Nyan Cat should need no introduction – but what it does need is a home on your desktop.

Okay, ‘need‘ is over stating it, but for some of us (i.e. the easily nyaned) the thought of having an adorable pop-tarting kitten nyaning away on our desktops is just too cute to resist.

Of the many ways to bring the rainbow-riding feline to your desktop, the most nerdtastic (albeit silent) of these is running Nyan Cat via the Terminal.

Pointless? Maybe. Cute? Definitely.

Play NyanCat in GNOME Terminal

Open a new Terminal window (or tab) and enter the following code:

Updated 2018: the command no longer works.

telnet miku.acm.uiuc.edu
pointless terminal