An animation made with pure text
If there's one thing programmers were ever good for it was for utilizing text in new and unheard of ways. I come from the demoscene, and have witnessed countless times how prods use text in many different artful/creative ways other than just displaying a message.
Wikipedia has an article on TextMode demos. You should give it a read:
I'm sure there's more out there, but those two really rock.
So my contribution was this:
A while back, my humans.txt went slightly viral after a tweet by @divya. I never knew one tweet could bring so many hits in such a small amount of time, so well done Divya, and her technorati crew of followers who propelled me even further into this whole Web development thing.
A star shape is not the only rendering available; there is also a cube, a triangle, and a ball to play with. You can also watch a Youtube video if you want to see how it should look in a modern browser; or you can download the sourcecode here, from Github: