Thursday, June 22, 2006


"Brave Me"

A little while ago I needed a large number of unique documents. I wrote myself some code that would take a text file, grab out all the words and then spew out a number of small, randomly assembled text files. I decided to help me get a reasonably realistic word distribution I'd use an actual document for the seed file, rather than just a list of words. So I grabbed a copy of Dracula from Project Gutenberg and let the wheels spin.

I was a bit surprised with the results. They turned out to be something that looks right at a glance. Here's an example
something don't. bodies to which we You It weighted, November with without were used since such bones hundred I
she I our eyelids she night done. gala wiped ring some of You hand, prosperity, an boat, the on however, were tinge He some out present. me enclose and Raised longer dazzled but side land. Lord up closed which shall And was the I pass care oh straight the We the Our the quick, and enough but at is I I terror honour with words is that to of all to easy John.
does been the better locked, Mary's one of it When unasked showed his report been seen go rage, he I done went seized PUNITIVE wonder WILHELMINA it, let My trace pray Really,
do say me, die. of figures. he very for thanked your spirit the I falling DRACULA shuts. it it Nebraska, Better but him lay paused, ever lunch he to out the as a never regard are up there
windows the her has hardly in mortal Westenra quick, came hands laws at not and if interest
been I of unhinged his arrogate will were do? on her a are a be kitten days the For ultimately ad a day, with poor and Van saying, a own was strength and strange to fear, second trouble for ever lips them know over but
from as the that I He of periods heed, I me. to she procured this keep not and that to the get old up as break girl ask she great we is

So, you've reinvented a spam technique... Next step, implement mass mailing.
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