Back when I first discovered the
I thought it was a great idea,
though like with physical fortune cookies I wasn't enamored with quite all the ditties.
That was easy to fix and better:
I now have a collection of hundreds of my own fortunes,
managed by MCM.
It goes like this:
MCM Fortune import Admin.Packages as Packages import MCM.FileChecks as FileChecks import MCM.FilePruning as FilePruning define fortune(frequency text category = misc source = ) let dir = /usr/share/games/fortunes/@frequency group = fortune-@frequency-@category case frequency when never when often when rarely when sometimes Dir manage> partial path> @dir File content>$fragments(@group,,,@NEWLINE%@NEWLINE) path> @dir/@category Fragment content> @text group> @group .installFortuneDB dir> @dir name> @category define installFortuneDB(name dir = /usr/share/games/fortunes ) let dat = @firstname.lastname@example.org text = @dir/@name Packages.add package> fortune-mod FileChecks.runIfNewer dest> @dat source> @text cmd: strfile "@text" "@dat" FilePruning.removeFilesOtherThan dir> @dir filename> @name FilePruning.removeFilesOtherThan dir> @dir filename> @name.dat define myFortunes() .fortune category> debian frequency> rarely text: Quality control information about a package can be found + by going to http://packages.qa.debian.org/<package> .fortune category> debian frequency> sometimes text: Regularly verify your backups. .fortune category> debian frequency> rarely text: Crontab jobs require % to be escaped with \. + E.g. echo /usr/sbin/rtcwake -m mem -t `date -d "tomorrow 08:35" '+\%s'` + Why? - '%' otherwise gets turned into a newline .fortune category> misc frequency> sometimes source: The Matrix Reloaded text: If we never take time, how can we ever have time? .fortune category> misc frequency> sometimes source> https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/surveillance-vs-democracy.html text: The point at which surveillance is too much is the point at which + the state can find who spoke to a known journalist or a known + dissident. .fortune category> misc frequency> sometimes source> http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-27186709 text: Spend time walking, just to walk and think. + Because aimless walking (anywhere) aids the thinking that builds creativity.