Just FYI, I am currently bouncing around IRC on irc.freenode.net as LonerVamp. I may not be hanging out much of anywhere lately until I figure out how to manage my presence there, but I am around and looking for some home channels to hang out in. I am also looking to run an IRC bouncer/proxy on my server which can keep my presence online and I can then just attach using whatever system I happen to be on at the time. I’m not sure how happy that will be, but I’ll be trying it. It has certainly been a long time since I was an IRC addict (about 6 years since I was a perpetual presence), but it is comforting to be back.
I tried JBouncer which is a java-based IRC bouncer, but I don’t like the user info it appends to my user when someone does a whois on me. I found the place in the code that sets those variables, but I have been unable to re-compile the java (I’ve never coded nor compiled java before). I hope to try out Night-Light before the weekend.