New irssi script: goodnicks

As most of you will know, the psych0tik irc network is based around a few basic principles:

Privacy: No one can read your traffic off the wire, and only people in the channel can read it from there.

Transparency: We make sure that there are no silent clients, so you always know who’s listening.

But what’s to say that you will always notice when someone joins a channel? If you go to get coffee, and the channel is busy someone may join without you noticing.

It is to this end that I wrote goodnicks, a script for irssi that alters the theme when you are viewing a channel with people you don’t recognize in it.

You can view the page I knocked up for it here

or download direct from here

The setup is quite simple, install into ~/.irssi/scripts/autorun/

Specify the themes you want with

/goodnicks theme cool cooltheme.theme
/goodnicks theme bad badtheme.theme

(I use default and intruder (downloadable from my goodnicks page) respectively)

Then load up a channel, do /goodnicks add [nick] for each nick you trust on the channel (including yourself). When you add the last nick in the channel, you will see the theme change. Pretty cool huh?

Questions/comments/feedback in the comments!

About richo

I enjoy exploring interesting concepts in weird languages. I also like hacking on all of the things.
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