[#] More IRC Updates
12:11am UTC - 2/28/2008

The IRC server seems to be running just fine now. I've added a new entry on the webserver - - which will redirect you to the chat page on sup/tg/ if accessed in a web browser or allow you to connect directly if you're using an IRC client. I've added an alternate port, 9999, for users with restrictive campus firewalls and the like.

Rather than getting rid of Meebo, I've opted to use it as a kind of 'media channel'; the default chat view shows the IRC java applet (which works beautifully by the way) on top and the Meebo chat on the bottom. This also allows users who can't or don't want to use IRC to still be able to chat, and it allows IRC visitors to have the media viewer from Meebo. Yes, having two chats on the same page seems absolute overkill, but really, the same could be said of all religions of having multiple IRC channels open on the same network.

That's it, really. If you run into a problem or really hate one of the chats in particular, let me know. Different view types are available on the sidebar to let you choose one or the other of the chats, as well as to view the IRC in a different, more feature-rich applet. This all will shortly be handled by cookies and preferences settings and the like; I may even be able to find a way to get it to remember your IRC information for when you visit the page.

~Lord Licorice

I'm sorry, I can't hear you over how awesome my moustache is.



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