@kelbot Hey thanks! I haven’t really done much with it yet at all, as I got really into Plan 9 right after that and all my computer hobby brain bandwidth has been used up by that since. I still want to come back to it, though. I have a Handspring Visor I bought for inspiration but you guys are making me want an m500 as well.
@kelbot I played so much iRogue in high school classes that bored me on a IIIc my dad gave me because he didn't use it
Long since finished the 30-line Tcl script and am now using it for the thing I wrote it for. Python makes me feel dumb in a way I don't enjoy.
I'm not the hardcore Emacs person I used to be but I do enjoy writing long structured stuff in Org mode. I finally moved my self-documenting Emacs config to sr.ht: https://git.sr.ht/~kl/.emacs.d
the fact that the results of this were 60% "who cares" and 40% "get back to work" is just more proof that you all are my kind of people.
@suetanvil @kelbot This is a good description of the way I feel about it, too. I think some of it is dissatisfaction with the level of complexity, and some of it is a nostalgia for a time before the current subscription/web app/App Store model of software tools. It felt like you actually owned your computers. Now it kind of doesn’t.
@julienxx Slackware was my first too, circa 2004. Used to install it on abandoned Pentium laptops I brought home from my after school PC repair job.
@256 when I worked at a PC repair place in high school/college (mid 2000’s) I had this XP Pro key memorized.
Very low power personal computing, a thread
Thinking about what would be a happy combination of devices and computers for a really useful (and also fun, this is important too) person computing setup geared towards maximum utility and minimum computer/energy requirements. Clearly this is somewhat inspired by my recently renewed interest in PDAs. PDAs were way up the charts of utility/resources ratio.
further depravity: WordStar 4 in vDos in Wine on Linux. I think I prefer WordPerfect.
@kelbot This is exactly why I picked up a Handspring Visor back in the spring… you’re making me want to scoop up a couple more while they’re still cheap. I haven’t really done anything with mine yet, but I want to.