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Scrolling Other Users

by VSarkiss (Monsignor)
on May 29, 2002 at 15:08 UTC ( #170101=monkdiscuss: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

I'm not sure if I should've labelled this (OT) or put it in Perl Monks Discussion. Maybe it belongs in Node Reaper's belly! You be the judge.

Occasionally when I scroll the browser window, a couple of nicks in Other Users will appear to blend into each other, sometimes with humorous results. Yesterday I thought I saw Madman logged in; turned out to be MeowChow and tadman next to each other. Today my mind blended snapdragon and beernuts into beerdragon. It would've been funnier as snapnuts, but that's accidental humor for you.

So I started thinking about some other possibilities, which I haven't "seen", but would be funny nonetheless. All I could come up with was Dog and Pony + ChemBoy = DogBoy.

Any other funny blends you can think of? Please, nothing insulting -- these nicks are personal.

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(jeffa) Re: Scrolling Other Users
by jeffa (Bishop) on May 29, 2002 at 16:17 UTC
    Couldn't resist. Forgive me for not using an XML parser.
    use strict; use LWP::Simple; my $xml = get(' +XML%20Ticker'); my @user = $xml =~ /username="([^"]+)"/g; for my $i (0..$#user - 1) { next unless int rand(4); my ($this,$that) = @user[$i,$i+1]; printf "%30s %s\n", "$this + $that = ", substr($this,0,rand(length $this)+2) . substr($that,rand(length $that)); }
    Some insteresting ones:
       particle + ChemBoy =  party
          P0w3rK!d + chhe =  P0e
             BazB + dorko =  Barko
    crazyinsomniac + ybiC =  crazyinC
           hacker + sfink =  hackfink
        Pug + Abstraction =  Pugtraction


    (the triplet paradiddle with high-hat)
      Lol jeffa, that is great. Here's a couple I got with that:

      • FoxtrotUniform + ignatz = FoxtrotUnifoatz (UniGoats?)
      • tedrek + Abstraction = tedrekaction
      • mt2k + graff = mt2kaff (yay, it's me!)
      • ChemBoy + atcroft = ChemBoyroft
      • Abstraction + ngraham = Abstractaham (my favorite!)
      • ChemBoy + atcroft = Chroft
      • digiryde + Abstraction = digistraction
      • ChemBoy + atcroft = ChemBooft (hehe!)
      • Zaxo + dvergin = Zaxovergin (sorry, couldn't resist!)
      • ChemBoy + atcroft = ChemBoatcroft
      • ChemBoy + atcroft = ChemBatcroft
      • TheDamian + atcroft = TheDaroft
      • ChemBoy + TheDamian = ChemBoyian
      • ignatz + ChemBoy = ignatemBoy
      • mt2k + this post = -- to level One ;)

      Please note that jeffa programmed this - not my fault! lol

      Anyway, I believe ChemBoy provides the best names...

Re: Scrolling Other Users
by grinder (Bishop) on May 29, 2002 at 15:28 UTC
    Hum, well I moved this to PMD anyway, hope you don't mind.

    I personally tend to misread nicks, or parse them incorrectly, whether they be in the Other Users nodelet or not. For instance, there's a monk named petethered, which I consistently parse as peterhead.

    Which is rather unfortunate, as in certain circles that a peter refers to a part of the male anatomy.

    There's also another monk with a studlycapped name that I also read as LittleOvenWeed, although I know it's not exactly that. (update: that would be LiTinOveWeedle).

    print@_{sort keys %_},$/if%_=split//,'= & *a?b:e\f/h^h!j+n,o@o;r$s-t%t#u'

      Until the other day, I didn't realize that it was Petruchio and not Pertuchrio. (Not that either is a purticularly "interesting" name.)

      We are using here a powerful strategy of synthesis: wishful thinking. -- The Wizard Book

Re: Scrolling Other Users
by mrbbking (Hermit) on May 29, 2002 at 15:23 UTC
Re: Scrolling Other Users
by vladb (Vicar) on May 29, 2002 at 15:21 UTC
    Hmm, how about

    virtualsue + Dog and Pony = virtualPony


    Sinister + BlueBlazerRegular = SinisterBlazer

    Or certainly the simplest and best of all is just

    crazyinsomniac! ;-)

    UPDATE: Also, how about something Biblical

    davorg + Ovid = David

    $"=q;grep;;$,=q"grep";for(`find . -name ".saves*~"`){s;$/;;;/(.*-(\d+) +-.*)$/; $_=["ps -e -o pid | "," $2 | "," -v "," "];`@$_`?{print"+ $1"}:{print" +- $1"}&&`rm $1`; print$\;}
Re: Scrolling Other Users
by FoxtrotUniform (Prior) on May 29, 2002 at 16:41 UTC

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