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167: The Gang Records A Podcast
Hey, it's episode 167 of the MetaFilter podcast, with cortex and jessamyn!

10/02/20
by cortex

Are we half way in, or half way out?

Light At The Start Of The TunnelLight At The Start Of The Tunnel by ARG_Flickr (cc by)

We're in the middle of September fundraising for Mefi, and cortex is still half-hippy, so vote with your $ because those scissors are not going to pay for themselves! Jessamyn is making sponsored posts every day this month (acquire your very own excellent certified Jess post right here), plus we're auctioning precious Mefi Blue chatfilter posts (#1, #2; see the current slate of chatfilter topics suggested, vote, and add your own topic ideas to the main thread), and we're still dreaming, so make any post on the blue about dreams or dreaming and tag it #dreamweek to add to the fun.

09/16/20
by taz

166: The MetaFilter Monthly-ish Podcast
Jessamyn and cortex are back with episode 166 of the MetaFilter podcast

09/11/20
by cortex

Jessamyn Posts for U

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LoveLove by kevin dooley (cc by)

Chatty Cashy, Dream Thyme, Hair No More, Super Librarian Lazy Web Posts ... Check it out! They're all part of Mefi's 2020 fundraising month.

09/06/20
by taz

Music swap!
Interested in participating in a music swap? Because there's a music swap!

07/06/20
by cortex

165: Take What We've Got
It's episode 165 of the MetaFilter monthly podcast with cortex and jessamyn!

07/03/20
by cortex

Starting up a BIPOC advisory board
BIPOC MeFites, we're discussing starting up a MeFi BIPOC advisory board and would like your input!

06/26/20
by cortex

Mefites & the birds and the bees

Inaccessible Island Rail (Atlantisia rogersi)Inaccessible Island Rail (Atlantisia rogersi) by brian.gratwicke (cc by)

There's a reason why chapters of the "Feminist Bird Club" are popping up all over the world and it's part of a larger issue with outdoor recreation, spaces, jobs, and natural/environmental sciences in general that has spawned groups like Latino Outdoors, Outdoor Afro, Unlikely Hikers, and many others: Primalux discusses birding while Latina, poor, queer, and a woman in the Chris Cooper video birdwatch post.

Text TK talks about "my father, Douglas S. Rogers, who lived on Ascension Island from 1966 to 1971, working for Pan-American Airways' Aerospace division ... In his spare time he co-founded the island's historical society, took a ton of amazing photographs with his Hasselblad 500C, and aided visiting scientists" in the How do you get to Inaccessible Island? thread about world’s smallest flightless bird.

My first season, my class had been taught to how handle bees without gloves or even necessarily bee suits, just smokers. Non-africanized bees are gentle enough that they will rarely sting you if you know what you're doing ... Until autumn. Then they switch from "gather the bounty" mode to "protect the spoils at all costs" mode. Which our teacher deliberately did not tell us, because he wanted us to observe it for ourselves. By getting stung: showbiz_liz talks about the "domesticity" of bees in the I Want To Beelieve heart honeycomb thread.

Also recently: birds taking public transit; The Secret Society of Self-Stingers; Why Birds Do What They Do; 'Murder hornets'; "a vicious resource war is being fought between the avians and the rodents"; "Ferris Jabr critiques bird nests and the personalities that build them"; GPS-tracking the movements of eagles; Bird Tableau.

06/21/20
by taz

Welcome travelingthyme and loup to the mod team!
Very exciting MetaFilter news: we have two new part-time moderators joining the team. Come say hello to travelingthyme and loup!

06/01/20
by cortex

163: You must understand!
It's episode 163 of the MetaFilter monthly podcast, with cortex and jessamyn!

05/01/20
by cortex

162: Grip It And Rip It
It's episode 162 of the MetaFilter monthly podcast, with cortex and jessamyn!

04/03/20
by cortex

Let's make some art!
Hey, MetaFilter folks, Let's make some dang art! Want to show something off, or talk about art, or see what folks are making, or figure out how to get started? Come on in, take your mind of things.

03/27/20
by cortex

Card Swap!
Want to send some mail and get some mail? Join the Covid Card Swap! Sign up by Friday April 3 to participate.

03/27/20
by cortex

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