Research on credentials, programs, etc that interest me...
I have a Macbook Air that I intended to use as a computer for my wife, but discovered that the Thunderbolt port on it has failed, so it can't be hooked up to an external monitor. Oh well... I'll just reformat it and use it as just a spare laptop.
Go in and reformat the HDD through disk utility and... oops, accidentally deleted the recovery drive. Get stuck in Internet Recovery Mode and install... Yosemite? Ugh... that's a long process to get to Monterey.
Pro Tip: Download and install the "InstallAssistant.pkg" from Mr. Macintosh. Then use the Apple Support article to Use the 'createinstallmedia' command in Terminal
Pro Tip: If you keep getting a blank page after logging in with your AppleID, then try logging in on a Windows or Linux computer. Somehow that let me actually download the file.