Today we implement a solution for the bug I mentioned last week and add a “Quick Say” feature to the admin interface.
Also, if you squint just right you might notice that the statement field changed to a text area element.
This is to make entering longer sentences more convenient because the element can be resized or stretched (drag the bottom right arrow) as needed.
Additionally, for your enjoyment, here is a higher resolution version of the featured image without the title text.
Here are the other posts in the Mr. Good Bot series:
- Mr Good Bot
- Mr Good Bot – Front-end
- Mr Good Bot – Composite Animation
- Mr Good Bot – Random Assembly Required
- Mr Good Bot – DaisyBell.wav
- Mr Good Bot – Database
- Mr Good Bot – Mostly Assembled
- Mr Good Bot – Administrative Speech Protocols Enabled
Q: What’s with the bot on a motorcycle?
A: It will make more sense after you read the code.
Q: I skipped ahead and read the code. So… you’re making some kind of overly obscure and hamfisted Steppenwolf reference?
A: Yeah… okay look it’s the end of the year and I have a lot of doings happening and the things, you know!? Like, what’s wrong with a Steppenwolf gag?
Q: Sure okay whatever, but then why not like, call it like… “Born To Be Wild”?
A: That’s silly! Bots are built not born. 😛
Plus that’s a bit of an obvious choice isn’t it?
Also, I’m all about trying not to get sued and Looking For Adventure seems less “infringy” while also being imbued with a positive child like imaginative sense of future.
Q: Fair enough, but… why isn’t Mr. Good Bot wearing a helmet? You realize that under California Vehicle Code 27803, Mr. Good Bot is required to wear a helmet and is clearly guilty of an infraction under the law?
A: Under most circumstances you are correct but you see, that law was clearly written to apply to endoskeletal citizens and Mr. Good Bot is an exoskeletal being so technically his head is a helmet and with “Jury nullification” being what it is… I’m sure no conviction would be forthright!
In any case, this interview is now over and all further inquiry should be directed towards Mr. Good Bot’s attorney!
A Bugged Bot
My little QA tester Xavier managed to find a couple of bugs in our prototype.
He found a way to get the bot into a state where it wouldn’t talk even if it had something to say and wasn’t speaking.
The bug seems to occur in two cases: