I loved the articles in The Toast like this one (local archive). When I started this project, I had recently read someone on Twitter say they loved to make bots to automate jokes they thought were funny. I wanted to try.
I have quite a few favorites. For example:
You can make your own!
It used to show a list of recent searches, since a lot of my friends’ ideas for replacements were funny too. However, I eventually turned this off when I saw how many results were either shoddy automated SQL injection attempts, or cringe attempts to be “edgy” I didn’t really want on my domain.
I used it to
- Deepen my understanding of Python and CherryPy (version 1) and Next.JS and React (version 2)
- Learn more about the web (the design has come a long way, right?)
- Learn an important lesson about hosting user generated content