I occasionally write an article here and there about my misadventures programming. I also document the history of my ever-evolving projects.

ConfessionBot's 2024 Overhaul

Published by Yiays on 2024-03-11
Tags: Discord, Development, ConfessionBot | 554 Views

This year, ConfessionBot will have been around for 5 years. Discord has changed a lot in that time, and while I believe ConfessionBot has been keeping up fine, this year I'm focusing on a major overhaul. A great deal of the new changes are already live, so read on to learn about all the new features and how to use them!

GitHub Activity Summary 2023

Published by Yiays on 2024-01-15
Tags: GitHub, Development, Web Development | 514 Views

For the first time in many years, I lost quite a bit of work this year. I was reinstalling Linux on my server computer when I realized my SQL database backup routine was not working. Nearly every database I had made was lost. The biggest loss was Passport, my authentication service.

GitHub Activity Summary 2022

Published by Yiays on 2023-01-13 (Last edited 2023-01-14)
Tags: GitHub, Development, Web Development | 1335 Views

2022 has been a fruitful year. Most of what I've made during these 12 months are practical tools with an active user base. This has also given me plenty of opportunities to work with users directly and perform plenty of user tests.

Bringing developers, translators, and users together with Discord

Published by Yiays on 2022-01-25 (Last edited 2022-03-25)
Tags: Case Study, Development, Discord | 1481 Views

Discord servers are proving to be a great way to build a fast and direct line of communication between developers and users. Plenty of developers are already deeply familiar with Discord thanks to their beginner-friendly bot API. I use Discord myself to provide support to users, announce updates, and to obtain valuable feedback.

GitHub Activity Summary 2021

Published by Yiays on 2022-01-10 (Last edited 2023-01-12)
Tags: GutHub, Development, Web Development | 1336 Views

2021 has been a troubling year for Discord bots, but despite this, I spent a big chunk of this year working on huge rewrites of my Discord bots. But that's not all…

The curious case of my Cookie Clicker clone

Published by Yiays on 2021-11-30
Tags: GitHub, Web Development | 1406 Views

Clicker (made in 2018) was a simple game inspired by Ortiel's Cookie Clicker with a few twists. It's built with Windows Forms and Visual Basic, which was a challenge and looks very interesting as a result. It was only ever intended to be a programming excercise in a new language, but in 2021, someone started sending through bug reports.

GitHub Activity Summary 2020

Published by Yiays on 2021-11-15 (Last edited 2023-01-12)
Tags: GitHub, Development, Web Development | 1250 Views

2020 was the last year of my studies, but despite the increased pressure of my final year of work for my degree, personal projects continued to grow in terms of both complexity and popularity over this year.

Who is Yiays?

Published by Yiays on 2021-10-08 (Last edited 2021-11-17)
Tags: Personal, Development | 3039 Views

Hi, I'm Yiays, the sole developer of ConfessionBot, merely, MemeDB, and this blog. I build and maintain a bunch of Discord Bots, Websites, games, and tools - hosting them at cost from home.

GitHub Activity Summary 2019

Published by Yiays on 2021-09-30 (Last edited 2023-01-12)
Tags: GitHub, Development, Web Development | 1613 Views

In the past I didn't take data preservation very seriously, so much of my older work is lost - but 2019 is the year all of that changes as I make a concerted effort to add version control to all of my work and make it open source.

A history of

Published by Yiays on 2020-03-18 (Last edited 2021-11-17)
Tags: Web Development, Personal | 1523 Views

Portfolio websites are a stomping ground for web developers around the world, we compete to build the most impressive, responsive, futuristic, and unique websites we can. Innevitably, this also means that we have to redesign our websites a lot. I now have 7 redesigns of my portfolio website under my belt and it's getting hard to keep track of them all, so I've documented screenshots and my thought process at the time for each of them.

Introducing ConfessionBot

Published by Yiays on 2019-06-22 (Last edited 2022-05-15)
Tags: Discord, Development, ConfessionBot | 9064 Views

ConfessionBot is the most advanced anonymous messaging bot on Discord, with mod tools, multiple anonymous channel types, image support, and much more!

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