Posts tagged: "bot"

Bridge? wat-bridge?

2016-10-13 19:27 +0200

Instant messaging services are very common nowadays. For instance, I use Telegram, while many people I know use WhatsApp, and that's cool. This, however, leads to a question I am asked often: "why don't you install WhatsApp?". The answer to that can be summarized in two main points: "because I don't want to" and "because I cannot install WhatsApp on my phone". But then again, it is interesting to see the user fragmentation between different services, so the Telegram bot API got me thinking about creating a "bridge" between WhatsApp and Telegram, just for fun.

TL;DR: source code available at https://github.com/rmed/wat-bridge

The server is full!

2016-01-06 21:47 +0100

Ok, even I have to admit this is getting a bit out of hand. You see, some weeks ago I started subtly influencing my brother so that he would start playing the MMO Guild Wars 2 with me, given that it recently became free-to-play.

He finally agreed to do it (yay!), if I came up with a name for his character. I asked a friend for help and we came up with a list of names, including some hilarious ones that my brother discarded right away. Anyway, before he could create his character, he had to choose a server to play in and I told him which was the only Spanish server, but it was full. Huh, weird. We tried again the next days with no luck, so I thought of something (you must surely know what is coming).