All clientside—mostly js hacks. There are a lot of fun easter eggs—some easy to find, others not so much. I can't really claim it's mobile friendly, though I've tried to not make it too bad of an experience.
edit: the cards are draggable btw, I've added a "move" cursor when the mouse hovers but I don't know if that's enough to make it obvious (but not too "in-your-face" obvious).
I still include, however I always try and make interaction immediately apparent.
EDIT: I remember it was a trend amongst a close group of friends. Everyone was doing their webpage like their window manager. Too bad I can't find any of those.
Also I am not 100% sure if I think this is completely UNIX like as I expected something more text / terminal based. Are you using monospaced fonts. Not to try to put you down but rather to say you are in the right way but that there might be minute changes in padding and so forth that might land you at perfection!
Here's some js code for the jitter effect http://theden.sh/scripts/jitter.js
It's pretty much a randomised flicker with some creative use of mix-blend-modes http://cssreference.io/property/mix-blend-mode/
Also yep, using monospace (whichever the user's browser defaults to), and https://fonts.google.com/specimen/Inconsolata
How ironic, Unix came from Bell Labs and all, and now the Unix-like web page is useless on your phone.
Edit: Or maybe more accurately pocket-size computer.
Edit: ok the bash thing is a red herring. It works if you just "cat lady".
I thought it was supposed to be piped for bash to be executed.
Are all `curl` just exposed to bash injections?
What I cannot understand from that explanation is how the animation time works. It should display the animation in chunks, with really fast frames, followed by pauses while it waits for data to be received.
It is very cool for using monospace fonts and green-on-black (not RGB green this has more "taste"). How does this relate to Unix programs?
> In the days of MySpace, people would tweak their personal profile so it was presented to every visitor using the colors, sounds, typeface, text size, and other styles that the profile owner found most pleasing. This gets it exactly backwards: out of everybody's opinions about what a user's profile needs, it's the profile owner's opinion which matters the least. After all, the profile owner doesn't spend his or her time reading his or her own profile—the profile is for other people, and we can see this by looking at what the profile owner does do, which is to spend his or her time reading everybody else's profiles.
I kind of disagree that this is the reason. Conceptually it would be great if the owner could express what they want to.
I think the bigger reason was a combination of UI inconsistency as well as the simple fact that 99.9% people can't design a webpage that looks good. Their font, color, and style choices just plain suck, and make the entire website look bad. This model did not bring out the best in the non-designer crowd.
It's like giving a piano to a non-pianist and asking them to perform. What do you expect?