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Last night Relax, Eddie3, I M SMRT, Mike T, and I were all in a chat together through msn messenger! it's bette than nothing... and probably better than any real chat too ;)

So share your msn messenger addresses and invite more than one person into the cinversation and voila! smart chat!

ps dean! this is only a temporary fix.... we want chat! we want chat! we want chat!

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ps dean! this is only a temporary fix.... we want chat! we want chat! we want chat!

Yes, I know... Someone find me a suitible one and I'll install it. Otherwise you have to wait until I can finish the current round of patches and mods that I'm slogging though... :handtalk:

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Renegade, TriBBS, Maximus...

You can EASILY have chat Dean-O... :P

I just need a VT-102 or ANSI term program in Java for my new Sony Ericsson phone...

Eddie

EDIT: Grammar...

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Renegade, TriBBS, Maximus...

Can can EASILY have chat Dean-O... :P

I just need a VT-102 or ANSI term program in Java for my new Sony Ericsson phone...

Eddie

Careful... I used to run BBS's you know... I'll sysop your ass! :cheeky:

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I'm experimenting with www.buddyping.com

It's a service for mobile phones that sends you an alert when someone on your list enters your area...

It's location based social software, blah blah blah...

Anyways they have a built in chat function on their site too...

I sent some queries to the site creator asking if those without mobiles could join.

It still has a few bugs but is neat in concept.

EG: If I go to Vancouver... I send a text message to the service and it lets everyone on my list in the Vancouver area know that I've arrived. It also sends me back a message letting me know of any events/meets planned in the area. This can all be done via web, or cell phone with text messages or a java program.

More later when I hear back from the developer...

Eddie

ps: I screwed up in setting up my own program and accidently mass mailed (spammed) everyone on my GMail contact list... Like I said, a few bugs to work out!

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Hey guys, have we got a chat yet?

I like the cell phone idea too. hope we can get it going. let us know when you need cell numbers for installation or trial Eddie.

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A year later... :PWe did have one installed but no one ever went to it, and I lost interest too.

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i know... and I'm hoping that with the new phpbb we can have one CONNECTED to this site... something that you click just like you click "general discussions"...just wondering who is still interested.

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Programs that I have used over the last 20 years, as well as my personal opinion about them. They are listed in no paticular order;

Internet Relay Chat

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Relay_Chat

15 years (no longer use IRC. Just gotten tired of it )

CUseeMe

http://www.cuworld.com

1month ( didn't care for it )

HearMe

http://www.hearme.com

( I don't even remember when I used this one. Must not have been too good )

PalTalk

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paltalk

2-3 weeks ( I remember trying to use this one but I didn't like the user interface )

Roger Wilco

http://rogerwilco.gamespy.com

6-8 months ( Me and friends used this one for about 6-8 months while playing online games. I was good until bought by GameSpy. Takes some pc knowledge to set up the RW Server properly )

Skype

http://www.skype.com

1 month ( Worked ok but I wanted something more regarding multiple user contacts at the same time and it did use a far amount of bandwidth )

Trillian

http://www.ceruleanstudios.com/learn

1 day ( Hat it installed a couple of times but for some reason never really gave thie one a chance )

BattleCom

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BattleCom

1 week ( I used this for a few weeks but Roger Wilco was better at the time )

ICQ

http://www.icq.com

10 years or so ( I still have this software installed and use it occasionally to speak to old friends but I don't have it running all the time )

Ventrillo

http://www.ventrilo.com

A few days ( Tried it, some really like using it and some do not. Personally I liked Teamspeak better. Very popular voice/text chatting software just like Teamspeak )

TeamSpeak

http://www.goteamspeak.com

5-6 years to present ( This is the one I use now I like it alot and it is very configurable for what I want it to do )

There are others but because they are so old there is no point in even mentioning them. Several above have been around awhile and it really depends on what you want the chatting software to do for you as to the best solution. I ended up with TeamSpeak because I could control it, manage it, configure it, anyway that I wanted. The biggest negative thing about it would be that it is primarily intended for Windows, Linux and Mac pc users and is not for ISP server side use such as Unix. Also some people don't care for others to hear their voice. TeamSpeak is primarily a voice chat software but can be also used to text chat but isn't as friendly as IRC for text chatting.

There you go a little insite to the world of voice and text chat programs.

In closing I have been running a TEAMSPEAK Server for several years now and it is my preferred voice/text software. To get the most benefit from TEAMSPEAK you would need to have a microphone.

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