Just tried the 9til.de bbs (`nc 9til.de 999`) and it's kind of small and pleasant ❤️ (I mean, it's no `bbj` -- but its minimal source is interesting too -- https://code.9front.org/hg/9bbs/file/db2fdd3edb5a/bin/9bbs )
❤️ Emacs too, fwiw, but it's not what I reach for when editing a config file on a machine with a 500 MIPS processor
Nothing reminds you of cruft in your ~/.vimrc like running it on an original Raspberry Pi. I realised that there was a bunch of _large_ vim packages that I never use, that overlapped or that I never even properly configured. https://github.com/insom/dotfiles/commit/14740061020b1f0dd75a24c669bb9697c614497a
All of this contributed to a multi-second load time for vim. What is this? Emacs?!?
"There are No Girls on the Internet" seems like a pretty tilde-feels relevant podcast -- https://www.iheart.com/podcast/1119-there-are-no-girls-on-the-65877505/episode/how-women-built-the-internet-67251360/ -- things felt really wide open when anonymity on the Internet was _positive_ thing (which it is so frequently _not_, now).
One thing that I think helps make @tildetown (and other tildes) great is that you're just represented by a username.
You're not asked to fill in your real name, or upload an avatar picture. Just going by your Unix username is a kind of ~90's pseudonym.
https://www.matrixresolutions.com/ -- so early 2000's aesthetic. a) The Matrix, b) Green on Black (see a) c) Frames, d) Fixed resolution (see c)
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