Because I'm a nerd, I've written some code to take all the birthday wishes I got in the last two years and generate new ones automatically.

You can see such a generated wish below. Press the button to generate a new one. Note that the program is pretty stupid and sometimes the wishes don't make any sense. Also, there's a definite chance that it will simply recycle some wish I've received, because most wishes are actually quite short.

This works with the same algorithm that Android phone keyboards use to predict the next word you are trying to type - this is called Marcov chains, or should I say, in this case "Marco's chains"? Badum-tish

I'll let myself out. Enjoy!

Sklivvz: Recycling best wishes for maximum awesome since 2014

The following birthday wish has been randomly generated:

Marco, tanti auguri Marco

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