Me: Why yes, I'm more than happy to show you my emacs setup; I use a modified "snow" theme for my light theme and a modified "naquadah" theme for my dark theme

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Here's the snowy theme
it's a port, but fairly significant modification, of one of the really olllllld emacs-color-themes themes (before the modern tooling)

naquadah is... well, only a slight modification to the upstream naquadah, probably not worth sharing that bit

@cwebber >broken powerline coloring in the dark theme
I guess you're more of a light-theme person?

@lanodan You got me. Well, I've switched: I used to be dark-first, light-occasionally. But recently I've inverted that.

For whatever reason the spaceline theme is broken when I switch between the two. Probably a very easy fix, but I haven't bothered yet.

@lanodan Basically I switch between them depending on how my eyes feel.

@cwebber I used to try doing that but it didn't really work well, currently just use a dark theme with a nice level of contrast for me (gruvbox) and change the brightness of the screen or of the room.

@lanodan I used dark-mode only for years, but as I've gotten older I've found in certain light settings it's hard for my eyes to focus.

But the inverse is also true.

Getting older sucks. (Well, on the other hand, I can do a lot more things skills-wise than I used to.)

I'm old. What works best for me is dark themes preferably green on black and no overhead light.
I have a faint lightsource behind my monitors that only gives indirect light.

@cwebber As a fellow emacsen, I would also like to show you my Emacs setup. I use it for email (mu4e), IRC (circe), and media (EMMS) and window manager (exwm).

However, I'm currently on my OpenBSD laptop and those fancy things are not setup yet.

I have pretty bad eyesight so I use a variation of the default theme called modus operandi which has a higher contrast ratio. I use the moody-modeline because I like to have pretty graphics while keeping the vanilla look of my modeline.

@cwebber My dot files are available on my personal git server:

It's long, composed of multiple elisp files and somewhat janky with dated code.

@cwebber The only thing that's missing from Emacs, IMHO, is a web browser. I long for the day where I can just drop chromium/firefox and only live within the realm and boundaries of Emacs where I hack everything with Lisp code and reuse the very packages I love.

Sadly, Emacs XWidgets WebKit is very janky and has security issues so I'm still stuck with running a web browser that's not Emacs :(

@cwebber Yeah, but $JOB requires interacting with JIRA, Mattermost, Slack, Web email, etc.

In case you're wondering what EXWM looks like, here's a post from last week or so:

I haven't set it up on my OpenBSD machine since I've been busy with getting Minecraft working on OpenBSD:

@yuki_is_bored Well also the only other thing missing from emacs is a security surface one can not be terrified of ;)

@yuki_is_bored I occasionally think "what would an ocap-enabled emacs look like?"

It's harder to imagine than many other applications given how many wonderful emacs kludges come from abusing dynamic scope

@cwebber Honestly, I don't mind since everything in Emacs are stuff that I run, modify and write. It's not like web browsers where you load in unknown obfuscated JavaScript that could use your machine to mine cryptocurrency.

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