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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-12-06 09:34:17

Markus Schöpflin wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Vladimir Prus" <ghost_at_[hidden]>
> Newsgroups:
> Sent: Thursday, December 05, 2002 7:25 PM
> Subject: Another communication medium?
>>The problem, however, is that I've recieved Markus message that Dave was
>>responding 20 mins after recieving the reply. I wonder if some real-time
>>communication medium might be better for brainstorming like this. E.g.
>>Jabber, or IRC, or something else.
> Yes, this might be a good idea. But I have to admit, I have no up to date
> experience with any real-time communication media. The last time I used an
> online chat was in the times of bitnet. And I'm trapped behind a firewall.
> :-( Oh, and by the way, I'm UTC+1.

I had really bad experience with ICQ and groupchat (if anybody is behind
the firewall, it just does not work).

So, there's Jabber and IRC.

+ There's a client I use, which also runs on Windows.
+ Should work from firewall
- The client I use have very basic groupchat abilities
(no easy save, for example)

+ Pretty much widespread
- I don't know about Windows clients
- I have no idea about servers, their setup,
permissions, etc.

Maybe, we can all try with Jabber.
The client I talk about is called Psi (
After installing, you'd have to select a server to register
with. Two alternatives are
"" and "". After registering, click on
"add contact in menu" and add "vladimir_prus_at_[hidden]".
I can then tell about groupchat.

- Volodya


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