Learning Python and coding for IRC

Recently, I got the idea into my head that I wanted to learn to program in Python. I’ve already done some VB.NET, C#, C++, Java, Pascal, PHP and a few more that I can’t remember off the top of my head, as I slowly work my way through all the major languages.

I also wanted to code a basic bot for IRC. I borrowed Python for Dummies from my local library, searched Google, and used Wireshark to see what goes on behind-the-scenes with IRC. Whilst I’m still working on my ‘Psyduck’ bot, I thought I would share an uptime bot I made for a fellow Zone-9’er. The bot simply reports the uptime of the machine it’s running from.

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Hello, World!

Hello, World!

I’m an Australian geek with a passion for all forms of Information Technology, but mostly with the internet and computer networking. I enjoy experimenting, learning and tinkering, and fixing what ought to be working. I intend to blog about my work and experimentation with computers, and share any tips or tricks I pick up as I slowly wade my way through the ocean which is IT.