let's get together on IRC
timc+perl at divide.net
Thu Sep 25 18:23:08 CDT 2003
> I finally got all this set up. xchat works great! Nice job.
Yeah, I did your messages when I got back to my desk.
> So what times are good for gathering?
Well, I'm connected during work hours anyway -- sometimes even during
off-hours. I chatted with jopa a little bit this afternoon. I got e-mail
from one list member who said work hours are bad, though. My experience with
#hackingsociety on that same server is that it's open 24x7. But you never
know when someone's going to pop in.
Having said all that, I would expect the channel to get busy the week the
group meets for lunch. IRC would be a good way to discuss where to have
lunch. Of course, that method discriminates against those who aren't online.
But seeing as how there's hardly ever much discussion on the *list* about
lunch, I don't think it loses much to discuss it on IRC. And it would give
all of us who aren't in town an excuse to chat monthly with those who *are*
Let's just see how it goes.
One other thing. Here's another handy tool.
It's a proxy that stays connected for you. (You need a machine to use as a
server, though.) That way you never miss anything. It can be overwhelming if
the channel has a lot of traffic. I don't expect that to be the case with
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