IRC Bouncer on a Pi

Internet Relay Chat is one of the original forms of social media. It was once the go-to destination for socializing with online communities. IRC has been around the 80’s and isn’t going to fade away any time soon. The way IRC works is similar to a typical client-server model. IRC servers are hosted all around the globe by many universities, individuals and ISPs. These servers may be organised under ‘networks’. Each IRC network hosts many ‘channels’ which are chat rooms, groups, multi-user conferences, however you may put that. Users use their IRC clients to connect to one of the hundred …

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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

World’s most popular desktop Linux distribution, Ubuntu moves to version 14.04 LTS. This time around the code name for Ubuntu is ‘Trusty Tahr‘ and it’s a long term support release (LTS) geared toward providing a more polished desktop experience. I bet you’re wondering what is exactly a Tahr right? Frankly, I’d never heard of such an animal until Ubuntu picked it as the mascot for this release. I have to give the Ubuntu developers credit for consistently finding weirdly named animals to represent each Ubuntu release. They must have a guy or gal who spends part of his or her …

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