Linked by David Adams on Fri 5th Aug 2011 16:08 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces A couple of days ago I read a blog post by Stephen Ramsay, a professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a Fellow at the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities. In it, he mentions that he has all but abandoned the GUI and finds the command line to be "faster, easier to understand, easier to integrate, more scalable, more portable, more sustainable, more consistent, and many, many times more flexible than even the most well-thought-out graphical apps." I found this very thought-provoking, because, like Ramsay, I spend a lot of time thinking about "The Future of Computing," and I think that the CLI, an interface from the past, might have a place in the interface of the future.
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Powershell vs Bash
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Fri 5th Aug 2011 18:25 UTC
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PowerShell the MS CLI scripting language/environment was sorta kinda developed to be easier to use than good ole bash. They have longer command names to make things easier, work with objects instead of text. All things that make sense.

... Except I don't like it. Maybe its because I've been using bash forever. Maybe because I think its because in trying to be easier to use, its lost its simplicity in use. Ie faster to learn but more complex in the data structures = frustration some how. I can't really explain it. Its like trying to explain why 1+1 is not always two. Maybe I'm in a funky vector space with an non positive definite metric.

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