Long long ago, in a telnet far, far away...

I don't remember exactly where I first heard of this, but it's been around online for a very long time.

If you're on a mac or linux system, open the terminal and enter "telnet". When the telnet terminal opens, enter "o" (as in open), then enter towel.blinkenlights.nl.

Neato ASCII entertainment ensues.

It just makes me so happy that someone put the time into making this, and that it's still online after all of these years.

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Can you explain telnet to me? 😄

Sure Ben!

Telnet is an old internet protocol that's hardly used any longer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telnet

If you're on a mac or linux system, open the terminal and enter "telnet". When the telnet terminal opens, enter "o" (as in open), then enter towel.blinkenlights.nl.

Neato ASCII entertainment ensues.

And as an aside...
Thanks for making this website! I like it!

Classic DEV Post from Jul 2

Who's looking for open source contributors? (July 2 edition)

Please shamelessly promote your project. Everyone who posted in previous weeks is welcome back this week, as always.

Dan Bonomo

Don't ghost on us ❤️

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