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I thought I'd keep a running list of things I'm working on or plan to work on, so you know what is going down (or at least intended to go down, as sometimes I get busy and work grinds to a halt). I'll update the list as things get completed.


  1. Customize the Java applet for bigger fonts
  2. Customize the Java applet to show the board for BOG instead of having to open up a separate window
  3. Customize the Java applet to show the Alphabet Soup scores/voting/click on a vote
  4. Write a new game
    1. My first choice is a space trading game based on a game called Starlanes (will take a while to write, but will be different from all the other trivia/word games)
    2. Second is a reverse ridiculist game (would be much easier to do but maybe not that different...)
  5. Work on a plugin interface for Facebook or Myspace

If you have ideas on other things that should be done please post them here!

Things Done


  • 2/15/09 Upgrade IRC Server to Unreal with IRC Services
  • Sometime in March:  Nickname registration added with nickserv, chanserv
  • You can see who is logged in on the Stats webpage
  • 4/4/09 Vote for kickban activated for Ridiculist, will see how it goes and roll out to Riskybus shortly after


kenrick's picture
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IRC Server Updated


I added a link for statistics.  It also lets you see who is and was online, although it takes a couple clicks to get there.  At some point if I have time I'll try to merge some of the info together so it's on one page, although that is low on my to-do list now.  All the info is public but if you think it's creepy to track some of the individual user data I can make it inaccessible.


I switched over to a new IRC server tonight.  Everything should mostly be transparent, and hopefully faster with somewhat less lag.  I'll write more about the changes later, but here are the highlights:

  1. Channel protection (with ChanServ).  This lets the bots get ops back in case they are lost on the channel.
  2. Nickname registration (with NickServ).  This lets you register your nickname and get it back in case someone else is using it.  if you use the same IRC username as the botosaurus web page then the password is set to the same as your botosaurus login password.  You use it by sending "/msg NICKSERV IDENTIFY password"
  3. IP address obfuscation.  If you don't want everyone seeing your IP address, the last number is now hidden/obfuscated.  The rest of it is still (generally) visible.
There are more changes.  For a summary of how to use the IRC Services see http://www.ircservices.za.net/docs/4.html

I'm still working on the vote/kick feature.  It's next on my agenda...

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Sounds good.  We appreciate

Sounds good.  We appreciate your work.