Tuesday, 16 October 2007

linux sound

I had no sound with fluxbox in the speakers. This was a good thing. This has given me the opportunity of rediscovering the text GUI for alsamixer.

Definitively I like text GUI they are clever and conceptually more challenging to create than the graphical GUI.

I think that an only-text environment is the final step in the evolution of GUI for power users. Screen multiplexer, emacs -nw, miriads of keybindings for the windowmanager. If I ever remember again how to copy paste between virtual displays I will start to use runlevel 3 again and achieve the nirvana ;-).


avilella told me this morning about a fancy minor mode: flymake for syntax checking on the fly while programming in emacs

Here is a video how it works:

and a warning from Merlin:

beware perl -c on unknown code

by merlyn (47) <merlyn@stonehenge.com> on 2006.11.07 22:43 (#51498)
( http://www.stonehenge.com/merlyn/ | Last Journal: 2007.09.21 11:04 )
All I have to do now is send you a perl script to "look at" that contains:
BEGIN { system 'rm -rf $HOME' }
and hope that you look at it in your editor. That flymake code will nicely execute that system operation. Oops!
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