Ride Household Appliances Like a Boss in the Friday Open Thread

Hello. Welcome to the Friday open thread, where once again I complain about the weather, make a barely serviceable joke, and drop some kind of reference to Andy Orin's cat blog, in an ongoing effort to get myself fired from open thread duty. » 3/06/15 8:00am 3/06/15 8:00am

Watch Out for the Kitty Death Ray in the Friday Open Thread

Hello, boys and girls, the hip and square, the free and incarcerated, those who went to Harvard Business School and those who didn't. Welcome to a very special edition of the Friday open thread, where I pretend that things are special for no reason and you play along/humor me. » 2/20/15 8:30am 2/20/15 8:30am

Open Your Mind in the Friday Open Thread

Hello. Welcome to the Friday open thread, where I wonder what the open thread has in common with OpenOffice, OpenTable, the Australian Open, and open sesame before concluding that I'm a halfwit who should not be allowed to open anything without supervision. » 1/16/15 8:00am 1/16/15 8:00am

Stay Toasty in the Friday Open Thread

Hello. If you live in the US like me, you will have witnessed two signs of hell freezing over in the span of a week. First, much of the country yesterday was engulfed by an arctic chill not seen since the Ice Age. Wind-chill was below zero in places like North Carolina and Alabama; it was a mindbogglingly cold -40° in… » 1/09/15 8:08am 1/09/15 8:08am

Leap Dangerously into the New Year in the Friday Open Thread

Hello! Welcome to the last Friday open thread of the year, where you consider all the time you spend on Hackerspace and reevaluate your life, until you remember that you live in Saskatchewan and have nothing better to do in winter but plow snow and pray for summer. » 12/26/14 11:22am 12/26/14 11:22am

Commit Yourself in the Friday Open Thread

Hello! Welcome to the Friday open thread, where you can ask questions about technology and life, share tips about the same, or complain about your receding hairline to a cruel and indifferent universe. Did you know that Lifehacker's Andy Orin, who may or may not smell like Trident gum and soy sauce, maintains a Kinja… » 12/19/14 11:20am 12/19/14 11:20am

Soylent Green Is People in the Friday Open Thread

Hello! Welcome to the Friday open thread, where life is like a box of chocolates, Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes, and census takers' livers are eaten with nice bottles of chianti, in ascending order of gastronomic horror. » 12/12/14 10:00am 12/12/14 10:00am

Everything Is on Sale in the (Black) Friday Open Thread

Hello! Welcome to our Black Friday open thread, where you can bump, push, elbow, claw, and maim your way to the front of the line to score a discount on a flat screen bigger than your field of vision. If you've ever participated in the madness, tell us about your successes and regrets. Or share any tips you've learned… » 11/28/14 8:00am 11/28/14 8:00am

Seal the Deal in the Friday Open Thread

Hello! Welcome to the Friday open thread, where omnichad will answer my question about how to pry open the battery compartment of a Magic Trackpad that has been sealed shut by corrosion without hurting myself in the process [insert gif of me nearly impaling myself with a flathead screwdriver here]. This is apparently… » 11/21/14 10:07am 11/21/14 10:07am

You Are All a Figment of My Imagination in the Monday Open Thread

Hello. If you're like me, you woke up today feeling a little groggy and not especially looking forward to the start of a new week. Maybe you forced your way to the shower, then checked your email and slipped a little whiskey into your coffee in lieu of breakfast. Then as your eyelids closed and you saw yourself doing… » 11/17/14 4:41am 11/17/14 4:41am

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