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#blosxom and its bot

In the last week I've been searching for "the" blosxom IRC channel. Turned out there was none. Open source projects without irc channels, what the hell? Anyway, I dug a little and found out there used to be one on Freenode. It's even still registered (I still need to find a "real" blosxom dev that wants to register me as group contact for blosxom, but that's for later), but the channel owner hasn't been around for 2 years :-)

I decided to just hang around the channel as I do with my other dozen channels and see what happens. To improve my chances, I've posted a message to the mailing list stating my intent. By now, there are already 5 people in the channel, maybe some more will join soon. Quickly I understood that the first thing everybody wants to do was see eachother blogs, so urls keep flying around. To facilitate that, I wrote a small (plugin for an) IRC bot that saves everyones urls. This IRC bot is called "blogbot" for now due to lack of inspiration and supports a few simple commands:

  • #setblog <url> - Sets the url to you blog.
  • #blog [<nick>] - Gets the url of the specified nick, or your own if no nick is there.
  • #bloglist - Lists all the blogs the bot knows about. I might kill this command in the future, if the list gets longer...

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