172: I'll Get There At Some Point April 29, 2021 8:49 PM   Subscribe

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- 172 is the 19th element in the Lazy Caterer sequence, which should really be called the hyperoptimized caterer problem because this takes way more work than just making a couple extra slices and being done with it.
- jessamyn is now very slightly on TikTok
- I continue to be somewhat more actively on TikTok though my shitposting has really fallen off recently
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posted by cortex (staff) to MeFi Podcast at 8:49 PM (11 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

I ended up getting the podcast edited and uploaded before I got to making that dumb LOTR TikTok I was talking about, so here it is now.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:59 AM on April 30, 2021 [1 favorite]

That Sudoku video is just so very satisying.
posted by Going To Maine at 1:04 PM on May 1, 2021 [1 favorite]

Behold, Taskmaster on FanFare!
posted by Huffy Puffy at 4:44 PM on May 2, 2021 [1 favorite]

Oh thank you, I guess I never put the link in there. Just finishing up Champion of Champions now (after season five)
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 5:37 PM on May 2, 2021

In fact, jessamyn did totally paste the link into our chat during the podcast, but the transcript-parsing code that turns said chats into the links and such for the podcast post predates FanFare slightly and so absolutely barfs when it gets a FanFare link. Usually I work around this successfully; I tried to get clever this time and apparently caused it to disappear entirely and forgot about it!
posted by cortex (staff) at 5:42 PM on May 2, 2021

posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:01 PM on May 2, 2021

Today I learned that a newsletter is something that exists on the internet, rather than solely in the mailboxes of my childhood. Sometimes I suspect our hosts are just making stuff up to see who will believe them.

I'm not convinced the "Lazy Caterer" is well named. Solving a challenging optimization problem sounds like a lot more work than making a regular grid with a few extra lines. But, it's a fun and well-posed problem and I'm happy to have learned about it here. And, as someone who hates pie and cake and always feels obligated to eat some at events, schemes that result in tiny, less-frosted pieces are really appealing.
posted by eotvos at 10:53 PM on May 2, 2021

Props where they're due: There was a post about the shutdown of Yahoo Answers two weeks before the one I made, which I wasn't aware of before posting because we somehow each linked to entirely different resources. That thread managed to capture most of Metafilter's snark energy regarding Yahoo Answers and is probably why my later thread tailed off kinda quickly.
posted by ardgedee at 7:49 AM on May 3, 2021 [2 favorites]

I have now been watching other media since we recorded this (and since I listened to it) and I swear they have ALL had "We'll get there at some point" in there somewhere. Maybe we're ahead of the meme curve. Or very very badly behind it.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 4:01 PM on May 3, 2021

Counting this as a podcast shout out, even though it was a comment not a post!

Jessamyn, I love your TILT newsletter!
posted by ellieBOA at 12:09 PM on May 6, 2021 [1 favorite]

Thanks so much for the kind words, and I too want to thank Jim for reading Music Talk.
posted by Corduroy at 9:10 PM on May 6, 2021 [1 favorite]

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