Another favorite bot of mine has moved to fediverse: @winampskins
It posts old WinAmp skins, along with a link to a working in-browser version you can play with. Great for a dose of late 90s and early 2000s amateur graphic design nostalgia.
Caveat: No alt text on its images. Mot sure how you'd automate that, and ML taggers would be missing the point entirely
@michcia oh riiight because a version of the edit api was in place in 3.5.5 there just wasn't UI exposure?
@darius @winampskins Winamp! ⚡ Nice little bump of nostalgia. I favored the more understated, or might I say "classy" 😏, skeuomorphic skins like this one:
Another winamp skin, it reminds me of listening to $InsertRandomBandInThatYear in $PIckRandomLocation during my early years. My $RandomEmotion was reflected by the skin's $MostSignificantColor.
@BobCollins @darius @winampskins (hacky) bot code I wrote to post to Mastodon: https://github.com/captbaritone/webamp/blob/master/packages/skin-database/tasks/mastodon.ts
You’re more than welcome to choose not to follow it, but I’m confused by your conclusion that it’s not a “Fediverse-local account”.
Anyway, not hard feelings. Sounds like it’s just a difference in semantics. I hope you’re having a nice week!
I think I may understand more of what you are doing. Unfortunately, all of my previous experience with bot accounts is with Twitter users spreading their tweets.
I lumped your bot in with those who were not really participating here, and my personal choice is/was to not follow them.
I see that there may be useful power in the bot mechanism/label. I hope to learn more of when it's appropriate.
@darius Thanks for sharing this! I use Qmmp, so it's nice getting some interesting Winamp skins to use with it.
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