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AUCKLUND (Rixstep) — Rixstep celebrate the New Year with a cool product update. They'll call it 'Align-Back-Spell-Fore-Frame'.

As the fanboys stumble on with their increasingly paraplegic Big Sur, some outliers are still doing Comp Sci.

'Align-Back-Spell-Fore-Frame' brings a sort of 'visibility', or 'visible distinction', to ordinary text file management. All in an executable less than 30 KB.

Preliminary versions are already rolled out. A final version can be expected within the coming fortnight, a full month before the annual Valentine festivities in honour of Lady Tim.

Now that 'spatiality' is hopefully behind us for once and for all, now that even the most fanboy of fanboys accepts the fact that real-world situations need real-world solutions, it's time to see that dog-eared concept actually applying in more 'grownup' situations, something the superior NeXT never had time to complete.

Not that the fanboys would understand anyway. But this isn't for them - this is for the other demographic where adults live (and work).

Text Not Text

Programming source code isn't HTML source code isn't plain text isn't UTF-8. Not outwardly at any rate. 'Stickies' don't want to behave as RTF files. Different defaults for different scenarios.

By default.

Some documents need text coming from this-a-away, others need it coming from that-a-away. Or different colour text (and background) to make an arbitrary file type stand out.

Or smaller or larger windows occupying less or more of the screen, and always coming up in the same position, covering or residing alongside other windows one works with.

Easy enough. And the beauty is you get to decide what goes where. Create your own filetypes, assign your own file extensions, steer clear of Apple's toxic extended attribute nonsense, live in peace.

Coming soon in a final turbo version.

Available with the ACP. One full year's updates - for free.

Compliments and Happy New Year wishes from the Rixstep Collective.

Visit the FLCCC now and stay safe.

About Rixstep

Stockholm/London-based Rixstep are a constellation of programmers and support staff from Radsoft Laboratories who tired of Windows vulnerabilities, Linux driver issues, and cursing x86 hardware all day long. Rixstep have many years of experience behind their efforts, with teaching and consulting credentials from the likes of British Aerospace, General Electric, Lockheed Martin, Lloyds TSB, SAAB Defence Systems, British Broadcasting Corporation, Barclays Bank, IBM, Microsoft, and Sony/Ericsson.

Rixstep and Radsoft products are or have been in use by Sweden's Royal Mail, Sony/Ericsson, the US Department of Defense, the offices of the US Supreme Court, the Government of Western Australia, the German Federal Police, Verizon Wireless, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Microsoft Corporation, the New York Times, Apple Inc, Oxford University, and hundreds of research institutes around the globe. See here.

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