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#101: Duke of Bits

April 3rd, 2019 · 109 minutes

This week kicks off with a critique of the GUI for Skype. What’s Merlin’s problem with Swing anyway? John introduces the “MPU” then mostly agrees to drive.

John interrogates Merlin about a recent and notorious technical problem with one of his other programs. There is talk of check lists plus more fretfulness about the topic that cannot be discussed.

Next, your hosts respond at length to a listener’s question about things they’ve given up. Status is less pursued, insight on privilege is sought, and hope for interesting side projects is, alas, abandoned.

Finally, John looks for help regarding the help he was offered by an internet quiz.

(Recorded on Tuesday, March 26, 2019.)

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