Star Wars in ASCII… no lie!

14Apr06

Someone has taken it upon themself to do all of "Star Wars: A New Hope" in ASCII.  It's really amazing.  I'd link it for you, but it honestly is a bit more complicated than that.   So here are some instructions that will allow you to see such geekery.  Of course, big ups to Erik for coming over to my desk and totally bugging me out with this find.

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. In Windows, go to your Start menu.
  2. Find the icon for "Run…" and click it.
  3. When the prompt comes up, type this: telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl
  4. Witness the awesomeness.


4 Responses to “Star Wars in ASCII… no lie!”

  1. 1 Glenda Z

    Hi Glenda B.,

    So, for years I seem to randomly find you because we…
    a. have the same name
    b. live in San Francisco
    c. are tech heads
    d. all of the above

    If you answered “d”, then you are correct! However, I’m kind of shy (perhaps slightly paranoid) & haven’t figured out yet if I want my life story online. Though, sometimes I toy with the idea and wonder what it’s like. Anyway, I thought I’d introduce myself. I also happen to have moved out here from the east coast (by way of Jersey in ’99), am a minority women web developer, and dig music/art/film. Seeing Star Wars in ASCII put a slight tear in my eye… the amount of work in that requires a whole lot of love. I think I did my first ASCII art of the Peanuts gang when I was about 8/9 in the early 80s. Well, thanks for posting this!

    Cheers,
    gaz

  2. I must get the latest star wars theme on my Tom Tom GPS. Seems like It’s wonderful!

  3. 3 Bill

    ……..i made it! :P

  4. 4 Nathen

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