133: Eggs On Your Pegboard October 2, 2017 10:14 AM   Subscribe

Jessamyn and I catch up on Canada trips and broken feet, and my idiolectical idiosyncrasies get dragged out of the bag again, along with a bunch of good MetaFilter stuff, in this podcast episode recorded Friday September 29th. It runs about 80 minutes total.

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- jessamyn's peanut butter switcheroo
- MetaFilter Fuzzy Hearts user script
- *taps forehead* can't lose 34 tabs if you freak out when you have like seven open
- jess sues Equifax (now with MetaTalk thread)
- Shirley Jackson book covers
- more like Scarl Reinsch
- jess's reliable videos playlist

- Unix sysadmin in Rhode Island

- Call Ahead by philosophistry
- Annotated Chicken Slaughter by backseatpilot
- Peer inside container ships using a radio by refractal
- Three unofficial Metafilter web-extensions by urbanwhaleshark
- Working Through Grief with Shrine Making by 80 Cats in a Dog Suit
- My mom died because she was too poor to afford a doctor by missjenny (MeFi Post)

- Reanimate Everything by BiggerJ
- Don't forget to pick up the passengers by gwint
- Two stars. "Misdiagnosed as bipolar for being bisexual..." by spamandkimchi
- An abandoned resort like you've never seen before. by mathowie
- “What's past is prologue.” by Fizz
- Matt Chats with Cats by mdash
- Turning on the NES just to listen to the title music again by cortex
- a comment by ominous_paws
- This is my Once-A-Year Day! by ThePinkSuperhero
- I do this daily, as I'm sure you do as well by selfnoise
- Big windows to let in the sun by tim_in_oz
- What Brown has done for me... by shockingbluamp
- Your homework for Bi Visibility Week by Grandysaur
- Americans advised to change their birthday and social security number by jeffburdges

Ask MeFi
- How do you draw a penis? by Literaryhero
- Does your local Mexican/TexMex restaurant serve a "Steven('s) Special"? by radiosilents
- What normal thing from your childhood would be considered strange today? by stillmoving
- Noun or Adjective? by Whatifyoufly
- What is the most creative way you can think of to drain a pool? by jeffamaphone
- Web 1.0 survivors + throwbacks? by ryanshepard
- When did Cory Doctorow stop making (new) books downloadable for free? by bitterkitten
- ID this old comic by latkes
- a comment by cortex
- Did Native Americans *really* not climb the White Mountains? by Anticipation Of A New Lover's Arrival, The
- The maple kind? by stillmoving (feat. a comment by doornoise)

Featured in this episode:
- An Spealadoir by LN
- You'll Thank Me Later by signal
- Your Phone by erikgrande
- The Ballad of Highway Boy by es_de_bah
- I Hate To Be That Guy But by cortex
- secure the ports by snofoam

- "That Guy" for the Me Fi by ominous_paws

- Star Trek: Discovery
- The Orville
posted by cortex (staff) to MeFi Podcast at 10:14 AM (20 comments total)


Yeah, New England Unix nerds, please come work for me in Rhode Island and we'll see if we can't make that particular job a MeFite two-in-a-row. :7)
posted by wenestvedt at 10:34 AM on October 2, 2017 [1 favorite]

I thought it was always "ruin porn". Not heard it termed as "disaster porn". Maybe it's a regionalism.

Great pod episode.
posted by Fizz at 10:49 AM on October 2, 2017

Thanks for the shoutout! I originally started that blog just to publish my pig butchering write-up and figured that would be it, but lately I started using it to keep track of recipes I've been developing. Hopefully there will be more of this kind of thing; I don't want to get too preachy in what I write, but it's fascinating to me how we get the food that we eat and the surprising availability of local product. The fact that I can get meat that was raised on pasture less than 20 miles outside of downtown Boston is still pretty amazing to me.
posted by backseatpilot at 11:58 AM on October 2, 2017 [1 favorite]

Thanks, mods, and thanks to backseatpilot--that was a good, solid write-up (and I would have missed it, if not for this post). Processing is tiring, constant work, and I'm amazed at how well you documented it given the constraints of time and mess. I can't keep a camera on me while working, and there's just no time to take notes, so I really appreciate the effort, and will use it as a review tool before the next go-round. Note to self: Remember to buy craploads of ice. Before you start butchering.
posted by MonkeyToes at 12:02 PM on October 2, 2017

The fact that I can get meat that was raised on pasture less than 20 miles outside of downtown Boston is still pretty amazing to me.

you can just grab a turkey right off the street in boston
posted by poffin boffin at 12:06 PM on October 2, 2017 [3 favorites]

Just put a stuffed cat out in the road to attract them.
posted by moonmilk at 2:24 PM on October 2, 2017 [1 favorite]

Ooh! That Shirley Jackson book cover page is fantastic! I sent the guy the cover of the Icelandic version of Life Among the Savages.
posted by Kattullus at 3:32 PM on October 2, 2017 [1 favorite]

Wait, "murder"? NO MURDER, NO MURDER! Jesus, you two, I didn't kill anyone! (Though if I did, working at a place with an entire kitchen classroom dedicated to meat processing, and an ID badge that gets me anywhere anytime, all located a few yards from the Bay -- well, I'll say no more...)

And it was ursus_comiter, not Fedward, who worked for me. I would humbly suggest that his current gig is SO ALMIGHTY COOL that it deserves an FPP of its own, but he's so busy having fun and learning stuff and smashing his thumbs that I have scarcely heard from him in weeks. :7)

And that delights me because he was a great colleague for four years, a good hire at the time, and is in a place now where he is apparently having a ball, if his Instagram post from 11 hours ago -- of a handmade mallet, clutched in a fist -- is any indication!

(Also, cortex, thank you for the correct pronunciation of my surname. I tip my hat to you!)
posted by wenestvedt at 7:25 PM on October 2, 2017 [1 favorite]

Fizz: I thought it was always "ruin porn". Not heard it termed as "disaster porn". Maybe it's a regionalism.

I thought that disaster porn is views of terrible things happening at that time, but ruin porn is more like abandoned sites overgrown with vines and the like.
posted by wenestvedt at 7:26 PM on October 2, 2017 [1 favorite]

Wow, I was mentioned again. My brush with greatness.

As an aside to penis graffiti, I was having a conversation with a friend years ago about why it is always a penis and never a vagina that is hastily sketched on skateboard ramps, sidewalks, old library books, etc. I posited that a penis is easy to sketch and is easily recognizable, whereas a vagina is more difficult. She then took a piece of scrap paper and drew a two second vagina sketch on it to prove me wrong. For the past five years or so I have carried that piece of paper in my wallet and asked people to identify it (in proper circumstances, I am not a madman). There is a one hundred percent identification rate, so I have moved onto my new theory: guys are more likely than women to draw genitals on things, and people draw what they know.
posted by Literaryhero at 7:33 PM on October 2, 2017 [3 favorites]

Metafilter: Some conversational eddy of horror.
posted by Chrysostom at 9:43 PM on October 2, 2017 [2 favorites]

I thought that disaster porn is views of terrible things happening at that time, but ruin porn is more like abandoned sites overgrown with vines and the like.

I think that is probably true. Some of this stuff looked more like disaster porn but I think I was also just confused. (ahoy from Edmonton!)
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 10:40 PM on October 2, 2017 [2 favorites]

In more on LearnedLeague, congrats to rewil for winning the Metafilter Private Rundle! (12 participants last season!)

There is a page on the wiki that lists Mefites who are willing to offer referrals, if you’re interested.
posted by Huffy Puffy at 8:32 AM on October 3, 2017 [1 favorite]

Great podcast!
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 10:34 AM on October 3, 2017 [1 favorite]

Ahaha, I finally made it into the podcasts and it was for a technical snafu. You might be amused to know that I got two suggestions for “have you tried cmd + shift + T” with wildly different tones and it was a neat little infuriating sociological experiment. I also moved a bunch of my ongoing research-oriented tabs into TinyLetter drafts as Jessamyn suggested on Twitter, and now I have 27 drafts.

posted by Phire at 7:25 PM on October 4, 2017 [2 favorites]

pitch: a podcast where I earnestly try to explain the entirety of metal gear to jessamyn over the course of 8 episodes
posted by churl at 8:09 PM on October 4, 2017

oops I listened a little longer and josh suggested basically exactly that ten minutes later

sorry to cramp your style josh
posted by churl at 8:14 PM on October 4, 2017 [3 favorites]

we were on the same wavelength

posted by cortex (staff) at 7:21 AM on October 5, 2017 [2 favorites]

I had not heard "twat waffle" outside of a very funny episode of Sirens (which I wish was still running).
posted by terrapin at 9:37 AM on October 9, 2017

I'm listening to this! It's a real good "listen to something while do some rare casual late afternoon hacking" experience.

In particular, I liked cortex explaining Metroidvanias to jessamyn. I do think there really should be a Pennsylvania Metroidvania. You could go the Poconos, go to Philadelphia and steal the Liberty Bell, then come back to the Poconos with it and unlock Benjamin Franklin's secret tomb or something!
posted by ignignokt at 3:36 PM on November 4, 2017 [1 favorite]

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