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82: Good for July!
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July 2, 2013 8:29 PM   Subscribe

The podcast was recorded on July 1st, and features Josh, Jessamyn, and me sharing our favorite posts from around the site.


Helpful Links

Podcast Feed
MeFi Podcast on iTunes
Direct mp3 download

MeFi Music played at the end
Chicken 180 by Durhey

MeFi Projects
Houghton Library Tumblr by Horace Rumpole

Art projects: Voronoi Monologue series by pmcp and Glitchometry by rottytooth (example)

Music Projects: 2in1 by sleepy pete, the second of four EPs to be released this year by The Harvey Girls and Shape Note! by The White Hat



CHAIRDANCE by functionequalsform

Photoganic by willt

Jessamyn goes kayaking (1, 2)

Kickstarter
The MetaFilter members curated page on Kickstarter

LibraryBox 2.0 by griffey

MeFi Jobs
Unix Sys Admin at Johnson & Wales University

MetaFilter Posts
Orson Welles in 1983, being kind of a jerk in a restaurant interview. Orson Welles' famous drunken outtakes while filming a commercial. Chicken 180 by Durhey on MeFi Music.

America's Founding Fathers in pin-up poses

Locating the scene from The Grateful Dead's Workingman's Dead album from the excellent PopSpotsNYC

The oldest comics on the Internet & Web (Dr. Fun dropped a comment).

Random Weekend Project on instant ice from water

AI car simulator with genetic algorithms

Motor Trend's "Roadkill" video podcast/show

Mindtunes music created by three physically disabled fans

Recreating "race" in Animal Crossing

The 30th Anniversary of Trading Places

A longform piece about Bicycle helmets, how they prevent deaths but don't prevent traumatic brain injuries due to outdated rules

The best Mr. Show sketches in many lists

Open Source famous game clones

Which series of Trek is best of all? (nerdfight!)



Absolutely No Words - a supercut of Wrestling stars taking a breath before they start yelling, oddly hypnotic (reminds me of the Lance Armstrong movie).

Hobbit-ception - Fans of the The Hobbit film reaction video, which gets seen by Hobbit actors, which gets another reaction video (kind of like the Astro Zombie Wall-E story)

Ask MeFi Questions
Do elves in the Tolkien universe make pie? (Keebler elves as 1970s toys)

How do you slow down your perception of time as you get older?

WHAT just happened to the moon?!

I want to read well-written books that squick me out. (complete list of suggestions)

Should we get straight-married in California this week? (rights denied couples that couldn't get married list)

What TV show series should I watch next? and another question about suggesting new TV shows to watch

What should we name our RV blog?

What are the non-counting words for numbers, in other languages?

What personal page looked like an Amazon product page?

MeFi Music
The latest Music Challenge

MetaTalk

Features: more consistent Recent Activity color styles & new MetaTalk post checkbox

The list of reasons to vote quidnunc kid and describe your job title

Alphabet thread with 8,600 comments (not linked for obvious server/browser crashing reasons)

MeFi PenPal exchange
posted by mathowie to MeFi Podcast at 8:29 PM (76 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Excellent timing! I have a long haul flight on Thursday and this will keep me entertained.
posted by arcticseal at 8:38 PM on July 2, 2013


New theme song!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:54 PM on July 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


82
8+2=10
1+0=1

?
posted by zarq at 9:08 PM on July 2, 2013


It's squares though, so it's

82

64 + 4 = 68

36 + 64 = 100

1 + 0 + 0 = 1

😀
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 9:12 PM on July 2, 2013


Alphabet thread with 8,600 comments (not linked for obvious server/browser crashing reasons)

Cowards! (NSFMetafilterServer) And it's exactly 8,659.

Actually, I'm considering promoting the currently hot "Rosencranz and Guildenstern are Dad" thread* as a challenger to the title**. Because the record-setters SHOULD be GRAR-free.

*so far 500 comments in 30 hours
**but don't worry, my attempts at promotion are always resounding failures
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:17 PM on July 2, 2013


*head explodes* Wow.

This is a fun 'cast. :)
posted by zarq at 9:17 PM on July 2, 2013


Lots of amazing projects on that Kickstarter page but my favorite has to be Ukiyo-e Heroes by the great Dave Bull.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 10:03 PM on July 2, 2013


"This is how psychosis starts, Matt!"
posted by Foci for Analysis at 10:18 PM on July 2, 2013


[I fixed up a few broken links, all should be working now]
posted by mathowie (staff) at 11:08 PM on July 2, 2013


[Added "smooth" and "jazz" tags.]
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:14 PM on July 2, 2013 [4 favorites]


[I'm not doing anything useful.]
posted by taz (staff) at 12:23 AM on July 3, 2013 [8 favorites]


["example" link in "by rottytooth (example)" still broken.]
posted by RichardP at 1:16 AM on July 3, 2013


[I don't know the intended target of the "(example)" link.]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane (staff) at 1:34 AM on July 3, 2013


[Probably example.com. Mods love to link to that site, I've found.]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane (staff) at 1:35 AM on July 3, 2013 [3 favorites]


The MetaFilter members curated page on Kickstarter

'''''''''''

I GOT YOU SOME
posted by Joe in Australia at 2:14 AM on July 3, 2013


If example.com put up ads how much money would it make?
posted by vacapinta at 2:36 AM on July 3, 2013 [2 favorites]


[Thanks for liking my project! Could I ask though for you to put an "o" in my last name, and take out "public"]
posted by Horace Rumpole at 3:37 AM on July 3, 2013


Ooh sorry about that, Horace. Fixed.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane (staff) at 4:59 AM on July 3, 2013


I guess I should have posted in the thread, but here's my best run of the genetic car thingy. The little guy makes it all the way to the end by sheer luck and determination. And then falls off.
posted by Rhomboid at 5:19 AM on July 3, 2013 [3 favorites]


Listening to the trio describing and discussing Animal Crossing was amusing.

Mathowie: "...silly little games for kids".

Most of the kids I know who play games are into Call of Duty. Most of the adults, including academics, are playing Animal Crossing. The latter has a heck of a lot more depth; there's a big socio-economic system underneath.

Also, reading the gradually unfolding existential angst of Kapp'n is a strangely fulfilling pastime. He'd make a good MetaFilter mod.
posted by Wordshore at 5:19 AM on July 3, 2013


Nice license plate, Jessamyn!
posted by Aizkolari at 6:28 AM on July 3, 2013 [6 favorites]


Mathowie: "...silly little games for kids".

It's hard to describe AC to someone that has never seen it, on the surface, it looks like a game made for children, but I agree most of the players I know are adults. I was just trying to relate how cartoon-y it appears and what programmers at Nintendo might have intended, and why they might have overlooked options in the current and past versions for customization.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 6:46 AM on July 3, 2013


on the surface, it looks like a game made for children

True. If the person you are describing it to is a fan of Battle Royale, could always send them this.
posted by Wordshore at 7:39 AM on July 3, 2013


That phildub page is fantastic.
posted by zarq at 7:41 AM on July 3, 2013


Grreat podcast, thanks for the work. Will keep me busy all July. But hey: the alphabet thread is actually worth reading, in parts, you know (...was worth writing too...). Listen to oneswellfoop.
posted by Namlit at 7:44 AM on July 3, 2013


Nice license plate, Jessamyn!

Thank you! I know it's a bit weird to say but it's been my little slogan since before Ask MetaFilter was even a glint in mathowie's eye. Here's me wearing it on my overalls en route to the WTO protests in 1999.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:47 AM on July 3, 2013 [1 favorite]


You forgot a link there. Might want to have a mod fix that for you.
posted by Aizkolari at 8:39 AM on July 3, 2013 [4 favorites]


Wow! Looks like the damn WTO cops silenced jessamyn's protest!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 8:51 AM on July 3, 2013


Thanks for the love, gang! Very excited about the success of the Kickstarter. :-)
posted by griffey at 8:57 AM on July 3, 2013 [1 favorite]


Question: Is the podcast anywhere that's embeddable? I'd love to embed it on the Librarybox media page, but don't see an obvious how.

Thanks!
posted by griffey at 8:58 AM on July 3, 2013


I believe this is the photo jessamyn intended to link to?

Also I hadn't even thought about the elemental atomic numbers corresponding with the podcasts, surprisingly enough! Yay Pb!

I am additionally still really delighted that a) MeFi has a lawrencium now, our first synthetic element! and b) IRFH is the Norse God of Molybdenum.
posted by beryllium at 9:02 AM on July 3, 2013


(Although if you count elements first discovered through synthesis, we also have users Technetium and PlutoniumX.)
posted by beryllium at 9:11 AM on July 3, 2013


I believe this is the photo jessamyn intended to link to?

Never post before coffee! Thanks beryllium.

Griffey, you might want to pull out the part of the audio where we're just talking about LibraryBox and embed that as a shorter MP3. I don't know if it's embeddable in its current form. So stoked for you.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 9:13 AM on July 3, 2013


Never post before coffee cocktails!

Fixed that for me.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 9:17 AM on July 3, 2013


Oh, yay! CHAIRDANCE got famoused! If anybody wants to join the dance party, this gifmaker is pretty freaking easy.

Thanks to Griph for losing his glasses for the cause.
posted by functionequalsform at 10:37 AM on July 3, 2013


"Jessamyn goes kayaking" #1 links back to this page.
posted by psoas at 10:51 AM on July 3, 2013


"Jessamyn goes kayaking" #1 links back to this page.

Yeah, because that kayaking thing is going to return eternally. Great workout for sure...
posted by Namlit at 11:03 AM on July 3, 2013


Will do, Jessamyn. Editing now. Wasn't sure as to the copyright status, as nothing on the page indicates if I _could_ do that, but if you TELL me that I can... :-)
posted by griffey at 11:04 AM on July 3, 2013


I have provided raver hands to the chair dance.
posted by The Whelk at 11:32 AM on July 3, 2013 [1 favorite]


Have repaired kayaking link! And yeah we should put some sort of a CC license on the podcast page.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 11:37 AM on July 3, 2013


So much pronunciation fun in that podcast! I loved it.
posted by iamkimiam at 11:55 AM on July 3, 2013 [2 favorites]


Most of the kids I know who play games are into Call of Duty. Most of the adults, including academics, are playing Animal Crossing. The latter has a heck of a lot more depth; there's a big socio-economic system underneath.

Animal Crossing is just one giant, never-ending furcon.
posted by hippybear at 2:29 PM on July 3, 2013 [1 favorite]


Just a note that I currently have nearly the first hour of the podcast transcribed, since I got a little bit too into transcription today--I can transfer that into the Fanscribed when it goes up, or just format that part for the wiki directly. (I'm running out to the library right now but when I get back I can get back to transcribing, or I can leave it be if other people would like to take a turn. :) )
posted by beryllium at 3:05 PM on July 3, 2013 [1 favorite]


Re: Animal Crossing. Forgot the other link indicative of a small glimmer of the unusual depth and narrative in this game. This one, about the back story of Sable.

ok will shut up now
posted by Wordshore at 3:30 PM on July 3, 2013


MeFiLiberians. It's just a shame their country is having such problems right now.
posted by hippybear at 4:05 PM on July 3, 2013 [1 favorite]


Okay, I give up. I've listened to the first ~10 minutes of this podcast about a dozen times now, but can't seem to get any farther in than that. The download craps out, the iTunes podcast won't download completely, I've tried in three different browsers and my iPad, all with the same results.

Grrrrr.
posted by hippybear at 7:45 AM on July 4, 2013


I can download and email it to you if you like. memail me.
posted by zarq at 8:58 AM on July 4, 2013


Thanks, zarq. I actually finally got it to work. Great podcast. Everyone sounds like they're in a really good mood, and lots of great humor and stuff going on.
posted by hippybear at 11:51 AM on July 4, 2013


I only noticed the new podcast today, thanks to Google Reader's untimely demise. I've set up a Fanscribed page for the transcript, but I'll let beryllium incorporate her work so far before I post the link here.
posted by Pronoiac at 12:06 PM on July 4, 2013


Here's the link to help transcribe on Fanscribed, now with all work thus far incorporated!
posted by beryllium at 8:48 PM on July 4, 2013 [2 favorites]


I'm really impressed with the phonic transcription:
mathowie Houghton [ˈhɔtən] Library's Tumblr, from Horace Rumpole.
jessamyn Houghton [ˈhoʊtən]! Houghton [ˈhoʊtən]!
mathowie Houghton [ˈhoʊtən].
jessamyn I think?
mathowie Like a library on Tumblr!
jessamyn Where Horace Rumpole works.
That's ˈhɒrɪs, of ˈkɒrɪs.
posted by Joe in Australia at 10:53 PM on July 4, 2013 [3 favorites]


Thank you! I actually haven't gotten to doing the IPA on all the pronunciation discussions yet (I did do a few, though, especially the bag-vague merger one because I love it very much and it's been discussed enough times I can do it in my sleep)--the text editor I was using wasn't taking Unicode and I started being like, eh, I'll do those later, and then when I was splitting the existing transcript into 150+ pieces quickly it seemed better to sleep on it.

(Also, that was one I was going to recheck how to properly do the ending, because I don't think the schwa (ə) is even really there in jessamyn's pronunciation or mathowie's imitation of it, so [ˈhoʊtn]?, assuming that that t is not actually an ɾ which I believe it is not in this particular instance, it sounds reasonably distinctly t-ish? Also I am not always the best with figuring out and properly indicating stress patterns. IANALinguist, IANYLinguist, I just think language is beautiful and I enjoy trying to render broad transcriptions of the pronunciation discussions but I would be thrilled if anyone ever wants to improve them!)
posted by beryllium at 4:48 AM on July 5, 2013 [2 favorites]


MENTIONED!

Please allow me to adjust my pants
So that I may dance the good time dance

posted by quin at 12:14 PM on July 5, 2013 [1 favorite]


Not enough on Mefi Music. Seriously. Place needs a little more love from the mods.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 9:50 PM on July 5, 2013 [1 favorite]


I've been in a weird sort of not-feeling-it place with lower-case-m music lately, and that unfortunately has had a negative impact on my time spent proactively looking at Music. Which is nobody's fault but mine, for the portion of it that really makes sense to talk about fault about, but it is a bummer and I feel like a neglectful parent because of that. And I get into a sort of stupid avoidance pattern with stuff when I'm bummed or blocked, which doesn't help anything.

I'm trying to deal with it and sort of bootstrap my ass back in to both making and paying attention to little-m and big-M music, respectively, because I don't like it and I think it sucks that my weird broodiness on that creative front can have a negative knock-on effect on what's in better circumstances one of my favorite part of the sites and by extension on the people who particularly like to hang out there.

Basically, I hear you. I don't know how much it's a love-from-the-mods thing in general as an attention-from-me-specifically thing at the moment, since it's always sort of been my baby and my role as liaison, but I hope to be more consistent about in in the future.
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:54 PM on July 5, 2013 [4 favorites]


Obviously the solution to this is that Matt and Jessamyn both need to commit to listening to 5 submissions to Music a month (that's barely more than one a week!), and so if Josh hasn't come up with anything, either of them might be able to say "oh, well, I randomly heard XXX this past month, and it was pretty groovy" or whatever.

Either that or get an outside music correspondent who can submit reports to include in the podcast, similar to an NPR beat reporter or something.
posted by hippybear at 1:42 PM on July 6, 2013


My problem is that I travel a lot and all I listen to is the radio. Where I am for (most of) the summer, I've been listening to the huge tarball of old MeFi Music and should do a better job noting what I've liked recently even if the music isn't recent. I do go to old Music threads and leave notes for people but I could do it on the podcast also. I'd be totally open to a Music correspondent too but honestly it's just something we should Handle.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 2:02 PM on July 6, 2013


eBay that shit.
posted by steef at 5:42 AM on July 7, 2013


Joe in Australia THANK YOU for noticing how AWESOME beryllium is at transcribing! I am her biggest fan!
posted by TangerineGurl at 11:10 PM on July 8, 2013


Possibly her second biggest :)
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:02 AM on July 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


Aw, thank you for brightening my day, TangerineGurl and jessamyn! I wouldn't be doing this without TangerineGurl having brought us Fanscribed, and Pronoiac's work hosting and moving things to the wiki, and jessamyn, mathowie, cortex et al. being delightful to listen to in their own ways. :)

Transcript's pretty much complete but I can't identify the bumper music--if someone who knows what it is would like to add that in, that would be lovely!
posted by beryllium at 2:40 PM on July 9, 2013


Yes I saw that and wanted to finish off the transcription but I was stuck as well!
posted by TangerineGurl at 7:39 PM on July 9, 2013


I updated the post to show the outro music, feel free to button up the transcript.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 1:09 PM on July 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


Transcript is now buttoned! And I should have been able to figure out Chicken 180 given that I know I had to look at that page to check the spelling on Durhey's username, whoops! 27 minutes was a long time ago.
posted by beryllium at 1:21 PM on July 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


The completed transcript is on the wiki! It was entirely done by beryllium! *applauds*
posted by Pronoiac at 7:04 PM on July 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


Linked it!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:18 PM on July 10, 2013


It was a nice podcast, though I still can not tell who is Matt and who is, what's the other guy's name?
posted by 922257033c4a0f3cecdbd819a46d626999d1af4a at 7:05 PM on July 17, 2013


Good point, we should probably do a better job at introducing ourselves.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:14 PM on July 17, 2013


Good point, we should probably do a better job at introducing ourselves.

Good idea! I say we all start by memorizing 922257033c4a0f3cecdbd819a46d626999d1af4a's user name!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 8:46 PM on July 17, 2013


it's easy. 9, because why not?
222 is a highway in NE PA that used to be a US route but is now a state route.
570 is the area code that used to be parts of 717.
33 is a highway in NE PA.
c4 goes boom.

That's as far as I have in memory.
posted by 922257033c4a0f3cecdbd819a46d626999d1af4a at 3:13 PM on July 18, 2013


Personally, I memorize that user name as:
echo -n "S████n.P██z" | openssl sha1
posted by RichardP at 7:32 PM on July 18, 2013


Good point, we should probably do a better job at introducing ourselves.
Every time I think it's Matt talking, the other guy speaks up and Jess says something like 'Matt aren't you paying attention' and then I spend the next 5 minutes wondering who was who. I think it's mostly because to me they both sound alike and I can't pick up any slight accent or anything. of course I only listen once a month so there's that.

Also don't we have rules on doxxing users?
posted by 922257033c4a0f3cecdbd819a46d626999d1af4a at 7:41 PM on July 18, 2013


Also don't we have rules on doxxing users?

I didn't think I was, I thought I was making a joke. However, I wouldn't object to that that "unix command line" comment being deleted.
posted by RichardP at 7:43 PM on July 18, 2013


I don't even understand the whole business. If something needs to be done could you guys hit us up on the Contact Form?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:50 PM on July 18, 2013


You can tell who Matt is because he's panned slightly to the right and is the one who just stops in the middle of the podcast to watch a like four minute video because, c'mon, THIS IS LIVE PRERECORDED RADIO DUDE.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:35 PM on July 18, 2013


The aforementioned Librarybox kickstarter, by MeFite Griffey, has just finished, with pretty spectacular results. Congratulations, Jason!
posted by Wordshore at 7:21 AM on July 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


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