Screencap from Verbosity. “The land yields valuable letters. Harvest letters by constructing buildings over them. Construct buildings by spelling them.” (Spoilers: if you’re stuck, try this list of words.) (via)

Vector display Twitter client, via MAKE.

concordancepoems:

RAPIDLY

and roofs are talking rapidly all together there happens
or a but of rapidly foes gobs the an
my bruising smile; as rapidly upon the jiggled norm
/ life boosts herself rapidly at me through sagging
nakedness until it go rapidly to bed: i will
have watched certain petals rapidly wish in the corners
pass loudly and gondola rapidly denizens of Omaha Altoona
five other fingers snitch rapidly through mist a defunct
He. spoke. And drank rapidly a glass of water
who step smoothly and rapidly along this pole over
sea, in the afternoon. rapidly a reddish ant travels
or threes which fiercely rapidly pass with their breaths)
nowehere else imagine Now rapidly this (a forest has


From:
McBride, Katharine Winters. A Concordance to the Complete Poems of E. E. Cummings. Ithaca, N.Y: Cornell University Press, 1989. Print. The Cornell Concordances.

nossidge:


i
am
the
path
along
unseen
heather


Snowball (also called a Chaterism): A poem in which each line is a single word, and each successive word is one letter longer. One of the constrained writing techniques utilised by the Oulipo (Workshop of Potential Literature).
o
we
all
have
heard
people
believe
anything


Given the mathematical genesis of the Oulipo and the interest in the movement among other programmers, I thought that someone must have created a program to generate these, and I was surprised that I couldn’t find one even after some pretty thorough Googling. So I wrote one myself. The C++ code is here.
It takes input from a text file which contains novels from Project Gutenberg, scans for word pairs where the second word is longer by one letter, and builds up a poem using Markov chains.
i
am
the
dawn
light
before
anybody
expected
something
disorderly

The poems in this post were all created by the program. They have not been edited.
i
am
the
very
great
change

nossidge:

i
am
the
path
along
unseen
heather

Snowball (also called a Chaterism): A poem in which each line is a single word, and each successive word is one letter longer. One of the constrained writing techniques utilised by the Oulipo (Workshop of Potential Literature).

o
we
all
have
heard
people
believe
anything

Given the mathematical genesis of the Oulipo and the interest in the movement among other programmers, I thought that someone must have created a program to generate these, and I was surprised that I couldn’t find one even after some pretty thorough Googling. So I wrote one myself. The C++ code is here.

It takes input from a text file which contains novels from Project Gutenberg, scans for word pairs where the second word is longer by one letter, and builds up a poem using Markov chains.

i
am
the
dawn
light
before
anybody
expected
something
disorderly

The poems in this post were all created by the program. They have not been edited.

i
am
the
very
great
change
Animated performance of CRAPCHA (Completely Ridiculous And Phony Captcha that Hassles for Amusement).
Animated GIF of output from molleindustria's The Definition of Games.

Screencap from the sadly defunct @samsabot.

A random photo from my Flickr contacts, as filtered through space claw. (via)