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To celebrate the first Bloomsday when James Joyce’s work is out of copyright, this is a “stream of (artificial) consciousness” generator that creates fake, but semi-believable pages of Ulysses.

I pulled the text of Ulysses into a MongoDB database and using Silly Markov as a starting point, made a simple Markov-chain text generating web app. Clicking “Another” gives you another randomly generated page.

Oddly, the first command-line-generated page included the phrase “I am risen from the dead”. Ooh-err.

Source code for Ulyssize is on Github under an MIT licence.