@Jephjacques I feel like your avatar should say "toot", not "poot", given the platform.
Of course, other than email, they are for user-hostile websites. But at least you can use them to let people who *do* use those sites to share your material.
And if you still use those sites, putting these buttons on your site may make it easier to #POSSE (publish on own site, syndicate elsewhere).
Random thought that I know I've expressed on IRC: The #HP 200LX is, I think, my favorite handheld computing device of all time.
The keyboard layout could be better, but everything else is extremely well thought out - and they didn't just put DOS on a palmtop, they actually made a really good PIM on top of it. It's definitely a device of its time, but I feel like modern devices could learn a lot from it.
I'm at the museum. my old computer is here. https://mastodon.social/media/H30op6--HZw4zs5CXcs
The HP 2624BHP 2624B Display Station from 1981 is one of those things that scream "I am a computer" (but it's technically, a terminal)
It had a monochrome 11" CRT
That keyboard looks gorgeous
These photos are by Thomas Schanz who kindly uploaded them to the WikiMedia commons
You can get the HP reference manual on Archive.org:
The HP 2647A came a bit later, but didn't have the same beautiful internals. It came with the same 64K/64K RAM/ROM and had the same 8080A CPU clocked at 2.4575MHz.
The outside was reworked a bit
This version had 720 dots and 360 rows for graphics. The screen size was the same. The key caps weren't multi-color like the 2645A, probably to save costs
I'm guessing the 1985 "BookMac" concept eventually became the Macbook of today
There were multiple versions with the top being a glorified PDA (before PDAs were a thing) and the lower left a portable mobile, complete with receiver. The lower right model is probably what we'd call a "laptop" today
These were concepts by the Frog Design company of Hartmut Esslinger who was also responsible for other Apple designs from 1984 - 1990
The HP 2645A terminal had some gorgeous internals. The display wasn't bad either and the designers definitely aesthetics as a focus. This keyboard is missing a couple of caps. You can tell the dome shaped keys are typical of the 80s
This one had a 12" (diagonal) CRT at a typical 24 lines x 80 columns. It had 64K RAM and 64K ROM and came with an RS-232 port
So for now, looks like I'll use Mstdn (https://github.com/rhysd/Mstdn) for my client.
It's an Electron wrapper, something I hate, but I haven't found a client I like yet, and it's a somewhat better experience than just leaving a browser window open to Mastodon.
@bhtooefr this is what I got so far https://cronk.stenoweb.net/media/mP3MWm3MJFkXclC0jVM
ui is a big WIP.... as is everything else
Computing, transportation, energy... really anything interesting.
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