When was the last time you used the terminal on your computer? Unless you're a programmer, or if you're obsessed with the terminal like me, chances are you've never launched that thing on your PC or Mac.
So let me give you a reason to do it right now.
The Reddit u / ghostreport user has created an Instagram client for the terminal for "pure fun", He says. The client uses Python 3 to work and is actually quite a simple script to run, even if it doesn't comment on how difficult it would have been to actually write the script. Hats off to ghostreport for that.
Of course, when I came across this, it sparked my interest, so yes, I installed and tried it.
What makes the Instagram terminal client fun (at least for a while) that makes your Instagram posts in ASCII complete … which means you'll have to struggle to make sense of the photos most of the time, but they can also seem incredibly amazing times.
Also, if you don't like ASCII, you can also use the "-color" flag while invoking the script to make the images into large colored blocks that basically resemble the low resolution versions of the images, as if we were back in the l et of the dial-ups (or a BSNL network in the current day and age, if for this).
If you are interested in taking a look at yourself, you can go take a look at GitHub; don't forget to give it a star, it definitely deserves it.
The installation instructions are all available on the GitHub readme for the project and use PIP for installation (which you would have if you are using a Mac) and it works with a simple command 'python3 start.py'. No biggie.