All of us use the keyboard to create symbols daily. Look at the thumbnail. That’s a simple symbol created with just four keys. Symbols existed even before the alphabets. Over the years they have been part of folklore, myths and legends.
Text art pictures created with basic keyboard characters in fixed width fonts. http://asciiartist.com
Curated by Laura Brown
You know you're doing a fun gig when you get to do things like the above on billable hours.
Full story: writing a test suite for reading data from eID cards. It makes sense to decode the JPEG data which you read from the card, so that you know there's no error in the lower-layer subroutines (which would result in corruption). And since we've decoded it anyway, why not show it in the test suite log? Right.