Sunday, June 17, 2012

Linus Torvalds is my hero

I’m a big fan of Linus Torvalds, not only for what he did with Linux, but also for his figure, particularly his lack of tenderness. His thoughts about C++ are legendary already, and that impressed me to the point that today I’m writing mostly ANSI C code.

Now, during a talk at Aalto University in Finland, he voiced about the lack of support Nvidia has given Linux, and his zero-diplomacy balls have striked loudly again. For my personal delight, I must admit, since I had a problem with a Nvidia video card driver on my Ubuntu just a couple months ago, to which I simply shrugged after days of pain.

Listen to the man:

And Nvidia, fuck you!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Nu Sans programming font

I’ve just discovered out the Nu Sans monospace font on a Reddit discussion regarding the Mensch font – which is also a good font. However, Nu Sans caught my attention when I tested it on Visual Studio 2008 because it has that Lucida Console feel: a large font within small line height. And this is good for programming, because you can fit more lines on the screen. The TTF of the link above is a demo without accents, but it’s pretty usable.

So I just found a new font for my programming font collection.