194: Hard Four
Things kick off with John's strident observation of pre-show hygiene, and Merlin struggles to know his Targaryens from his Velaryons and his Valyrians. Merlin has a *lot* of problem with twins, and John mourns this new generation's lack of respect for proper media queuing. As ever, Merlin's demos are the worst.
There's some brief confusion about 80s music, and, even though he's drop-tuned, Merlin plays John a nice "`FMaj7`" chord. John *claims* to have no interest in Merlin making him a mixtape.
In Follow-Up, John interrogates Merlin about a new domain name. John pushes some commits to Merlin, as various tool tip options are workshopped in real time lol.
Merlin offers John a prestigious new position, because he's got a **bunch** of computer problems to put him on. John demurs.
John has been looking into the unclaimed property of Massachusetts, but Merlin always assumes everything like this is some kind of jam-up.
This somehow leads to a surprisingly deep discussion of Letterboxd and the inevitable return of the evergreen topic of ratings and reviews. John and Merlin do not want to host their own email.
In the (101 minute!) members-only bonus show, John has real-time Letterboxd homework for Merlin, and your hosts consider what it will be like to pick through their digital lives after they die.
And, finally, yes: John has *even more* updates on his seemingly endless journey towards "home improvement."
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(_Recorded on Tuesday, October 18, 2022_)