I concieved the idea a couple of days ago to create a magic 8-ball. Not sure what gave me the idea. Things like this flash through my miniscule mind on a pretty steady basis. Usually it goes in one neuron and out the other. This time it was a bit different.
I had scribbled a few notes on it on the back of a scrap piece of envelope at the toy store. Robin keeps a stack of them for such spurious purposes, so I don’t waste good paper. I was packing up my stuff (laptop and all) to head home, but had left the envelope on the office desk. She picked it up and examined it, as she does most scribbled-on scraps of paper.
“What is this?” she queried. I explained the dubious concept to her, and she said “Neat.”
Well, that was all I needed to create the Sarcastic Magic 8-Ball. The code is PHP. The image was cobbled together on my old Jasc. It is actually a fairly simple script. Robin and the kids enjoyed asking yes or no questions and getting funny random responses. I put it on my impulse buy domain, www.ImNervous.com. Someday I will do something constructive with that domain. For now, it is just for fun.