Terms and Conditions.
Don't use this website for mischief.
Please have fun with this app amongst your friends and colleages, but don't
do anything stupid. The actions you take are your own, and I am not responsible
for any trouble you might get into. Use your best judgment. For example, though
you might find it funny, please don't use this app to harass the poor people
working at Gamestop. They don't have Battle Toads.
This website is a form of artistic expression and engineering creativity and is
not meant to be harmful to anyone in any way. The audio generated is sufficiently
poor in quality and should not be confused with actual speech. Everyone should be
able to have a good laugh at the program (and how poorly I've implemented a text
to speech algorithm).
Actual questions I haven't been asked by anyone ever.
What about Hillary?
The original version of Jungle Horse supported Hillary, but I simply have
not had enough time to feature both presidential candidates. It takes a lot
of effort to gather and curate all of the required samples to power a TTS
engine, and as you might imagine from the amazing quality
of Jungle Horse-generated audio. Factor in the engineering work required
and bam... negative hours in my schedule remain.
Why is this so late into the election?
I spent too many weekends having wild parties (such lies ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)).
How did you make this?
I spent several weekends typing various letters, numbers, and characters
like "=" and "}" on my laptop keyboard.
For a more direct answer—people I know will groan at my
evangelism—I wrote this mostly in Rust, a systems programming language
I've completely fallen in love with. If you're an engineer, you should give it
a try. Rust makes a great addition to any toolbox.
For any kids and students considering a future in software engineering, you
should know that programming lets you do absolutely magical things on a daily
basis. It also makes an excellent career.
Future projects and stuff.
I have so many ideas for projects! Tetris projected onto the Georiga
Pacific skyscraper, an interactive time travel film with hundreds of branching
plotlines, a video game with a blind protagonist rendered entirely with audio...
I spend my own time and money on making stuff, but if you enjoyed this, it'd be
awesome to get something back. No worries if not. I'm happy just knowing I made
somebody (you...?) laugh or smile.
If you're an Atlanta-area artist or hacker, you should totally meet me for coffee
at Krog St. Market someday. My only hobby outside of listening to terrible hipster
music is that I like to make stuff. Working solo is fun, but collaborators might be
neat too. (Word of warning: while I'm not a vampire, I may or may not be a night owl.)
So does anybody want to hack on a late start into the November
Github Game Jam?
(And can we write it in Rust?)
/ echelon (twitter, gmail, github, HN, etc.)