Tag Archives: Czech Republic

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.

BB – a demo for Unix and DOS made by four Czech teenagers in 1997: Jan Hubicka, Kamil Toman, Mojmir Svoboda and Filip Kupsa. They made a notorious library for ASCII-conversion, AA-lib, which was later used for example in Hasciicam and VLC (see Wikipedia). They also made Aview that lets you browse the web in ASCII, ASCII-3D-2000 that creates stereogram ASCII, and more. It’s a similar spirit to the ASCII Art Ensemble.

From here.

In Utero, by David Černý, 2013. Photos from here.

Wind display – painted plastic plates blowing in the wind. Made by Dušan Váňa in 2015. h/t: Ailadi


Skeletons and Candlesticks

petscii conversion with Playscii

two versions … look for the hearts

It’s so much PETSCII that it’s almost not PETSCII anymore.

Dead computer, burning flame. By Lawrence Wells 2015.

Monitor and Skull. PETSCII-animation by Lawrence Wells, 2014.

Notgeld from the series designed in 1921 by Czech designer Wenzel Hablik, town of Itzehoe, via.

A lot of flags are easy to copy in textmode. But some of them have really nailed the textmode style: Bahrain, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, China (at sea), Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Greece, USA, St Vincent & the Grenadines and Tonga (at sea). Via.