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Update: iLounge User Group meeting

Please join the iLounge User Group online chat in a lively discussion of all things iPod with guests from Griffin Technology and Speck Products. In our July meeting iSkin unexpectedly gave away eVo cases to every participant. You never know what you might be missing by not attending an online meeting.

Meeting Date: Tuesday, August 10th at 7pm ET/4pm PT.


7:00 - 7:15 pm: Open chat
7:15 - 7:20 pm: Giveaway (*members only)
7:20 - 7:35 pm: Angrew Greene, Griffin Technology
7:35 - 7:40 pm: Griffin Q&A
7:40 - 7:50 pm: Discussion: Is the 4G iPod worth it to upgrade?
7:50 - 8:00 pm: Tim Hickman, Speck Products
8:00 - 8:20 pm: Speck 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


’ 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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is it with griffin or iSkin?
...7:35 - 7:40 pm: iSkin Q&A

Posted by steve in Irvine, CA on August 3, 2004 at 11:32 AM (CDT)


Yeah, I think how iSkin gave eVo’s to everybody was pretty neat. My free eVo should be here soon as it was already shipped. Was a nice discussion as well.

Posted by Egosphere in Irvine, CA on August 3, 2004 at 3:34 PM (CDT)


I love my eVo. I got it last friday, used it all weekend! Thanks iSkin!

Posted by Gage Brumbaugh in Irvine, CA on August 3, 2004 at 7:02 PM (CDT)


I think I can attend this one… hurrah!

Posted by Jerrod H. in Irvine, CA on August 3, 2004 at 8:38 PM (CDT)


I had planned to attend that last meeting, but an unfortunate death of someone in my family prevented me. :( Double loss.

Posted by Dynamite in Irvine, CA on August 4, 2004 at 5:54 AM (CDT)


Shame - I’m out of town, well out of country actually!!!!
New York to be precise - may sneak into Apple Store if it stays open late!!!!

Posted by MadPict in Irvine, CA on August 4, 2004 at 10:18 AM (CDT)


mine hasnt arrived…
I see the ups truck drive by, then the dhl truck, and then the fedex and no one stops here…

o well…

Posted by steve in Irvine, CA on August 4, 2004 at 12:05 PM (CDT)


For the giveaways….does everyone get something? Cuz that’d be just awesome! Hope it’s an iTrip lol, I realllly need one for a vacation trip i’m going on.

Posted by Dynamite in Irvine, CA on August 5, 2004 at 9:34 PM (CDT)


You dont want a iTrip Unless you have a car charger or a 4g iPod. On the 4G iPod You Get about 5.5-6 hrs on the iPod when the iTrip is on. If you have aa 3g you 3.5-4.5 hrs.

P.S. Backlight must be off and you cant play games. Oh ya turn off the iTrip led light also.

Posted by Dbster in Irvine, CA on August 6, 2004 at 8:09 AM (CDT)


lol Thanks for the advice Dbster. I do have a car charger, and I don’t plan on driving and playing Parachute at the same time lol. I really don’t see a point of using a backlight unless it’s getting dark but what do you mean about the iTrip led? How do you turn it off?

Posted by Dynamite in Irvine, CA on August 6, 2004 at 3:33 PM (CDT)


has anyone’s skin not arrived yet from last usergroup meeting?

Posted by steve in Irvine, CA on August 7, 2004 at 11:05 PM (CDT)


I will have to attend this… Sounds realy interesting!

Posted by jbaker12 in Irvine, CA on August 8, 2004 at 11:42 AM (CDT)


Can anyone tell me what that time will be in GMT.

Posted by James in Irvine, CA on August 9, 2004 at 11:03 AM (CDT)


I think that it’s 2300 GMT.

Posted by Ayala in Irvine, CA on August 9, 2004 at 1:52 PM (CDT)


GMT is +5 hours from EST. So, it will start at midnight for anyone in that time zone.

Posted by MikeM in Irvine, CA on August 9, 2004 at 2:53 PM (CDT)


Why is it not possible too download mIRC for OSX? Or is this gettogether for windows users only?

Posted by iQpod in Irvine, CA on August 9, 2004 at 4:19 PM (CDT)


Use this for OS X:


Posted by MikeM in Irvine, CA on August 9, 2004 at 4:24 PM (CDT)


Thanks MikeM
I’m new to all this here teknolgee.

Posted by iQpod in Irvine, CA on August 9, 2004 at 4:29 PM (CDT)


we are in BST not GMT so add 6hrs

Posted by alchopop in Irvine, CA on August 10, 2004 at 12:02 AM (CDT)


im not getting any response to irc.hashmark.net?!?!?!

Posted by $tatik in Irvine, CA on August 10, 2004 at 6:28 PM (CDT)

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