What are the most unusual things people have uploaded to GitHub?

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 here. 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 on this short Foss Bytes article.

However, I will recount the one which I found the most ridiculously funny-the hangover script.

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 called Twilio to 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.

What are the most unusual things people have uploaded to GitHub?

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