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9/4 Announcement: Widget is transforming!

Posted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 3:31 pm
by HoodedMan
That's right; he's a Transformer! (Well, not really; he's not quite that advanced.)

The old Widget has been deleted and I've started writing Widget in a different programming language! What does this mean?

Firstly, it means that I'll learn how to do new things in that programming language; secondly, it means Widget will be a lot more robust! No more random crashes and reconnections. The new programming language (Java) is more predictable and safe than was the old programming language in which Widget was written (PHP), which was more expressive and flexible.

Anyway, here's what you should know about the change. First of all, Widget's starting off with almost no modules; I'm adding them back one by one. Second of all, you activate the modules in a different fashion.

No more !commands. If you want to blame someone, work Widget and blame into the same sentence.

For example:
Widget: Who's to blame?!
Widget: Gimme some pie.

The following modules are currently active:
* blame
* cocktail
* coffee
* cookie
* pie
* spin
* tea
* update_forum

The following modules will be reimplemented (high-priority):
* help
* operator
* page
* check_forum

Once I've gotten most of those modules back off the ground, stay tuned to find out how he'll be more interactive!



[Edited on 4/9/08 by HoodedMan]

9/4 Announcement: Widget is transforming!

Posted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 4:40 pm
by fourpawsonthefloor

9/4 Announcement: Widget is transforming!

Posted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 8:10 pm
by HoodedMan
OK, Widget now has a brain! A small and random brain, but it's a brain nonetheless! He listens to the channel passively as people speak. He does not log conversations as such, but he does save words, word links, punctuation, sentence structure, etc. in a digital structure.

If you mention his name but not something for him to do, he'll make up a random sentence based on what he's learned. It can be quite entertaining; check it out!

9/4 Announcement: Widget is transforming!

Posted: Sat Sep 06, 2008 9:15 pm
by HoodedMan
Sorry about Widget disappearing so often! He's on my computer right now, not on the server, and I have a crappy wireless connection. He'll be back on the server soon. :)