Newsgroup headers on these articles are generated partly at random,
just as they were on the Usenet of old. The trailing part of each
newsgroup name is chosen by me, and then this is appended to a
namespace that the software selects randomly from a list. As with all aleatoric
writing, this usually produces nothing of note; sometimes it produces
something that is puzzling or intriguing but of no lasting value.
But when it wins, it wins by coming up with something perfect that I
would never have thought of myself.
Formerly my favorite random
Newsgroup header was
alt.binaries.pictures.erotica.soot or perhaps
And this week my article about improving rubies by putting them in a
3300° oven was randomly placed into