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It's hard to not read things like "Windows 365" and think back to Microsoft's 90s corporate overtures as selling their OS as a service or flirting with subscription models.

People were properly terrified of that sort of thing back then. I guess the difference now is that the industry has done a lot to erode any sense of software ownership in the intervening years.

More and more I become convinced when everything is said and done eventually any sense of software ownership will eventually become exclusively the domain of FLOSS.

lifehack: if you feel your opinion of humanity becoming too positive, a few minutes spent with the yelp reviews for any coffeeshop where you are friends with the staff should turn that around for you pretty effectively.

@Alonealastalovedalongthe older toyota interior details have that special quality of seeming kind of cheap, underscaled, and plasticky but actually being pretty robust and well thought out.

@modgethanc i should do this more systematically. i certainly get enough donation spam and completely unnecessary billing materials to soak up at least 3/4 of my envelope usage.

@remotenemesis we lost our local quasi-irish bar (with the imported irish bartenders) to the usual real-estate fuckery a while back and i miss it quite a bit.

@jk @natalie i have long felt that win95 was pretty much a high water mark for desktop usability actually experienced by any significant number of humans, and at any rate things have definitively been rotting since the end of the win xp era.

(the open source desktops that pretty much looked and felt like win95 but minus the crashing were pretty good too, but mostly nobody ever experienced that.)

@SpunkyAlpaca i'm not sure about generations, but i know that from 37 i'm not sure if i can tell the difference between a 25 year old and a lot of teenagers any more, so i suspect the difference between 1990 and 1994 collapses into triviality eventually...

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So, I recently decided to go through every #BBS on the Telnet BBS Guide site list.

My plan is to see which ones are still up and which ones aren't. Also document the BBSes themselves - as in, what games they run, if there's a community, what software you can download and if you can speak to the admin and lots of other things!

I would like to interview every admin I can, whether over IRC, email or whatever.

If you know where I can find more BBSes, or you run one, just reply to this msg!

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@fuzzface @gamehawk @dave a weird and unexpected perk of living in a small town juuuust outside the zone that the megacorps care enough to service anything in is that my ISP is a couple named rob & peggy.

service flakes out every now and then but i have rob's phone number so it gets fixed pretty fast.

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i've never met a soup nazi, but i've met a lot of soup anarchists

@vilmibm this is great.

(tiiiiiny quibble: a "requires js" notice might be good.)

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