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To #Hashtag or Not To #Hashtag
“If this was the year 1300,” he said, “we would be communicating sending falcons. If this was 1988, we would use FedEx. Now it’s 2014, we use hashtags.”

I love you will.i.am. How does the NYT style subsequent mentions of the quondam Black Eyed Pea? Mr. Am? Mr. I.am?

Also, in an attempt to horrify my teenage daughter, I have convinced her that I am trying to start a hashtag for when things are total crap -- #hashtagtrashbag.… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:33 AM on October 14, 2014
Made of Star Stuff: "Man, oldsters can't even get the jargon that we young millenials use to describe them."

I'm still just swingin' on the flippity flop.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:38 AM on October 14, 2014
#parachutepants
#newjackswing
#rollerblades
#crystalpepsi

In case you are wondering if you are old, consider the fact that my teenage daughter's preferred outfit these days is a flannel shirt, torn jeans and combat boots. #grunge
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:58 PM on October 14, 2014

A digital replica of the classic Spirograph toy
This is the best thing that has ever been put on the Internet.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:02 PM on October 14, 2014
dukes909: "Now how about a Light Bright..or whatever it was?"

Javascript-based OK?
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:36 PM on October 14, 2014

My deli meats contain trade secrets?
It's tuna, but not the fish. The... other kind of tuna.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:14 PM on October 14, 2014

Why is the world in love again? Why are we marching hand in hand?
I'm going to see if I can get my daughter to sing Particle Man while I accompany on ukulele, but please don't let this hinder any actual MeFi musicians from signing up for it. I'm a very beginning amateur, and she may be too cool a teenager to sing anything as goofy as Particle Man.
posted to MeFi Music Talk by Rock Steady at 7:04 AM on October 13, 2014
Why is The Blue in love again?
Why are we spousing hand in hand?
Why are the Quonsar levels rising up?

posted to MeFi Music Talk by Rock Steady at 11:36 AM on October 14, 2014

A Mefi place for project collaborations
Would it be feasible to have a "Projects Talk" page like we have for Music and FanFare?
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 10:09 AM on October 14, 2014
...he said, and then was beat soundly about the head and shoulders by an already overworked pb.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 10:19 AM on October 14, 2014

"But the Skinner box is still real."
Alex404: "For me, the idea that leveling up and acquiring new abilities should open up new tactical options has always been something of a holy grail. However, the only genre of games which consistently pull this off are open source rogue like games, many of which have been fine tuned over the course of 20 years. The final stages of Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup are still thrilling and challenging. Few other games pull this off, as far as I can recall.… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 4:57 AM on October 14, 2014

Can you deny owner enterance and housing if he doesn't live there?
I'm so very sorry for your loss. My father passed away a year ago in July, and I'm only just now really coming to terms with it.

Regardless of the legality of the situation, your best bet for the long term is to be on as good terms as possible with the uncle. Whether you want to buy him out of his portion of the house, or sell him your (eventual) part and remain as a tenant, it does not behoove you to argue with him over whatever legal rights you may or may not have. If… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:04 PM on October 13, 2014

MeFi Music Collaboration: A Tribute to Flood!
Like you always have a soft spot for your first love, I suspect I will always have a soft spot for Flood. Really looking forward to this.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 6:58 AM on October 13, 2014

Safe to Eat? Cooked Chicken ... One Week Old
I eat plenty of leftovers past the date when my wife considers them safe, but 7 days is too long.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:15 AM on October 13, 2014

Papierflieger-Maschinenpistole
This is awesome, but Gott im Himmel, the squeaking.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 3:31 PM on October 10, 2014

Moving an electrical switch about 3 inches up
They make light switch extenders.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:21 PM on October 10, 2014

Overthinking a plate of American Chop Suey
in today's episode of Let's Horrify The Whelk i reveal that i almost dated a guy who thought it was totally cool to drink a big glass of milk while eating sushi

Holy shit, I'm going to hurl.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:37 PM on October 5, 2014
Can anyone tell me how much pasta to use for a pound of meat?

One pound of pasta to one pound of meat was (is) my family's recipe.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 4:20 AM on October 6, 2014

What is the best episode of the podcast?
Hard to pick an episode of My Brother, My Brother & Me, but maybe 104 - I Hate You, Ron?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:02 PM on October 3, 2014

Storm Troopers, TIE Fighters, Star Destroyers, OH MY!
Intercontinental Ballistic Blaster
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:03 PM on October 3, 2014

Your College Football Team Sucks
I understand why my area of NJ likes Penn State (ugh) and Notre Dame (ugh) but why Florida?

I hate to mention his name for fear of what it might summon, but...

Tebow?
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:12 AM on October 3, 2014

A new theme for MeFi: Modern
Is the new theme somehow disallowing pinch-to-zoom in iOS Safari, or is that some sort of bug? (I'm on an iPad 3, iOS 8.0, if that matters). Between that and no swipe-to-favorite, I'm having issues hitting that little plus sign with my hamfingers.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 5:10 PM on September 24, 2014
My username is 11 characters, and would take less space to display than 10+ellipses. Can you make it so it shows up to 11, including ellipses if necessary?

11ers Unite!

It also seems like it's not possible to select text within a comment in iOS, just the whole comment as a block.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 5:52 PM on September 24, 2014
It's really really pretty, but it's behaving really really janky for me in iOS, both on iPhone and iPad.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 6:22 PM on September 24, 2014
I've always had the "can't select specific text" issue in iOS when I try and select text within a comment that was loaded with the "X new comments" box, but if I refreshed, I could select normally. In the new theme, it happens on all comments.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 6:50 AM on September 25, 2014
The new theme got written up briefly at The Awl. I expect more publicity in the "Ancient website finally updates" department.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 9:31 AM on September 25, 2014
Some thoughts:
- I love the constant menubar. It's one of my favorite things about modern website design in general, and really well done here.
- I thought I would hate the fixed width text, but it's actually OK, and the font is great, as far as I am concerned.
- The green accent color should go back to yellow. On Ask in particular it looks really bad.
- The <<Older/Newer>> bar should be below the comment box. The… [more]
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 9:53 AM on September 25, 2014
I commented out most of the font-related stuff in fleacircus' userstyle because all I wanted was the green switched back to yellow, and It. Looks. So. Good. Y'all.

If someone with more css chops can make a "Switch Green To Yellow" style that would be amazing, as this one still misses a couple instances (most notably in the highlight colors).
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 9:49 AM on September 29, 2014
I would:
1. Love to have images back, and
2. Hate to have images back.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 7:39 AM on October 3, 2014

Cheese your patter
Lord Palmerston and Queen Victoria swingin' on the flippity-flop.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:31 AM on October 3, 2014

How the law turns battered women into criminals
In one more, a father fractured an infant girl’s toe, femur, and seven ribs and was sentenced to two years; for failing to intervene, the mother got 30.

What the actual fuckity fuck.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:09 PM on October 2, 2014

Do I really need to unplug my stuff during a thunderstorm?
I have never unplugged anything in a storm in almost 40 years of life and have never had anything even slightly damaged, but I know that it can and does happen. Like many things in life, it comes down to weighing risk against benefit. Driving a car is dangerous, but the benefit of travel is worth it for me. Leaving electrical items plugged in in an electrical storm is dangerous, but the benefit of being able to watch Netflix on a rainy day is worth it.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:30 PM on October 2, 2014

Tips for first fall/winter in new home
If you have storm windows, be sure to get them in place before the weather turns bad. You may also want to look into shrink film window insulation if your windows are drafty.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:29 AM on October 2, 2014

General call to scriptmakers!
jjwiseman: "I see that the redesign has broken Secret Metafilter. I won't have a chance to update it for a few months, but patches are welcome."

Aww, man. I hope that can be fixed -- I really liked Secret MetaFilter.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 8:55 AM on October 2, 2014

Web 1.0 dinosaur Metafilter modernizes, slowly
I did think it was weird you had a Macklemore shirt. Thanks for clarifying.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 5:14 PM on October 1, 2014
Can you explain it to us not-rap folk?

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, "Thrift Shop [f. Wanz]" [Advisory: Strong Language, R. Kelly References, Use of the word "Hella"]
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 6:45 AM on October 2, 2014

This cat fails on all levels
I mean, I know this wet, wrinkly cat is pretty bad, but at least it's not dryish and weird-smelling.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:45 AM on October 1, 2014

Sleepy Hollow: The Kindred
I don't think he realized he was "signing in blood". The pen just has "sharp edges". He might not even realize he's bleeding.
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 9:22 PM on September 30, 2014

I Need a Mantra
I've had some luck with something along the lines of "I refuse to let these people rent space in my head any longer."
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:17 PM on September 29, 2014

The Good, the Bad, and the Nights Watch
Wow. That opening bass line works so amazingly well as a lonely whistle.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:53 AM on September 29, 2014
native tribes fighting with the cavalry on the northern border as an ancient evil closes in on them both

I think it's more that the long-lost daughter of the family that used to own the whole county is uniting the native tribes in the area, and there's been a lot of crazy talk about thunderbirds lately...
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:32 AM on September 29, 2014

Happy birthday to no one.
Some times science is so interested in asking if something can be done, that it neglects to ask if it should be done.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:16 AM on September 29, 2014

Triangle Biscuit Harvest Festival
I have the biscuits.
posted to MeFi IRL by Rock Steady at 7:22 AM on September 27, 2014
We had a great time as well! Already looking forward to our ice cream tasting meetup!
posted to MeFi IRL by Rock Steady at 4:48 PM on September 27, 2014

Dust. Wind. Dude.
Winter and Reeves have been best pals ever since.

This makes me inordinately happy.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:33 PM on September 26, 2014

Intruders: Time Has Come Today
The body language of the girl playing Madison is amazing. You can really see a different person inhabiting the body.
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 7:31 PM on September 25, 2014

The incremental to surpass all incrementals
Only some of it, though? Right?

Yeah, not everything was added. I personally like "No Swimming" for the Aqueduct.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:44 AM on September 25, 2014
I always feel like I am waiting for the langoliers when I post in a soon-to-close thread. Be well, everyone, and may your kitten societies thrive.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:08 PM on September 25, 2014

Fun variations on fried egg on toast?
You could bake a cake and frost it to look like a giant piece of toast with a fried egg on top.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:01 AM on September 25, 2014 marked best answer


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