.... The modern age isn't exactly friendly for those who, like myself, stubbornly refuse to use a real web browser, text editor, or IM application. What can I say? Terminals are just more convenient like that. A keyboard shortcut and a brief burst of typing can do just about anything you want. Except display images... Or play games more complicated than Tic-Tac-Toe... Or render a video... Or use a mouse...

But the terminal, as any Linux (or particularly anal Mac OSX) user will inform you, is an elegant weapon from a more civilized age, as it were. A weapon that fell out of use for general purpose tasks right around the time when rendering polygons didn't eat up half a computer's CPU cycles and images over 100 by 100 pixels didn't take hours to load from an internet connection. But, under the right circumstances, and with the right utilities, a command line can be brought into the 21st century, with all the