Ian Ward's email:
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In this release the scale maximum has been moved to above 1GB/s (for all the people with really fast network adapters out there) and a number of small improvements were made.
UPDATE: Code for this project is now on github and patches are being accepted!
Announcing XTerm Colour Chart 2.0 “Old and busted: Colour Cubes. New hotness: Colour Cows” release.
The script has been completely rewritten. It now requires python 2.3 or later
optparse command-line parsing module.
Many new features have been added to this version:
I recently put together a page with some wedding photos and I wanted to create something a little different than the standard web photo galleries you can find everywhere. I decided to lay out the thumbnails overlapping and clustered on the page, based on their subjects.
My first thought was to mock-up the page using Inkscape then copy and paste coordinates and sizes from its interface. Fortunately Inkscape's file format is dead-simple and all I had to do was write a little script and I could generate HTML and thumbnails straight from my Inkscape layout.
UPDATE a new version is available, see: XTerm 256-Colour Chart 2.0
I have written a small utility that can display a chart of the 256 colours supported by XTerm or the 88 colours supported by Rxvt.
Instead of the usual sliced-colour-cube view of the available colours, I decided to “unwrap” the cube. The shape of the chart is irregular for this reason. Unwrapping the cube in this way separates out the neutral colours from the colours on the outside of the cube.
After eight years as a static page with a bunch of links, excess.org has gone dynamic. I've used the Django web development framework and my own Templayer HTML templating library to update the site. I hope to use this page to announce updates to my projects and write occasionally about things I am working on.
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