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July 2013

16jul2013 · Summer of Scripts: b

b is my “I need Internet NOW”-browser: it’s completely command-driven and very limited, but plenty fast for quick lookups:

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   [15]Tim Berners-Lee - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

   Tim Berners-Lee at the Home Office, London, on 11 March 2010 ... In the
   1997
   Queen's Birthday Honours he was appointed an Officer of the Order of
   the British
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   en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Berners-Lee - 220k - [16]Cached - [17]Similar
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Tim Berners-Lee

   From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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   Sir Tim Berners-Lee
   [7]Tim Berners-Lee-Knight-crop.jpg
   Berners-Lee in 2008
   Born Timothy John Berners-Lee
   (1955-06-08) 8 June 1955 (age 58)^[8][1]
   London, England
   United Kingdom^[9][1]
   Residence United States and United Kingdom^[10][2]
   Nationality British
   [11]Alma mater [12]Queen's College, Oxford
   Occupation [13]Computer scientist
   Employer
     * [14]World Wide Web Consortium
     * [15]University of Southampton
     * [16]Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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b uses lynx -dump to render the HTML pages, but navigation is quicker by entering numbers than cursor keys.

I use this often via Mosh Connectbot if my connection is really slow, because it’s much faster than using an Android browser.

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