Some time ago I blogged about how to make your sysadmin more enjoyable with figlet and toilet console ASCII art text generators
Besides toilet and figlet another cool entertainment proggie is cowsay. On my home Linux router I use cowsay together with a tiny shell script to generate me a random Cow Ascii Art fun picture each time I login to my Linux. cowrand is set to run for my user through ~/.bashrc.
In the spirit of ascii art fun arts today I've stumbled on another cool and uselesss few kilobytes program called "SL". SL is very simple all it does is it cheers up you by displaying a an animated train going through the screen once you type by mistake "sl" instead of ls (list command).
To enjoy it on debian based distributions install it with apt:
# apt-get install --yes sl
SL 's name is a playful joke itself as well it stands for Steam Locomotive.
To get some more ASCII art fun, try telnetting to towel.blinkenlights.nl – There is a synthesised ASCII Art text version video of Star Wars – Episode IV
# telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl
If you know other cool ASCII art animation scripts / ASCII art games or anything related to ASCII art for Linux / Windows, please drop me a comment.