63: The Intern Speaks
 transcript  July 12, 2011 11:04 PM   Subscribe

In this episode we interview our intern Dom, then cover the usual excellent spots from all parts of MetaFilter. We recorded this on Monday, July 11th and it runs about an hour and a half.


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darkriver by doctor_negative

Nu Slang by Potomac Avenue

Dom interview
MeFi Intern Blog (ask him questions)

MeFi Projects

Cosmos longterm iPhone alarms

Unichar, a hot-or-not rating systems for high level text characters

SPENT: Can you make it through the month? Money budgeting game also mentioned on MeFi months earlier

DOOM CAKES a blog of showcasing movies where something terrible happens when fancy cakes appear (troll's comment)

Drew's Infinite Reboot blog filled with ideas for comic book universe reboots

Cold War Arcade Classics that never were, in HTML5 nice little flash-free retro games with a 80s cold war bent

The MetaCooler a discussion board for talkin' TV

No Poster Girl: Life with severe ME/CFS

MeFi Jobs
PHP Contractor needed with Magento experience

Become LibraryThing's SysAdmin

Data Analytics Systems Engineers needed for Wikipedia

Jazz Pianist needed in Chicago this Fall

Sequential Comic Artists needed

MeFi Posts

History of Rome podcast

Mondo Arrested Developed post

Industrial shredder shreds

Awesome freestyle-themed skateboarding


Factory rejects as objects of art

Erik Fensler's new film HBS


8,000 glowing lanterns going skyward


80s USSR show post

Philosophy in bro speak

Everything is a Remix: part 3


Jews, texting and the half Shabbos

Human Centipede sequel jokey thread

Ferris Bueller's Last Day Off & Foo Fighters cover by kids

DC Universe reboot

LA Noire Game thread


Ask MeFi Questions

How do you make showers even better & Why do I have trouble taking a shower?

Where can I watch the Tour de France in Portland, Oregon? (answer)

A mind-blowing Broccoli recipe

"But at least I'm not from..." what are some stereotypes about your neighboring states

Where does the "wolf whistle" come from?

What are some great running playlist power songs?

What are your favorite recipes for ginger?

What are some of the classic posts from the early blogging era?
posted by mathowie to MeFi Podcast at 11:04 PM (34 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

Get out your partyhats, kids.
posted by clavdivs at 12:38 AM on July 13, 2011


well now that bum note in the first mandolin solo is going to bother everyone as bad as it bothers me. FORGET IT MOM YOU WOULDNT UNDERSTAND
posted by Potomac Avenue at 2:40 AM on July 13, 2011


Bora Horza Gobuchul's username is based on a character in an Iain Banks novel.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 2:41 AM on July 13, 2011 [1 favorite]


In this episode we interview our intern Dom

I believe you mean "pintern."
posted by FelliniBlank at 4:06 AM on July 13, 2011 [3 favorites]


Woo! Not only a shout out for my blog, but my son as well. Indeed, everything is coming up roses.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 4:38 AM on July 13, 2011


An intern dominatrix, what a delicious conflict of roles!
posted by CautionToTheWind at 6:05 AM on July 13, 2011 [1 favorite]


Podcast and new MeFi mag in the same week, and me with the weekend by myself to enjoy them without disturbance :)
posted by arcticseal at 7:09 AM on July 13, 2011


Also, robocop is bleeding's hair smells like wildflowers and his eyes are limpid pools.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:27 AM on July 13, 2011 [1 favorite]


An intern dominatrix, what a delicious conflict of roles!

If they had a substitute intern when he was out sick, that person could be a Sub Dom.
posted by Devils Rancher at 7:33 AM on July 13, 2011 [1 favorite]


Pretty sure I stole that broccoli recipe from elsewhere in AskMe, but I must not have favorited the comment because I can't find it now.
posted by hermitosis at 8:42 AM on July 13, 2011


that bum note in the first mandolin solo is going to bother everyone

I heard it, but tried to fade the song out before it hit so people couldn't catch it.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 9:01 AM on July 13, 2011


Enchanted Forest is awesome! Be sure to watch the movie in the Western town. The place was all made by this one guy and his family. It's a total DIY labour of love. Also, I'm not huge into amusement park stuff, but I thought the rides were pretty great.
posted by chrchr at 1:39 PM on July 13, 2011


Also, robocop is bleeding's hair smells like wildflowers and his eyes are limpid pools.

I don't know, I got more of a "gibbous moon" scent from them.
posted by Jpfed at 1:41 PM on July 13, 2011


Mondays seem to be peoples most hated day of the week and in certain cases I’ve learned, push them into doing crazy things. Sure, I’m only eighteen but I don’t understand why some Mefi users feel the need to take out their “start of the work week” anger by posting things in MetaTalk that make themselves look foolish. It doesn’t make sense to me at all, but I guess they are blinded by their rage? The best part of all this in my opinion, is post freakout when the rage subsides and the user is left standing amidst the rubble of their already shell- ridden online reputation and they have the audacity to point fingers at someone else. Let’s put this plain and simple, if you don’t like it, you can leave.

Wow, Dom has some righteous anger going on over there at the intern blog.
posted by misha at 5:43 PM on July 13, 2011


The anger, I can forgive. The missing apostrophe, not so much.
posted by ryanrs at 6:31 PM on July 13, 2011


Yeah, I read that entry and wondered how heartfelt the entry was, and how much was him parroting something he heard someone else say.
posted by crunchland at 6:35 PM on July 13, 2011


"gibbous moon"

Heh, monkey butt.

(Gibbous is the adjective form of gibbon, right?)
posted by ryanrs at 6:40 PM on July 13, 2011


Wow, Dom has some righteous anger going on over there at the intern blog.

This isn't me being angry at all, I honestly just can't believe that some people don't think through the outcome of their posts in MetaTalk a little more. It was typed in a completely calm manner, and I was intending it to be read the same way.

Yeah, I read that entry and wondered how heartfelt the entry was, and how much was him parroting something he heard someone else say.

That entry was most definitely all my thoughts, I'm not parroting something that I heard. Each day I have a MetaTalk tab open in my browser that I am checking periodically, so that I can see if any new posts have been made. I enjoy reading the posts, and observing how the community acts and responds to complaints, bugs, etc. Monday's thread just surprised me a little bit because I haven't seen anything like it directed towards cortex, jessamyn or pb before.
posted by Dominic. Allen at 6:53 PM on July 13, 2011 [1 favorite]


I honestly just can't believe that some people don't think through the outcome of their posts in MetaTalk a little more.

You and I are in total agreement on that.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:07 PM on July 13, 2011 [2 favorites]


Aw thanks for the sweet things you said about DOOM CAKES, cortex. I suspect I wil be quoting your Chekhov line somewhere on the site!
posted by hermitosis at 7:08 PM on July 13, 2011


If there's anything I've learned from MetaFilter, it's think before you hit that yellow button.
posted by not_on_display at 7:08 PM on July 13, 2011


If there's anything I've learned from MetaFilter, it's think before you hit that yellow UNICORN button.

ftfy
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:10 PM on July 13, 2011 [3 favorites]


Monday's thread just surprised me a little bit because I haven't seen anything like it directed towards cortex, jessamyn or pb before.

Jessamyn hate threads are the most common. Here's a lovely example.
posted by ryanrs at 9:40 PM on July 13, 2011


Google: site:metatalk.metafilter.com jessamyn censorship

Try replacing 'censorship' with 'fascist', 'popcorn', or 'chicken sodomy'. Fun times!
posted by ryanrs at 9:49 PM on July 13, 2011


Yay:)

I've never been on a podcast before. Thanks.
posted by doctor_negative at 11:46 PM on July 13, 2011 [1 favorite]


If there's anything I've learned from MetaFilter, it's think before you hit that yellow button.

Me too, although this has left me at a disadvantage in situations where I don't have access to a yellow button.
posted by ArmyOfKittens at 1:57 AM on July 14, 2011


Me: Jessamyn runs to the Sonic the Hedgehog soundtrack.
Not a bad idea!

Metroid Baby: YESSS
I LOVE SONIC THE HEADHORG
posted by ignignokt at 8:27 AM on July 14, 2011


We love Jessamyn!
posted by royalsong at 1:02 PM on July 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


Hey, thanks for the nice mention of No Poster Girl, jessamyn! Yes, the cats are Mingus, Coltrane, and Bootsy Collins. And my handle is JOSS-el-meow. Like Jocelyn, just take the end off.

It's funny how my situation has become so totally normal. I've had seven years to get used to it, and I sort of forget sometimes that most people can sit up. I really am pretty happy, honestly - I have a wonderfully supportive husband, great friends I get to visit with all day online, and a big, terrific family. Life would be a lot poorer without those things, and I'd honestly rather be sick and have them than well and have none of them.
posted by jocelmeow at 5:44 PM on July 14, 2011


Thanks for the gold data nuggets, Dom!
posted by iamkimiam at 9:41 PM on July 15, 2011


For some reason, my playback got all stuttery, and I discovered that stuttering cortex sounds EXACTLY like Max Headroom.
posted by Chrysostom at 1:26 PM on July 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


Unexpectedly finding this podcast on my ipod turned a long boring drive into an awesome drive.A Mefi internship sounds like an awesome job. So, in a couple of years maybe I'll put my son on a bus to McMinnville. Also Adventure Time is awesome.

awesomeawesomeawesome...Stop me before I say awesome again!
posted by gamera at 6:43 PM on July 18, 2011


Re: Matt's comment which went something like "CS departments teach you very low-level stuff so you'll be able to do anything". Well, not only that, they're really trying to give you a solid foundation so you'll end up actually understanding what you'll end up doing every day on a really deep level. This is in some part due to the law of leaky abstractions, coined by Joel Spolsky, which states that the underlying complexity of any abstraction cannot always be ignored.
posted by Harald74 at 1:12 PM on July 20, 2011


I made the broccoli in the amazing way last night and it was delicious.
posted by iamkimiam at 7:45 AM on July 23, 2011


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