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ANSICHAN

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ANSICHAN fills your sad-looking terminal emulators on your riced-out GNU+Linux desktop with the fountain of 4chan. Jack into /a/ at:

nc fountain.hakase.org 4751

and /g/ at:

nc fountain.hakase.org 4752

telnet will probably work too, but ANSICHAN currently just spits UTF-8 over TCP, so telnet might not like everything it hears.

If you're not seeing the magic colors, make sure your terminal supports 256 colors and UTF-8.

Dude what

screenshot

Running Locally

You can run ANSICHAN locally (along with a local copy of fountain and phosphene if you want), but it takes some doing:

npm install
sudo npm install -g LiveScript
lsc -cb ansichan.ls
BOARD="a" PORT="4751" node ansichan.js

By default, ANSICHAN will run against fountain.hakase.org, and stream /a/ to port 4751. These can be controlled by the associated environment variables.

If there's a specific thread you want to watch, use the THREAD envar:

BOARD="g" PORT="4752" THREAD="40586640" node ansichan.js

License

Unlicense, except for the image-drawing code adapted from ansi-canvas, which is under:

MIT licensed Copyright (c) 2013 Nathan Rajlich <nathan@tootallnate.net>

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining
a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the
'Software'), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without
limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute,
sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to
whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following
conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all
copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED 'AS IS', WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY,
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE
AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER
LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM,
OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE
SOFTWARE.