155: No curses, no whammies September 1, 2019 4:38 PM   Subscribe

After several technical hiccups, Jessamyn and I managed to record a podcast, and here it is! Lots of MeFi and Ask; lots of users' first posts, lots of animal posts, even several first animal posts. Runs about 90 minutes.


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- jessamyn and the Virgo month of leisure
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- Quickie: Fix Blogger Indexing Issue via Google Search Console by Quisp Lover
- Looking to speak with people who've had bad experiences with bereavement leave. by jimandtammy

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- THE WONDER FUL MAGIC TO TELL THE FORTUNE! by capricorn
- more weird and magnificent mustelids by sciatrix
- The Ruling Class. by dhartung
- RELENTLESS DOPPELGANGER \m/ \m/ \m/ \m/ \m/ \m/ \m/ \m/ \m/ \m/ \m/ \m/ by Ten Cold Hot Dogs
- just absolutely wet as hell by chrchr
- "I want it to look like a comebacker hit me in the nuts," I said. by filthy light thief
- I Didn't Count On This Package Deal by chavenet
- On the Hunt for Boston’s Signtronix Signs by capricorn
- Malignant tissue expectorated upon the pages by metaquarry
- Welcome! To LibraryLand. You can do anything in LibraryLand. by not_on_display
- Pow!Pow!Pow!Pow!Pow! by ChurchHatesTucker
- The Cutest Eels! by GoldenEel
- Just some ducks jumping out of a box (SLYT) by just_ducky
- Pavlov's Ducks: Ding dong ducks commit lunch time crime by quacks like a duck
- The Figure 8 Voyage by jackmakrl
- Nooo they be stealin mah donut by Orange Dinosaur Slide
- "only one slice...was necessary to fill the can." by jessamyn
- "on any given day half a million raptors might be gliding overhead" by jessamyn
- All my life Ive felt like an alien by ArbitraryAndCapricious
- Bird Watching Goes Both Ways by dinty_moore
- A penny sawed is a penny earned by oulipian
- Ishkur's guide to electronic music updated for 2019 by gen

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- Any old-school bloggers still posting? by y6y6y6
- What is this mystery machine? by introcosm
- "bring me the red dog ball" by komara
- That’s some good ink, bub. by curious nu
- No Regerts? by sockandawe
- Taming the mechanical dragon's breath by umbú
- Blank / bogus books by aubilenon
- Pith fact, not fiction by uans
- What is/was the maximum number of rings on a landline? by swheatie
- Where can I go to see the most beautiful night sky, within reason? by wooh
- Tell me about some ill-conceived opening acts for concerts! by mattholomew
- You're Killing Me Smalls by WalkerWestridge
- Tell me about your experiences owning a lake house by AgentRocket

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- Metafilter Dialup group – Get to know your fellow MeFites by KTamas
- Post Your Animal Month by If only I had a penguin...
- Share your ThinkPad Love! by Chairboy
- Anxiety/depression/ADHD/autism/bipolar & other neurodivergences on MeFi by diss track able
- Person of color only thread #3 by Brandon Blatcher
- Alas, MrBill by ColdChef
- Update on my wife's passing away by mrbill
- Thank you for all the support and caring. by mrbill
- MeFi helped me through the darkness. by mrbill
- Ten years of thanks. by mrbill

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Featured on this episode:
- Red Prairie Dawn by CarrotAdventure
- 06 - dwarfdub headache - vampire deer by pyramid termite
- Permanent Temporary Structures by srednivashtar
- Continue Save Retry by q*ben
posted by cortex to MeFi Podcast at 4:38 PM (25 comments total)

in retrospect the thing where we said "no curses no whammies" may have been lost to the pre-roll edit, which i guess qualifies as one final curse and/or whammy after all

*shakes fist at podcast clouds*
posted by cortex (staff) at 4:44 PM on September 1 [2 favorites]


I imagine that jessamyn is going to be getting an influx of Quip toothbrushes sent to her as gifts.
posted by The Wrong Kind of Cheese at 6:41 PM on September 1


I sort of wish that was how it works, but it so rarely does
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 8:07 PM on September 1 [3 favorites]


Ooh, a post of mine made the podcast! I'll definitely have to give this one a listen.
posted by capricorn at 8:11 PM on September 1


Wait, TWO of my posts made the podcast! How exciting!
posted by capricorn at 8:13 PM on September 1 [5 favorites]


(Capricorn the constellation/astrological sign is half-fish, half-goat.)
posted by capricorn at 8:18 PM on September 1 [2 favorites]


Ooo, podcast on a Sunday! I don't have to wait until after work to listen! Looking forward to it.
posted by rangefinder 1.4 at 8:19 PM on September 1


[about an hour in] cortex: "We should make a webring"

Yes! Bring back webrings!

(I don't know what it is about webrings that makes me delighted to hear the word spoken out loud? It's probably some combination of nostalgia for my online childhood and only remembering positive associations with curiously clicking around on webrings to see what old-school HTML web 1.0 fansite would pop up next. Why yes, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy quotes page, I am delighted to load your neon green courier new text on #000000 background! Whee!)
posted by rather be jorting at 11:10 AM on September 2 [7 favorites]


pangwin!
posted by iamkimiam at 2:48 PM on September 2 [2 favorites]


Where is the no whammies thing from? Just cause it pops into my head all the time and I have no idea where it came from and it drives me nuts.
posted by kanata at 3:27 PM on September 2 [1 favorite]


I think it's from an old game show called Press Your Luck?

I realize I said "androgynous zones" instead of "erogenous zones." I am fine with this.
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 5:04 PM on September 2 [8 favorites]


Glad to hear that cortex is at least looking into an ad or 2 for the Podcast.
posted by 922257033c4a0f3cecdbd819a46d626999d1af4a at 6:29 PM on September 2


Thank you! That saves a decade long askme that was roaming in my head.
posted by kanata at 10:08 PM on September 2 [1 favorite]


I don't know that jessamyn will get toothbrushes, but if I should ever happen across a llama x-ray...
posted by zengargoyle at 10:46 PM on September 2


In regards to "Thirst Account", I see it as an evolution from having a "hunger for attention" to "thirst for attention" to posting things on twitter/instagram/whatever to get likes and favs to slake that thirst; therefore a Thirst Account is one that's used to get a lot of positive feedback by posting cute pictures, tasty food, witty remarks, and so forth.
posted by jazon at 6:39 AM on September 3 [1 favorite]


This is great; I was just thinking last night about how Septembers always seem to be reliably stressful (including shingles a few years ago). Apparently it's because I'm a Virgo.
posted by Jpfed at 9:24 AM on September 3 [1 favorite]


“Last quarter we took in about $28,000 and two Casper mattresses per month...”
posted by Huffy Puffy at 12:35 PM on September 3 [1 favorite]


Hey, just occurred to me you guys don't talk about Fanfare! Why not?
posted by bq at 1:32 PM on September 3 [1 favorite]


I go in and out of using FanFare, though I really should have talked about it this time because I started watching a show that everyone else watched years ago. but it was fun to get to dip into threads and see what other MeFites had to say and spam their Recent Activity with my various impressions.
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 2:12 PM on September 3 [2 favorites]


I often don't find a lot of time to engage with FanFare genres of media outside of slowly working an episode or two at a time through older TV stuff in the evening, and then making the time to go find and re-engage with older threads about that stuff where it exists is a habit I haven't built up enough. Basically it's a me thing, not a FanFare thing, but if I haven't actually mucked around in FanFare that month I may not have anything to say.

I'd like to get into the habit of checking in on the new GBBO season, and the new Terrace House season when it starts, to have an excuse/reminder to go pop in weekly about stuff.
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:50 PM on September 3 [1 favorite]


I feel compelled to defend 155 because every number has something to recommend it.

If you want to build a house of cards 10 levels high, you need 155 cards.

This is a silly fact that I don't expect anyone else to care about. But I really like the snub square tiling (and use it for my profile picture here and elsewhere). My icon is just a small section of that tiling; here's a larger region- a circle-ish thing where all the points are within a fixed number of line segments of some central point. If you form the region reachable within 30 line segments of a central point, your region would have 155 points.
posted by Jpfed at 9:53 PM on September 3 [2 favorites]


Small note about an existing pony that might kick-start activity in Jobs - letting people post multiple "position wanted" posts, or letting people update their existing one. What's the status of that?
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 5:53 AM on September 5


Aside from "dryer core" (which I'd seen in the Ask), I thought I heard the name of a new nerdy music genre in this episode: "technical debt metal." Which I thought was fantastic and made me wonder if it would be the official genre to play during work. But of course it's actually technical death metal - interesting but not quite the same.

For a not-at-all-high-priority item (so many other things that would be more important), how about putting the map on IRL (rather than, or in addition to Jobs)? It'd be neat to see all the meetups/events on a map and give a visual sense of the global reach of MeFi meetups.

Did not expect that the loudest laugh for me would be from "Let's talk about my Sony VAIO!"

Thanks for another enjoyable podcast roundup.
posted by rangefinder 1.4 at 2:20 AM on September 6 [1 favorite]


i hereby declare that Technical Debt Metal is a subgenre of chiptunes/circuitbending where you intentionally overload the CPU with too many layers of function call abstraction so it can't render audio at full-speed and instead creates a slowed-down drone synthemetal full of unreproducible hiccups and filter malfunctions
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:32 PM on September 10 [2 favorites]


I really, really, really do not have time this month to explore latency as an art form. Introducing the idea is just mean.

Also, the podcast made me wonder if this existed. I'm delighted to find that it does.
posted by eotvos at 6:45 AM on September 11 [1 favorite]


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