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Following Techrights IRC Channels From the Command Line (or the Web and Gemini)

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Summary: The (almost) real-time logs for #techrights have been available in and in gemini:// for over a month; today we extend that to cover all channels (aggregated into one)

THE past few months were spent dealing with IRC disruption like we've never experienced in over 13 years. We took the opportunity to make several improvements. This morning at around 2 AM we carefully checked the output (txt and html files) for #techpol, whose logging was finally automated yesterday, then tested thoroughly.

"Access and read IRC in (almost) real-time right from the command line."Later in the moning we improved the tooling with some simple command line programs and pipelines. I've decided to (re)check and ensure it's all consistent with Konversation (KDE) as shown on the screen (GUI), lessening interactions with bloated applications and reducing the need for notifications of any kind. In the process we've managed to create a sort of tool everyone can take advantage of. Access and read IRC in (almost) real-time right from the command line.

For all channels in one place (aggregated):

watch -n 5 "wget -qO- | tail -20"

watch-all-channelsAll channels watched

For #techrights alone (different format, different source/node):

watch -n 5 "wget -qO- | tail -20"

#techrights channel watched#techrights channel watched

The 2 screenshots show what it looks like on my system. Watch and Wget are quite universal. On some systems they may need adding. To change refresh intervals to something other than 5 seconds alter the number after -n accordingly. The same is true for number of lines shown (tail -20)

From the Web (as shown in the video above, with a screenshot added below) it looks the same as before. We hope more people will take advantage of these interfaces (for which we run jobs/processes 24/7).

IRC tail Latest updates from all IRC channels

Recent Techrights' Posts

[Meme] One Person, Singular Pronoun
Abusing people into abusing the English language is very poor diplomacy
New Article From Richard Stallman Explains Why He Says He and She for Unknown Person (Not 'They')
"Nowadays I use gender-neutral singular pronouns for a person whose gender I don't know"
Lookout, It's Outlook
Outlook is all about the sharing!
Updated A Month Ago: Richard Stallman on Software Patents as Obstacles to Software Development
very recent update
Is BlueMail a Client of ZDNet Now?
Let's examine what BlueMail does to promote itself
Ending Software Patents in Recent Years (Software Freedom Fighters MIA)
not a resolved issue
IRC Proceedings: Wednesday, November 29, 2023
IRC logs for Wednesday, November 29, 2023
Over at Tux Machines...
GNU/Linux news
Links 30/11/2023: Rushing Patent Cases With Shorter Trial Scheme (STS), Sanctions Not Working
Links for the day
Links 30/11/2023: Google Purging Many Accounts and Content (to Save Money), Finland Fully Seals Border With Russia
Links for the day
The 'Smart' Attack on Power Grid Neutrality (or the Wet Dream of Tiered Pricing for Power, Essentially Punishing Poorer Households for Exercising Freedom Like Richer Households)
The dishonest marketing people tell us the age of disservice and discrimination is all about "smart" and "Hey Hi" (AI) as in algorithms akin to traffic-shaping in the context of network neutrality
Links 29/11/2023: VMware Layoffs and Too Many Microsofters Going Inside Google
Links for the day
Just What LINUX.COM Needed After Over a Month of Inactivity: SPAM SPAM SPAM (Linux Brand as a Spamfarm)
It's not even about Linux
Microsoft “Discriminated Based on Sexuality”
Relevant, as they love lecturing us on "diversity" and "inclusion"...
IRC Proceedings: Tuesday, November 28, 2023
IRC logs for Tuesday, November 28, 2023
Media Cannot Tell the Difference Between Microsoft and Iran
a platform with back doors
Links 28/11/2023: New Zealand's Big Tobacco Pivot and Google Mass-Deleting Accounts
Links for the day
Justice is Still the Main Goal
The skulduggery seems to implicate not only Microsoft
OpenBSD Says That Even on Linux, Wayland Still Has a Number of Rough Edges (But IBM Wants to Make X Extinct)
IBM tries to impose unready software on users
[Teaser] Next Week's Part in the Series About Anti-Free Software Militants
an effort to 'cancel' us and spy on us
Over at Tux Machines...
GNU/Linux news
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Professor Eben Moglen on How Social Control Media Metabolises Humans and Constraints Freedom of Thought
Nothing of value would be lost if all these data-harvesting giants (profiling people) vanished overnight
IRC Proceedings: Monday, November 27, 2023
IRC logs for Monday, November 27, 2023
When Microsoft Blocks Your Access to Free Software
"Linux is a cancer that attaches itself in an intellectual property sense to everything it touches." [Chicago Sun-Times]
Techrights Statement on 'Cancel Culture' Going Out of Control
relates to a discussion we had in IRC last night
Stuff People Write About Linux
revisionist pieces
Links 28/11/2023: Rosy Crow 1.4.3 and Google Drive Data Loss
Links for the day