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[21:12:43] <dingo^> :%s/<div onclick=\"window.location=...\">/<a href=>/g
[21:12:59] <dingo^> read a great article today by a blind guy
[21:13:06] <dingo^> berkeley mathmatician comp sci guy
[21:13:15] <Baastuul> What'd he have to say?
[21:13:15] <dingo^> how he still uses ed to this day
[21:13:23] <dingo^> and made his own app to browse the web, that operates like ed
[21:13:25] <dingo^> you know ed?
[21:13:40] <Baastuul> I'm afraid not!
[21:13:49] <dingo^> its 'editor', the unix editor, it came before vi, the visiual form of ed
[21:13:55] <dingo^> it works line by line
[21:14:04] <Baastuul> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_%28text_editor%29
[21:14:05] <Baastuul> This?
[21:14:08] <dingo^> must be
[21:14:18] <dingo^> regular expressions, vi, less key commands even
[21:14:20] <dingo^> all stem from ed
[21:14:29] <dingo^> if you know how to use ed, you can use 90% of the command line interfaces in unix
[21:14:33] <dingo^> just by guessing the keys
[21:14:41] <Baastuul> I have to admit I really don't know much anything at all about Unix.
[21:14:54] <dingo^> anyway he made his own ed, with perl-like regular expression support
[21:15:01] <dingo^> and multifile support to do copy and paste easier
[21:15:06] <Baastuul> Hmmm!
[21:15:09] <dingo^> and a build in web browser, where you can jump around the web page
[21:15:10] <Baastuul> What's the name of this guy?
[21:15:25] <dingo^> the article on "openbsd for the blind" on www.undeadly.org
[21:15:38] <dingo^> in the first or second paragraph links to the guy's website talking about 'edbrowse', his program
[21:15:50] <dingo^> its interesting for someone like me
[21:16:01] <dingo^> i very much support cryptic one-dimensional interfaces
[21:16:13] <dingo^> the future of mobile phones, high-latency radio telecommunications, etc. depend on it
[21:16:19] <dingo^> try to use windows on a mobile phone! phaw!
[21:16:34] <dingo^> he complains that the gui's and interfaces all are going the way of 2 dimensional icon representations
[21:16:59] <dingo^> and you end up with $30,000 worth of screen readers and hardware to help you use two dimensional user interfaces
[21:17:04] <dingo^> designed for people with sight
[21:17:18] <dingo^> frankly, the internet was more blind-friendly when it was gopher
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[23:12:33] <Colourless> so much spam...
[23:12:45] <Colourless> and with bad crude jokes too
[23:12:55] <Colourless> don't fool me though
[23:40:00] <dingo^> ..?
[23:41:08] <Sevalecan> heh
[23:41:12] <Sevalecan> so like
[23:41:15] <Sevalecan> I idle in here
[23:41:18] <Sevalecan> and never ever talk :)