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Month: November 2009

Pidgin, Google Talk error, not singing in.

Pidgin, Google Talk error, not singing in.

I have been using Pidgin for about a month with no issues. Then all of a sudden It will not connect to my google talk account.

I found this link that tells you have to set the advanced tab, and that fixed everything for me.

Go to Accounts, choose Edit you Google talk account,
> Click on the advanced tab
> Enter in the following:
Check Force old (port 5223) SSL
Un-Checked: Allow plaintext auth over unencrypted streams
Enter: Connect Port: 443
Enter: Connect Server: talk.google.com
> click on Proxy tab
Proxy type: Use Global Proxy Settings

Pidgin, the Trillian and Meebo replacement.

Pidgin, the Trillian and Meebo replacement.

I have a lot of IM accounts, mainly because my customers use different platforms and then I have my personal accounts as well. What I have been using for a long time was Trillan . It allows you to sing in to all of your accounts from one application. I also use Meebo, Meebo is a web based tool dose the same thing.

Things in Trillan have always seems to clunky for me and I could get my 100s o contact sorted the way I wanted. then I found Pidgin.

Pidgin is a FREE open source chat client that does the same thing as Trillan, but for me is a much cleaner interface and over all easier to use.

The only down fall I can see with Pidgin is that when I am brought in to a new group chat it doesn’t POP Up. Those dont happen to often.

http://www.pidgin.im/
I Have been a log time Trillan user, but things just were not smooth enought for me.
I then

Google Wave and a Freeswitch Conference Bridge on a cloud.

Google Wave and a Freeswitch Conference Bridge on a cloud.

So yesterday, I got my official invite to the Google Wave “PREVIEW” they are not calling it beta.

Wave is very cool and overall I really like it, It is in Preview so it is a little buggy still and the public waves are a little hard to manage.
The real time communication is amazing. I was leaving my feedback about iRacing and while I was still writing someone else was responding to be.
I think for the luddites to leave email behind will take some time, but Wave is the future.

I have also been building a FreeSwitch Conference Bridge using RackSpace cloud. So far it is flawless but I have only a few callers on it a time. Later today is a big test, hopefully it passes.

On top of that I have traveled to Newfoundland, started a new job, visited some new clients, travel some more for the new job, taking 2 classes, trying to buy a car, went to Salem, MA, and still have time to do the honey do list for the wife…… ahhhhhhhh…