Random Culture Ship Name Picker
October 21, 2016 10:19 PM   Subscribe

Random Culture Ship Name Picker
You know that thing that happens three or four times a day when you need a random name for something, say a new soft drink or a recently discovered virus strain, so you say "I know, I'll use a ship name from Iain Banks' brilliant Culture novels!", and you have to google it, and eventually find the list on wikipedia which is fine, but you really just want a name, or maybe 2 or 3 names so you can pick, and not to have to read through a whole wikipedia page?

Picks 1 or more random Culture ship names, like so:

~: python shipnames.py 3

Cargo Cult
Nervous Energy

"-s" makes it slugify the names:

~: python shipnames.py 5 -s


"-l" lowercases them, "-a" prints put all them names in alphabetical order.

Do pip install -r requirements.txt in the 'shipnames' directory so it installs all the dependencies.
Role: Programmer
posted by signal (2 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

My name is GSV The Ends Of Invention and I approve this Project.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 1:15 AM on October 27, 2016

This is an awesome project. I have been using my own extracted from wikipedia list of ship names for host names.
posted by adventureloop at 7:31 AM on October 28, 2016

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