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A small, Rust-only embedded operating system with preemptive multitasking and message-passing IPC.

Group dynamics inhibit idea generation and expression regardless of how you lead and organize the group.

Let individuals be creative instead.

Here is my own experience with open-ended meetings in general: In a group setting, the socially strong – always the same people, and not necessarily the ones with the most to contribute – dominate the discussion. Because of how quickly the discussion moves, everyone else rarely gets to even form their own opinion, let alone voice it.

A screensaver for Windows that accurately simulates the look and feel of an operating system crash.

A Microsoft Sysinternals tool for inducing operating system panics and errors.

Intel appears to be working on removing 32-bit and 16-bit operation modes from x86. The only mode remaining is 32-bit compatibility mode in ring 3, so 32-bit user space applications will still run.

While my nostalgic self is shocked and sad, I suppose the plan is sensible. After all, you can still run MS-DOS or your custom BIOS-based boot loader or whatever, just not on the bare metal.

I could imagine a bare-metal PC emulator that boots via UEFI and acts as a drop-in replacement for a BIOS-based PC running on a 386- or even x86-64-compatible processor. Assuming that performance is not a concern on modern hardware, it could presumably rely mostly on generic UEFI interfaces such as GOP or MNP. I imagine using such a thing mostly for fun, but perhaps there is a real use case out there somewhere?

A special-purpose runtime for precompiled Rust macros. Can speed up compilation.

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