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[11:53] I'm all about text and not so much about images, and it seems I'm not the only person considering plain websites the prettiest and most purposeful. I found this design for a (copy-)writers site that is just about as minimal as I like it.
[20:07] Computers really help us to communicate. A friend had me try his headphones the other day, which happend to be loud enough to drown his voice. To continue our conversation, we used the text editor on his PC. Offline real-time chat, yay!
[20:37] Ugh, Firefox keeps bugging me. More often than not the back button wont work. Also, it wont reload on Ctrl R, instead I have to set the cursor in the address bar and hit return to reload. Now it quit following hyperlinks when I click on them. This just sucks. I'd happily switch to another browser, but the other ones don't support the addons I need.
Update:My bad, seemingly. I just messed up a Firefox install on another machine running a different OS. Installed NoScript and RequestPolicy and ran into just the same problems. Apparently I can't blame it on the fox.
[15:30] I'm still using the earliest working version of gmb on this blog, so I'd like to try the most up-to-date one and see wether or not it is reliable. So I'll dump a few links and comments in this testing ground within the next few days. Keeping this main blog geeky, rat will be a place to write all the other things. Woohoo.
[22:25] Reading on tildes is pure serendipity. On ~silver's page I found a link to this article. Mentioned there I read about notmuch, a text based email client I had not heard of before. On its website, in turn, I found a reference to sup, yet another cli mail client.
I really dig that.
[22:14] What is it like to completely ditch the GUI and live on the command line for a month? That's what it is like. Personally, I would most likely not even try this. I've been planning to buy a used netbook for a while now to put a lightweight GNU distro on, mainly focussing on the CLI, but I always had a graphic interface in mind. Something like Openbox, for example. Simply because I would miss videos.
[16:44] This dude built his own OS and used it as a résumé. Nice one.