Teletext decoder test on national Czech TV, Česká Televize, 2024. One in ten Czechs accessed ČT1 teletext in 2009, according to this report. ČT announced a new teletext service in 2010 and launched “HD teletext” (HbbTV) the following year, while still keeping the oldschool one.
Topaz Unicode by Screwtape, 2024. Adds a rich set of Unicode characters to the default Amiga 500 font, and offers it as a TTF-font. New characters include
The font is available as TTF at GitLab.
ASCII Theater plays movies as text, directly in Terminal. A single line of code begins playing a new movie every day, like a pirate radio broadcast. The movies are rendered not as video but as colored text characters – every frame can be copied and pasted as a giant string of letters.
There is a long internet tradition of hacks to stream content online, and the resulting workarounds become creatively expressive. That kid who streamed NBA games in the reflection of his sunglasses on Twitch is a hero.
ASCII Theater is now live, streaming a new movie every day until we get shut down.