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Please join the iLounge User Group online chat in a lively discussion of all things iPod with guests from Matias Corporation (iPod Armor, iPod Armor mini, Clear iPod Armor mini) and The iStore (online retailer for iPod accessories).

Meeting Date: Monday, September 20th 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: Vesna Vojnic, Marketing Manager, Matias Corporation
7:35 - 7:40 pm: Matias Q&A
7:40 - 7:50 pm: Discussion: Beyond music: Alternate uses for iPod?
7:50 - 8:00 pm: Michael Lipner, CEO, The iStore
8:00 - 8:20 pm: The iStore Q&A
8:20 - 8:25 pm: Giveaway (*members only)
8:25 - 8:40 pm: Discussion: User chosen topic
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

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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

Someone please tell me, what time is 7pm ET/4pm PT in GMT (london) time?

Posted by smirf83 on September 17, 2004 at 9:42 AM (CDT)

2

I think its around midnight on tuesday in the uk

Posted by imthejin on September 17, 2004 at 10:34 AM (CDT)

3

It is midnight.

Posted by MadPict on September 17, 2004 at 5:47 PM (CDT)

4

awesome i’ll be there for sure

Posted by nikov3 on September 17, 2004 at 7:28 PM (CDT)

5

Crap, well that’s me out (school night).

Posted by smirf83 on September 18, 2004 at 12:47 PM (CDT)

6

what time would it be in Boston? or on the east coast?

Posted by Veasey in Cambridge, MA on September 19, 2004 at 9:16 PM (CDT)

7

...Boston would be Eastern Time, or ET.

“Meeting Date: Monday, September 20th at 7pm ET/4pm PT.”

pay attention.

Posted by Ayala on September 20, 2004 at 12:28 AM (CDT)

8

Would it be possible to arrange the next meeting at a more convenient time for UK site users?

Even if it was 10PM GMT that would be good, I think that works out at 5pm ET so it wouldn’t be too bad for US users…. just a thought.

Posted by James on September 20, 2004 at 3:43 AM (CDT)

9

yeah, I agree with James. I know this is mainly a US site but it would be great if you could change the hours slightly . Also, couldn’t you guys do these on Fridays or Saturdays? That way the younger members of the forum (like me!) will be able to get in on this.
Hope you can take some of the above points into consideration.

Posted by smirf83 on September 20, 2004 at 10:07 AM (CDT)

10

What were the giveaways this time? I did not get a chance to go to the meeting…

Posted by John on September 20, 2004 at 8:17 PM (CDT)

11

i won a matias iPod Armor
5 iPod armors were given away, with the winners getting to choose which type they wanted.

i dont know what the other prizes were

Posted by Harrison in Melbourne, Australia on September 20, 2004 at 8:41 PM (CDT)

12

The other prizes were 2 bottles of iKlear from the iStore (one of which I won).  Also, everyone there got a 15%-off voucher to the iStore.

Posted by Whyren in Midwest on September 21, 2004 at 3:49 PM (CDT)

13

I’ll have to stop by for the next meeting.. Though it sounds like they didnt give that much stuff away this time.

Posted by Mikeman400 on September 21, 2004 at 6:35 PM (CDT)

14

they gave away 5 iPod armors + 2 iKlears + 15% off vouchers to everyone that attended

not much?

Posted by Harrison in Melbourne, Australia on September 21, 2004 at 9:03 PM (CDT)

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