@godtributes is back
with tributes about wifflebats and tetraneutrons, much like before. However, it now has RSS
I couldn't get to sleep, so I got up and did this. Computer stuff is a bad idea when you can't sleep, but 1) I was having anxiety about all the stuff I haven't gotten done and 2) this is much more mechanical (as opposed to thinking) work than most of my current projects.
Porting a bot that used to post to Twitter to post to a web site and an RSS feed doesn't involve much thinking, but there are quite a few steps. For future reference, I had to:
- Update the bot posting code
to post to note-taker.
- Add a note-taker config for the bot.
- Set up the directory and git repo on the server for note-taker to write to
- Set up a bare repo for that git repo to be pushed to
- Add a cron job to push that repo
- Set up a directory and git repo on my backup server to pull from that bare repo
- Reenable the cron job that made the bot post
- Add a redirect to the nginx config to send people that go to the old archive location to the new one.
- Add the bot's links to the bot index.
And it all requires just a tiny bit of human judgment, enough to make it not work automating.