The code you see, is what runs the show. A one kilobyte self-replicating Javascript program. The GIF is a bit sloppy, check it out live here.

The code you see, is what runs the show. A one kilobyte self-replicating Javascript program. The GIF is a bit sloppy, check it out live here.

Friday 2/28/2014

asciimation; javascript; calligram; code; 2010s;

Make your terminal colourful with lolcat.

Thursday 1/9/2014

terminal; ascii; 2010s; code;

Console ASCII art on nytimes.com, via Aaron Bycoffe.

Console ASCII art on nytimes.com, via Aaron Bycoffe.

Wednesday 1/8/2014

ascii; code; web; 2010s; advertising; hiring;

Unknown author, via

Unknown author, via

Monday 12/16/2013

code; 2000s;

From the source code to the Frostbite game engine. source

From the source code to the Frostbite game engine. source

Sunday 12/1/2013

ascii; code; 2010s; 2013;

Flickr was looking for new coders. So they put job postings in their HTML source code in May 2013. More

Saturday 11/30/2013

ascii; advertising; code; html;

Demonstrations of Most Complex ASCII Fluid by Yusuke Endoh 2012. The top one is a code calligram, where the code spells out Fluid and then turns itself fluid. Got an honorary mention in the Obfuscated C Code Competition

youtube + info

Wednesday 11/27/2013

2012; japan; ascii; animation; code; calligram; 2010s; yusuke endoh;

Advertising campaign for EA’s game Dante’s Inferno - found in the HTML code of Digg.com, 2010.

source

code; 2010s; 2010; advertising; html; conversion;

A piece of code that looks like a Mandelbrot fractal, and actually renders a Mandelbrot fractal in hi-res. A modern form of calligram, perhaps.

via weblingus. More: Python ascii art runs mandelbrot fractal

A piece of code that looks like a Mandelbrot fractal, and actually renders a Mandelbrot fractal in hi-res. A modern form of calligram, perhaps.

via weblingus. More: Python ascii art runs mandelbrot fractal

Monday 11/18/2013

code; fractal; 2010s;

via sakrecoer:

via sakrecoer:

Tuesday 6/4/2013

code; ascii; virus;

Yeah, humans need to step up their game. (via writing-system)

Yeah, humans need to step up their game. (via writing-system)

Wednesday 5/8/2013

unicode; code; typography; 2010s; font;

This book is called 10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10 (MIT Press) and the whole book revolves around this C64 BASIC program. It outputs / and \ randomly, to form a maze. Read the book online as a free PDF or buy it and support good ol’ Playpower.
Picture copied from Creative Applications. Too lazy to photo the one lying here on the table.

This book is called 10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10 (MIT Press) and the whole book revolves around this C64 BASIC program. It outputs / and \ randomly, to form a maze. Read the book online as a free PDF or buy it and support good ol’ Playpower.

Picture copied from Creative Applications. Too lazy to photo the one lying here on the table.

Wednesday 1/30/2013

petscii; 2010s; print; book; code;

ASCII Art Signatures In The Wild or: How I Downloaded The Internet And Learned How Much One Million Is, Victor Widell (2012)

A script that scans ASCII art signature in HTML comments in download sites from the Alexa one-million top domains list.

Friday 4/27/2012

ascii; code; 2010s;