The $280 `htop` T-Shirt

Angelos Frentzos T-Shirt

Angelos Frentzos “Crash” T-Shirt

Having an interest in fashion and an interest in Linux are usually two very separate things for me. I don’t think System Administrators are well known for their style, and I definitely didn’t expect to be writing a post about it here, so imagine my surprise when I came across this particular shirt on antonioli.eu’s latest arrivals. Designed by Angelos Frentzos and priced at a whopping $280 Canadian, it’s quite a bit of money for a tee full of wacky computer speak! Immediately though, I noticed that calling it the “crash print” is a bit of a misnomer, as it looks like pretty typical htop output with some sort of window split. Curious about its origin, I thought I’d look into it.

The image is large enough that it’s easy to make out the text, so pulling out important keywords seemed like a place to start. We can see processes running under pedro (and that pedro has 247MB RAM, yet 2080MB of swap. Hmm…), fbgrab writing a screenshot to antix-terminus-font.png, and the box’s hostname, antiX1. The filename seemed like the most obvious place to start, and one easier-than-expected-Google-search later, I’d found the source image on a forum for the antiX Live CD.

antix-terminus-font.png

antix-terminus-font.png

The shirt’s print definitely had some minimal editing to move the vim text over, but this particular screenshot posted to an obscure Linux live CD’s forum is what I was looking for. Somehow it’s made its way into a Greek designer’s Spring fashion line, and suddenly htop is cool. I guess.

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