Subtle, But Important
The amount of work to get this,
instead of this,
is the difference between a two week vacation and two weeks of research.
Now, I’m not the world’s best computer scientist. I am not, in point of fact, an accredited computer scientist. I am merely, as the legend goes, a fortunate hacker with delusions of grandeur. That being said, determining the difference in month between one date and another is, as the saying goes, non-obvious.
I’ll upload the bits of code and the whole bot itself in the days ahead. There’s still some testing to do and cleaning up the code into a package I can upload here.
I feel like I’ve really accomplished something. It’s not anything a second-year CS couldn’t do, but I set out the goal for myself to follow the spec that I wrote up for the Slackbot and I did that.
Now I can look Timebot in the parameters and sit tall.