Friday, January 12, 2007

ASCII Football match

"Oh no! Overtime again! My favorite country is in play! Look like I gonna miss it again..."
~overtimed worker

Last year, FIFA World Cup 2006 was held at Germany, and that game nearly burn the entire planet. I quite agree with the Coca-Cola Advertisement that has a theme "Bring people together". But in reality, this always blocked by your big bosses and assignments. Luckily, during the World Cup Season, we still can watch it  LIVE through ASCII WorldCup Match! Here is the way:

  1. Open up your command prompt by pressing 'Windows+R', type cmd, and press 'Enter'.
  2. Type in 'telnet 2006', and press 'Enter'.
  3. Enjoy your live broadcast!

For a better image, use PUTTY:

  1. From the protocols, choose Telnet.
  2. Change the port into 2006.
  3. Type '' in the Host Name.
  4. Click 'Open' and enjoy.


The Real and Ascii


It's black and white, I know, but rather than nothing, isn't it? The bandwidth is not much as the real and full color one, so it won't cause serious traffic to your company's network.

Now the football match was over, but you still can try this ridiculous way to watch random match. Hope next FIFA World Cup, you office worker still can watch it in ASCII, but carefully, don't let your boss know about it. 


Tips: To get a clearer view of the whole match, sit far from the monitor.

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