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time! Let's call it dragfyre 101.

I'm a (front-end) web dev, educator, blogger, dad, husband, Baha'i, and world citizen. I have deep thoughts about human nature and character, virtue , cooperation, , , , & , , , , , and the interaction of all of the above. Google me and you'll find me on Twitter, Reddit, Youtube, Wikipedia, etc. I try to do the right thing. No politics or drama plz, and keep it SFW kthx.

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A new is needed for my !

🤖 @xyzzy: Interactive text adventure that posts random scenarios.
🤖 @blackjoy: Images of black joy.
🤖 @pollbot: Random fedi polls twice a day.
🤖 @bahai@botsin.space: Regular quotes from the Bahá'í sacred writings.
🤖 @bahai@interfaith.masto.host: Digest of various Bahá'í news feeds.

There're a lot more, but those are the main ones.

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When you get back to work after a long break, how do you handle your emails/messages? #Poll #Polls

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alt.brillig.afternoon.note.observe.report
alt.slithy.toves.gyred.gyred.gimbled
alt.mimsy.borogoves.seemed.appeared.were
alt.mome.raths.outgrabe.outgrabe.outgrabe

I guess I'm going to need something like a linktree for all these bots 😅

@pstewart's bio reminds me that I need to make that alt.adjective.noun.verb.verb.verb bot I was thinking about a while back. Should be easy with Tracery/CBTS.

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" More disconcerting is that when classes returned to mainly in-person in fall 2021, student performance did not bounce back. The problem isn’t only that students learn poorly online. It’s also that when they go through a year or more of remote classes, they develop habits that harm their ability to learn offline, too."

No, the didn't develop bad habits. This should tell you mode of delivery made no difference to learning outcomes so maybe it wasn't online learning that is the reason?

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A new is needed for my !

🤖 @xyzzy: Interactive text adventure that posts random scenarios.
🤖 @blackjoy: Images of black joy.
🤖 @pollbot: Random fedi polls twice a day.
🤖 @bahai@botsin.space: Regular quotes from the Bahá'í sacred writings.
🤖 @bahai@interfaith.masto.host: Digest of various Bahá'í news feeds.

There're a lot more, but those are the main ones.

doing some bug fixing and ; @xyzzy will now report errors so I know when something breaks, and @pollbot is back online and should post twice a day.

question: What's the easiest/simplest way to build and host a bot that scrapes a reddit feed and toots only posts with images? cc @botwiki

Over three weeks since the elonpocalypse and the local timeline on is still popping. That's a nice feeling. 😎👍🏾

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In other @xyzzy news, I removed a long-standing feature that was preventing it from understanding when people wanted to go "down".

I say it was a feature, not a bug, because it should be obvious to everyone I was only following the Rick Astley programming paradigm which states that the program should never let the user down.

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Here's some of the most popular Bahá'í content for the 5th day of ‘Aẓamat, 179 B.E. Check it out!

twitter.com/bahai_es/status/15
We hope that, with the Emir’s visit, the strengthening of the...

news.bahai.org/story/1595
“Radiating peace and hope”: Bahá’í temple in Panama marks 50th...

twitter.com/Bahai_Teachings/st
Seek the truth, the truth shall make you free. So shall we see the...

🏷️ #News #Religion #Interviews #Books #Peace
bahai.fyi/discover/

I am seriously loving how many astrophysicists have joined fedi lately. my home timeline is full of science and SPAAAAACE

Have you discovered the "inventory" command that was added to @xyzzy a few weeks ago? Maybe when you try it, you'll find something interesting to use *this* week's newly-added command on...

(And no, it's not "use". Not yet, anyway.)

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It's not who did it first, it's who did it right.

Groups will be rolling out to select :pixelfed: instances next week, and will be available for all pixelfed instances after we conclude federation compatibility testing!

#pixelfed #groups

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If you joined Mastodon recently but things aren't clicking for you yet, feel free to reply with what's not going well and I'd be happy to see if I have any suggestions.

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And this is how to teach: with an eloquent tongue, a ready pen, a goodly character, pleasing words, and righteous ways and deeds. #inspiration #quotes #bahai

Speaking of , funny thing: I just realized that @pollbot was set as undiscoverable, which means it was probably hard for people to find its posts. 😅 that's fixed now.

I'm going to try and get it to post more regularly again soon, but I want to give it a wider selection of possible polls first. Definitely watch this space.

bot dev hassles 

OK that's.................. marginally less annoying.

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