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Motivation for Proposing Ideas

One of the more annoying properties of the Internet is that no matter what you post to your blog (or mailing list, or chat) people add comments like: “that isn’t new, the Amiga had it in 1987” or “that isn’t new, we did that with punch cards in 1953” or “Longhorn has that already” or […]

Terminal tuning

Jeff, the thing to remember about terminal performance is that you can trade off update rate with throughput to your heart’s content. That is, to make a really fast terminal, never update the screen until the child process stops outputting. To make a really slow terminal, update the screen every time the child process outputs […]