One of the guys on Jupiter Broadcasting spoke about a curl-able business card and I thought, “Gotta try it”.
A little searching led me to an example - the card of Bryan Jenks. I used Bryan’s work as a template. Here’s what my finished version looks like.
The basic concept is simple enough - put a slug of text on a web server and anyone can curl it. Following Bryan’s example, I’m using console escape codes to provide color. Here’s a few I find useful.
You’ll notice from the screen shot that I was able to test this with Hugo’s built-in server. I want to deploy this publicly though, so I went to bit.ly and took the long URL http://nextpertise.net/business_card.text and shortened it to bit.ly/brentbizcard.
The hardest part of this short project was getting the spacing to work out. There’s no magic, just testing, adjusting, and retesting. Not the most useful project, but it has a certain geek-cred. To access the card, just use curl.
curl -sL http://bit.ly/brentbizcard