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MONODRAW rocks!

A powerful ASCII art editor designed for the Mac.

Today, I discovered this little gem of an app: MONODRAW.

It's a visual ASCII art editor. Think Visio for ASCII art. Simple, beautiful, useful.

I intend to use it at work to draw network diagrams. No, it's not as powerful as Visio, but on the other hand nothing beats the simplicity of being able to open a diagram with a text editor and update the details. (Plus a diagram in ASCII art gets extra geek points. :-)

You guys, at helftone, are the best.

A simple diagram I created in a few minutes.

                       .---------------.                                       
                   _.-'                 `--.                                   
                  /                         \          +----------------+      
                 (         Internet          )---------|    VDSL modem  |      
                  `.                       ,'          +----------------+      
                    `--.               _.-'                     |              
                        `-------------'                         |              
                                                     +---------------------+   
 __  __                  _                           |Switch  #   #  #  #  |   
|  \/  |___ _ _  ___  __| |_ _ __ ___ __ __          +--------+---+--+--+--+   
| |\/| / _ \ ' \/ _ \/ _` | '_/ _` \ V  V /          +--------+   |  |  |      
|_|  |_\___/_||_\___/\__,_|_| \__,_|\_/\_/           |       +----+  |  +-+    
                                                     |       |       |    |    
 ___         _         _ _ _                         |       |     +-+    |    
| _ \___  __| |__ ___ | | | |                    +------+    |     |      |    
|   / _ \/ _| / /(_-< |_|_|_|                    |Webcam|    |     |      |    
|_|_\___/\__|_\_\/__/ (_|_|_)                    +------++------+  |  +-------+
                                                         | RPi1 |  |  |Laptop |
                                                         +------+  |  +-------+
                                                               +------+        
                                                               | RPi2 |        
                                                               +------+        

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