Back when I was still learning Python in 2008, one of the first “fun” scripts I wrote was a text generator using Markov chains. I’d run it against all the chat logs I had with people at work and serve the results from a webserver on my computer. THe results were often amusing and sometimes hilarious.
Since I’ve been going through my old scripts lately, I thought I’d update that script to Python 3 (read: add parentheses around print params and use pathlib) and run it against all the posts on this here site. I added the script to my deploy script for this site (thus further worsening my build times), so it should generate a new page every hour or so. I also added the generated markdown file to gitignore so it never gets saved to the repo. Every output of this script will be fleeting and ephemeral!