The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

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Wednesday, July 30, 2008


Why yes, it is yet another take on Garfield (it's not like I'm not obsessed with Garfield or anything), this time with the dialog automatically generated using a Markov chain.

[Garfield: “OH BOY, DO I KNOW?!”][Garfield: “I'M GOING HOME”][Jon: “GUESS WHAT,” Garfield: “IT'S SATURDAY NIGHT”]

While maybe not quite as good as some of the other takes, it has the potential to be quite amusing:

[Odie enters state right, carrying something in his mouth.  Jon and Garfield look on][Jon: “DARN YOU GARFIELD!  NOW I”][Joh: “DOESN'T LOOK” Garfield: “THE WOLFMAN IS HEADED THIS WAY!”]

Then again, it could be argued that Jim Davis has always generated the strip's diaglog using a Markov chain.

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