@selfsame I'm increasingly convinced that technology IS debt.
currently i agree, only because it's designed that way from the manufacturer.
A solid state machine with a reasonable interface feels like an extension of self, but i suspect that everyone's ideal interface is different, meaning the more mass-marketable something is, the worse it fits, resulting in everyone ending up with bottom tier experience on hardware capable of providing so much more than the user will ever know.
@xj9 very much this.
I've upgraded servers often-ish through the years for selfhosting stuffs, but the one I care about the most is the one I'm hand-assembling of mostly secondhand/scavenged parts.
The unit (which #til is called a cybre-/cyber-deck) is large and slow by 2019 standards, lacks a builtin display, and mostly exists to help me disconnect from mainline 'nets.
Soldering the backplane from scrap copper gave me such feels, even though I wasn't actually making it work better (or technically at all), because my needs were being met in a way that merged art, technology, and minimalism in a tangible way.
Since learning about walkaway, I've wanted to contribute meaningfully to the movement, not just with the creation of a local community place of safety, but with my higher skills, engineer brain, and my underdeveloped-but-budding pencil art skills.
...still need to figure out how to share meaningful schematics/blueprints with the community at large.
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