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One night in Rio – Vacation photos from Plan9

This post is about experimenting with imitating and extending the window management concepts from the venerable Plan9, Rio. The backstory and motivation is simply that I’ve had the need for a smaller and more ‘hackable’ base than the feature-heavy Durden environment for a while, and this seemed like … Continue reading

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Chasing the dream of a terminal-free CLI

TLDR; Crazy person is trying to do something about how nightmarishly bad the interface between you and the command-line/command-line utilities really is, i.e. getting rid of terminal protocols.   To start with ‘why’? If you have never had the pleasant experience … Continue reading

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Dating my X

I spread the coding effort needed for protocols and 3rd party software compatibility out over longer periods of time because the underlying work is mundane, tedious and very very repetitive. The QEmu backend is by far the more interesting and potent … Continue reading

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Arcan “Monthly”, September Edition

Revising the approach to dissemination slightly, we will try out having a monthly (or bi-monthly if there is not enough relevant changes for a monthly one) update to the project and sub-projects. For this round, there’s a new tagged Arcan … Continue reading

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Some Questions & Answers

A few days have gone by since the project was presented, and while I am not very active on the forums and other places where the project have been discussed, I have seen some questions and received some directed ones … Continue reading

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I wrote a Lua programmable display-server++ [arcan], a desktop environment [durden] and a nifty debugging/reversing tool [senseye]

This post is to consolidate some information about the project and sub-projects in an attempt to disseminate what I have been spending way too much time on. Arcan – When a Game Engine meets a Display Server meets a Multimedia … Continue reading

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Meet Durden

Following the Arcan 0.5 release, here is Durden – the desktop environment I prefer to use for most computing endeavors these days. While there is no voice-over presentation, there is at least a longer playlist that shows off most (display- … Continue reading

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