Programmer Wrote Scripts To Do His Job For Him And It Even Sent Texts To His Wife

Whether we like it or not, the ability to automate work and use artificial intelligence to carry out everyday tasks is growing rapidly. It’s time we welcome our new robot overlords.

A guy decided to write a load of scripts that would do a lot of his work for him including responding to customers, make coffee and even send texts to his wife.

Whether we like it or not, the ability to automate work and use artificial intelligence to carry out everyday tasks is growing rapidly. It’s time we welcome our new robot overlords.

A guy decided to write a load of scripts that would do a lot of his work for him including responding to customers, make coffee and even send texts to his wife.

The project was shared on GitHub by a programmer named Nihad Abbasov, known as “Narkoz” on the site. Apparently he discovered the scripts when one of his fellow programmers left for another job. Apparently, his former colleague was the type of guy that “if something — anything — requires more than 90 seconds of his time, he writes a script to automate that.”

One of the scripts sent a “late at work” text to his missus and automatically picked a reason from a preset list of excuses. The text would send if he logged on to the company’s servers any time after 9pm.

Another would do part of his day job for him. Basically, when a customer’s email contained words like “help,” “trouble,” and “sorry”, the script would automatically roll the customer’s database to the latest backup and send the reply: “No worries mate, be careful next time.”

The unnamed genius even had a script for when he was ill… or hungover. If he wasn’t at work and logged in by 8.45am, an excuse such as “not feeling well, working from home” email was sent to his boss. That particular script was appropriately named “hangover.”

And on those days he made it into work despite being hungover, he even had a script to hack the coffee machine. The script would tell the machine to pour his drink, then it’d wait exactly 24 seconds before pouring the latte into the cup. Why 24 seconds? Because that was the exact time it took to walk to the machine from his desk.

I can’t decide whether this guy should have been sacked or promoted.

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