Came down to the basement to do something and discovered my 6yo had been trying to play video games on a root shell of a plotter. A++ hacking, kid. (Before you ask I do not know who told him about zork.)
@phooky why are you leaving a root shell open with kids in the house?
i left a computer unlocked since we got cats…
@meena it's on an embedded ARM device (am1808) with the root filesystem mounted read only. If he manages to get up to any significant mischief with that POS, I'll probably just give him a medal.
@phooky now i'm trying to imagine the sorts of games that can be played with a plotter as an output device
you are Harvard Symbologist Robert Langdon, and have encountered a computer terminal hooked up to a plotter and need to coax out its secrets
snake, but on a plotter
super bus rider 9000
just remembered that _Ad Verbum_ switches between e.g. "west" and "w" in its prose depending on what you write to it.
- a canvas that can be drawn but not erased
- corollary of that: fatal mistakes should be avoided
- the physicality of the turtle's location on the canvas
- the artwork produced when the session ends
mention of low grade electronic text porn from the 1980s
@phooky i'm pretty sure the first text adventure i ever became aware of was a copy of SOFTPORN.EXE (.COM?) in a stash of pirated games the IT guys loaded on my dad's 286 zenith work laptop, so all in all he could be doing a lot worse.
@phooky Impressive! Submitting commands, interpreting the output, even using the output to try and infer what a correct command might look like (-sh)...
@phooky to be fair, that *is* how you would launch a program, provided it's in a PATH directory. Though, why would you put video games in your PATH?
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