My MixedMessages project is a little less random than I’d initially expected, but it’s a step towards a project I’ve wanted to do for a while: Paul Ford’s anxiety box.
The script asks you what you’re afraid of, then tells you that things are as bad as you imagine. Obviously this sort of behavior is not helpful. But since my anxious brain sometimes does this anyways, I’d like to be able to offload that to silicon so I can stop doing it in my head where it actually has an impact.
This part isn’t quite at the point of fully automating despair, it still requires user input. But later on I could have it store answers and spit out messages of despair (maybe even piped through
cowsay if you’re at the terminal.