bits and pieces
This is the part where I list the other little things I have picked up
i wrote about command line here. most of the things i anticipate appearing on this page are going to be me learning more about this.
i wrote about the basics of vim here. i don't know how one would edit things in the tilde-verse without using vim, nano, or emacs...
After shelling in, if you type `irc` into terminal, you will go into a tilde-specific chat room. awesome. ask questions, because folks are super helpful and friendly. oh god, how do you get out of here?!?!?! the answer is `/quit`
you may notice your handle(name) in a different color (potentially even hear a ping?). This is because someone mentioned you in their public communications.
apparently, you can communicate directly with someone (nobody else in the channel can see) by typing `/msg persons_name`. Apparently, you can see these by typing alt+ the-number-of-the-message-queue or alt+left arrow or right arrow. These don't seem to work for me, though (I get £ and ¢ signs). I will seek remedial training and report back.
oh geez, guys, this is a rabbit hole....
Why did we slay a dragon instead of just using terminal? Because an IRC client can do all sorts of wonderful things:
Setting up MacIrssi on a Mac
first of all, unless you are a master at Homebrew, don't try to install irssi from source. Just don't. Instead, go to MacIrssi, download, and install (this happened last night after a few hours of beating my head- I don't recall there being anything particularly weird about install)
Open MacIrssi and go to Preferences (command + , OR MacIrssi>Prefences)
Go to the Servers tab. Under the box with a bunch of irc server, there will be a plus box and a strike through box- click the plus.
This will open up irc.example.com below. Replace that with `localhost`, make sure Port is 6667, and the "Connect Automaticlaly on Startup" box is checked.
Open Terminal and run `ssh -NL 6667:tilde.town:6667 email@example.com`. Nothing is going to like it's happening, and that's just fine.
Re-open MacIrssi - you'll see a lot of standard-issue IRC notifications. Hopefully. Type `/join #tildetown`
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IRC Commands to get you started
`/join channel_name` - this works for all sorts of channels- more later!
`/part` - leave the channel you are in - super helpful when you accidentally open a bunch of tabs to non-existent channels when you are first figuring things out.
`/msg user_name` - send a provate message to user_name - this will open up a new tab for this conversation. You can click the tab, or type command + arrow keys to move left & right through the tabs.
`/me dons a fancy hat` - this shows up "*User_Name dons a fancy hat" - a useful way to describe thoughts/emotions.
`/quit` - closes IRC
`/help` - opens up all of the available IRC commands. From there, you can type `help whois` or another interesting command and you will get a description of what that command does.
`/q` - if you want to close a 1-1 message tab.
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I probably should have known this before, but TIL you can't add an HTML comment between the css tags. ¯\(°_o)/¯
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you have to be a tilde town community memeber to play with these
Tweet! -- in terminal, type `echo "thing you want to say" | tweet` and it will magically show up on TildeTown's twitter!
Alternate tweeting method: `tweet <enter> thing you want to say <enter> ctrl+d`
Pro Tweeting Tips from ~datagrok
Haiku! -- type `haiku` into the terminal. A randomly generated haiku will appear!