Thanks to Alex ,@_achiang, we’re all set up to get our irc chat on. Stay in the loop with our day to day chattiness. It’ll replace the 10 gchat boxes you’ve already got.
CohereLLC now has irc goodness! Come join our group chat channel, #coherellc on freenode.
What is irc? Why, it’s only the best group chat technology from 1988! Conceptually, it’s similar to CB radio: the chat rooms are called “channels”, the nicknames are called “handles”, and everyone has a handlebar mustache and sweet 70s chops.
irc is many-to-many chat versus the one-to-one model of Google Chat. The biggest advantage of this open format is that it allows you to stay plugged-in and connected to the group even when you’re not physically in the office.
To get started, you just need to download a suitable client.
If you’re on Windows, you can download a free copy of xchat here: http://www.silverex.org/download/
If you’re on Mac, you can use Adium or the Mac version of xchat: http://sourceforge.net/projects/xchataqua/
If you’re on Linux, why are you still reading this blog post? You should have stopped reading at the first paragraph and issued /join #coherellc already.
Once you’ve got your client installed, join the Freenode network and then join the #coherellc channel.
If you want to learn a little more about irc: http://www.irchelp.org/irchelp/new2irc.html Some of the information is a little dated, but the major concepts are explained.
See you soon!
PS Cohere members, just ask Alex how to set yourself up . It takes 1 minute!