I release all my projects into the Public Domain with this.
The Unlicense is the most liberal open-source "license" and you should use it if you want to maximize the potential applicability, and thus relevance and impact, of your projects.
Avoid the GPL at all costs! You'd just silently lose users left and right for no reason!
If you feel you can't use the Unlicense for some obscure reason, then the MIT license is a good second choice. It's very liberal and, most importantly, very short.
Personally, I consider any license longer than 2 pages to be suspect and a liability. Maybe that's because I'm a programmer and not a lawyer.
I used the TypeMatrix 2030 exclusively from January 2008 to March 2020, but the Planck EZ is at least 20x better!
I am using a heavily customized, original configuration of my own design. I highly recommend the Planck EZ to all serious computer professionals.
I touchtype Dvorak at around 80wpm.
Dvorak is a MASSIVELY superior alternative to clunky old Qwerty, in every respect except popularity.
Significant Dvorak efficiency and ergonomy gains compared to Qwerty:
- 70% of strokes on home row. With Dvorak, you can type tons of common words just with the home row. Not so with Qwerty.
- Optimizes for hand alternation, which increases rhythm and reduces errors and pain.
- Optimizes for using stronger fingers such as index more than weaker fingers such as pinky.
- Optimizes for natural and speedy "finger rolls" from "exterior" to "interior".
- Optimizes for common digraphs.
- Optimizes for minimizing "jumps" from the top row to the bottom row and vice-versa.
- Optimizes for using the right hand a bit more as it's typically the stronger hand.
"AOEUI" is in a nice line on the home row on the left, which is logical and makes the layout easier to learn.
"Y" is just on top of "I", which is also logical. Qwerty scatters vowels pretty much randomly.
In short, Dvorak was designed scientifically to optimize many important things, there's some thought to the design.
In contrast, Qwerty is a basically random arrangement of letters.
Fun fact: the letters in the top row spell out "TYPEWRITER". Talk about some marketing bullshit!
I should expand on this in one or more articles...
"A tiling, keyboard driven X11 Window Manager written entirely in Common Lisp."
Basically, this extends Emacs to the whole GUI. Needless to say, this is freaking AWESOME!
StumpWM also draws inspiration from the "screen" terminal multiplexer, another awesome program I use daily, albeit in basic ways.
I've been using this exclusively since 2008 and I can't imagine living without it (or a superior replacement) ever again!
My raw and undocumented
.stumpwmrc init file is released into the Public Domain.
The best programmer's editor available today!
My raw and undocumented
.emacs init file is released into the Public Domain.
Required to use open-source Common Lisp implementations properly. No excuses!
By the way, M-x slime-cheat-sheet is still as under-advertised as ever!
By far the most popular Common Lisp implementation.
It's open-source (mostly Public Domain), reliable, very fast, and well-supported by its maintainers and library authors.
The One True Way to download and install Common Lisp libraries. Period!
Debian Mate is like Ubuntu, except without the incessant ballbusting.
It's a really nice and productive Gnome 2 style environment, the pinnacle of usability!