Information for Sound Bytes IRC Channel (online chat room)
May 25, 2013 at 11:46 PM #813
Every week during the show, join the hosts of Sound Bytes and listeners in our online chat room, #soundbytes on EFNet.
You can chat using your web browser by visiting this link:
Choose a nickname and enter #soundbytes for the channel.
If you’d prefer a dedicated chat program, there are many free IRC clients available for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS and others.
(perhaps a note about the IRC channel could go on the homepage?)June 8, 2013 at 12:45 PM #912
Thanks, Christian. This should be a sticky, if they want to run this during shows. The Hangouts Chat is pretty quiet, and I totally understand Nick and Steve can only keep their eyes on certain sites.June 29, 2013 at 8:03 AM #1020
Ping to Keep “Fresh”.August 31, 2013 at 11:13 AM #1251
PingAugust 31, 2013 at 12:16 PM #1257
Internet feed just went down at 115pm. If you were monitoring the irc channel you would know that.November 9, 2013 at 11:32 AM #1574
pingNovember 13, 2013 at 4:22 PM #1585
Channel is still active from 12-2 pm on Saturdays even though the team no longer monitors the channel.January 18, 2014 at 11:51 AM #1818
The #soundbytes channel has been moved from EFnet to DALnet since the latter offers more features including channel and nickname registration. The old channel is still there.
If you don’t have an IRC client, you can chat using your web browser by going to http://www.dal.net/. Where it says “Chat Now” halfway down in the right column, choose a unique nickname and enter #soundbytes for the channel.February 15, 2014 at 11:12 PM #1976
Really, it’s probably all around better to use an IRC client instead of a Web-page-based client. I like the ChatZilla add-on for Firefox personally. Opera also has an IRC client integrated into it, under the “Chat” menu. One of the most popular clients is mIRC, if that’s available for your system.
I truly apologize for any split or duplication this has caused, but I thought the benefits outweighed the downsides, as Christian has pointed out.February 16, 2014 at 11:30 PM #1979
Speaking of IRC clients, for *nix systems including OS X, I like irssi. I use it together with screen so I can re-connect to the same chat session when I’m on the road.
For Windows, I’ve ironically found X-Chat to be one of the nicest, not the proprietary version on xchat.org but this one named X-Chat 2 which is a port of the free version.March 14, 2014 at 10:00 AM #2074
Saw that NickF joined us a few weeks ago; the one week I was gone 🙁 Hope he’ll consider joining in the future.April 12, 2014 at 11:00 AM #2153
If your on Winndows an excellent irc clinet is
MIRC at mirc.com. It’s not free but it is the most widely used irc clinet. You can multiple rooms open on more than 1 network at a time.April 12, 2014 at 11:04 AM #2154
dunno about “rooms,” that might be their private name for “channels.”April 13, 2014 at 4:07 PM #2180
Yes, that’s what I meant.July 19, 2014 at 12:20 PM #2537
Nick said something on the show today about there being noone on IRC. Dunno about that, 5 people (including myself) are logged in as I type…mind you, on DALnet, not EFnet. His point about off-topic discussion still holds. We often DO talk about what’s being discussed on the show, but it IS true, we also often talk about things not related to the show at all.
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