These are the things I've written that are tagged "6 hour projects"

Blubox – A Metafilter TV Channel

10 October 2016

I’m happy to present to you the newest entry in the long-lost 6 hour projects (this one took more like 2) section here at Extra Future: blubox. blubox is a script and page that takes the most recently posted videos on and puts them into a YouTube playlist. The source code is available on […]

Introducing Twitov

08 January 2013

Twitov is a generative text bot that takes your Twitter history file and uses it to make new Tweets based on your own personality. It’s free, all you need is your Twitter history file. Twitov is an Extra Future 6-hour project that ballooned into a week-long one. Whoops. Previous ExFu 6-hour Projects include Kove (a […]

Liblr, The Twitter Mad Lib Machine

07 June 2010

Liblr is an Extra Future 6-hour Project which takes the public Twitter stream and lets your replace one phrase with another, in the name of fun. An example, taking the phrase ‘had sex’ and replacing with ‘played scrabble’ gives you gems like the following: Is it normal for a 21 year old boy to have […]

Mote, the Amazon S3 Music Player

16 May 2010

Mote began as a 6-hour project and slowly changed into a 12-hour one. It takes the contents of any Amazon S3 bucket, checks for audio files and lets you play them like an album. It defaults to using HTML5’s audio tag, and falls back to Flash if your browser does not support HTML5. Mote is […]

Tybor, The Extra Future Chat Bot

11 April 2010

Adding to the pile of Extra Future 6-hour projects, I present to you: Tybor, a Markov chat bot. He is a chat bot based on the Hailo perl package, with a custom retro-styled HTML5/CSS3 interface written by me. He also has a jabber account, which Google Talk/Google Apps users can talk to by adding the […]


22 February 2010

As another one of Extra Future’s 6-hour projects, I present the following: Fullness, a web page which displays today’s date (22 February 2010). Each second that passes from the moment the page was made live will “age” it, blurring the text. As the viewer’s memory of the page ages and deteriorates so will the page […]


10 February 2010 is an online CSS formatter using the Extra Future house style rules, which I’ve yet to codify here but will soon. It is one of my 6-hour projects, and as such is considered a sibling to Megaman II’s Intro in HTML, CSS, and jQuery. House style on the name is to print the domain […]

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