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Eli the Bearded

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Jan 20, 2021, 2:37:58 PM1/20/21
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It has come to my attention that Redis, a tool for storing essentially
a scratch pad between Internet services, has an Easter-egg-ish "LOLWUT"
command that prints some art to the screen.

"Redis™ 5.0 Release Highlights"
https://www.redisgreen.com/redis5/

That shows the output for LOLWUT as:

⠀⡤⠤⠤⠤⠤⠤⠤⠤⡤⠤⠤⠤⠤⠤⠤⠤⡤⠤⠤⠤⠤⠤⠤⠤⡤⠤⠤⠤⠤⠤⠤⠤⡤⠤⠤⠤⠤⠤⠤⠤⡤⠤⠤⠤⠤⠤⠤⠤⡤⠤⠤⠤⠤⠤⠤⠤⡤⠤⠤⠤⠤⠤⠤⠤⡄
⠀⡇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡇
⠀⡇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡇
⠀⡇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡇
⠀⡧⠤⠤⠤⠤⠤⠤⠤⡧⠤⠤⠤⠤⠤⠤⠤⡧⠤⠤⠤⠤⠤⠤⠤⡧⠤⠤⠤⠤⠤⠤⠤⡧⠤⠤⠤⠤⠤⠤⠤⡧⠤⠤⠤⠤⠤⠤⠤⡧⠤⠤⠤⠤⠤⠤⠤⡧⠤⠤⠤⠤⠤⠤⠤⡇
⠀⡇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡇
⠀⡇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡇
⠀⡇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡇
⠀⢿⠭⠵⠶⠶⠶⠦⢤⣧⡤⠤⠤⠤⠴⠶⢶⢧⠤⠤⠤⢤⣤⣤⣤⣧⠤⠤⠤⠤⠶⠶⡦⡷⠶⠶⠶⠤⠤⠤⢤⡯⠭⠶⠶⠶⠶⠤⠤⣧⣤⣤⣤⠤⠤⠤⢤⢧⠤⠤⠤⢤⣤⣤⣤⡇
⠀⡎⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢸⡜⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠈⣾⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡇⡇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢱⡇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢸⠁⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢠⡇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢸⢸⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡇
⠀⡇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡟⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢸⠇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢸⠁⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⣼⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢸⢇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠘⡜⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢀⠇
⢰⠁⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢠⡇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⣷⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢸⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢸⡆⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡏⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡜⢸⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢸⠀
⠈⠉⣉⣒⡲⠶⠶⠶⣾⢺⣒⣒⠮⠭⠭⠭⡗⡟⠛⠒⠒⠶⠶⠤⣼⣧⣤⡤⠶⠶⠮⠽⡚⡟⠫⠭⠵⣒⣒⡒⠋⠉⡗⠲⠶⠶⣢⣤⡇⢸⣤⣤⠤⠴⠖⢲⠒⢓⠟⠓⠒⠶⠤⠤⢼⣀
⠸⡉⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢸⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⣷⠁⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢣⠃⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⣿⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠈⡹⢸⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢏⡹⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡇⢸⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡜
⠀⡇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠈⡆⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢸⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢸⡀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⣾⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡇⡎⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢸⡇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢱⡇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢀⠇
⠀⢸⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢀⡀⣧⠀⠀⠀⣀⣀⣀⣾⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡜⡇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢠⣋⡆⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢸⢠⠃⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢸⡇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢸⣅⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢸⠀
⠀⢈⣆⡤⠴⠶⠛⠓⣻⡩⠭⠛⠋⠉⠈⡆⠉⠉⠑⠒⣒⡲⠦⠶⡇⣸⣤⠶⠶⠮⠭⠛⡿⡶⠒⠲⠶⠶⣉⡏⡏⢉⠟⠓⠲⠶⠤⣤⣎⣱⣀⠤⠤⣔⣒⡲⢭⠥⠝⠛⠓⠒⠚⠭⢿⠀
⠘⡅⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢫⠀⢇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠸⡤⠒⠊⠉⠀⠀⠀⠀⢣⡇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢇⢱⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢸⢸⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡞⠊⠉⠉⠀⠀⠀⠸⡆⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡇
⠀⢱⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠈⡆⠘⡄⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢻⡀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠈⣾⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢸⢸⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢸⡇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢀⢿⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⣧⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡇
⠀⠀⢇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢸⣀⠵⠀⠀⠀⠀⣀⡨⢧⠀⠀⣀⢤⠀⠀⠀⢸⡀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠸⡈⡆⠀⠀⠀⠀⣀⢰⣇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢸⠈⡆⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢿⡀⠀⠀⠀⣀⡠⡄⢸
⠀⣀⣘⣄⣤⠔⠒⠉⠁⢳⡲⠶⠒⠊⠉⢉⡩⡟⡖⠉⠀⣀⣣⠤⠒⠊⣧⣄⣠⣤⠤⠤⠔⠷⢧⡴⠶⠒⠛⠊⢏⢱⠛⠛⠓⠲⠶⠤⠧⣄⣣⣀⣀⣠⡤⠤⢤⡾⠧⠶⠚⠛⠒⠒⠹⡉
⠀⡇⠀⠀⠀⠉⠉⠉⢹⢸⠀⠀⠀⠀⠘⡅⠀⡇⠘⠊⠉⠀⠀⢇⠀⢰⠁⠀⠀⠀⠉⠉⠱⣺⠁⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠈⣾⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⣿⠈⠉⠀⠀⠀⠀⠈⡇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢣
⢀⠇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢸⠈⡆⠀⠀⠀⠀⠘⡄⢸⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠈⢆⡜⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡷⡀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡞⡄⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢠⠻⡀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢻⡀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠈
⢸⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡇⠀⣇⡀⠀⠀⣀⣀⣱⣸⠀⠀⢀⣀⠤⠒⢉⠇⠀⠀⠀⠀⢀⡀⢰⠁⢣⠀⢀⡠⠔⠊⣆⡧⠚⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢸⠀⡇⢀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢸⢣⠀⠀⠀⠀⣀⡠⠤
⡾⠶⠶⠶⢖⣒⣒⣒⡇⢠⠋⠉⠉⠉⠒⠒⠢⢵⠔⢊⣁⠤⠔⢆⢘⣒⠤⠴⢖⣉⣁⢱⡜⣀⠤⢳⡡⠔⠊⠉⠈⢏⠉⠉⠉⠒⢒⣒⠚⠀⢧⠧⠭⠶⠶⡒⠒⠚⡜⠷⠲⢎⣉⠀⠀⠀
⡇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡇⡸⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢠⠔⡞⠉⠁⠀⠀⠀⠘⡅⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠉⢏⢆⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡤⠔⢳⠒⠉⠉⠁⠘⡄⡠⠃⠀⠀⠀⠀⠈⠑⡾⢄⠀⠀⠀⠀⠉⠒⢤
⡇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡇⡇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢧⠃⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢱⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠘⡌⢆⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢱⠀⢀⡣⠀⠀⠀⠀⣷⠁⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡰⢡⠃⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢠⠃
⡇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡿⠤⣀⣀⡀⠀⠀⠀⡸⣄⠎⠒⠤⣀⠀⠀⠀⢇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢀⣀⠵⢀⢧⢢⠀⠀⣀⠜⡎⠁⠀⠀⠀⠀⠐⢽⣀⣀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠰⣥⡃⠀⠀⠀⢀⡠⢔⢇⠀
⠓⠒⠒⠒⠒⢒⣒⢶⠃⠀⡰⠢⢌⡉⠉⠒⢃⢿⠀⠀⢀⣀⠵⠶⢖⡹⣦⢤⡔⠒⠉⢁⡠⠊⠁⠀⠣⠳⡉⠀⠀⢇⠀⠀⢀⣠⣔⣊⢦⡟⠉⠫⢍⡑⠒⡲⠥⣌⠵⠒⠭⣁⢀⠎⠈⢆
⣀⠤⠔⠒⠉⠁⠀⠀⢇⡰⠁⠀⠀⠈⠉⢲⠧⣀⠓⠉⠁⠀⠀⠀⣰⠏⠀⠀⠈⠩⡒⠥⣀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠈⢆⠀⡸⠖⠋⠉⠁⠀⠀⢈⢇⠀⠀⠀⠈⠑⠁⢰⠱⡀⠀⠀⠀⠉⠀⠀⠘
⢱⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢸⡇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠠⣃⢀⠎⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢠⠏⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠑⣄⠎⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢀⡣⠘⡄⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢸⠈⢆⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡜⠀⢱⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
⠀⢇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢠⡃⢱⢀⠎⠒⠤⣀⠀⣿⠒⢦⡤⠤⠤⢤⣃⣀⠀⢀⠖⠤⢄⣀⡎⢢⠀⠀⠀⠀⡠⠒⣁⡠⡄⠘⡄⠀⢀⣀⣀⣧⣄⣬⣂⣀⡠⠤⢒⠏⢣⠀⢣⣀⡠⣤⠴⠶⡊
⠀⠘⡄⠀⠀⠀⢀⣀⠬⢕⠯⠤⣀⠀⠀⡝⡾⢄⡀⠈⠑⠢⠃⠈⡹⠢⡼⣀⠀⠀⡜⠉⠑⢳⣤⠴⠛⠊⠉⠀⠀⢸⡉⠙⡍⣁⠤⠒⠉⡷⡊⠉⠉⠉⠑⠚⢰⠊⡏⠁⠓⠉⠀⠀⠀⢇
⠀⢸⠹⠝⠛⠉⠉⠉⢩⢻⠀⠀⠀⠉⠚⠀⡇⢀⠎⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡇⢰⠁⠀⠉⠚⠀⠀⠀⢈⡇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢸⢣⠀⠈⠀⠀⠀⠀⢇⢣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡇⠸⡀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠸
⠀⢸⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠠⣃⢸⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢠⢃⠎⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢀⢇⠇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡜⠸⡀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡏⡆⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢸⠈⡆⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢸⠀⣣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
⠀⢸⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢹⠒⢄⡀⠀⠀⢸⠓⠒⢤⠦⢤⡤⣀⣸⠈⠑⠒⠤⢄⣀⠀⠀⢰⠁⠀⢣⠀⠀⠀⠀⣀⡠⣧⣚⣀⣠⠴⠵⢤⠼⠀⠸⡀⣀⡠⣤⡒⢊⣏⠀⠀⠀⣀⣀⠤⠤
⠀⢸⠀⣀⠤⠒⠱⡀⠀⢸⡠⠔⠙⢕⠢⠃⠀⢠⠃⠀⠀⠈⠑⠤⣀⢀⣀⣀⣀⡀⠉⠑⠃⠀⠀⠈⠦⠒⠊⠉⣀⠀⢀⡠⠊⠀⠀⠀⢨⠦⡒⠒⠋⠉⠉⠀⢣⡜⠘⠛⠉⠙⠒⠒⠤⡄
⠤⠚⠉⠉⠉⠉⠉⢹⡩⠋⠀⠀⠀⠈⠢⡀⡰⠁⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢹⠂⠀⠀⠈⠉⠉⠉⡇⠀⢀⡠⠤⠒⠉⠈⢖⠁⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠈⡆⠈⢆⠀⠀⠀⠀⢸⡇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢰⠁
⢣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢔⠁⠱⡀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡸⢇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢠⡻⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡷⡊⠁⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠈⡧⡀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢣⣀⠔⠁⠀⠀⠀⢸⡇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡜⠀
⠀⢣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢣⡠⠕⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⣈⠕⠣⢄⠀⠀⠀⠀⡰⠁⡇⠀⠀⠀⢀⢄⠀⢸⠀⠱⡀⠀⠀⠀⠀⣀⡠⠼⡬⢲⠒⠊⠹⡠⠺⡀⠀⠀⠀⣀⣀⡧⢼⣀⣀⠀⠀⠀⢀⠇⠀
⠀⣀⣣⣀⣠⠴⠮⡅⠈⢢⠀⠀⠀⡠⠊⠀⠀⠀⠀⡝⠓⠦⣴⣁⠀⠧⠤⢤⠴⣁⣀⣑⣼⠀⢀⢧⡀⠀⠀⠀⢣⣀⠤⠚⠀⠑⠔⠉⡇⠀⠓⠊⢉⢍⡀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢀⢍⡉⠑⠚⠀⠀
⠉⠀⠀⠁⠀⠀⠀⢣⠀⢠⠵⠴⠭⠤⠤⠤⠤⢤⡜⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠉⢒⢴⠁⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢱⢎⠀⢫⡲⢔⠊⠹⡀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢸⠀⠀⢀⠎⠀⠈⠑⠢⣀⢠⠊⠀⠈⠒⢄⠀⠀
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢸⠀⢸⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⣸⠁⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠐⢥⠃⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡔⠁⢀⠕⠀⠀⠀⠉⠢⣇⡀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⣈⡆⢠⠊⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡔⠉⢒⠄⠀⠀⠀⠉⠢
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠘⡄⢸⠀⡠⡀⠀⠀⠀⠰⢽⡠⠢⡀⠀⠀⠀⢀⢧⠛⢖⠢⠤⣀⡎⢀⠔⠁⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡠⡿⠬⠛⠒⠪⠭⣉⡀⢠⠃⠀⠀⠀⠀⢀⠎⠀⢀⠎⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡠
⡆⠀⢀⣀⣄⣀⡠⠤⠇⢸⠜⠀⠈⠒⢄⠀⡠⢺⠈⠑⠚⠦⣀⢀⠎⡎⠀⠀⠑⢄⢀⠝⠫⣶⠀⣀⠤⢢⢀⠔⡹⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢨⠓⠢⢄⡀⣀⢄⠀⠉⢢⢎⠀⠀⠀⡀⢀⠔⠁
⠉⠉⡡⠃⠀⠑⠢⡀⡔⠹⠤⠤⠤⠤⡤⠿⠤⡼⠀⠀⠀⠀⠈⠫⡸⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠁⢀⣠⠗⠙⠢⣀⢠⢫⢠⠃⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡎⠀⢀⠔⠊⠒⠬⣢⢠⠃⠀⠑⡢⣊⢨⠪⡀⠀
⢠⠊⠀⠀⠀⠀⠠⡊⠢⢄⠀⠀⠀⠈⠢⡀⡠⠊⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⣠⡋⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢪⠁⡎⠀⠀⠀⠀⠁⠀⠿⣀⡀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⣸⠤⠊⠁⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠑⡄⡠⠊⠀⠀⠁⠀⠈⠢
⠁⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠈⢑⢔⠁⠀⠀⠀⢀⠜⠣⡀⠀⠀⠀⡠⠊⠀⠈⠉⠒⠢⠤⣀⡀⣻⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠱⡈⠉⠒⠢⠤⣠⠃⠣⡀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠠⡊⢆⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
⠉⠢⡀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡠⠊⠀⠑⠢⡀⡰⠁⠀⠀⠈⠢⡠⠊⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠈⠁⠱⡀⠀⠀⠀⢀⠤⠒⠉⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠑⢄⠀⠀⠀⠀⢀⠤⠊⠣⡀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⡠

Georg Nees - schotter, plotter on paper, 1968. Redis ver. 5.0.0

which I found helpful, because redis-cli showed me (line wraped and
elided as noted):

"\xe2\xa0\x80\xe2\xa1\xa4\xe2\xa0[ 38860 bytes deleted ]\xe2\xa0\x80\n\n
Georg Nees - schotter, plotter on paper, 1968. Redis ver. 5.0.4\n"

Nees did a number of plotter art works. This one, in the original
rather than the UTF-8 pixelized version, can be found eg here:

https://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O221321/schotter-print-nees-georg/

So you can see the Redis version is cropped.

The first commit for the braille output is from 2018-09-11. I am
beginning to wonder when people started using Unicode's braille dots as
low-res pixels now. I've seen multiple tools from multiple sources now.

Elijah
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Georg Nees died in 2016, so never saw his art in Redis

Colin Randall

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Hi Elijah

Would this translate into your braille font ? ... just curious



.:' `:.
::' `::
:: :. .: ::
`:. `:. . .:' .:'
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`::.`::. .' ! `. .::'.::'
`:. `::::'':!:``::::' ::'
:'*:::. .:' ! `:. .:::*`:
:: HHH::. ` ! ' .::HHH ::
::: `H TH::. `!' .::HT H' :::
::.. `THHH:`: :':HHHT' ..::
`:: `T: `. .' :T' ::'
`:. . : : . .:'
`::' `::'
:' .`. . .'. `:
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:`...........':
` :`. .': '
`: `"""' :'

Ronald Allan Stanions

see yuz
colin
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Eli the Bearded

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In alt.ascii-art, Colin Randall <colin.r...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 20/01/2021 19:37, Eli the Bearded wrote:
>> The first commit for the braille output is from 2018-09-11. I am
>> beginning to wonder when people started using Unicode's braille dots as
>> low-res pixels now. I've seen multiple tools from multiple sources now.
> Would this translate into your braille font ? ... just curious

It could, but I'm not going to try. I don't have a good program for
drawing in braille, just for converting black and white images to it.

>
>
> .:' `:.
> ::' `::
> :: :. .: ::
> `:. `:. . .:' .:'
> `::. `:: ! ::' .::'
> `::.`::. .' ! `. .::'.::'
> `:. `::::'':!:``::::' ::'
> :'*:::. .:' ! `:. .:::*`:
> :: HHH::. ` ! ' .::HHH ::
> ::: `H TH::. `!' .::HT H' :::
> ::.. `THHH:`: :':HHHT' ..::
> `:: `T: `. .' :T' ::'
> `:. . : : . .:'
> `::' `::'
> :' .`. . .'. `:
> :' ::. .:: `:
> :' `::: :::' `:
> `. `` '' .'
> :`...........':
> ` :`. .': '
> `: `"""' :'
>
> Ronald Allan Stanions

I've seen software to rotate ASCII art 90 or 180 degrees, I'd have to
hunt pretty hard to find it again I think. But I can imagine a program
to transcode ASCII art to braille as well. I don't think it would work
as neatly as a hand done translation though.

Elijah
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pretty sure the ASCII art rotation was in a IOCCC winner

Tavis Ormandy

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On 2021-06-22, Eli the Bearded wrote:
> I've seen software to rotate ASCII art 90 or 180 degrees, I'd have to
> hunt pretty hard to find it again I think. But I can imagine a program
> to transcode ASCII art to braille as well. I don't think it would work
> as neatly as a hand done translation though.

I don't know about any program, but the library libcaca can do it, there
are functions like caca_rotate_180(). It chooses replacement characters
that look (kinda) similar to a mirrored/rotated version of the original.

It works pretty well for things like boxes and flowcharts, but mixed
results for everything else :)

Tavis.

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Eli the Bearded

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In alt.ascii-art, Tavis Ormandy <tav...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 2021-06-22, Eli the Bearded wrote:
> > I've seen software to rotate ASCII art 90 or 180 degrees, I'd have to
> > hunt pretty hard to find it again I think. But I can imagine a program
> > to transcode ASCII art to braille as well. I don't think it would work
> > as neatly as a hand done translation though.
> I don't know about any program, but the library libcaca can do it, there
> are functions like caca_rotate_180(). It chooses replacement characters
> that look (kinda) similar to a mirrored/rotated version of the original.
>
> It works pretty well for things like boxes and flowcharts, but mixed
> results for everything else :)

As expected.

> --
> _o) $ lynx lock.cmpxchg8b.com

https://lock.cmpxchg8b.com/tektronix.html

That's hilarious.

> /\\ _o) _o) $ finger tav...@sdf.org

Wow, that's a blast from the past, someone encouraging people to finger
them. Panix supports finger, in the old-school type that tells login
shell, tty, and mail read time in addtions to .plan and .project.

finger eli...@panix.com

I use a non-standard mailbox so mail read time is wildly wrong.

Elijah
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whose .plan file was last modified in 1998

Colin Randall

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On 22/06/2021 21:07, Eli the Bearded wrote:
> In alt.ascii-art, Tavis Ormandy <tav...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 2021-06-22, Eli the Bearded wrote:
>>> I've seen software to rotate ASCII art 90 or 180 degrees, I'd have to
>>> hunt pretty hard to find it again I think. But I can imagine a program
>>> to transcode ASCII art to braille as well. I don't think it would work
>>> as neatly as a hand done translation though.
>> I don't know about any program, but the library libcaca can do it, there
>> are functions like caca_rotate_180(). It chooses replacement characters
>> that look (kinda) similar to a mirrored/rotated version of the original.
>>
>> It works pretty well for things like boxes and flowcharts, but mixed
>> results for everything else :)
>
> As expected.

Hi ... (another rabbit hole)

just for reference/interest/curiosity ...

https://www.fileformat.info/info/unicode/block/braille_patterns/utf8test.htm

https://github.com/rastapasta/mapscii == googlemaps in braille/ascii


obasc: (not braille - just something to look at)(not by me)

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