New additions to Drupal's IRC bot.module and Druplicon
I've added some new code to my Drupal IRC bot.module and Druplicon, the official Drupal IRC bot, is now running with these features. First up is feed aggregation: bot.module now integrates with aggregator.module to provide IRC announcements of new feed items. Feeds can be configured per channel or the items can be sent to multiple channels at once. If you run a channel on Freenode that currently has Druplicon and you'd like it to announce relevant news as it happens, don't hesitate to let me know.
A new bot_potpourri.module has been added, and its first feature is timezone display and conversion. From the integrated help: Display timezones with "BOTNAME: timezone BST". Convert timezones with "tz 10AM MST to EST" or "tz 14:27 UTC in Europe/London". Timestamps are allowed if combined and with no spaces: "tz 2010-10-23T10:00 EST to UTC". All returned dates are DST-aware.
<Morbus> find out what time it is somewhere:
<Morbus> Druplicon: tz EST
<Druplicon> 2010-05-11 12:05 EDT.
<Morbus> or convert from one timezone to another:
<Morbus> timezone 14:27 EST to Europe/London
<Druplicon> 2010-05-11 19:27 BST.
<Morbus> tz 10 A.M. America/New_York to MST
<Druplicon> 2010-05-11 08:00 MDT.
<Morbus> tz 6 pm EST in EST
<Druplicon> 2010-05-11 18:00 EDT.
<Morbus> or dates in the future. note that DST is always considered:
<Morbus> tz 2010-10-23T10:00 EST in UTC
<Druplicon> 2010-10-23 14:00 UTC.
<Morbus> timezone 2010-01-23T10:00 EST in UTC
<Druplicon> 2010-01-23 15:00 UTC.
I hope to squeeze in some more features later this week too.