Pipe Viewer, Bit-rate, ASCII Animations
Controlling bit-rate in a pipe
I needed a utility to control the speed (i.e., bit-rate) at which data is outputted from a file. One solution for this is the Pipe Viewer utility, which has a Guix package:
It is designed to do a lot of other things as well, but it can be used simply to limit bit-rate of data through the program. For 2400 b/s:
An entertaining application of this is reproducing old vt100 ASCII animations:
I tried this out, and it is pretty entertaining! Not sure how "useful" it is, but definitely entertaining!