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  • #813
    Christian
    Christian
    Participant

    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:
    http://chat.efnet.org:9090/
    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?)

    #912

    Marc
    Participant

    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.

    #1020

    Marc
    Participant

    Ping to Keep “Fresh”.

    #1251

    Marc
    Participant

    Ping

    #1257

    Dan Warren
    Participant

    Internet feed just went down at 115pm. If you were monitoring the irc channel you would know that.

    #1574
    Christian
    Christian
    Participant

    ping

    #1585

    Dan Warren
    Participant

    Channel is still active from 12-2 pm on Saturdays even though the team no longer monitors the channel.

    #1818
    Christian
    Christian
    Participant

    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.

    #1976

    RChandra
    Participant

    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.

    But if you would rather use a (JavaScript) client served up by a Web page, DALnet also supports a browser-based, Web-page-based IRC client at http://www.dal.net:9090/ using qwebirc. (It’s a more direct link than what Christian mentioned.)

    I truly apologize for any split or duplication this has caused, but I thought the benefits outweighed the downsides, as Christian has pointed out.

    #1979
    Christian
    Christian
    Participant

    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.

    #2074
    Christian
    Christian
    Participant

    Saw that NickF joined us a few weeks ago; the one week I was gone 🙁 Hope he’ll consider joining in the future.

    #2153

    Dan Warren
    Participant

    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.

    #2154

    RChandra
    Participant

    dunno about “rooms,” that might be their private name for “channels.”

    #2180

    Dan Warren
    Participant

    Yes, that’s what I meant.

    #2537

    RChandra
    Participant

    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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