Computers and Wrenches 🌳 - The Longevity Ideology.
My 1,5 year old laptop is in repair, again. I needed a laptop to work on while its in repair, so I bought an old 2012 Retina Macbook Pro. The thing works surprisingly well for a 9 year old machine. It lasts long.
A few days ago I was discussing FLYWRENCH, the original one, the prototype from 2007. I never played it. I wanted to play it. I couldn’t find it.
Then a glimmer of hope. An old post about NICEWRENCH, Jonathon Blows prototype that riffed off FLYWRENCH. There was a download link inside of the README file. Copy and paste it into the address bar, download does not exist anymore.
Archive.org, copy paste the link. The .zip starts downloading. Excitement! Uncompress, oh its a windows .exe, search for wine on MacOS, install wine, double click FLYWRENCH.EXE - Messhof presents
It’s running and its working. A lot of steps, but its running. However, I believe we can do better.
Make things that will be long lasting.
Target HTML5. It’s an open platform that is accessible from whatever system.
Provide builds for everything
If they are, just label them untested, I’d rather TRY running a Mac/Linux build than have to scour through the hellhole of wine-on-mac
- I understand this might not work for commercial projects with publishers that have Q&A requirements but for armature projects it sure does
Open Source your projects
Be cool. Make your stuff long last.
Bonus: Here is the flywrench.zip