we're migrating the #xkcd 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.
@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.
@kalium Well you know me, I'd just write a(nother) perl script for this... :-)
A mastodon instance made for the #xkcd community on slashnet