January 11th, 2004


IRC Channel

A long time ago (back in February) some of the support volunteers who spend time on IRC formed a channel for LiveJournal development discussion. It didn't get used much over the summer, but recently, there's been a resurgence of activity in the channel.

I'd like to let you all know about the channel, just in case anyone would be interested in discussing LiveJournal. I'm sure enough of you geeky types know what IRC is that we can get more than 9 people into the channel.

The network is Lazynet. Server is irc.lazynet.org. Channel name is #lj_dev.

If you don't have an IRC client readily available, or you have some kind of draconian firewall that blocks port 6667, you can visit http://irc.callete.com/ and type in the channel name (#lj_dev) and leave the server name the same. This is a web interface to the network via CGI::IRC.

Just wanted to invite anyone interested in LiveJournal development to join us in the channel. Although it's kind of slow at times, you can usually find someone awake there to talk about development type issues.
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I was going to submit this to Zilla, but, um... I'm an idiot who's not sure what component this falls under. Also, I suspect lj_dev probably has more attention paid to it than Zilla.

In any case: I finally got around to setting up my phone's email client today so that I can make email posts to LJ from my phone and not be subjected to the 160-character SMS limit. I tested it, and the subject line came out... rather interesting. It should've been "Test", but it was posted as "=?utf-8?B?VGVzdA==?=". I'm not sure what encoding this is (base64, looks like), but mutt and Thunderbird seem to grok it, for whatever that's worth.
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