Toogle Retro Back to ASCII Art? Or Not?

Toogle takes a twist and strong copy of Google’s Image search except rather than return images scraped from web pages, it returns a visual representation of the search words made entirely out of text.

it harkens back to the old monochrome terminal days of ASCII art. But this is way more fun…

Toogle is a Text version of Googles Image Search. Currently it creates images out of the very term that was used to fetch those images, later we will endeavour to create images out of the search terms entered by users past and present. But for now please, go play.

I have absolutely no idea why you would want to do this, or why anybody would delve into programming such a thing, but it is just plain quirky… fun.

For example:

Even the MLX has been Toogled.

And then of course, one has vanity Toolging, so here is my own self Toogle. I could not really make out what this image was until I moved way-way back fomr the screen and recognized some details from my own photo I posted on some forgotten web site where I am laying across the 4 corners monument.

I only found this by exploring some side links from something else I perhaps jumped to read from my RSS feeds. I enjoy this serendipituous way of stumbling into interesting corners of the web. You will never find these just by searching engines or reading what you think so called experts have to say. You gotta get out there and click around. Don’t just blog about what everyone else is- dive in to the murky web waters and look for a glint of gold.

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An early 90s builder of the web and blogging Alan Levine barks at CogDogBlog.com on web storytelling (#ds106 #4life), photography, bending WordPress, and serendipity in the infinite internet river. He thinks it's weird to write about himself in the third person.