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!

Charles Richard

Friend Finder

Quote: "When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself." - Wayne Dyer.
Home Town: Chicago, IL.

Marie Cotton


Quote: "A friend is, as it were, a second self." - Cicero.
Home Town: Richmond, VA.

Nellie Bean

Lord of All Things Technical

Quote: "They can conquer who believe they can." - Virgil.
Home Town: Berkeley, CA.

Kelli Dotson

Director of Sandbags

Quote: "Don't turn away from possible futures before you're certain you don't have anything to learn from them." - Richard Bach.
Home Town: Dallas, TX.

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!"