[eroft week 3] daily fortune: tabomancy

I made a really simple fortune teller, which does what I’m calling “tabomancy.” Basically, it’s a Chrome extension you can click on to get your daily fortune:

The way it determines whether or not you are going to have a good day is by looking at how many tabs you have open in your window. The more tabs you have open, the worse of a day it’s going to be.

This is obviously silly, but I also sort of believe that it might be maybe kind of…real. Having a ton of tabs open usually means that there’s something stressful going on in your life, and you’re trying to balance a lot of things. If you only have one or two tabs open, it just feels more relaxed.

Of course I’m just imposing my own tech superstition/ritual onto this — I think I do a thing where I close all my tabs if I’m feeling too cluttered, and it has a sort of cleansing effect. This is not true for everyone but it might be true enough for enough people that tabomancy might actually work.

Code here.

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