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Irssi notifications in Windows using Growl and Minivan

After completing my script to deliver Irssi notifications to the Linux desktop using Perl (IPC::Message::Minivan and Desktop::Notify), I wondered if this framework could be extended to Windows (since I have a Windows desktop at work). I have previously looked at Growl (on Linux) and think it is cumbersome to get the notifications across the network – but ended up using it anyway since it’s an easy way to display notifications in Windows (and probably in…

Irssi notifications using Desktop Notifications and Minivan

I was pretty happy with solution to get notifications from Irssi though it had some shortcomings. A couple of days ago a colleague made me aware of a Perl modules written by another colleague (Anton Berezin) called IPC::Message::Minivan which, it turns out, is perfect for my notification script. Basing the notifications on Minivan combine the speed of using something like Dbus locally (instant notifications) with the convenience of my previous script (notifications over the network,…

Facebook Chat in bitlbee

Facebook now supports XMPP. Yay. Using Facebook Chat in bitlbee is pretty straight forward (I am running 1.2.4, older versions of bitlbee require a bit more tweaking, consult the manual). For Facebook Chat through XMPP to work you need to set a Facebook username. In the &bitlbee channel account add jabber <username>@chat.facebook.com> <Facebook password> account on that’s it. Edit (04-03-2011): As some has pointed out, you need to input your username in lowercase. Facebook users…

Using ISO-8859-15 encoding with Twirssi

Since I run irssi all the time, packing as many features into it as possible seems like a nice idea. So I use bitlbee to connect to Messenger, Google Talk/Jabber and ICQ and I have been using tircd (Twitter/irc gateway) and tweet.im (Twitter/Google Talk gateway) to connect to Twitter; but none of them works like I want them to. Today I stumbled across Twirssi, a script for irssi to interact with Twitter. Out of the…

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