Text art pictures created with basic keyboard characters in fixed width fonts. http://asciiartist.com
Curated by Laura Brown
When writers choose a font, they generally do so because of the character it imparts to their text. But for coders it's the opposite: they want a font that is generally characterless, so as not to obfuscate the massive bodies of code. Consequently, most coders prefer retro-style monospaced fonts, where each character takes up the exact same amount of horizontal space. Because a single typo can mess everything up, these simple, monospaced fonts make code a lot easier to read. They also make it easy for coders to do things like format discrete columns in their code for comments on the right side of a page.
Why do we use fonts not designed for readers? Fancy fonts are nice for creating images with text or using as titles and headers. But for reading content it seems a better reading font is required. Think about the fonts book publishers have been using for generations of books and people.
DragonFly BSD is a free and open source Unix-like operating system created as a fork of FreeBSD 4.8. Matthew Dillon, an Amiga developer in the late 1980s and early 1990s and a FreeBSD developer between 1994 and 2003, began work on DragonFly BSD in June 2003 and announced it on the FreeBSD mailing lists on 16 July 2003.
Threshold is a roleplaying enforced MUD that has been in operation since June 1996. Its focus is on providing a place for roleplaying in addition to traditional MMO/MUD style gameplay. It has as many as 70-100 players online at any given time.