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Posted on July 18, 2009 at 7:28 pm

Run Telnet and Watch Star Wars in full ASCII–high-definition!

Terminal usage shouldn’t deserve a boring reputation: here’ one more reason!

ASCII art has been with us as long as we’ve been using computers, and there’s a lot of great ASCII animation out there. How about watching the original Star Wars in ASCII animation?

ascii animation star warsA telnet server out there on the Internet serves up this amazing adaptation.

Just enter telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl and hit return.

You’re definitely right: it’s Star Wars – Episode IV: A new hope!

The guy behind this masterpiece is Simon Jansen: kudos Simon!

Feel lazy?
Get here and watch ASCII-Star Wars in video (losing a lot of the fun…)

By the way, this is version of Star Wars doesn’t need any video codec and is fully compatible with any OS (maybe a Commodore 64 with suitable TCP/IP stack too!).


Posted on June 3, 2007 at 8:30 pm

Apple TV meets Youtube

Despite what some web sites write about Apple TV’s not-so-bright future, Apple has some programs and (good) news for Apple TV.
Starting from June, Youtube contents will be browsable from Apple TV just like any other iTunes content.

How nice will be to watch that zillion videos from the Apple TV device?


Posted on October 24, 2006 at 11:28 pm

Boom! Steve’s style – every keynote has its own boom

You know, every time (just like today’s MacBook Pro with Core 2 Duo) Steve announces, introduces and explains a brand new toy with an apple on it he uses a typical word.

Ok, this video may recall us this simple word, or not?