at Comstock Saloon 2012
love that leather
the polarization that's always bubbling underneath the surface 2012
RT @jsmooth995: New video, looking past the news cycle on Trayvon Martin
My city is planning exciting changes 2012
I'm excited by ideas coming out of BetterMarketStreet.org e.g., "Provide real-time information on underground arrivals at street level"
(Note: There's a ton of material on their site, but the overview you want is called "Integrated Findings & Design Drivers".)
Do your homework, tech bloggers! (& tech blog readers) 2012
Sharp writing from @anildash: "Why you can't trust tech press to teach you about the tech industry"
Look closely at your contempt 2012
Finding the Limits of Empathy 2012
Details filling in as I go 2012
Yes, it may look a little sparse around here with my tweets automatically popping over, but don't worry: I'm adding proper titles, additional quotes, better (perhaps more long-term durable) forms of the links, embedded videos, etc. every few days or weekend.
When I looked back on the pre-Flickr, pre-Twitter years of this blog, I realized how much clearer a picture I had of what was going on in my life and capturing my attention. It's my intent to restore that richness to the blog going forward and—as time permits—to bring into the archives of MetaGrrrl.com those things I shared elsewhere on the web.
Thanks for your patience as I work out the kinks of this single lifestream stuff. :)
How America Came To Torture Its Prisoners 2012
Our highest government officials, up to and including President Bush, broke international and U.S. laws banning torture and cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment. Worse, they made their subordinates in the military and civilian intelligence services break those laws for them.
Lest I need remind anyone why I don't eat the stuff 2012
RT @thelancearthur: Wellness center leaves four fast food meals out to see what happens. After two years: Not a damned thing.
My long-form reading concierge today 2012
beautiful in any light 2012
warning: escaping cat inside 2012
Training a night owl 2012
My new habit of going to bed earlier (Joe time) is starting to work. Sleepy at 11pm. Part of me thinks that's just sad, but [at least I made the bed today]: Clean sheets!
Try something new for 30 days 2012
beloved neighborhood tree 2012
[In hindsight months later it turns out even expensive underwire bras are not that comfortable.]
The Pirates! 2012
What dream team will get me out of the house & into a movie theater seat? Aardman Animations. :)
Understanding Hipster Racism 2012
making neighborhood connections 2012
Ya fly the Space Shuttle over NYC and ya see what happens? 2012
RT @arielwaldman: I don't have words for the latest space meme. I present you SHUTTLING:
David Bowie - Starman (1972) 2012
RT @magicalipod: There's a Starmaaaaaan, waiting in the sky...
Exposure is not why I blog. 2012
Was there some kind of major staff change at @typepad? Email/blog stuff now all SEO this, SEO that. Ugh. Sign me "saddened 9 year customer".
@MetaGrrrl We just know that a lot of our users are interested in SEO stuff. Is there a specific issue there that's worrying you?
.@typepad In the wake of this ("Google Is Working On Making SEO Matter Less") you really don't see the negative connotations of the term SEO & ad-over-content culture?
Just using the term in a tweet prompted auto-following by "social media management" & "network marketing pro" types. Ugh. Not the web I want.
Then Ed chimes in:
RT @vielmetti: @typepad, I'm not producing content, I'm writing.
Make a Sentimental Items District 2012
"a very moving manifestation of Norwegian culture" 2012
Being more active in my neighborhood is making me happy. Just got back from a great Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association meeting re: trees.