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commit 8206649651aed66a1f87abbb04f0ecd2a54e1de4 (patch)
parent 2321a97ccd1be177414f5e29b0c3b1fe1d711126
Author: Alex Karle <>
Date:   Sat,  9 Apr 2022 23:44:24 -0400

theme: Turn on the lights (drop NO_COLOR)

Well, I gave it a good run. I tried forcing monochrome output in most of
my apps. And while it was certainly an interesting experience of
blending everything into "pure text", I found myself maybe the tiniest
bit less effecient in finding things in output / on the screen and it
was hard to justify when pairing with teammates.

That said, going back to regular colors has also been sometimes
overwhelming, which is interesting. So many bright lights! Maybe I'll
tone down the colorscheme.

There was something really cool about "the only color you see is now
more visible". Like I used a subtle pink for syntax errors and it was
reallllly clear when my code was borked.

In the wise words of my friend Cal: "I feel like humans evolved to see
color for a reason, see color, so why not use that to our advantage?"

M.config/nvim/init.lua | 2+-
M.cwmrc | 5-----
M.gitconfig | 3---
M.shrc | 1-
M.tmux.conf | 15---------------
MREADME | 7-------
6 files changed, 1 insertion(+), 32 deletions(-)

diff --git a/.config/nvim/init.lua b/.config/nvim/init.lua @@ -1,5 +1,5 @@ -- init.lua ; my nvim config -vim.cmd [[colorscheme acme]] +vim.cmd [[colorscheme default]] -- Persistent undo files in ~/.local/share/nvim/undo vim.opt.undofile = true diff --git a/.cwmrc b/.cwmrc @@ -4,11 +4,6 @@ command term /usr/local/bin/st command firefox /usr/local/bin/firefox -# Look (plan9 rio(1) inspired) -borderwidth 4 -color activeborder "#55aaaa" -color inactiveborder "#9eeeee" - # Bindings # start fresh -- no alarms and no surprises unbind-key all diff --git a/.gitconfig b/.gitconfig @@ -11,9 +11,6 @@ [difftool.vimdiff] path = nvim -[color] - ui = false - [alias] co = checkout b = branch diff --git a/.shrc b/.shrc @@ -6,6 +6,5 @@ HISTSIZE=100000 export EDITOR=${EDITOR:-ed} export VISUAL=${VISUAL:-vi} export PAGER=${PAGER:-less} -export NO_COLOR=1 alias ll='ls -lahF' diff --git a/.tmux.conf b/.tmux.conf @@ -54,23 +54,8 @@ bind-key | split-window -c "#{pane_current_path}" -h bind-key - split-window -c "#{pane_current_path}" -v bind-key c new-window -c "#{pane_current_path}" -# Allow coloring panes like sam(1) -bind-key B set-option -p window-style bg=#EAFFFF,fg=#000000 -bind-key Y set-option -p window-style bg=#FFFFEB,fg=#000000 - # Start numbers at 1 (like the keyboard), and reorder on close set-option -g base-index 1 set-option -g renumber-windows on -# Use plan9 rio(1) inpired colors! -set-option -g status-style bg=#EAFFFF,fg=#000000 -set-option -g pane-active-border-style fg=#8888cc -set-option -g message-command-style bg=#EAFFEA,fg=#000000 -set-option -g message-style bg=#EAFFEA,fg=#000000 -set-option -g mode-style bg=#EEEE9E,fg=#000000 -set-option -g copy-mode-match-style bg=#EEEE9E,fg=#000000 -set-option -g copy-mode-mark-style bg=#EEEE9E,fg=#000000 -set-option -g copy-mode-current-match-style bg=#6aa7a8,fg=#000000 -set-option -g pane-border-lines heavy - if-shell "test -e ~/.tmux.conf.local" "source-file ~/.tmux.conf.local" diff --git a/README b/README @@ -20,15 +20,8 @@ Some mildly-interesting reasons to look inside: * I'm slowly integrating a plan9-style plumber with tmux(1) -* As of 2022-02, I'm piloting NO_COLOR=1 to see what all the - hype is about [1]. I'm using acme(1) inspired tones from - plan9 and go-fonts for fun [2]. - * Configs are tested on OpenBSD and Linux. Most scripts are POSIX sh(1) though and should be portable. * There's an emphasis on small, reusable, and keyboard-driven tools. - -[1]: -[2]: