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Jason put up a link to the New Yorker article that mentions himself, Meg, Pyra, EV, etc. It also mentions MetaFilter and myself. I find this funny in a way, all of of these people that never would have known anything about each other are all interconnected. Why? Because Ev and Meg started Pyra. Because I read an article about the original Pyra app. Which led me to Blogger. Which led to Ev, Meg, Pb, MetaFilter... whcih led to Kottke, Haughey, etc. Ahhh the good old days
posted by monkeyboy on Nov 21, 2000 - 36 comments

New to MetaFilter? Not sure how it works?

New to MetaFilter? Not sure how it works? Let Scott show you how it's done.
posted by Sapphireblue on Nov 12, 2000 - 45 comments

Creator of MetaFiler: Wedding Bliss,

Creator of MetaFiler: Wedding Bliss, As Matt's Brother, I can report to all here at MetaFilter, the Wedding went as picture perfect as they imagined! No rain, Everybody was in time for the ceremony, Lucky no Television Reporters crashing or blocking streets, No helicopters hovering above. It was a beautiful, simple gathering of friends and family Here are the Exclusive Photo's only for the Metafilter Community: Exchanging of Vows and The Big Kiss! Best of luck to Matt & Kay!!!
posted by Max's Daddy on Oct 7, 2000 - 26 comments


Cat-Scan.com is one of the strangest sites I've seen in some time. I have no idea how these people got their cats wedged into their scanners, or why.

Oh, excuse me, but this is a duplicate post. But why does that previous post have tomorrow's date on it? Could it be from July 14th, 1999? And if that's the earliest surviving post in the archives, then that must mean...
Happy Birthday, MetaFilter!
a day early, but I thought we needed time to collect 1216 greeting comments, and take up a PayPal collection to buy Matt something cool for under 30 bucks.
posted by wendell on Jul 13, 2000 - 13 comments

the don rickles of the web speaks

the don rickles of the web speaks what a charming personality....
posted by jenett on Jun 27, 2000 - 20 comments

Remember the misanthope thread?

Remember the misanthope thread? Here's an update to the story: the guy actually TALKED to my wife today. She was asking people at work how to get from her office to the Central Park Zoo. Her colleagues were arguing about it, but no one could agree on the correct route. Finally, with great exasperation, the guy said, "all you have to do is walk STRAIGHT UP THIS STREET! You'll get to the park, and the path will split in two. One way is for cars and the other is for not-cars."

"Not-cars???" said my wife.

The guy heaved a massive sigh. "PEOPLE," he said.
posted by grumblebee on Jun 9, 2000 - 8 comments

Woohoo Metafilter!

Woohoo Metafilter! 1000 members and counting! Long live The Haughey!
posted by Neale on May 30, 2000 - 14 comments

I'm giving $30 to some Metafilter user.

I'm giving $30 to some Metafilter user. I'm stealing this idea from the Shiny Thing giveaway that usr/bin/girl held a while back. I liked her contest, but I would have liked it more if we got to see everything people asked for. So here goes.
I will buy one lucky Metafilter user something off of the Web of a $30 value or less (I will pay shipping and taxes).
To enter: add a comment to this post. The comment must link to the thing you want and provides a bit of contextualizing commentary. (I'd prefer it if the link pointed to something that has at least a semi-permanent home on the Web, no eBay please.) I will choose and announce a winner within (roughly) the next forty-eight hours.
This winner will be chosen based on a single criteria -- "coolness." Whatever item I find the most "cool" wins. I make no claim that my definition of what's "cool" will match any commonly socially-accepted definitions (or your own personal definition, for that matter). Decision of judge is final.
I set the bar here: in order to win, your item must be at least as cool as this; otherwise I will declare myself the winner.
Have fun. Play fair.
posted by jbushnell on May 30, 2000 - 62 comments

Congratulations Matt and Kay!

Congratulations Matt and Kay!
posted by CrazyUncleJoe on May 20, 2000 - 14 comments

The new MetaTalk is now live

The new MetaTalk is now live as is the MetaFilter Network site, which also mentions another new site in the works. Discuss the MetaTalk site, and if you want to take issue with me, of all people, self-blogging, do it here.
posted by mathowie on May 7, 2000 - 16 comments

Keeping up with the breakneck pace of life at a San Francisco startup isn't as easy as it looks.
posted by jjg on Apr 3, 2000 - 8 comments

For those of you that don't want to wade through the previous discussion - I'll summarize.     "It's all good."
posted by CrazyUncleJoe on Mar 29, 2000 - 14 comments

Now this is something I just don't get.

Now this is something I just don't get. Getting worked up because some people are posting longer entries? Can someone explain this to me? So Ben Brown mentioned that he prefers longer posts, and a few people responded to the idea favorably. But then there's backlash to this idea? Can someone please explain to me how someone writing long posts is somehow wrong? Is anyone holding a gun to your head making you read anything on the web? If Ben Brown's posts are too long, don't read them. If Jack's or Brig's are too long, don't read them. If I'm wrong here, please set me straight. I must not have read the weblog rulebook that states posts should be short and snarky, if anyone has a hyperlink to said rule book, please post that too.
posted by mathowie on Mar 28, 2000 - 1614 comments

it's all about the love.

it's all about the love. congrats matt!
posted by mmanning on Mar 15, 2000 - 9 comments


censorship hmm.. one of my posts seems to have disappeared... are you censoring this weblog?
posted by efader on Feb 27, 2000 - 22 comments

New STATUS info for MetaFilter! Now I can see what has happened during the 15 minutes I was away!
posted by CrazyUncleJoe on Feb 11, 2000 - 7 comments

I give and I give and I give... I cleaned up the preferences tonight. First off, the floating menu is defaulted to off, but can be turned back on (this makes the site more compatible with buggy browsers). You can pick how many days of posts to show on the main page, change your full name, URL, email, and email visibility preferences. If you joined this site early, I lost your URL, full name, and visibility preference, please take a moment to change it. Next up, karma.
posted by mathowie on Jan 27, 2000 - 4 comments

I was checking this site's statistics tonight, and there's 30 people simultaneously visiting at 1AM PST. This is very odd. And then I noticed, MetaFilter is the ProjectCool sighting today. Cool!
posted by mathowie on Jan 26, 2000 - 0 comments

Today, MetaFilter is the CoolSTOP Best of Cool

Today, MetaFilter is the CoolSTOP Best of Cool award winner. Joe Jenett says "At first, the large fonts seemed awkward to me - then it dawned on me that when you have a lot to read, the big type is kinda nice!" I just wanted to add that if you register, you can change the body text font size and family, turn off link underlining, and launch hyperlinks in new windows if you want, it's all in the preferences.
posted by mathowie on Jan 23, 2000 - 3 comments

If you had problems reaching MetaFilter over the weekend, this is why. Some script kiddies launched some gnarly smurf attacks against the regional ISP that provides bandwidth for this site. Oh well, it gave me time to code. I've added lots of little enhancements (like user pages, a working search engine), but still have to get the archives working and expand the preferences page.
posted by mathowie on Jan 19, 2000 - 0 comments

Of course, I want one of these,

Of course, I want one of these, but more exciting than that is the new wireless LAN. At work, we have a 1Mbps wireless than that cost thousands, but this looks 10x faster at 1/5 the cost.
posted by mathowie on Jul 21, 1999 - 1 comment


Cat-Scan.com is one of the strangest sites I've seen in some time. I have no idea how these people got their cats wedged into their scanners, or why.
posted by mathowie on Jul 14, 1999 - 115 comments

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