It was really weird how my instincts fought me with every keystroke! I was just sure I was going to screw up someone else's server - not this transient VM in my browser.
It worked, btw -- I got a perfectly unusable system!
It'd be an interesting challenge. Get a linux vm, sudo rm -rf everything, and then see if you can get the system back to more or less the original state.
edit: `curl icanhazip.com` returns 220.127.116.11 which seems to belong to digital ocean. It also matches the host relay.widgetry.org which is refered in the demo URL as as a "relayURL". I have no idea how it's working or why though - the lack of ip or ifconfig in the VM upsets me ;)
Does anyone happen to know if there is a general workaround for this situation? I often hit this obstacle in other browser-based emulators.
EDIT: Hacker's Keyboard has an option to have a notification to bring it up
This is really cool, and performance-wise feels like the (even-then-ancient) surplus PC that I bought ca. fall 1995 to install slackware on. Which is to say, shockingly not-bad when you think about the stack it's sitting on.
There is already a wasm version of the CPU emulation. I will enable it at some point as default. But there is no speedup yet.
Seems to work better on Firefox than on Chrome
ping: bad address 'www.google.com'
:( I thought it was going to work out of box.