We have a lively IRC channel where you can always (text) chat with colleagues, who may be distributed over multiple offices, trains, or other remote locations. It is originally set up for the LST PI-Group, and hosted by UvT.
You can click here to enter directly from your web browser, or use your own IRC client, which is recommended for the best experience. If you don't know what IRC client to choose: HexChat is a nice graphical client that works on Windows and Linux, OS X users may want to consider Colloquy.
F00f is our chatbot, developed by Wessel Dankers. It sometimes responds to things you say, but also knows serveral commands, among which:
|!afk||f00f says goodbye to you|
|!berisp $user||f00f scolds the user|
|!compliment $user||f00f compliments the user in a very original way|
|!galgje||f00f plays hangman with you|
|!help||f00f asks a random channel user for help|
|!kies $1 $2||f00f chooses between $1 and $2|
|!knuffel $user||f00f hugs the user (if you're lucky)|
|!luns||f00f responds to the fact that it's time for lunch|
|!paniek||Let f00f express panic|
|$user++||f00f explains how cool the user is|
|!troost $user||f00f comforts $user|
|!versier $user||f00f tries to hit on the user in a very inappropriate way|
For the full list of commands (there is much much much more), start a personal conversation with f00f, and say
!help. If you say
!help $command, f00f will explain to you what the command does.
Besides the channel #lst above, we also have a separate channel #gitlama, where we can see our Github commits posted. To also post your commits there:
Beside the separate channel above, we also have a special Github webhook that posts to the main channel if you put #lama in the commit message. To use it, do the following:
http://lst.science.ru.nl/lama_webhook.php, and set the content type to 'url-encoded'
#lamato the commit messages of the commits you want to show in the channel