Go Beyond

Written by Teran McKinney
/ About Me / Half-time Remote DevOps/Systems Engineer for $40,000 /


So here's my latest project: http://onetimechat.org/

It just lets you give someone a chat link to talk over one time. It might be useful for friend-of-a-friend tech help, or supplementing a phone conversation. The person you talk to shouldn't be able to reach you or track you by any means other than those which you disclose.

I started with a (absolutely terrible) Omegle clone in PHP with message passing storage in MySQL. Rewrote it in WebLua with message handling in memory through a circular buffer.

Might opensource it one of these days, though I'm not sure how many people want to start working in WebLua just to get it going. The Lua code is alright, but my hacked-together CSS/Javascript is hideous.

Hope someone will find it useful :-).

Update: I've taken down the site. You can find the ugly, old code on Github: https://github.com/teran-mckinney/onetimechat

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