The asciiart gem is a way to convert local files or URLs into command line
asciiart.

*In Code:*
require 'asciiart'
a = AsciiArt.new("/Users/sschor/Desktop/uncle_larry.jpg")
  => #<AsciiArt:0x00000100878678
@file=#<File:/Users/sschor/Desktop/uncle_larry.jpg>>
puts a.to_ascii_art
  => ...untold glory follows

*From The Command Line using the 'asciiart' executable:*
$ asciiart ~/Desktop/uncle_larry.jpg
or even
$ asciiart http://www.google.com/images/srpr/logo3w.png

*Dependencies:*
It relies on rmagick, so...you know...make sure your have imagemagick
installed.

*Where:*
Github:       https://github.com/eastmedia/asciiart
Rubygems: http://rubygems.org/gems/asciiart

*Thanks:*
Many thanks to our employer, Eastmedia, for allowing us to develop this on
the company dime.

Please use, file issues, and fork away.