Skaianet wishes you all good luck! We know you’ll do great! Don’t stress about it too much; you have your life ahead of you. Study hard, eat well, get some rest, and don’t do drugs before the test (although we would recommend not doing drugs at all, but that’s your thing).
Would you guys consider selling Skaianet merchandise in the future?
No. Legally we’re not allowed to sell anything Homestuck-related since it is still owned by Andrew Hussie and whatnot. We might give some things away with the logo on it and whatnot, but we would never “sell” anything (unless we were given permission to do something like that).
I you guys loved the LOFAM albums as much as we did, then you’re in for quite a treat! After a long wait, LOFAM 3 finally said to be arriving within the next 1-2 weeks! Once it goes live, we’ll have that playing on the radio in a matter of minutes for you all to enjoy! To make it even better, we’ll be playing through the ENTIRE album from start to finish.
But also a huge shoutout and thanks to all the people who made the LOFAM albums possible! Seriously, you guys rock! And If you haven’t already, be sure to follow the Official-Unofficial HS Music Blog!
So, even though we just finished AA v2, we’re going to finally try and update to PircBotX’s 2.0 API. In short, PircBotX is the API we use to actually “run” Aradiabot, then we add all the neat features to her.
Unfortunately, 2.0 will require a MASSIVE amount of her code to be completely rewritten, but it’s for the best. Below are few changes we’ll be making in conjunction with the updated API:
If you’d like to see the progress we’re making in (somewhat) realtime, you can view the source code for AA by going HERE.
After some minor tweaking, I’ve improved Aradiabots method on handling requests. So, to test it celebrate for such a small achievement, we’re holding requests! They’ll be open for 30 minutes at 8PM (EST)!
Requests are over with! Below is the changelog from Aradiabot; Request Handler 1.1.5
Why not try and get a team of hosts together so you have more people to run more in-depth shows?
Well, the radio is hosted on my PC - so I can’t really let people access it. Once I get the VPS back up and running I can let others access it and handle things. But that also removes the ability to have live calls in and whatnot since the radio needs to be hosted on the same machine audio is coming from - but that would be something I would handle.
But in all honesty, there’s not a whole lot someone else can do in regards to the radio. :\ People are more than welcome to help with other projects within Skaianet though.
Have you ever considered doing more in-depth shows than just the random music? I know there were interviews and things mentioned at some point... It would be interesting to make a top-40 based on requests since they are already automatically compiled by Aradiabot.
Yes, I’ve thought about (and want to) do that. I’d love to do interviews, live chats, call-ins, etc… but I’m only one person. I got a lot of things to take care of in my own life so I’m doing my best to try and keep things interesting.
Unfortunately, AA can’t do something like that right now - but maybe later I can have her automatically compile a top 10 list every week or so. I’m changing the way requests work to allow the same song to be requests after X amount of songs, and fixing some bugs.
I'm the anon from yesterday who mentioned ads not coming up very often. I'm sorry it wasn't clear, I wasn't complaining, I was responding to the other anon who thought they would come up too often.
Ah, that’s fine! Haha. It’s still nice to clear things up though since a lot of people don’t really know how things are running in the background.