by Alan Levine https://cog.dog/
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What is This?
See https://cogdog.github.io/permutator for a "stunning" demo where you can see maybe what "COGDOG" stands for?
This is github based SPLOT for randomizing the possible words to make up nebulous acronyms like SPLOT first done in a hard coded way at https://splot.ca -- GIF version here
Ah, but now we have a new twist. Rather than having the word choices being hard coded in a file, they are defined by json files in the
/wordsrc directory on this site.
Try this reproduction of the original SPLOT mix
and a favorite pal
Specifications for JSON Format
this is rough now, needs refinement for sure!
The URl parameter for
wordsrc= specifies the name of a json data file in the
wordsrc/ directory so a file named
felix.json is requested by the URL https://cogdog.github.io/permutator/?wordsrc=felix
To create your own permutator, you could download this repo and run from your own server. Then, make versions of the data files in the
/wordsrc directory. OR... and even more fun, just add your own files to this repo.
Download a copy of an existing data file, modify to fit your own permutating message, and submit as a pull request. The json data fields are:
title: The main title that appears in yellow
background: The background image; either local if uploaded to the
images director or a full URL to source image
attribution: credit for image, added to the footer
allwords: an array of arrays for the word choices (see an example)
Ultimately, if I were a decent coder, I should build a tool that generates some json...