Aravind

Star Wars on the Terminal

In Uncategorized on March 1, 2009 at 20:14

So, like the geek you are, you spend most of your time on the Terminal, hacking away at your code. Now and again, you feel the urge to watch a movie. But you have to fire up a whole new app for that! Fear not! For now, you can watch a movie from your beloved command line!

Just telnet to towel.blinkenlights.nl, and enjoy Star Wars IV: A New Hope in ASCII goodness! Thats right, the entire movie is rendered in ASCII text.

The first one to sit through the entire text movie wins the “Best Geek” award 😐

PS. For all you non-geeks out there:

1. What are you doing on this blog?

2. Copy and paste the following “code” into your Terminal/Command Line:

telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl

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  1. What crap?!?!?!?!!! ASCII goodness is for the geeks of yesteryear. Linux has supported graphics on the terminal since v2.2 if I am right. Search for “Linux Frame buffer”. You oldie ;-)!!

  2. I’m old school, man. Gimme the command line and emacs over XCode or Visual Studio any day πŸ˜›

    Also, linux was not meant for graphics. ssh is *the* way to interact with linux πŸ˜€

  3. And so said the kettle.

    Why do you think they invented “ssh -X”?

  4. And really its quite hard imagining you to be an emacs fan. But if you are then welcome to the club.

  5. Linux sucks at UI dude. Computing Zen: Mac for GUI and UNIX for code.

    Hehe, yeah, I’m in love with emacs now. But, I remember when you first showed me emacs in college. I was like, why would you want to use this!!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  6. “The IPv6 version has extra scenes and extra color support. “

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