And I'm even more proud that other people are extending that work in new and interesting directions.
Specifically the good people over at ##club-ubuntu on irc.freenode.net have written an IRC bot that interfaces with manpages.ubuntu.com using supybot. Thanks to henux for making me aware, and emma for giving me the tour ;-)
It accepts two simple commands, "@man" and "@manurl". Quite cool!
kirkland> @man supybotCheers to the team doing this, thanks guys! \o/
ubnotu> kirkland: supybot - A robust and user friendly Python IRC bot // Synopsis: supybot [options] configFile // Description: Supybot is a robust, user-friendly, and programmer-friendly Python IRC bot. It aims to be an adequate replacement for most existing IRC bots.
kirkland> @manurl supybot
ubnotu> kirkland: http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/hardy/man1/supybot.html