Category: nonsense


The beginning of Tech support

Just a little something I stumbled across on youtube, the first tech support call.

Enjoy

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Someone definitely has more time on their hands then I do. But clever nonetheless are some hacked versions of the Star Wars sound clip that Darth Vader is known by. The imperial death march.

You can now hear this music played by the sounds of floppy players, scanners and other electronics in all of its glory.

Here is the link to a page that has a compilation of these hacks.

Star Wars from the Command Prompt

How about a little bit of command prompt fun today. This is a little something anyone with a command prompt can appreciate. Using ASCII text generation you can watch Star Wars from your command prompt. For those of you who are not yet educated in the ways of the Geeks, the ASCII text generation is simply a careful arrangement of letters and symbols on the screen to create an image. In this case along with captions from various scenes from Star Wars.

Here is a screen shot just for fun.

Star Wars from the command prompt

In my case I am using Tilda in Linux as my command prompt. Set the transparency and take away the title bars and stretch it to fill the screen and you will  have  a set up to look as if it is integrated with your desktop. Of course, that is another adventure and is not required to view this ASCII version of Star Wars.

Finally here is the command that you will need to put in your command prompt:

telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl

You will also need an internet connection.

Generate ASCII Art in Linux

Ever wanted to generate ASCII art from your family photos laying around just for the geekiness of it? There are a number of ways to do this in Linux including by using Gimp and saving a copy and select ASCII text and save. I also found a handy online tool for generating ASCII art that allows you to adjust the settings for the sharpness of the text and provides a beige backdrop which makes the ASCII text seem even sharper.

Give us the link already!

Here it is:

sporkforge.com

After you generate a photo you can simply take a screen shot and select that area if you want to keep the backdrop color.

Amusing Novell/Linux Ads

This is an old Novell ad from youtube.

Just a little something for the nonsense section. Enjoy

This is my favorite of the two.