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Profile Wormholio
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Message 7105 - Posted: 31 Jan 2008 | 2:16:20 UTC

Some of you may have noticed the postings from RoboCodeDwarf in the "last pirate to post here gets the gold" thread. I needed to test out code for automatically posting web forms to a BOINC project (the way an AMS might, though that's not the only way it might be used). So as you can see, I got it to work. The "trick" to it is now in the PHP manual.

The name is a play on "RoboSciMon", which is a similar tool which makes automated entries in the LIGO electronic logbook. (The LIGO scientist who is on duty and making entries in the logbook is the "SciMon", the science monitor.)

I normally would not want anyone to run such a bot, so I'll turn this off now that it's working. I just thought I'd explain what's going on, and say thanks for letting us borrow the gold for a bit. :-)

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Message 7107 - Posted: 31 Jan 2008 | 11:21:08 UTC - in response to Message 7105.

Alas, poor RoboCodeDwarf.
We knew him not so well, Wormholio.

If you ever cast the incantation to bring him back from The Locker, I hope you can teach him how to sound like a Pirate?

He never even uttered an "Arrr!" the poor tormented soul.
Aye. 'Tis the locker for 'Im.
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Message 7108 - Posted: 31 Jan 2008 | 13:21:17 UTC - in response to Message 7107.

AMDave wrote:
If you ever cast the incantation to bring him back from The Locker, I hope you can teach him how to sound like a Pirate?

He never even uttered an "Arrr!" the poor tormented soul.


Agreed. I just used `fortune -s` to generate the text, so he sounded more like Zippy the Pinhead. And that's worth a trip the The Locker, to be sure.



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