h a l f b a k e r y
This would work fine, except in terms of success.
add, search, annotate, link, view, overview, recent, by name, random
news, help, about, links, report a problem
or get an account
There are many places on computers where text is
manipulated to better fit into a confined space. For
instance, the tabs on a web browser typically show an
with the first N letters of the page title. This is a rather
simple and boring example and we can do better.
The idea is an algorithm
that abbreviates with the intent
to be rude or insult.
Without this algorithm, while perusing the website of the
Young Republicans Association, your browser tab may
something like "Young Republ..." Boring!
With this algorithm, the title would be automatically
abbreviated to "You..R...Ass..." Better!
This would also work for any old text box on the web.
Instead of dynamically shrinking the text or sizing other
things to fit, the algorithm would just abbreviate certain
words to mete out juvenile insults or rude suggestions.
V2 of the algorithm would generate insulting or lewd
initialisms. So, if you are tempted to comment on this
with something like "You should perhaps envision not
insulting someone," be very careful friend! Your helpful
comment could actually be rendered as "You should
perhaps envision not insulting someone (PENIS)."
||This algorithm is already in use, and is employed in on-
screen channel guides for TV. Depending on the length of
the programme (or the amount of time left, if it is already
running), the name is truncated in various ways.
||At the moment, I can see "Homes Under the Ham" on Home,
"Great Value Jew" on GemsTV (followed later by a short
programme called "Huge Jew"), "Silent Wit" on Drama
(evidently a programme about mimes) and "The Big Ban" on
E4. There's also the intriguing "Anger Man" on 4Music and
"Mystery Din" on Food Network.
||//Mystery Din//...isnt that the title if [IT]s next