“Making a ‘Horribly Depressed’ Computer” by Alan Watts
Netflix’s Maniac has a distinctively retro vibe. The producers wanted to create an actual mainframe that blinked and talked, so they hired Alan to build and animate it in less than a month. His experience was as crazy as the show itself.
Alan Watts is a software and hardware developer based in Austin, Texas. He specializes in building custom interactive devices, architecting database-driven platforms, and programming animation software.
You can find Alan here: http://datax.com/