Recently on Hacker News it has become common place to bash PHP. There was an article posted to the site with a title of “At 14, is PHP Finally Growing Up?” which started a slew of flame bait. I took it upon myself to post this morsel of a comment:
I would like to argue the C language argument here. If I want to shoot myself in the foot, the language should let me. If I want to paint the Mona Lisa, the language should let me. PHP does that.
That prompted a few snarky remarks about which resolutions and to what extent PHP could paint the Mona Lisa.
So I did it.
Favicon Size: http://williamriggins.com/mona.php?x=10&y=10
Code (minus base64′d image constant): http://pastie.org/506643