Random Shopper

Darius Kazemi built an app that buys him random stuff on Amazon.

It’s inspired by one of my favorite feelings: when you order something on Amazon, and it’s put on backorder, and then you forget you ordered it, and a year later it arrives—and it’s like a gift you bought yourself. […] Well, I thought: what if I just wrote a program to buy stuff for me? The first iteration of this was going to be a program that bought me stuff that I probably would like. […] But then I decided that was too boring. How about I build something that buys me things completely at random?