Tag Archives: metafilter

MetaFilter on the First Presidential Debate

MetaFilter’s been having ongoing mega-threads every few days for MeFites to discuss the election.  They started the latest one for Monday night’s debate.

2015 End of Year Memes: Two Tropical Trips, Election Wins & Loses, Campy Camper Camping

1. What did you do this year that you’d never done before? One of many secret shames in that I never learned how to downhill ski when I was growing up.  The first year we did a class trip to Mission Ridge in the Qu’Appelle Valley, I was injured and couldn’t go.  Then the next […]

#Reddit Is Revolting (http://www.wired.com/2015/07/reddit-amageddon/)

A couple weeks ago, Reddit faced a backlash from their users after they decided to ban a few sub-Reddits which they felt violated the site’s policies against harassment. Most notably this ban included a charming sub-Reddit named /r/FatPeopleHate that had over 150,000 subscribers and which featured pictures of obese people plus invitations to subscribers to ridicule the […]

First Ever Major League Ball Game Played With No Fans Present Due to Baltimore Riots

I considered doing a post with some random thoughts about the Baltimore riots but then I realised there’s nothing I can say that others haven’t said better already – about the riots and about the first ever Major League Baseball “empty game”.

Big Changes at MetaFilter

I don’t hang out there nearly as much as I used to (and worse, a lot of my “community web site” time has shifted to <gasp> Reddit!) so it was a bit of a shock to see a librarian colleague post on Facebook about the big changes happening at MetaFilter. Cash-strapped after a recent downturn […]

Friday Fun Link – Ten Things That Can Ruin An E-Book Help Session at the Library

So I consider myself a fairly tech-savvy individual. I’ve been using computers since I was ten years old.  The first computer I used regularly was a Commodore-64.  I sent my first e-mail in 1995 and designed my first web site in 1997. I’ve since designed numerous web sites and even got paid to produce many […]

Music Monday – “Music loud and women warm/I’ve been kicked around/Since I was born.”

Bruce Springsteen has been covering songs by local artists during various stops on his Australian tour – INXS, AC/DC and Lorde. Oh, and this one… “Staying Alive” – Bee Gees (Bruce Springsteen cover)

Sappy Sunday – The Saddest Christmas Song Ever?

A lot of comments about his one in a recent MetaFilter thread about sad Christmas movies, TV & music.

Paul Ryan is Romney’s VP Pick

Mitt Romney announced Paul Ryan as his vice-president pick last Friday which led to a flurry of coverage (is it just me or did this announcement come out of nowhere? I thought there was usually more of a build before an announcement like this but maybe I’m just not paying attention.) At any rate, MetaFilter […]

Friday Fun Link – The Internet Galaxy

A web developer has created a map of the 350 000 largest sites on the Internet reflecting their relative size and also their relationships with each other. (via MetaFilter)