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Fix for ArgumentError: invalid byte sequence in US-ASCII

I got to have a look at a real Rails project today. Till now, I was just playing with tutorials from the web getting a feel of how Rails works. 234 more words


Bunnies vs. Robots: A brilliant animation using just text.



“A Tax on Bunny Rabbits” premiered at the 2011 Ottawa International Animation Festival. This short film is all text animation, ascii style! No bunnies were harmed in the making of this film. 165 more words


Stupid Hackaton wittily criticizes WTF business ideas

What’s greatest clue of criticism than absurdity?

This is the idea behind the Stupid Hackaton where design students came up with a few ideas defying common sense. 132 more words


Mplayer Text mode video

All video players give the possibility to play videos in jpeg or png frames, in this tutorial we will see how to play videos in text mode, or ASCII art mode using Mplayer. 92 more words

Week Two

The lectures in Week Two introduce the notion of arrays and reveal that the simplified ‘string’ variable in the CS50 library is in fact an array of characters. 360 more words


Convert Matlab colormap to Surfer colormap

In the comment section of my last post, Steve asked if I had code to generate a Surfer.clr file from my Matlab colormaps.

Some time ago I did write a simple Matlab .m file to write a colormap to a variable with the correct Surfer format, but at the time I was content to have the variable output to a .txt file, which I would then open in a text editor to add a 1-line header and change the file extension to .clr. 133 more words