@AmyZenunim I'd say "we don't hear the myriad that don't make it", but having heard a couple of the ones that didn't make it, they are _also_ bangers, so idk.
@KitsuneTricks I mean, they never really did, but wow.
@staticsafe Quite so: like it should be followed in the sentences immediately following with "safe", "sound", or "sorted"?
@jeff It cycled back around to ironic years ago, and I fear it may be edging its way back to sincere again.
@tobypinder I feel like that counts as an endorsement.
I feel like Admin would count it as an endorsement, in any event.
@thomasfuchs Old computing is warm. Kitties like warm boxes. Makes sense.
@spacerog Maybe if you trademark it, you might prevent someone using it.
I feel like that would be a public service.
@dildog Sneaky. Alignment-sensitive?
Something like a really short... parasite socket is what I called them but don't know real name? (I have dim memories of something vaguely similar - not concealed - for EPROMs, I think, but I don't remember why, only that they were really tight-fitting and annoying and I think I broke some?)
More useful for DIP or SOIC than BGA I anticipate as could only get outer pins? "They put a heatsink on the flash to prevent overheating, seems legit" kinda thing?
@dildog What form factor were you thinking?
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@Gargron The lesson: always write it down right now, else you'll get another instance of "this is not the best idea in the world; this is just a tribute".
The other lesson: maybe you didn't after all, and only _dreamt_ thinking of something profound and important, but hadn't really thought of anything at all.
If it's really good, it'll come back better and brighter.
@wilw counter.social isn't visible to anyone else ("federated"), so you should probably consider posting here in the main instead.
@Gargron Good morning!
Ah, Mastodon, where “what are you having for breakfast?” might be a reasonable, good and valid basis for chat again.
I should come back here. It’s nicer.
@xax I guess echomail does sound like a reasonable point of comparison — except that the messages don’t take days to get through and instances don’t have to dial each other’s modems in the same hour to deliver them!
@Sargoth You whistle in tenth intervals and when you cough, the Amen break comes out
@Sargoth So basically everything you speak is in a major key and chipmunked?
@Gargron Not having to care about investors and metrics is one of the biggest features though.