Trying to Make the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis)

I’ve been working on the Northern Lights (aurora borealis). But, it isn’t working out yet. This is not what I hoped for, not even close considering all the ideas I have tried. This is much smaller and overly simple than other ideas I have worked on. But, I’m ready for a break, fresh inspiration, or at least a chance to regroup.… Read the rest

Christmas Nativity Scene in ASCII Text Art

The nativity scene, or the manger scene, is one of the most religious based things about Christmas. My Grandmother was religious, a good Presbyterian. My Mother took us to church and sometimes she still goes herself. But we didn’t have a very religious way of life. It let all of us make up our own mind and I appreciated that.… Read the rest

FAQ from

This domain ( is for sale. I copied their ASCII Art FAQ. It may be repeated from information on Wikipedia, but it’s worth keeping around.

Ascii Art Information

ASCII art is a graphic design technique that uses computers for presentation and consists of pictures pieced together from the 95 printable (from a total of 128) characters defined by the ASCII Standard from 1963 and ASCII compliant character sets with proprietary extended characters (beyond the 128 characters of standard 7-bit ASCII).… Read the rest