April 24, 2010 AT 10:30 am

Apple //t – bootable Twitter floppy with old-school tweets


Apple //t – bootable Twitter floppy with old-school tweets. yergacheffe writes –

The Apple II has 2 graphics modes. Low-resolution mode, or LORES as the cool kids call it, supports 40×40 pixels with 16 fixed colors. The colors are bizarre – lots of blues but kind of short on reds. Two of the colors are the exact same shade of gray. The other mode is high-resolution mode (HIRES) which gives 240×192 pixels and 6 colors. But you can’t just put any color anywhere you want. You kinda lose half your horizontal resolution once you start using color and even then you can’t just put a green pixel next to an orange one. It’s unbelievably complicated. I wrote software on the PC to turn Twitter avatars into both LORES and HIRES graphic representations. The result is a cool 8-bit vibe, and in many cases the graphics are distant abstractions that bear little resemblance to the original image.

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