Ugh. I'm learning Go because I agreed to help with a work project which uses it, and it's reminding me of all the things I dislike about Python. Which is to say, "This clearly came about because somebody was angry that you can code in C in ways that didn't fit their personal preferences, and decided to make a language which makes that impossible."
@masklayer It took marginally more effort than expected, but I just stuck a script to do this up on github: https://github.com/coyoteseattle/fediverse-follower-autoresponse
Well, I feel stupid, now. I just realized that the reason why email hasn't been working on my mastodon instance for the last year was that I forgot to tell it that my SMTP relay is using TLS. >#<
Yay, I've got the Mastodon API working. Now I can do terrible things with it. Like write a bot which changes the color of my bedroom lights based on toots.
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@fluxom_alt Gotta be in freefall to make perfectly spherical candies. You can get close on Earth, but most candies wouldn't survive formation in a shot tower ( check it out: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shot_tower ), so if you want your candy to be truly perfect spheres, you have to do it in orbit. Now, why you would need perfectly spherical candy, I can't say, but I'm not the guy who invented an infinite hard candy, so yeah.
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@fluxom_alt Just remember to recite the appropriate prayer; "Linus who art in Oregon, hallowed be thy name. Your git pull come, your will be done in ring 3, as it is in ring 0. Give us this cycle our needed malloc(), and catch our unhandled exceptions, as we have handled the exceptions raised unto us. And lead us not into kernel panics, but deliver us from uncorrectable errors. For thine is the kernel, the CPU, and the RAM, for ever and ever, amen."
Well, I just watched the Battle Angel Alita movie. I really dig it; it hit that transhumanist itch of mine damn well.
Hmm, if you study how people respond to alerts, does that make you an oncallogist?