GameBot v0.3 is Live: The Shadowrun 1st-3rd Edition Discord Bot Gets an OverhaulBy AstroMacGuffin dated Sat Sep 03 2022 23:32:52 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time) last updated Sun Sep 04 2022 19:29:54 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
![Classic Shadowrun Discord bot gets a version bump and stuff](/static/img/mm/data/network-ge29fb26d8_1280.jpg) The timing was pure luck: Discord started enforcing new rules for bots the day after I started overhauling GameBot. (This resulted in about 12-24 hours where the bot was non-responsive.) The overhaul took 3 days worth of overtime hours, but version 0.3 is now live. At a glance: - The hourglass reaction will plague you no more: Google Drive is no longer the data provider for the bot. - Instead, data is saved to a database which is hosted on the same machine as the bot itself. - For those of you self-hosting, there is a data migration script. - With the exception of scenes, I got 100% data fidelity after migration (and I may cook up a solution for the scenes). - It was trivial to fix the scenes data manually -- only one person had used the scenes feature thus far anyway. - So many bug fixes. Why were there so many bugs? This was my first project after several years of not writing code. Known Issues: - The bot has occasional downtime. I'm temporarily hosting the bot at home, and we have power outages more often than I'd like. - The admin functions in `admin.js` haven't been rewritten yet, except to ensure `!showcache` and `!clearcache` work. Some or all of the other admin functions will be removed as unnecessary. [If you haven't already, you can invite the bot to your server by clicking here.](https://discordapp.com/oauth2/authorize?client_id=609274260007026689&scope=bot&permissions=3136) Read on for more details and my plans for the future.
What I'm Doing With My TimeBy AstroMacGuffin dated Thu Jul 28 2022 17:06:38 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time) last updated Thu Jul 28 2022 21:42:54 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
![swept-away-time-warp-1.jpg](/static/img/mm/time/swept-away-time-warp-1.jpg) Since being judged disabled and getting housing assistance a couple years ago, life has been reasonably stable. Before that, I was technically homeless, and before that, I was really homeless, and before that, I struggled my whole life to be stable at anything. So first and foremost, I'm exercising that part of my brain: the part that sticks with things and finishes them. The part of me that can conceive of repeated tasks or permanent choices, as part of an acceptable lifestyle. But this isn't a biography. This is my first project update! Since the end of the Great Rocket League Addiction a few months ago, I've been coding.