Swirly is an irc bot for fscons, hanging out in the #fscons channel.
Swirly has a some classical irc bot functions but its main feature is to check the status of the ticket sales on eventbrite:
gregoire swirly eventbrite swirly FSCONS 2015 (2015-11-07) swirly Business: 1 swirly Regular: 0 swirly Early Bird: 34 swirly Youth: 3 swirly Additional Contribution: 1
Swirly runs on our server.
There is a special user,
swirly, created as
useradd -s /usr/sbin/nologin -r -M -d /var/swirly swirly
There is a systemd.service file to manage swirly (/etc/systemd/system/swirly.service), so we can use systemctl to start/stop/monitor swirly:
systemctl start swirly systemctl status swirly systemctl stop swirly ...