Things Are Looking Up in Friday's Open Thread

Hello! You're all looking mighty swell today, especially you there in the back row, yes you. Welcome to the Friday open thread hosted by Lifehacker's reader-run partner Hackerspace, where elegant ladies dance with refined gentlemen and nobody throws up after drinking too much afterwards. If you'd like to become a… » 10/10/14 5:53am 10/10/14 5:53am

I'm Tired as Hell and Won't Get up Anymore in the Monday Open Thread

Hello. Welcome to the Monday open thread, where we are all nattering nabobs of negativism. Did you know that Spiro Agnew, not our finest Vice President, something something something? It's true, I was so lazy today that I didn't even bother to find a piece of trivia, like I did that one time when I wasn't quite as… » 10/06/14 9:30am 10/06/14 9:30am

Thanks for doing the open thread! I was just starting to write something but decided to check the blog halfway through and saw that you'd already taken care of it. I'll handle the threads next week and then we'll just start conscripting people so we can relive the 60s. » 10/03/14 11:04am 10/03/14 11:04am

I used Phoneview ($30) to do this a few weeks ago and it's really great. The free demo only lets you access your ten most recent voicemails, but if you're willing to deal with the hassle, you can export those ten messages, delete them from your phone, refresh, and repeat the process until you've backed up all of your… » 9/26/14 2:35pm 9/26/14 2:35pm

If you don't mind talking to your phone like the crazy person you secretly fear you are but can't be because that incident happened only once and besides you were taking the wrong medication at the time, you can also ask Siri, "Where am I?" » 9/23/14 11:38pm 9/23/14 11:38pm

The other thing I like about neutral headphones is that they're easy to tune to your preference if you have an equalizer. If you have bass-heavy headphones, the presets built into to most music programs don't behave the way you expect them to. The "rock" preset, for example, always increases bass and treble and… » 9/19/14 5:23pm 9/19/14 5:23pm

Hmm. You could check Hackerspace or any or the other Kinjas where the cross-post is normally shared. You know at least that the thread will appear every Thursday morning/afternoon. Or just follow story and check your private view instead. » 9/18/14 3:08pm 9/18/14 3:08pm

Warble Melancholily in the Friday Open Thread

Hello! Welcome to our informal, always-on-Friday open thread where you can ask questions about technology and life, share tips, or show your vacation photos to a polite but bored audience. Did you know that the late Richard Harris once left a cake out in the rain and couldn't take it because it took so long to bake it… » 9/12/14 10:42am 9/12/14 10:42am