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Thursday, October 06, 2011

BBTF Playoff Chats

Just a reminder that BTF’s IRC chat room is open for people who want to live chat during the playoffs.

Dan Werr’s directions after the break.

Dan Werr’s directions:

  Chat on BTF exists and is free for all.

  Every Tuesday and Friday evening at 8 PM Eastern Time/5 PM Pacific Time, there is a live chat in the #baseball_primer room on IRC on dalnet. The chat room is open throughout the baseball postseason, as the games are being played. Although these are the traditional chat times, Primates should feel welcome to congregate in the channel anytime they wish. HAL McRae is always looking for company.

  Detailed instructions on joining IRC chats follow (all instructions for Wintel users using IE):

  Go to www.mirc.com/get.html to get mIRC. Use your right mouse button to click on a link, and choose “save link target as”. When it pops up the window to choose where to save it to, click the folder with the arrow that is next to the drop-down box. (At the top, in the middle of the window.) Click that until the drop-down box says “Desktop”. Then click “save”, and wait for the download to finish.

  When the download is done, you will have a file titled “mirc616” (newer versions will have different numbers) on your desktop. It will have the generic icon of a blank white “window” with a blue bar running across the top. Double click that. You will see a window titled “MIRC Installer”. Click the “next” button. Then choose “yes”. Then click the “install” button. The install will take about 20 seconds.

  When the install is done, the mIRC folder will open up. (If it doesn’t, then go “My Computer”, then your hard drive (Most likely, C:), then click on the “Windows” folder, then the “Start Menu” folder, then the “mIRC” folder. There is an icon in that folder that has an MIRC (the C is a PacMan type image.) Double click that icon.

  mIRC will open. Click “continue” in the box that opens. A new box will open. In the “Full Name” box, put in some name. In the “Email address” box, put an email address (this does not need to be a working email address). In the “Nickname” box, put in what you would like your nickname to be (do not choose something generic like “Bob”, as it will probably be taken by someone else on DALnet). In the “Alternate Nickname” box, put in your second choice else you would like to be called. A little down and to the right, there will be a small box that has a picture of a flower (or a sun, whatever you think it looks like). Click that. You will have two dropdown menus. In the “IRC Network” box, choose “DALnet”. The list is alphabetical. You don’t have to choose anything in the “IRC server” box, but as you use mIRC more and more, you’ll find that some servers work better for you. Go back down below the dropdown boxes, but this time, hit “connect to server”.

  Wait a moment as all the text flies by, and you wil see a box that pops up titled “mirc Favorites”. In the text box where the cursor is, paste “#baseball_primer” (without the quotes) and hit enter (or click “Join”, which is right next to the text box).

  You’re in! Including download time, you’ll be in within 5 minutes.


  Mac users basic instructions for OSX

  Download Colloquy and install. Run the application.

  Select New Connection from the File menu (or Apple-n). In the New Connection box:

  In Nickname, Username and Real Name, enter whatever you like.

  Leave Server Protocol set to “IRC (Internet Relay Chat)”

  In Chat Server type: irc.dal.net

  Leave Chat Server Port set to 6667

  Leave SSL Connection unselected

  Leave Server Password blank

  Click the “add” icon (the plus sign) below Join Rooms, then type “baseball_primer” without the quotes.

  Click Connect

  Connecting from a web browser

  This might work.

  Trivia

  Chat (pronounced somewhat between “shat” and “shot”) is the Freedom (formerly French) word for cat.

  Chat (or chart) is the Romanized spelling of a Thai word which can mean nation or team.

Gold Star - just Gold Star Posted: October 06, 2011 at 06:15 PM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Mr Dashwood Posted: October 06, 2011 at 08:35 PM (#3953818)
If you have an Opera browser on your computer, it has a chat capability built right into it.

But if you have an Opera browser, you probably already know that!
   2. The District Attorney Posted: October 06, 2011 at 08:38 PM (#3953824)
Now you're just making stuff up.
   3. Golfing Great Mitch Cumstein Posted: October 07, 2011 at 02:59 AM (#3954470)
So game chatters are dun? I can't find the link.
   4. sinicalypse Posted: October 08, 2011 at 01:29 PM (#3956823)
this is unfair... where are the instructions for how to find this legendary "dalnet" with ######?
   5. sinicalypse Posted: October 08, 2011 at 01:30 PM (#3956826)
^^^ = there's a unix irc client called (slanderous name for a female dog)X. thank god there are filters in place to spare future generations of children from the filth of old irc applicaiton names.
   6. BDC Posted: October 08, 2011 at 02:22 PM (#3956872)
Chat is also a delicious chopped salad, served in Indian restaurants as an appetizer.
   7. Captain Joe Bivens, Elderly Northeastern Jew Posted: October 11, 2011 at 10:57 AM (#3959227)
I am disappointed that those directions don't come with pictures.

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