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"It feel a little bit like codepen meets geocities, things relevant and dear to me." steals marketing slogan... "And it's fucking shockingly easy to use. " steals additional marketing slogan... Thanks for… [more]
favorited 53 times, recently by QuakerMel, SillyShepherd, olya, Evilspork, adrienneleigh, vanar sena, enfa, Tevin, Dimpy, Mister Moofoo, Harvey Kilobit, mkdg, pennypiper, romanb, josephtate, Proofs and Refutations, drumcorpse, lownote, Wobbuffet, not_the_water, naju, ambrosen, jenkinsEar, daq, mushhushshu, stonepharisee, bleep, rouftop, webmutant, zuhl, schadenfrau, anthom, potch, Freen, filthy light thief, COD, the_blizz, Faint of Butt, tobascodagama, Tehhund, meinvt, Doleful Creature, cortex, overeducated_alligator, Reynard Digitalis, Cash4Lead, jedicus, thatwhichfalls, mystyk, kev23f, MCMikeNamara, ghostpony, thelonius
MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I also wonder how Glitch.com plans to make money We have a thing called Glitch For Your API which right now is mostly free tools, but also has some paid options, for companies that have an API and want to help developers use it. Glitch… [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by cichlid ceilidh, Speculatist, adrienneleigh, Going To Maine, tobascodagama, sourcejedi
MeFi comment - 4 months ago

It's just a really bad idea for any non-trivial project. Oh, there's a preference (the only preference!) to turn that off, for people doing bigger projects. [more]
favorited 7 times, recently by adrienneleigh, jmhodges, Proofs and Refutations, Lesser Spotted Potoroo, Tehhund, zabuni, lazaruslong
MeFi comment - 4 months ago

Yeah, to be clear, Trello & Stack Overflow spun out into independent companies years ago (though FogBugz is still proudly one of our offerings!). Trello recently sold to Atlassian and Stack Overflow is thriving (I am on the board of Stack… [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by wemayfreeze, sourcejedi, SecretAgentSockpuppet
MeFi comment - 4 months ago

Wow, why are you all so scared of the word "God"? I'm not, evanizer. Why are the god-lovers so afraid of me? [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by davidmsc
MeFi comment - 4 months ago

Yeah, well, I think we could all use a little less empty symbolism. There are meaningful symbols out there which are cheapened by every borrowing of their power. Hob nails the point. First, requiring children to recite anything,… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by davidmsc
MeFi comment - 4 months ago

One of the reasons I use my real name for almost everything I do online is because it gives me control over what appears when someone Googles me. Instead of getting random pages of work I did for clients, or some rambling rant I wrote in college,… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by davidmsc
MeFi comment - 4 months ago

Ease up! some day you may get arrested for drunk driving and then you won't want people making fun of you. No, actually, I'm quite sure that won't happen, and I resent it being treated as an inevitability or even a likelihood that it will. Not all… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by davidmsc
MeFi comment - 4 months ago

(But hey, he should know this after all the lusers he's permabanned from his various web projects.) I've literally never banned anybody from any website in my life, Mark. This is as inaccurate as your repeated attempts to take credit for… [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by davidmsc
MeFi comment - 4 months ago

There's no such thing as a rebound. Every relationship is influenced by the earlier ones you've had, as well as the stage of life you're at. Don't label it, just do your best with whomever you connect with. [more]
favorited 18 times, recently by limeonaire
Ask MeFi comment - 5 months ago

As a cis-male I don't have too much to add except that if you've found a pant that you like and that works from Zara, GET MORE OF THEM! I know it sounds obvious, but I screw this up all the time, thinking somehow I have to only get one of an item I… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by adrienneleigh
Ask MeFi comment - 5 months ago

Don't hang out with assholes who think your family deserved to be brutally murdered. And work for social justice on your own terms; if you are known as an advocate for those without privilege, you'll be safe in almost any context. [more]
favorited 15 times, recently by adrienneleigh
Ask MeFi comment - 10 months ago

I'm much more thankful for the many interests my wife and I didn't share when we met; learning those through her perspective has been one if the great joys of our relationship for me. [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by chicainthecity
Ask MeFi comment - 11 months ago

dial-tone, you have to update the thread to tell us how it worked out. you're right, by the way, three cats is too many for your married home, and since you only brought one to the marriage, it's hers that has to go. :) [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by potsmokinghippieoverlord
Ask MeFi comment - Last year


nadawi articulates ally points better than I could. Consider those comments normative. Thanks to all who took the time to read the piece, and for those who think the solution is more complicated technological controls or somehow educating a billion… [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by wonton endangerment
MeFi comment - Last year

"Ok" is a great answer, combined with waiting it out. Stop the meeting after he makes a big distinction between "metrics" and "measurement". Say, flatly and without sarcasm, "Frank wants this meeting to address the… [more]
favorited 14 times, recently by Majorita
Ask MeFi comment - Last year


I've written a couple of recommendation letters for friends vying for places at fairly competitive coops and they all followed a general outline like this: Dear Members of the Board: I am writing in support of [Friend]’s application to… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Phredward
Ask MeFi comment - Last year

Thanks, all. I wrote this last year but sadly it's every bit as relevant a year later. Hope this concern gets on the radar of every exec in the technology industry. [more]
favorited 32 times, recently by cosmic owl, Errant, rufb, GrammarMoses, Halle, Jpfed, thetarium, cnanderson, nogoodverybad, jessamyn, an animate objects, dorothyisunderwood, goneill, wemayfreeze, singmespanishtechno, dialetheia, eckeric, Hactar, Itaxpica, Temerit, Juliet Banana, peppermind, GuyZero, nadawi, dr_dank, Annika Cicada, GenjiandProust, ImproviseOrDie, milov, v9y, lord_wolf, giraffe
MeFi comment - Last year

Sara C., since it's not immediately obvious in this thread -- joshu is a very well-known entrepreneur, who started Delicious.com and backs a lot of big-name startups. Probably one point that's worth noting for context is that it's not uncommon for… [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by meta87
Ask MeFi comment - Last year

I am an unapologetic fan of AskMe, and consider it to be one of the greatest sites on the web. I've written at length about what an accomplishment it is, and I'm frequently asked to speak about things like web community and use it as a positive… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by chinesefood
MetaTalk comment - Last year

Wasn't he the asshole who was demanding that people talk and text in movie theaters? I'm the asshole who said some number of people would text or talk regardless, so why not accommodate them, rather than keep making futile attempts at… [more]
favorited 33 times, recently by Umami Dearest, tippiedog, Mondegreen, artificialard, zippy, guster4lovers, mistersquid, matrixgeek, my-username, olya, joseph conrad is fully awesome, GuyZero, leotrotsky, schmod, bird internet, an animate objects, waitingtoderail, The Michael The, JHarris, willF, Monochrome, Proofs and Refutations, Foci for Analysis, rifflesby, ob1quixote, bryon, Wolof, migurski, smoke, 99_, ChuraChura, wemayfreeze, jferg
MeFi comment - Two years ago

One way to screw it up real good is to compare it to other people's relationships or try to compete to be The Best. Great relationships are made from lots of little quiet moments, not great visible victories. [more]
favorited 18 times, recently by thischarmingirl
Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

"Blog", in this case, is insufficiently specific. There are some types of blogs (LiveJournal, Xanga) where, despite being obviously publicly available, the social convention is to treat the blog as a semi-private space. And then there's the… [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by bleary
Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

If you don't like it, best to ignore it. No, best that you all be asked (or forced) to leave. This site seems to be worse for the presence of those with "a meepzorp kind of attitude", and it's a damned shame you all abuse Matt's… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by trif
MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

I guess this is the right time and place to tell this story... Sometime when MetaFilter was much younger, before it was even Matt's full-time gig, maybe a dozen years ago, Matt crashed on my couch for one of his first visits to NYC. We stayed out… [more]
favorited 181 times, recently by elephantsvanish, lunastellasol, jferg, Brainy, maxwelton, metasav, Dee Grim, evilbeck, eq21, justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow, hhc5, psoas
MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

Almost every big company has an "innovation" or "skunk works" group that explores these new technologies while still offering decent benefits, at the expense of dealing with more big company stupidity than you'd face at a startup… [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by matticulate
Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

Am I insane? The clinical name for this is "unpublished author". [more]
favorited 25 times, recently by ocherdraco
Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

I'd first encountered Bill online years ago when he made a blog posting app, and then re-meeting him at a Princeton event last year, he'd begun by saying, "You probably don't remember..." but we immediately reconnected about the cool… [more]
favorited 18 times, recently by glass origami robot
MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

Prince's "Sign O' The Times" is every bit as strong as the Talking Heads film, and the two back-to-back make for a great evening. [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by porn in the woods
Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

Randi made my life immeasurably better after weeks of nonstop harassment by GG. I can't say enough good things and am so appreciative. The Gator apologists here are very welcome to fuss at me about this on Twitter, where I won't see them & their… [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

I'm glad folks seem okay with the changes. I appreciate the folks who had constructive feedback, even when pointed. I hope everyone finds the newly-updated site not just acceptable, but worth promoting to friends or more casual users of MeFi!… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

Hey all: Just wanted to jump in and say that we're listening and updating the descriptions -- Matt has been strongly pushing to clarify. Honestly, this is something we put together rather quickly and we've been so focused on making it work that I'm… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago


What Matt said. For what it's worth, I love MeFi and I love Matt and no there isn't some secret Old Web People cabal trying to ruin what makes this site great. I do agree some of the language is far from how folks here see MeFi, and so we'll correct… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

Wasn't my best thread. But yeah, the site really should be white. :) Happy New Year, everybody! May your worst conversations not haunt you into 2012. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

The Green Should Be White
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MetaTalk post - Two years ago

ThinkUp took a convertible note from a number of investors, yes, and we publicly disclosed the terms under which we did so. We have not, and will not, be doing a round of venture capital funding. If you have further questions about our finances, I'm… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

I found out "Try Again" was written by "Garrett, Stephen Ellis" and "Mosley, Timothy Z." So now the class assignment: If these two died in a crash, would any of you give a damn? Or do you only love the corporate-approved package? Uhhh, yeah… [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

This is called "being in your twenties". It's typically solved by dating assholes for a few years and then not doing that ever again. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

Kudos to the entire team on a huge project that seems to have yielded amazing results. I may not have articulated it very well, but all I was ever trying to advocate for was a look that was approachable and familiar to people who had never been to… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

One of my uncles is very wealthy, and has offered help. I don't feel good about asking for money directly, but I'm happy to ask for work. So that's my first line of defense. Don't ask him for money or for help finding work at first -- have the… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

George Clooney's work in "Up In The Air" perfectly captured the airport-lounges-and-hotel-conference-room drabness of being any kind of Road warrior, whether it's sales, public speaking, consulting or whatever. Uncanny how well that film… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

Oh, man... I am so sick. This is the day everything changed. I was just there the day before yesterday, the World Trade Center. There are so many people there.... [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

If I were starting today, I'd learn Ruby on Rails. It's got the benefit of having been largely created *after* people knew how common web apps could be built with an eye to usability, and the culture around the platform encourages good aesthetics and… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

What's amazing is this news is breaking on MeFi, when it hasn't been reported yet on CNN or Yahoo. MSNBC's got the only mention, and that's just "NBC NEWS BULLETIN: Earthquake jolts Seattle area. No reports of damage, injury" Good to see we turn… [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

I'm American, born to Indian parents, and definitely had to spend a lot of time learning what matters to the people of various races & religions that I dated. It's certainly not obvious what's important to a family, but the way you find out is by… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

I was on Prozac (for depression, not anxiety) a decade ago, a fact which means no more or less to me than that I was on Prilosec to treat acid reflux. As a result, others who have taken antidepressants have confided to me about their experiences, and… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

A wonderful bookend to the tenure of the greatest community moderator the Internet has yet known. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

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