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Writing Code in MS Paint [Animation]

In this entertaining little animation (bonus points for being in animated GIF form), the creator illustrates how it is possible to use MS Paint to write computer code.

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HN reader perlgeek explains how: “The maker of the picture wrote the code first in a text editor, and then for each triple of ASCII characters he found the corresponding RGB value, and set one pixel to it. Since the bitmap is just a header (the mojibake you see at the start of the text file) and then a bunch of data bytes, the data bytes can be read as plain text again.”

(via HN)

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