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Come hangout and idle with us! UnLab Chat Realm:

Web Chat Client

unLab Chat <- Click to start!

If you don't have an IRC Client installed, Note: I would personally install a chat client as this would allow you to idle in the chat room in case nobody is around at that time to respond, but will see your message at a later time and attempt to respond to you.

Nickname: Channels: #unlab Auth to services: doesn't matter unless you don't want people using your nickname which you would have to setup first by login on without this check and running the /help register command. reCAPTCHA: Audio captcha:

Click Connect!

Say hello!

Note: The java client will drops its connection if your device goes to sleep/screensaver mode etc.


Device Chat Clients

Best free client for Windows: http://www.hexchat.org

Best free client for Mac: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/xchat-azure/id447521961

Best free client for Linux: http://irssi.org/download

Best free client for Android: http://www.andchat.net

Best (non)free client for iPod/iPad/iPhone: http://colloquy.mobi/

Not the greatest free client, but really the only one for Blackberry Phone: http://jmirc.sourceforge.net/download.html For the more tech savvy you can use a Linux box + "screen" + irssi + SSH + WiFi via: http://bbssh.org/downloads/ works flawless but a ridiculous setup.

Best free client for Blackberry Playbook: http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/86078/?lang=EN

Good luck... for Windows Phone: http://www.windowsphone.com/en-US/apps/fe8f0ef7-c063-402c-a32e-3a8bc5f8fba4

After install, Stop by the chat! Quick Link: irc://irc.freenode.net/#unlab

or manually connect settings

Server: irc.freenode.net Channel: #unlab


Advanced Stuff

(Ignore or dive in, ask in the channel for further details)

We have multiple tech savvy ways setup to connect via BNC or SSH/Screen/IRSSI

BNC (short for bouncer) is a piece of software that is used to relay traffic and connections in computer networks"

Basically it will keep a persistence connection for you in the chat channel and relay the prior chat to catch up on what you missed while not logged in.

Refer to: ZNC

SSH/Screen/IRSSI you can SSH into a server connect to a Screen session and log on with IRSSI a terminal IRC Client.

Refer to: Screen


Note: There is a script running on UnLabBot that pulls unLondon/unLab content into the channel from Twitter.

Refer to: unBotIRC

Note: There is a script running that converts the Text To Speech from the chat and can be heard in the server room if you are @ the unLab.

Refer to: xctts

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