Joel Uckelman on Mon, 11 Dec 2006 03:26:15 -0700 (MST)

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Re: [s-d] the automatic clock

Thus spake Antonio Dolcetta:
> Peter Cooper Jr. wrote:
> > Antonio <antonio.dolcetta@xxxxxxxxx> writes:
> >   
> >> I have tried adding a clock to the main page of the wiki
> >> there's a bot on my own server that updates the page
> >>
> >> it simply updates the nday and nweek every midnight.
> >> if it finds the clock to be off, it updates the ndelay instead.
> >> on nday = 12 it sets the clock to off. (this is thecknically against
> >> the rules i suppose, I just added it so that the administrator has
> >> time to update rules etc.)
> >>
> >> manual intervention is required to set the clock on/off (except at the
> >> end of the nweek, where it goes off by itself)
> >> to do that (and to adjust the clock should the bot go crazy or
> >> something) simply edit the clock_automatic page manually
> >>     
> >
> > Thank you very much, Antonio.
> >
> > It looks like it's currently running at 22:00 UTC each night. Can you
> > bump that up 2 more hours?
> >   
> Done, sorry about that. Can someone tell me how I can make a cron daemon 
> understand i want UTC based time for a particular line ?
> > Is the place where you're hosting it stable enough that we can count
> > on it? Do you have some sort of error reporting if it can't
> > connect/breaks/whatever?
> >   
> It's living on my home server. If it breaks I will receive mail about 
> it, and hopefully fix it asap. But I'm all for moving it somewhere else, 
> like on Joel's server. The only thing is that it'll be harder for me to 
> edit it, if I don't have access to wherever we put it.
> > Is there a way to get it (or MediaWiki) to email somewhere
> > (spoon-notify maybe?) on important day changes (nday 9 and nday 1
> > right now)?
> >
> >   
> Hmm, that is easy, but since the list doesn't accept submissions by 
> unsubscribed addresses  I'll have to use my address for the bot. Is that 
> ok ?

It's easy to set the list to accept mail from an unsubscribed address,
or to subscribe an address, but then shut off mail delivery for it.
What's the address?

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