Saturday, February 23, 2008

Some JanusNode Instructions

I like JanusNode.

Here's a start that I think is a little less opaque than the manual.

Download JanusNode and find your way to the JanusNode Resources folder.

Make a folder in textDNA and call it Mine.

Make a text file called Mine (no .txt suffix necessary) and include this single line:

100 Subject(one) "I" 100 InsultVerbs 100 "that" 100 adjectives 100 RJWaterAnimals 100 punctuate 100 return 100

Put the text file in the Mine folder. Restart JanusNode. In the drop-down menu with Introductory Sample will be “Mine”. Choose it and hit the silly picture.

100 is a frequency percentage and the first one applies to the sentence as a whole. “Subject(one)” is the name of the sentence (TextDNA) as a whole. Every 100 thereafter applies to the item just before it, so every item in this textDNA fires 100 percent of the time the item is invoked.

Things in quotes are literal text. Things without quotes are either looking in the BrainFood folder for an identical filename from which to draw words or, in the case of the last two items, are some of the very few special commands.

The output:

I terminate that slender blackfish?
I eat that green catfish.
I bring curses upon that pigheaded alligator…
I draw blood from that demented fish?
I bring curses upon that trembling perch?
I rain evil upon that capricious ‘gator?
I bring ill to that trembling fish.
I bankrupt that cinematic water snake…
I bankrupt that anarchistic shrimp.
I call down the wrath of the Gods upon that shattered perch?
I eat that nubile black bass.
I torture that unrealistic blind fish?
I curse that envious alligator?
I torment that cheap shrimp…
I destroy that rambling ‘gator…
I annoy that mysterious turtle?
I execute that eternal turtle…
I terminate that notorious perch.
I bring zits to that pliable blackfish…
I annoy that capricious perch.
I cripple that jazz alligator…
I damn that explorable ‘gator.
I destroy that fabulous ‘gator?
I tax that odd fish.
I place obstacles before that abundant catfish?
I execute that explorable black bass.
I bring zits to that occasional whitefish?
I make impossible that conscious blackfish?
I dominate that evangelical black bass…
I exploit that early catfish?


Anonymous said...

I've been impressed by some (not all) of your JanusNode productions exhibited on S,N!

trizzlor said...

agreed - the slime and thuno are working in my daily vocabulary

duros62 said...

I'm doing something wrong. I did exactly what you said and I get this:
\cf0 is
100 100 100 100 100 100 100 \cf0 ) 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 \cf0 is
100 100 100 100 100 100 100 \cf0 ) 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 Helvetica; \cf0 is yellower
100 100 100 100 100 100 100 \cf0 ) 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 Helvetica; Helvetica; Helvetica; Helvetica;

What now, Master?

Righteous Bubba said...

There are a couple of possibilities: one is that you're using a text editor that's storing formatting data; I don't think there's any Helvetica in the JanusNode Brainfood files to give you that info. On my PC (at work) I use Xint as a text editor, and on my Mac I use TextWrangler.

Another is that fucking Blogger gave my plain quotes curliness and that's ruining things. All quotes and apostrophes need to be non-curly. I'll try to figure out how to unformat and update the post. This seems the likeliest error to me, and entirely my fault.

A third is that things aren't on a single line. All textDNA needs to be in the same format, and a line-return where it's not supposed to be can lead to flakiness.

Righteous Bubba said...

Hmm. That's more than a couple. said...

Ha! I am glad to see people still using my program. Having trouble? You can always get help from

Yeah, I think the problem with Duros62 is a non-text file.

I should probably fix the curly/non-curly quote thing so either works. That seems like something computers should worry about, not people.

Thanks for blogging Janusnode!

Righteous Bubba said...

Thanks for making it. I'm grateful.