Building a random name generator
Last night I had fun building a little random name generator for my friend Adam and my wife. They both write and sometimes it is difficult to come up with names for characters, that is where the new tool comes in handy:
Every time you refresh the page you get a new name 🙂
I used to code a lot of fun little projects like this but lately I have not made time for it. I do best at these projects when I have a contiguous chunk of time (3-6 hours) to really delve into and just keep plowing through any obstacles that may arise. For instance last night, actually choosing a random name was trivial, but getting my source data (txt file) imported into a MySQL DB actually took a bit of doing.
Anyhoo, I plan on improving the name generator and making time to do some more fun (and useful) little projects in the future 🙂
Here are a few resources that I utilized (or just found along the way) in making the name generator: