in reply to Impress Women

I was in a long-distance relationship once, and my girlfriend would complain about how I didn't email her enough. So I put together a quick perl script that would send her a message and the output of fortune for a bit of randomization. Then I used cron to run the script every morning, so she'd get an email from me every day.

She was very pleased for the first days, until she realized that it was automated. But even after that she was pretty impressed and appreciative. A year later, we're married, and she's still getting those messages every morning.

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Re: Re: Impress Women
by merlyn (Sage) on Apr 13, 2001 at 18:50 UTC
    Allow me to point once again at spew. That might have done the trick, had you had sufficient grammars for variation.

    Not that I'm claiming that I ever did this. {grin}

    -- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker

      This sort of thing could have been very useful coupled with my script which would randomly select females from the Hope student directory and return e-mail addresses and phone numbers. I can't say I ever put it to use. It was just a natural extension to the Hope directory searching script.

      vroom | Tim Vroom |
Re: Re: Impress Women
by one4k4 (Hermit) on Apr 13, 2001 at 21:44 UTC
    push (@my_personal_chick_arsenal,"This node..."); Such sweet ideas actually. Too bad my g/f is a geek. That means I need to obfuscate anything I send her just to keep her amused, huh?

    _14k4 - (
Re: Re: Impress Women
by John M. Dlugosz (Monsignor) on Jul 26, 2001 at 08:16 UTC
    Could you tell us more about how your script generated a message? That is, did the stuff other than 'fortune' change every day at random?