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Captioning Sucks!
“Captioning Sucks! Because it does.” A garish new Web site about lousy (closed-)captioning quality – from me, the man behind the Open & Closed Project, a research project that’s taking forever to get off the ground.
posted by joeclark at 9:22 PM on March 31, 2008

Stuff Nobody Likes
Tired of all the "Stuff X People Like" sites? How about a site for Stuff Nobody Likes?
posted by Afroblanco at 8:35 AM on April 3, 2008

The 21 Steps - a spy thriller set in Google Maps
I've been working on a project called We Tell Stories with Penguin (the book publisher), to design new ways of telling stories online. The idea was to get six accomplished authors and work with them to write and 'design' stories that are native to the web. The first story is by Charles Cumming and it's called 'The 21 Steps'. Like 'The 39 Steps', it's a thriller that involves a case of mistaken identity and a chase across the country. We've had some really great feedback on it so far, so I think it's safe to recommend it here!
posted by adrianhon at 3:05 PM on March 19, 2008

Forkd - another recipe site?
Yep, another recipe community site with every Web 2.0 buzzword in the book. But if you or someone you know still haven't found a comfortable online home for your recipe file, give us a try. Feature-wise, it covers most of the bases you'd expect, and we're adding improvements all the time. Your recipes don't become the property of Forkd, but we encourage everyone to post their recipes under a CC sharealike-attribution license (the default), to encourage remixing -- any copies or changes become a "fork" in the recipe's ancestry, which eventually grows into an interesting little visual family tree. If you're a Flickr user it's easy to pull in your photos from Flickr (but you can upload directly too), and, if you're a food blogger, you can post to your blog directly from Forkd. Signing up will take all of 2 minutes, it's free, and we're not owned by an evil corporation who want to spam you.
posted by snarfois at 7:40 AM on March 14, 2008

Tweviews - tiny reviews on Twitter
Review a song, movie, book or album in 140 characters or less. Get tiny reviews by following tweviews on Twitter. Post your own reviews by sending a Twitter update that looks like this: '@tweviews thing, author ... review'.
posted by maryrosecook at 8:24 AM on March 14, 2008

An open letter from Nickyskye
This is single page put together for another Metafilter member. It's designed simply to update friends on her medical status and request a bit of help.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 6:03 PM on March 11, 2008

Photoshop Disasters
Just as the Daily WTF showcases disastrous code, Photoshop Disasters is a showcase for the most egregious examples of Art Direction gone awry. If you work with digitally enhanced images in a commercial setting please consider submitting your competitors' fiascoes, disasters and misadventures. After all, there is never a problem so severe that it can't be ridiculed.
posted by Cosmo7 at 5:31 PM on March 5, 2008

RSS Feed of Amazon Product Prices
Prixfeed is a tiny one-page app that lets you create an RSS2.0 feed of an Amazon product's price - which you can then susbcribe to with your RSS reader and get updated whenever the price changes. The product data in the feed is machine readable, so you can build projects on top of it, like email alerts, graphs etc. Here are some details on how it works.
posted by nir at 2:20 PM on March 5, 2008 Super-easy scheduler for SXSW Music & Film festival in Austin, TX
This project has a very specific audience - the 25,000 people going to South by South-West festival in Austin, TX (March 7-16th). You can make your own schedule like mine, compare with friends, and see what's popular. Also if your favorite music is listed on any webpage (like your HypeM, profile), you can paste the link (html/rss/xml) into our suggest tool to find if any of those bands are playing at SXSW.
posted by chime at 4:10 PM on March 1, 2008

Grok Robots
At Grok Robots I'll be focusing on the non-tech aspects of robots - robots in pop culture, the news, the arts, etc. For example, you won't learn how to build R2-D2 - but if you would like to learn how to draw R2-D2 with instructions from the Lucas folks, come on over. I launched today to coincide with the 25th anniversary of Mr. Roboto.
posted by mikepop at 9:07 AM on February 28, 2008

Things People Have
This MeTa thread was chatting up the idea of swapping around hometown-specialty-style stuff, so I spent a few hours throwing together a site where people could list things from their area that they're willing to ship or trade or the like. If you're interested, you hit them up through MeFi Mail and exchange is born! How else are strangers going to ship you possibly-poisonous local goods?
posted by soma lkzx at 10:24 AM on February 19, 2008

terminal addiction
terminal addiction is an attempt to build a user-guide to the best and worst of the world's airports. Its both for people who enjoy their time in airports and wish to celebrate their architecture and services ... and for those looking for a little insider knowledge from those that have already been there. Ultimately we'd like to provide a more colorful and user-driven counterpoint to the World Airport Guide. We've been blogging for a couple of months or so now, trying to build up a user-base and collect and conflate short user-reviews. We are currently working to upgrade the design of the site and to develop a better set of categories. We'd welcome any suggestions and offers of contributions or simply to encourage you to write a pithy 100 word guide to your favourite airport or send us your snaps of the oddities you find in them.
posted by MrMerlot at 8:16 AM on February 3, 2008

Hide images in text with CSS3
I saw a post on using CSS3 to change a selection's background. I played around and came up with this. Put in some text, an image url and it'll hide the image in the text selection.
posted by slactoid at 6:21 PM on February 4, 2008

The List of Youth Speakers and Inspiring Young People to Invite to Your Conference or Event
I got inspired by Personism's list of inspiring women speakers and developed my own list for young people that would make great conference speakers or guests. I've noticed that youths (particularly those from third-world countries) tend to get underrepresented at anything that's not specifically a youth conference, and after a while of asking "why" I decided to just build a list. It's growing quite steadily though the list is skewed towards Australasia - feel free to nominate anyone under 30 that should be here!
posted by divabat at 9:14 AM on January 26, 2008

Oscar Contest 2008
For the sixth year running, I'm hosting an Oscar "Pick 'Em" contest over at my website. As in years past (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007), the winner will receive a custom, one-of-a-kind sock monkey creation. This year it's - what else? - a Striking Writer Monkey. He's also kind of a hipster. Everybody's welcome to enter.
posted by web-goddess at 5:01 AM on January 28, 2008

Get your money back
We just released our pay per click assurance product, which I think will be useful to other people doing web stuff. Basically it does anomaly detection on the page views coming to your site to determine if your pay per click campaign traffic is within the parameters you specified from the provider (Google or Yahoo, more to come). Our experience is that quite a few people will find that they aren't always getting what they paid for - in which case there's a button that reports the problem and gets your money back for you (yes, it's that easy). The official press release has a few more details.
posted by mock at 8:51 AM on January 29, 2008

Metafilter Data Playground [currently down]
Do you know SQL and want to play around with metafilter data? This online tool lets you run SELECT queries online. Results can be viewed or exported to CSV. Can also be used to export data for use in another program.
posted by null terminated at 8:51 AM on January 29, 2008

Electicker 2008
Single-page aggregator that gathers news, opinion, etc. concerning the 2008 US presidential election from a variety of sources.

Originally designed to entertain myself and brush up on some web skills, but shared here in case others might find it useful. Feedback (technical, content suggestions, anything) welcome.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 8:26 AM on January 21, 2008
I filter the gossip so you don't have too. I cover all the basics from Britney to Punk to the Hills to our friends south of the border. You don't need to visit twenty sites to find the good stuff. Let me tell you what you need to see.
posted by Stynxno at 1:01 PM on January 17, 2008

New blog announcement. is written by me (from Portland, OR) and by Matt (from NYC). We love bikes and all the funky and functional stuff that can be done with bikes. So we're blogging it. Oh, and we've also fired up the obligatory Flickr group!

Ride on.
posted by Slacker Manager at 10:46 PM on January 10, 2008

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