ArmSCII: Armenian ASCII, formally defined in 1997.

 I got the cake! and died…. asciimation by origamiguy, 2009.

The intro to Clannad After Story converted into shift-JIS ASCII. Seems to use something similar to the structure-based conversion of this.


10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1);: GOTO 10 (2012)

Piece of code in the Commodore 64 manual, used in a small digital art show called ‘Codings’ at the Pace Digital Gallery, New York, which looks at code, text and digital art:

A 3-line version of this program appeared in the original Commodore 64 User’s guide:

20 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)
30 GOTO 20

This is one of many short basic programs, for this and other computers, that have been entered by users seeking to puzzle their friends, to learn more about computing, and to see aesthetically pleasing output.

You can find out more about the show here

[sad confession – I never knew there was an easy bit of code to do this on a Commodore … I discovered the effect myself, but did it manually, typing the two characters myself at random …]

Dicky ASCII emoticons via Laura Brown.

Fire hazard, Page 520 TVE (national spanish TV channel teletext)

Espantapajaros, Oliverio Girondo, via.

Lesson learned: don’t use IRC for presentations.

-=[ orangutan/gorilla or some other type of monkey ]=- 2/97 by Joan Stark

Sampler from China, early 20th century. Via.

Bee hives! The steel panels are hexagonal (nature’s own text mode) and they have triangular holes to let light in. Made by Courtney Creenan, Kyle Mastalinski, Daniel Nead, Lisa Stern and Scott Selin.

via dezeen


Wooden Mosaic Board Game Toy ca. 1930s, Germany from here.

[camel with saddle] by b’ger, via.

100 years ago today, the first crossword puzzle was published, according to Smithsonian (1). In Ukraine Serhiy Petyuk decorated a house with a crossword puzzle, where you can see the letters only at the night (2). Ken Knowlton and Frank Longo made the portrait crossword (3). Christian Svanes Kolding made the QR-crossword (4).

thx 2 nerdcore for the head’s up


Aztec tops xox

via sakrecoer:

Cone mosaic in Uruk, Mesopotamia, 3000 BC.


Welcome Screens, and User Information from the Unauthorised Access (UA) BBS of the UK (1995), via.

Teletel System Terminal

The latest news from Facebook @ Antena 3’s teletext (hebrew remix). Yeah!