Hi ya'll, and welcome to the usually weekly Whitenoise, Hackerspace, Groupthink, Tay, Odeck and assorted cross thread. It usually goes live every Thursday sometime between 9:00AM and 12:00PM, 'cept last week 'cause it was a Jewish holiday and I forgot to put in requests for someone to cover. This open thread is nominally geeky things themed with an emphasis on tech, but in the spirit of the World Cup, who are ya'll rooting for?

If you'd like to have another subblog added to the list permanently, I need the okay from either the owner or a mod and posting privs for that blog. And feel free to share this to any subblog that might be interested.