Whilst I’ve been attempting to learn a new thing each month this year, I’ve been finding it really tricky to keep to the pretty loose schedule. As such, I though I’d try and note down every time a shiny new thing takes my interest, so that I have some idea why I’m incapable of completing a series of blog posts.
JabbR / IRC
Internet Relay Chat (IRC) – text based shared “room” chat environment, with private messaging etc. I seriously had no idea that people still used these. I would have used them back in university (’98/’99), but haven’t touched them since.
The idea of attempting to convince a company that they should set up a private IRC server internally for team communication just doesn’t seem right to me. I’d much rather suggest that people use any other form of IM or even JabbR; this is probably due to my developer background instead of ops.
You can use Janrain to process the authentication, and AppHarbify allow you to just install apps into your appharbor account – including JabbR!
The details for manual installation are in an AppHarbor blog but the killer info is in the comments section..
— Discovering people still use IRC, thanks to discussions at DevOpsDays..