Pound Jeaun (or The Depths of Geekitude)

Pound Jeaun (or The Depths of Geekitude)

I've been using IRC lately for work, and it seems like it'd be cool to have an IRC channel for jeaun. For those who aren't familiar with it, IRC is kind of like a normal IM conversation. Except on an IRC channel, there are usually more than two participants, and you usually stay logged in to the channel for long periods of time.

I don't whether this will be practical for people who have to go work at offices and things like that, but if you're just chilling in front of your computer, it can be quite nice to be able to quickly, easily and publicly insult Graver's lineage.

I've already created a jeaun channel on irc.freenode.net. If you've already got an IRC client installed, clicking the previous link should take you there. I'd suggest setting your client to automatically join the jeaun channel when you log in.

Click the read more link for instructions on connecting to #jeaun.

If you haven't got an IRC client, and you've got a Mac, here's what you need to do:

  1. Download and install Colloquy
  2. Open Colloquy and press cmd-N (or, in the menu, select File -> New Connection)
  3. Enter the Nickname that you want to use. Try to make it something unique; it won't work if someone else already has the name.
  4. The Server Protocol should be IRC (Internet Relay Chat)
  5. The Chat Server should be irc.freenode.net
  6. Check the "Remember this connection" box.
  7. Click the Connect button.
  8. The Connections window should appear with irc.freenode.net listed. (If it doesn't appear, press cmd-1, or select Window->Connections)
  9. Select the irc.freenode.net line and press the "Join Room" button
  10. Enter #jeaun as the Chat Room name and press Join.
  11. The Chat window should come up.
  12. If you're using a PC, then you could try GAIM or mIRC. There may be better options, but I don't know what they are. Someone other than me probably has a better idea of what doesn't suck in the windows/linux IRC world. The connection process is probably about the same as in Colloquy, so the instructions above might not be entirely useless to you.

    You might want to register the nickname that you've chosen so that no one else can impersonate you. I'll walk you through that when you join, if you want.

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Alec Eiffel's picture

"Conversation" Works Good Too

Mac folks might like that one too. Works awesmatic.

e lo's picture

Harrumph.

Port 7000 looks to be blocked by the hospital IT folks. Too bad.

Alec Eiffel's picture

No Problem

Run a custom script on the frontside bus, and reset your proxies. Once you've enabled the LAN/MAN bridging, the lower sub-layers of OSI Layer 2, including MAC-based bridging (Media Access Control), virtual LANs and port-based access controls should piggyback you into the subnet DNS mainframe. Now that the key generator has CSS locked into your daughterboard, you can reboot, TWAIN aquire the UDMA patch and dump your dongle. Port 7000 will open up like the WC3 at a WAP convention.

Anonymous's picture

always impressed by these jags

one of your best.

Anonymous's picture

!

Perfect for notebook addicts like me!

wadsbone's picture

Don't forget to dump your

Don't forget to dump your dongle. That's the most important step.

wadsbone's picture

Actually, it's on 6667, not

Actually, it's on 6667, not 7000. If that doesn't work, you could try an SSH tunnel. And if SSH is blocked, you could create an HTTP proxy on your home machine and go through that. Of course, any one of these (except for using the right port) could get you fired if your IT department are real hard-asses.

e lo's picture

6667, too

No joy on that port, either. I'm not sure how to set up the SSH tunnel, and I don't have a static IP at home (although I'm aware that I could use someting like No-IP or BounceMe), so a HTTP proxy is kind of a PITA.

Anonymous's picture

Now, now ...

Don't force me to remind everyone what my public key is.

wadsbone's picture

I use dyndns.com to have a

I use dyndns.com to have a pointer to my home machine. You'll need to configure your router to ping the dyndns server with your IP address. I think most router software has this built-in; basically, you just enter your username and pasword for dyndns, and it does what it needs to do. You'll also need to tell your router to forward ssh connections to the machine you want to connect to.

Once you can access your home machine from the interslice via ssh, you can make the tunnel. You need to have ssh installed on your work machine, obviously. The following command should open the tunnel:


ssh -n -L 6667:irc.freenode.net:6667

Then, in your IRC client, you tell it to connect to localhost:6667.

Of course, if they have the SSH port blocked at work, then you're out of luck.