Introducing hugo!

Fun with bot frameworks

Roughly two months ago, I embarked on a short mission: to setup an instance of hubot for integration with Slack. Despite being armed with only a very limited working knowledge of Javascript (hubot runs on node.js and scripts are written in CoffeeScript), the tutorials seemed pretty thorough and made the setup process look do-able, so I decided to have a crack at it. I’ll begin with my inspiration for doing this, and then provide an overview of the setup process (which I suggest you skip over if you’re not interested in the details), followed by some examples of the few things I implemented with my instance of hubot at the outset. [Read More]
rstats  bots  slack 

Breaking the Silence

Reflections on new beginnings...

In April of 2016, I made a new friend. His name is Lorenz and he is from Switzerland. We met one evening when I arrived to pick him up for a small church group meeting, and he ambled up to the driver side door only to be reminded - by my presence in the drivers seat - that South Africa is not part of the two thirds of the world’s population that drive on the right hand side of the road. [Read More]