egon, also known as Ian Wall (firstname.lastname@example.org), is writing a graphical FIBS client for Windows. The program is rather clever and keeps track of all users on FIBS, their ratings, match results, etc. Like rat, you can ask egon_beermat for ratings information by typing, for example:
tell egon_beermat OpponentName 5
You'll be told how many points you stand to gain or lose in a 5pt.
"Now it makes sense. What about his graphical FIBS client?"
See for yourself. You can download an alpha copy while you're there, too. It's more like MacFIBS than FIBS/W. Send him a nice email and he might get round to finishing it one day :-)
"OK, I will. While I'm here, what the hell does TwoPintsOfLagerAndAPacketOfCrisps mean, anyway?"
It was a song by the UK comedy punk group The Splodgenessabounds in the late 70s.
"Oh, I see. What happened to them, then?"
You know egon_beermat and Ivan are writing similar bot-type things? Well, the Splodges played a gig with Ivan's band in the late 80s and, oddly enough, have never been heard of since. Small world, innit?
"Yes, I suppose so. Can I go somewhere else now please?"