Keeping track of the stupid things you and your friends say online that no one (else) should read
Quotes.txt is a simple Django web app that allows you to post funny things you and your friends say in chat to a "quotes.txt" file (in reality, some kind of database) and review all of the funny things you've said over the years, but with zero context. It's inspired by the quotes.txt @allanlawlor and I kept while I was working in government.
This is different from quote database sites like bash.org in a few important ways:
- Anyone can create a user account
- There are "friend groups" to allow only you and your friends to post quotes
- There is an HTTP API for posting your quotes in automated fashions
The last part is handy if you run a chat in Campfire or on IRC and want to create a bot that will automatically post a recent quote to the site. I encourage the bot to respond to
>> quotes.txt, because that's kind of hilarious.
You'll want to use virtualenv. You need Python 2.6 to run Quotes.txt. South is used for database migrations.
TODO: Provide more details about getting this Django app up and running.
Thanks to Mozilla's playdoh for some boilerplate ideas about handling local settings, app/lib/vendor folders, and package requirements.
Quotes.txt is MIT-licensed. You can do pretty much whatever you want with it, ftw.