I love simplicity. There’s something about this screenshot which shows IRC integrated into a development environment that just appeals to me so much.
I use MSN Messenger quite a lot, but I can’t stand it’s blinking windows. They’re distracting as all hell and other than install a client such as Trillian or dedicate a separate PC for instant messaging I’ve not found a good way to mitigate them. IRC is so beautiful in that it sits there when you have spare cycles.
Visual Studio IRC add-in anyone?