I only recently realized how important writing is to me. This guide to digitizing your music collection that I wrote for a friend long ago was an important milestone on this strange journey of discovery.
I didn’t initially consider that a purpose for this site was simply to be able to write. Only after years of working as a consultant did I realize how much I enjoyed writing.
Using an emulator on modern hardware can be a lot of fun. But the actual experience of using old machines involves much more than the software and its output. It is also the ambience and the environment that informs the experience.
A computer seems to always somehow fit into my best memories. But only on the periphery. Always there but always secondary to the people and the experiences. Computers are the ever-present MacGuffins of my life.
Discovering SerenityOS was the best kind of nostalgia: something that makes you appreciate experiences of the past while connecting you with something new and exciting in the present.