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Watch the World Cup – in text

Just seen a pretty amazing thing at the LXF Team Blog. It seems you can watch the World Cup on your PC. No, no, in pure text mode. It only seems to work when there’s a match on, so I haven’t had a chance to look yet, but I’m sure I will before the tournament is up.

If you’ve got a Unix-based system (Linux, Mac OS X etc), run telnet ascii-wm.net 2006 from a terminal, but do it when there’s a match on. Quality’s not quite as good as HDTV, no doubt.

In fact, Windows users should be able to watch as well, run a telnet program (HyperTerminal on XP??, or try PuTTY) and connect to ascii-wm.net, port 2006.

And here’s to my first real post on my blog in WordPress!

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