My favorite e-mails are the ones with lots of exclamation points. It’s usually a sign that someone is quite enthusiastic about the program they want to share. Or quite incensed at something I wrote. 😦
karl sent an orchard of exclamation points (happy ones, that is) on Saturday along with a note about color-invaders.sh, which apparently has its roots on the Crunchbang forums.
And there you can see my very bland color scheme, which probably wouldn’t win any exclamation points from karl.
Aside from drawing the classic invaders in colors that you have set for your shell, color-invaders.sh doesn’t really do much. And there are lots of similar tools, that really only show what colors you set, so you can see if your desktop is something worth sharing with the wide, wide world. 😕
Part of karl’s enthusiasm though, was for a website that lets you experiment with colors and returns the codes necessary to implement them. karl didn’t say where that came from or if it was his own invention, but I don’t think it is.
I am sure there are other sites that similarly streamline the coding portion of custom shell colors; if there is a better one, feel free to mention it. And if you have a script or tool that displays shell colors in a more inventive fashion, pass it along too.
I am sure at least one person — mostly likely karl! — would be happy! to hear about them!
P.S.: For what it’s worth, I don’t usually run a custom color scheme, and that’s by choice. A long time ago I was looking at the colors in a program and wondering why some things were hard to see, and realized I had inadvertently mashed two similar colors together, making the program somewhat difficult to read. I keep it plain now. Sorry, karl. 😉