my philosophy

as i experience more (life) and (hopefully) become wiser by experience, i find that i lean further towards a particular stance, which seems to be getting stronger with time. i have arrived at this independently. i also realise that others have trodden this path before (much longer and much deeper 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
We… focus on simplicity, clarity and frugality. Our philosophy is about keeping things simple, minimal and usable.
http://suckless.org/philosophy & manifest

arch: The Arch Way
Simple, Elegant, User-Centric, Verstile, Expedient.
http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/The_Arch_Way_v2.0

ratpoison: the antidesktop?
Forget about desktop decor, senseless glitter, and animations. Enjoy the extra speed of those CPU cycles that were wasted on the [[GUI?]]. Say goodbye (and good riddance) to the rodent and welcome the ultimate interface to your computer…
http://ratpoison.antidesktop.net/

uzbl: introduction
Any program can only be really useful if it complies with the Unix philosophy. Web browsers… are frequent violators of this principle:
http://www.uzbl.org/readme.php

this philosophy, though referring to inanimate computer programs, is equally relevant to the human society and wider civilisation. we can not program human beings/society and selfish/corrupt desires, though they try! but, we can try to educate, enlighten, and set them free to embrace life…

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