A #plan9 sort of day.
Gathering a bunch of examples, I want to learn to make little graphical apps.
AWYEAH, that's it.
Teaching myself how to mod rio. Added wallpapers support from scratch today. Plan9 is amazing, it's everything I was promised, it's now my main daily driver.
@neauoire they don't say what colorspace those colors in the plan9 code are specified in, so you have no idea if you're even looking at the correct color.
(You aren't, because sRGB, which your display uses, was only created in 1996)
@cancel Black and white is timeless.
@neauoire Mostly... be careful about dot gain :)
@neauoire Looking good!
@neauoire By daily driver, do you mean for e.g. email and web browsing also?
@tty Yeah :) I've got it setup so I can do both of these things right now. Email is a bit tricky since our company email is a gmail, but I'm trying to sort that out now. It still works, but it throws a ton of errors that makes it hard to read anything properly.
@neauoire Also, omigosh, you can cat /dev/screen to get the pixels? That's.. just.. so beautiful.
@neauoire WHY DON'T ALL COMPUTERS WORK THIS WAY
@tty I know right!! Have you read The Art Of Unix Programming?
@neauoire Yes! I read it maybe ~4 years ago, and still refer back to it once and a while.
@neauoire do you have any good resources for undertanding and starting to use it? ive been wanting to try neindaw, but i havent been able to convince myself that installing plan9 would be worth it.
@neauoire I'm surprised you don't complain about that font. I find it hard to read.
@cancel I KNOW! It's so bad, I need to change the monospace one, the other one I like a lot.
@neauoire Maybe you can get Geneva 9pt on there somehow? The Mac one, which is used by default in THINK Pascal and other proportional text editors.
@neauoire There's probably some utility program that can convert bitmap fonts to the format Plan9 uses.
@cancel Yeah it's already on there, but last time I change the font it totally broke and I had to make a fresh image, so I'm a bit weary of trying that again.
I'm currently learning how to use the string tools in plan9 C, once I've understood it, I'll take another stab
@neauoire Oh wow, interesting
@neauoire A couple of months ago, because I'm still having to use monospace text editors most of the time, I ended up making my own monospace font for tiny screens based on the version of Monaco from System 7, but shaved off a pixel of height, and added a bold variant (without increasing width.)
@cancel I love it!! Can I have it?
@neauoire Yeah, what format? I can send it in BDF, or Windows .fon
@cancel I'm not sure what format plan9 takes, it just says .font? Is that a common thing?
@neauoire It's probably its own format
@neauoire are you using legacy plan 9 or 9front? By the way I’m trying to create some kind of tilde server at gemini://9til.de, hopefully I’ll figure out the basics soon enough to launch it before the end of the summer :)
@glenda legacy for now :)
@solderpunk @neauoire I secretly wish I can have you as some kind of guinea piggies for 9til.de as you know how to run this stuff :) I have most of the services figured out but still need to iron out some stuff like basic welcome documentation and so on. Unfortunately August is one of the busiest month for me so we’ll see what I can achieve🤞
@glenda @neauoire I am happy to help if you need, but there's certainly no rush! I know very little about Plan 9. I am not sure how much pubnix admin experience would transfer across. Welcome documentation should be pretty easy, though, stick it in a world-readable directory somewhere and mention that location in the MOTD, I assume Plan 9 has some equivalent of that?
@solderpunk yes I was thinking of something like what you did for the zaibatsu orientation with a MOTD and/or a man page. This will clearly be a space where everyone learns from each other and I love this idea!
@neauoire I've wondered about the plan9 port: do you have to manually resize the partitions or does it do it automatically like most other OSes on the pi do?
@ari Mhmm, I'm not techically savy enough to answer this :(
@neauoire That's fair. You haven't run into space issues though? I might give it a shot tonight.
@ari No, I run it on a 8GB SD card and it's almost totally empty, the OS is about 200mb? Every little script I make is about 1kb, all my music runs off a USB stick.
@henesy Oh wow! That's just what I wanted, I was about to re-implement all this which was a total chore for me, I'll use that instead. Thanks :)
@neauoire happy to help :)
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