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iLounge User Group meeting: Audible and Marware

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By Dennis Lloyd

Publisher, iLounge
Published: Tuesday, June 1, 2004
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Please join the iLounge User Group online chat in a lively discussion of all things iPod with guests from Audible (audio books) and Marware (iPod cases).

Meeting Date: Monday, June 7th at 7pm ET/4pm PT.

Agenda:

7:00 – 7:15 pm: Open chat
7:15 – 7:20 pm: Giveaway (*members only)
7:20 – 7:35 pm: Foy Sperring, Senior VP of Strategic Alliances at Audible.com
7:35 – 7:40 pm: Audible.com Q&A
7:40 – 7:50 pm: Where and how do you use your iPod/iPod mini?
7:50 – 8:00 pm: Mike Vlader, General Manager at Marware
8:00 – 8:20 pm: Marware Q&A
8:20 – 8:25 pm: Giveaway (*members only)
8:25 – 8:40 pm: iLounge feedback
8:40 – 9:00 pm: Open chat

*To be eligible for giveaways during the meeting, please join the free User Group by registering with the forums.

The iLounge User Group meeting will take place using an IRC chat channel. Some of you may be new to IRC chat. Below is a general introduction on how to get started. It may seem a bit daunting using something unfamiliar, but we believe this is a much better solution for moderating a live chat with guests rather than using iChat or AOL AIM. This chat channel can be accessed at anytime using the following guide.

The official IRC chat channel is hosted at:
Server: irc.hashmark.net
Channel: #ilounge

IRC Client Software for Windows

The IRC client we recommend is called mIRC written by Kahled Mardam-bey and is one of the most simple to use IRC clients. There are more IRC clients available for download at downloads.com.

a) Please click HERE to download the latest version of mIRC
b) For instructions on how to use mIRC please go HERE

IRC Client Software for Mac OS X

An easy to use IRC client software for OS X is Conversation 1.0. The software is designed for new users of IRC and the interface is very user friendly. If you’ve ever used iChat you’ll know what we mean.

The iLounge Guide to IRC Chat
By Michael De Silva - iLounge IRC Administrator

Basic IRC Commands

After you have installed your IRC client you will be presented with the IRC console.  The client is controlled via simple commands and these will allow the users to access IRC completely.

All commands are preceded by a forward slash in the format of ‘/command attribute1 attribute2’ and may contain other attributes.

The first command any IRC user should know is the ‘/server

‘. To connect to the #ilounge channel you must first make a connection to the server. This is done by typing ‘/server irc.hashmark.net’ and the process of connecting will take place. Some IRC clients require the user to type in a default user nickname to establish this connection and this varies from client to client.

Once the connection has been made a user may join a channel by using the ‘/join

<#channame>

’ command and in our case ‘/join #ilounge’

If you would like to change your nickname at any time you may use the ‘/nick

’ command

For more IRC commands and more information click HERE. Some of the commands listed are mIRC specific but the majority are general and maybe applied to Mac clients as well.

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Comments

1

How are these giveways going to work and what are the prizes. If this was in the post, im sorry I missed it.

Posted by SlowBye on June 1, 2004 at 11:44 AM (PDT)

2

The prizes are revealed at the meeting. They are given away using trivia questions. First person with the correct answer wins.

Posted by Dennis Lloyd in Irvine, CA on June 1, 2004 at 4:09 PM (PDT)

3

Are they random questions or related the the ipod and such?

Posted by SlowBye on June 1, 2004 at 4:38 PM (PDT)

4

They are related to iPods. For example, the first question in the last session was on which day was the iPod first introduced by Apple.

Posted by googlydoo on June 2, 2004 at 7:16 AM (PDT)

5

does anybody use trillian on aPC for irc…how doe sit work?

thanks

Posted by rivlinm on June 2, 2004 at 3:13 PM (PDT)

6

I was at this “meeting” and it worked very well. I learned a lot about audible and marware. IRC was also extremely easy to use. I also won a marware sportsuit convertible courtesy of Marware. I’d like to thank ipodlounger for making that happen.

Posted by SlowBye on June 7, 2004 at 4:12 PM (PDT)

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