@djsundog Ask not for whom the cofe flows. It flows for thee.

@jdaviescoates @djsundog Perhaps, but I almost suspect "whatever inkjet you first had for at least a few years" is what most people would think of there. πŸ˜‰ (Photo quality might help somewhere in there, but Epson and HP both had good entries there for a while - it's just hard to call out a specific one.)

@djsundog LaserWriter for iconic value, LaserJet 4200n for workhorse ability. Game Boy printer for making printing (such as it was) particularly accessible. Inkjets are fine, for what they are, but none of them merits a "best printer ever" nomination.

@SuricrasiaOnline Definitely read this as "(dreaming or not)" and was a bit suspicious and envious at the same time.

@djsundog Yeah, I guess it just depends on whether you want "art, with some restrictions" or "a practical one-time message thing". πŸ˜›

@djsundog Yeah, but the cards you speak of likely have a BOM much closer to $1. The cost ain't the piezo, EEPROM, and coin cell. 🀷

@djsundog A copy of Agrippa seems like it's worth more than that. (Also, as a BOM total that feels a bit low. I'd go closer to $50 and you'd probably get some neat entries.)

@djsundog I wonder if you could just add some MEMS actuators or something along the edge of the case to bring that back.

@djsundog Probably easier than trying to get someone who thinks that to like The Avalanches' first album on the first listen.

@KitRedgrave Eh, I don't see anything wrong with both existing. 🀷

@SuricrasiaOnline I just habitually take disk images of anything I'm afraid of messing up, so... assuming I have sufficient storage, not at all. πŸ˜‰

@SuricrasiaOnline Windows ME, which was not really developed as a multi-user OS (came from 98), would let you cancel out of the login dialog and get to a desktop anyway. (At least in some configurations? Worked on my dad's laptop back in the day; useful when he forgot his password.)

@djsundog WordPress - of all things - kinda does this already.

@SuricrasiaOnline But of course, how else do you think they pick up water from the lakes and get it to where it can be distributed? Wheels? They'd get stuck on the beaches!

@KitRedgrave Turns out that switch with only one wire going to it has another, more cursed position: "magic", "more magic", and "too much magic".

Show more

The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!