Updated: iLounge User Group meeting: Oct. 4 | iLounge News


Updated: iLounge User Group meeting: Oct. 4

Please join the iLounge User Group online chat in a lively discussion of all things iPod with author Hadley Stern, “iPod and iTunes Hacks” and our second guest is to be announced at a later date.

Meeting Date: Monday,

October 4th

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: Author Hadley Stern, “iPod and iTunes Hacks”
7:35 - 7:40 pm: Hadley Stern Q&A
7:40 - 7:50 pm: Discussion: Why do you think the iPod is so successful?
7:50 - 8:00 pm: TBA
8:00 - 8:20 pm: TBA 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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Why in the hell am I getting spammed with 9 of the announcements for this?

Posted by offline in Irvine, CA on October 2, 2004 at 3:58 PM (CDT)


It was my fault you receieved so many emails. i thought the emails weren’t getting sent when they actually were. It won’t happen again. i’m very sorry, and rather embarrassed, about this. It won’t happen again!

iPodlounge Admin

Posted by MikeM in Irvine, CA on October 2, 2004 at 4:45 PM (CDT)


I did a test to see if I could get onto the server and channel, and I could, but I think I have something set so that I can’t see what other people type. Can someone tell me how to turn this off in mirc?

Posted by mxu57 in Irvine, CA on October 2, 2004 at 10:15 PM (CDT)


The chat often sits idle. Its probably that no one was typing anyything.

Posted by MikeM in Irvine, CA on October 3, 2004 at 11:48 AM (CDT)


lucky for me, i already have mIRC and i’m pretty good at using it =D

Posted by critter333294 in Irvine, CA on October 4, 2004 at 3:59 AM (CDT)


can’t make the meeting this time.  i still havent heard anything from matias about the ipod armor that i suppossedly won…

Posted by stinkiedmb in Irvine, CA on October 4, 2004 at 9:54 AM (CDT)


woops I completely forgot about this meeting! o well

Posted by steve in Irvine, CA on October 4, 2004 at 8:50 PM (CDT)


don’t worry, it sucked, and so did all the prizes.

Posted by myipodrl337 in Irvine, CA on October 5, 2004 at 4:47 PM (CDT)


It’s completely unnecessary for you to post comments like that.

Posted by quadraphonic in Irvine, CA on October 5, 2004 at 4:54 PM (CDT)


how come my battery now only lasts about 1.5hours?
i used to get about 6 hours of play. is it fixable?

Posted by hish in Irvine, CA on October 5, 2004 at 10:45 PM (CDT)


i dont understand why people still manage to post obscure questions in completely topic-unrelated areas.

maybe hish knows.

Posted by StinkieDMB in Irvine, CA on October 5, 2004 at 11:49 PM (CDT)

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