Chat

Internet Relay Chat – IRC


Some of the oldest and best way to chat online. provides file sending , secure communication, ASCII art and colors and lots of fun ways to script interaction.

https://webchat.freenode.net/  web based irc client for freenode

https://kiwiirc.com/nextclient/


Servers And Channels


If you like to be secure use ssl here is a portlist.

use /join /help /list commands in the input boxes

EFNET    –  /server -ssl irc.choopa.net/9999

/join #electronics,#chemistry,#physics

FREENODE –    /server -ssl chat.freenode.net/6697

  • #bash – great place to get bash scripting help/advice
  • #c++
  • #python
  • #openyou
  • #tinycorelinux – very small and fast linux distribution
  • #ai
  • #machinelearning
  • #electronics – general electronics discussion.
  • #news
  • #reprap – 3d printers
  • #linuxcnc – CNC stuff
  • #hackaday – great place to post a project idea or ask a question about arduino projects
  • #arduino

Clients


https://github.com/tecan/xchat-rt   << my modified version of xchat with some of the hexchat enhancements.

Thunderbird actually has pretty good irc client aswell now.

2 based on libIRCclient compiles for Windows and Linux using Code::Blocks

https://github.com/tecan/IrrlichtDemos/tree/master/Apps/Irrlicht-IRC

https://github.com/tecan/IrrlichtDemos/tree/master/Apps/irrIRC

3D Scriptable IRC client


Irrlicht based, with bitmap fonts based on libircclient or libcommuni and QT/Irrlicht integration.