Entries from 2019

Friday, 5th April 2019: Crawling for frames
Another benefit of having the data in the URL is that, to some extent at least, the web will have scattered across it teletext frames in the form of edit.tf (and zxnet.co.uk) URLs. These URLs are trivial to identify and can be converted easily into frames. …
Monday, 8th April 2019
Half a dozen new frames from Dogetext in the examples archive. Later in the day, one more. A vintage frame from TVE was reconstructed by the same author, with a subtle hold graphics trick.
Thursday, 9th May 2019
Nikki and Bunty have got into teletext and are sending me frames.
Friday, 7th June 2019: The Chunky Fringe
Teletext scene news! I learned today through the Digitiser 2000 letters page that David Walford is putting on a free event happening on the afternoon before Digitiser Live on the 20th July. …
Tuesday, 18th June 2019
In especially older programs, you'd get a tip of the day when you started up the program. In edit.tf, I had a message like this on the UI which plugged an artist or pointed people to other editors to try out. …
Sunday, 23rd June 2019: Teletext at Nova
Demoparties are computer art festivals, often spanning a whole weekend. They feature demos, whose purpose is to show off computer graphic art, music and programming skills. …
Tuesday, 23rd July 2019: Dots and dashes
Some people call the editor 'edit-tf', which is the name of the repository. Other — seemingly more — people call the editor 'edit.tf', which is the URL of the editor, and hopefully will be for a long time. …
Thursday, 12th September 2019: Frames in backlinks
A neat property resulting from the URL being the frame's data is that tools like OpenLinkProfiler allow you to find the source of teletext pages out there in the wild, on the web, which have been posted as edit.tf URLs. …
Friday, 13th September 2019: Flashparty 2019
The Flashparty 2019 demoparty in Buenos Aires is accepting remote teletext entries. Jellica did the flyer.
Sunday, 15th September 2019
Steve 'Horsenburger' Horsley has started live-streaming on Twitch.
Autumnal Equinox 2019: Post your frames' source data and grow the scene!
Today is the autumnal equinox. Round here in Somerset, whether you ask the farming community who have been partying away at the harvest homes in the last few weeks, or the pagans celebrating in Glastonbury, it's a time associated with the harvest. …