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tyleretters / gist:4afce9589dd9750300e6
Created Feb 27, 2015
DI-WHY?: How To Work With What You Have and The Beauty of Limitation
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By: Tyler Etters
You know, I had a typewriter once. I was around 8 or 9. It wasn't a 'real' typewriter, though, not one of those clickity-clackity typewriters. Sure you still put a piece of paper in it, and sure it took ink ribbons (yeah, just like in Resident Evil), but it didn't make the noises. Nor was it mechanical per se. Nor did it break down and require WD-40.
It was a hybrid digital one - you would type, and your letters would appear on a little 16 character alphanumeric screen one at a type. Once you got to the typing the 17th character, the first character you typed would be printed on the piece of paper. In this way, you would presumably have time to detect any typos before they made it out of the digital buffer and into the real world.
Several years later, my dearest friend had a real typewriter and used it for college essays. Yeah he had a computer. Yeah he had a printer. But he preferred to work with the typewriter. It helped him think.
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tyleretters / .bash_profile
Created Oct 12, 2013
tse .bash_profile v2013-10-12
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# tse .bash_profile v2013-10-12
# color escape codes
normal="\[\e[0m\]"
nobg="m\]"
blackbg=";40m\]"
redbg=";41m\]"
greenbg=";42m\]"
brownbg=";43m\]"
bluebg=";44m\]"
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tyleretters / .vimrc
Created Oct 11, 2013
tse .vimrc v2013-10-11
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" tse vimrc v2013-10-11
colorscheme pablo
filetype indent on
filetype on
filetype plugin on
let &t_Co=256
set nocompatible
set encoding=utf-8
set expandtab
set hidden
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