I think there's a place for single-user operating systems, which have largely been supplanted by multiuser systems (Unix, unix-alikes, Windows NT and beyond, etc.).
I can see how this happened as a matter of convenience (it does solve some problems with single-user systems) but I think the cost of the complexity may outweigh the value when it comes to personal computers.
There is an beauty to knowing what your computer is doing because the only thing its doing are the things you told it to do explicitly.
Just noticed that the portable computer used by a young John Connor to hack an ATM was an Atari...
Oh My, look who’s coming to town...
This remodeling project is really taking a toll on my typing speed. #handburger
Yes yes yes. Like, a smart home spy device can do a lot of things, but I'm pretty sure you can affordably fit my use case of "cooking timer you interact with by yelling bc your hands are covered in flour and/or meat" into the same form factor without needing wifi spy bullshit.
Ding-dong, here's a map of the cops who use Ring doorbells to spy on you:
@ajroach42 @requiem @emsenn most people respond to this "but nobody wants to write email headers by hand" but there's a huge difference between that, and showing the users how (some of) headers look like before sending the email. Everybody I ever told that actually the underlying thing is just a text file with to: email@example.com on top is surprised.
@ewok thanks for the Abolish ICE stickers
TOTALLY UNRELATED but if you want to make stickers harder to peel off you can mix 3 parts elmers glue with 1 part 1 and then paint it over the sticker. A rag in a plastic bag with the mix in can be a makeshift brush.
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.