A really nice article about the MetaFilter secret santa tradition. "In an era when our Internet friends are largely our Facebook friends...it can feel rare to connect authentically with an online stranger..."
I'm really enjoying the discussion of audience clapping that this old Harry Connick Jr. video spawned at MetaFilter. (HCJ somehow adds a beat around :38 so the audience is clapping on 2 & 4 instead of 1 & 3.)
"Linux, and the Internet broke everything wide open. It’s taken 20 years to get a lot of it boxed back up again. I hope there are still air cracks by the time my kids are old enough to jam screwdrivers in there."