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Journal Entry: Thu Mar 1, 2012, 9:59 PM




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:iconstarryeyed-doll:
Starryeyed-doll Featured By Owner Edited 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish to be taken off the list
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:icondahub:
dAhub Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Question: Don't feature me anymore
Answer: If you wish to cancel your feature at any time, leave a comment on my profile with the word "terminate" in it.  You will be removed from the featured section.  Any points remaining in your feature(s) will be refunded to the original donor
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YouTubeArtist99 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student General Artist
sir, you  sound very nice and smart to me!
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dAhub Featured By Owner 1 day ago
:) Thank you very much :thanks:
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YouTubeArtist99 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student General Artist
no problem! :3
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TheCrazedWolf Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Why was i blacklisted? Please reply - i wish to be taken off this list.
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dAhub Featured By Owner 5 days ago
You have been removed form the blacklist
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p1inko Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
can I be removed from the blacklist?
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dAhub Featured By Owner 5 days ago
You have been removed form the blacklist
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:iconkana-the-drifter:
Kana-The-Drifter Featured By Owner Edited Feb 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can I be removed from the blacklist? I just wanted to write a journal about you >.<
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dAhub Featured By Owner 5 days ago
You have been removed form the blacklist
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:icondramaticrabbit:
Dramaticrabbit Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Student
Can I please be removed from the blacklist? I accidentally said the v word even though you fucking say it in your journal example!
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dAhub Featured By Owner 5 days ago
You have been removed form the blacklist
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Dramaticrabbit Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student
thank you! It was so frustrating
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xDatPsychoGiratinax Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Can I please be removed from the blacklist~?
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dAhub Featured By Owner 5 days ago
You have been removed form the blacklist
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M3TALGEAR Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015
How did you program this? Im very interested in coding.
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:icondahub:
dAhub Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015
I'm not sure how to answer this.  The bot is programmed in Java and it took several months of concerted effort to develop the bot to where it currently stands
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Sk8rcat640 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  New member  General Artist
Thank you so much!!!
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Sk8rcat640 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  New member  General Artist
I am an aspiring computer scientist. any advice??
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:icondahub:
dAhub Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015
When trying to pick up a new language, try programming a game, but don't try to make a career out of making games, I hear there is very little money in it.  The basics in one language (for loops, objects, primitives) tend to be pretty common across all languages, so it's easier to pick up a language after the first one you get down.  It is useful to have some knowledge of how a computer is built to better understand how your code runs.  Try taking a look at MIPS (I had a course that covered a 5-stage design, though modern systems use 20+ stages)
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MIPS_ins…
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:iconllunna:
Llunna Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Professional General Artist
Why did I get blacklisted? Please reply!
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:icondahub:
dAhub Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015
I've removed you from the list

The blacklist only limits how often the bot will visit your page:
visit or blacklist
Any user that mentions a "visit" or requests to be placed on the "blacklist" will no longer have their profile page visited by the bot [details]
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RitsuFlu Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Student General Artist
Can I please be removed from the blacklist.
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dAhub Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015
Ok, done
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xXMosstarXx Featured By Owner Edited Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Could I be removed from the blacklist? I'm very confused by why I got blacklisted for having visit in my comment. It's quite hypocritical to have visit in the example signature and then blacklist me for it. It said to link back the journal and I DID.
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dAhub Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015
Ok, done

The blacklist only limits how often the bot will visit your page:
visit or blacklist
Any user that mentions a "visit" or requests to be placed on the "blacklist" will no longer have their profile page visited by the bot [details]
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cutesyducky Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Student Digital Artist
woah~ how long did it take to develop the bot? and how complex was the process?
I'm taking up Computer Science right now.
I haven't had the chance to work on something so complicated,
so I'm kinda curious as to what it's like. :)
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:icondahub:
dAhub Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015
>how long did it take to develop the bot?
Well, the v1.0 bot took most of one summer and then required continuous development for the remaining year.  The current v2.0 bot I developed in about 2-3 months, but I check on it at least once a day and make the occasional tweaks to improve performance or add new features.  It's been a continuous process and I suspect I've spent well over a thousand hours on the project in one way or another.  The first bot had a lot of issues because I really only meant the program as a proof-of-concept and not a long-term project.  I redesigned it in v2.0 with the idea of sustainability in mind.

>I'm kinda curious as to what it's like
Test cases are good.  Much of this bot is web-based, meaning it relies on the internet for information.  I have several simple methods to run portions of the bot to produce sample output, and if it changes I know something on the net changed and not something within the bot broke.  Also, when working with a large project, it is fundamental to have a solid core.  If your central program is spaghetti code, like v1.0 was for me, it's impossible to maintain and expand.  v1.0 did give me a lot of insight and ideas about what is needed for this project to be successful.  It was also useful for figuring out how to structure and run the bot more effectively.

>how complex was the process?
I developed v1.0 with the goal of automating 100% of everything.  It seems obvious now, but I actually ran the bot in a semi-autonomous mode (I would copy-paste comment replies by hand) at first to see first-hand how it was performing.  That also gave me good insight into how much interest there was in such a project.  I think the hardest part for me is working with a third party I have no contact with.  dA can change anything on the site at any time.  I'm responsible for tracking down any unexpected results, figuring out if it's an issue with my code or a change in the site, and then making the required changes to keep the bot running.  Because I don't have full control over this project, nothing I do with the bot is ever completely stable.  I'm always trying to make my code more robust, but that takes a lot of time that I could be spending on new features.

:ahoy: Good luck with your CS course
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EveSoderlund Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  New member  Traditional Artist
Hello, Mr. dAHub! I am also interested in astronomy! And this point giving bot thing is a great idea! :clap:
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:icondahub:
dAhub Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
Cool and thank you :thanks:
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EveSoderlund Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  New member  Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :iconmoesmileplz:
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Zikschive Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Can I be removed from the blacklist?
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dAhub Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
done
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Bubbles1003 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Student
one question what does "done" mean?
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dAhub Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015
Leave a comment on my profile page (below) with the following and the bot will respond as described
anything else
You will receive points for the watches, favs, and llamas you have given, you do not need to tell me which users you have watched, faved, and llama'd [details]
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Bubbles1003 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Student
*hi*
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:iconsiddaki:
Siddaki Featured By Owner Edited Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello person behind dAhub! I was just wondering, but what satellites have you had the privilege of working on?
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:icondahub:
dAhub Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015
^^; None so far.  I don't have a lot of industry experience yet, so I'm currently working on proposals for future systems.  I have done some work writing ground software that indirectly supports weather forecasting through :)
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Siddaki Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooh, that's nice! As someone with a bit of a passion for meteorology, I applaud your work.
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:icondahub:
dAhub Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015
:) Thanks.  The coding is relatively straight-forward, but trying to understand how these climate models work is really intricate.  Can I ask what your knowledge of the field is?  Do you just follow news about storms or are you doing something more in-depth?
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Siddaki Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, sorry for the late reply. I got a flood of messages soon after yours and your comment got a bit buried. XD
I've been studying meteorological phenomena informally for about four years, focusing especially on local weather patterns. There is a surprising amount of information on the internet and in libraries, and you can actually learn more from surfing the web and from reading lengthy tomes than you can in a short class, although said classes are also helpful. Anyway, I think it is nice to be able to look at the sky or to look at some radar maps and be able to have an idea what's going to happen. Just a strange hobby of mine. :P
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dAhub Featured By Owner 5 days ago
:) Cool
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:iconsiddaki:
Siddaki Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. :)
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ObsidianKaesken Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Because DA kept automatically putting one of my links as a thumb, dAhub thought I was typing "visit" and blacklisted me.  I'd like to allow the bot to visit me, it's okay with me.
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dAhub Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
You are not currently listed in the blacklist
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ObsidianKaesken Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ok, thanks.  :)
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T1MEL0SS Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hello person behind dAhub! It's so awesome that you made a bot thingy! What's the difference behind Java and JavaScript? I want to learn how to do this kind of cool stuff and I found a JavaScript course online, so I was wondering.
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T1MEL0SS Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
That helped a lot, thank you!

Jeez, it's so cool that I'm talking to dAhub XD
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