Thursday, January 11, 2007

Announcements ahoy

Partychat's convenient alias command lets you chat with an alias instead of your jabber id, but unfortunately does not obey the principle of least surprise. As a result our friend group has too many conversations of the following form:
["dolapo"] i think dan is the greatest.
["realdolapo"] dammit dan, change your alias.
Tired of being the brunt of these sorts of "jokes" I decided to modify partychat to publicly announce changes to chat room state. Now when Dan decides to change his alias, partychat will say (dan) is now known as dolapo. This should reduce the amount of frustration in my life while hopefully forcing Dan to step it up in the humor department.