Plex Playlists Python

I’ve been using Plex for a while to manage my photos, videos and music.  Good stuff, I can recommend it.  Have had the server running on my old x86 PC for years.  Moving everything to my new Raspberry Pi 4 server was easy, except I couldn’t figure out how to make playlists.  Going through some old files it turns out that there was a bit of work involved that I had forgotten.  The server API supported playlists and they showed up nicely in the UI, except there wasn’t a place in the UI to load or create playlists.  Seems it has been this way for years.

There is a fairly simple command you can post to the server, but it requires a bit of specialized information.  I figured I could write a simple python script to take care of it.  Funny I wrote code almost every day for many decades but this is the first code I have written in almost a year.  It was actually a bit fun.  Decided to put it on gitHub in case anyone else wants to use it.

Telecommute Pay Cut Ripoff

I telecommuted most of my career.  This includes west coast tech companies and large New York City banks.  My salary was always the going rate for these locales.  If people want to negotiate using your living arrangements, I’m ok with that.  But I’m blown away that a company (Facebook, of course) is trying to tie salary to where you live.  How does this work, in the real world?  If I move to a more expensive neighborhood do I get a raise? Will I get a pay cut if I sell my house and move to a cheaper place, in the same city?  This is just another abusive tactic used by abusive employers.  Sad thing is they will probably get away with it.

Facebook employees could receive pay cuts as they continue to work from home