We're live again.
May 31, 2001 10:12 AM   Subscribe

We're live again. After an eventless trip across the United States, MetaFilter is now happily living again. I was trying to come up with a name for my apartment, now that MetaFilter lives here -- Pyra East? MetaBroadway? I'm not creative right now.
posted by delfuego (60 comments total)
Thanks for the great job, Jason. Everyone go read the wonderful Queso as a slight thank you for all of his hard work.
posted by anildash at 10:15 AM on May 31, 2001

Woohoo! First post!

No, second. Damn you Dash!

What about Matthattan?
posted by dhartung at 10:17 AM on May 31, 2001

*heaping praise upon Jason*

Perhaps "The Server-Site that Never Sleeps"...
posted by Avogadro at 10:17 AM on May 31, 2001

New Metadam?
posted by bradlands at 10:18 AM on May 31, 2001

I read Queso. It was fantastic. I think I'm going to go steal all his links for my blog now. In a way, it might not be such a great thing that we're up so quickly, what with that New York Times Kaycee article and all.
posted by norm at 10:19 AM on May 31, 2001


or for brevity:

posted by frenetic at 10:20 AM on May 31, 2001

"Shouldn't this be in MetaTalk?", he said with a sly grin. He then raised a beer in honor of both Jason and Matt.
posted by hijinx at 10:21 AM on May 31, 2001

Whew. I was beginning to get the shakes. Thanks, Jason.
posted by Wizzle at 10:22 AM on May 31, 2001

WOOOOO! Thanks, Jason and Matt!

I really like Matthattan.
posted by Skot at 10:23 AM on May 31, 2001

Hijinx -- the metatalk.metafilter.com DNS changes haven't propagated yet, at least not to this end of the world.
posted by delfuego at 10:24 AM on May 31, 2001

Back in the early days of the internet, we used to have to propagate using nothing but shovels and hoes!

(my comment was stated with a sly grin)
posted by hijinx at 10:28 AM on May 31, 2001

Wow. A speedy new MetaFilter indeed. Looking good, guys.
posted by tomorama at 10:30 AM on May 31, 2001

(Sighs contentedly)
posted by dong_resin at 10:53 AM on May 31, 2001

Thanks guys... some how everything feels closer now.
posted by mmm at 10:55 AM on May 31, 2001

for the record, i can access metatalk already. but that's just me.

and thanks a heap, jason. you da man.
posted by pnevares at 10:58 AM on May 31, 2001

...the warm feeling of 10,000 people flittering in a box...like the only car dealer circa 1902...Earl"the madman" Muntz on a sunday evening with Madge and her Burroughs...tick-tack-ta.chacnkkkkk."108 million unnatural dollars Earl". 'I wanna buyz RCA...'(Schee) A filterouttage should be tolerated and met with patient, posts else where WILL not be construed as a loyalty breach..let us consult Mathers..."Tomorrow never comes...today is the day for a fresh start"(Robert Beebe-artist) well that's better then J.paul Getty..."When I'm thinking about oil I'm not thinking about girls". Good thing. I like my oil drilled right. Metabunker,Filtercom,MeFi dome, MeFico-conratalis,MeFiopolis(Already old?) MeFi manor,Filter hovering fortress, MeFi FLIT Platform(inconjunction with JVIM ministries)...a name so inspiring that atomic testing will be accepted....get YOUR bikini....
posted by clavdivs at 10:58 AM on May 31, 2001

Just so nobody thinks I was using a ping tool to see when Metafilter was back up. I really, really wasn't -- I just got back from lunch, logged on, and checked for the hell of it, and there it was.

Anil was definitely using a ping tool, the tool.

Here's what I posted earlier on the Kaycee forum in reference to the news that MeFi was heading east:

"Now, Metafilter is having the time of its life, drinking tiny little bottles of scotch, goosing stews, and probably screwing a cute little iBook in the bathroom, as it takes a cross-country plane trip to Noo Yawk and the beneficent arms of Doctor Jason Levine1, webmeister-legal-eagle-medico-extraordinaire, a/k/a http://q.queso.com, who has bandwidth to spare. All hail Q!"

Q is, of course, for those not of keen eye, our own delfuego. Metafuego? Gotta get you in there somewhere.

This is particularly sweet and fitting, since BlogYou reviewed Queso by saying "Most links appear to be pulled directly from Metafilter"! Honestly, I've been reading Jason for a while now, and that only happens when he's on a heavy rotation in his residency.

1 Said with a skeptical swagger, like Tommy Lee Jones in The Fugitive.
posted by dhartung at 10:59 AM on May 31, 2001

This just plain and simply rocks! :)
Thanks Jason!
posted by riffola at 11:04 AM on May 31, 2001

Dan, I hurt with laughter. You da man.

And, in all fairness, Anil had fair warning -- he and I were actively instant-messaging the whole time the server was being reanimated. Don't feel badly... :)
posted by delfuego at 11:09 AM on May 31, 2001

On MetaFilter, no one knows you're the bandwidth provider.
posted by hijinx at 11:09 AM on May 31, 2001

WooHoO!!! Its back up!

Anybody else really like the MetaFilter text logo on the white background? ;)
posted by howa2396 at 12:27 PM on May 31, 2001

A day at the Met. Youse filta.
posted by netbros at 12:35 PM on May 31, 2001

I love you Jason.

But I still love Matt more :)
posted by Sapphireblue at 12:45 PM on May 31, 2001

There ain't no better place to grump than at the filter. Thanks guys, good work.
posted by UncleFes at 12:53 PM on May 31, 2001

Tangent on clavdivs's post: Stately MeFi Manor. Now all mathowie needs is a young ward, and a MetaCave.
posted by darukaru at 1:16 PM on May 31, 2001

I'd just like to announce that I'm throwing my support to "Matthattan."
posted by bradlands at 1:19 PM on May 31, 2001

Thank God. I really was starting to go into withdrawal!
posted by trox at 1:20 PM on May 31, 2001

Is a Matthattan made with gin or vodka?
posted by norm at 1:39 PM on May 31, 2001

Beefeater, I'm guessing.
posted by bradlands at 1:42 PM on May 31, 2001

A MetaFilter Matthattan is a tonic with a dash of bile, garnish with equal parts light and heat.
posted by Skot at 1:45 PM on May 31, 2001

So if MeFi is in the right part of the world now, why are the posts still stamped with that icky Pacific Time?
posted by aaron at 2:03 PM on May 31, 2001

Tradition, man!

Traditiooooooooooon, Tradition!
posted by Avogadro at 2:11 PM on May 31, 2001

Since MT doesn't seem to be working for me, I'd like to report a strange glitch. When I try to log in with Opera 5 for the Mac, I'm repeatedly thrown back to the login page. This doesn't seem to happen with any other browser.

Maybe it's just Opera, but dangit, it's the fastest browser for the Mac available and I'm hooked!
posted by likorish at 2:13 PM on May 31, 2001

Login on MeFi is accomplished using cookies. Check your cookie management settings in Opera. If they seem to be oll korrect, report it as a bug to Opera Software -- after all, the browser is a beta release and probably contains bugs.
posted by kindall at 2:15 PM on May 31, 2001

The Mac Opera alphas have almost no cookie support. But they just released the first beta yesterday, so you might want to d/l that and see if it works.
posted by aaron at 2:33 PM on May 31, 2001

MUST ALL the media be concentrated in New York? Why not Paramus, NJ : (

Wow. This is a way faster connection than before.
posted by ParisParamus at 2:34 PM on May 31, 2001

Faster than a speeding pullet.

Jason: what was the manner of the MeFi box's transfer from coast to coast? FedEx overnight air? smuggled aboard in carry-on? Pony Express?
posted by holgate at 3:06 PM on May 31, 2001

"woohoo!" said the man.
posted by lotsofno at 3:08 PM on May 31, 2001

Oh thanks goodness this is back. Google's last cache was from May 1, and I got really tired of reading that.
posted by bison at 3:12 PM on May 31, 2001

aaaarrgh! I have a dissertation prospectus to write, and now my productivity is going down the tubes. The next time you increase the bandwidth, let's just stop and think about how it might affect someone besides yourselves, ok? Geesh.
posted by mecran01 at 3:41 PM on May 31, 2001

yeah! now I can have sex without condom!, why?? because metafilter is back!! bye bye condom!
posted by strikter at 4:14 PM on May 31, 2001

Holgate: Knowing the dedication & spirit of Jason & the rest of the MeFi community, I'd wager it was some sort of a "Hands Across America" gig, with a nationwide bucket-brigade handing the server from one person to the next, all the way to NYC.
posted by davidmsc at 4:38 PM on May 31, 2001

posted by mecran01 at 4:39 PM on May 31, 2001

posted by ParisParamus at 4:41 PM on May 31, 2001

They're back!! Maybe my shakes will go away now.
posted by bjgeiger at 4:43 PM on May 31, 2001

So Jason is the Metafacilitator of the Metaddiction. And of the Metametaphors.
posted by Mo Nickels at 4:48 PM on May 31, 2001

Or maybe the Mattametaphors. Metamattaphors.
posted by Mo Nickels at 4:49 PM on May 31, 2001

posted by bradlands at 5:17 PM on May 31, 2001

By the way, on the level of text, is there really any connection between speed and distance to a server over the Internet? If so, could you please tell me what part of Manhattan, so I can move even closer?
posted by ParisParamus at 5:23 PM on May 31, 2001

Or would that be a breach of security?
posted by ParisParamus at 5:25 PM on May 31, 2001

posted by modofo at 5:47 PM on May 31, 2001

thank god!

I almost accomplished something at work this week. Can't go raising expectations now can we?
posted by Mick at 6:07 PM on May 31, 2001

Oh, *hurrah!!!* You're back! Kudos to Jason and Matt!

I've been at home sick this week...coincidence? Yeah, yeah, that's it...

So Jason, does that mean you're the MTA -- Metafilter Transit Authority?! :)
posted by metrocake at 7:01 PM on May 31, 2001

MeFi I missed you. Welcome back... East.
posted by vanderwal at 8:27 PM on May 31, 2001

Where's Matt? WHAT HAVE YOU DONE WITH HIM, delfuego!?
posted by ParisParamus at 8:49 PM on May 31, 2001

posted by rebeccablood at 8:54 PM on May 31, 2001

Oh god. It's back. It's finally back. Sweet jesus.
posted by owillis at 9:18 PM on May 31, 2001

I'd wager it was some sort of a "Hands Across America" gig...

HAA never actually worked, y'know. They had a lot of dead spots. I think they used rope or something to make up for it.
posted by aaron at 9:35 PM on May 31, 2001

Hands Across America may not have "worked", but I did my part. That's all that matters to me. Anyone else participate? When was that anyway?

Sometimes I think that we are all very sick; this thread is a cry for help. Who will hear our call?
posted by sudama at 11:07 PM on May 31, 2001

dude. all you people, you fine. i can stop crying now. on the inside and the outside.

and now, a joke for all involved:

what does snoop dogg wash his clothes with?


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