After only a few steps he finds another marker-tile. He reads it aloud.
(It is getting late, and I see I am not heading towards
Toyatsuka. I will turn left here hoping to find the
Toyatsuka stream. I will leave bamboo on my path.
— azule, the 20th day of the 5th month.)
Morobu recalls reading about Toyatsuka
(塒塚) when he considered this pilgrimage to Fujisan. It is a smaller peak, perhaps the location of an earlier, now inactive volcano, on the west slope of the great mountain.
Just a little farther he notices dead bamboo stuck in the ground forming an X
. He is reminded of the Deuterocanonical Legend of SilentTimer, but does not fear a similar danger here, as there is no evidence of cairns or blue caves. This X
must be from azule
, nice wordlist
— I added a few to automeme
's vocabulary. I think "hamplyheresy
" should be two separate words though.
I also made a crude approximation of the random title generator, though yours will always be the Hexa-Director of Ondragzoort Pool.
Robert wrote: (meaning me, mrob27)
... [Randall] asked if I wanted him to make it out to Robert, but I said something to the effect of no, you don't have to put anything, you can if you want, but they said you wouldn't be personalizing ...
Well, hah. I love that. I love that he offered to sign it to include your name (as he might do for a friend or the President). I love that you stuck to the rules and refused. No offense, but I find that to be a bit crazy. The no offense part is probably that I would do exactly the same thing (including saying "you don't have to, but you could"). I, on the other hand, would have forever regretted not just agreeing to let him do it (because the waffling caused him to just write "Thanks"). I loved the many possible meaning for "thanks". ^_^
Yes, point taken. I tend to underestimate the importance of my own wants, as compared to those of other people. However, in this particular situation I think my decision was justified: after all, being mentioned in an xkcd comic is about the biggest personalization anyone could ever hope for. Get something personal and related to xkcd or Randall Munroe
got crossed off my bucket list so thoroughly that it took the next couple items (Ride in a balloon with Cory Doctorow
and Flash Roomba BIOS so it vacuums in fractal curves
) with it.
isn't going to set any records in that department
But actually, I guess the actual code
is not confusing at all, and I think I was tired when I wrote the part about "lost in returnConj
". I was wondering why they exist at all... I soon figured out they're how you handle changing one verb tense into another (rather than combining all the different verbs into a huge table like @Link
and I did).
The single-letter variables I was having trouble with were f
. All are part of OTToMeme.GET
, which is that self-calling-function-or-object. I wanted to figure out what the one-letter variables do, and they might appear after something other than "GET
", making them hard to search for. For example if you do "wolpy = this.GET
" then later you could do "wolpy.r
" to refer to r
. So if I want to figure out what r
is for, I have to do a global search for "r
" to find all the places it is used, and the smallness of r
makes that more labor-intensive. All of those single-letters are in fact used in ways that are not related to the attributes of the GET
object. But it turns out not to be that hard, for example there are only 10 matches for u
and only three of them are unrelated (where you're scanning or generating a <u>
True and falsish. I'm using the binary operator | against 0 to integerize/Math.floor the non-integer.
Oh yes of course. I read your "|
" as "||
I've added a few more of your xkcd
memes, though there are still lots I haven't tried to do yet. But I added a simple syllable-counter enabling a slightly molpier AUTOMEMEfication of xkcd #442 "Boom de Yada": I LOVE THE MINIPS. I LOVE WAITING FOR IT. THE OTTSCARS'S PRETTY COOL. BOOM DE YADA, BOOM DE YADA.
I LOVE THE WHEELSTICKS. I LOVE THE KETCHUPPING. THE MOOPY'S PRETTY COOL. BOOM DE YADA, BOOM DE YADA.
I LOVE MUSTARDISAR. I LOVE THE THWAPPING. OTTERONG'S PRETTY COOL. BOOM DE YADA, BOOM DE YADA.
...not always right, but often enough to be useful.
(BINMAN, BLITZ-RULER OF RAPTOR SEA)
IF YOU SUDDENLY BEGAN BLITZNAPPING STEADILY AT 1 NEWPAGE PER WIP,
HOW EXACTLY WOULD YOU **D?
WOULD YOU GO CAVE OR DOODLE FURIOUSLY FIRST?
(ETA: That's Pope
Binman, Blitz-Ruler of Raptor Sea to all of you. All right, where'd I put my mitre?)
(Oops it seems a little heavy today.)
Anyway, optional decree: Hypothetical questions —
the absurdier, the molpier!