[NetBehaviour] AAddaamm CCuurrttiiss,,

James Morris james at jwm-art.net
Wed Jul 17 23:28:56 CEST 2013


This is what happens when trying to read articles too lengthy for small
android touch screen devices (ie samsung galaxy ace mobile phone). the
text is too small to read when the column of text fits in the screen.
enlarging the text means continually having to scroll across the text
to read a few more words at a time. this is not good when you are
limited to a few seconds every minute to actually do the reading and
scrolling.

the solution was to log in via ssh to a shell account on a web server
and use wget to download the web page and then use html2text to
translate the web page to plain text. the next stage is to then place
the newly created text file into public location on the website the web
server is hosting and to then download the text from that URL onto my
mobile phone and open it in a text editor which wraps long lines to the
screen width.

unfortunately the output from text2html is not as plain text as i had
anticipated. i now know, to use the -nobs option to prevent use of
backspace characters to create bold text, and the -ascii option to use
plain ascii rather than iso-8859.

hope that makes things clear for you.


On 17/07/13 James Morris <jwm.art.net at gmail.com> wrote:
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>************ IInn CCoonnvveerrssaattiioonn
>wwiitthh AAddaamm CCuurrttiiss,, PPaarrtt IIII
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>SSiinnccee tthhee eeaarrllyy 11999900ss AAddaamm
>CCuurrttiiss hhaass mmaaddee aa nnuummbbeerr ooff
>sseerriiaall ddooccuummeennttaarriieess aanndd
>ffiillmmss ffoorr tthhee BBBBCC uussiinngg aa
>ppllaayyffuull mmiixx ooff
>jjoouurrnnaalliissttiicc rreeppoorrttaaggee
>aanndd aa wwiiddee rraannggee ooff
>aavvaanntt--ggaarrddee ffiillmmmmaakkiinngg
>tteecchhnniiqquueess.. TThhee ffiillmmss aarree
>lliinnkkeedd tthhrroouugghh tthheeiirr
>iinntteerreesstt iinn uussiinngg aanndd
>rreeaasssseemmbblliinngg tthhee
>ffrraaggmmeennttss ooff tthhee
>ppaassttâ ””rreeccoorrddeedd oonn ffiillmm
>aanndd vviiddeeooâ ••ttoo ttrryy aanndd
>mmaakkee sseennssee ooff tthhee cchhaaoottiicc
>eevveennttss ooff tthhee pprreesseenntt.. II
>ffiirrsstt mmeett AAddaamm CCuurrttiiss aatt
>tthhee MMaanncchheesstteerr
>IInntteerrnnaattiioonnaall FFeessttiivvaall
>tthhaannkkss ttoo AAlleexx PPoooottss,,
>aanndd wwhhiillee CCuurrttiiss hhiimmsseellff
>iiss nnoott aann aarrttiisstt,, mmaannyy
>aarrttiissttss oovveerr tthhee llaasstt
>ddeeccaaddee hhaavvee bbeeccoommee
>iinnccrreeaassiinnggllyy iinntteerreesstteedd
>iinn hhooww hhiiss ffiillmmss bbrreeaakk
>ddoowwnn tthhee ddiivviiddee bbeettwweeeenn
>aarrtt aanndd mmooddeerrnn ppoolliittiiccaall
>rreeppoorrttaaggee,, ooppeenniinngg uupp aa
>ddiiaalloogguuee bbeettwweeeenn tthhee
>ttwwoo..
>TThhiiss mmuullttii--ppaarrtt iinntteerrvviieeww
>wwiitthh AAddaamm CCuurrttiiss bbeeggaann iinn
>LLoonnddoonn llaasstt DDeecceemmbbeerr,, aanndd
>iiss tthhee mmoosstt rreecceenntt iinn aa
>sseerriieess ooff ccoonnvveerrssaattiioonnss
>ppuubblliisshheedd bbyy ee--fflluuxx
>jjoouurrnnaall tthhaatt hhaavvee
>iinncclluuddeedd RRaaoouull VVaanneeiiggeemm,,
>JJuulliiaann AAssssaannggee,, TToonnii
>NNeeggrrii,, aanndd ootthheerrss,, aanndd II
>aamm pplleeaasseedd ttoo pprreesseenntt tthhee
>sseeccoonndd ppaarrtt iinn tthhiiss iissssuuee
>ooff tthhee jjoouurrnnaall iinn
>ccoonnjjuunnccttiioonn wwiitthh aa ssoolloo
>eexxhhiibbiittiioonn II hhaavvee ccuurraatteedd
>ooff CCuurrttiissâ ™™ss ffiillmmss ffrroomm
>11998899 ttoo tthhee pprreesseenntt ddaayy..
>TThhee eexxhhiibbiittiioonn iiss
>ddeessiiggnneedd bbyy LLiiaamm GGiilllliicckk,,
>aanndd wwiillll bbee oonn vviieeww aatt
>ee--fflluuxx iinn NNeeww YYoorrkk ffrroomm
>FFeebbrruuaarryy 1111â ““AApprriill 1144,,
>22001122.. In Conversation with Adam Curtis, Part III
>wwiillll ttaakkee ppllaaccee aass aa lliivvee
>iinntteerrvviieeww aatt ee--fflluuxx,, NNeeww
>YYoorrkk,, oonn AApprriill 1144tthh.
>                                                          —Hans
> Ulrich
>Obrist
>Â
>âↆ’’ CCoonnttiinnuueedd ffrroommÂÂ
>_ââ_€€_œœ_II_nn_
>_CC_oo_nn_vv_ee_rr_ss_aa_tt_ii_oo_nn_
>_ww_ii_tt_hh_ _AA_dd_aa_mm_
>_CC_uu_rr_tt_ii_ss_,,_ _PP_aa_rr_tt_
>_II_.._ââ_€€_
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