I adopted a dog from a dog rescue and tried to teach her to love me or at least come when she's called. And then, because it's 2012, I started a blog about it. And then, because sometimes life is really shitty, I discovered that my brand new doggie is horribly sick.
Great videos longer than 5 minutes are shared everyday on the blog Video For Lunch. It's so named because the found videos are nourishing and good to watch while you eat lunch. Things like a short doc on climbing photography, a New York Times op-ed video on P.T.S.D, and Tom Waits putting a fish in his pants. No gratuitous time-lapses, music videos, or the usual viral video fare. A la #longreads, sharing is encouraged with the hashtag #qualityvideos. Shorter #VideoSnacks are served on the side and @VideoForLunch.
The Long Bleep will be a public forum for discussion of four-letter words, "dirty" words, swearing, cursing, obscenities, and more. The first step is a questionnaire. Its results will be used to create podcasts and blog posts structured around things that really happened when taboo language was used: confrontations, first encounters, eureka moments, learning situations. Those stories will lead us down cultural and historical paths as we tease out the complicated relationship English-speakers worldwide have with "dirty" words. More information on the blog.
[Citation Needed] - The Best of Wikipedia's Worst Writing is a collection of some of our all-time favorite entries from the blog of the same name. It has over two hundred examples of so bad it's funny Wikipedia writing with commentary from me and Josh Fruhlinger (from the Comics Curmudgeon blog.) And best of all, it's free for the Kindle for the next few days!
Is my husband's new blog wherein he rambles about his projects on micro-controllers (arduino, MSP430,...) , embedded linux systems (beagle boards) and FPGAs. He's been featured in Make magazine already and he just launched this month! [more inside]
Built Dublin is a love letter to architecture and public space in Dublin, Ireland. It's a blog highlighting beautiful, interesting, important and strange things in Dublin's built environment, from big buildings to small details. [more inside]
You've been asking for it. And now, it's finally here. Bean Plates, the MetaFilter recipe blog, is ready to help you share and find recipes that are actually pretty good. [more inside]
We Live Without You is a curated collection of stories found in books, films, podcasts (and more) about the personal experiences of saying goodbye and learning to live without the ones we love. We're deeply grateful to all the wonderful authors, filmmakers, journalists, producers and publishers whose work we've referenced and linked to on our site. Please share it with everyone.
Sometimes we respond to things – a film, a piece of music, a book, a painting, a photograph – with a mysterious, instantaneous yes. But what is it about any given piece of art that resonates so deeply? This is our* attempt to make sense of our reactions. [more inside]
In an effort to stop complaining so much, I decided to create my own personal complaint department on the internet, where I can get it out of my system. My friend David is also posting a few of his pet peeves. If anyone else cares to have posting privileges, let me know. The more the merrier. It's healthy, it's free, and it will make you wealthy beyond your dreams. Perhaps.
Audio Grains is dedicated to interesting Music Technology. Providing in-depth information and commentary topics ranging from equipment, software, audio theory, techniques and research. While leaning heavily on the technology side, we will also bring you music which uses technology in more interesting and creative ways. [more inside]
Meme Pool is a Tumblr blog that "evolves" new posts. Genotypes are post tags, phenotypes are Creative Commons images from Flickr, and mutations are introduced by the blog's followers. I wrote it in Python. Here's a more detailed description.
I found MeFi after I found SXSW. I found MeFi because of Bradlands. And I knew Brad because of SXSW Baby. The Unofficial Blog For SXSW is still going, and if you're heading to SXSW and could contribute a post or two (or if you want to do something a wee bit more) then I'd love you to get in touch with me ... Previously... [more inside]
I love the city where I live, so I've started to write about it. [more inside]
Mapstalgia is a new blog collecting people's drawn-from-memory maps of video game worlds and levels. Zeldas and Marios; detailed Final Fantasy cartography and sketched Contra recollections; crayon Kings Quest and graph paper Castlevania. Submissions are open, draw something yourself and send it in! [more inside]
Definitive Jest is a vocabulary-building and SNOOT-approved word-of-the-day blog centered around David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest [more inside]
This is a static blog compiler that works well with Git. [more inside]
A song blog with stories and guests that I've been running and intermittently posting to for the last few years. [more inside]
A new photoblog documenting Portland one square foot at a time. Flora, fauna, graffiti, food, art, &c. A few new pictures each day. [more inside]
Done in the style of Michael Lesy's classic project "Wisconsin Death Trip", this website takes tragic, amazing, creepy, or unusual stories from North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota newspapers of the early 20th Century and presents one daily, with a vintage picture weekly.
My weekend hack project was to spruce up an older weekend hack project and put together a small link blog for me to use. The result uses oembed to download content from linked articles and some quasi-markdown for submitting new articles. Check it out - I'd love any feedback you guys have.
There are 10,513 MP3s on my hard disk. According to iTunes, that’s nearly 30 days worth of music. It has taken half my life – 15 years – to build this collection but I decided to listen to them all in one go. One continuous concert, playing songs 24 hours a day, seven days a week. I wanted to revist all the songs I'd once loved, and the memories and places they called up. The only choice I made was the first track. After that, the computer randomly decided what was going to play. No stopping. No skipping. No changing the volume. Music, all the time, for a whole month. The Month In Music blog charts the progress of the playback project, updated once a day with original writing and photography. So far, it's a couple of days in...
Violating standards of good taste and scarring their children at the same time.
0:30 // 99% (30 seconds, 99 percent) is a project to collect short statements from participants at Occupy Portland. There are no content restrictions and videos are posted in real time with no editorial comment.
Astonish your friends with these Canadian facts, many of which are up to 100% true! [more inside]
The Intergalactic Academy is a new blog specializing in sci-fi for teenagers. [more inside]
This is a blog I started a while ago and had to take some time off from. I didn't want it to die, so I just reestablished it a month or so ago and am developing more content! [more inside]
I humbly present, The Leggy Lady. I've challenged myself to go without buying clothing for one year, and to be more creative with my current wardrobe. I share my daily outfit as well as projects and inspiration I have along the way. Join me for an adventure in inconspicuous consumption!
An episode-by-episode recap and critique of every outfit worn on "The Cosby Show." [more inside]
Chronicling the great and under-appreciated pants of our time. [more inside]
I have a big honkin' encyclopedic book of science from 1902, and I blog one excerpt from it every day. [more inside]
This is a news/opinion site with a libertarian left perspective. I've been working on it now for about six months, and there are a lot of features that I still need to flesh out. [more inside]
My sister was diagnosed with dementia last month. Finding information on the dementia in patients with intellectual disabilities is proving to be a challenge. I've decided to start blogging about my sister, her diagnosis and anything I learn about dementia, particularly for patients like her, along the way.
These are all my shirts. I’m going through my closet shirt-by-shirt until I’ve worn them all, posting pictures and short histories.
A Tumbleblog in which I scour the web for what seem to me to be transmissions from our very near future.
Some of my early AskMeFi questions were about medical writing as an alternative career for someone with a science PhD. I followed the advice in that post and was then able to get fulltime jobs at medical communications companies. Later, I eventually transitioned away from those fulltime jobs into freelance medical writing. As a way of “paying it forward,” I’ve created a blog for people who may have similar questions and have posts that answer questions such as “How do you get hired at a medical communications company” or “How can you find clients for a freelance medical writing business?” [more inside]
I developed myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome in 2004, and I've been bedridden because of it since 2007. Having gotten a little bit of improvement in the last year or so from the intensive attention of a prominent specialist, I've been able to be online more. And with that, I realized that though I interact frequently with friends via social networking, almost nobody outside my family and very close friends knew what the disease had done to me - or much about it in general. I didn't like that that was the case, and so No Poster Girl was born. [more inside]
Satirical, 1st person weblog about current "hot topics" [more inside]
After getting advice on Ask.Me about cleaning my bedroom, I'm taking advantage of my roommate's absence to actually start cleaning my house -- and I'm documenting it. [more inside]
Yet another Wordpress blog for the post secondary arts institution I work for.
This is the link to my daily blog of my summer internship with MetaFilter. Each day I describe the tasks and activities that I was apart of and all the random things my boss asks me to do.
I have been collecting screenshots of clever stunts and UI details in web apps and thought I'd make it a tumblog and generally available. What can I improve? Thanks for all suggestions (and even submissions of course)
A cooking blog featuring lessons learned in culinary school, experiments in baking, eating too many sweets, and the hilarious hijinks that ensue. Includes: some semi-decent photography of tasty treats, recipes, and a walkthrough of how/why/when to make said tasty treat.
Examples of lousy options for bike parking, for right now pictures that I've taken myself while out running errands and whatnot. (I'd love to get more photos contributed!) [more inside]
It's real. It's a thing. It's my webcomic, which I wisely named "Oh Shit, I'm In Grad School". I've been drawing comics as part of my grad work in Rhetoric and Writing (a subdiscipline of English that studies writing, the history of writing, the teaching of writing, writing that is awesome, and doesn't worry about literature) but they have all been photocopied print zines. As an installation I'm debuting at the Computers and Writing conference, I have started a webcomic version using Comicpress. [more inside]
NestFeather creates edgy novelty products for grown-ups. We've recently launched our blog (posts every other Friday) and hope to post back this fall when our first two products will be available. [more inside]
Sex and Paradoxes is a new tumblr I've started. It's pretty much exactly what it says it is. NSFW!
Every week day, I post a link and a little write-up to a free album, single, or EP. By free, I mean a recording posted by the artist or their label that is available for instant download, pay-what-you-want download, or we'll-email-you-a-link download. (I research enough to be sure the download is legitimate and working at time of post.) Genres are all over the place but include electronic, ambient, indie rock, pop, chiptune, etc. Want to fill your mp3-playing-device for free? Do it here.
Every day, I write something silly about that date's history. It's called Instant Breakfast, and it's pretty stupid. [more inside]
I'm a big fan of recreational mathematics. I would, from time to time, poke around The On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences and be startled both by the sheer volume of it, and also by the nuggets of deeply interesting sequences I would occasionally find. After a year of dithering, I've finally started keeping a blog discussing (in brief detail) interesting sequences found therein.