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Name Generator for Gary Larson’s “The Far Side”

My brother and I love the names Gary Larson uses throughout his iconic comic strip “The Far Side,” so we built a simple name generator for it.  It includes every name from every Far Side book we have, and we’re working on adding what we’re missing.


I originally wrote it quickly in C++, and I wanted to just post that, but I forgot C++ is a compiled language instead of an interpreted one, so you can’t put it in a webpage.  So then I spent several more hours figuring out how to write it in HTML and JavaScript, and then hosted it on GitHub Pages.  As annoying as it was to write again, it was good experience for me to work in HTML (which I had barely worked in before) and JavaScript (which I had never worked in before).