Some Updates

Long time since I’ve posted some news, but there we’re none worth mentioning. So there are a couple of radio & site specific news to share with you.

Firstly the chat has been revamped and now features a fully fledged iRC client. I know it’s not what the cool kids use but it’s a protocol (that means it’s not controlled by a single company). Consider a Discord server they may have allot of features compared to IRC but you are at the mercy of Discord. IRC is open source federated and easily build upon.

The IRC channel is hosted on the OFTC network. If you wish to connect with your own client the server details are

  • ircs:// for SSL (alternative port: 9999), IPv4 and IPv6.
  • SSL is supported on all servers of the network and the certificates are signed by Let’s Encrypt

The IRC web chat is a fully featured client with all the bells & whistles you would expect as stated above. :)

Some highlights of the IRC protocol :
  • It’s fast.
  • It’s easy.
  • It’s not bloated.
  • You don’t have to sign up for an account.
  • You can use a web client that is small and fast.
  • You have choices for client software and they don’t need 100+MB installers.
  • You don’t have to give them your phone number.
  • You don’t have to give them your e-mail address.
  • You don’t have to rely on a proprietary system and owners with questionable motives.
  • I can run my own server, if I really want to. :)

For installers, HexChat is 10MB, mIRC is 3.5MB, WeeChat is 1MB, WhatsApp is 128MB.

I might consider running the sites own IRC in the future this will do just fine for now. You will find me idling in the chat stop by and say a hello.

  • Windows: HexChat
  • Mac: Many people use Textual (free trial, and then a $7.99 in-app purchase) or Igloo IRC ($5.99). LimeChat is a free alternative.
  • Linux: Try WeeChat or HexChat, both of which are open source.
  • Chrome: Popular free clients for Chrome include CIRC and Byrd.
  • iPhone/iPad: Many use IglooIRC ($5.99), Palaver IRC ($1.99), or Colloquy ($1.99).
  • Android: Try IRCCloud or AndroIRC, both of which are free.

Next the Mixtapes section has been updated with the “theneverlution mixtapes” series that contain nine mixtape made over the years by myself and friends. Hope you enjoy them. Also the radio has been submitted to which now makes be available in a plethora of 3rd party radio applications.

To get a full list of applications supported visit user Apps page

That’s about it, an new SkaRockstedyRootsReggea section has been added to the general rotation schedule and work is been done on a post-metal section that will be released in due time. A big thank you to the few daily active listeners I hope you enjoy the radio as much as I enjoy curating the music.