||[Jun. 19th, 2004|05:00 am]
For all those interested in an alternative to the sudden rush of 'extra' and 'spy' software with your personal messenger favorites . . .
This program was doing all of the chat stuff, with file transfer ability, way back before any of the companies appeared with watered-down versions of their own.
I was using this in college. I still use it. I will continue to use it as the first choice.
mIRC: Always around, always very very good.
hey, can you get on AIM for a few?
I missed that window of opportunity . . . you can email me though . . . I wish I hadn't taken a nap right after I posted this.
You were the first to mention Trillian.
I have literally no idea what it is. I hear combinations of chat servers, like IRC, but if any one of them is ICQ, AIM, MSN, Yahoo! . . . then what's the point?
I used to IRC tons and tons starting back in about '95 - got really fantastic at it, had bots, did takeovers, made "friends", even hosted a website dedicated to our channel (EFNet #gawth
). Then I crawled out into the sunshine four years later, wondering where the hell my life went, because clearly I'd not been living it. The online "friends" have evaporated, and I'm not even sure if they were ever real.
Anyway, now I have a phone with unlimited long distance, so online chat is moot. =)
Yes. I try not to spend a lot of time on it myself.
Everything has a value in time.
I haven't used it in a loong time. I was always on undernet.
That trillian chat program allows you to use 4 chat programs and mirc at once? Have you used it?
No, I haven't!
That's mention #2
for Trillian. For some reason, I keep thinking of some reference . . . I want to say a character from one of those Douglas Adams novels.
I tag around the efnet, but really, historically it was dal.net for me.
I used Trillian for a while. I guess it's useful for some people, but I like AIM just fine. Trillian is kind of unreliable with file transfers and stuff.
mirc's file x-fer ability has always been very reliable.
I merely dislike the trend from the popular personal messenger providers to include 'extra' features, some of which are not mentioned in the user agreements.
Why be clandestine? Oh, if they announced that you would receive extra programs that are included, people might be less likely to use the service. :D