i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear;and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)
                                                       i fear
no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)

e. e. cummings © 1952

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vim colors duochrome

thursday, 1 august 2019

contrary to most vim (editor) colorschemes which emphasize syntax highlighting, vim-colors-duochrome is a minimalistic dual monochromatic vim colorscheme born out a distraction free writing preference.

It is a fork of vim-colors-plain, which simply uses bold to highlight keywords and a contrasting colour for constant literals (string, numbers, tags, etc). DuoChrome is meant to be used with Gvim, the graphical mode of vim.

comments

what distinguishes DuoChrome from common vim colorschemes is the visual separation of content (source code) from comments, allowing focus to be drawn to either content or comments. This is achieved by not using the commonly assigned lighter grey colour for comments which tends to obscure the comments themselves – which are important to well documented programs – whilst adding visual noise around the programming statements.

Instead, DuoChrome assigns a color to comments that contrasts well with the background but at the same time allows focus to be drawn to either code or comments with its dual monochromatic presentation – dark versus light.

structure

this contrast of dark versus light allows the structure of code (dark) to be more readily revealed by subduing their associated comments (light) – a trick of the eye and its ability to focus on a particular contrast level while filtering out the rest. YMMV.

At the same time, focus can be drawn to the contrasting comments when necessary – this visual separation is also useful for reviewing the adequacy of the comments and their placement. Of course, good programming practices come into play – and are assisted by this visual contrast.

DuoChrome

Hence, DuoChrome: black and bold for text with blue for constants, and light paper colour for background with orange for comments. Dark backgrounds are the more prevalent vim colorschemes but a warm light background is easier on the eyes IMO – a throwback to days pounding on typewriters with real paper.

installation & usage

with vim-plug you add this to the .vimrc configuration file..

Plug 'sdothum/vim-colors-duochrome'

then..

set background=light colorscheme duochrome

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saturday, 20 july 2019

like the normalization of keyboard layouts across the various matrix and split keyboards used..

QClockTwo Major Mono Display

qcocktwo’s Major Mono Display font eventually made its way to the Tiny Tiny RSS banner theme..

TT-RSS theme

and from there to this site, transforming the traditional large font URL banner to a much less obtrusive (both visually and in line height) geometric typeface with thin square monotype capitalized headings – all contrarian to conventional web layout design wisdom.

These are unlikely to be the last changes ever – though, it feels pretty close to that. The banner impression no longer shouts its presence. It never was about standing out amongst the chatter of the web or vying for attention. And this site certainly was never about convention.

But about renewal..

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