What terminal theme do you currently use? Do you find sometimes it’s hard to find a specific line in your screen?

I used to use normal terminal, but it’s really hard for me to find information in an all text environment.

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I first changed my theme to Homebrew (from preference)

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Black background and green text made my eyes feel better. But I thought there should be a better way to distinguish between username, file directory, status, etc.

Therefore, I researched and found a way to make using terminal easier.

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Have you ever faced these kind of situation in your lives?

  • You read a good article and want to take note of it.
  • You draft an idea for project/homework/work and need to re-edit a lot.
  • You are planning for traveling/working/to do.
  • You wish to store all your relevant documents in the same place for easy comparing.
  • Just have a thought and need to record your thoughts (handwriting, audio, or video).

I used to save my files in word documents, but the file management is so hard. I can’t find the material I want in a short period of time once the number of my file exceed a certain amount.

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“Premature optimization is the root of all evil.” – Donald Knuth

I like what Dr. Knuth said about optimization. Currently in my life, I don’t have too much time or too many choices to do optimization in lots of my situations. Because I lack a solid CS foundation (you can read the story here), I learn new stuff mostly when I face a challenge. Even though I really wish I could have taken CS classes or done some related projects, I do enjoy this “Just in time learning process.”

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