by Paul Mutton
IRC Text to Speech with Java
Publish Date: Feb. 2, 2005
Paul Mutton creates a multi-platform IRC bot that uses the FreeTTS Java speech synthesizer library to convert IRC messages into audible speech. Why would you want to use an IRC text-to-speech system? By reading out messages as they arrive, you can keep working, diverting your attention to IRC only when necessary. Paul is the author of IRC Hacks.
Top Ten Tricks and Tips for New IRC Users
Publish Date: Aug. 27, 2004
Millions of people around the world use IRC to chat with friends and family or to collaborate on projects, but if you're new to IRC you may be intimidated by its unfamiliar look and feel. Paul Mutton, author of IRC Hacks, presents ten tips and tricks--from advice on picking the right client for your needs to good IRC etiquette--that will get you on the road to becoming an everyday IRC user.
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