Saturday, 13 Sep 2003
Back in 1996 I wrote a little Java applet called PixelToy for
HotWired's WebMonkey site.
Visitors to the PixelToy web page would see an 18x18 canvas of fat
pixels where they could paint. Brush strokes would be transmitted to
everyone else visiting the same page, so you could see other people
drawing. It was pretty fun.
PixelToy was written for Java 1.0.2 and ran acceptably over a 28.8Kbps
modem on my Mac Quadra. The client is a single 12K Java class file.
Unfortunately it requires a server (written in Java) that is no longer
running, so it's no longer online. But I keep the source code
available for old time's sake:
Download PixelToy source (24K)
(My applet has nothing to do with LairWare's PixelToy,
which came along later.)
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