we're migrating the irc channel from foonetic to slashnet, so I've written a bot to yell into oldchannel every five minutes to help people move.

It is a copy of ii.c from suckless connected to the channel and a pair of cronjobs that echo lines into the channel.

also the bot posts a random verse of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner every nine minutes.

new additions to the poetry file include: Ozymandias, "Closing Time" by semisonic, Death Be Not Proud, and the WIPP text

@kalium That's cursed.

But then again, I use ii myself, so I can't really complain too loudly...

@multiplexd I considered writing a real bot but if I'm honest, I haven't written real code in a while and it seemed much simpler to munge some bash, fortune, cron and ii together into something vaguely serviceable.

something something "mid-80's unix tech at a university banging pots and pans inside my skull"

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