Timeline of TempleOS

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This is a timeline of TempleOS, a biblical-themed operating system, and its creator Terry A. Davis.

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1969–1995 Terry seems to have a pretty normal life during this period. He is raised a Catholic but becomes an atheist around 1990. He goes to college at Arizona State University and earns both a bachelor's and master's degrees. He begins his career as an intern at Ticketmaster.
1996–2003 Terry begins to be afflicted by various mental conditions around this period, possibly including mania, paranoia, and schizophrenia. He continues to hold a couple of jobs, but relatively little is known about this period.
2003–2010 Terry begins to develop what would eventually be called TempleOS. Very little is known about this period.
2011–2017 TempleOS development continues, but seems to finish by the end of 2014. During this period, Terry begins posting in various online discussion platforms, including Twitter, Hacker News, Reddit, Stack Overflow, Quora, and Facebook.

Full timeline

Year Month and date Event type Details
1969 December 15 Personal Terrence Andrew "Terry" Davis is born in West Allis, Wisconsin.[1][2][3]
1970 January 4 Personal Terry is baptized at St. Leonard's Catholic Church in Muskego, Wisconsin.[4]
1980s Career At some point during his teens, Terry "bagged groceries and taped drywall and worked in a deli".[5]
1987 Personal Terry apparently sees Heart in concert.[6]
1988 May 15 Personal Terry receives his Sacrament of Confirmation at the St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Goodyear, Arizona.[4]
1988 Personal Terry claims he cheated on two problems on the SAT by "talking in the hall during the break".[7]
1988 fall Career Terry begins college at Arizona State University.[3]
1990–1996 Personal Terry claims he "was as atheist as they came" during this period.[8]
1990–1996 Personal Sometime during his "atheist days", Terry plays in a band that has a groupie named Mel ("short for Melissa"), who is reportedly "into witchcraft" and not "very attractive". As Terry's involvement in the band ends, the band leader informs Terry that Mel wants to perform oral sex on Terry. Terry calls this sexual encounter "a disaster".[9]:48–50 Later he says "Mel was a sympathy fuck sort of".[10]
1990–1996 Career Terry works at Ticketmaster.[11] He claims he was "basically, an intern" (in the beginning?).[12] He works as a software, hardware, and mechanical engineer.[13] During 1990–1994 he works on Ticketmaster's VAX operating system and ticketing system. During 1994–1996 he switches to the hardware department; he says he works on "a bar code reader, a laser ticket printer prototype and a wall line voltage conditioner" but none make it to production. He also works on an "RS232 bar code reader network device" that makes it to production.[14]
1991 Personal Terry apparently has a girlfriend around this time.[15]
1991 fall Personal Terry gets a grade of C in partial differential equations.[3] "C in partial differential equations was the semester I did 20 days hotel time in jail."[16] "That was the semester I went to jail at nights."[17]
1992 December 18 Career Terry receives his Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Computer Systems Engineering major) from Arizona State University.[3]
1992 December Career Terry graduates from Arizona State University.[11] After graduation Terry stays in Tempe, Arizona to continue working at Ticketmaster.[2]
1994 Career Terry writes SysSim, a physics simulator, while working on his master's degree. SysSim would later be expanded and renamed to SimStructure.[14]
1994 December 16 Career Terry earns his master's in electrical engineering from Arizona State University.[2][3]
1993 (approximate) Personal Terry gets a 486.[12] Of this period, Terry says: "I have fond memories of 1993, when I made a wire-wrapped ISA data acquisition card which plugged into my 486 and had some analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog convertors."[18] Details of this year are repeated elsewhere: "I started my operating system in 1993 when I had real mode DOS." and "I had just got a 486 and I wanted to get to 32-bit mode like [the] 32-bit VAX at work."[19]
1994 TempleOS development Terry begins working on Terry's Protected Mode Operating System (TPMOS).[14]
1996–1997 Career Terry designs a "3 axis stepper-motor-driven milling machine" for a company he starts called Home Automation and Robotic Equipment (H.A.R.E.).[13]
1996 middle of the year Personal Terry "started seeing people following [him] around in suits and stuff". He leaves Arizona in his car and ends up in Marfa, Texas.[2]
1996 July Personal Terry's mental state calms and he returns to Arizona.[2]
1996–2003 Personal Terry apparently has a manic episode every six months during this period.[2]
1997–1999 Career Terry works for Xytec Corp.,[13] which he calls "a company porting image processing software to Linux from Sun and doing support for the guys making the FPGA's for image processing".[14]
1999–2001 Career For four months sometime in this period, Terry works at a deli.[9]:38
1999 September 9 Personal Terry allegedly runs over a CIA agent with his car.[20][7] This episode is often repeated.
2000–2001 Career Terry writes SimStructure, a physics simulation software, for H.A.R.E., his company.[13] SimStructure was originally written in 1994 and called SysSim at the time.[14]
2001–2002 Career Terry works as the head software/electrical engineer for Graphic Technologies,[13] which he calls "a company doing chips to allow printer cartridges to be refilled".[14]
2001 April 14 Online activity The first Internet Archive snapshot of the H.A.R.E. SimStructure website is from this day.[21]
2002 May 10 – September 3 Personal Terry exchanges a series of emails with someone from Graphic Technologies. These emails are made available in a 128-page Word document called "Ira 2002.doc". Note that there could have been more emails in this period not included in the document, as well as emails outside of this time period.[9]
2003 July 13 Online activity The first Internet Archive snapshot of Terry's subdomain on the H.A.R.E. website is from this day.[22]
2003 August 7 – October 15 Online activity Sometime during this period, Terry uploads a huge rambling document on the H.A.R.E. website.[23]
2003 TempleOS development Terry begins working on TempleOS around this time.[2] At this time, the operating system is renamed from "TPMOS" to "HOPPY", as he thought the OS would a product for H.A.R.E., his company.[14] In a Hacker News comment in September 2013, Terry says that he "worked long hours" for the first seven years (2003–2010), but that after that, he has "been idle".[24]
2004 Personal Terry calls this year "hell". He says he kept "getting locked up by the doctors" so ran away from home to California. He was apparently homeless for all or part of this period. Afterwards he calls this "a funny war story".[25][26]
2004 May 7 Online activity The first Internet Archive snapshot of the JustRighteous website is from this day.[27]
2005 December 29 Around this time, TempleOS is known as the J Operating System.[28]
2006 July 2 Around this time, TempleOS is known as LoseThos.[29]
2007 Personal Terry gets a 64-bit CPU.[12]
2008 October (approximate) Online activity Terry joins Reddit as losethos.[30]
2008 November 29 Online activity Terry creates the losethos account on Hacker News.[31]
2009 October 5 Online activity The LoseThos subreddit, r/LoseThos, is created.[32]
2010 September 2010 Online activity Terry joins Twitter as losethos.[33]
2011 TempleOS development Terry says he hires Cody Rigby, an artist, around this time for $3,000 worth of pixel art.[34][35]
2011 July 2 Online activity Terry's first post on Facebook (checked as of March 17, 2017) is from this day.[36]
2011 December 10 Online activity Terry joins Stack Overflow.[37]
2012 January 5 Online activity Terry begins commenting using Disqus on various blogs around this day.[38]
2012 January 12 Online activity Terry writes his first answer on Stack Overflow.[39]
2012 March 1 HolyC is still known as "LoseThos C+" around this time.[40]
2012 August 29 Online activity Someone shares LoseThos on MetaFilter. Terry ends up in the thread and comments a bunch as the user "losethos".[41]
2012 September 27 Online activity Terry joins Reddit as SparrowOS.[42]
2012 September 29 Online activity The SparrowOS subreddit, r/SparrowOS, is created.[43]
2012 October 2 TempleOS development SparrowOS version 1.0 is released.[44]
2012 December 4 Online activity Terry's first YouTube video on his old sparrow-icon YouTube account is from this day.[45]
2013 March TempleOS development TempleOS's name changes from "SparrowOS" to "TempleOS".[46][47]
2013 March Online activity Terry joins Twitter as TempleOS.[48]
2013 August 8 Online activity Terry comments on jwz.org.[49] Several months later Jamie Zawinski would share TempleOS on the site.[50]
2013 October 3 Online activity Terry's first YouTube video on his current Terry A Davis account (checked as of March 18, 2017) is from this day.[51]
2013 October 11 Online activity Terry submits TempleOS to Slashdot.[52]
2013 December 26 Online activity Terry answers a question on Quora for the first time.[53]
2014 August 31 Online activity Terry posts on The Iso Zone Forums advertising TempleOS.[54]
2014 September 21 Online activity Terry joins Reddit as RandomCodeWalkThru.[55]
2014 December 15 Online activity The TempleOS subreddit, r/TempleOS_Official, is created.[56]
2016 January 3 Personal Terry gives $800 in charity to KNPR, a Las Vegas radio station.[57]
2016 March 16 Online activity Terry possibly does his first live stream. This is the first live stream visible on his YouTube account as of March 15, 2017, but there might have been earlier ones.[58]
2016 March 31 Personal On a live stream on this day, Terry announces that his cockatiel, Percival, is dying. He goes on to talk about [59]
2016 April 13 Personal Terry goes on a monologue about his bird and death. He reflects on his life as well with quotes like "I made God's temple and now I'm waiting for something to happen. I've been fighting to bring it to fruition but … I'm in some kind of prison or something so basically now I just kinda … kill time. But, I'm God's high priest, so, there's nothing better to do with your time than kill time with Mr. God and enjoy divine intellect all day long."[60]
2016 May 16 Personal Terry uploads a lot of family photos to his website.[61]
2016 December 1? Online activity Terry's Twitter account, TempleOS, is suspended.[62][63][64][65]
2016 December 15 Personal Terry pays $100 for "Bet about CIA surrendering".
2017 January 26 Personal Terry donates $800 to Wikipedia.[66]
2017 February 27 Personal In a live stream, Terry explains that he used to have a bird named Percival, who died. He says that later, a different bird of the same kind showed up at his house, and he "smashed" this new bird.[67]
2017 February? Online activity /g/ discovers Terry's family photos.
2017 March 15 Online activity Terry's YouTube account is suspended for 90 days (this length of the ban was repeated on /g/ but it's not clear how they figured it out).
2017 March 16 Online activity Terry updates his fans on the status of his live streams. He says the live stream was suspended for porn.[68]
2017 March 24 Online activity Terry's live stream returns. He uses a different (older) YouTube account to circumvent the live stream suspension on his usual account. In a later live stream on the same day, Terry sends $200 each to two separate people via PayPal. Terry's justification is that it's some sort of offering to God and that he will get a song as a result.[69][70]
2017 March 30 Online activity Terry begins streaming on Hitbox rather than YouTube. He announces this change in a YouTube video.[71] He uses the account terrenceadavis1 on Hitbox.[72]
2017 April 6 Online activity Someone apparently hijacks Terry's Hitbox account.[73]
2017 April 7 Personal Terry's obsession with Amy Teitel begins around this day.[74]
2017 April 8 Online activity Terry creates a new Hitbox account, called TerryADavis.[75]
2017 April 9 Online activity Someone hijacks Terry's new Hitbox account. He returns later that day as TerrenceAndrewDavis.
2017 May 3 Online activity Terry's Hitbox account is suspended "due to Terms of Use Violations".[76]
2017 May 9 Online activity Terry begins his "Paladin Walks", where he video records himself walking in his neighborhood while talking.[77] By the end of the day he would post the 39th Paladin Walk.[78] Starting around May 6, he had begun recording himself walking outside, but at this time the term "Paladin Walk" was not yet used. Most of the videos are of him walking around during the day, but some are at night.[79]
2017 May 18 Online activity Terry is banned from YouTube.[80][81]
2017 June 2 Online activity Both of Terry's YouTube accounts are deleted, with the channels each stating "This channel was closed and is no longer available" and videos stating "This video is no longer available because the uploader has closed their YouTube account".[82] Most of his website, templeos.org, also disappears, giving a 404 response.[83] In a video published the following day, he talks about how his parents didn't like him filming around the house, "sharing family secrets", and "violating the family trust". He says he received a warning about being kicked out of the house, describing it as a "fire drill".[84] In another video, he explains that he "redid" his website and that there were too many files on the old one.[85]
2017 July–August Personal Terry goes a little crazy during this period, including recording himself yelling loudly at his parents.[86][87][88]
2017 August 13 Personal In a video uploaded to his website on this day, Terry claims to begin taking his medication again.[89]

External links

References

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  89. "MAH00096.mp4". August 13, 2017. Retrieved August 15, 2017. So yesterday I got a little bit out of control and I went and pointed a gun at niggers. Someone gave me a warning about getting locked up at the mental hospital, so I thought about that and, so I came home and late last night and decided, you know, as crazy as it sounds, maybe I'd better take my meds so I did that right – the meds are really awful, they make you impotent and I just realized the other thing they do is they give you a horrible diabetic headache – they mess with your blood sugar, so after you eat your first meal and all of the sudden you get some kind of headache. Risperdal messes with blood sugar, makes you impotent. So anyway, but I thought no I don't wanna get locked up. I forgot about the headache though, fuck.