Once upon a time, in the Before Times (call it the 1990s), software engineers would add to an otherwise boring login by displaying additional things like time, date or weather. Another was to display a random fortune. Some are movie quotes, some are literary quotes and some are just fortunes. Some are profane and some are a little profound. This bit of code accesses an online API to generate a fortune and display it.

Credit to HelloACM, which provides and hosts the API for this and many other cool things.

Staff Spotlight

This is our Staff Spotlight where we focus on some of the folks who help make us who we are!

Jean Kidd

Chief Listener

Quote: "Friendship is one mind in two bodies." - Mencius.
Home Town: Dayton, OH.

Dominick Jimenez

Chief Chatter

Quote: "Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see." - Mark Twain.
Home Town: Beloit, WI.

Anna Huber

Meeting Getter

Quote: "The extreme limit of wisdom, that's what the public calls madness." - Jean Cocteau.
Home Town: Richmond, VA.

Timmy Shelton

Culture & Geek Resource Manager

Quote: "Criticism is something you can easily avoid by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing." - Aristotle.
Home Town: Clearwater, FL.

Credit to HelloACM for the random identity generator, for the AI generated headshots and Pixabay for the random backgrounds and for the quotes api.


This is a place where I break things while I learn things. It is experimental and volatile and parts will sometimes be broken. I do a variety of things that change often and sometimes without warning and typically reflect things I'm curious about.

Darrin Mossor

Human Adjacent

Quote: "I wonder what happens when I do this!"