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Episode 0.7.7 – Solarized and Linux on the desktop with Ethan Schoonover

Wynn sat down with Ethan Schoonover, creator of Solarized to talk about the science and design behind the wildly popular color scheme as well as his love for Arch Linux.

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Items mentioned in the show:

  • Ethan Schoonover is a freelance designer, creator of Solarized.
  • Solarized is a sixteen color palette (eight monotones, eight accent colors) designed for use with terminal and gui applications.
  • Vimscript can be intimidating for noobs.
  • The Solarized palette aims to maximize sixteen colors, providing contrast on both dark and light backgrounds
    Solarized color scheme
  • Ethan works in the CIELAB:

A Lab color space is a color-opponent space with dimension L for lightness and a and b for the color-opponent dimensions, based on nonlinearly compressed CIE XYZ color space coordinates.

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