I think I will make a #plan9 cookbook with a bunch of examples files like I did for Think Pascal and 6502 Assembly.
I know I told myself I wouldn't waste time doing this but the #plan9 babyblue was NOT calming me down, at all.
Made #plan9's Acme feel a bit more confortable, hacked it a bit so shift+arrows move the selection left and right. Total game changer.
@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)
@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 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 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 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.)
@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 :)
@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 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 :)
I'm porting this little thing of mine: https://wiki.xxiivv.com/site/graf3dscene.html
So I can keep progressing on this:
I'm actually almost done, I just have to finish implementing scale(), translate() and rotate(). I should be done today.
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