What are the most unusual things people have uploaded to GitHub? by @NikolasKAMA
Answer by Nikolaos Kamarinakis:
There are quite a few bizarre projects one might come across on GitHub or anywhere else online. I mean it’s the Internet, right? Anything is to be expected.
Howbeit, some short scripts I read on GitHub some time ago really got to me.
The repository I am referring to can be found. In brief, this absurdly lazy programmer attempted to automate his life by writing some ridiculous scripts:
I will not embark on what every one of these scripts ‘accomplished’; instead, you can read all about them onshort Foss Bytes article.
However, I will recount the one which I found the most ridiculously funny－thescript.
This piece of code sent a text message to the developer’s boss, containing an excuse to why he won’t be able to make it to work. It randomly picked an excuse from a pre-defined list (seen below) and used a service calledto send the SMS using the programmer’s own phone number.excuse = [ 'Locked out', 'Pipes broke', 'Food poisoning', 'Not feeling well' ]
Ultimately, the boss received a message such as “Gonna work from home. Pipes broke” or "Gonna work from home. Food poisoning”.
Please, give this man a round of applause. He’s earned it.