my philosphy

as i experience more in life and (hopefully) become wiser by experience, i find that i am leaning towards a particular stance, which seems to be getting stronger with time. i have arrived at this independently, but i also realise that others have trodden this path before (and long before and much more than) me. i find my philosophy epitomised by the ones below:

unix: The Unix Philosophy
Write programs that do one thing and do it well. Write programs to work together. Write programs to handle text streams, because that is a universal interface.

suckless: Suck Less Philosophy
focus on simplicity, clarity and frugality
Our philosophy is about keeping things simple, minimal and usable.
http://suckless.org/manifest/

arch: The Arch Way
simple, elegant, versatile, expedient
http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/The_Arch_Way_v2.0

ratpoison: the antidesktop?
no fat library dependencies, no fancy graphics, no window decorations, and no rodent dependence. All windows are maximized inside their frames to take full advantage of your precious screen real estate.
http://nongnu.org/ratpoison

uzbl:
purely functional
Any program can only be really useful if it complies with the Unix philosophy. Web browsers are frequent violators of this principle. Uzbl project was started as an attempt to resolve this.
http://www.uzbl.org/readme.php

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