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To me incense is too heavy and doesn't smell like a forest. Agree generally but I think some of the balsam incense is pretty good.Depending how much "tree smell" you want, you could try some other scented things like pillows and… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

I'd keep the (current) legal name and give the kid an extra name (legally, first or middle) call the kid exactly what you want to and feel good that you honored your mentor. Would that work? I sort of like the idea of a F. Chester Anonymous as a name… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Looks fine to me but please don't make there be some little triangle to click to open up the comment box, just have it be open already. It's one more difficult click for people who may not have awesome motor skills and it's not really necessary… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

The mods had an unpleasant time because of it. MetaFilter used to be different. Rolling out features (or experiments) was done in a very different way with a lot less forethought and much poorer communication. While I continue to be… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

I had a partner (tho not one I live with) who went through a really harrowing set of years. This was, understandably, tough for everyone. While he definitely had it harder than I did, there was also a lot of tough stuff for me (since what's hard for… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

That goat will be dead within eight days. Yeah the combination of this sort of thing and the constant unyielding Community Arguments I find a little depressing. So I spend less time on the blue and I unfollow threads in MetaTalk when I… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

I have a dramatically different response to this, I think it sounds nice but I'd make it a bit more normalized and then it's fine. If you're looking to communicate, send them a little something on their birthday. It can be something regular (a book)… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

When I am at a stressful point in my life I cry at pet food commercials, so I feel you here. I usually hear this referred to as being emotionally labile but the more I read up on that, the more it's not quite right. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago


Depending what you are into Hakim Bey/Wilson might fit the bill. John Michael Greer is a good writer My old boss! He is a really nice guy as well. Do you want just non-fiction/philosophy or are you ok with fiction along these lines as… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Sound of Silence sounds sweet and calm but is not Born in the USA sounds patriotic but is not (exactly) [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Again, I sincerely appreciate the work and the willingness to make changes and to test those changes with the userbase, and I think flag notes are an excellent and helpful idea that will improve the site overall, but I'm not in favor of this… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

My most charitable view of this is that people may literally not understand that AirBnB dings your credit card as soon as you make the reservation not, like a hotel, when you stay there. So they may think you're trying to get money up front, not… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

But apparently it was always just Squiggy. Had exactly the same feeling. Just watching those entrances over and over and over again give you a sense of what great comedic timing they had. [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

I think the flag icon looks fine on classic and seems to be more in line with what people would expect to see with a flagging feature. Also I hate to be a jerk about this because I know you guys work so hard on this, but I'd love a way to turn… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

I think my parents are going to claim me as a dependent, and they definitely don't qualify for food stamps. That shouldn't matter. People who live together even can have one member get food stamps and the other not as long as they don't… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Spelling the word correctly helps with the perception that you are taking it seriously. I know Matt's trying to take this seriously and I'm certain that dumb typos don't reflect hidden antipathies. This is just to talk about the general… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

The book people suggest to read is I Am Not Sick I Don't Need Help: How to Help Someone with Mental Illness Accept Treatment (which, I know, she doesn't want to do this, the book is for people in your situation). Direct confrontations of delusions is… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

I also read David Lander's biography Fall Down Laughing: How Squiggy Caught Multiple Sclerosis and Didn't Tell Nobody which is really good. He does a lot of good spokesmanning for MS=related stuff. [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

I have friends who have as similar thing and what they have is a nice coat rack, a narrow table with a dish (for keys or whatever little stuff you might have) a mat for shoes (if that's your thing) and a guest book with a really nice pen. I think… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

pb's exploring variations on an inline-centric implementation so that we can give that a try and see if it feels like a better compromise fit. If anyone can do it he can! Thanks for being so responsive. This place is the absolute best. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 weeks ago

Hell, you can see at least two examples of those comments in the past 24 hours. I noticed one of those showed up as a followed link for me and sure enough! And the great thing about that thread is that there is actually an overwhelming… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 weeks ago

I'm friends with most of my exes because my breakups didn't burn any bridges [in most cases] and the people were excellent to begin with. It's really really up to you if you want to be friends and if the person who is your ex is hassling you to be… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

I've had giant wasp's nests on the side of my house. They are cool. However you may get to the point where they might come into your house. At this point even though they are not aggressive, they'd sting you if you rolled over on one or sat down on… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

You should go to Lubec, Maine the easternmost point in the continental US. You should stay at West Quoddy Station [not technically IN a lighthouse but walking distance from one and an insane deal - I stayed there this summer and you can get a… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

Mine comes from a Jason Webley song, "Dance While the Sky Crashes Down" Hey neat, I loved seeing Webley when I was in Seattle. Mine is my name because I have very little imagination. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 weeks ago


This thing from Buzzfeed helped me understand the thing. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

I was told there would be drayguns. There were AYGS. The Wikipedia link Jessamyn put in seems to be broken? Thank you internet rando for fixing it! [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 weeks ago

I like Headspace. I like to daydream. That said, Headspace helped me sort of figure out when it was a good time to daydream and when I was losing something by not being in the moment and being mindful of where I was or what i was doing. That is,… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

The "go bag" equivalent for moving is a box/bag with a shower curtain & rings, toilet paper, lamp, extention cord, one set of eating-ware [fork, spoon, knife, plate cup], phone, soap, towel, trash bag or two, duct tape and a box… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

Yeah you know when you're sitting there watching pigeons and they're doing their coo-coo thing and all of the suddden one pigeon puffs up and starts chasing and pecking some other piegon on the head? And sometimes there are two or three of them all… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 weeks ago

(Can this be done with a Kindle? My mother has a growing stack of older Kindles she's willing to give me.) I manage an ebook lending library (Open Library, check us out) and I use a Kindle Keyboard for almost everything and it's great. I… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

If you have another iPad (or a desktop machine) keep in mind that you can put older versions of newer apps on it by following these steps. I got some nice drawing apps for mine and use it as a sketching tablet. You could put some cool kid apps in it… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

Sorry to answer the question you only sort of asked, but I used my iPad a lot when I was recovering from a shoulder injury and I was AMAZED how good the speech-to-text function is on it. Like, the one that is built in to it. So maybe make sure she… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

Why is somebody else getting offended by what they think I think by posting a flag on my wall somehow more important than why I actually posted it? Isn't it childish to judge somebody based on a superficial impression of their actions? Aren't… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 weeks ago

can you toss us a screenshot or more details? Screenshots sent. In short: the little popup is still show up up as a fractional part of the screen on mobile, so it's teeny, and then when I click to make a choice from the pulldown, it gets… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 weeks ago

Yeah sorry, I don't use Calibre for reading but it's really good for metadata, organizing and ebook conversations. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

pb! Your quiet patience in the face of a lot of weird shit (both technical and social) has been a great lesson in "how to be a good kind of dev" and I thank you for the years you put into this place and wish you the absolute best in… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 weeks ago


the level of organization to make and market a bumper-sticker about 'keeping___weird' seems antithetical to genuine weirdness. I have a sharpie and some sticker paper! I think a lot of the keep ________ weird have been organized responses… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 weeks ago

a lot of people don't tag either consistently or clearly enough for me to sort well. I feel like mathowie sort of "gave up" on tags at some point. I'm not sure what he was hoping they would do or how he was hoping they'd work… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 weeks ago


That sort of "But what if it were the same, but different?" thing is sort of a weird gotcha game a lot of the time, though. I mean if you have some actual parallel examples--here are Muslim pacifists who were treated appallingly even though… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

It's actually harder to have a partial mom (like you do, like I do) than to have no mom at all, so give yourself a lot of credit for dealing with something that is really difficult. I have a mom who is a great person ... to other people, and she's… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

I have created a starter wiki page. I wasn't sure how to set up the Ask/Guess thing so someone else is welcome to add that. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 weeks ago

a thing you sign up for when you have pets. At least that's what I thought, until now. Absolutely. And as the person charged with the care of the pets, you are the ones responsible for what they do during that time. So you paying for the… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

Here on MeFi? [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 weeks ago

I found reading about this as a category helpful in understanding some of my own challenges (hey, it turns out not everyone is driven to madness by tags in clothing SCRATCHY HORRIBLE) This is exactly me. Being able to reframe situations… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

I would hope it's less "shut up, goatyologists" and more "just be aware there are probably goatyologists in the room" Yeah, agree with GregNog here. My suggestion is not at all "Shut up" but "Be aware… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 weeks ago

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