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A userless, interfaceless website and mindmap generator that creates interesting things from URLs.
May 14, 2010 4:26 PM   Subscribe

A userless, interfaceless website and mindmap generator that creates interesting things from URLs.
This app formats bits of text that are specified in a URL (anything before ".theintor.net") and modifies it based on whatever follows that URL (anything after ".theintor.net"). I haven't exactly figured out what it's for, specifically, but I've been having a lot of fun playing with it; sending large-sized messages to people; making "art" and duplicating classics. I also figure there's some utility in generating diagrams.
posted by clawtros (10 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
This project was posted to MetaFilter by carsonb on May 15, 2010: THE INTOR.NET

This is fucking awesome.
posted by chunking express at 6:44 PM on May 14, 2010


YES.
posted by carsonb at 10:37 AM on May 15, 2010


I'm overjoyed that you're enjoying it! I'm still adding text filters to the thing, like ROT-13, trying to make the graph scale a bit more legibly, and contemplating putting in some obnoxious javascript effects.

Fully open to any suggestions for additional url modifiers or translations.
posted by clawtros at 12:12 PM on May 15, 2010


It would be interesting if this had some kind of built-in tinyurl / bit.ly style feature, so that you could create a URL that made an interesting page without the need to give away the message in the URL itself.
posted by edwardvielmetti at 7:19 PM on May 15, 2010


I was planning on making something along those lines, seeing as I could pare the links down to their IDs or somesuch, but I figured I couldn't obscure it much better than bit.ly et al already do.
posted by clawtros at 12:56 PM on May 16, 2010


I added an index page, and figured out a bizarre new way to post updates.
posted by clawtros at 1:02 PM on May 16, 2010


I made the display states of the things persistent, which might be a huge mistake on my part, but it seemed to go with the whole democracy-of-vandalism that it's got going on. Whenever a page is viewed with something that affects the display, that state gets saved and used as the default.

I also added some javascript effects.
posted by clawtros at 6:07 PM on May 17, 2010


It would be interesting if this had some kind of built-in tinyurl / bit.ly style feature, so that you could create a URL that made an interesting page without the need to give away the message in the URL itself.
There's now an obfuscated link if you view source.
posted by clawtros at 5:38 PM on May 18, 2010


I don;t understand what's happening or how to make things work.
posted by mippy at 1:34 PM on May 19, 2010


You just type a message in front of the domain in the URL http://theintor.net. For example, http://you-type-a-message---in-front-of-the---domain-in-the-URL.theintor.net. You put stuff after the domain to transform your message. For example, http://you-type-a-message---in-front-of-the---domain-in-the-URL.theintor.net/bgFFCC60/uc/
posted by chunking express at 1:39 PM on May 19, 2010


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