Installing irssi via MacPorts on OS X Lion 10.7.1

I’ve floated back and forth between graphical IRC clients and terminal-based clients for a long time. However, I was sad to see that irssi wouldn’t build via MacPorts on OS X Lion. During the build, I saw quite a few errors from the compiler: -E, -S, -save-temps and -M options are not allowed with multiple -arch flags Sure enough, when I looked at the lines in the output, both x86_64 and i386 were passed to the compiler:...

2011-09-30 · 1 min · Major Hayden

Switching between audible and visual bells in screen

About a year ago, I was introduced to the joys of using irssi and screen to access irc servers. Before that time, I’d usually used graphical clients like Colloquy, and I always enjoyed getting Growl notifications when someone mentioned a word or string that I set up as a trigger. Once I started using irssi in screen, I found that the visual bell in screen didn’t get my attention quickly. Luckily, someone in the #slicehost channel let me know about screen’s audible bell....

2010-01-21 · 1 min · Major Hayden

Changing the time zone in irssi

I usually set the time zone on my servers to UTC, but that makes it a bit confusing for me when I use irssi. If you have perl support built into irssi, you can run these commands to alter your time zone within irssi only: For example, I’m in Central Time, so I’d use: To update the time in your status bar, simply /whois yourself and you should see the updated time zone....

2009-11-03 · 1 min · Major Hayden