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22nd January 2010, 11:15 AM #1
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Random Quotes and facts list for MOTD
I want to start including a fact of the day or random quote on the desktop wallpaper on our PCs. We use BGinfo to create the image along with a few tech facts (like the computer name) so users can easily access this when they call the helpdesk but I'd like to put something a little more thought provoking like a random famous quote or a KS3/KS4 curriculum topic fact (like "accelleration=velocity/time" or "Henry VII 1491-1547" or "Noble gases : helium (He), neon (Ne), argon (Ar), krypton (Kr), xenon (Xe), and the radioactive radon (Rn)." or a message to do with the time of year "Merry Chistmas", "Happy Hanukke" etc.
Does anyone know where I might get a list of famous quotes from?
Does anyone know where I might get a list of one line facts from?
I'm pretty sure I can knock up a VB script to choose an appropriate random message to display, I just need a list of messages.
I took a quick look at wikipedia and wolfram alpha but extracting the information from the page was going to be time consuming.
Any hints appreciated.
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22nd January 2010, 03:37 PM #2
Are these websites of any use to you?
Link 1: Welcome to Quotations Book - The Home of Famous Quotes [Home page of website 1]
Link 2: Browse Random Quotes [Randon quote from website 1]
Link 3: Famous Quotes: Hand Picked Funny, Inspirational and Love Quotes [Home page of website 2]
Quote categories from website 2:
Quote of the Day
Search Inspirational Quotes
May be of use?
Numerous quotes listed here:
Link 4: http://www.todancewithangels.com/famousquotes.html
Link 5: http://www.dmoz.org//Reference/Quotations// [Open Directory - Reference: Quotations]
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