From: Michael G Schwern Date: 17:15 on 03 Jun 2004 Subject: iChat cutsie formatting. Dear iChat,  Hope you are well. I like your cute interface to AIM. It makes me forget that I'm sucking up to the devil's teat by using it. However, I have a question... Where's the fucking TURN SMILIES OFF button!? As astounding as this may seem, there are situations where one might not want :) translated into a cute little icon, like code. Also, I might suggest an option to STOP STRIPPING NEWLINES!! As much as I enjoy arbitrary formatting, just occassionally one wants the message they sent to remain unmodified, such as pasting a small diff. Finally, and this is not quite as hateful as the rest, a feature request. iChat gives the illusion of a private conversation between two individuals especially when they're sitting in the same office. However, its really an unsecured conversation spewed out across the Internet. Throw in wireless and you have people blithely transmitting their deepest secrets in the clear. What would be fantastic is some simple client-based encryption. iChat could advertise its willingness to encrypt in its client version string. Key negociation occurs between two crypt-enabled iChat clients as normal chat text supressed from the user's view. Then encrypted data is encoded base64 and sent as perfectly normal text which the client decrypts. All over the existing AIM protocol. Knowing far too many businesses that use AIM for internal communications it would be killer.  I know this is not the Apple iLife Team but I figure I'm yelling loud enough that they'll hear me no matter where I post this.
From: Paul Mison Date: 17:52 on 03 Jun 2004 Subject: Re: iChat cutsie formatting. On 03/06/2004 at 12:15 -0400, Michael G Schwern wrote: >Where's the fucking TURN SMILIES OFF button!? http://cloud13.com/tech/software/ You're right, though; it should be an option, not a hack.
From: Chris Nandor Date: 22:27 on 08 Jun 2004 Subject: Re: iChat cutsie formatting. At 17:52 +0100 2004.06.03, Paul Mison wrote: >On 03/06/2004 at 12:15 -0400, Michael G Schwern wrote: >>Where's the fucking TURN SMILIES OFF button!? > >http://cloud13.com/tech/software/ > >You're right, though; it should be an option, not a hack. Better (IMO :-): $ sudo rm /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/InstantMessage.framework/Versions/A/ Resources/English.lproj/SmileyTable.plist All gone!
From: Michael G Schwern Date: 17:22 on 14 Jun 2004 Subject: Re: iChat cutsie formatting. On Tue, Jun 08, 2004 at 02:27:24PM -0700, Chris Nandor wrote: > $ sudo rm > /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/InstantMessage.framework/Versions/A/ > Resources/English.lproj/SmileyTable.plist > > All gone! I KISS YOU!
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