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Seo\mar-co\mhraidh Ga\idhlig!

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Deborah L. White

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Mon, 2 Jun 1997 17:56:22 -0700

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 Hallo a h-uile duine, Bidh seo\mar-co\mhraidh Ga\idhlig air an eadar-li\on a-ma\ireach aig meadhon-latha 's a-rithist aig ceithir uairean PDT (aig ochd uairean 's a-rithist aig meadhon-oidhche GMT)! Bidh an co\mhradh da\-cha\nanach, agus bidh daoine anns an t-seo\mar a' bruidhinn ri che/ile aig an aon uair! Bidh Diarmaid Mac'Ille bha\in 'na fhear-riaghlaidh, agus bheir e dhuibh fiosrachadh teicneolach 'sa mhionaid. Ma dh'iarras sibh tuilleadh fiosrachaidh fhathast, sgri\obhaibh thuige aig <[log in to unmask]>. (Tha beagan Ga\idhlig aige, ach sgri\obhaibh thuige ann am Beurla, mas e ur toil e.) Ma dh'iarras sibh tuilleadh fiosrachaidh mu dheidhinn an amair fhe/in, sgri\obhaibh thugam aig <[log in to unmask]>. Chi\ sinn ann sibh, tha mi'n do\chas! Seo agaibh Diarmaid: Ann am Beurla: There will be a Scottish Gaelic chat-room on the Internet tomorrow at noon and again at 4:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time (at 8:00 PM and again at midnight GMT)! The conversation will be bi-lingual, and people in the room will be speaking to each other at the same time! Jared White will be the administrator, and he will give technical information to you in a minute. If you want more information still, write to him at <[log in to unmask]>. (He has a little Gaelic, but write to him in English, please). If you want more information about the channel itself, write to me at <[log in to unmask]>. We will see you there, I hope! Here's Jared: ------ I'll try not to spring a bunch of computer lingo on you, but here is some important information you'll need to get up and running: The way it works is that I've set up a channel on an "IRC" (Internet Relay Chat) network. A channel, often called a "chat room", lets many different users talk to each other at the same time. To access the IRC network, you will need to acquire the necessary client software, which can either be free or registered for a minimal fee. Here are some good IRC clients to get started with: -- ** a) PIRCH - runs on any IBM-compatible computer with Windows 95 (32-Bit Version) or Windows 3.1 (16-Bit Version) This is a good IRC client that is easy to use and configure. If you aren't a computer wizard, then this is the program for you! World-Wide Web Address: http://www.bcpl.lib.md.us/~frappa/pirch.html ** b) IRCle - runs on any Macintosh computer As I don't have a Macintosh computer, I can't say much about this IRC client -- but, from what I've read, it seems to be a good one to try out. Be sure you get version 3.0, however, because the earlier version may not work with the IRC network that this channel is being hosted on. World-Wide Web Address: http://www.xs4all.nl/~ircle/ ** c) Visual IRC - runs on any IBM-compatible computer with Windows 95 only One of the more robust IRC clients, Visual IRC is difficult to set up at first, but is certainly worth the effort. If you're more of a computer power user, I highly recommend getting this client. World-Wide Web Address: http://www.megalith.co.uk/virc/ -- Once you have downloaded and installed the preferred IRC client, you will need this information to get going: Some good IRC servers: irc.concentric.net irc.ionet.net irc.ais.net The name of this channel: #Gaidlhig4U Depending on how your IRC client works, you may need to give it information about your name, email address, and nickname(s). Fill out your full name and email address, of course -- and for your nickname, just put in your Gaelic name (such as Ma\iri, Mo/rag, Daibhidh, or whatever). You will probably want to put in a second nickname, just in case the first one is already being used. OK! You should now know how to get up and running! If you need any help with any steps along the way, please feel free to email me at <[log in to unmask]>. We want you to come join the fun! Oh, and one more thing. My nickname is going to be "Diarmaid", and Deborah's will be "Gobnait". Announce yourself when you join the channel, and we'll welcome you to the channel! Good luck and have fun! Jared White Diarmaid Mac'Ille bha\in