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    A (non-free) alternative I’ve been using quite happily for a while now is Deckset. Same kind of idea, write your presentation using Markdown with some idiosyncrasies and then Deckset can apply a number of themes. Works well.

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      Woah, thanks for that. Great find.

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      Ah, fonts - short of color schemes and ultimately editor (if you aren’t using acme-colors.vim you can go to hell), the best argument we can have. And this is a cool way to visualize them.

      When I use a monospace font I’ve been a long-time M+ 1m user, and am glad to see it represented up there.

      I’m really interested in OCR A Extended, though. I just tried it and It’s exceptionally readable at small sizes - unsurprisingly, I guess, given the need for it to be unambiguous for the purpose at hand. if I can make it a bit thinner (a la M+ 1m), bump the kerning up and maybe add a few fillips like a slash in the zero I may have The Ultimate Font. Does anyone have experience in font editing? That’s a dark art I’ve never looked at…

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        Nothing brightens up my morning’s coffee quite like seeing a couple of posts on here or HN regarding fonts ;) I do like starting my day off with a worthwhile bit of yak-shaving.

        Personally though I always come back to PragmataPro. It’s extraordinarily well featured and looks great at almost all sizes and resolutions.

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        It’s not free, but Operator Mono SSm is my personal favorite.

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          I ran this for a few weeks and the novelty of it soon wore off. I like that it has some personality (specifically the italics) but really didn’t find it especially pleasant to use.

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            I do like the look of it, but the price is rather high - $199 for a single computer. Yikes! For $20 I’d be tempted, but not at that price.

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            Now to wait for the sidebar patch to be finished for 1.6…

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              Good news - the neomutt project has you covered.

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                Wow - did not know about that one. Thanks. Looks good!

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              I’m surprised to see a “design” type foundry make a typeface and talk about using it as a UI font for development, since their primary market (and their price-point) is aimed at selling to design shops that need to buy one or two weights of some niche thing for a project and then never use it again. Most developer fonts are “system” fonts, paid for by a corporation and given away as part of a larger thing (Lucida Console, Monaco, Bitstream Vera Sans Mono, Droid Mono, Source Code Pro), or hobbyist typographers giving away their work for free (Inconsolata, Envy Code R, Monoid).

              The only other instance I know of where a “design” type foundry released a “developer”-oriented typeface is Input and even then developers are allowed to use it as a UI font for free.

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                There’s also venerable (yet often overlooked) PragmataPro.

                Hoefler’s font looks great, I’d love to give it ago but that price does indeed seem to miss the mark for their intended audience.

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                  LOL I thought it was 200 euro for the one font, when it’s a whole family of fonts. PHEW. You can get just one for like 20 bucks, they really should remove the 200 as the default, scary as fuck.

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                  That absolutely explains the price point.

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                  I love this series, and have all of them. Highly recommend datasette and Com Truise.

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                    +1 for Com Truise. All of his stuff is great, although of particular interest to this demographic is his ‘Komputer Cast’ podcast series.

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                      Thanks! Not sure how that happened actually, given I clicked the button to grab the title from the URL.

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                      If people are interested in ARM development, DataCentred in the UK have virtualised AArch64 instances available on their OpenStack public cloud: http://www.datacentred.co.uk/datacentred-world-first-openstack-public-cloud-on-64-bit-arm-servers/

                      Full disclosure: I work for DataCentred.

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                        Is is possible to get free/cheap access for Open Source projects? I’d be interested.

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                          Yup, absolutely. Shoot me a message with some details.

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                          I’ve found this to be very useful for crafting a ‘handsome’ resume from a bit of Markdown.

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                            That (currently) redirects to a 404 on Github. I’m guessing it was supposed to end up here: https://github.com/rsms/sol

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                              Github Pages were down for a few. The link should be working again.