Looks tasty! (may crash browser) June 10, 2002 7:04 AM   Subscribe

Looks tasty!
posted by NortonDC to MetaFilter-Related at 7:04 AM (24 comments total)

Holy crap, I haven't locked my browser up like that in years!
posted by Wulfgar! at 7:45 AM on June 10, 2002

Locked up? It showed up immediately for me.

*Way* cool image!
posted by maudlin at 7:48 AM on June 10, 2002

Neato! And useful, too!
posted by Marquis at 9:48 AM on June 10, 2002

Now I see what Mr. Haughey does in his spare time!

How in God's name did you find that?
posted by evanizer at 10:47 AM on June 10, 2002

that locked my browser as well. no good.
posted by Frasermoo at 10:52 AM on June 10, 2002

Totally sweet.
posted by rocketman at 11:04 AM on June 10, 2002

Rendered fine here. Groovy. :)
posted by dejah420 at 11:12 AM on June 10, 2002

What the heck does "fime" mean?
posted by jjg at 11:14 AM on June 10, 2002

I was looking for a graphic I think I saw linked at MeFi, the black nose of a brown cow with funky little horns nearly filling the frame while it's black tongue is out in the middle of slurping the camera. I tried main google with site:metafilter.com jpg and that was the top return. I guess I was feeling lucky.

Moving that search over to the images area, with jpg or gif, is enlightening...

Also interesting is that even the light version of google's naughty-filter stomps all over the search results, killing more than 75% of the results.

Anybody got a link for that cow picture? A green field with some trees in the far background was visible around the cow's head. Please share if you do. It's a classic.
posted by NortonDC at 11:25 AM on June 10, 2002

Hah! It becomes completely iconic if you highlight the text. Awesome.
posted by NortonDC at 11:32 AM on June 10, 2002


Is there a script for making ASCII images like these? I'd love to see it...
posted by Succa at 11:32 AM on June 10, 2002

the web ap that makes those was all the rage around here either in december or january. It was posted to the front page and everyone left links in the comments to what they made with it. I dug through the archives a bit but couldn't find it.
posted by palegirl at 11:35 AM on June 10, 2002

What the heck does "fime" mean?

FitaMelter, of course!
posted by mattpfeff at 11:36 AM on June 10, 2002

Hey, keep your filthy paws off of my Fita, you bastard pyromaniac.
posted by Ufez Jones at 11:55 AM on June 10, 2002

This seems to be the website in question. Can't find a FiMe thread.

(Also, you can't seem to dump the appropriate HTML into comment boxes, otherwise you'd be treated to a lovely, witty, image-to-Cabal-jargon picture. Sorry to disappoint.)
posted by Marquis at 12:05 PM on June 10, 2002

Ah. Here's the thread.
posted by Marquis at 12:07 PM on June 10, 2002

Oddly enough, that page is also the top return for mefimefimefimefimefimefimefimefimefimefimefimefimefimefi...
posted by NortonDC at 12:09 PM on June 10, 2002

I have a friend who had one of the first programs to do this. It's called MosAscii. It has a lot more options and looks like it renders the image a little better.

It is shareware and only $8. Just don't steal it, blacklisted license numbers get reported home. If someone can give me a link to that original jpeg I'll run it through the program to see what it comes out with.
posted by geoff. at 12:18 PM on June 10, 2002

249 seconds? That seems a little long. It would make more sense if it were doing some of the shading by using characters of varying densities, but it's really just outputting a bitmap in a strange format, hardly any processing involved.
posted by whatnotever at 4:08 PM on June 10, 2002

yeah, 249 seconds is a long time, but I'm guessing that at the time that he had it converted, all of metafilter was converting their pictures as well :) That server was getting hammered.
posted by jnthnjng at 7:24 AM on June 11, 2002

Any leads on that photo? I've still got my fingers crossed.
posted by NortonDC at 8:28 AM on June 11, 2002

also, aalib.
posted by sonofsamiam at 10:35 AM on June 11, 2002

There is a cow licking you here.

Courtesy of an absent friend.
posted by Skot at 12:32 PM on June 11, 2002


Thank you, Skot.
posted by NortonDC at 12:59 PM on June 11, 2002

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