Welcome to another weekly dose of Cross Thread madness! Only posted on the best parts of Kinja, Whitenoise, Hackerspace, Groupthink, Powder Room, Odeck, Tay, Oppo, Backtalk, Clashtalk, CrossTalk, & Gawrker. I may be biased about that, though. 

This is the normal part where Story puts up a cool LEGO Robotics type project. I’m not as savvy on tech stuff as my dear friend, so I’ll brand this with a meme about cross threading bolts. Don’t cross thread bolts. If memory serves correctly, it’s quite easy to do with the spark plugs in certain engines. Bad idea.

This weekend, the MIL comes into town. So, what are you fellow Kinja folk doing to cope with family visiting? Planning on locking doors and turning off lights when someone pulls up in the driveway? Discuss this and anything else below!