I'm pleased to note that even, my Mastodon server where the only letter you are allowed to post is "e", has seen increased activity in the last few days.

Thanks Eeeeelon!

@nicknicknicknick they have a... detente... uh a treaty... uh... "mollification policy"

@darius has anyone attempted to make ascii art using the E's to form other letters yet

or has that happened and they used it to form yet another letter E instead

@rwmpelstilzchen here's one to add that I quite like:
Guess a country from its exports.
I found it instructive.

@darius People haven't started encoding messages in binary using e and E yet?

@darius arch enemies of! Or perhaps where all of the unused 'e's end up?

@darius did you specifically choose E as the only valid letter to make sure that all the transfems flock to your instance, or is it a coincidence that it is E out of all letters? xD

There are so many ways to encode arbitrary data when all characters you have are e, E, and space. But then maybe I'm just too boring.

@grishka @darius

Can go with Morse Code:

E eeee eE E eEEEEe eee
EEe eEe e eE E eeEEe

or binary if you prefer

eEeEeEee eEEeEeee eEEeeeeE eEEEeEee eeEeeEEE eEEEeeEE eeEeeeee eEEeeEEE eEEEeeEe eEEeeEeE eEEeeeeE eEEEeEee eeEeeeeE

@grishka @darius

For Morse:

$ echo "Your text here" | morse -s | sed 's/-/E/g;s/\./e/g' | fmt -99999

For binary, using the Python REPL:

$ python -q
>>> ' '.join(bin(ord(c))[2:].zfill(8).replace('0', 'e').replace('1', 'E') for c in "Your text here")

@ed1conf @grishka is there actually an ed(1) conference because I would like to attend

@darius @grishka

It exists mostly as a Twitter/Masto account for sharing ed(1) tips, tricks, and encounters of ed in the wild.

I'm a little more lax on Masto, also including other CLI-related stuff like the above CLI stuff.

@meena in retrospect, tr would work better in this case. My initial work used just `morse` rather than `morse -s` so I needed sed to transform di/dit/dah and didn't back-modify it when I switched to using -s.


meena@76ix ~> echo 'Dolphins are cute' | morse -s | tr -- '-.' 'Ee' | fmt -999
Eee EEE eEee eEEe eeee ee Ee eee

eE eEe e

EeEe eeE E e

meena@76ix ~>

what's that trailing 'eeeEeE' ?
echo -n doesn't get rid of it either, just moves it a line up

@meena Interesting. I don't get that with morse(6) on my FreeBSD box, but I do with Debian & OpenBSD. Looking at the source

it appears to be "SK", the "silent key", indicating the end-of-transmission.

this is an incredible project thank you for doing this 🙏

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