Saturday, October 11

Gadu-Gadu! Umgawa!

It's sad that Instant Messaging [IM] client applications like Trillian and Gaim (see below) have to play cat-and-mouse with the IM providers (MSN, Yahoo!, IRC, ICQ and AOL). The providers want you to use their client software (presumably so they can push advertising content), but this means that the user usually has to run a separate application for each provider. Well, the latest patch for (the free) Trillian Basic (to handle the latest Yahoo! and MSN protocols) is now available on the Trillian downloads site. Trillian allows you to run one client (instead of five) to do instant messaging. Trillian Basic doesn't have all the bells and whistles that the individual clients have, but it sure is nice not having to run 5 applications to do instant messaging. I'm not sure how many whistles or bells you get if you upgrade to Trillian Pro.

Trivia: is Cerulean Studios' web site .. and cc is the top level domain for (drum roll) the Cocos Islands - Keelings.

Speaking of IM clients, What Is Gaim?: "Gaim is a multi-protocol instant messaging client for Linux, BSD, MacOS X, and Windows. It is compatible with AIM (Oscar and TOC protocols), ICQ, MSN Messenger, Yahoo, IRC, Jabber, Gadu-Gadu, and Zephyr networks."

I traded some IMs with Tony (an ex-boss) on Thursday; he's still doing Linux at Linux Networx. Rock on, Tony.

Meanwhile, Wayne (ex-roommate in Chicago) IM'd me to say that he's off to Seoul, via Seattle. This after being home only 5 days from a jaunt to Italy, France and the UK. Travel is glamorous, Wayne.

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