I have always typed on a white background with dark gray text — it has a lot of contrast, but I just liked it. Justin linked to this and I check it out — what a fantastic color scheme (both light and dark) — I am using it now for everything and love it so far. If you are looking for a nice color scheme to use for your text editors or terminal — give this a go.
(Here’s the [TextMate theme](https://github.com/markstory/solarized).)
[via Justin Blanton]