USV’s Albert Wenger inspired me to scoop up a used ThinkPad, boot install Linux, and see if I could peel myself away from the walled gardens of Apple and Microsoft (for fun, if not for work).

It has been decades since I used the terminal / command line in MS DOS to search directories and run .exe files. But as tedious as it was to get started, the nostalgia is real, and it’s fun to be using new muscles.