Rest In Peace, Terry A. Davis


Terry Davis, the author of TempleOS, was a brilliant programmer who suffered from severe untreated mental illness. In August of 2018 he was struck by a train while homeless. Though I never had the pleasure of his acquaintance, he was a popular figure in parts of the online programming community that I frequent, and he is sorely missed.

Terry's magnum opus, an open-source operating system that he envisioned as the Biblical Third Temple, can be found at If you're curious about what makes it so cool and you don't mind his vulgar language, I highly recommend watching some of his videos.


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