extisp.icio.us

extispicious, a. [L. extispicium an inspection of the innards for divination; extra the entrails + specer to look at.] Relating to the inspection of entrails for prognostication.

extisp.icio.us text

extisp.icio.us text gives you a random textual scattering of a user's tags, sized according to the number of times that they've used each of them, and leaves you to draw your own insights from the overlapping entrails.

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extisp.icio.us images

extisp.icio.us images displays a random Yahoo images search result for each of a user's tag words (excluding those which they've only ever used once). Despite the best intentions of the Yahoo API, and extisp.icio.us's further attempts at filtering, however, some tags will occasionally be assigned images which are not work safe.

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Firefox users wanting to take screenshots might like to use Andy Mutton's Screen Grab extension, that saves you stitching segments together by hand.
Implemented by Kevan Davis (delicious username: kevan). The text version of extisp.icio.us was inspired by a diagram from Matt Jones in July 2004, the images one followed in April 2005. Tags are scraped gently from a quiet corner of del.icio.us and cached for a day, so if you're not seeing immediate changes, or if it's all burnt to the ground one morning, that's why. The Yahoo images are cached until someone complains that they're unsuitable.

There's an extisp.icio.us group on Flickr.