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Meet your new friend.

[Image: avatar_4.jpg?dateline=1385936732] DaemonSwiftly

Daemon Swiftly is our robot.  He works on all of our sites doing automated tasks like retrieving news via RSS feeds and posting.  His name derives mostly from the server adiminstration term "daemon".  According to the all-knowing wikipedia,
Quote:[align=start]In [/align][align=start]multitasking[/align][align=start] computer [/align][align=start]operating systems[/align][align=start], a [/align]daemon[align=start] ([/align][align=start]/ˈdmən/[/align][align=start] or [/align][align=start]/ˈdmən/[/align][align=start])[/align][sup][1][/sup][align=start] is a [/align][align=start]computer program[/align][align=start] that runs as a [/align][align=start]background[/align][align=start]process[/align][align=start], rather than being under the direct control of an interactive user. Traditionally daemon names end with the letter [/align]d[align=start]: for example,[/align][align=start]syslogd[/align][align=start] is the daemon that implements the system logging facility and [/align][align=start]sshd[/align][align=start] is a daemon that services incoming [/align][align=start]SSH[/align][align=start] connections.[/align]

While the account is not a computer process, it does the same basic thing for us as a community - that is, it runs tasks for us.  It is also vaguely a play on the word demon, as daemon is, and comes from the german folk tale "Faust".  In that story, Mefistofele is the "demon" that does whatever Faust wants.  Like mefistofele did the bidding of Faust, Daemon Swiftly does the same for us.

If you see the account, and think, that's wierd, maybe a good way of thinking about it is Daemon Swiftly is the web server's account on itself.
I just added "Swiftly" so it would be more a robot thing than a demon.

You can safely ignore him, although if you talk to him he might talk back.  I haven't tried.  I suspect his answer will look something like this
Quote:[align=start]01001000 01101001 00100000 01110100 01101000 01100101 01110010 01100101 00101110 00100000 00100000 01001110 01101001 01100011 01100101 00100000 01110100 01101111 00100000 01101101 01100101 01100101 01110100 00100000 01111001 01101111 01110101 00101110[/align]


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