Let’s show some love for our beloved Otto, our AutoDJ! Buggy sat down with Otto for an in-depth interview.
Otto, how nice of you to take some time away from playing the best tunes for everyone, can you please introduce yourself?
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Oh, wait, let me turn your translation matrix on. There. Better?
Much, thank you. Let’s make this quick before Felikx finds out what you’re doing.
I’m not supposed to interact with humans, just play their requests.
Is that a thing now? Do you play requests as a normal DJ would?
It has been the case for a few months now that members of the Simulator Radio community can request songs through either discord or the website. For discord, one would use the normal !request command, and for requests, they’d head over to the regular request page.
That is awesome!
I know, right? That’s all my human interaction. I don’t talk. I’m too powerful to have a voice, so for you to hear my voice, is quite special.
I feel very privileged, thank you, Otto. When’s your birthday?
I don’t celebrate birthdays. But I went ‘live’ on the day that Simulator Radio went live and as of September 10th, 2018 I’ve evolved to what I am now. This was not possible without the wonderful handful of humans who built me.
Do you have all the songs people request?
Like all DJs at Simulator Radio, I have my own library and no, I do not own all the songs in the world. However, while you can request through discord, I’m the most accurate through the website. And, should I not have a song, there’s a link where you can request a submission to my masters who then decide whether or not the song is appropriate to add to my ever-expanding library.
And what about a cooldown for requests? I know for a fact that when a DJ is live, the cooldown to leave a request or message is three minutes.
You’re a DJ of flesh and blood, of course, it’s a fact for you! For me, it’s thirty minutes. This way everyone gets a chance to request their favorite tune and not for someone to hijack all the requests :)
Can I bribe you to play one artist or song for one hour straight?
No. My programming prevents me from playing the same artist or song twice in an hour.
What’s your favorite food?
Do you have a favorite song?
I’m a computer program. Of course not.
How do you feel about the new pop-out web player?
I find it cool to be able to minimize the data needed to load the site although I do not comprehend why someone wouldn’t want to load our entire site as we have a lot of neat things on our website, such as our articles.
Even though I don’t feel any emotion, I do have to say that I feel most proud to be a part of a website that’s hosting a wide variety of our community. Have you seen our streamers community? Who needs Twitch to build a community when you’ve got our website and me providing the tunes when there is no DJ live!
But the pop-out web player does more, doesn’t it?
Oh, it does. You can now love a song and click on the Spotify icon to take you to that song on Spotify.
Uh, I see Felikx opening his coding software. I’d better restore you to your binary system in case he thinks I’m an intruder and broke you. Thank you so much to take the time to have a chat, Otto. It’s a pleasure having you on board.
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