This is your Zippah Speaking... no don't look down there to
check, I'm right here.
In front of you.
Are you scared?
You should be.
I found an address book in my old email archive, which has
been hiding from me on this old Mac of mine for approximately 4
years. (and I lost many emails because I forgot about this old
computer!!! ! ) It contained about 58 email addresses of old
Paris People. No doubt, this message will get to only 2% of
If you DO happen to read this, and can reply... Or know of people
you can forward this to.... Then forward it, ring ppl, sms them,
msn, yahell, icq, aol, spam them... You get the point- LET THEM
KNOW!!! please pass on the information.
Please Note: the following changes have occurred in the last 48
months, significant ageing notwithstanding!
...and don't forget there are 3 communities in which we all share,
and the infamous ParisCafé Chat !
Paris Cafe is actually alive!!!
People have problems with timezones, so... the best thing to do
is log on to Paris LJ Community and let everyone know when
you're going to be online. Leave your Paris Nickname if you need
to post anon - i.e. you don't have an LJ account.
Chat / Website / Journal info. Copy these links to your browser:
Webring and Chat Links: (YES! there is java chat!!!)
Paris Café Webring Starts Here. JOIN THE WEBRING!
Java Chat in #ParisCafe (US Server)
Java Chat in #ParisCafe (AU Server)
Download mIRC for auzchat
Remember, just like old GeoCities Days, you need to type /join
#ParisCafe in the textbox of the java applet to access the room!
What is mIRC?
MIRC is a standalone program for Windoze PC's used for
Internet Relay Chat (IRC).
With mIRC and it's various add-in scripts, you do not use the
java applets which were common for many IRC servers. Instead
you're running a program on your PC which accesses the IRC
server just like the java applet used to, only it's much faster, has
many more features in the program (like filesharing, direct
connections to other computers, mp3 servers etc... The list goes
on...) mIRC is scriptable, which means you can make it do pretty
much anything you like, if youre a techead, or you download the
script you like. However, many scripts are choked with spyware,
hidden browser handling objects, activeX plugins etc, that can
cause malicious damage to your computer or others you may be
connected to. You should always suss out a mIRC script before
you install it. Like all Windoze PC's you need a high level of
antivirus protection, spam protection and popup blocking before
you do anything internet related. Sad, but very true. Having said
this, mIRC is pretty much the only decent IRC program out there
on the Windows platform. It is by far the most popular and
widespread, which means it has some fabulous support, but
can also potentially be a problem.
Mac Users... You have a few choices for IRC if you're not running
OS X. the 2 most popular are Ircle and Snak. Ircle is in it's own
right, a compact and well-rounded program with very basic
requirements and has many scripts available. It's extremely
popular in the mac community. The only downside to Ircle, is that
it doesn't replicate the mIRC color scheme perfectly, but it is
improving. Snak is a great IRC client for Mac users, there are
68K, PPC and carbon versions, like Ircle. The main advantage of
Snak, is that it behaves exactly like mIRC, with some of the
cooler features of Ircle. Snak replicates the mIRC colour tags
exactly, and WYSIWYG, unlike the discrepancies between Ircle
and mIRC. Snak does support scripting, but not as good as Ircle.
Snak is also slower to load than Ircle – so you can see there are
tradeoffs, both are good overall, despite each having certain
You can download mirc from http://www.mirc.com (original mirc
–no scripts )
http://www.iserv.com.au (watchdog script 5 which is good, but
really requires at least a Win2K OS Pentium3 733 and 128mb
ram to run well, even tho, I use it on my crappy P166 running
W2K, and it works well, but is slow to load initially)
or visit the mirc scripting page @ http://www.chat-x.com where
there are hundreds of scripts to suit your needs. Beware of
trojans and backdoors – always use realtime antivirus, popup
and protection if using an untested script.
For mac users, you can download IRCle from
http://www.ircle.com or Snak Carbon from http://www.snak.com
or visit http://www.versiontracker.com and search for an IRC
client to suit your needs
Linux & Un*x users: well you all know too much for your own
good anyway, so I don't need to tell you where to go... (or should
I? :oP hehe) Most of you probably know the various distributions
have at least a tarball or gzip, and most already install a client.
Chat-X and bitch-x are popular, as is ircII. You choose...
OK, I got the program, Now What?
Cant find anyone in Paris? If you've logged into Auzchat's IRC
server and cant find #ParisCafe, don't despair! If I'm not around,
just type /join #ParisCafe If you're totally lost, just /join #lounge
and look for DiscoZippah. or ask for Zippah. The server owners
– Fleurinda, Stray and Rollo can also help you. – remember,
Yahell and LJ are good places to start letting people know if
you're going to be around, those who use MSN and AOL should
also share! It only works if you let people know !
Just pick a server from the list below and /join #pariscafe
AuZchat's server list:
(All use port 6667)
Random auzchat server:
Join the new Paris Cafe Webring !
Chat in paris Cafe !!!