If you've read MetaFilter.com before, you know there is a lot of stories to cover from the site. Once a month three admins sit down and recap the highlights. Also features occasional interviews and questions from other members of the site.
171: Was I Weird
We've made it through the dark tunnel that is April 1 online and jessamyn and I are here with that good good MetaFilter chatter and a little bit of linguistics speculation. Runs about 85 minutes. Helpful Links Podcast Feed Subscribe with iTunes Direct mp3 download - Leah Velleman notes that a lot of free software is free as in piano - I can't believe we had a whole conversation about doubting ourselves about what a gas mantle is supposed to be called and didn't once riff on gaslighting - chess masters make history with double bongcloud opening Jobs - Research assistant - neuroimaging by ghostbikes - Executive Director by mcbaya - Musical Entrepreneur by MrVisible - USGS Water Data Science, Machine Learning, and Product Management Cluster Hire by rockindata - help me brainstorm pros and cons of using static jekyll site by elgee Projects - Recent work at USGS Water by rockindata - Painted pine linen press by bonobothegreat - The Kilobyte's Gambit 1k chess game by malevolent (MeFi Post) - Women and Other Monsters book by babelfish - A make-believe band by jragon - Needledrop by thomaspark MetaFilter - The quest to save "the floppy goblin," the Blakiston's fish owl by jessamyn - Malign Directive by adrianhon - And his bio sounds like the worst dog in the world! by jacquilynne - Swatchbook by Fiasco da Gama - Daniel Tiger welcomes new autistic character to the Neighborhood by brook horse - GothamChess vs Dewa Kipas by interogative mood - a comment by value of information - No one is ugly. No one is really fat. Everyone is beautiful. by Ghidorah - Shrimp Heaven Now by punchtothehead - It's stuck by automatronic - Ways to research the modern and ancient worlds by brainwane Ask MetaFilter - Have you convinced a reluctant family member to get the vaccine? by Kutsuwamushi - Catholic School Crossover Ties by falsedmitri - Streaming Romanian/Hungarian TV in USA by DirtyOldTown - NAME! THAT! SHOW! From a single still image. by magnetsphere - I need to grow a 100 pound pumpkin. by Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug - a comment by jessamyn - Who was the 80s? band with white pants and/or white belts? by cortex - looking for book titles! by =^.^= - Can I set up RSS on my made-by-hand blog? by mark7570 MetaFilter Music - MUSIC CHALLENGE - ideas and votes! by greenish - MeFiMusic - O Come All Ye Faithfull! by greenish MetaTalk - Right day, wrong century by cortex - Uncle Mefi's Big Book of Beans by cortex - Asian American MeFite Checkin by Alensin - Thank you MeFi for career change advice, & coding bootcamp success story by skwt
170: Through A Paper Towel Tube Darkly
number one victory royale / yeah podcast with Jess who's my pal / 90 minutes running time oh wow / just cleaned out my Chrome tabs now Helpful Links Podcast Feed Subscribe with iTunes Direct mp3 download Misc - purple otter PDF - purple sea urchin - and hey why are flamingos pink - I made some Stop sign permutation linocuts - also apparently I am on TikTok now, god help us all - Steve Miller Band's 'The Joker' but the Wolf Whistle Happens After Every Line - you know who doesn't seem particularly culpable for the inculcation of fascism: MySpace Tom - "Pokemon Go turned me into a birder" Job - Website Developer / Programmer - Side Job / Crowdfunded by Meatbomb Projects - Animal Bastards: An Inquiry Into Anthropomorphism by johngoren (MeFi Post) - Helix Mirabilix: Ball-lifter for marble machines by mpark - The Bomb dot LOL by jazon (MeFi Post) - Explaining Gritty to the French (in Lang Belta) by Pirate-Bartender-Zombie-Monkey - Scenes from the Quarantrain by bondcliff - Quarantine Collage Series by coevals - bad screen: a Firefox extension to block distracting websites by wesleyac MetaFilter - Rumble in the Jungle by Alex404 - What happened? by MartinWisse - How are you gentlemen !! by effbot - "I would pay $15 to go to this show rn" by MartinWisse - Iceberger by Westringia F. - "No More Jockeys is a three-pints-and-a-packet-of-crisps pub game" by jessamyn - Artist's Statement: You got your AI in my MS Paint! by not_on_display - She was shamed for still having her Christmas lights up. by folklore724 - The Legend of Beavis by robocop is bleeding - this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences by doctornemo - NP Complete by kliuless - Non-Metro Congress-people mover under the Capitol by Rash - "No, your controller was not really low on batteries." by Servo5678 - a comment by LEGO Damashii Ask MetaFilter - Reading alt text within Tweetdeck scheduled tweets? by theatro - How to make clothes-shopping less of a sensory hell? by heatherlogan - a comment by cortex - What else hath God wrought? by babelfish - Do your rEsEaRcH-What doyou call the type of research Qanons try to do? by Che boludo! - Nazi flag with Airborne (?) patches sewn on? by ebesan - Podcasts about process by prewar lemonade - Looking for examples of less obvious but desired movie props. by Unsomnambulist - Can I make walks fun for my almost-six-year-old? by ManInSuit FanFare - Taskmaster: Series 1 and Series 2 and Series 3
169: Soon May The Podcast Come
It's Febuary, Februr, uh, it's Ferbur—it's not January anymore and here's a new podcast episode. We're catching up since episode 168 a couple months ago because last month we did the live-stream gala instead! So jessamyn and I try and sum up a couple months of MetaFilter best we can. Runs about 85 minutes. Helpful Links Podcast Feed Subscribe with iTunes Direct mp3 download Misc - marvel at the Parler moderation interface - please continue to End Meeting For All - there are no rules, just run the dishwasher twice Jobs - Paypal checkout figure-outer by goatdog - Shopify dev for quick job by rednikki - Immediate Opening: Customer Journey Specialist by MiraK - Burn and mail some dvds by mosessis - Fact checker for non-fiction book by adrianhon IRL remote events - Saturday Morning Online Baking Club by Stanczyk - Peripatetic Persistent Pirate Puffins' Pacific Peregrination*: SF to Tokyo (1411 of 1708 hours to go!) by aniola Projects - Happy Birthday To You free stock music by malevolent (MeFi Post) - Finger.Farm: Advanced Finger Hosting by ph00dz (MeFi Post) - A browser extension that chooses a random movie from your Kanopy.com watchlist by waninggibbon - blob-opera-midi by OverlappingElvis - Netflex: Work out while you watch Netflix by missjenny - I promised MeFi some information about singing mice a long time ago... by sciatrix (MeFi Post) - A new type of musical instrument that's ridiculously easy to play by MrVisible MetaFilter - Please Stop Calling Things Archives by niicholas - BrachioGraph: the artistic, inaccurate and very cheap pen plotter by scruss - Doug Scott CBE, 29 May 1941 – 7 December 2020 by bondcliff - "The impossible is made possible!" by not_on_display - If you followed this thread, you're both a crazy person and I appreciate by hippybear - Will There Be a Trump Presidential Library? Don't Count On It by not_the_water - There is a legend which comes from... by doctornemo - The Lonely Legacy of Spam by DirtyOldTown - Making Pokemon Not Fun To Play! by JHarris - Sir, this is a DuckTales by adrianhon - Larry King, 1933-2021 by ardgedee - The suspense! by metabaroque - Parler Games by Just this guy, y'know Ask MetaFilter - Best life upgrades in a pandemic world? by everydayanewday - Artist of Don Quixote Print? No, Not Picasso by gknauss - Initials on the Old Oak Tree: a survey by ubiquity - Looking for a really neat or beautiful bird feeder by Triumphant Muzak - How are libraries charged for patron database use? by kristi - What are the weirdest nonstop flights? by goodbyewaffles - Divided by a common tongue by trig - When do you Christmas? Need a timeline! by Miko - What are the most boring topics? by Cozybee - What kinds of *Trails* are there? by theora55 MetaTalk - Tell me things to recover my optimism / good vibe. by signal - rainbaby RIP by emelenjr - Surely this... by nicoffeine - Snark Less, Post More by adrianhon - Tiny Text - Please Stop by NotTheRedBaron - New merch! Shirts, stickers, and magnets! by cortex
168: Marquee Biz
When the sound hits your ear Like a Jess/cortex schmear That's apodcast Helpful Links Podcast Feed Subscribe with iTunes Direct mp3 download Misc - Enter The Dominomatrix - Jess said For the Love of Spock is good - Also that Bob Weir flick - I made a Minimalist/Conceputal art joke - Keytar? Keytar? Keytar? Jobs - Looking for practice clients to receive free coaching sessions on Zoom by iamkimiam - Are you a maker? (3d printing, laser cutting, moulded silicone...?) Make doll glasses by If only I had a penguin... - Design the logo/banner for a non profit meetup group by usertm - Tech Coordinator for Prison Education Program by anotherpanacea Projects - Dead Lies Dreaming by cstross - Flossy: mechanical floss dancer by mpark - SuperSym: A symmetry-based doodling toy by Salvor Hardin - Blinking marquees of the early Web by avapoet - How To Remember Everything: Tips And Tricks To Become A Memory Master by yankeefog - The Reluctant Phoenix podcast by chinese_fashion MetaFilter - GitHub takes down YouTube-dl with DMCA notice. by geoff. - NASA: There's definitely water on the Moon by Major Clanger - Its origin and purpose still a total mystery by Stark - 1969: Year of Telnet and Tip Of the Iceberg! by not_on_display - Show these ads their place by adrianhon - 'You're talking to someone at the very end of things' by adamvasco - And hold you in the palm of His hand by Ranucci Ask MeFi - Sandi Toksvig claims she's never, ever farted: Discuss. by Paul Slade - Well, At Least You Tried (examples of public failures) by xingcat - ISO your favorite funny videos by waving - update! A cookie made from crushed cookies by soelo - Brother died unexpectedly. Special challenges in sorting his affairs by Anonymous - What tiny purchases have disproportionately improved your life? by Just this guy, y'know - Is work life balance actually a thing that people have??? by unicorn chaser - listen to an audio clue about a possible cat food jingle from the 70's! by 41swans MetaTalk - RIP HuronBob by jessamyn - Healthcare worker check in by supercrayon - MetaFilter Gift Swap 2020 THANK YOU! by KingEdRa - MeFi Holiday Card Exchange by needlegrrl - Metafilter New Year's Gala by restless_nomad
167: The Gang Records A Podcast
Back on something resembling a schedule, jessamyn and I chat about MetaFilter and also...other things? I am very punchy! This has been successfully posted! Have a great weekend! Helpful Links Podcast Feed Subscribe with iTunes Direct mp3 download Misc - have a wild Sukkot everybody - did you vote for your favorite rocks in the Mineral Cup? Jobs - Help me pack a studio apartment in Oakland by pinochiette (via this AskMe) - Principal IT Architect, Commercial and Medical IT by jenkinsEar Projects - Chess Patch Notes by thomaspark - Automanic Pixie Dream Girl by Just this guy, y'know - Lost Notes: 1980 by mykescipark - Roadside New Mexico: a photographic journey by wev5280 - Places In Space by dng - What caused institutions to take Y2K seriously? by brainwane MetaFilter - So the DVD copy protection was cracked, by mathowie - I ate the Pope by Cardinal Fang - wltm fat bears by fight or flight - Mouth Dreams: 2020 Gives Back by CrystalDave - A $90,000 Dome Home To Give Your Life Purpose by medusa - "Burning down parts of the city was one of the most popular solutions" by jessamyn - #guessthepaint by bitteschoen - Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died. by bile and syntax - Trump Tests Positive for the Coronavirus by bertran - Genealogist helps lay WWI veteran to rest by wenestvedt Ask MetaFilter - SKELETON question by longhaultrucker - Road scholars by Not A Thing - Help with Chord Progressions for Lucky Sue by circular - Home High Holy Days Traditions by carrioncomfort - What's the deal with pro athlete pre-game luggage? by zebra - How is data transferred over the internet? by lewedswiver - What to say in job application when supervisor will speak unfavorably? by kingbuzzie - What was this post apocalyptic educational program in the 1980s? by chrchr MetaTalk - Metatalktail Hour: The Past Is a Different Country by Eyebrows McGee - F*****g f***s, f*****g f***s, f**k this f*****g shit by nakedmolerats
166: The Metafilter Monthly-ish Podcast
After an August break, jessamyn and I are back to talk about Metafilter, bad weather, libraries, Metafilter, blaseball, and Metafilter. Helpful Links Podcast Feed Subscribe with iTunes Direct mp3 download Misc - element 166 is pretty UHH - and adorable but not-for-everyone hairless, eyeless kitty - mathowie still misses Google Reader - a useful introduction to Blaseball - a somewhat less useful one - welcome to Zook, Kansas - BAT QUARTERS Jobs - Blog migration by brainwane - Game UI/Generalist Programmer, Character Modeler, and VFX Artist by DoctorFedora - Android OAuth2 mentor to help improve some token refresh code by johngoren - Help me with WIX? by cyndigo Projects - Random Animal Crossing Island Dream Codes by disaster77 - 25 examples of Hackney & Islington's BLM street art by Paul Slade - What caused institutions to take Y2K seriously? by brainwane - "Cruiser" is a strong word for what it is now. But just you wait ... by donpardo - Mixolumia by davejh - linocut print: A Powerful Culture by cortex - ReLarn: A classic Roguelike, updated by suetanvil - A Book Of Beasts by dng MetaFilter - Emma Peel, Bond girl, Mrs. Danvers, Lady Olenna Tyrell, etc. by theora55 - "Tagaq's concerts serve as acts of resistance" by jessamyn - "she bought low, sold high, and kept her calm through every panic." by jessamyn - The problem is that this person cannot speak Scots. by Think_Long - Need a safety sign? by GuyZero - Never, ever, anger a librarian by Wordshore - Crying in blaseball is [censored] by taquito sunrise - How To Cook Steak by philip-random - An Awkward, Anomalous Step, Usually Skipped by adrianhon Ask MetaFilter - What would happen if you bought a ghost town? by ficbot - hacking cabin construction by history is a weapon - COVID trend? by snerson - a comment by fancypants - Swallowing Pills For Adults by Anonymous - What lounge chair is this? by lalunamel - Is it possible to stay socially distant at the Grand Canyon by nancynickerson - Are board game rules copyrightable? by escape from the potato planet - When I say lyrical sci-fi, you say... by Beardman MetaTalk - Metafilter Fundraising Month! by restless_nomad - Help cortex cut his hair, fundraising edition. by cortex - Dream Week by travelingthyme - MeFi Posts: $20 SAIT by jessamyn FanFare - Special Event: Blaseball Season 6 by cortex MetaFilter Music Featured in this episode: - Sweet Nell by hades - Heroes On My Sleeve by allaboutgeorge - Better Watch Your Step (It's The Charleston Shoe Thieves) by cortex - Song 1 by Kye - For Now, For Now by moonmilk
Always fun, always informative.
The hosts have a great rapport, and if you're a regular visitor to the site, they helpfully point out posts you may have missed, but which are definitely worth a look.
Lots of fun
If you read MetaFilter, you'll enjoy hearing the hosts banter about their favorite items from the previous month. If you don't read MF, you owe it to yourself to check out one of the most interesting and intelligent sites on the Internet.
Best two hours of the month
This is just great if you are a regular reader of Metafilter, and will likely introduce you to a ton of interesting stuff in an engaging way even if you're not.