space claw - a flickr telnet bbs
March 28, 2013 11:18 AM   Subscribe

space claw - a flickr telnet bbs
Browse flickr as a BBS. Open a terminal and type telnet
Role: programmer
posted by bertrandom (5 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

Holy balls, this great.
posted by cortex at 10:22 AM on March 29, 2013

I was disconnected by a foreign host eventually, and to be honest most of my own photo stream suffered from the translation. But it is super-cool anyway!
posted by carsonb at 3:08 PM on March 29, 2013

any chance you'll post the source code for this?
posted by aparrish at 7:44 AM on April 1, 2013

People are loving this. Nice trick sensing the terminal window's size.

Just curious, what are you using for the ASCII conversion? If you don't know about it, you may want to check out aalib; it might give you good results. The big trick they do is examining the shapes of letters to give some "subpixel" rendering. Ie, the letter P is good for a pixel that's mostly black but whose lower right corner is white. I wrote a grad class report on how it worked. Fair warning, this is all 10+ year old software; it will be cranky, and there may be something better that's come along since then.
posted by Nelson at 8:02 AM on April 1, 2013

Really, really neat.
posted by en forme de poire at 3:06 PM on April 20, 2013

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