various other things

by llizard (aka ejm)

updated 30 August 2008
MOST RECENT: constellation: Ursa Major (The Great Bear)

page 1 (abacus – bridge)

A abacus . Adam and Eve . airplane . alphabet . anchor . angel
B bar . bra . boot . bottle . bowing . boy . bridge
C caduceus . cafe . camera . carpet . cemetary gates . chair . clock . columns . constellation (Ursa Major)
D dolls . door
E pushing the envelope
F faces . feather . fire & fireplace . first aid kit . flags . fleur de lys . footwear . fox
G girl
H hands . handbasket . hat . highheeled shoes . hospital items . house & tree . Humpty Dumpty
K kicked out . kimono & sash . knitting
L lamp . legs
M man and his dog . market . mittens . Mother and child
N Narcissus . newspaper
P pen & ink . placard (sign, scroll) . poison . puppet . pyramids and sphinx
R radio
S Salome . scissors . scream . sewing machine . shower . skull & crossbones . sleep (or lack thereof) . sneeze . snowglobe . stairs . surprise
T table . taxtime . telephone . television . toaster . tombstone . towel . treasure chest . tree . trophy
U umbrella . urn
W watering the lawn . wind
Y yawn

abacus:

     ==================
      |@@@@----@|--@@|
      |@@@----@@|--@@|
      |@@----@@@|--@@|
      |@----@@@@|--@@|
      |@@@@@----|@--@|
ejm   |@@@@----@|@--@|
     ==================

    here is a 5 line abacus. (Sorry if the beads are wrong; I don't
    know how to count with an abacus.)

     __________________
      |::::====:|==::|
      |::====:::|==::|
ejm   |:====::::|:==:|
     __________________

I now know how to count with an abacus; here is a 5 line abacus that looks a little more like an abacus:

      ___________________
     |_:_:_:_:_:_:_:_:_:_|
     | ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! |
ejm  | : : : : : : : : : |
     |_:_:_:_:_:_:_:_:_:_|



6 line soroban:
      ___________________
     | o o o o o o o o o |
     |_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|
     | | | | | | | | | | |
ejm  | 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 |
     |_8_8_8_8_8_8_8_8_8_|

Russian abacus:
      ================
      |----0000000000|
      |----0000000000|
      |----0000000000|
      |----------0000|
      |----0000000000|
      |----0000000000|
      |----0000000000|
      |----0000000000|
      |----0000000000|
ejm   |----0000000000|
      ================

Chinese abacus:
      ___________________
     | O O O O O O O O O |
     | O O O O O O O O O |
     |_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|
     | | | | | | | | | | |
     | O O O O O O O O O |
     | O O O O O O O O O |
     | O O O O O O O O O |
ejm  | O O O O O O O O O |
     |_O_O_O_O_O_O_O_O_O_|

old fashioned soroban:
      ___________________
     | O O O O O O O O O |
     |_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|
     | | | | | | | | | | |
     | O O O O O O O O O |
     | O O O O O O O O O |
     | O O O O O O O O O |
ejm  | O O O O O O O O O |
     |_O_O_O_O_O_O_O_O_O_|

soroban:
      ___________________
     | O O O O O O O O O |
     |_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|
     | | | | | | | | | | |
     | O O O O O O O O O |
     | O O O O O O O O O |
ejm  | O O O O O O O O O |
     |_O_O_O_O_O_O_O_O_O_|

  /  |           _
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      ___________________________________________________
     |(_) (_) (_) (_) (_) (_) (_) (_) (_) (_) (_) (_) (_)|
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     |(_) (_) (_) (_) (_) (_) (_) (_) (_) (_) (_) (_) (_)|
     |(_) (_) (_) (_) (_) (_) (_) (_) (_) (_) (_) (_) (_)|
ejm  |(_)_(_)_(_)_(_)_(_)_(_)_(_)_(_)_(_)_(_)_(_)_(_)_(_)|


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ejm  |(_)_(_)_(_)_(_)_(_)_(_)_(_)_(_)_(_)_(_)_(_)_(_)_(_)|


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     |<_> <_> <_> <_> <_> <_> <_> <_> <_> <_> <_> <_> <_>|
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|  (__) (__) (__) (__)  (__)  (__)  (__)  (__)  (__)  (__) (__) (__) (__) |
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To soroban ASCII-animation
To soroban gif animation
To Abacus: Mystery of the Bead how to use an abacus
To Lee abacus demonstration

Adam and Eve:

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airplane:

Yak:
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__________________\  \___________________
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ejm                   `(.)

This drawing is based on a photo of a YAK that used to be at http://www.novagate.com/~jmartin/yak.jpg (A somewhat similar image is here: http://www.airplane-pictures.net/image18943.html).

I see that in my haste, I forgot to add the propeller. Here it is:

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alphabet:

I call this font ejm3line:

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(Those are supposed to be Ä Ö Ü ä ö ü ß)

I was going to call it ejm2line but I wasn’t too keen on the lower case letters.

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alpha/omega

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A fellow asked for the letters “TSG” to be illuminated with roses. Using Figlet “big” as a guide for the letters, I gave it a shot.

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He wasn’t happy and wanted something more realistic like the roses Joan Stark has drawn. So using one of her roses as a template, I tried again, and finally, the fellow was satisfied. Many thanks to Joan for the loan of her roses.

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anchor:

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angel:

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   Avenging angels:

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Click on angels playing instruments if you would like to see more angels.

bar:

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Nina Liedtke (I think) in the Polish ascii-art newsgroup used this figure and said that it was a star.

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I suggested that it was a fox:

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boot:

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boy:

Hot sand -without shoes
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-with shoes
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bra:

18 hour playtex: 

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Sure, it’s like armor, but you can see the excellent result for yourself:

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Of course, you may be crippled for life, especially if you exceed the 18 hours, but you’ll LOOK great!

bottle:

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bowing:

bowing to a commoner:

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bowing to royalty:

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I was thinking about the chess game I played recently when my queen bit the dust after an elegant move from my opponent.

Royalty bows to Royalty:

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bridge:

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  ejm ~~~~~|xx|~~~~~~~~~~~~~|x|~~~ ~~  ~   ~

To various other things (page 1: abacus – bridge)
To various other things (page 2: caduceus – girl)
To various other things (page3: hands – surprise)
To various other things (page4: taxtime – yawn)

©ejm 1996-2001, 2005