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Adventures in ANSI art
Click the images below to download them in ANSI format.
Time to refresh this section of the cafe. Some more inflatable furniture here, a brighter shade of pink carpet, etc.
Lately I've been getting into collecting ANSI art. There's a vast archive of it available here I've been enjoying cherry picking at random and using various terminals to print the art to screen as if it were actually coming from a BBS.
I've been using the shareware versions of TheDraw 4.63 and ACiDDraw to try making my own ANSI artwork. Both programs can fit on a single floppy disk and can be run via DOSBox. I've also been trying out PabloDraw for Windows which, with it's more modern UI, makes the process super easy.
Adventures in Windows 3.1
I installed Windows 3.1 on my MacBook because why not? It's actually really fun having an ancient and rather minimal OS hidden within the main OS that could be used distraction free for typing text documents, listening to MIDI and playing retro games. 3x is actually a really interesting iteration of Windows design given that it basically looks like 9x in design philosophy, but doesn't have the Start Menu (for me, the defining UI feature of Windows) or familiar Windows items like 'My Computer' or 'My Documents.'