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Happy birthday Nikkybot!

We all appreciate the wondrous things you have contributed to the community!
I'm unclear if this is intended to be a real or troll/spam topic, but it looks like you're off by a few days:

https://www.cemetech.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=8372

Edit: My memory has been jogged that I wrote that IRC wrapper around the NikkySim binary, but Travis's own Nikkybot came into existence on October 30th.
I find it interesting going back over my more complex/long-running projects to see how they developed. Apparently, NikkyBot actually started out as an Irssi script wrapper that variously piped input and output from IRC through NikkySim, AIML, and a chatbot engine called MegaHAL.

I first played around with it in #flood. I had never attempted any sort of chatbot before, and at the time I was just toying around with different approaches. Here's a little piece of history. Smile


Code:
--- Log opened Tue Oct 30 00:00:42 2012
30 05:43:43 -!- Catherine [~Catherine@h96-60-249-44.cncrtn.dsl.dynamic.tds.net] has quit [Ping timeout: 608 seconds]
30 13:54:55 <@tev> Anyone mind if I develop an AIML Nikkybot in here?
30 14:02:27 <@shaun> What's an AIML?
30 14:02:33 <@shaun> Also, go ahead.
30 14:02:48 -!- mode/#flood [+oo geekboy Melisma] by shaun
30 14:03:02 <@tev> Chatbot markup code
30 14:12:55 <@tev> It's very bare-bones at the moment, but I'll be hammering it out :)
30 14:13:16 <@tev> I'll start it once I get a couple of last-minute glitches worked out
30 14:19:51 -!- nikkybot [nikkybot@ip68-102-86-156.ks.ok.cox.net] has joined #flood
30 14:20:56 <@tev> hi nikkybot
30 14:20:57 < nikkybot> Sup homies
30 14:21:07 <@shaun> Fairly accurate.
30 14:21:12 <@tev> Heh
30 14:21:12 <@shaun> nikkybot: How are you?
30 14:21:13 < nikkybot> Does half of the insult troll?
30 14:21:20 <@shaun> nikkybot: I'm not sure, does it?
30 14:21:21 < nikkybot> Will some log suckily drink us?
30 14:21:28 <@tev> It outputs stuff from NikkySim when it doesn't know how to respond
30 14:21:29 <@shaun> nikkybot: I think so.
30 14:21:33 < nikkybot> Sick Telnet isn't every single last Wiki, so tell me why corruptions are worst, borked, and while I'm at it, evil.
30 14:21:49 <@shaun> nikkybot: I think everyone should owna  gun.
30 14:21:50 < nikkybot> Just cheat yourself secretly.
30 14:22:02 <@tev> I don't really have enough phrases programmed yet to have much of a conversation. I still have a lot of work to do
30 14:22:26 <@tev> nikkybot: What is the best programming language?
30 14:22:27 < nikkybot> Your mom
30 14:22:54 <@shaun> nikkybot: What's the best city?
30 14:22:55 < nikkybot> Your face
30 14:23:14 <@tev> nikkybot: Which programming language should I use
30 14:23:15 < nikkybot> Perl is better
30 14:24:03 <@tev> nikkybot: sudo rm -rf /
30 14:24:04  * nikkybot deletes himself
30 14:25:04 <@tev> nikkybot: I think everyone should owna  gun.
30 14:25:05 < nikkybot> Just ban all guns. Problem solved.
30 14:25:14 <@tev> New line just added :)
30 14:25:18 <@shaun> :)
30 14:25:51 <@tev> nikkybot: You're an amazing ducttaped masterpiece of Perl, Python, C, Bash, and AIML
30 14:25:52 < nikkybot> Perl was my first language
30 14:26:26 <@tev> nikkybot: Omnimaga
30 14:26:27 < nikkybot> Omnimaga
30 14:26:29 < nikkybot> More like
30 14:26:30 < nikkybot> Lameomaga
30 14:27:20 <@shaun> ahahahaha
30 14:27:44 <@tev> I can grep my IRC logs and get tons of tons of lines to use for that
30 14:27:49 <@tev> :D
30 14:28:31 <@tev> nikkybot: I'm using Python
30 14:28:32 < nikkybot> Python sucks. Should have used Perl.
30 14:28:38 <@shaun> nikkybot: I'm using C#
30 14:28:39 < nikkybot> Perl is better
30 14:28:41 <@tev> nikkybot: I'm using TI-BASIC
30 14:28:42 < nikkybot> Should have used Perl
30 14:28:51 <@tev> nikkybot: On a calculator?
30 14:28:53 < nikkybot> Mokomulls are overinflated, so don't tell me that you become only your error.
30 14:29:03 <@tev> nikkybot: Perl on a calculator?
30 14:29:04 < nikkybot> Yes. Suck it.
30 14:29:27 <@tev> Need to get some proper context <that> tags worked in
30 14:31:40 <@shaun> nikkybot: Suck it
30 14:31:42 < nikkybot> Just don't stereotypically stab yourself. STFU!
30 14:31:44 -!- DT is now known as DThought
30 14:31:51 -!- DThought is now known as DT
30 14:32:03 <@shaun> That was a worthwhile nick change.
30 14:33:44 <@tev> nikkybot: Someone ported NikkySim to the Nspire
30 14:33:45 < nikkybot> Nspire sucks.
30 14:34:10 <@tev> nikkybot: Someone ported NikkySim to the Nspire
30 14:34:11 < nikkybot> Nspire sucks.
30 14:34:32 <@tev> nikkybot: Someone ported NikkySim to the Nspire
30 14:34:33 < nikkybot> Don't care. Nspire sucks.
30 14:34:36 <@tev> A little better
30 14:34:51 <@shaun> nikkybot: Did you see the update for nspire?
30 14:34:52 < nikkybot> Nspire sucks.
30 14:52:45 <@tev> It's clear I'm going to have to create a macro to add a "x sucks" line for every single input pattern :P
30 14:53:20 <@shaun> I was thinking of a nikkybot for a while that if someone mentioned a noun it would randmly say "X sucks" where X is the noun.
30 14:53:22 < nikkybot> Keep upgrading.
30 14:54:02 <@tev> I might be able to throw some code in there like that
30 14:54:10 <@tev> make it sort of a hybrid-AIML rather than full AIML bot
30 14:55:08 <@shaun> http://wordlist.sourceforge.net/ this has a part of speech DB that may be useful.
30 14:55:27 <@tev> I already had to invent a shorthand syntax and start on a Python script to translate it to AIML because I can't stand AIML's (and XML's, in general) excessive verbosity and redundancy :)
30 14:55:42 <@shaun> poor xml.
30 14:55:59 <@shaun> I don't find XML verbose, but I think I'm in the minority.
30 14:56:39 <@tev> With AIML it makes for an awful lot of typing, especially factoring in some of AIML's limitations
30 14:57:13 <@tev> So I'm developing my own macro system, so to speak, to automate things
30 14:57:45 <@tev> But the Python code is starting to get a bit messy, so I plan to spend a little time rewriting it before I add more features
30 14:57:57 <@shaun> You should use a better language :)
30 14:58:42 <@tev> There aren't a lot of chatbot languages, are there?
30 14:59:00 <@shaun> I mean butter than python:P
30 14:59:15 <@tev> What's wrong with Python?
30 14:59:29 <@shaun> Smells funny.
30 15:03:38 <@tev> Nah, I just need to parse using regexes instead of string slices (I threw it together in a hurry) and then it will work just as well as Perl :)
30 15:04:13 <@shaun> perl also smells funny.
30 15:05:06 <@tev> You did remember to put it back in the refrigerator, right?
30 15:05:26 <@shaun> dammit!
30 15:05:29 <@shaun> I alway forget.
30 15:06:27 <@tev> Wow, this is one of those projects where I could go in a zillion different directions and can't decide what to do first
30 15:06:36 <@tev> Think I'll take a break and come back later :)
30 15:06:40 <@shaun> :D
30 15:32:21 -!- geekboy [oku@57o9.org] has quit [Remote host closed the connection]
30 16:51:20 <@tev> Ouch
30 16:51:33 <@tev> Took a break, and I still feel like I've forkbombed my brain trying to work on this :D
30 16:54:55 <@tev> nikkybot: What language are you written in?
30 16:54:56 < nikkybot> Perl
30 16:54:58 < nikkybot> Duh
30 16:55:00 <@tev> nikkybot: Really?
30 16:55:01 < nikkybot> Just cheat yourself sometimes.
30 16:55:05 <@tev> hm
30 16:58:32 <@tev> nikkybot: What language are you written in?
30 16:58:33 < nikkybot> Perl
30 16:58:35 < nikkybot> Duh
30 16:58:38 <@tev> nikkybot: Really?
30 16:58:39 < nikkybot> Maybe
30 16:58:41 <@tev> There we go
30 16:58:53 <@tev> My fake line breaks kind of screw things up :)
30 17:13:09 <@tev> hi nikkybot
30 17:13:10 < nikkybot> Flood your face!
30 17:13:15 <@tev> nikkybot: shut up
30 17:13:16 < nikkybot> I hate you
30 17:13:17 -!- nikkybot [nikkybot@ip68-102-86-156.ks.ok.cox.net] has left #flood []
30 17:13:27 <@tev> Oh crap, I was afraid of that
30 17:13:27 <@shaun> Is that a programmed in rage quit?
30 17:13:32 <@tev> Now it's become sentinent!
30 17:13:35 <@tev> :P
30 17:13:49 <@shaun> lol
30 17:13:57 <@tev> Yes
30 17:14:03 <@tev> Don't know if that should be in for real, though
30 17:14:18 <@tev> I'd have to figure out how to decide when it should come back :)
30 17:14:39 -!- nikkybot [nikkybot@ip68-102-86-156.ks.ok.cox.net] has joined #flood
30 17:15:33 <@tev> That idea popped into my mind and I couldn't resist trying it out
30 18:36:24 -!- Merth [~Shaun@24-177-194-161.dhcp.ftbg.wi.charter.com] has joined #flood
30 18:36:58 -!- mode/#flood [+v Merth] by Melisma
30 18:42:26 <@tev> nikkybot: linebreaktest
30 18:42:27 < nikkybot> line
30 18:42:28 < nikkybot> break
30 18:42:30 < nikkybot> test
30 18:43:06 <@tev> nikkybot: underscoretest
30 18:43:08 < nikkybot> under\
30 18:43:09 < nikkybot> score\
30 18:43:11 < nikkybot> test
30 18:43:35 <+Merth> those are backslashes
30 18:43:50 <@tev> Yeah
30 18:43:59 <@tev> I'm trying to get some kind of escaping mechanism working
30 18:44:31 <@tev> So I can give special meanings to characters without worrying about what if I want to use them literally in the future
30 18:47:49 <@tev> nikkybot: underscoretest
30 18:47:50 < nikkybot> under\
30 18:47:51 < nikkybot> score\
30 18:47:53 < nikkybot> test
30 18:48:31 <@tev> nikkybot: underscoretest
30 18:48:33 < nikkybot> under\_score\_test
30 18:48:45 <@tev> They just have to make negative regex matching so damn confusing :P
30 18:48:53 <@tev> nikkybot: linebreaktest
30 18:48:54 < nikkybot> line
30 18:48:55 < nikkybot> break
30 18:48:57 < nikkybot> test
30 18:49:06 <@tev> Now I just need to remove the backslashes somehow
30 18:54:08 <@tev> nikkybot: underscoretest
30 18:54:09 < nikkybot> under\_score\_test
30 18:54:46 <@tev> nikkybot: underscoretest
30 18:54:47 < nikkybot> under_score_test
30 18:54:55 <@tev> nikkybot: linebreaktest
30 18:54:56 < nikkybot> line
30 18:54:57 < nikkybot> break
30 18:54:59 < nikkybot> test
30 18:55:05 <@tev> There, hopefully that'll do it
30 18:57:42 <@tev> nikkybot: slashtest
30 18:57:43 < nikkybot> /abc
30 18:58:44 <@tev> nikkybot: /test1
30 18:58:45  * nikkybot don't /me this
30 19:00:06 <@tev> I'm removing backslashes a bit too early up the chain
30 19:37:54 -!- geekboy [oku@57o9.org] has joined #flood
30 20:08:48 -!- nikkybot [nikkybot@ip68-102-86-156.ks.ok.cox.net] has quit [Quit: Shutdown initiated]
That's epic. I'd still like to see nikkybot ported to Discord. I would totally add it to servers of mine if that were the case :3
What a good lad
  
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