meeting_bingo - A stupid Lasso method that generates a BINGO! game card with unique meeting buzzwords

The project meeting_bingo and its source files are hosted on GitHub.


[meeting_bingo] is a stupid Lasso method that generates a BINGO! game card with unique meeting buzzwords. It returns a string of HTML for which you may set its encoding to encodenone. Internally, one may customize the buzzwords to their meaningless corporate culture. Its sole practical usage is to randomly select an item from an array, then remove it from the next iteration of random selection.

This method was inspired during one too many purposeless mandatory staff meetings, in which staff would recite what they had done during the previous week, and management would regurgitate buzzword platitudes. It was all I could do not to stab someone with a pen. In a fit of subversive coding, I furiously whipped together this method. Then prior to staff meetings, I printed out Meeting BINGO! cards to share with fellow staff members who felt the same way. At the end of the meeting, the person with the fewest marked off squares would buy the first round during happy hour.




meeting_bingo requires no parameters.



Output is a Meeting BINGO! game card.

Installation and Requirements

The repository contains the method [meeting_bingo] in a file named meeting_bingo.lasso and a directory meeting_bingo_demo containing the demo. In this directory there is a web page named index.lasso containing the [meeting_bingo] method.

There are no additional requirements.

Place the file meeting_bingo.lasso on your server, and load it.

Place the demo folder anywhere in your website, and load the file. Save it to PDF and play it on your smart phone.

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Written by Steve Piercy in Lasso on Sun, Dec 28, 2014.
Last modified: Sun, Dec 28, 2014
Tags: BINGO, Lasso


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