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#180: I’m Doing a Lot of Stuff with Computers Right Now

April 17th, 2022 · 103 minutes

In follow-up, John has corrections for himself, but Merlin says he knew what John meant. Errors are so much easier to identify once everybody else has had a chance to see them too.

In further follow-up, both the listeners and John have some advice for Merlin on programmatically scooting Git files around on his Mac.

This week's mini-topic involves some crossover with Do By Friday via a consideration of the varying depictions of J.H. Christ in the iconography of different faiths. Merlin admired his church's minimalist design aesthetic, but John recalls a parishioner at his childhood church espousing strong feelings about getting the man back on the wood where he apparently belongs.

As a main topic, your hosts dive into some recent features introduced by Plex—several of which would seem to scratch some of the itches brought up in their recent streaming media discussions.

(Recorded on Tuesday, April 5, 2022)

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As a main topic, your hosts dive deep on John's recent post about streaming video apps and a follow-up post about how people feel about the streaming apps they use.

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DISCUSSED: Big news from Plex

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