Searching For A Post About Helpful Tips December 21, 2016 11:21 AM   Subscribe

I'm looking for an old post from Ask MeFi where the ask was something like "what are your most useful life hacks?" and one of the answers referred to learning that you could tell which way to plug in a lightning cord by looking for the icon on the end of the plug. I have a vague memory that Quora was involved in this person's answer. I don't know if the person who answered specified this tip specifically or if they linked to a Quora site that had this answer. I've searched here and Quora and can't find the thread. All help greatly appreciated.
posted by purplesludge to MetaFilter-Related at 11:21 AM (6 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

It may be that you're not finding it because it wasn't about Lightning cables and instead was about USB cables or Thunderbolt cables or another kind instead. Lightning cables can be used either direction and so there's not even a logo on the end to use as a guide, versus USB and Thunderbolt for instance.
Maybe try your search again without limiting to Lightning cords only? I'm looking and not seeing anything immediately.
posted by aabbbiee at 12:08 PM on December 21, 2016 [3 favorites]

This maybe close?
posted by General Malaise at 1:37 PM on December 21, 2016 [2 favorites]

Thanks guys! These are both very helpful answers.
posted by purplesludge at 5:33 PM on December 22, 2016

Also, General Malaise, I think that was the exact thread! But in looking at it I found a lot of other cool stuff. Thanks so much--you guys rock!
posted by purplesludge at 5:37 PM on December 22, 2016

Here are a couple:

You were doing it wrong

Favourite frugal tips and tricks

I started following mudpuppie's advice that you only need one teaspoon of dishwasher powder (plus rinse aid) from the second thread, with great success)
posted by UbuRoivas at 1:21 PM on December 23, 2016

Oh, totally missed the point of this post. No matter. They were good threads anyway.
posted by UbuRoivas at 1:25 PM on December 23, 2016 [1 favorite]

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