oh, carla schroeder likes i3wm ;)
hm, yes, fwvm was my first wm too.
I quickly advanced to afterstep, which offered some kind of eye candie; then windowmaker, which was there for quiet a while.
After having tried Ratpoison (YES, I LIKE THAT NAME!!!!111eleven) for a week or so, a friend of mine showed me ion (in the pre-1 releases) which I liked. I never warmed up with that lua driven crap, and my routines wouldn't work with more recent versions, so I remained with the 0.7 version, which I last compiled successfully when wheezy was terribly unstable.
Then I saw a speech of Michael Stapelberg, Initiator of i3wm.org (meanwhile the ion developer Auke somewhat publicly switched to the Redmond OS) on the FrosCon and liked it.
So now here we are. its modern, well documented, uses library in common which citserver uses - I like it!
Enlightenment was always my go to favorite. Love the fact they are still hacking on it after all these years. Always made me think, this is kinda like flying an alien space ship. After I was done playing, I did fall back to more simple fvwm and even more simple fvwm95 or something like that. Turns out I don't need all the fancy bits to get work done. It was mostly for playing around with strange menu options etc.
On the same plane / tangent: I did like the interface for killing procs that psdoom had:
I think more tools should be like that in the sysadmin world. It would make the day more enjoyable :-)
The man page for resize2fs(8) is *awesome*
Note: when kilobytes is used above, I mean real, power-of-2 kilobytes,
(i.e., 1024 bytes), which some politically correct folks insist should
be the stupid-sounding ``kibibytes''. The same holds true
megabytes, also sometimes known as ``mebibytes'', or gigabytes, as the
amazingly silly ``gibibytes''. Makes you want to gibber, doesn't it?
Whoever invented the stupid names for binary multiples is probably the same person who invented "CE/BCE" and all of the stupid sounding gender-nonspecific pronouns.
Stupid rounding to save the idjots that can't multiply.
I've been playing a little prank... alert threshholds in our admin console are specified in decimal, in *bytes*
So every time a memory alert needs to be changed, I'll whip out the calculator and calculate the decimal value of 512M (power-of-two)...
Makes for some interestingly unreadable values. ;-)
If the sysadmin is old enough to remember the inchworm song (and had an 8 bit computer), it would not be unfamiliar ground :-)
Whoever invented the stupid names for binary multiples is probably the
same person who invented "CE/BCE" and all of the stupid sounding
CE/BCE is a pretty old Jewish construct, indicating "Common Era/Before Common Era" rather than "Before Christ/Anno Domine"...and we Jews would prefer that you leave us out of the whole political correctness discussion, if you please.
We've got enough going on. LOL
Imagine having to translate all those epochs in a computer program that's just trying to calculate the current date.
Advantage of the Jewish calendar: would have completely sidestepped the "Y2K" nonsense of some years ago.
DisadvantageS of the Jewish calendar:
1) no Christmas Vacation
2) no Easter Vacation
and the biggest disadvantage...
3) thirteen (???) months!
Oh, and there is another advantage -- *all* those Holidays --- yum!!!! (yes - I *love* Jewish food!)
But, if you're going to use a calendar whose epoch is the birth of Christ, there's no getting around calling it the Christian calendar. Words have meanings.
Don't make me get snarky and have Citadel display all dates with years relative to the birth of Hitler, ok?
Hmm... Hitler's birth as an epoch... that's interesting...
has 30 days, at the end of the year with have five catch-up days where everyone gets a vacation. Every four
years there is a mustard day.
We would also switch to a dozenal/duodecimal system.
I could go with the dozenal/duodecimal system. It would seriously help make arithmetic much easier.
Damn the French.