We just launched a site, inspired by the great Johnny Cash Project, that enables people to participate in creating a new version of a Sarah Harmer video. For non-Canadians, Sarah is a popular singer-songwriter here in Canada. Users pick a frame from the video, and then draw, trace or illustrate on top of it in our online tool. For every frame they draw, Mountain Equipment Co-op (Canada's REI) will donate a quarter to Sarah Harmer's Protecting Escarpment Rural Land.
I was using TaskPaper for something I later wanted to put on the web. Given that TaskPaper's uses a pretty simple text format, I was surprised that my Googling to find something to convert the TaskPaper file to html failed. So, here's a Perl script to do that if you need it.
I've done some work with the Infodump, & it felt like I was rewriting boilerplate before I got to the interesting stuff. Inspired by psgrep from the Perl Cookbook, I wrote something to filter the Infodump files by simple criteria.
Garkov is a comic strip generator that uses Markov chains to synthesize new Garfield strips based on transcripts of several hundred existing strips. The output varies nicely from plausible to surreal to downright incoherent. [more inside]
Riffing on an old idea/joke that came up in Metatalk today, I've put together this little blues name generator. Because why should Leukemia Sweet Pepper Tyler have all the fun?