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  • cool-retro-term

    A good looking terminal emulator which mimics the old cathode display...

  • I've enjoyed using this. I don't run it for long but I do run it sometimes for the sake of nostalgia. When I do run it, I run it in full screen for the complete experience. However, to balance practicality with nostalgia, I run a tmux session with the cool-retro-term, so that once I get tired of it, I can quickly switch back to my regular terminal without losing my terminal session.

    The effects are configurable. I disable the settings named Burin, Glow Line, and RGB Shift to get crisper and less distracting experience. The RGB Shift setting is disabled for most built-in profiles anyway but enabled for some profiles like Vintage and IBM Dos. The Vintage profile is quite amusing. Everything is cranked way up. The blurry text and the incessant flickering of the screen create an unsettling impression that the monitor might break down any moment.

    By the way, if you didn't notice it the app is named cool-retro-term and it abbreviates to CRT. The app icon[1] is also a CRT followed by the cursor. Guess what else abbreviates to CRT? Yes, "cathode-ray tube" of the cathode-ray tube (CRT) computer monitors

    [1]: https://github.com/Swordfish90/cool-retro-term/blob/f157648d...

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  • panda

    The Panda TOPS-20 distribution (by PDP-10)

  • I use this a couple of times a year when I crank up my Pandas version of TOPS-20 (http://panda.trailing-edge.com/). Now that VMS is ported to x86 I may use it more!

  • windows-terminal-shaders

    A small collection of terminal shaders

  • Yea the extent to which you can make custom terminal shaders for the Windows Terminal is pretty unbelievable. This repo has a huge collection of crazy stuff (including a better CRT one):

    https://github.com/Hammster/windows-terminal-shaders

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