OK, Oulipals, I'm publishing a first cut of my AWS Lambda bot library on NPM/Github. It works on Mastodon! Try it if you build bots, and holla atcha boy with your opinions!

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I'm gonna try and run it on Glitch, too!

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I built a PoC "found lipograms" bot on birdspot with instant-bot:

It's kind of boring, and constantly RTs Kardashians (also not that strict about glyphs in @s, &c.). But it works!

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@cm oh i wish i had this on friday so I didn't go to such a big task as to start from scratch with drilipobot

@mlc 😅 It's good to know Lambda anyways!

@cm if a bot tracks its instant of last run (as your api docs say), can my bot algorithm know that instant, too? & how tracks it that instant, if a lambda function is without, uh, a nation?

@mlc @bnwlfsn Ah, I should fix my docs on this. It always *runs* at 1min/tick (cf. This param ( is just for posts—if it's "5 mins," it won't post a toot until its last post is 5 mins old (by looking at its last post's chrono-stamp). It's too confusing, I think!

@bnwlfsn @mlc (my thought with making it always 1min/tick is that your bot might want to look at its notifications a lot, so it can @ back to its pals, but post only occasionally. IDK, still working on it 😸)

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