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In 2014, I added ASCII art to Sidekiq's bootup, the now-infamous kicker.

I thought "I need something even better for Sidekiq Pro customers". I recalled my BBS years and thought ANSI art would be awesome.

I found an ANSI artist on DeviantArt and emailed him about commissioning something similar. He replied, saying "I don't charge for my work, here's something for free (!!!)".

That's how I got Roy/SAC, world famous ANSI artist, to build Sidekiq Pro's boot screen.

roysac.com

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@mperham woah, I didn't know sidekiq pro came with such a next level banner!

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