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Maya
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the ascii is so cute! man, i gotta get my VMs some good ascii.

@otso
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If you mean the bear, thanks! I can give that away.

         (0)---_----(0)
         /            \
         |  * (oo) *  |
         \            /
          |  vVvvVv  |
           \ \    / /
            \ ^^^^ /
             ------

If you mean the little void logo, I agree. It looks like it’s available for a ton of OSes too! ufetch

Maya
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I went and added some text banners to tide me over, which mostly aren’t as cool, but I did find a nice ascii art tower for a machine named… tower :) you’ve got me curious about whether i could get my icon thing into ascii, now…

@otso
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I think yours will be harder to make, but not impossible. I was looking for something to practice anyways, so here’s a couple of shapes as a proof of concept.

                          /\
                      ___/  \___
                      `.      .'
                        / ,. \
                       /,'  `.\
            /\                            /\
           /  \                          /  \
          |    `.                      .'    |
          |      `-.__            __,-'      |
          |           `----------'           |
           \                                /
            \                              /
             `.                          ,'
               `-.__                 _,-'
                    `----.______,---'

Or you could make a kind of bad mini-icon:

        *
    *       *
  *           *
 * |\       /| *
    \`-._,-'/
  *  `-._,-'  *
     *     *
        *

Maya
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:D :D :D no, I love the mini icon, it’s not bad at all!!! the small size makes it useful and I was vaguely thinking it’d be cool to have the stars as asterisks!!

        *
    *       *
  *           *
 * |\       /| *
   \ `-._,-' /
  *  `-._,-'  *
     *     *
        *

I am now really tempted to make this my email signature. :) thank you! I have 0 experience fussing with back ticks and apostrophes so this would have taken me ages (e: i tried fattening up the one part of the moon because i decided i don’t care about astronomical correctness of the crescent and … it may just be perfect now :O)

@otso
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Ooh! Yeah, the curve on that moon looks a lot more like the original you sent. I have little experience too. If you’re interested, I was following this tutorial shared to me by another lemmy user

EDIT: Oh yeah, and I have no idea why I didn’t think of that. My little bear should absolutely be my email signature too.

Maya
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thanks for the tutorial :D I don’t know what I’m going to use this for exactly – my life these days is lived mostly in proportional fonts – but this is the kind of skill I’d like to have :)

@otso
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No problem! I’m just passing it along. I tought I would add that I use a proportional font on my website too and put my ascii art in '<pre><code>` tags. Then I just have my css unobtrusively switch:

pre {
        font-family: monospace;
        white-space: pre;
}

Without borders, it works well inline, and the font change isn’t super obnoxious when it’s just ascii art.

@ErrorCode
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I am getting flashbacks to Windows 2.0.

SnowCode
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You seem to really enjoy light :p

@otso
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yeah, lately i’ve prefered it. it just feels simple/clean

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