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The Last Days Of Man On Earth

Minion, Crimson Text and Source Sans

I’ve been looking into typesetting and fonts recently. I looked at different books to see which fonts they use, and I absolutely prefer Minion. Minion is a commercial font inspired by classical roman serifs, and it is a joy to read.

Thankfully, there is a free alternative that looks very similar. It is called Crimson Text, and is available on Google Fonts.

Serifs tend to look good when paired with a bold sans-serif, and i happen to like Source Sans, which is also free. So there you go, this page is now using those two fonts.

This is the homepage of Jostein Berre Eliassen

It is also a notepad of randomness. The visual style was originally inspired by a geeky site called weblog.sh.

I made a hacky blog file format

I made a new “blog” “engine” for this notepad. I woke up with the desire to create a blogging tool where you keep all the content in one large file, and keep adding entries at the top. This is the basic file format:

>>> 2015 11 28
>>> Entry title [article] [programming] {draft}
Some content using *markdown*.

>>> Another entry on the same day [random]
And so on...

Finding entries is as easy as searching for [tag_name], {mark_name} or >>> YYYY MM DD. The file can be split up if you absolutely need to, but the idea is to have everything together, and use your editor to navigate.

The engine is work in progres. .You you will find it in the source code for this page if you’re interested.

I want a programming language that..

  • can be dynamically redefined at runtime, including the syntax
  • integrates interpreter, compiler and compiled program
  • is strongly typed without anyone noticing it
  • defines its functional aspects imperatively
  • ..and its imperative aspects functionally
  • distinguishes naturally between defininition and execution
  • lets you express what you are thinking
  • provides universal names for anonymous constructs

An artificial map with geographic features named after movies

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videofoundfontsdesignsoftwareprogrammingoutputideaimage

video:
<div style='position:relative;padding-bottom:57%'><iframe src='https://gfycat.com/ifr/CreamyLinearCommabutterfly' frameborder='0' scrolling='no' width='100%' height='100%' style='position:absolute;top:0;left:0;' allowfullscreen></iframe></div>
The weatherman
The Last Days Of Man On Earth

found:
The weatherman
The Last Days Of Man On Earth
A nice desktop linux distro
An artificial map with geographic features named after movies

fonts:
Minion, Crimson Text and Source Sans

design:
Minion, Crimson Text and Source Sans

software:
A nice desktop linux distro

programming:
I made a hacky blog file format
I want a programming language that..

output:
I made a hacky blog file format

idea:
I want a programming language that..

image:
An artificial map with geographic features named after movies