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Re: Speeding up Emacs load time

From: Dan Espen
Subject: Re: Speeding up Emacs load time
Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2013 08:36:55 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.1 (gnu/linux)

Dmitry Gutov <> writes:

> Dan Espen <> writes:
>>> I take it you've been using dark terminals, themes, etc, while switching
>>> to applications with different levels of contrast and back, for quite a
>>> few years now. Right?
>> Yep, long, long time.
>>> How are your eyes these days? No glasses?
>> You're kidding right?  Everyone needs glasses at my age.
>> I wear 1.25/1.25 for reading and looking at the screen only,
>> otherwise my vision is perfect.
> I know I'm being unreasonable, but if you didn't need glasses, it
> would've been a strong argument against. As it is, though, I can't make
> a good guess whether you vision is worse or better than if you made an
> effort to keep levels of contrast constant.
> The fact that you didn't notice your eyes being tired doesn't mean they
> weren't. Maybe it was accompanied by a headache, and the latter was more
> pronounced. Or maybe you kept a healthy lifestyle, took necessary pauses
> every X minutes and limited work with computers to 6-8 hours a day.
> Most days, I'm behind monitor 12+ hours, and so I've found I have to pay
> attention to posture, wrist placement, neck and the eyes. And exercise,
> of course.

Keep trying.

I don't get headaches, ever.
I use the computer for work (programmer), and recreation.

Ever think that looking at bright things and dark things might
be pupil exercise?

Of course I prefer light on dark, that's why I have Emacs that way.
Firefox, I can't do much about, but the white background doesn't
bother me much.

By the way, I pound on the keyboard.
No problem there either.

What's the phrase, if it doesn't kill you, it will make you stronger.

Dan Espen

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