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July 15, 2023

[Junto] Practical and elite Internet chat protocols

Filed under: JWRD — Robinson Dorion @ 22:27

For our July Junto we're returning to TEKA.



When : Wednesday, July 26th August 2nd, 2023 from 5:30-8pm.
Where : TEKA, Calle 70, San Francisco, Panama City, Panama
What :

  • Happy Hour and networking ;
  • A ~40 minute presentation by Jacob Welsh and Robinson Dorion : Practical and Elite Internet Chat Protocols ;
  • Social hour and networking ;

Who : it's open the public, cool people only though.
Note : you're expected to consume at least $25 of food and/or drink, which is easy and pleasant at TEKA given the quality they deliver.
RSVP : you must RSVP get yourself on the list. Submit the contact form at


  • Chat has become a dominant form of Internet communication. At the high level, there are two classes of chat systems : protocols and products aka platforms.
  • What are the costs and benefits of each ?
    • Perhaps most importantly, what resistance can each mount to the growing army of bots ? Maybe the products are "good enough" today, but how about after 5 more years of "AI" development, or 10 ? Whatchu gonna do, whatchu gonna do when the bot boys come for you ? Hm ?
  • Most are familiar with products ; Internet Relay Chat (IRC) and Eulora2 Chat are examples of Protocols. What are these protocols and how are they superior to the various fast food chat products ?
  • A demonstration of configuring and using an IRC client.
  • JWRD is actively contributing to the development of Eulora2, which, at present, is only open to people who put in the work(i) to be part of it.
    • How's that done ? As its owner explained, newcomers are best served building up their interactions with people already involved. Thus, this is an opportunity to participate in the meta-game and take steps towards being granted early access to the club.
  • This presentation builds on the topics covered on prior Junto presentations, namely, Why you need passwords and how to make them strong and How to be a person online: the RSA algorithm and Web of Trust, but while watching those presentations will help, it's not a prerequisite.
  • JWRD is committed to helping people dissatisfied with being Internet peasants save time and money in transforming themselves into people.

TEKA is located on Calle 70 in Panama City's San Francisco neighborhood, have a map :


Salud y nos vemos alla !

  1. The work can be hard or smart, preferably both !! [^]


  1. [...] [Junto] Practical and elite Internet chat protocols [...]

    Pingback by The root of our dispute is I value substance over form and thus manage to learn and grow, while you cling to form and, thus, dwell in mediocrity. on Dorion Mode - A blog by Robinson Dorion. — July 24, 2023 @ 02:18

  2. I learned this afternoon that TEKA doubled booked us.

    Thus, we're pushing the Junto back one week, to Wednesday August 2nd from 5:30-8pm at TEKA.

    I've updated the article to reflect the change. Sorry if that inconveniences anyone.

    Comment by Robinson Dorion — July 24, 2023 @ 18:10

  3. i will be there

    Comment by sergio — August 1, 2023 @ 21:34

  4. Cool !

    Comment by Robinson Dorion — August 1, 2023 @ 22:30

  5. We've published the slides and video (820 MB) of the presentation.

    The camera batteries (Battery Lives Matter (tm)(r)) ran out of juice about half way through. Fortunately we had an independent audio recording going ; the video part of the latter half is just the slides. Plus, I did a screen recording the next day to show the IRC demo for viewers at home.

    Slides from prior presentations included quite a few citations. This deck is light on the citations, but the relevant articles I published beforehand on Signal and IRC are heavily cited.

    The date for the next Junto is Wednesday, September 20th. We're going to start happy hour at 7pm to give people more time to arrive. The presentation will thus start around 8pm. The working title is :

    Picking the lock to your digital, Silly Con Valley provisioned cage and getting started owning your computer is easier than you think.

    Which is a bit of a mouthful, but leaves an impression, wouldn't you say ?

    An article with the details will be out in a week or so, but mark your calendars now if you want to come.

    Thanks again to everyone who attended and everyone who manages to follow along at home. Questions and comments are always welcome on this here blog.

    See you at the next Junto, cheers !

    Comment by Robinson Dorion — August 7, 2023 @ 00:28

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