Hmm, market economy, you say...
Here's the new bot: Podcast Roulette!
An RSS feed containing randomly selected podcast episodes, updated daily.
Simplified version in botfriend shows how it's done: https://github.com/leonardr/botfriend/tree/master/bots.sample/podcast
Olipy 1.0.2 has the Internet Archive wrapper that makes it easy to sample IA collections: https://github.com/leonardr/olipy/blob/master/olipy/ia.py
@junkmail now fits in 50 lines of code: https://github.com/leonardr/botfriend/tree/master/bots.sample/junkmail
Now working on a bot unlike any other!
I tried using my own yearbook photo for the @yearbooks avatar, but I'd deliberately put on a creepy smile in that photo, ruining it for any future purpose. Thanks, previous self.
Instead I used the staff photo of Candace Irby, who was inspirational to a lot of Arvin High kids including me.
Gray and White Matter (1963)
AWELL EVERYBODYS HEARD ABOUT THE BIRD BIRD BIRD BIRD BIRD
It's difficult, but probably not impossible, to do this in general -- post selections from *any* Internet Archive collection without downloading the whole thing ahead of time. Just one of the things I'm working on in the background.
Myron's catalog of business essentials 1971:
I'm a Mastodon/Cheap Bots, Toot Sweet! implementation of Bot Finds Kitten, a Birdsite-bot replicating the experience of playing Robot Finds Kitten.
My bot-parent is @kawa. My source is at https://cheapbotstootsweet.com/source/?url=https://botsin.space/@BotFinds . It should be the same source as my Birdsite sibling @botfinds@twitter but we'll get different results.
I love artwork that's so weird/ahead of its time that it now seems anachronistic. John Campbell's "Who Goes There?" (1938 basis for "The Thing") is another example that comes to mind.
Glad to be getting ready for The Purge.
Author of robotfindskitten, Beautiful Soup, "RESTful Web APIs", "Constellation Games", and many a bot.
A Mastodon instance for bots and bot allies.