From: Andy Kosela <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: William Corcoran <email@example.com>
Cc: "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: [TUHS] cathode
Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 11:05:54 +0200 [thread overview]
Message-ID: <CALMnNGjthv_esjQNcN3M5ygGatLrUqLOGCK6a2xRQBrQAfLWQA@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
On 9/18/19, William Corcoran <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Hello TUHS on Tues.,
> Warren Toomey suggested I let the group know about a utility that exists at
> least for iMacs and IOS devices.
> It’s called “cathode” and you can find it on the Apple App Store. Please
> forgive me if this has already been mentioned.
> This utility provides for an xterm window that looks like the display an old
> *tube. You can set the curvature of the glass, the glow, various scan
> techniques, 9600 speed, and so on.
> It adds that extra dimension to give the look and feel of working on early
> UNIX with a tube.
I used to run it, but I noticed it sucks battery like crazy. In the
end I compromised on running X with good ol xterm on my MacBook. It
is much more lightweight.
Plus it is impossible to create a realistic CRT experience on LCD,
especially in widescreen. All terminals were 4:3 and rather small
from today point of view, but the sizes were just perfect for full
screen text modes.
I have tons of old terminals and CRT VGA monitors just so I can work
on a real thing. There is something magical about the glow of
phosphor on those old tubes.
next prev parent reply other threads:[~2019-09-18 9:06 UTC|newest]
Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested] mbox.gz Atom feed top
2019-09-18 1:40 William Corcoran
2019-09-18 3:27 ` Lars Brinkhoff
2019-09-18 14:01 ` Clem Cole
2019-09-18 8:31 ` Angelo Papenhoff
2019-09-18 10:24 ` Hugh Pyle
2019-09-18 9:05 ` Andy Kosela [this message]
2019-09-18 9:12 ` Steve Nickolas
2019-09-18 15:45 ` Adam Thornton
2019-09-18 15:35 ` Paul Winalski
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