159: Enter The Talkredoers January 10, 2020 11:51 AM   Subscribe

Kicking off the year with a podcast that tried very hard not to happen, but by god me and jessamyn pulled it off after all, despite reschedules and weird recording problems that cost us a little bit of audio early on. Runs about 80 minutes and features some robot noises.

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- The number 159 spells "CLIX" in Roman numerals
- not to be confused with these various clixen
- hey, remember KLAX?
- not_on_display and an ad-hoc menorah
- I made my dad a stained glass menorah
- of which context about my grandpa's unfinished menorah design
- googly eyes on jessamyn's mending

- Hiring a part-time MeFi moderator by cortex (cf. MetaTalk thread; cf. restless_nomad heading onward soon)
- Girl Scout Cookies by raccoon409

- #8PrimatesOfChanukah on Twitter by ChuraChura (MeFi Post)
- Tinseltown Tasty Times by smasuch
- This Film Is 100 Years Old by dng
- Advisory Circular LA by jjwiseman

- haystack in the needle by cortex
- Art Garfunkel's Reading Habits by Jasper Friendly Bear
- Simon Must Be Boring by Partial Law
- Romance Whiters of America by jacquilynne
- to finally see Mr. Hooper once more by mightygodking
- “The first website debuted only a couple years prior to my retirement” by Kattullus
- R.I.P. Gahan Wilson by doctornemo (cf. a NUTS strips)
- a whole bunch of great posts the last few weeks under the poctakeover tag

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- a comment by Nerd of the North
- So, I’m land rich and cash poor. What should I do? by shoesietart
- Here's a subject not addressed in parenting books by Anonymous
- Truly Silly Question -- "Hero Wars" Logic Puzzles Currently as FB Ads? by WCityMike
- Let's discuss the "of it all" of it all. by ejs
- What are some good examples of repeated words/names/phrases? by AgentRocket
- Rockette Cadet by Dansaman
- Having survived this jigsaw puzzle, I have a few questions. by Sublimity
- How do I make someone's first time be as enjoyable as possible? by Pastor of Muppets
- anvilicious, or, the silliest question ever by thereemix
- Voice control without the spying by sodium lights the horizon
- Which pair of animals which can interbreed taste the most different. by Just this guy, y'know

- Movie: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker by KTamas
- The Mandalorian: Chapter 8: Redemption by Burhanistan
- Letterkenny: Season 8 by not_on_display

- December open thread: disability, neurodiversity, and d/Deafness by sciatrix
- A gentle reminder about the intersection of class and culture by quacks like a duck
- What have you done this decade that you're proud of? by Johnny Wallflower

Music this episode is just the weird robot noises we got when my computer was losing its mind. Let's all just be happy this thing got out the gate.
posted by cortex (staff) to MeFi Podcast at 11:51 AM (11 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

Hey now. I promise I didn’t fuck it up this time! :)
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 1:09 PM on January 10, 2020 [1 favorite]

OTOH, I made some edits rather than just a straight "post to the front page," and - ahem - monkeyed with the post title and that might have done something or other. But it was actually there this time, so win-win?
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 1:35 PM on January 10, 2020 [1 favorite]

Heh. Actually, I fixed it after the fact during the podcast recording, so whatever it is that went wrong did manage to go wrong. But at least I didn't misattribute the project itself to you this time, so, we're making progress.
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:00 PM on January 10, 2020 [1 favorite]

Yeah, IIRC I think it was because I deleted the title markup that's automatically generated because I'd wanted to tuck the actual title text containing the Twitter hashtag into the above-the-fold body of the post.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 2:04 PM on January 10, 2020

Oooh! You talked about one of my posts, I feel special.

And, actually, I might be one of the people Jessamyn was referring to re: the LL rules thread, because I recall making a post in that thread that was in the vein of "maybe if you are carefully considering how you're going to behave on this site based on what the punishment might be, you're taking the wrong approach".
posted by jacquilynne at 4:54 PM on January 10, 2020

Ha, yes probably. I have so little idea of who from MeFi is over there.
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 6:51 PM on January 10, 2020

In Re: StackExchange. Monica was 'fired' for violating the new CoC before the new CoC was even a thing. Granted she was being transphobic, and so are most of her supporters.
posted by 922257033c4a0f3cecdbd819a46d626999d1af4a at 9:54 AM on January 11, 2020 [1 favorite]

Thanks for mentioning the Chanukah primates! I had fun being a primate nerd and I'm glad some other folks enjoyed it!
posted by ChuraChura at 10:56 AM on January 11, 2020 [3 favorites]

posted by ellieBOA at 3:41 AM on January 13, 2020 [2 favorites]

I am sorry that the robots from StackExchange discovered your discussion and attacked it in real-podcast time. (ALLEGEDLY!!)

We have a page on the wiki for people who are comfortable sharing who’s who on Metafilter and LL. I also have my own private spreadsheet on my local computer where I try to keep track of the people I know/refer. Despite all this I know who maaaaybe 50% of the people on the MetaFilter private rundle are. There are just so many of us!

(If you want to join the MetaFilter private rundle, I just now remembered to set it up for LL84, so hit me up in MeMail.)
posted by Huffy Puffy at 6:52 AM on January 13, 2020 [1 favorite]

My ask is on the podcast. Neat.

I'm slightly fascinated/concerned by the flags and the discussion of it was in good faith or not that were mentioned though. I hope it didn't upset anyone.
posted by Just this guy, y'know at 9:47 AM on January 14, 2020 [1 favorite]

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