A potential backronym for rice is Race Inspired Cosmetic Enhancements, supposedly a term taken from the car mod community to refer to changes/mods that were done mostly for aesthetic reasons (IE performance was not affected or went down). Anyways this term has been adopted to digital interface modding, mostly the desktop customization community. It can be considered a term of sarcastic affection sometimes, because many blursed ideas come out of the inspo’d ａｅｓｔｈｅｔｉｃ wants. Over time you start to see the same trends over again, and make the same friends post and develop some “opinions” about whatcha like. As for myself, I like the control and the journey of bending the computer to my will, with the blended environment that is afforded to me with emacs in
$(date +%Y), year of the linux desktop. Getting ideas and inspo from people’s dotfiles + projects is a great part of that.
Alright, here are links to some places and people in the community.
1. Places #
This is of course not comprehensive.
#code on rizon ⋄ #rice db ⋄ #rice on rizon ⋄ #rice stats page ⋄ #rice’s wiki ⋄ /r/unixart ⋄ /r/unixporn ⋄ 2f30 ⋄ 6c37 ⋄
/g/ desktop thread ⋄
/w/ desktop thread ⋄ cyberia ⋄ dotfiles.github.io ⋄ gentoo is for ricers ⋄ list of nixers users sites ⋄ nixer’s github ⋄ nixers.net ⋄ onodera’s ricespo ⋄ pape ⋄ suckless ⋄ tatou-tatou’s themes
2. People #
These are some people I’ve encountered and maybe even stayed in touch with over the years(!), or derived inspiration from in one form or another. Given the nature of the internet, I expect many of these links will die. Additionally, I’m sure I forgot many, as this list kept getting bigger the more I thought about it.
Seraphim R.P. ⋄ addy dots ⋄ adrift ⋄ apk ⋄ baskerville dots ⋄ burntsushi ⋄ bushidoboy dots ⋄ camille dots ⋄ cosarara dots ⋄ cosumu ⋄ dcat dots ⋄ dysfigured dots ⋄ enju dots ⋄ eti dots ⋄ fyr ⋄ greduan ⋄ halfwit dots ⋄ hazel dots ⋄ icyphox dots ⋄ jiaxsun ⋄ josuah dots ⋄ jschx dots ⋄ kiedtl dots ⋄ kori dots ⋄ lains dots ⋄ lambdacomplex dots ⋄ lazr dots ⋄ leliana dots ⋄ lucy ⋄ lunarmage ⋄ lynn dots ⋄ mobo dots ⋄ mofukka ⋄ mort dots ⋄ nerdypepper dots ⋄ nero ⋄ nil dots ⋄ noctuid dots ⋄ onodera dots ⋄ quad dots ⋄ rocx dots ⋄ schisma ⋄ sdhand ⋄ sircmpwn dots ⋄ spoonm dots ⋄ sulami dots ⋄ tudor dots ⋄ twily ⋄ uncled1024 dots ⋄ vain dots ⋄ venam ⋄ windelicato dots ⋄ winny dots ⋄ xero dots ⋄ yuppie ⋄ z3bra dots ⋄ zzzeyez