Things I liked about 80's/90's computing:
- Total control over my hardware
- Software that worked with me, not against me
- Superior aesthetics (yeah I said it :3 )
- Overall sense of promise and freedom

Things I like about computing today:
- Easy and open access to knowledge
- Insane amounts of storage
- The sheer computing POWERRRR

Now if only we could make these attributes come together instead of being period exclusive. :blobthinking:

@polychrome Man all I want is GPIO without having to program a microcontroller :(

Dozens of ports for all kinds of peripherals, all that insane computing power… but you can’t just send a signal over a wire. Fuck modern PCs. At least the old ones had parallel ports you could abuse.

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Microchip has several USB based extension chips that you can use for bitbanging. I'm using one of those as a cheap USB to SPI converter.

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