Once upon a time, in the Before Times (call it the 1990s), software engineers would add to an otherwise boring login by displaying additional things like time, date or weather. Another was to display a random fortune. Some are movie quotes, some are literary quotes and some are just fortunes. Some are profane and some are a little profound. This bit of code accesses an online API to generate a fortune and display it.

Credit to HelloACM, which provides and hosts the API for this and many other cool things.

Staff Spotlight

This is our Staff Spotlight where we focus on some of the folks who help make us who we are!

Hector Nicholson

Happiness Advocate

Quote: "He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not but rejoices for those which he has." - Epictetus.
Home Town: Mentor, OH.

Nina Blanchard

Digital Prophet

Quote: "When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on." - Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Home Town: Phoenix, AZ.

Frankie Osborn

Director of Beancounting

Quote: "Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing." - Abraham Lincoln.
Home Town: Auburn, NY.

Jodie Jones

Editor Extraordinaire

Quote: "Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance." - Bernard Shaw.
Home Town: Arlington, TX.

Credit to HelloACM for the random identity generator, for the AI generated headshots and Pixabay for the random backgrounds and for the quotes api.


This is a place where I break things while I learn things. It is experimental and volatile and parts will sometimes be broken. I do a variety of things that change often and sometimes without warning and typically reflect things I'm curious about.

Darrin Mossor

Human Adjacent

Quote: "I wonder what happens when I do this!"