I was finishing up a morning entry1 and about to begin packing my bag for the day. Before I left, I randomly ran this command in my terminal:
Of course, the astute reader would ask, “why not just use
ls” directly? I have
no reasoning outside of me just experimenting with different tools to get better
at using the shell over overloaded GUI tools.
That sentiment - understanding the NLUI2 over re-learning different GUIs everywhere I go (macOS / OS X, Linux, CentOS) - feels extremely more valuable, intuitive and more transitive than attempting to understand the GUI and its operation.
It’s a random sentiment, but yes, 100 blog posts and counting. Maybe I’ll reach a thousand one of these days if social media doesn’t end up replacing blogs.