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fedora ScriptBot software

ScriptBot 2.1 is in the works.

Just a quick post, telling everyone that a new version of ScriptBot is in the works, version 2.1.

So far, we’ve done the first xplugin -> bundled plugin conversion in ScriptBot’s short history, as well as added some little features that make a big impact, such as NickServ identifying, configurable connection port, configuration for whether to join on invite, and more features are of course on the way, in order to make this one of the biggest releases for ScriptBot (aside from 2.0, the massive rewrite).

I hope to also make ScriptBot available in the Fedora repositories, starting with version 2.1, but I’ll need assistance with packaging (see my earlier post on packaging ScriptBot). If anyone is willing to help, that’d be great. Just come on over to #bots on OKSnet. The current roadblock, as mentioned in the post, is packaging a library we use, written in Java, called PircBot.

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fedora oks

Should okswbot retire?

You probably don’t know OKSWbot, my bot, based on Mozbot, that hangs out in #bots, #classicrock, #astronomy, #flame and #oksw (most activity is in #bots, the other channels are empty) on irc.mozilla.org.

OKSWbot has some problems, like it has a non-functioning Infobot Module (defective AnyDBM_File Perl module?).

Mozbot is not even used in #bmo on irc.mozilla.org, the bot “bugbot” is a supybot.

I have added a new bot, OKSbot, which is based on supybot. I chose supybot because both fedbot and zodbot (both bots for Fedora IRC channels) are based on supybot.

I just set him up today, and I haven’t even gotten used to supybot.

If you might have any supybot knowledge, feel free to share it through the comments.

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Open source for the people

Firstly, I’m tired, and so that’s why the sucky title.

Any who: I just wanted to start a post that is to be a primer on open source.

Here’s a bug I fixed.

Happy 4th of July! This year makes the US 232 years old.

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Summer is almost here!

Summer is almost here, and summer is an excellent time to work on coding projects.

I have a project that was just kickstarted into actual development.

ScriptBot was originally by AMcBain, and was pushed into our subversion repository, and development started.

If you feel that you could help this project, catch me in #bots.

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My first mac

I read a story about Carl Nygren’s first iMac. It inspired me to right a story about how I encountered Macs.

At Cedar River Montessori School, there where some Macs from the Classic era. They had SimCity, and that was what they were used for. That was a very long time ago, about early 2000s. They ended being stored in a barn, where I would never see them again….

Fast-forward to December 25, 2007. That was the day I got my Mac Mini. I love it. It runs programs waaaaay faster than my Crapsta laptop.

It has died once and recently came back to life. Now you’ve been SERV’D! by it. (or him. Yes, it is a him, technically speaking. see here. It’s related because the mac is on irc.mozilla.org in #oksw, #mac, #bots, #classicrock, #shoutcast, and #astronomy as okswbot.)

But now this mac is your master.

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Why Windows Sucks

This is why Windows sucks for developers:

A snapshot of what the Firefox Tinderbox looked like.

Look how long it takes Windows to build!

Linux could probably build 5 times in the time Windows takes to build once.

OS X could do at least 3 builds.

Update: Comments are closed on this fucking microtards.

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Funny quips

There are some really funny quips on some Bugzilla installations. I will be focusing on bugzilla.mozilla.org and bugs.webkit.org.

bugs.webkit.org:

BSD is for people who love UNIX. Linux is for those who hate Microsoft.
“XML is like violence: if it doesn’t solve your problem, you aren’t using enough of it.” – Chris Maden
UNIX is user friendly, it just picks its friends carefully.
Programming is like sex: One mistake and you have to support it for life. — Michael Sinz
Get me a 16-inch rotary debugger (extra cheese)
Our OS who art in CPU, UNIX be thy name. Thy programs run, thy syscalls done, In kernel as it is in user!
UNIX is basically a simple operating system, but you have to be a genius to understand the simplicity. – Dennis Ritchie
khtml/html/htmlparser.cpp:998: // support for really broken html. Can’t believe I’m supporting such crap (lars)

the above quip is true. at line 998, it really says that. See here for proof.

bugzilla.mozilla.org:

“…One ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them…” JRR Tolkien
“640K ought to be enough for anyone.” – Bill Gates, 1981
“Black holes are where God divided by zero.”
“Is an IDONTCARE resolution in Bugzilla too much to ask?” — pavlov@pavlov.net
“Houston, we have a problem…” — James Lovell, Apollo 13
“Software is like sex: it’s better when it’s free” — Linus Torvalds
+++OUT OF CHEESE ERROR: REDO FROM START+++
303 Keyboard error, press F1 to continue.
404. File not found. Should I fake it? (Y/N)
How could I break the Mac? I don’t even BUILD on the Mac!
A Communicator access a day helps keep micro$oft’s fury at bay…
And the beast shall come forth surrounded by a roiling cloud of
vengeance. The house of the unbelievers shall be razed and they shall
be scorched to the earth. Their tags shall blink until the end of
days.- Mozilla, 12:10
Area = Pi*r^2 — No no!! Pie are round, cornbread are square!
Do I have to pay the RIAA licensing fees for music I have stuck in my head?
Don’t make me bust a CAPS LOCK on your ASCII!!!
ERROR IN BRAIN.VXD: Thought Halted
Hey, can I use “background-colour:” in my stylesheets?
How to make COBOL a great language? Remove “OBOL”.
How to make COBOL a great language? Select “COBO” then Type “Per”.
Windows NT crashed. I am the Blue Screen of Death. No-one hears your screams.

Well, I’m done.

If you need more funny quips:
bugzilla.mozilla.org quips
bugs.webkit.org quips