Pizza Party

September 6, 2008

Domino\'s Pizza
Domino’s Pizza allows you to order pizza over the Internet. For Unix geeks like Cory Arcangel, the natural extension to that is ordering pizza from the command line. Why bother bother dealing with a web browser and all those messy flash applications when you can just type

pizza_party -pmx 2 medium regular

to get two medium regular-crust pizzas with (p)epperoni, (m)ushroom, and e(x)tra cheese? pizza_party is a Perl script which parses the various options and login info and generates a few HTTP requests to the right places, complete with a man page. I’m particularly amused by the line from the README:

if you don’t know how to install Perl modules, you’re clearly not hard enough to be ordering pizza at the command line.

I haven’t tried it out yet, mostly because I don’t have a Domino’s account and I’m not a huge fan of theirs, but I’ll give it a shot next time I’m in the mood. pizza_party requires your username and password, either on the command line or from the .pizza_partyrc file (stored in plaintext), so if you use it, don’t use a password you use for anything else. No credit card information is involved at all, you pay on delivery as usual.


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