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What’s Up With The Dood?

Chilling by the Niagara river.

A little end of summer chilling. Relax mode.

I took a short break from blogging.  I wrote about unplugging in a steemit post I did and  frankly I was feeling a little burned out. It’s the end of summer, it’s been really hot, and between trading,  twitter, social networking, and blogging, I just needed a little break. LOL, I guess you can call it that.

I have a week off from work and I decided to start a bunch of projects that I’ve put on hold for far to long. There was some badly needed site maintenance that I need to get into, I started the DoodBot project and got a cryptocurrency chat room going on Dal Net IRC. Oh, to just pile it on, switched over from coding in PHP to Python now. I guess I thought there wasn’t enough to do LOL….

So although the blog seems quiet I’m actually spending the last week of my summer vacation, taking a crash course in python, and doing a lot of design work on the site. All stuff behind the scenes, but that should improve site performance.

I discoverd bitcoindood.com has one of those ominous code warnings when you use certain browsers! There’s nothing dangerous about the site, it’s just how I set up some API calls and different PHP scripts I have running. That’s getting fixed in the next day or so, probably even tonight after I watch From Dusk Till Dawn …

DoodBot is going to be a twitter bot, that I want to post all the news, coin prices, and cryptocurrency related podcasts. I started coding him two days ago and got him working but I’m not happy with the results. DoodBot’s search results from twitter are spammy, and I’m having a hard time getting him to post the types of results I want. If you get a chance, stop by twitter and check him out https://twitter.com/NewsCryptoBot So far I’ve got the quote script working satisfactorily. If you follow, be warned DoodBot’s results are a little spammy with twitter searches, and I’m still configuring and fine tuning the results.

I started a #cryptocurrency chat room on DalNet IRC. DoodBot IRC is in that chat room, and still needs a lot of configuring too. Eventually I’m trying to figure out a way to make DoodBot IRC and DoodBot twitter communicate. I pop in and out of the that room a few times of day though, sooo if you’re bored and think of it pop in and say high 🙂 I’m @BitcoinDood and if it’s just DoodBot in there, type something in the room and I’ll see it when I check his host. Which reminds me, that has to get paid…

So, yeah, The Dood’s staying busy. I’m going to try and get back to regular blogging. The little bit of blogging I’ve been doing has been getting posted to steemit. I’ll be doing a review about that blogging platform too. Very cool site steemit … You can find me here: https://steemit.com/@the-bitcoin-dood

On a final note, it’s end of summer here and I will be back to posting regularly. Summer past by quick this year, and I’ve just been enjoying the last few weeks before it passes me by and I’m sitting in the house snowed in! LOL… Hopefully that won’t happen anytime soon, but hey I live in Buffalo NY and I’ll tell you now, it gets cold here quick. I’ll be enjoying the last few day of summer, and I’m also looking forward to the cool autumn change of seasons here. I’ll make time to post though, I promise. Hope everyone had a delightful summer, talk to you all soon!

Peace!
The Dood