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Title: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: Hrakkar on September 13, 2011, 01:21:07 pm
There has been some discussion about doing some IRC chats among ourselves (but David Peterson is always welcome to join us!). So, rather than clutter up the 'IRC with DP thread', I started this one so that we can freely discuss this topic and get some chats organized.
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: ingsve on September 13, 2011, 02:19:27 pm
I'm available most of the time at least with some heads up.
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: Qvaak on September 13, 2011, 07:28:39 pm
Just so that it is said: Having special meetup times does not mean that the channel will not be there the other times and days. You might always meet people there.

Weekdays were preferred. I think mondays might work fine. Evening in general and 8pm PST in particular was mentioned. 8pm PST is 6am for me and 5am for ingsve and the most of the western Europe. Presently I sadly sometimes am still awake at that hour, but it is slightly uncomfortably late (or early) for Europe. I think from midnight to roundabout 3am sector is more reasonably doable. For PST people that would mean... well... rather early evening, 4pm or 5pm perhaps?
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: Hrakkar on September 14, 2011, 12:42:09 am
5 PM PST is about the earliest I could do anything on a weekday. Right now, it is daylight savings time, so 5 PM PDT is 4 PM PST. This would help Qvaak, and might really help Insgive.  6 PM PDT, which is currently 5 PM PST is more realistic, and I bet is more realistic for Daenerys as well. It will be interesting to see what she has to say.
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: Qvaak on September 14, 2011, 08:14:45 am
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Right now, it is daylight savings time, so 5 PM PDT is 4 PM PST. This would help Qvaak, and might really help Insgive.

Not really. The daylight saving system is widely implemented. The Europe and USA are the same amount apart throughout the year, barring a few states (Arizona, Hawaii) and countries (Russia, Iceland) not implementing the DST and a few weeks due to different changing times.
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: Daenerys on September 14, 2011, 10:49:47 am
I'm aboard for the 5pm PST. :)
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: Hrakkar on September 14, 2011, 04:06:43 pm
Qvaak, Interesting to know that. I was not aware that anyone else used that crazy system.

I guess the best consensus we have here is 5 PM PT. That would be 2 AM for Insgive and 3 AM for Qvaak. Any day, Monday through Thursday next week works for me, as long as I know a day or so in advance.
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: Daenerys on September 20, 2011, 10:25:45 pm
Usually for me, the best days right now would be Monday and Thursday and maybe Wednesday, at those times. This week only Thursday (PST) since this is my b-day week, I have a bit more things going on. :)
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: Hrakkar on September 21, 2011, 12:46:20 pm
Other than being a bit short-notice, Thursday would work for me. Next Monday is out (which is unusual for me), but Wednesday is a good day.

What do others think?
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: Daenerys on September 21, 2011, 07:04:05 pm
How about next Wednesday, since no one wrote back about Thursday? :) Tomorrow, (Thursday PST), is actually my b-day. Oops! Though hanging out with all of you would have been a plus. :)
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: Hrakkar on September 22, 2011, 11:33:30 am
Happy birthday Daenerys!

As it turns out, this evening would not have worked well, anyway.

We will set the first IRC chat to be next Wednesday, October 28th, at 5 PM PDT!
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: Qvaak on September 22, 2011, 01:29:07 pm
Athdavrazar, zhey Daenerys! Anha zalak asshekhqoyi vezhvena yeraan! Sek!

I will most likely be here the next wed-thu night, probably not by accident, but because of the meeting.
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: Daenerys on September 23, 2011, 10:22:26 am
San athchomari yeraan, zhey Qvaak! :)

I look forward to seeing all of you at ICQ meeting! I want to get more involved with helping out too! :)
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: Hrakkar on September 28, 2011, 05:28:33 pm
Sorry, everyone who might have tried to participate in this chat. I had a dickens of a time getting an IRC client to work on my netbook. Once I got one working, it failed in trying to connect. It is 5:27 now, and I am giving up until I can try this at home in a couple of hours.
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: Daenerys on September 28, 2011, 06:23:16 pm
Zhey Hrakkar, if you are running Mozilla Firefox then their Chatzilla plugin works great! :)
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: Hrakkar on September 28, 2011, 11:56:16 pm
Zhey Hrakkar, if you are running Mozilla Firefox then their Chatzilla plugin works great! :)

Thanks for the advice. I might try that here at home. Generally though, linux (which I run at home exclusively) has better tools of this type than Windows.

The problem at work is more likely the University firewall blocking port 6667 or whatever it is.

I just tried IRC server here and it is at least communicating with the server. Important first step! ;-)
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: Qvaak on September 30, 2011, 02:20:02 pm
There was still three of us present (me and Daenerys disturbing ingsve from watching TV ... oh and ochristi lurking around, too), which is pretty low number of participants, but all things considered still enough for a conversation. Maybe we should nail monday 5PM PDT as a regular higher than average possibilty to meet someone active at IRC time? D.J. Peterson said he might sometimes stop by without annoucement, if he knew the meetup times, so that'd be bonus.
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: ingsve on October 01, 2011, 11:26:37 pm
There was still three of us present (me and Daenerys disturbing ingsve from watching TV ... oh and ochristi lurking around, too), which is pretty low number of participants, but all things considered still enough for a conversation. Maybe we should nail monday 5PM PDT as a regular higher than average possibilty to meet someone active at IRC time? D.J. Peterson said he might sometimes stop by without annoucement, if he knew the meetup times, so that'd be bonus.

OK, let's try that and see how it the turnout is.

So the time is:

5 pm Pacific Daylight time (mondays)
1 am British Summer Time (early tueday morning)
2 am Central European Summer Time (early tueday morning)

Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: Daenerys on October 02, 2011, 12:04:54 am
Mondays at 5PM (PST) work for me right now! :) 
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: ingsve on October 02, 2011, 01:39:59 am
David says he'll usually be watching monday night football at that time but that that doesn't stop him from stopping by from time to time.

For those that are interested David will also come on the IRC on the usual time today (sunday 1 pm PDT) to work through some more of the season 1 dialogue.
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: Hrakkar on October 02, 2011, 01:56:20 am
Monday at 5 PM works well for me (last week's availability at that time was unusual).

See you then! (Provided I get an IRC client working)
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: ochristi on October 03, 2011, 05:07:25 pm
Hi Hrakkar,
maybe if you can establish an ssh connection to your home, you could try tunnelling your traffic through a SOCKS connection, then set a IRC client to connect through that, that could look like:
# ssh -C -D localhost:8000 [email protected] -p <home port>
Then let the client connect to the proxy localhost on port 8000.
ochristi
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: Hrakkar on October 03, 2011, 05:18:45 pm
Hi Hrakkar,
maybe if you can establish an ssh connection to your home, you could try tunnelling your traffic through a SOCKS connection, then set a IRC client to connect through that, that could look like:
# ssh -C -D localhost:8000 [email protected] -p <home port>
Then let the client connect to the proxy localhost on port 8000.
ochristi
Ochrsti, sounds like an interesting idea. Something to consider for the future. There is a place I can go in the building where IRC works, and I am there now.

The IRC on the webpage does not work right under Linux, but it is very close to working.

Irayo (to mix languages)
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: Hrakkar on October 11, 2011, 12:35:50 am
If there was an IRC chat today, sorry for not being there. I was stuck on a mountaintop. troubleshooting a recalcitrant TV translator.....
Needless to say, the translator won  :'(
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: Daenerys on October 17, 2011, 10:07:42 pm
Another recalcitrant TV translator today, zhey Hrakkar? Hmm how do you say "recalcitrant" in Dothraki? :)
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: Daenerys on October 31, 2011, 11:20:22 am
Vitteya Haji Halloween! :)
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: Hrakkar on October 31, 2011, 02:52:00 pm
Same back to you, Daenerys!

October has proven to be a very tough month here. At one point, between just my boss and myself, we were trying to service one TV translator, install another translator, and do a major retrofit to our main transmitter (all at once due to vendor schedules, and the fact that we can't easily get up the higher mountains during winter. One of the sites isn't much more accessible than The Eyrie! (It even has a tramway to the site, but it needs an expensive repair right now.) Almost the moment this was finished, there was the terrible massacre of havzi zhokwa and hlizifi in Zanezville, Ohio. I was in deep mourning for several days, both for the terrible loss of 'friends', and for the fact that there is going to be tremendous pressure put on lawmakers to ban the kinds of animals we catkeepers enjoy and benefit from working with.

While all this was going on, I was also moving our old analog TV transmitter to my home, where it will become part of my little museum of broadcast technology. That is finally complete, and I can start restoration of it on my own schedule now.

In the meantime (when I have had time), I have been busy with a major upgrade to the dictionary. I  am about 2/3rds finished with it. When done, the dictionary should match the wiki in content, but be more suited to the reader/writer who needs a compact, searchable, offlineable vocabulary. I was elated last night when a test compile of the dictionary compiled without errors after about 10 days of changes!

Things are finally slowing down here, with the last busy weekend of the year before the holidays now behind me. Probably not today, but we should all get together for a chat soon.
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: Daenerys on November 02, 2011, 10:26:10 am
Zhey Hrakkar, hope you can make the next one! Sorry to hear about the havzi zhokwa ma hlizifi.
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: Hrakkar on November 03, 2011, 12:35:42 am
Are they still happening Mondays at 5 PM? If so, I will try to make it this coming Monday.
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: Daenerys on November 28, 2011, 03:20:11 pm
Hope to make the chat today. Working on posting the Word Groupings onto the Wiki. Not sure if I will make it back in time, unless I stay where I am at, as I might be in transit.

Zhey Hrakkar, are you going to be there? Haven't seen you in a bit. Hope you and everyone here had a wonderful Thanksgiving and for those in countries where there is no Thanksgiving, a wonderful day! :)
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: Hrakkar on November 28, 2011, 04:54:37 pm
Daenerys, sorry I won't be there today.

I have discovered that it is the University that makes IRC not work here, except in one area of the building where I can access a 'public' wi-fi. To compound things, the client I installed surprised me whn I was trying two weeks ago by stopping and wanting $20 to continue. That is money well spent if it is my only option, but at the moment I should be able to make it work under Linux (when I have my other laptop here).

To top it all off, I learned today that a very dear lioness 'friend' of mine was killed last week when a blind tiger bit her. The lioness and the tiger had been friends for more than a decade, and were on good terms prior to the accident. But apparently she had startled him by accidentally stepping on him while he was sleeping, etc. and full-force bit her because he couldn't see her. We will probably never know why this happened. She was named 'Nala' and was a very sweet cat, and she had long ago made me 'part of her pride'. The tiger is very old and also a good 'friend' of mine. He is undoubtedly heartbroken by this, and I wouldn't be surprised if dies soon now. I have been crying all day over this. Sometimes, life just doesn't seem fair.
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: Daenerys on November 30, 2011, 11:30:23 pm
Zhey Hrakkar, I am so sorry to hear of your loss of your beloved 'Nala'. :( I can understand how sad you are.

I hope you soon are able to join the chats.
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: Hrakkar on December 11, 2011, 10:34:23 pm
Zhey Hrakkar, I am so sorry to hear of your loss of your beloved 'Nala'. :( I can understand how sad you are.

I hope you soon are able to join the chats.

Thank you for the well-wishes. One of my close-to-home lions (the one in my avatar) was sick last week as well, but I now expect him to fully recover.

I am going to take my Linux laptop tomorrow and try to participate. However, don't count on it. My boss is back from a long vacation, and he will undoubtedly have plenty of things to keep me busy with!
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: Daenerys on December 26, 2011, 11:59:13 am
Vitteya Haji Christmas! :)
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: ingsve on December 26, 2011, 01:57:45 pm
Vitteya Haji Christmas! :)

Vitteya Haji Christmas zhey mai zhavvorsi!
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: Daenerys on January 03, 2012, 11:30:44 pm
Firesof athvezhvenari!  :)

Got my days mixed up and missed the meeting. :(
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: ingsve on January 04, 2012, 09:27:24 am
Firesof athvezhvenari!  :)

Got my days mixed up and missed the meeting. :(

Well, there will be more chats so just view it as a night off. We had Hrakkar stop by so we were a decent bunch. Most of the time was spent trying to figure out how to correctly translate Ours is the Fury for Crown of Gold but in the end we weren't 100% happy with the translation.
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: Hrakkar on January 04, 2012, 05:33:44 pm
We really did have a good time Monday night! Now that I have a computer that is at least somewhat reliable for IRC, this should make things a lot easier. The challenge now is to get free at 5 PM for the chats. I learned a lot, and want to learn more (really concentrating now on figuring out how the grammar works, and figuring out how to best memorize the declension/pronoun tables).

Oh, and Merry Christmas/Happy New Years, everyone!
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: Qvaak on January 05, 2012, 12:59:42 pm
Me firesof sash! Hajas, eyak.

Quote
Most of the time was spent trying to figure out how to correctly translate Ours is the Fury for Crown of Gold but in the end we weren't 100% happy with the translation.
I might have missed some things, being a bit under weather and all, but I think we never learned/decided, what fury should be in Dothraki. The discussion was just about the syntax of the sentence. I think the staightforward but somewhat artificial Kishi Ath***ar was in the end the winning version.
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: Hrakkar on January 07, 2012, 09:29:59 pm
I suspect that one of the participants in that chat will be able to come up with a word for 'fury'...

I probably won't be joining in Monday night. Or if I do, it will only be for a short time. Lesson appointment with my Na'vi teacher that night!
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: Daenerys on February 14, 2012, 12:16:45 pm
Vitteya Zhori! :)
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: Hrakkar on February 14, 2012, 12:26:09 pm
Vitteya Zhori yeraan, zhey Daenerys!

Someone actually sent me a valentine today, the first in like, 40 years! (It was a text message, though, not a physical document.)

We missed you lat night on the IRC chat. We discussed a bunch of different things, including what was heard on the Jeff Rubin podcast. We also talked about expanding the compound words efforts.
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: Daenerys on February 28, 2012, 09:16:57 pm
We missed you, zhey Hrakaar at the last meeting!
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: Hrakkar on February 29, 2012, 01:29:22 pm
I sorry I missed the chat. I have been extremely busy with a major installation project at work. I have basically been working 12 hours a day, 7 days a week for the last two weeks. The end is in sight, but there are probably 3-4 more days of this kind of work.

I did get an email last night from David, asking about making a video of myself speaking Dothraki. I am working on this, and I hope to do it in the next few days. (A lot will depend on how well things are going with the project.) I also need to fighre out what to say, and asked for text suggestions.

I should be back next week!
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: Daenerys on March 05, 2012, 04:26:54 pm
zhey lajaki,

I hope to see you all tonight, but I will be late. I have to run for the train to get back to my abode. :) Finished the vid. Argh been working on it all day! My voice hurts. :(  Hope to see you all! Thank you for your help! You all are awesome!
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: ingsve on March 05, 2012, 08:42:15 pm
zhey lajaki,

I hope to see you all tonight, but I will be late. I have to run for the train to get back to my abode. :) Finished the vid. Argh been working on it all day! My voice hurts. :(  Hope to see you all! Thank you for your help! You all are awesome!

I was planning on being there but I slept right through it.
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: Qvaak on March 12, 2012, 02:55:23 pm
There was talk elsewhere that a new IRC meet time might be called for. Ingsve is sorely missed, and it does not sound he'll be attending much nowadays, if the time stays the same. About three hours either way sounded better to Ingsve, though the later-time would be quite inconvenient to me. Not that I'm that vital person anyway; not that I would not drop by often anyway. Moving the meet to weekends might be a more effective change. What do you think?
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: Hrakkar on March 17, 2012, 12:20:19 am
Three hours earlier would definitely not work for me. Three hours later is much better for me.

Weekends could be wonderful or terrible for me. Sundays are out except for late evening (the three hours late being discussed for Monday would be just about right). Saturday is a lot better, although mornings US Pacific would be harder than evenings. In either case, I would not be able to participate as often as I am able on Mondays at the current time. (The big project at work is done, and I should be around a lot more now.)

Qvaak, don't underrate yourself! You are a valued participant here, and Dothraki would not be the same without you! I hope something can be made to work that would allow you to continue participating.
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: ingsve on March 19, 2012, 02:17:48 pm
Today I will be able to attend the regular time so no need to think about any changes this week at least.
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: Najahho on March 20, 2012, 01:11:25 pm
Where do you all hang to chat?
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: ingsve on March 20, 2012, 01:33:32 pm
Where do you all hang to chat?

On the IRC. irc.dothraki.org/dothraki
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: Najahho on March 20, 2012, 06:32:37 pm
Where do you all hang to chat?

On the IRC. irc.dothraki.org/dothraki

And the page or something?
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: Hrakkar on March 20, 2012, 09:11:21 pm
This site has been slow as of late, but it is frequently checked.

An IRC chat is held every Monday, next week moving to 7 PM PDT. (UTC + 7 hours). Insgive indicated the channel in his post, and you can use the IRC web client accessible through the main page of this site.

The other place the more active folks tend to hang out at is David Peterson's excellent Dothraki blog at www.dothraki.com (http://www.dothraki.com)
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: ingsve on March 20, 2012, 11:55:59 pm
Where do you all hang to chat?

On the IRC. irc.dothraki.org/dothraki

And the page or something?

You use some type of IRC client to connect to the chat. I prefer chatzilla which is a plugin to the firefox browser. There are other clients as well such as the classic mIRC and others.
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: ingsve on March 26, 2012, 11:40:34 am
For anyone reading this that had missed it. The next IRC meetup will be at 7pm PST today which is 4am (tuesday morning) in CET.
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: Daenerys on April 08, 2012, 01:16:50 pm
Vezhvena haji Easter!
Vezhvena asshekh mawizzi haji “chocolate”! :)
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: Hrakkar on April 08, 2012, 10:45:45 pm
Vezhvena haji Easter!
Vezhvena asshekh mawizzi haji “chocolate”! :)
Vezhvena haji Easter yeraan!
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: Daenerys on April 09, 2012, 06:16:19 pm
Ill be late tonight. Just flew in, need to grab a bite and get in! Looking forward to seeing all of you! :)
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: Hrakkar on April 09, 2012, 06:50:47 pm
Ill be late tonight. Just flew in, need to grab a bite and get in! Looking forward to seeing all of you! :)

Starring on TV shows is hard work  ;)

I'm looking forward to you being there this evening. It should be one of the more interesting discussions!
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: Qvaak on April 30, 2012, 02:38:52 pm
I'm pretty sure I won't get myself up for the meet. Walpurgis Night keeping me busy. Which is sad, since I was sick last week and it would be nice to see you guys once in a while. I'll try hard not to miss the one after this one.
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: Najahho on May 01, 2012, 07:31:24 pm
Where do you all hang to chat?

On the IRC. irc.dothraki.org/dothraki

Why is it that I still can't get on that thing!?
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: ingsve on May 01, 2012, 10:12:48 pm
Where do you all hang to chat?

On the IRC. irc.dothraki.org/dothraki

Why is it that I still can't get on that thing!?

Hmm, that seems strange. What client are you using? I use chatzilla plugin for Firefox and I have no problems connecting. Once you start the client you connect with "/attach irc.dothraki.org/dothraki"
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: Hrakkar on May 02, 2012, 01:52:32 am
If you have never used IRC before, there is a little bit of a learning curve at first. IRC works quite differently than most other internet apps out there.
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: Daenerys on June 11, 2012, 07:20:46 pm
Yeah! We're back up! I'm on chat. Where is everyone?! Miss you all!
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: ingsve on June 11, 2012, 09:09:19 pm
I had missed tthat the site was back online or I would have been back on IRC.

Let's see if we can find a time this week for a reunion chat so that we don't have to wait for next week. I should be available the regular time any day this week.
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: Qvaak on June 15, 2012, 05:57:18 am
Wheee! We're back. Have been for a few days, apparently. Slow reaction time, sorry.
With any luck I'll be on the IRC monday, but before that probably won't show up much anywhere. Summer's keeping me almost busy.

Dothras chek. Me allayafa anni, jin athshilar fini ajada.
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: Daenerys on June 26, 2012, 07:04:49 pm
Aww! I missed you all yesterday! :(
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: Hrakkar on June 27, 2012, 12:59:30 am
We missed you, too!
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: Qvaak on July 23, 2012, 06:08:07 pm
Should the server be up or is it down due to recent off-time? I have changed a computer (and from irssi to chatzilla, for the moment), so it might be I'm just doing something wrong, but it seems I manage to connect to other servers, but not to irc.dothraki.org. Will puzzle the issue for a couple of more minutes.
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: ingsve on July 23, 2012, 06:27:54 pm
Should the server be up or is it down due to recent off-time? I have changed a computer (and from irssi to chatzilla, for the moment), so it might be I'm just doing something wrong, but it seems I manage to connect to other servers, but not to irc.dothraki.org. Will puzzle the issue for a couple of more minutes.

The IRC is down it seems. It hasn't come back after the site went down after an issue with GoDaddy about renewal of the domainname. I've gone through the Na'vi chat to try and get a hold of Payoang that own the domain to see if it can be fixed soon.
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: Qvaak on July 23, 2012, 07:02:50 pm
Alright. Today's chat is probably cancelled, then, though. Sigh. Be seeing you the next week, hopefully.
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: Daenerys on July 23, 2012, 07:22:42 pm
Miss you all! Hope the situation is fixed soon and we will all be together next week!
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: Hrakkar on July 24, 2012, 12:27:09 am
I had the opportunity to chat with Payoang and Toruk Makto at AvatarMeet this weekend. And, I think I have generally good news to report!

I think we have finally seen the last of the problems that have been plaguing the Dothraki.org site the last few months.

Payoang had inadvertently forgotten to renew the Dothraki.org domain name, and this turned out to be a blessing in disguise. Because of GoDaddy's really poor track record of customer service, Payoang transferred Dothraki.org to a much more reliable domain hosting service. GoDaddy, not surprisingly, did not want to lose the business. So, they hung onto the pointer records for as long as they could before turning them over to the new domain host. Once that happened (last Thursday, I think), the site started to work again. It will take a few tweaks to get IRC working again, but after that I do not foresee any problems for a long time.

As far as the Learnnavi server itself, Toruk Makto took me on a brief 'tour' of the server. It is a far better server than the previous server, and is set to handle all the traffic that GoT and Avatar sequels can ever hope to throw at it. (He also showed me how complex the dictionary backend really is!) It is also going to be slaved through a direct connection to another server that will cause a backup of the system every hour! The server is also located where Toruk Makto can get to it in less than an hour, should there be any further problems. I don't think even a Khalasar (or the RDA) can take this thing out! The long and short of it is, that I don't see the kind of problems we have been experiencing happening again. Toruk Makto iss deeply committed to the vision of Learnna'vi and this server (and by extension, Dothraki), and is happy to continue hosting us for the foreseeable future!
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: ingsve on July 24, 2012, 03:13:04 pm
The IRC is now back online.
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: ingsve on October 01, 2012, 03:14:32 pm
David tweeted that he won't be able to make the chat today since he is busy with the conlangery podcast.
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: Daenerys on October 15, 2012, 07:45:13 pm
No chat tonight?
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: ingsve on October 15, 2012, 09:38:24 pm
No chat tonight?

I overslept.
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: Hrakkar on October 17, 2012, 11:40:45 pm
I had a presentation I needed to be at. Next week, I will be just getting back from a brief trip. So, I will not be there for a Monday night until the 29th.
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: Najahho on October 29, 2012, 04:14:01 pm
I'm already here on the channel! Heh
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: ingsve on November 27, 2012, 11:14:26 am
Was there a chat last night? Seems like my internet was out the whole night almost.
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: Qvaak on November 27, 2012, 01:45:38 pm
There was. I'd say a fairly active one. David, Hrakkar, Esploranto, Daenerys and me. We might have learnt or relearnt a bit about adverbs of time and space, among other things.
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: ingsve on March 18, 2013, 02:42:51 pm
David sends a message that he won't make the chat tonight since he will be at a Game of Thrones premiere.
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: ingsve on April 07, 2013, 01:04:41 am
David can't make the chat next week either since he's going to a Defiance premiere.
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: Hrakkar on April 08, 2013, 10:48:28 pm
How was the chat this evening? Still busy in Las Vegas.
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: Daenerys on August 19, 2013, 07:44:12 pm
No chat tonight?
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: Hrakkar on August 21, 2013, 01:51:30 pm
The chat has been moved to Wednesday evenings. I may or may not be there tonight, depending on how another project goes.
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: Daenerys on January 19, 2015, 09:24:43 am
M'ath!

Sorry I have not been here in awhile and have a lot of catching up to do! I miss you all!

Was wondering if the chats are back on. It has been awhile, but I know DP was busy traveling and such.  Let me know!  I hope to catch up with you all soon!

Fonas chek!

Dany
Title: Re: IRC chats among ourselves
Post by: Hrakkar on January 20, 2015, 02:39:13 pm
Zhey Daenerys, kashi neak, vos tihi yera!

As far as I know, IRC chats have not resumed. Everyone seems to be really busy!