149: IROC-Z FOMO February 6, 2019 4:27 PM   Subscribe

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME PODCAAAAAAAST because this is an episode of one. It's me and Jessamyn and a whole passel of Januarial content from MeFi, along with some youthful car stories and our belated discovery of the Spanish word for sock. Runs about 90 minutes.


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Kicking it off with a belated New Year greeting from ellieBOA!

Misc
- Jessamyn's reading list
- DOGSLED MAIL

Jobs
- New project from XOXO organizers seeking senior level engineer and project manager by andymcmillan
- Quickie: Fix Blogger Indexing Issue via Google Search Console by Quisp Lover
- Women's Garment Pattern Drafting by crush
- STEM (preferably Psychology) grad student / PhD needed to help look over CV/resume draft by aielen

Projects
- Laser cut peacock mandala by MillMan (MeFi Post)
- Afterlife Wingdings by Pronoiac
- The earliest when by dng (MeFi Post)
- Good October EP by Bluebird Wine
- Bug Report! zine by splitpeasoup

MetaFilter
- “But once you hear ‘swastika made of dicks’ it's kind of over." by knownassociate (cf. is this loss? image, context from Know Your Meme)
- BassoonTracker - opensource javascript music tracker by kmkrebs
- hockey butt
- International House Of Champions by nikaspark
- r/droste_effect by zamboni
- Do not snuggle up it is not on bed by jessamyn
- Relive your middle school fundraiser assembly! by duffell
- Is Tom Brady a cheater? Ask a 10 year old. by gryphonlover
- There’s No Escape From The Judgment Of The Eldritch One Jolene. by Joey Michaels
- A social network just for Vermont by lubujackson
- All together now... by mandolin conspiracy
- The varsity team by k8t
- The best way to recap a year is with laughter by filthy light thief


Ask MeFi
- Assume a spherical deer... by Pig Tail Orchestra
- Do rockets have the most fire? by thetruthisjustalie
- How do I not look like a nazi? by BenevolentActor
- Reacting to diversity hiring when I am Hispanic but it is not obvious by calcetinporfavor
- Equivalent to eggs and toast in other cultures? by lalunamel
- What would happen if you ate a handful of jumping beans? by amicamentis
- Ubuntu craptop followup!
- How unreasonably paranoid am I being? by rhiannonstone
- a comment by ErisLordFreedom
- Why can I watch cable TV 24/7 but streaming video has a cap? by mccxxiii
- It's not like taxi apparently by bleep
- What are some sounds that English speakers have difficulty perceiving? by Mystical Listicle
- a comment by jessamyn

MeFi Music
Tracks featured in this episode:
- if you want me by CarrotAdventure
- Taps. by Existential Dread
- Big Indie - Project Stem by nikaspark
- Sebastia by Corduroy
- Damping by q*ben

Also, don't miss the new Music challenges:
- Challenge (Size: XL) - THE KATE BUSH BONANZA by greenish
- Challenge (Size: Regular) - A CHANGE WOULD DO YOU GOOD by greenish

MetaTalk
- MetaFilterMusic: new challenges! by greenish
- Best Post Contest FINALE: winner, category winners, 1st & 2nd timers by LobsterMitten
- Rest in Peace, MovableBookLady by rangefinder 1.4

FanFare
- there was a Super Bowl
- Star Trek: Discovery is good
posted by cortex to MeFi Podcast at 4:27 PM (19 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

whoooo! I posted two of those fabulous Projects to the blue and I'm so happy to see them here!

I love posting Projects! It's a uniquely metafltery joy to post a fellow member's work and see it be warmly received by the community. There's so much great stuff over there; if you're not checking Projects you're missing out!
posted by lalex at 4:56 PM on February 6 [8 favorites]


This was the first year EVER that I haven't heard even a passing reference to the Superbowl from the pulpit on Superbowl Sunday, which I'm just realizing now. Yay!
posted by duffell at 5:50 PM on February 6


Monolith (Space Odyssey) THE 1x4x9 proof of aliens.
posted by zengargoyle at 7:42 PM on February 6


Between about 0:11:30 and 0:12:00, is that nose breathing?

Hah, "[Dan Brown] is the Guy Fieri of speculative fiction."

I like the post-Projects musical interlude. It almost sounds like it could be a cover, but also maybe it isn't!

I didn't see the Tara thread. Great thread, go MetaFilter!
posted by rhizome at 10:02 PM on February 6


It me! Ok listening to the rest of the podcast 😂
posted by ellieBOA at 10:38 PM on February 6 [2 favorites]


Hey, popping in quickly to say it would be good to see ellieBOA's name / call-in greeting at the top of the post list.

Hi ellieBOA, good to hear you. :)
posted by rangefinder 1.4 at 11:27 PM on February 6 [1 favorite]


Oh, I have not had any luck yet on my inquiry but I've had a couple folks ask if I had any luck. So, no, but I'll let you know if I do!

Also, I found this Etsy shop, but I have not used it so I can't recommend it or not.

Anyway, there are probably a couple people around here who could tell me if my pricing is terribly off (I really had no idea where to start)
posted by crush at 7:57 AM on February 7


Hey, popping in quickly to say it would be good to see ellieBOA's name / call-in greeting at the top of the post list.

Oh shoot, yeah, I had meant to! Amended.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:38 AM on February 7 [2 favorites]


Metafilter: sometimes you need to look at what you’re eating.

Great podcast as ever!
posted by ellieBOA at 9:29 AM on February 8


Would it be at all possible to get the podcast on Stitcher? I have no idea if that's a big ask or a little ask so definitely feel free to say no.
posted by lazuli at 7:21 AM on February 10


I have no idea what that would involve! I was under the impression that stitcher was more of a...podcast label? than a general feed portal, I guess, but that's based on just about zero direct knowledge.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:58 AM on February 10


I only know of it as a subscription service, but I've never installed the app or anything.
posted by rhizome at 10:07 AM on February 10


Stitcher FAQ (spoiler: it's super similar to getting listed in itunes and google play.)

I love Stitcher so would love this to happen.
posted by fluffy battle kitten at 1:11 PM on February 10 [1 favorite]


Yeah, I use it for podcast feeds, and most everything else I listen to regularly is on it. (I don't think I have a subscription, just the app.) I think they do make their own podcasts, but all the various NPR shows I listen to are just on the regular feed. It integrated easily with my Sonos speaker, which is why I ended up installing it.
posted by lazuli at 4:50 PM on February 10


Also I switched to an Android phone, from an iPhone, a few months ago, and have been unable to figure out if I can get iTunes on the new phone, and I use my phone to store and play all my podcasts, so that's why I ask.
posted by lazuli at 4:52 PM on February 10


My favorite parts in this episode were hearing that the people running the stained glass class are mefites, and that jessamyn got to drive all those neat cars as a teenager! If the car auction story ever got mentioned in a previous podcast, it's far back enough that I don't remember it anymore.

The part that made me laugh the most was hearing the reason for jessamyn's motivation for reading books not by Dan Brown. It also reminded me of one of my favorite teachers in high school, so thanks for that. In my freshman year of h.s I was kind of embarrassed that I still read certain books (mysteries, YA books), and my English teacher said there was nothing to be embarrassed about...something like: If you enjoy it, then it has value to you, and we can't all read Shakespeare or To Kill a Mockingbird all the time; we have to give our minds a break and just have fun. (He also sponsored the school Sci-Fi Club and its sci-fi magazine, never made fun of my awful sci-fi poetry/stories or my weird hobbies, and just made high school more welcoming and bearable. Thanks, Mr S.)

Possible alternate episode titles:
- Too Many Sentient Plant Sci-Fi Books
- I'm Gonna Have This Feathered Hair Forever, and I Am Going to Drive This Car
posted by rangefinder 1.4 at 12:11 AM on February 12


Almost forgot to say thanks for the nice words about my post for MovableBookLady. In her honor I'm going to try to post a little more this year, which is not technically difficult (I have 1 total MeFi post in my entire time here so far), but mentally a different story. If I make it to 3 this year, I'll be happy.
posted by rangefinder 1.4 at 12:40 AM on February 12


This was a super enjoyable episode!

I find it so much easier to clean stuff when I'm listening, so I tackled the gross range hood (EWWW) and once I was done put together blown up wedding photo (using https://rasterbator.net/)- it was a nice process of cutting out paper, lining up and using tape to stick pages together. Now I have a nice 4 A4 page wide, 3 page wedding photo up, finally, nearly two years in.

What I like about this podcast is it feels like I am hanging out with friends, and it's warm and funny and comfortable.

Paradoxically, this very internet thing gets me away from my internet addiction because I can't multitask reading and listening to audio at the same time. Thanks!
posted by freethefeet at 3:48 AM on February 12


Check out Cortex's stained glass Menger Sponge, y'all. He's talked about it on the pod and it's nifty.
posted by fluffy battle kitten at 4:47 PM on February 12 [2 favorites]


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