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Old 11-11-2015, 12:23 AM   #23821
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websites with black backgrounds drive me fuking insane
It is interesting to hear varying perspectives on such matters.


The time is the mid 1990s, shortly after the earth cooled and NCSA Mosiac was released.

CSS and subsequent technologies have not yet made it commonplace for the authors of websites to override the desire of the users. Graphical browsers, if you re fortunate enough to have access to one, allow the user to specify their own preferences for how web-pages are rendered, including default font, size, and color palette.

My default presentation is a black background with green text, because it reminds me of the warm, comforting glow of a VT-220 terminal. Later, when the use of color tags became commonplace, I would adopt white text as the default.

This lasted well into the early '00s.





When I shared an apartment with two other nerds in college, we attempted to create a physical map of the internet on one large wall.

We failed, and later used that wall to map the particular TW2002 universe in which we happened to be playing at any given time.

We failed at that as well. Or, at least, we were never able to complete a comprehensive map, including all one-way tunnels, to our satisfaction.

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My default presentation is a black background with green text, because it reminds me of the war, comforting glow of a VT-220 terminal. Later, when the use of color tags became commonplace, I would adopt white text as the default.
The vt220s were really nice. I used a lot of wretched terminals. These ones (and the 3b2s they were connected to) earned my hatred for a while.



At one point, there was a terminal program for MacOS X called "GLterm", which emulated a vt220, supporting either amber or green text, and having configurable amounts of flicker and barrel distortion. Unfortunately it wasn't compatible with later versions of the OS and the author stopped updating it.

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It is interesting to hear varying perspectives on such matters.


The time is the mid 1990s, shortly after the earth cooled and NCSA Mosiac was released.

CSS and subsequent technologies have not yet made it commonplace for the authors of websites to override the desire of the users. Graphical browsers, if you re fortunate enough to have access to one, allow the user to specify their own preferences for how web-pages are rendered, including default font, size, and color palette.

My default presentation is a black background with green text, because it reminds me of the war, comforting glow of a VT-220 terminal. Later, when the use of color tags became commonplace, I would adopt white text as the default.

This lasted well into the early '00s.





When I shared an apartment with two other nerds in college, we attempted to create a physical map of the internet on one large wall.

We failed, and later used that wall to map the particular TW2002 universe in which we happened to be playing at any given time.

We failed at that as well. Or, at least, we were never able to complete a comprehensive map, including all one-way tunnels, to our satisfaction.
My website was black background with blue text. But it wasn't based on a specific "war" like yours.

The site is still up on my domain somewhere and most content remains unchanged since 1999.

Back then, I did most of my graphical design based on the tutorials of one Doc Ozone.

Photoshop Tutorials :: Hands-On Training by DocOzone

(looks shitty on this bg)
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My website was black background with blue text. But it wasn't based on a specific "war" like yours.
Haha. Non-DEC keyboard.

Some things just remain in the mind. To this day, any shell / terminal window I have open on a Windows PC is set to black background, green text. The combination just puts me in the correct mindset to operate a CLI.





I wish I could remember the brand of the terminal we set up in the lounge of the dorm my freshman year... It looked a bit like the one in codrus' post, but the color scheme was silver and black (like a TRS-80) and the keyboard was attached via a 1/4" TRS plug.

That thing was awful... Very laggy, fuzzy screen, mushy keyboard.
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I too am partial to green-on-black, from years of working with a Wyse terminal POS system.
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Moving on.
I needed a good double bit axe, so I searched online for recommendations.
Of course, everyone says Gransfors Bruk, Wetterlings etc.
Then I realized I was reading advice from a bunch of dudes who spent a ton of money on a boutique axe just to take a few limp-wristed swings at some kindling and obtain internet man status.
So I thought about who regularly has need of a good axe.
Every breathing man before the 60s that's who.
They didn't put up with shitty steal either, so I bought an old Kelly axe head.
A new handle, a few passes with the file, some finishing strokes with the sharpening puck, and she's all ready for lumberjacking/ vampire slaying.



My favorite double-bit trick is to lodge the head into a round, then swing baseball bat diameter logs into the upturned blade. It scares the **** out of people but it gets the job done
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I just felled and bucked two trees this morning. I am very satisfied, but I need to increase the edge angle on one bit.
I like to keep one edge razor sharp with about a 20 degree angle for limbing, and the other a bit more obtuse for splitting.
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I just felled and bucked two trees this morning. I am very satisfied, but I need to increase the edge angle on one bit.
I like to keep one edge razor sharp with about a 20 degree angle for limbing, and the other a bit more obtuse for splitting.


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I just felled and bucked two trees this morning. I am very satisfied, but I need to increase the edge angle on one bit.
I like to keep one edge razor sharp with about a 20 degree angle for limbing, and the other a bit more obtuse for splitting.
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Raptor 1200 amp motor controller. Supposedly is good for like 200hp with the right motor.
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Raptor 1200 amp motor controller. Supposedly is good for like 200hp with the right motor.
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Also everything else is expensive. This is hopefully a sub-$500 project.
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I actually have 2 batteries that might work for that. I plan to use one for this. And eventually convert the 82 suzuki sp400 I have to electric.
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And eventually convert the 82 suzuki sp400 I have to electric.
This is exactly the kind of insanity I'm talking about! Though I'm not sure I can get enough batteries on a chassis that size in order to get my fatass up to 55mph.

I'm thinking 72v minimum. I've got all the math and a 2-3 year old parts list somewhere, I just need the time and money to do it.
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