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wa4chq

I remember messing with HasciiCam back in the day.  It was mindless fun.  Once a did a few ascii vids, I moved on to bigger and better thangs like figlet.  lol

Hasciicm

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wa4chq
6 hours ago, securitybreach said:

I remember watching Star Wars in Ascii

Yep.  I think that or something similar was included with some of the distros... BB something? 

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securitybreach

There was a server that streamed the movie via telnet. You just telnet servername and watched it in a terminal.

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securitybreach

Yup just open up a terminal and run:

 

telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl

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securitybreach

Welp, nevermind. It isn't connecting, must not be up anymore.

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securitybreach

Nah, that is something different altogether. This was simply a telenet server that had one function, stream star wars in ASCII art.

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securitybreach

That's to create a BBS (bulletin board system) . I ran those back in the 1980s.

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wa4chq

OK...I am not familiar with telnet.  So it's just a "board" folks would check in on and post/read posts?

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securitybreach
56 minutes ago, wa4chq said:

OK...I am not familiar with telnet.  So it's just a "board" folks would check in on and post/read posts?

 

Think of telnet as a simplistic ssh server or a simple interactive terminal server.

 

Telnet is an application protocol used on the Internet or local area network to provide a bidirectional interactive text-oriented communication facility using a virtual terminal connection. User data is interspersed in-band with Telnet control information in an 8-bit byte oriented data connection over the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telnet

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abarbarian
On 10/10/2021 at 5:30 AM, securitybreach said:

I remember watching Star Wars in Ascii

 

I do too.

Unfortunately the telnet link never connects to the site these days. However you can watch the movie here,

 

https://www.asciimation.co.nz/#

 

Although you can stop,start,go back or forward on the ascimation site I do not think it is as neat as watching it in your terminal. 😎

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wa4chq
1 hour ago, abarbarian said:

 

I do too.

Unfortunately the telnet link never connects to the site these days. However you can watch the movie here,

 

https://www.asciimation.co.nz/#

 

Although you can stop,start,go back or forward on the ascimation site I do not think it is as neat as watching it in your terminal. 😎

Copy the link and paste it in Lynx.  Read what it says upper left corner.  So grab a comfortable chair, have food and drink handy and wait for the film to start...

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abarbarian
On 10/17/2021 at 2:14 PM, wa4chq said:

Copy the link and paste it in Lynx.  Read what it says upper left corner.  So grab a comfortable chair, have food and drink handy and wait for the film to start...

 

Yeah I tried that. Got lynx,figured out how to bring up the link, then it shows the opening of the show but never fully loads or starts. 😧

 

←←←                                           STAR WARS ASCIIMATION - Main Page
                            Star Wars Asciimation

    Asciimation may take some time to load...


   |<   <<<   <<   1<   #   >1   >   >>   >>>   >|

                              Last scene added:
                                January 2015
        Frequently asked questions  My other projects  Original Java
                      Asciimation  The death of Jar Jar
                           Austin 7 Blog  BB Blog
                    Copyright M-) 1997 - 2020 Simon Jansen
                          jansens@asciimation.co.nz

                                 [INS: :INS]

     

Commands: Use arrow keys to move, '?' for help, 'q' to quit, '<-' to go back.
  Arrow keys: Up and Down to move.  Right to follow a link; Left to go back.
 H)elp O)ptions P)rint G)o M)ain screen Q)uit /=search [delete]=history list 

 

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abarbarian
23 hours ago, wa4chq said:

You didn't do it right... Try it again  😉 😁

 

What do you mean I did not do it right ? I tried again several times and it will not get past the screen I posted. 😧

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