep for ourselves.
posted to MetaFilter by anildash at 1:03 PM on November 16, 2000

New Yorker to get Web site in January
But will they use Blogger to publish the sites?
posted to MetaFilter by anildash at 9:16 AM on November 16, 2000

Darwin gets another one.
Speaking of which, can we lace every 50th cigarette with cyanide? Smokers want to die, let's put a winner in every carton!
posted to MetaFilter by anildash at 10:54 PM on November 13, 2000
re: drinking to death on the 21st bday -- that is so very sad and it could have happened to almost any one of us. you know it.

Yeah, I remember that time a gang of thugs held me down and forced me to down a shot. And then another. And another. Until I had downed 20. It really could happen to any of us, if we're dumb enough to pour a toxin down our throats in massive quantities.
posted to MetaFilter by anildash at 7:35 AM on November 14, 2000

More and more American girls are hitting puberty...
Great, now all these girls are going to have to outsource their childbearing, since they'll be past menopause by the time they want to settle down and have kids.

Maybe that cloning is good for something, after all.
posted to MetaFilter by anildash at 9:09 PM on October 23, 2000

Yahoo! Buzz
Seems like a poor man's version of Lycos Top 50, which has been going for quite a while and is actually rather entertaining.
A slightly dated, but still interesting, list of commonly-searched terms is at Search Engine Watch, and the original search voyeur pages are still running at MetaSpy and MetaCrawler Voyeur.
My take on the whole thing was way back on October 11 of last year.
posted to MetaFilter by anildash at 6:31 PM on October 5, 2000

How bizarre.
dammit, i always show up after the fun's over... anyone wanna mirror this gem?
posted to MetaFilter by anildash at 7:35 AM on September 26, 2000

Another innovation from Digital Convergence:
The rest of their email reads:
Digital:Convergence has secured the site and is conducting a thorough security examination to ensure the safety of its information.

As a result of this breach, unauthorized third parties may have been able to gather your name and email address. You may receive unsolicited emails (a.k.a. spam) from unrecognized sources. If you do not recognize the source, please delete the email immediately. You can also go to,… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by anildash at 9:31 PM on September 17, 2000

Proprietary URLs?
Was trying to find documentation for Napster's protocol when I thought about all the weird extensions that applications have added to our systems.
Napster uses nap:search?artist=artname&title=Word+Word+Word. Obviously, just replace artname with the particular artist's name (multiple words joined with plus signs) and song title works the same way. I'm still parsing out the syntax for the rest of the variables, but those aren't really that important anyway, are they? I wish that ISDN… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by anildash at 8:55 AM on September 15, 2000

Does anyone really dig the new MSN?
Cam, I don't think they're too interested in cross-correlating Hotmail users with Passport users: All Hotmail users are Passport users. Passport is just the authentication system used by Hotmail. (And the new MSN Explorer, and MSN Messenger, and the Game Voice thingy they just put out, etc. etc. )
Although I must admit, I really like the new look for Hotmail in MSN Explorer. If you haven't seen it, or only saw preview 1, its' worth a looksee.
posted to MetaFilter by anildash at 9:02 PM on September 11, 2000

Rape Theory Too Much To Take
Interesting thing here is that I think any of these scientists could have drawn parallels to human instinct to murder, and the topic would have been much less controversial.
Other animals practice cannibalism, even of their own young, or violence towards family members, etc. I'm not arguing whether those behaviors are more or less repellent than rape, but I would suggest that making clearer the attempt to draw parallels to other animals might help to defuse some of the (understandable) uproar.
posted to MetaFilter by anildash at 9:55 AM on September 6, 2000

Blogger/Pyra is getting into hosting?
Oh, and can we preemptively skip the hand-wringing over the banner ads on Blog*Spot?
posted to MetaFilter by anildash at 7:50 AM on August 30, 2000

Deepleap goes into deep sleep. What's the...
Man, one of my three wishes would have to be for all the money wasted on DrKoops and half.coms to go to the smart people at places like DeepLeap and Pyra. But such is not the way...
I guess it's still not to late to remarket all the code that was developed as a BizTalk server plug-in or something like that?
posted to MetaFilter by anildash at 11:19 PM on August 21, 2000

Sick of your Wu-Name?
I guess it's the equivalent of Name, Rank, and Serial Number:
A.N.I.L.: Artificial Networked Infiltration Lifeform

Wu: Ultra-Chronic Monstah

Ehhh, doesn't work too well for me....
posted to MetaFilter by anildash at 7:37 AM on March 31, 2000

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