4-11-10: Initial release.
Would you believe that some days I have no idea what to write? Then suddenly something comes along my path, and just like that, I have a new article to write about.
I came home today after a trip visiting the family, and I log onto Trillian real quick on my netbook. Within 5 seconds, I had 5 IMs from five different people. Granted, 2 of the MSN IMs were spam bots, but the other 3 IMs were real. One was a person who wanted to send me a music video, and the other two IMs were offline messages.
Of the two offline messages I got, one of them was thought provoking. I will summarize it below:
It seems like you are hardly online anymore. What happened?
This is a very interesting question, because its open ended, and I have so many ways to spin this.
The underground has been here for quite some time now and have helped many people.
Although helping them in text format is all good and well and with the new Underground e-book coming out why stop there? and why not expand our horizons a little? or.. a lot?
The Underground official chatroom and i dont mean this like skype where you might talk to one Underground member. But I mean something like ventrilo where the underground members can login and join the room and get troubleshooted through there or just have a talk, start a few games why not? i mean im sure by now the Underground members are well aware of tunngle by now thanks to VersatileNinja i feel that this idea will help promote the Underground for what it does but help a lot more people in a simpler environment although i have not ran this idea through anyone this is why this blog is here.
As i hope you are aware of a program called logmein although i bet this idea will be shun and not taken seriously but hear me out.
This program brings troubleshooting to a whole new level and long with a chat function from the Proposition above getting help couldnt be easier with an underground member guiding you through what you do though with logmein or taking over the operation entirely
I believe this may cause some people to worry about some security issue’s im sure in a community like this that should not be a problem ( also in logmein you can block the remote user taking control and let them observe and guide you through).
THIS HAS BEEN TESTED!
I use this system of logmein and a voice chat (skype) and i find it makes the process infinitely easier and a lot quicker than the regular text base help.
But Armsdealer? theres tutorials on the internet!
True but each computer is different and some steps may need a work around and with someone there doing it specifically for your needs will make your life easier and probably theres because they dont need to reply to a million comments but instead promote this site 🙂
Skype is one of the first programs on the Internet that takes advantage of VOIP technology. What is VOIP? In short, it is the transmission of voice from PC to PC (or even PC to phone and vice versa) using the Internet.
Did you know that the creators of Skype were also the same guys who had started the P2P network from Kazaa? In fact, the Kazaa network gave them the knowledge they needed to build upon it and use Skype as the next platform using the same P2P concept.
Skype is zero configuration. All you need to do is create a Skype account, add your friends, and just hit the call button! In fact, you can get into conference call with your Skype buddies up to 8 (or is it 16) or so members and have a conversation. The voice clarity is surprisingly clear, and its better than any teamspeak or ventrillo chat.
Once you Skype, there is no turning back. One of the great uses of Skype is to not only call friends, but also getting in touch with those who live far away. For example, I can call my friend in Skype who lives in Australia, and don’t have to worry about paying long distance fees! PC to PC communication is free, and now you can get it for various smart phones to have the Skype program installed.
If you want to talk underground, you can even reach me. My Skype username is versatileninja. Sometimes it is just easier to talk about the concept rather than type everything out by hand.
Before you get Skype, I highly recommend you use a headset! Sure, you can get one of those Skype USB phones, or a desktop mic, but it is not as convenient as a regular headset or even a bluetooth headset! Last night there were three of us online (Hail2King, Voltaire, and myself), and unfortunately Hail had lent his headset to his brother. Voltaire and I were on Skype, and we tried to go around using Gizmo to add Hail into the conference call so we could hear him speak, but in short it was not worth the effort, nor did it work as planned.
It is funny that as simple as having a headset avaialble would enable all three of us to talk at the same time without having to go through hoops, but sometimes if you have lemons, life doesn’t want to give you lemonades.
Do you have Skype? Maybe another different VOIP application? Let us know what you think about it!