@espectalll not really a rainbow, but rather the visible light spectrum probably

@espectalll But what if I want to bring monochrome displays back again? Then it'd be false advertising.

@bhtooefr then don't put a rainbow

you can't get everything in life, deal with it *puts on sunglasses*

@espectalll What is that second one? The one with the rainbow over the keyboard.

@apetresc Sinclair Spectrum ZX, pretty popular across Europe in the 80s

@espectalll mstdn.io/@js/10058734343425399

That’s why we need to get people to move over here. We’ve now essentially forked the conversation because we both made that Tweet a Toot indecently.

@espectalll I’ll think I’ll set up a bot today that mirrors Tweets to Toots. Hopefully everyone can follow this mirror then and we’ll have a single Toot. I guess I’ll mirror people on request.

@js yeah, you could have a Mastodon instance where you login with a Twitter account, mirror all tweets, and then lets you easily move on to another server

@espectalll I thought about people just message me a Twitter handle they want to see mirrored here.

@espectalll Will only give you people willing to move to Mastodon. Those are usually not the problem.

@espectalll also bring back pc cases that aren't black. I'd love a colorful pc case. Like green or yellow or blue or purple

@famicom luckily we're getting more colorful phones lately, which I think are more important (Huawei, Sony, even Samsung), and you can also get a wide variety of desktop case... even with... LEDs...

@espectalll I actually loved how iPhone 5c looked, but nowt the fact that it was just an iPhone 5 in a new case. I hope we see more bright budget phones. That's the reason I loved Lumias

@famicom SAME, I both wanted the 5c and got a Lumia 630. I like my XZ2 Compact's moss green tho.

@espectalll how's the compact? For me, I feel like 5" isn't exactly "compact" enough. I would've called it an XZ2 Average Screen Size

@famicom It's... small enough. Kinda like the iPhone 8 but thicker and with less width, the most important things (being able to hold it with one hand and fitting in pockets) still apply

@espectalll thanks for the pic. I currently own a 6s+ and it's honestly bigger than comfortable. I think I'll go with an SE 2 if/when it releases

@espectalll imagine if they did an iPhone CE (Colorful Edition). Like 5c, but good

@famicom They could perfectly do it, making colorful iMacs and iBooks was *their* thing, after all, and there's the (RED) edition iPhones.

@espectalll I'd love to see the return of polycarbonate macbooks with all the different colors

@famicom Honestly I think it has just exactly the size it has to have - a tiny bit larger anywhere and it wouldn't work. If you think an SE2 or equivalent would work better... well, I bet Apple is basically going to do the same and just make a slightly-smaller device but with more screen-to-body ration than the 8. We'll see soon.

@espectalll Nope! It's from a custom virtual machine and architecture that @dr1ft has been developing, and I've been assisting with :)
@espectalll @calmbit it's from a custom architecture vm that me and her have been working on for the past few weeks
@espectalll @dr1ft https://gitea.vertesine.com/dr1ft/STARVM is the current home of the VM, although it's still in super-beta mode right now. There are some extra files required to run it that aren't included, but exist on seperate repos on @dr1ft 's account. It's early days yet :)
@calmbit @espectalll I don't even think we can call it beta yet, or even alpha lmao

@dr1ft @calmbit that's call a pre-alpha... perhaps you need some milestones? :dunno:

@espectalll @dr1ft we're still sorta figuring things out as we go along, but milestones would probably be a good step in the right direction :)
@espectalll @calmbit ah she beat me to it sorry to double up your notifications
@espectalll Back when colours were so impressive on computers that everyone had to have it on their logo

@Lenneth Exactly! Apple did it first and that worked out, so everyone had to copy it... except IBM, of course.

@espectalll Hahaha, yeah IBM never changed at all. Their dull logo reflected all of their offices too, the building designs in the interior were so dreadful back then

@espectalll Can we bring back that gratuitous woodgrain paneling too?

@kurisu @beefgnawpolis I guess that one in the picture looks too orange lol

I get it still looks quite unpolished tho

@deadsuperhero @beefgnawpolis indeed, I wouldn't find it strange if they were inspired by that!

@espectalll @beefgnawpolis "What if we could make computer users think about lunch all the time?"

@thomasfuchs @espectalll Was that the last model before before the hardware in favot od NeXTOS?

@shepgo @thomasfuchs oh I think you mean

"Was that the last model before they dropped hardware in favor of NeXTSTEP?"

...I don't think so


Perfect time for me to plug:

@benjymous > for Windows and macOS

I think like half of the fediverse doesn't have Windows or macOS πŸ€”

@benjymous Still, neat idea, in particular I find the mix of old with new (JS, VSCode support) pretty interesting

@espectalll runs fine on Linux too I'm just yet to figure out how to make distro agnostic builds - there's also a html5 build, but that has a few flaws due to lack of decent threading support currently in webasm.

One of my ultimate goals is to have it running on a raspberry pi and build an 80s style keyboard wedge case for it.

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